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Fellowships

The University Graduate School is committed to excellence in graduate education and is proud to offer fellowship opportunities for new and continuing students. It is important to note that funding for the fellowships is limited and very competitive. To be considered for specific awards, it is critical to submit a complete application prior to the stated deadline.

FIU Fellowships offered by UGS for Prospective Students

Presidential Fellowship (PF)
The Presidential Fellowship is utilized for the recruitment of outstanding Ph.D.-track students to graduate programs at FIU. Each fellowship provides a three-year award package to the fellow.
Support
$30,000/year
2 years of stipend support from the University Graduate School (UGS)

1 additional year of funding support from the fellow's graduate program (as a Teaching Assistant).

3 years support via tuition waiver and health insurance from the UGS
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-January 4, 2016

Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-February 5, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-March 4, 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesPF Details and Forms
Semester AwardedAwarded
Fall OnlyPrevious Recipients
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (MKF)
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Newly admitted doctoral students who have been awarded a McKnight Fellowship from the Florida Education Fund are eligible to receive UGS Enhancement Funding.
Support
$22,000/year
$12,000 from the Florida Education Fund for the 1st 3 years

$10,000 from the University Graduate School for the 1st 3 years

2 additional years of funding support from the fellow's graduate program (as a Graduate Assistant)

5 years of support via a tuition waiver and health insurance
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Check- FEFOnline

Approximate Deadline to Submit to FEF
January 15, 2015

Award Notification
Late April
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
NoMDF Details
Semester AwardedAwarded
Fall OnlyPrevious Recipients
FIU McNair Graduate Fellowship (MNF)
The FIU McNair Graduate Fellowship was created to encourage promising undergraduate McNair Scholars to pursue their graduate education at Florida International University. To be considered for the fellowship a student must be fully admitted to a master's or doctoral degree program at FIU for the semester the student is applying for. Preference will be given to students who are entering a doctoral program.
Support
$23,000 /year-Doctoral Students
2 years of stipend support from the University Graduate School (UGS)

2 additional years of funding support from the fellow's graduate program (as a Teaching or Research Assistant).

$15,000/year-Masters Students
1 year of stipend support from the University Graduate School (UGS)

1 additional year of funding support from the fellow's graduate program (as a Teaching or Research Assistant).

2 years or 1 year of support via tuition waiver and health insurance from the UGS (for the Doctoral and Masters fellows respectively)
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-January 4, 2016

Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-March 18, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-April 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesMNF Details and Forms
Semester AwardedAwarded
Fall OnlyPrevious Recipients
Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship
The Latin American and Caribbean Graduate Fellowship program is designed to promote international education and research between FIU and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Support
Awards include a $1,000 annual stipend and a tuition rate reduction to in-state for the academic year.
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-January 4, 2016
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-April 1, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-April 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesGuidelines
Semester AwardedNomination Form
Fall OnlyForm Info

 

FIU Fellowships offered by UGS for Current Students

Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship (DEA)
The Doctoral Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowship is specifically intended to support doctoral students who have no financial support for evidence acquisition activities or those students for whom their current means of financial support would significantly interfere with or preclude their ability to collect the evidence needed for their doctoral research.
Support
$8,300 per Semester
For 1 term

Support via tuition waiver and health insurance from the UGS
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-May 2, 2016

Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-June 3, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-June 24, 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesDEA Details and Forms
Semester AwardedAwarded
Fall, Spring, and SummerPrevious Recipients
Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)
Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYFs) provide support to highly-qualified FIU doctoral students during the data analysis and writing phase of their dissertation. It is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations. Students who are conducting outstanding research in their discipline and have established a notable record of publication during their doctoral studies (in comparison to others in their discipline) are favored in the application process. Dissertation Fellows are expected to graduate within 1 year after receiving the award.
Support
$8,300 per Semester
For 2 terms

Support via tuition waiver and health insurance from the UGS
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-May 2, 2016

Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-June 3, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-June 24, 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesDYF Details and Forms
Semester AwardedAwarded
Fall, Spring, and SummerPrevious Recipients
Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship
The Latin American and Caribbean Graduate Fellowship program is designed to promote international education and research between FIU and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Support
Awards include a $1,000 annual stipend and a tuition rate reduction to in-state for the academic year.
Timeline
Approximate Date Fellowship Guidelines Released to Faculty/Students
Fall 2016-January 4, 2016
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2016-April 1, 2016

