Awards and Fellowships

The following fellowships and awards are offered annually and are open to master's and doctoral students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Oregon. Unless otherwise noted all applicants for fellowships and awards must sumbit a completed Applicant Information Form to the Graduate School by the deadline specified.

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 more than one Graduate School-administered award in one academic year or award cycle. If selected for more than one Graduate School-administered awards during one cycle, the Graduate School will take steps to give the student an opportunity to choose which award to accept.
  • No applicant may receive the same award for two consecutive years.

 

Betty Foster McCue Scholarship

$5,000 each to up to four doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are related to issues of human development and performance. If you have questions about your topic's eligibility, please call  541-345-5129.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award

One $500 award for outstanding teaching performances by graduate teaching fellows (GTFs) in their first year of classroom experience. All UO GTFs who meet the criteria, and who are teaching for the first time during the current academic year, are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must complete the required application form, teaching statement, midterm student feedback survey (collected during weeks 4,5 or 6 of the term) and videotaping through TEP, and submit these items to the Teaching Effectiveness Program along with a copy of their departmental end-of-the-term evaluations. The Kimble Award is jointly sponsored by the Graduate School and the Teaching Effectiveness Program.

  • Contact: Teaching Effectiveness Program, 541-346-2177
  • Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2015

 

Donald and Darel Stein Graduate Student Teaching Award

This award of $1,000 is available for one recipient who has demonstrated outstanding teaching performance as Graduate Teaching Fellows while at the same time excelling in their own academic program. Eligible applicants will have at least 5 terms of experience as an instructor (sole instructor or lab/discussion leader).

  • Contact: Kyle Reynolds, 541-346-2489
  • Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015
     

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Up to $3,000 award for up to five outstanding master's or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during Summer 2014. 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.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: Friday,February 20, 2015

 

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.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award

Up to two $1000 awards 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.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

 

OUS-Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International Research

Funded through OUS 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.

  • Applications
  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: April 6, 2015

 

Southeast Asian Studies Award

Up to two $2,500 award designed to encourage graduate research about Southeast Asia. Award 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 his wife, Donna Sundberg.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015
     

University of Oregon Doctoral Research Fellowships

Each department nominates one student who will be in the final year of doctoral work. $18,000 stipend plus tuition waiver for up to 2 dissertation students.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline:  Friday, February 20, 2015

 

UO Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship will provide up to one master's level and two doctoral-level recipients with a stipend of $6,000 for the 2014-15 academic year and the opportunity to participate in a research advocacy workshop for graduate students and faculty.

  • Contact: Graduate School, 541-345-5129
  • Deadline:  Friday, February 20, 2015

 

 

 

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