Awards and Fellowships

The University of Oregon Graduate School administers a range of fellowships and research awards annually, resulting in the support of 25 students for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. These awards, most of which are donor supported, range from $500 to $18,000 per year and, in some cases, include tuition support. To learn more about this year's list of recipients, please click here.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • All applicants'/nominees' transcripts will be reviewed as part of our evaluation process; unless indicated in the announcement, the Graduate School will provide copies of the transcript to the awards committees. 

  • In the case that the award cites financial need as a criterion,  the Graduate School will review applicants'  financial need with the Office of Financial Aid or International Affairs.

  • No applicant may receive the same award for two consecutive years

Awards with a June 24th deadline:

Kimble First Year Teaching Award

Two awards of $500 each are distributed annually: one to first-time lab or discussion section leaders and one to first-time sole instructors. The award honors BOTH excellent teaching and reflective practice. To win it, GTFs must attend the teaching development workshops or conversations within TEP or other departments/units, complete a midterm evaluation, and write a teaching philosophy statement. For more information, please visit the Teaching Effectiveness Program at: http://tep.uoregon.edu/services/kimble/kimble.html

 

Awards with a September 1st deadline:

Future Stewards Program

The Graduate School of the University of Oregon is pleased to announce the Future Stewards Program, designed in cooperation with the office of the Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations.  The program will provide an opportunity to work with the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon to help to make graduate education more accessible for their members.  It is our hope that tribal members who have earned graduate degrees at the University of Oregon will be able to return home to become stewards of their communities who will support their traditional culture, foster educational opportunities, and promote economic development.

The University of Oregon Graduate School will provide up to two years (six regular terms, worth approximately $17,500) of tuition support for students in masters, or doctoral programs.  Doctoral students may use their waivers to support terms without teaching during the two-year eligibility period.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Past awards:

Betty Foster McCue Scholarship

This $5,000 award will be given to up to four doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are related to issues of human development and performance. Related fields include but are not limited to: Counseling Psychology, Human Physiology, Special Education, Education, Sociology, Human Biology and Psychology. Past recipients' work has included: 1) The impact of domestic violence on career developmen;t 2) Stroke recovery and rehabilitation; 3) Social skill development in children; and 4) Community and globalization.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

David S Easly Memorial Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the David S Easly Memorial Award.The award is designed to support outstanding masters and doctoral students pursuing a degree related to environmental conservation and preservation, particularly students with an interest in the role of women in science.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Up to five $3,000 awards for outstanding masters or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during the upcoming Summer will be distributed. The activity would provide unique academic opportunities not normally available as part of the student's degree program. All students must be registered as full time students at the time of application and be returning as full time students in the Fall.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship

A $9,000 award (and tuition waiver for a non-GTF recipient) will be made to a graduate student with financial need who is pursuing studies that emphasize communication, particularly through writing.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Southeast Asian Studies Award

Up to two $2,500 awards designed to encourage graduate research about Southeast Asia will be distributed. Awards may be requested for educational expenses, including tuition supplements, travel, equipment purchase, books and supplies, and other educational needs. This award is established through an endowment from Norman Sundberg, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, and Donna Sundberg.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

University of Oregon Dissertation Research Fellowships

The Graduate School will award thirteen different fellowships.  These fellowships are designed to support outstanding doctoral students and promote excellence in research at the University of Oregon.  Doctoral students in all academic disciplines at the University are eligible to apply for these fellowships, but must be nominated by their school or college.  The dissertation research fellowships provide financial support for exceptional doctoral candidates to complete their dissertations. 

All doctoral students are encouraged to apply for the UO Doctoral Research Fellowship. Those who are not selected for the fellowship will become eligible for the Eric Englund or the appropriate school/college/department level fellowship.  Please note that students must be advanced to candidacy by the end of spring 2016 in order to receive an award.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

UO Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship will provide up to one masters level and two doctoral-level recipients with a stipend of $6,000 for the upcoming academic year and the opportunity to participate in a research advocacy workshop for graduate students and faculty.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award

The Graduate Teaching Excellence Award is jointly sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies and is designed to recognize outstanding teaching performances by experienced graduate teaching fellows (GTFs) who have demonstrated a commitment to developing their instructional skills, while at the same time excelling in their academic degree program.

One award of $1,000 will be made.  Awards will be announced before the end of spring term.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

  • To apply, click here

Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International Research

This fellowship is funded by the Nippon Foundation of Tokyo to nurture leaders who will transcend geopolitical, religious, ethnic, and cultural boundaries in the world community for the peace and well-being of humankind. Fellowship stipends are awarded for one year of full-time graduate work involving research and scholarly endeavors in programs and projects with an international dimension. Stipends vary, with up to $14,000 for Oregon Sylff doctoral fellows and up to $7,000 for Oregon Sylff masters-level fellows. Stipends are disbursed over the academic year to assist with educational and research-related expenses. In recent years, seven to ten awards have been made.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

  • To apply, click here

Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award

Up to two $1,000 awards will be given to support graduate student research (i.e., travel, materials, archival or field research) related to preserving the culture, language and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016

  • To apply, click here

Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016-17 Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Innovation Awards. This fellowship is designed to support up to four doctoral students who are interested in developing their skills and experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship in preparation for careers outside of academia. Fellowship recipients will carry the title of Dixon Fellow and will join a community of current and former UO graduate students who have combined learning and innovation. The activities that comprise the fellowship experience should help enhance the career possibilities of students in areas such as industry, business and the non-profit sector, while remaining integral to the applicant’s doctoral research. Furthermore, the experience gained during the fellowship would ideally extend beyond the value to the individual student by enriching the student’s academic department, lab, research center, or other UO unit by fostering broader connections and engagement between the unit and the community of related companies, agencies, non-profits, national laboratories, etc.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016

  • To apply, click here

 

 

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