Participating States & Institutions


Participating States & Institutions

Most SREB member states participate in the Doctoral Scholars Program. Scholars are funded in part by these states. Only universities committed to the program’s goals sponsor doctoral scholars. 

In addition, individual universities may fund scholars to participate in the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program.

General information

Participating states
and eligible institutions in them

Most of the 16 SREB member states participate in the Doctoral Scholars Program. Only the participating SREB states and eligible institutions are listed below. If your state or institution is not listed below please go to the Institutional Partner page.


Auburn University

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of South Alabama

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University         

Tuskegee University

University of Alabama in Huntsville


Arkansas State University

University of Central Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas for Medical Services


Applicants applying in Georgia must submit verification from the university of in-state residency status. This is not the same as in-state tuition status granted to some out-of-state residents.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Medical College of Georgia

University of Georgia


Kentucky funds scholars at the dissertation level.

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville


To participate in the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, Ph.D.-granting state universities in Louisiana must apply annually to the Louisiana Board of Regents. An interested scholar must contact the graduate dean to determine if the university is participating in the Doctoral Scholars Program and if he/she is eligible to apply at the university to receive the award.


Maryland will fund one dissertation award for 2024-25

Morgan State University
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

South Carolina

Applicants applying in South Carolina must submit verification from the university of an in-state residency status. This is not the same as in-state tuition status granted to some out-of-state residents.

Clemson University

Medical University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina


Applicants applying in Virginia must submit verification from the university of in-state residency status. This is not the same as in-state tuition status granted to some out-of-state residents.

George Mason University

James Madison University

Old Dominion University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

West Virginia

West Virginia University

SREB States That Do Not Currently Participate




North Carolina




General information

Individual Universities
Institutions that fund SREB scholars

Universities in and outside the SREB region may choose to support scholars in the Doctoral Scholars Program. Institutional award selections are determined at the university level — not by SREB. If your institution partners with the Doctoral Scholars Program and you are interested in being a funded doctoral or dissertation scholar, additional information will be available in early March.

If your institution is not listed here, visit our Become An Institutional Partner page to learn how individual universities may participate. 

Currently Participating Systems and Institutions

Ball State University
Graduate School
West Quad, Room 203
Muncie, IN, 47306

East Tennessee State University
807 University Pkwy.
Johnson City, TN 37614-6500

Indiana University Bloomington 
University Graduate School 
Kirkwood Hall 114
130 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Graduate Office
University Library, Room 1170
755 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Kansas State University
Graduate School
113-119 Eisenhower Hall
1013 Mid-Campus Dr.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Louisiana State University
Graduate School
114 West David Boyd
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Louisiana Tech University
Graduate School
Wyly Tower Room 1642
1310 W. Railroad Avenue #7923
Ruston, LA 71272

Mississippi State University
198 Lee Blvd., STE 220
Mississippi State, MS 39762

North Carolina State University
Graduate School 
1020 Main Campus Drive
Room 2300A
Raleigh, NC 27695

Old Dominion University
The Graduate School
Norfolk, VA 23529

Oregon State University
Office of Institutional Diversity 
510 Kerr Administration Building
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

Purdue University
155 S. Grant Street
Young Hall Room 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114

Rutgers University – Newark
Graduate School
185 University Avenue
John Cotton Dana Library, Suite 306
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Mail Code 4305
Southern Illinois University
Anthony Hall, 1265 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL  62901

Southern University and A&M College
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
TH Harris Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Texas A&M University
400 Bizzell St.
College Station, TX 77843

Texas Tech University
2500 Broadway
Lubbock, Texas 79409

Tulane University 
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
200 Gibson Hall 
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

University of Kentucky
Graduate School 
106 Gillis Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0033 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Graduate School
Martin Hall, Suite 332
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

University of Louisville
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
2211 South Brook Street
Houchens Building, room 105
Louisville, KY 40292

University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

University of Maryland
The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

University of Mississippi
Office of the Provost
University Avenue
University, MS 38677

University of Missouri
402B Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1160

University of Tulsa
Graduate School
800 South Tucker Drive,
Tulsa, OK 74104

University of Virginia
Graduate School
PO Box 400882
1605 Jefferson Park Ave. – New Cabell Hall 574
Charlottesville, VA 22904 – 0882

Virginia Commonwealth University
408 West Franklin Street | Blair House
Richmond, VA 23284-3051