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.

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 monique.waddell@sreb.org 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 monique.waddell@sreb.org 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
765-285-5316

East Tennessee State University
807 University Pkwy.
Johnson City, TN 37614-6500
423-439-4219 

Florida International University
University Graduate School 
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-7441 

Indiana University Bloomington 
University Graduate School 
Kirkwood Hall 114
130 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
812-855-8853

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Graduate Office
University Library, Room 1170
755 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-1577

Louisiana State University
Graduate School
114 West David Boyd
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-2311

Louisiana Tech University
Graduate School
Wyly Tower Room 1642
1310 W. Railroad Avenue #7923
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-2924

Mississippi State University
198 Lee Blvd., STE 220
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-2033

North Carolina State University
Graduate School 
1020 Main Campus Drive
Room 2300A
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-515-2872

Oregon State University
Kerr Administration Building B211K 
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-5936

Purdue University
155 S. Grant Street
Young Hall Room 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
765-494-0245

Tulane University 
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
200 Gibson Hall 
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-247-1213

University of Cincinnati 
Graduate School
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
513-556-4335

University of Florida
Graduate School
164 Grinter Hall
Union Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-6622

University of Kentucky
Graduate School 
106 Gillis Building 
Lexington, KY 40506-0033 
859-257-4613

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Graduate School
Martin Hall, Suite 332
104 University Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503
337-482-6965

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Graduate School
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
318-342-1036

University of Louisville
School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
2211 South Brook Street
Houchens Building, room 105
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6495

University of Maryland
The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-0281

University of Mississippi
Office of the Provost
University Avenue
University, MS 38677
662-915-1713

University of Missouri
402B Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1160
573-884-7267

University of New Orleans
Graduate School
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
888-514-4275

University of Tulsa
Graduate School
800 South Tucker Drive,
Tulsa, OK 74104
918-631-2336

Virginia Commonwealth University
408 West Franklin Street | Blair House
Richmond, VA 23284-3051
804-828-2261