Lokey Doctoral Science Fellowships

Lokey Doctoral Science Fellowships


Made possible by a generous donation of Mr. Lorry I. Lokey, the Lokey Doctoral Science Fellowships support students during their final year of doctoral study to allow them to focus on their research endeavors and to prepare for the next steps in their academic career. The first cohort of fellows was awarded in the 2019-20 academic year to doctoral students with strong academic records who demonstrated promise for outstanding research careers.


2019-20 Fellows



  • Advanced to candidacy by the end of Fall 2018
  • Strong academic record
  • Promise for outstanding research career
  • In a doctoral program that falls into one of the following NSF research areas:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Computer and Information Science and Engineering
    • Education and Human Resources
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Research and Education
    • Geosciences
    • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    • Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences


Fellowship Components​

  • Nine-month stipend at home department’s graduate employee rate
  • $6,000 award
  • $3,000 research/travel fund
  • Graduate employee remission (tuition, fee subsidy, insurance) provided by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation
  • Awardees will spend fellowship year working on dissertation, publications, presentations, and external fellowship applications
  • Programs must commit to increasing enrollment by one student for each awarded fellowship


Nomination Process​​

  • Programs submit nomination packet via Qualtrics. Nomination must include:
    • Student CV
    • Student statement of research including work to date and future plans
    • A letter of nomination from the student’s research mentor
    • A letter of support from the department head, including commitment to increase enrollment by one student for each awarded fellowship
  • Only one nomination per program
  • Nominations reviewed by awards committee
  • Final selection made by Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School


Nominations for academic year 2020-21 will begin in late fall 2019.


Submission Instructions

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  2. Click here to access the link to the request form.


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