The Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship supports Ph.D. students from across the university as they complete their dissertations, allowing them to minimize other obligations. Award recipients will receive a stipend of $1,500 a month for up to 12 months, with funding beginning between January and March, 2023.
Applications must be received by October 14, 2022, to be considered.
Applicants, with an approved prospectus, 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 12 months of defending their dissertation, from the time the fellowship begins.
- Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of application.
- The Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship is awarded in the form of a Graduate Assistantship. Once awarded, fellows must comply with the requirements of the Georgia State University Graduate Assistantship Policy.
- Fellows who are international students must be eligible to work as Georgia State 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 12 months), plus a tuition waiver. Fellows will still be responsible for paying student fees and health insurance.
Georgia State University doctoral students who receive the Provost's Dissertation Fellowship are eligible to receive a stipend of $1,500 for up to 12 months.
Funding will begin between January and March 2023, and students may request anywhere from 1 to 12 months of funding, depending on their timeline.
Applications must be received by October 14, to be considered.
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