Am I Eligible to Apply?


Please check only the box(es) that are applicable and true for you. Then click the “check eligibility” box below to see if you are eligible to apply for one of our fellowship awards.

I am applying to one or more of the participating institutions in one or more of the participating states AND meet eligibility criteria listed in one or more of the 3 bullets below:

You can now begin the application process. You will be able to re-enter the application site until the March 31 deadline, or until you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make changes. After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the system. Please read the directions carefully.
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Please Note:

  • Kentucky and Maryland only make Dissertation Awards (one year award). The Dissertation Award is for scholars who’ve completed coursework, passed comprehensive exams, and had the dissertation prospectus approved. These states don’t make Doctoral Awards.
  • Louisiana participates in the SREB program, but awards are determined at the university level. Therefore applicants interested in inquiring about eligibility in Louisiana should contact the graduate dean of the university. Louisiana scholars aren’t eligible through this application portal.
  • If your institution is not in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia, then you don’t apply here. You can check to see if your institution is already a partner by going to If it is listed, contact the graduate dean at your university to find out how to be a part of the SREB program. If your institution isn’t listed, email Tiffany Harrison to find out how you can encourage your institution to partner.