Summer Funding Competition

The Summer Funding Competition provides up to 70 dissertation fellowships to early and late stage doctoral students. The summer dissertation fellowship provides $4,500 each to a select group of outstanding doctoral students to facilitate progress towards completion of their dissertation. Funding can be used to offset cost of living expenses and/or to cover research-related expenses.

Applicants for the funding must be doctoral students in good standing, committed to making significant progress during the following summer, and provide confirmation the award will serve as the primary source of summer funding.


To apply for this award, students must complete the the 2024 Pre-Dissertation Summer Dissertation Fellowship or the 2024 Summer Dissertation Fellowship application. . Applicants are required to provide a brief narrative, current CV and a letter of support from their dissertation advisor. More details on application materials and selection of recipients can be viewed on the application. Recipients are required to submit a final report to the Dean of the Graduate School and dissertation advisor by the date indicated on their award notice.