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


Auburn University

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of South Alabama


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


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 2017-18

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 at Columbia


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.

College of William and Mary

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
(North Carolina State University is a participating institution.)




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 you are interested in being a funded doctoral or dissertation scholar and your institution is listed below, email with your name, field of study, institution and admission status. We will forward your information to the appropriate graduate school and department contact. 

If your institution is not listed here, contact to learn how individual universities may participate. 

Currently Participating Individual Institutions

Ball State University 
Office of Institutional Diversity
134 Whitinger Business Building
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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

Florida International University
University Graduate School 
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

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

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

Oregon State University
Kerr Administration Building B211K 
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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

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

University of Cincinnati 
Graduate School
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221

University of Florida
Graduate School
164 Grinter Hall
Union Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

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 Louisiana at Monroe
Graduate School
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209

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

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 New Orleans
Graduate School
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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

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