Types of Awards

General information

Doctoral Award

Three-to-Five-Year Package

You may apply for this award if you are within the first year of your Ph.D. program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins. You must be enrolled in or applying to a participating institution in a participating state listed on this website. (See Participating States and Institutions.) 

The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

General information

Dissertation Award

One-Year Package

You may apply for this award if you have completed all course work and comprehensive/ preliminary exams and have defended (or will defend) the dissertation prospectus successfully before the academic year begins. You must be enrolled in a participating institution in a participating state listed on this Web site. (See Participating States and Institutions.)

The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support. It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

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Institutionally funded Doctoral and Dissertation Awards

Institutions in and outside of the SREB region may choose to support scholars in the Doctoral Scholars Program. Institutional Awards selections are determined at the university level—not by SREB. If you are interested in being an institutionally funded doctoral or dissertation scholar and your institution is listed below, email chanell.turner@sreb.org or tammy.wright@sreb.org with your name, field of study, institution and admission status. We will forward your information to the appropriate graduate school/department contact.