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  • In a recent interview with the Department of Philosophy's Thinking Duck, Graduate School Dean Scott Pratt reflected on his transition from his role of professor to leader of the graduate school, and shared his visions for the school going forward. What differentiates administrative from academic work? For me, my work as an administrator is continuous with my work as a philosopher and a teacher.  As a teacher, my task is to provide students with what John Dewey called “educative experiences”—...
  • 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. This year the Graduate School expanded the University of Oregon Dissertation Research Fellowships from one award last year to thirteen this year, including school and college-funded...
  • Don't forget to apply for the 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...
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American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowships

Provides between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer) to 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. To be eligible you must be pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., able to demonstrate financial need, and an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descendency.

The Dirksen Congressional Research Awards

Grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress.  Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.  The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

Organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. The DPDF program selects five different fields of study each year for dissertation research proposal training, choosing emerging or reinvigorating fields that address broad public concerns and can be approached from multiple intellectual, societal, and geographic perspectives. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs.

STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period. The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance.STEM Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition. Priority is given to candidates working toward a “double degree” (cotutelle) with their host institution.

Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship

Provides support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. Funding is for between four and 12 months, and includes a monthly stipend of $1,500, a research allowance of up to $3,000, health insurance, and round-trip economy-class transportation to the field research site from the Fellow’s primary residence.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation – Teaching Fellowship

KSTF Teaching Fellowships support individuals with exceptional science and mathematics content knowledge who are committed to teaching high school in the United States.

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in diverse fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. $36,000 yearly stipend.

U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Dissertation Fellowship

Open to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. These $20,000, 10-month Fellowships are open to citizens of any country, and dissertation topics in any discipline are eligible.

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

One-year fellowship for graduate students pursuing innovative research related to information security, storage, and availability. The stipend is $20,000 plus tuition and fees, and comes with an opportunity to work alongside Symantec researchers.

Department of Defense-National Defense and Science Engineering Fellowships

Awarded to outstanding students planning to conduct graduate study and research leading to a doctoral degree in science or engineering. Provides a 12-month stipend, fees, and tuition for three years.

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