UAF Dissertation and Thesis Completion Fellowship

The Thesis/Dissertation/Degree Completion Fellowship Application is now open. 

  • PHD Dissertation Completion Fellowship (with stipend)
    • Single semester option
    • Two-semester option
  • PHD Dissertation Completion Tuition Scholarship (without stipend)
    • Single semester option
    • Two-semester option
  • Masters with Thesis or Project Completion Fellowship (with stipend)
    • Single semester option only
  • Masters with Thesis or Project Completion Tuition Scholarship (without stipend)
    • Single semester option only
  • Master's WITHOUT Project or Thesis Degree Completion Tuition Scholarship (without stipend)
    • Single semester option only.  Open only to students in degrees that do not require a project or thesis for their degree (e.g. MBA, MSDM, MS Elect. Eng, MEd with Other option)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION FOR ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS

*Previous recipients of a thesis/dissertation completion fellowship are not eligible (unless it is for a completely different degree than the first time).

*Doctoral students are eligible for two semesters worth of award funding (either fall/spring or spring/summer).

*Master's degree students are eligible for funding only in their final semester.

*You will be allowed to apply only once per academic year, so you should have a very clear timeline in mind for graduating BEFORE you apply.

*Anyone seeking funding for the FALL semester will need to apply by June 1st.  Extended until JUNE 15th for 2018!

 

THESIS, DISSERTATION and PROJECT STUDENTS must have:

* a graduation application  for the term in which you expect to graduate (this is a paper application.  You will need to upload it with your thesis/project fellowship application)

* a current and complete annual report on file (i.e. one dated between January 15th and May 15th for people admitted in the fall and one dated between November 1st and Jan 14th for people admitted in the spring).

* a signed and completed timeline (using this template) outlining major/relevant requirements

We no longer require letters of recommendation or student narratives. 

NON-THESIS/NON-PROJECT students (e.g. MBA, MEd Other, MSDM and MS EE) must have:

* a Certificate of Pending Completion showing what classes have been completed, which are remaining and any substitutions for codified degree requirements, either via printing out your catalog requirements and list the planned/taken semesters, grades and or substitutions in the margin, or by getting a signed degree checklist from your department.

 * a graduation application  for the term in which you expect to graduate (this is a paper application.  You will need to upload it with your thesis/project fellowship application)


 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PHD DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP or SCHOLARSHIP:

1)   Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a UAF Ph.D. program.

2)   Applicants must have a Graduation Application on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.  

3)   Applicants must have a current annual report on file (must be dated no earlier than November 2017)

4)   Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for a doctoral degree except for the actual writing of the dissertation.  Specifically, applicants must have:

a)   completed all required coursework, except thesis credits (F699), and; 

b)   passed all required comprehensive exams, and;

c)    have advanced to candidacy prior to the start of the fellowship year,

d)   have an achievable timeline for the dissertation defense, revisions and completion of degree.

 5) Applicants cannot have received a dissertation completion fellowship for the same degree in a previous year.


 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR MASTER’S THESIS/PROJECT COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP:

1)   Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a UAF Master's degree program.

2)   Applicants must be writing a thesis or completing a project in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements.

3)   Applicants must have a current annual report on file (must be dated no earlier than November 2017)

4)  Applicants must have a Graduation Application on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.

5)   Applicants must have an achievable timeline for their thesis/project defense.

6) Applicants cannot have received a dissertation completion fellowship for the same degree in a previous year.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR NON-THESIS/NON-PROJECT MASTER’S DEGREE COMPLETION SCHOLARSHIP:

1)   Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a non-thesis/project UAF Master's degree program (e.g. MBA, MSDM, MEd with Other Option, MS EE);

2)  Applicants must have a Graduation Application on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.

3)   Applicants must be no more than three (3) classes away from their degree and must be registered for ALL REMAINING COURSEWORK before applying for the fellowship;

4)   Applicants must have a signed Certificate of Pending Completion form detailing their taken and planned coursework, including grades (if taken), semesters, and known or planned deviations from the program requirements shown in the catalog

5) Applicants cannot have received a dissertation completion fellowship for the same degree in a previous year.

 

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