SGS Fellowships & Grants

The School of Graduate Studies offers multiple competitive funding programs to support both incoming doctoral students as well as those completing their degrees. 

For incoming students, we provide a robust portfolio of fellowships to broaden participation in our graduate programs and promote the success of students who come from diverse backgrounds. To learn more about these opportunities for incoming students including the Dean’s Fellowships to Broaden Participation, SUPER-Grad, and Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships, click here. Continuing support may be available for students from diverse backgrounds through SGS membership in various consortia or supplements to faculty grants.  Click here for examples. 

University and Louis Bevier Fellowships

Program Purpose

The School of Graduate Studies’ University & Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship is designed to provide support during a doctoral candidate’s final year of dissertation research and writing. The award is intended to support completion and recognize excellence.

SGS anticipates awarding 15 University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year. All SGS doctoral students (School 16) are eligible to apply. These awards provide: 

  • A stipend of $25,000 
  • Health insurance (if needed) 
  • Tuition remission for up to 2 research credits per semester (no more than 4 total for the academic year)


SGS doctoral students (School 16) who plan to complete their degree requirements and receive their PhD in 2025. Fellows may not hold other full-time awards or appointments concurrently with University and Louis Bevier Fellowships.

Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate that they do not have promised funding for the 2024-2025 academic year or to students who can demonstrate that by foregoing a teaching assistantship, the fellowship will allow them to concentrate fully on completing their dissertations.

Your application consists of the following items:

  • Your completed application form;
  • Your CV;
  • Transcripts (unofficial) from all of your graduate institutions;
  • 2 letters of recommendation (One letter must be from your dissertation advisor/chair and the other should be from a member of your dissertation committee);
  • A 5-page (double-space, Arial, 11-point font) proposal describing your dissertation project;
  • A 1-page completion timeline;
  • A 2-page project bibliography

Eligible doctoral students should submit their application through our Submittable application portal, available here. The student deadline is January 22, 2024.

Please send your questions about the competition or application process, to