Award Notification
Fall 2016-April 2016
Department Nominated?Details and Forms
YesGuidelines
Semester AwardedNomination Form
Fall OnlyForm Info

 

Additional Fellowship opportunities for FIU students

Graduate Minority Opportunities Program (GMOP)

Newly admitted masters or doctoral students.  Students are required to participate in professional development activities throughout the academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Admission to FIU graduate school for the first time in the summer or fall semester of the award year.
  • Enrollment for a minimum of six (6) credit hours.
  • Minority students (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic) who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Amount of award:
$2,000 (non-renewable) *

Deadline:
July 1 of the award year.

* Recipients of the fellowship must attend various workshops.

Application:
It can be obtained in the University Graduate School or downloaded from our web site here.

Delores Auzenne Fellowship

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity, in conjunction with the State University System, coordinates the Delores Auzenne Fellowship for minority graduate students.

Eligibility:
Is restricted to minority students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have been accepted as a degree seeking student into graduate (master or doctoral) disciplines where minority graduate students are disproportionately underrepresented
  2. Are either citizens or have been permanent residents (a copy of your card must be provided) of the United States
  3. Have been classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes for at least 1 year preceding the award of aid (Florida Statute 1009.21)
  4. Have met the eligibility requirements of Section 240.404, Florida Statutes, for award of State financial aid


Amount of Award:
Up to $5,000 per year.

Deadline:
June 12th of each year.

Application:
For the application and additional information, please click here - The Delores Auzenne Fellowship.

Contact Information:
Daniel Nicolas, Program Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity
11200 SW 8th Street, PC 321
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-1509
Daniel.nicolas@fiu.edu

GEM Fellowships

GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM provides three Fellowship Programs. The application cycle for these three programs are July 1 - November 15. For more information please visit the GEM Fellowship web site or contact Masoud Milani at milani@cs.fiu.edu or Dr. Sonja Montas-Hunter at smontash@fiu.edu

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation is committed to increasing the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PHD degree programs.

Eligibility:

  • Have earned a BS degree in a STEM discipline
  • Participation in an LSAMP or AMP program
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Admission to a FIU STEM graduate program (Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Computing

Award Benefits:

  • $30,000 annual stipend plus full tuition/fees for first 2 years
  • Competitive funding up to 5 years for STEM PhD at FIU
  • State of the art research projects with faculty mentors
  • Professional development seminars, workshops, and social events
  • Travel funding to professional meetings
  • Early and sustained professional collaboration in STEM disciplines
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • Localized and Electronic mentoring programs

Program Contacts:

Minority Biomedical Research Support - Research Initiative for Scientific (NIGMS RISE) Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIGMS RISE Fellowship Program is dedicated to increasing the number of undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral research to enter into and successfully complete M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. programs. The FIU NIGMS RISE Fellowship Program provides graduate and undergraduate students financial support for a yearlong work obligation in a laboratory conducting biomedical research. Students are also required to participate in professional development activities throughout the academic year. We support both students obtaining their master's degree as well as doctorate degree.

Amount of award:

  • $25,000 graduate contract (renewable)
  • Tuition-waiver (9 credits in fall/spring and 6 credits in summer)
  • Research travel funds to attend scientific meetings and conferences

Graduate Student Deadline:

  • January 29, 2016
  • Note - Graduate students may apply at any point during their FIU graduate program (M.S. or Ph.D.) or if they are planning to attend FIU.

Award Notification: Late March

Application:
For eligibility requirements and additional information, please click here.

Contact Information:
Courtney D. Aiken, M.S.
Assistant Director, Training and International Research Initiatives (TIRI)
Program Coordinator, NIGMS RISE
11200 SW 8th St., MARC 273
Miami, FL 33189
Tel: 305-348-2604
coaike@fiu.edu
http://rise.fiu.edu/

 

Additional Information

 

For information on addition sources of funding, please visit our External Funding resource page.