Fellowships and Scholarships

Presidential Doctoral Fellowship

Due Date: January 15
How to Apply: By Departmental Nomination Only - program faculty should contact Dr. Ruth Bahr.
Application/Nomination Process: Departmental Nominations only. Students may not nominate themselves. Nominations are to be submitted by Department/School Graduate Program Directors.
Selection Process: Nominations are evaluated and selected by the USF Graduate Council Policy/Fellowship Committee.
Award Specifics:
  • Stipend: $32,000 per year, plus tuition & fees, for up to five (5) years. (Contingent upon academic progress.)
  • Health Insurance: USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award.
  • Conference Travel: Up to $1,000 will be provided to support travel to research conferences where the fellow is presenting research.
Eligibility:
  • Available to new doctoral students with exceptional academic credentials (ex. evidence of experience in the field; research productivity, awards, honors; and professional contributions and achievements to the field).
  • Students must not have taken or be taking classes at USF, degree or non-degree seeking, when nominated for this award.