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Awards & Fellowships Deadline

Friday, February 15 at 5:00pm

The University of Oregon Graduate School administers a range of fellowships and research awards annually, resulting in the support of 34 students (up from 25 last year!) for the 2018-19 academic year. These awards, most of which are donor supported, range from $500 to $20,000 per year and, in some cases, include tuition support.

The following awards have a February 15th deadline: 

Betty Foster McCue Scholarship

This $5,000 award will be given to up to three doctoral candidates whose dissertation topics are related to issues of human development and performance. Related fields include but are not limited to: Counseling Psychology, Human Physiology, Special Education, Education, Sociology, Human Biology and Psychology. Past recipients' work has included: 1) The impact of domestic violence on career development; 2) Stroke recovery and rehabilitation; 3) Social skill development in children; and 4) Community and globalization.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

David S Easly Memorial Award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the David S Easly Memorial Award.The award is designed to support outstanding masters and doctoral students pursuing a degree related to environmental conservation and preservation, particularly students with an interest in the role of women in science. Up to two student(s) will receive $1,000 to assist with the academic costs associated with attending the university, such as tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, travel and research.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Up to four $3,000 awards will be distributed to outstanding masters or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during the upcoming summer. The activity would provide unique academic opportunities not normally available as part of the student's degree program. All students must be registered as full time students at the time of application and be returning as full time students in the Fall.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award

The Graduate Teaching Excellence Award is jointly sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies and is designed to recognize outstanding teaching performances by experienced teaching graduate employees (GEs) who have demonstrated a commitment to developing their instructional skills, while at the same time excelling in their academic degree program.

One award of $1,000 will be made.  Awards will be announced before the end of spring term.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: February 15, 2019

  • To apply, click here

Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship

A $10,000 award (and tuition waiver for a non-GE recipient) will be made to up to two graduate students with financial need who are pursuing studies that emphasize communication, particularly through writing.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

Formerly known as the UO Public Impact Fellowship, this fellowship will provide up to two graduate students with a stipend of $6,000 for the upcoming academic year. The award is designed to recognize and support the work of students whose research has the potential to have a significant impact on society.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: February 15, 2019

Southeast Asian Studies Award

One award of $1,500 designed to encourage graduate research about Southeast Asia will be distributed. Awards may be requested for educational expenses, including tuition supplements, travel, equipment purchase, books and supplies, and other educational needs. This award is established through an endowment from Norman Sundberg, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, and Donna Sundberg.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

University of Oregon Dissertation Research Fellowships

The Graduate School will award up to 16 different fellowships. These fellowships are designed to support outstanding doctoral students and promote excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Doctoral students in all academic disciplines at the University are eligible to apply for these fellowships, but must first be nominated by their school or college. The Dissertation Research Fellowships provide financial support for exceptional doctoral candidates to complete their dissertations.  Award amounts vary depending on the fellowship awarded but include stipends at least equivalent to a level 3 GE appointment in the student's home department, as well as a university tuition waiver during award terms, mandatory fees (less $61 per term), and health insurance (95% of the premium).

By applying for the UO Dissertation Research Fellowship, candidates are first considered for the UO Doctoral Research Fellowship. Those not selected for the UO Doctoral Research Fellowship will become eligible for the Eric Englund Fellowship and/or the appropriate school/college/department level Dissertation Research Fellowship.  The same application/nomination makes nominees eligible for each of the three awards.

Please note that students must be advanced to candidacy by the end of spring 2019 in order to receive an award.

  • For more information, click here

  • Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

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