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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)


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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 2018-December 20, 2017

Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS

Fall 2018-February 9, 2018

Award Notification

Fall 2018-March 9, 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes PF Details and Forms
Semester Awarded Awarded
Fall Only Previous Recipients

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (MKF)


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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, 2018

Award Notification
Late April

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
No MDF Details
Semester Awarded Awarded
Fall Only Previous Recipients

FIU McNair Graduate Fellowship (MNF)


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The FIU McNair Graduate Fellowship was created to encourage promising undergraduate FIU 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. Please note for this cycle, UGS is only accepting applications from undergraduate McNair Scholars from FIU.
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 2018-February 20, 2018
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2018-March 23, 2018

Award Notification
Fall 2018-April 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes MNF Details and Forms
Semester Awarded Awarded
Fall Only Previous Recipients

Latin American and Caribbean Graduate Fellowship


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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 2018-February 19, 2018
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2018-March 30, 2018

Award Notification
Fall 2018-April 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes Guidelines
Semester Awarded Nomination Form
Fall Only Form Info

FIU Fellowships offered by UGS for Current Students

Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship (DEA)


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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 2018-May 8, 2018
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2018-June 8, 2018

Award Notification
Fall 2018-June 29, 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes DEA Details and Forms
Semester Awarded Awarded
Fall, Spring, and Summer Previous Recipients

Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF)


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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 2018-May 8, 2018
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2018-June 8, 2018

Award Notification
Fall 2018-June 29, 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes DYF Details and Forms
Semester Awarded Awarded
Fall, Spring, and Summer Previous Recipients

Latin American and Caribbean Graduate Fellowship


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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 2018-February 19, 2018
Approximate Deadline to Submit to UGS
Fall 2018-March 30, 2018

Award Notification
Fall 2018-April 2018

Department Nominated? Details and Forms
Yes Guidelines
Semester Awarded Nomination Form
Fall Only Form Info

Additional Fellowship opportunities for FIU students

Delores Auzenne Fellowship


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

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

FIU Nuclear Fellowship Program sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission


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The FIU Nuclear Fellowship Program funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is committed to increasing the quality and quantity of  students successfully completing Ph.D. degrees in the new radiochemistry Ph.D track, within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Ph.D.program. FIU Nuclear fellow graduates are well positioned for employment in the US Nuclear Industry, US Department of Energy Facilities, such as National Laboratories, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission , the US Department of Defense, as well as other branches of academia, industry, and government.

Eligibility (for incoming FIU graduate students):

  • Have earned a BS degree in a STEM discipline
  • Complete application to the Chemistry Ph.D. program (Radiochemistry Ph.D. Track)
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Minimum 3.3 undergraduate GPA
  • Future interest in a nuclear/radiochemistry related research project and nuclear employment
  • Willingness to sign the NRC Fellowship Service Agreement

Eligibility (for current FIU graduate students):

  • Good current standing in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Ph.D. program
  • Rating of at least satisfactory in the Annual Graduate Student Evaluation and Mentoring Form
  • Graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Willingness to complete requirements for Radiochemistry Ph.D. track
  • Future interest in a nuclear/radiochemistry related research project and nuclear employment
  • Willingness to sign the NRC Fellowship Service Agreement

Award Benefits:

  • $23,460 annual stipend plus full tuition/fees for a period of 2 years (equivalent to full Research Assistantship support and adjustable every year, as this support increases)
  • State of the art research projects with faculty mentors in the fields of Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemsitry
  • Professional development seminars, workshops, and social events
  • Travel funding to professional meetings
  • Funding for research materials and supplies
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • Opportunities for summer research and networking at State-of-the-Art Nuclear Facilities at National Labs, such as Oak Ridge National Lab, Savannah River National Lab, and Idaho National Lab.

Deadline:

For the application deadline and additional information, please visit the program website.

Program Contacts for NRC Fellowships:

  • Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Ph.D., Program Director, kavallie@fiu.edu, (305) 348-6034
  • Dave Roelant, Ph.D. Program Co-Director, roelantd@fiu.edu (305) 348-6225

Program Contacts for Graduate Studies in Chemistry (Radiochemistry Ph.D. track):

  • Watson Lees, Ph.D., Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Program Director. leeswj@fiu.edu (305) 348-3993
  • Maggie Autie, Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Office Specialist, mautie@fiu.edu, (305) 348-3596

FIU Nuclear Energy University Fellowships Program sponsored by the US Department of Energy (Office of Nuclear Energy-Nuclear Energy University Programs-NEUP)


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The FIU Nuclear Energy University Fellowships Program funded by the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy is supporting excellent graduate school applicants and 1st year students, planning to complete their dissertation in fields associated with of Nuclear Energy. FIU Nuclear fellow graduates are well positioned for employment in the US Nuclear Industry, US Department of Energy Facilities, such as National Laboratories, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission , the US Department of Defense, as well as other branches of academia, industry, and government.

Eligibility (for incoming FIU graduate students):

  • Have earned a BS degree in a STEM discipline
  • Complete application to one of FIU graduate programs
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Minimum 3.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Future interest in a nuclear/radiochemistry related research project and nuclear energy-related employment

Eligibility (for current FIU graduate students):

  • Good current standing in an FIU Ph.D. program
  • Graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Future interest in a nuclear/radiochemistry related research project and nuclear employment

Award Benefits:

  • Up to $50,000 of annual support, including annual stipend plus full tuition/fees for a period of 3 years.
  • State of the art research projects with faculty mentors in the fields of Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
  • Professional development seminars, workshops, and social events
  • Travel funding to professional meetings
  • Funding for research materials and supplies
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities
  • Opportunities for summer research and networking at State-of-the-Art Nuclear Facilities at National Labs, such as Oak Ridge National Lab, Savannah River National Lab, and Idaho National Lab.

Application Deadline: October 10, 2018. NE intends to notify award recipients in Spring 2019.

Program Link: https://neup.inl.gov/SitePages/Fellowship Information.aspx

Application Link: https://secureportal.inl.gov/caesproposal/Home/Login.aspx

FY 2018 Fellowship Request for Applications: Fellowship Request For Applications

FIU Program Contacts for NEUP Fellowships:

  • Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Ph.D., Program Director, kavallie@fiu.edu, (305) 348-6034
  • Dave Roelant, Ph.D. Program Co-Director, roelantd@fiu.edu (305) 348-6225

Program Contacts for Graduate Studies in Chemistry (Radiochemistry Ph.D. track):

  • Watson Lees, Ph.D., Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Program Director. leeswj@fiu.edu (305) 348-3993
  • Maggie Autie, Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Office Specialist, mautie@fiu.edu, (305) 348-3596

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships


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The FLAS fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese and Haitian Creole. The Summer Fellowship also includes the study of Quechua.

Full-time, degree-seeking FIU graduate and undergraduate students in any discipline who are completing coursework related to Latin America may apply. FLAS Fellowship recipients are required to complete at least one Latin American and Caribbean-related area studies course and one Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or Quechua (summer only) course each semester at FIU while holding the fellowship. Summer fellowships offer students the opportunity to participate in FLAS approved Summer Study Abroad programs. Students in the professional schools (Business, Law, Medicine, Journalism, Social Work, Engineering, etc.) and those planning a career in U.S. government service are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline:
For the application deadline and additional information, please visit the program website.

Contact Information:
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxieme Maison (DM) 353
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: (305) 348-2894
Fax: (305) 348-3593
Email: lacc@fiu.edu

GEM Fellowships


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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


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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:

  • $32,000 annual stipend for U.S. southeastern students 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
  • Health insurance included

Program Contacts:

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