Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)

Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) Guidelines – Summer 2023

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, February 17, 2023.

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 Program for Doctoral Degree and Application for Candidacy form on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Summer 2022 UGS approved candidacy)
  • Have an approved Doctoral Dissertation Proposal form on file in the UGS in the term prior to applying for this fellowship (Fall 2022 UGS approved proposal)
    • Note: For programs requiring the proposal as part of candidacy, both candidacy and proposal forms must be approved and on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Summer 2022 UGS approved candidacy and proposal)
  • Have completed all data collection for the dissertation
  • If applicant has an approved request for oral defense 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 – ugsfellows@fiu.edu.

Award
$18,040.05 for two terms ($9,020.03 Summer/Fall 2023)
Scopes
University Graduate School
Deadline
02/17/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have an approved Program for Doctoral Degree and Application for Candidacy Form on file in the UGS two terms prior to applying for this fellowship (Summer 2022 UGS approved candidacy)?
  2. Do you have an approved Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Form on file in the UGS in the term prior to applying for this fellowship (Fall 2022 UGS approved proposal)? * Programs for which the dissertation proposal is part of candidacy, BOTH D2 and D3 forms must have Summer 2022 UGS approval.
  3. Do you have an approved Dissertation and Request for Oral Defense on file? If so, you are not eligible to apply for DYF.
  4. Proposed Title of Dissertation
  5. Summarize the significance of the project in non-specialist language.
  6. Provide a timeline for completion of your doctoral work. Please be specific and clear about where the research currently stands.
  7. Numbered list of published or accepted manuscripts from work done at FIU. Provide full citation and number of pages. Indicate clearly if manuscript is an original article, book chapter, or refereed conference proceeding.
  8. Numbered list of professional presentations (given or accepted) from work done at FIU. Provide full citation including the list of authors as they appear. Do not repeat citations. Provide meeting, location, and date.
  9. Summary of previous and ongoing financial support during Doctoral Studies at FIU while as a student (e.g. TA, RA, Fellowships, scholarships, etc.).
  10. List all external funding applied for by the student. Indicate if funding was awarded, the amount awarded, and period of support provided.
  11. Please request a reference from your Major Professor (Letter of recommendation from Major Professor is required).
  12. Please request two references from faculty other than your major professor (Letter of recommendation from two faculty members is required).
    • Enter name and e-mail address of first faculty member providing reference here.
    • Enter name and e-mail address of second faculty member providing reference here.
  13. Please type in your first and last name acknowledging that you understand and attest all information provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
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