Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)

Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) Guidelines – Spring 2021

The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) provides support to highly-qualified FIU doctoral students during the writing phase of their dissertation. It is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations. Dissertation Fellows are expected to graduate within one year after receiving the award.

While we will strive for university-wide representation in the selected fellowships, priority will be given to programs that are able to impact performance metrics in this fiscal year or next, are in strategic areas as defined by the Board of Governors, and prior performance in meeting graduation expectations will also be considered.

Applicants should submit their complete application by 11:59pm on Friday, October 2, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible for consideration for a DYF, applicants must:
  • Be within six (6) dissertation credits of completing all requirements for the degree by the term in which the award would begin
  • Be currently enrolled for a minimum of three (3) dissertation credits
  • Have an approved candidacy (D2) form on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Spring 2020 UGS approved candidacy)
  • Have an approved dissertation proposal (D3) form on file in the UGS in the term prior to applying for this fellowship (Summer 2020 UGS approved proposal)
    • Note: For programs requiring the proposal as part of candidacy, both D2 and D3 forms must be approved and on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Spring 2020 UGS approved candidacy and proposal)
  • Have completed all data collection for the dissertation
  • If applicant has an approved request for oral defense (D5) on file, they are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive the DYF
  • If awarded, recipients must attest that they will work full time on their dissertation during the period of the fellowship and will not hold any other employment during that time

*Please Note: *UGS Fellowships can be awarded consecutively but not simultaneously.

Questions? Contact – cbalzan@fiu.edu.

Award
$16,600 for two terms ($8,300 Spring 2021 / Summer 2021)
Scopes
University Graduate School
Deadline
10/02/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have an approved candidacy (D2) form on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Spring 2020 UGS approved candidacy)?
  2. Do you have an approved dissertation proposal (D3) form on file in the UGS in the term prior to applying for this fellowship (Summer 2020 UGS approved proposal)? * Programs for which the dissertation proposal is part of candidacy, BOTH D2 and D3 forms must have Spring 2020 UGS approval.
  3. Do you have an approved Dissertation and Request for Oral Defense (D5) on file.
  4. Proposed Title of Dissertation
  5. Summarize the significance of the project in non-specialist language.
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