Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowships

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Named Continuing Fellowship awards are intended to support students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). For a graduate student to be considered for one of these fellowships, their graduate adviser must submit a nomination to the Graduate School. Faculty review committees evaluate the applications based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. (Tutorial for faculty reviewers using the online evaluation tools.)

There are several types of continuing fellowships with different stipend levels awarded from this one competition (see table below). Students nominated for the Named Continuing Fellowship are considered for each of these awards. All the major continuing fellowship awards include a stipend of $20,000 or more for nine months and a tuition assistance benefit for payment of required tuition and fees. Note: Since most of the funds that supported Graduate School Continuing Fellowships are now part of the decentralized award decision process, fewer of these awards will be made for the coming year.

To be supported on a Continuing Fellowship the student must register for a minimum of nine credit hours each long semester (fall and spring), must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and make satisfactory progress towards the degree.

Nomination Process

All nominations for Named Continuing Fellowships are submitted by the graduate adviser using the online Graduate School Awards System that can be accessed from EASI. Note: If you cannot find the link in EASI, you can trying linking directly to the “GCD Grad School Fellowships” page in EASI. If you are not allowed access there, you are not authorized. Contact Shannon Neuse in GIAC for graduate coordinator authorization, or Gwen Barton in the Graduate School for graduate adviser or GSC chair authorization.

The graduate coordinator can initiate the nomination process with the student's UT EID. The students are then notified to supply their information, upload their CV and personal statement, and supply the names and email addresses of three persons they want notified to submit letters of reference on their behalf. The graduate adviser or graduate coordinator may be asked to upload a letter of nomination and answer a few short questions. The nomination process is described in a tutorial for the new online awards system. Note: Nominations can be submitted by the graduate adviser before all the reference letters are in.

Student Portion of Application

Students who have been nominated are notified and then may access the awards application to upload their CV and personal statement, and to supply the names and email address of those persons they want notified to submit letters of reference on their behalf. A tutorial has been prepared for students who will be accessing the online awards system.

Award Stipend Health Insurance Assistance Tuition Assistance Online nominations open Deadline
Graduate School Continuing Fellowship Variable+ Optional Optional College specific College specific
Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowship $26,000 for
12 months
yes full tuition and fees OCT 20, 2014 JAN 23, 2015
David Bruton, Jr. Graduate School Fellowship $1,000 no no not applicable not applicable

+Check with the Dean's office in your unit for details and availability of these fellowships.

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship

Note: Award decisions for these fellowships have been decentralized. These awards are made to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. It is important that you check with the Dean's office of your unit for nomination procedures, stipend levels, guidelines and deadlines regarding these fellowships.

Eligibility

Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Financial need will be considered. Most disciplines.

Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowship

These awards are made to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. All award decisions for Graduate School Named endowed and gift-funded continuing fellowships will be from this one competition.

David Bruton, Jr. Graduate School Fellowship

The Bruton Student Endowment Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in September 1991.


Named Graduate School Fellowships

Homer Lindsay Bruce Endowed Graduate Fellowships

The Bruce Endowed Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in March 2000. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Sidney Chandler Endowed Scholarships

The Sidney Chandler Endowed Scholarships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in October 1996. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Graduate Student Support Endowment

The William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Graduate Student Support Endowment Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in August 1997. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Cullen Trust Student Endowment Fellowships

The Cullen Trust Student Endowment Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin on August 13, 1992. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Recipients may be of any academic major. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Delco Graduate Fellowship Fund

The Wilhelmina and Exalton Delco Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in May 1995. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Recipients may be of any academic major. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Marye Anne Fox Fellowships

The Marye Anne Fox Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in November 1999. Marye Anne Fox was a long time professor of chemistry at UT-Austin. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Wendall C. Gordon Endowed Graduate Fellowships

The Wendall C. Gordon Endowed Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in May 1997. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Harrington Dissertation Fellows

The Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellows Program was established by Sybil Harrington as a tribute to her late husband. She envisioned a program that would support gifted and ambitious young scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, at a level that would equal or exceed the levels of prestigious long-standing programs at other institutions around the world. The Graduate School awards a small number of Harrington Dissertation Fellowships as part of the Graduate School Continuing Fellowship competition. Students selected for a Harrington Dissertation Fellowship will be chosen from those nominated for continuing fellowships.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a dissertation award, a student must be currently enrolled and must be a candidate for a doctoral degree -- Ph.D., Ed.D., or DMA -- at The University of Texas at Austin. Students who satisfy these conditions, and who are nominated by their programs for Continuing University Fellowships, will be considered for these awards.

Bess Heflin Fellowship

Miss Bess Heflin, long time professor of Home Economics at UT Austin, provided to the university funds to support a graduate fellowship in the biological or social sciences. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awardees will be selected in one of the following programs: Plant Biology or Botany, Nutrition, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Economics, Zoology, History, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, or Geography.

Hemphill-Gillmore Fellowship

The Hemphill-Gilmore Student Endowment Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in August 1993. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

W. H. Hildebrand Scholarship Fund

The W. H. Hildebrand Scholarship Fund was established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in June 2006. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Hogg Foundation Fellowships

The Hogg Foundation Fellowships support currently enrolled students at UT-Austin. Fellowships are preferentially awarded to students in one of the following programs: Government, Community and Regional Planning, and Public Affairs. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Houston Endowment President's Excellence Scholarships

The Houston Endowment President's Excellence Scholarships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in June 1993. Each year the Dean of Graduate Studies will specify the field or fields in which awards will be made. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

A. D. Hutchison Student Endowment Fellowships

The A. D. Hutchison Student Endowment Fund was established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin on August 13, 1992. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Recipients may be of any academic major. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

William S. Livingston Graduate Fellowship

The Livingston Fellowship program was established in January 1995, in honor of William S. Livingston, Professor of Government and longtime Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Livingston Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students in residence at the university. There is no restriction on the fields of study. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Miller Graduate Fellowships

The David and Mary Miller Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in August 2005. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Moody Graduate Fellowships

The Moody Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in April 1994. It was made possible by a gift from the Moody Foundation of Galveston. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

Ralph Nelson Graduate Fellowships

The Ralph Nelson Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in March 1983. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.

William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship

The William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship was established in 2009 by Dr. Steven Ungerleider (renowned sports psychologist and 1970 UT-Austin graduate) through the Foundation for Global Sports Development, an outreach and mentorship educational fund where Ungerleider is a trustee. Ungerleider chose to establish this fellowship program for graduate students to help support President Powers' goal of UT-Austin becoming the top public research institution in the nation. The program is intended to provide recognition and financial support to outstanding graduate students at the university. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship or Harrington Recruitment Fellowships will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Powers Fellowships can be awarded to graduate students either in residence at the university or incoming students. There is no restriction on the fields of study. Continuing awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Powers Fellowship awards are selected from the same competition used to identify Harrington Fellows. Any discipline.

W. Gordon Whaley Fellowship

The UT System Board of Regents established this fellowship in early 1990. It was made possible through an endowment from Mrs. Gordon Whaley in memory of her husband, W. Gordon Whaley, Dean of the Graduate School from 1957 to 1972. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. The recipient may come from any area of doctoral study offered by the university.

Wilson Regents Graduate Fellowship in Academic Administration

The Wilson Regents Graduate Fellowships were established by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin in October 1992. The recipient would preferentially be outstanding students concentration on higher education administration. Students nominated for the Continuing Fellowship will be considered for this award.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled at UT-Austin. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Most disciplines.


Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Korves, Assistant Fellowship Manager, 512-232-3603, korvesem@austin.utexas.edu

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