To promote inclusive excellence and grow a diverse graduate community, the School of Graduate Studies awards a sizable number of competitive Dean’s Fellowships to Broaden Participation to incoming graduate students. Awardees span all disciplines and departments, with roughly equivalent representation among STEM, social sciences, and humanities. These fellowships support the School of Graduate Studies’ objective to be a national leader in increasing the pool of future PhDs who will become tomorrow’s academic leaders and the innovators of tomorrow’s workforce.
Graduate Program Directors nominate candidates for the Dean’s Fellowships, documenting how the individual contributes to diversity in both the graduate program and the overall graduate community and outlining a mentorship plan. Awardees receive a standard offer of admission from the graduate program and a fellowship award notification from SGS with details of the funding package.
In addition to funding and prestige, Dean’s Fellows benefit from cohort professional development and social activities designed to support a diverse, multi-disciplinary community.