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Graduate Fellowships

All fellowships are one year, non-renewable awards. The application process is a joint one between the student and his/her Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the department to which the student is applying. Click here to download a timeline for the application process. All applications must be submitted electronically to gradfellowships@utk.edu by the DGS by March 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Please contact Associate Dean Dr. Joy T. DeSensi at desensi@utk.edu or 865-974-2475.


Graduate School Fellowships

Who’s Eligible
    • First time enrollees in a UTK graduate (masters or doctoral) degree program in Fall 2014.
    • Must be admitted to UTK by March 26, 2014.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

What We’re Looking For

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Award

$5,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015


Lori Mayer Re-Entry Women’s Graduate Fellowship

Who’s Eligible
    • First time enrollees in a UTK graduate (masters or doctoral) degree program in Fall 2014.
    • Women with a baccalaureate degree who are U.S. citizens, 27 years of age or over, who have been out of a formal     educational program for at least 5 years.
    • Must be admitted to UTK by March 26, 2014.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

What We’re Looking For

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate significant potential to contribute to the Graduate School’s educational mission.

Award

$7,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015


Diversity Fellowships

Who’s Eligible
    • First time enrollees in a UTK graduate (masters or doctoral) degree program in Fall 2014.
    • Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international applicants.
    • Must be admitted to UTK by March 26, 2014.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

What We’re Looking For

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate significant potential to contribute to the Graduate School’s educational mission and its diversity-related goals (see page 2 of application for more information).

Award

$15,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015; registration fees remitted by fellowship, including in-state maintenance fees and out-of-state tuition; graduate student health insurance provided.



Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships are designed to support UTK students in the dissertation stage of their doctoral degrees.

Yates Dissertation Fellowships

Who’s Eligible
    • UTK doctoral students in good standing who have completed admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and     reached dissertation stage or admitted to candidacy by Fall 2014.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Award

$15,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015


Department Nominated Fellowships

For each of these fellowships, applicants must be nominated by their department, and each department is allowed to nominate only one student per fellowship.

J. Wallace & Katie Dean Fellowships

Who’s Eligible
    • First time enrollees in a UTK graduate (masters or doctoral) degree program in Fall 2014.
    • Must be admitted to UTK by March 26, 2014.
    • Must be recipient of an assistantship of at least 25% FTE.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

What We’re Looking For

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and have excelled in undergraduate work and show promise for outstanding graduate work.

Award

$15,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015


Herman E. Spivey Humanities Graduate Fellowships

Who’s Eligible
    • First time enrollees in a UTK graduate (masters or doctoral) degree program in Fall 2014.
    • Must be applicants to departments of Art, English, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music,     Philosophy, or Theatre.
    • Must be admitted to UTK by March 26, 2014.
    • Must be recipient of an assistantship of at least 25% FTE.
    • Recipients must enroll in full-time study (minimum of 9 hours) for both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

What We’re Looking For

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and have excelled in undergraduate work and show professional potential.

Award

$15,000 stipend divided into monthly payments from August 2014 – May 2015

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