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Fellowships & Scholarships

There are many different opportunities for graduate students to obtain funding for graduate education. These can be classified into three areas:

USF Office of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Fellowships (all of the following OGS fellowships have a February 15th deadline)
Ann Winch Fellowship
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship
Graduate Student Success
Kreplick Graduate Fellowship
Presidential Doctoral Fellowship (department nominations only)
USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship

Additional Opportunities NOT Awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies (check the linked websites for deadlines that are typically in early January)
Kosove Graduate Fellowship
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

USF Scholarships and Fellowships Awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies:

Ann Winch Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant, but an academic department may also nominate a student.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 15th.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The Ann Winch Fellowship was established to encourage and enable mature students in their pursuit of a graduate degree, and to promote scholarship and leadership at the graduate level. The award is a $1,000 stipend that is non-renewable.
To Apply


Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics:Stipend:$15,000: ($5,000 to be provided each semester).Duration:One academic year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Tuition, Fees and Health Insurance: Tuition will be paid (9 hrs. Fall, 9, hrs. Spring, up to 6 hrs. Summer) as well as student fees and health insurance.
To Apply


Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 15th.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: Doctoral students receive $10,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). The award also carries a tuition waiver.
To Apply


Graduate Student Success*


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 15th.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: Master's students receive $8,000/year for up to two years. Doctoral students receive $12,000/year for up to three years. Each award also carries a tuition waiver.
To Apply


Kreplick Graduate Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 15th.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The award is a $1,000 stipend and is renewable.
To Apply


Presidential Doctoral Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Department nominations only. Students may not nominate themselves.
Selection Process: Nominations are evaluated and selected by the USF Graduate Council Fellowship Committee
Eligibility:

Award Specifics:
Provides a $25,000 fellowship plus tuition/fees for up to 5 years (contingent upon academic progress).
USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award. Up to $1,000 will be provided to support travel to research conferences where the fellow is presenting research. (Applications for Presidential Doctoral Fellowships are submitted by Departmental Graduate Program Directors.)


USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Eligibility:                -Integrated Neurosciences
               -Sustainability of populations and/or environment
               -Diabetes and autoimmune disorders
               -Drug Design and Delivery

Award Specifics: $18,000/year stipend plus full tuition (9 credits Fall, 9 credits Spring, 6 credits, Summer), fees and health insurance. Recipients will receive up to $600 each year of the fellowship to support attendance at a state, regional, national or international discipline-related academic conference in which the Fellow is presenting.

To Apply