A one-year award waiving tuition (with the Dept. supporting an additional 1-2 years depending on satisfactory progress), providing a stipend and permitting enrollment in a University health insurance plan. At present there are two separate competitions, one for incoming students and the other for Ph.D. candidates who have passed their prelim exams and qualify as dissertators.
Nominated University Fellowships: (Students DO NOT apply directly; departments nominate).
The Graduate School provides a number of fellowship awards. Students submit applications to the Department Administrator, who passes them on to the Committee. The Committee evaluates the applications and then sends a ranked list of candidates to the appropriate fellowships committees in either the College of Letters and Science or the Graduate School. The Graduate School makes the final decisions on University awards.