Donald D. Harrington Endowment Fellowships

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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 longstanding programs at other institutions around the world. These talented students would, in turn, share their knowledge and success with future generations, perpetuating the legacy and memory of Don Harrington for all time. The University of Texas at Austin is privileged to be the home of this preeminent graduate research program. The Harrington Fellows Program is designed to attract outstanding master's and doctoral candidates from around the world. Fellowships are awarded annually to the most highly qualified applicants or nominees in the following categories:

Harrington Doctoral Fellows

Each year the new Harrington Doctoral Fellows will be chosen from among the successful external applicants to programs leading to doctoral degree--Ph.D., Ed.D., or DMA--at The University of Texas at Austin. To be eligible, a student must not be a current or former graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin (undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin are eligible). Students who already have Master's degrees from other universities are eligible. A Harrington Doctoral Fellow can earn a master's degree in the process of completing the doctoral work. The Harrington Doctoral Fellowship can be a one-year or three-year award. In the case of a three-year award, funding after the first year is contingent on the Fellow making satisfactory academic progress.

Harrington Master's Fellows

Each year the new Harrington Master's Fellows will be chosen from among the successful external applicants to programs leading to professional or terminal master's degrees--for example, the MFA, MSSW, or MSLIS--at The University of Texas at Austin. To be eligible, a student must not be a current or former graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin (undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin are eligible). The Harrington Master's Fellowship may be a one-year or two-year award. In the case of a two-year award, funding after the first year is contingent on the Fellow making satisfactory academic progress.

Stipend

$36,000 for 12 months; plus tuition and required fees; an allowance for student medical insurance; $2,000 for miscellaneous expenses. Graduate advisers have the vital role of identifying and nominating eligible applicants. You should contact the graduate adviser of your program in order for you to be considered for a Harrington Fellowship.

Nomination Process

Graduate programs are limited to one nomination for these prestigious awards. Nominations for Harrington Doctoral or Master's Fellowships should be 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 adviser or graduate coordinator will be asked to upload a letter of nomination or answer a few short questions. The nomination process is described in a tutorial for the new online awards system.

Harrington Dissertation Fellows

The Graduate School also awards a small number of Harrington Dissertation Fellowships as part of the Graduate School Continuing Fellowship competition. 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 will be selected for these fellowships from among those nominated for Graduate School Continuing Fellowships.

Stipend

$36,000 for 12 months; tuition and required fees; an allowance for student medical insurance, $2,000 for miscellaneous expenses.

Note: A number of William C. Powers Graduate Fellowships will be awarded from this same competition.

IMPORTANT

Application Deadlines
Online applications for Harrington Doctoral and Master's Fellowship nominations will be open January 10, 2014 to January 24, 2014.


The Harrington Dissertation awards are part of the Graduate School Continuing Fellowships. The online application will be be open January 10, 2014 to January 24, 2014.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Elizabeth Korves
Assistant Fellowship Manager
512-232-3603
korvesem@austin.utexas.edu

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Check out the Harrington Fellows Web site for information on the history and activities of the program

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