GRADUATE  PROGRAMS

Fellowship Opportunities

In addition to the following opportunities, here are a few helpful fellowship and financial aid guides for doctoral students:

Financial Aid for Doctoral Students: https://www.phds.me/financial-aid/ 

The Doctoral Student's Guide to Fellowships: https://www.phds.me/resources/guide-to-fellowships/ 

Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate School is committed to helping graduate students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals during their time at the University of Connecticut. In support of this goal, The Graduate School invites applicants for the Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, which is intended to support the successful completion of the dissertation. Please review the eligibility criteria for this fellowship carefully before applying. This is a one-time $2,000 fellowship. If awarded, the funds will be awarded for the Summer term and paid through the Office of the Bursar.

Deadline: A limited submission cycle will be held from July 1-August 31, 2021 as this award transitions from a bi-annual award to a summer fellowship.

Eligibility: This application period is only open to doctoral students who will graduate by May 2022. 

  1. The applicant must be a doctoral student in a program that requires a dissertation.
  2. The applicant must be an active student when they apply and are awarded. Students who complete their degree during the prior semester cannot be awarded.
    1. For the limited submission cycle in July/August 2021, the applicant must be an active student in Fall 2021 who plans to graduate by Spring 2022.
  3. The applicant must have documented successful completion of the General Examination by submitting the Report on the General Exam to the Office of the Registrar’s Degree Audit team no later than August 31, 2021.
  4. The applicant must have documented successful completion and submission of the dissertation proposal by submitting the Dissertation Proposal form.pdf to the Office of the Registrar’s Degree Audit team no later than August 31, 2021.
    1. For the limited submission cycle in July/August 2021, the Dissertation Proposal form may be submitted to Degree Audit without IRB/IACUC approval. The milestone will be posted as “in progress” and that will satisfy eligibility for this application. IRB/IACUC approval must be submitted to Degree Audit when received so that the milestone may be updated to “complete” on the student record.
  5. The applicant is not eligible if they have previously received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
  6. Students at UConn Health (with the exception of Public Health doctoral students) and UConn Law are not eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Website: https://grad.uconn.edu/financing/fellowships/dissertation/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) – Speech Science Research Grant

Supports studies by new investigators pursuing research in speech science.

Award: One grant of $10,000

Eligibility: Researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate earned within past five years)

Deadline: Next competition will be offered in 2022

Website: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/speech-science-research-grant/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) – Researcher–Practitioner Collaboration Grant

Supports collaborative studies that will increase knowledge to improve services for individuals with communication disorders.

Award: Up to four grants of $35,000 each

Eligibility: Partnerships of researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in CSD or related discipline) and practitioners (with a degree in audiology, speech-language pathology or related field)

Deadline: Next competition will be offered in 2022

Website: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/researcher-practitioner-collaboration-grant/

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Jan S. Bashinski Grant

The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The Jan Grant award is $1,700. In addition, up to $1,300 is available for travel expenses to attend a future American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting where the awardee has an approved platform presentation of the completed research. The funding must be used to complete the research project.

Deadline: July 31

Citizenship: Unspecified

Website: http://fsf.aafs.org/grants-scholarships-awards/jan-s-bashinski-grant/

Innovation Zone Makerspace Fellow: 2021-2022

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest; resume/CV; and names and contact information for three professional references to: Cody D. Ryan, LCIZ Makerspace Supervisor, Office of First Year Programs and Learning Communities at Cody.D.Ryan@uconn.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Website: https://lciz.uconn.edu/innovation-zone-makerspace-fellowship/

Airport Cooperative Research Program 2021-2022 Graduate Research Award Program

Airport Cooperative Research Program 2021-2022 Graduate Research Award Program
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Eligibility: These awards will be offered only to persons who, on the date of the application, are U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or current student visa holders and officially enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of higher learning. Proof of both may be required. Eligibility status must be maintained throughout the academic year.

Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Deadline: January 6, 2021
Citizenship: Unrestricted
Website: http://www.corofellowship.org/

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 15, 2021
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs.
Website: https://chci.org/programs/graduate-fellowship-program/

Chateaubriand Fellowship (research in France)

Deadline: January 6, 2021
Citizenship: Unrestricted
Website: https://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/

DOE Entrepreneurship Program Seek World-Class Energy & Manufacturing Technology Innovators for 2 year Fellowship

Deadline:  Three opportunities (two due on 10/31/2020; one due on 10/30/2020)
Citizenship: not specified
Website:   https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/apply-now-doe-entrepreneurship-programs-seek-world-class-energy-and-manufacturing

Selected Professions Fellowships

Deadline:  December 1
Citizenship: Must be US Citizens or permanent residents
Website:  https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/selected-professions-fellowships/

International Fellowships

Deadline:  November 15
Citizenship:  Not US Citizens or permanent residents
Website:  https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Deadline:  December 10, 2020 (5:00 pm EST)
Citizenship:  all US Nationals, and US permanent residents
Website:  https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

IBUILD: Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship
IBM PhD Fellowship Award Program
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
GEM Fellowships