The Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship supports Ph.D. students from across the university as they complete their dissertations, allowing them to minimize other obligations. The HEERF Act has provided funding for GSU doctoral students whose progress has slowed due to COVID, to receive a stipend of $1,500 for up to 10 months. Funding will begin July 1, 2021 and be available through April 30, 2022. Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants may apply for funding to support focused efforts toward dissertation completion, which they will lay out in a plan detailing their monthly goals. It is expected that this plan will be written in collaboration with the applicant’s dissertation advisor and should be realistic and comprehensive. Every month, fellows will meet with the Dean of The Graduate School to discuss their progress and the students’ advisors will submit monthly status reports. Funding may be suspended at any time should a fellow fall behind on their monthly goals.
In order to be eligible for the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship, students must meet the following criteria: For this cycle, applicants must be within 10 months of graduating from the time the fellowship begins.
- For this cycle, applicants must be within 10 months of defending their dissertation, from the time the fellowship begins.
- The Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship is awarded in the form of a Graduate Assistantship. Once awarded, fellows must comply with the requirements of the GSU Graduate Assistantship Policy.
- Fellows who are international students must be eligible to work as GSU Graduate Assistants.
- Fellows will receive a tuition waiver, which requires the student to sign up for at least 12 credit hours during fall and spring semesters and 9 credit hours during the summer.
Applicants are evaluated based on the feasibility of their monthly plan, their recommendation form, and their scholarly accomplishments.
Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend (for a maximum of 10 months), plus a tuition waiver. Fellows will still be responsible for paying student fees and health insurance.
The HEERF Act has provided funding for GSU doctoral students whose progress has slowed due to COVID, to receive a stipend of $1,500 for up to 10 months.
Funding will begin July 1, 2021 and be available through April 30, 2022. Students may request anywhere from 1 to 10 months of funding, depending on their timeline.
Applications are NOW being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, while funding lasts.
1. Fellows will be expected to complete their monthly goals.
2. Once a month fellows will meet with the Dean of The Graduate School.
3. Once a month the fellows’ dissertation advisor will submit a progress report.
Please have all the materials and information ready to be entered and uploaded when you begin the application. It is not possible to save parts of the application and return later to complete it. It must all be completed in one sitting. Your application includes the following:
1. Basic Information about the applicant
2. Updated CV
3. Monthly Completion Plan (click link to download template)
4. Abstract of the Dissertation
5. Narrative describing progress toward degree completion
6. Description of how the fellowship would assist you