Coordination of External Fellowships With University Funding


Overview

Per the Graduate School’s policy on External Fellowships, there are three factors used to determine the coordination of financial support for Ph.D. students who are awarded an external fellowship within their regular enrollment period: 1) the value of the external fellowship; 2) the student’s division; and 3) the student’s year of study.

As a general guideline, two fully funded fellowships are not held concurrently. University financial support is coordinated with an awardee’s external award to ensure all Ph.D. students in their regular enrollment period receive full tuition and stipend at or above the standard University rates.

Note that the information in this article applies only to Ph.D. students who have been awarded an external fellowship within their regular enrollment period. Information on the coordination of external fellowship for students in Dissertation Completion Enrollment status can be found in KB0012489.

Coordination of External Fellowships with University Support

Students who are awarded an external fellowship that provides a stipend that is less than the standard University stipend rates receive additional funding from the University. The coordination of external fellowships and University financial support is determined as follows:

Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility for a Banked Year of University Funding

External fellowship recipients in Humanities and Social Sciences departments may qualify for a banked year of funding to be used in their first year of Dissertation Continuation Enrollment (DCE) status by meeting one of the following criteria:

Coordination of External Fellowships with University Support

Students who are awarded an external fellowship that provides a stipend that is less than the standard University Fellowship rate receive additional funding from the University. The coordination of external fellowships and University Fellowships is determined as follows (please refer to the Graduate School’s Stipend Rates for current University Fellowship rates):

Regardless of the value of the award, if the external fellowship provides less than full tuition, the University will supplement the external tuition to cover the full tuition rate.

Options While in In Absentia Status

Ph.D. students funded by external awards while in in absentia status have the option to either:

  1. Be supplemented up to the standard University Fellowship rate plus $5,000 as described above, or
  2. Rely solely on the external stipend and bank a year of University funding to be used in the first year of DCE status, if needed.

Both options are calculated based on the duration of the external award as 10- or 12-months. If the external award does not fully cover in absentia tuition, the University will provide tuition support.

Students in Natural Sciences and Engineering

Coordination of external fellowships with University support for students in Natural Sciences and Engineering departments depends upon year of study.

Coordination of External Fellowships With University Support for First-Year Students

Financial support for first-year students who are awarded external fellowships is determined as follows (please refer to the Graduate School’s Stipend Rates for current First Year Fellowship rates):

Regardless of the value of the external stipend, if the external fellowship provides less than full tuition, the University will supplement the external tuition to cover the full tuition rate.

Coordination of External Fellowships With University Support for Continuing Students

Financial support for students beyond their first year who are in regular enrollment and are awarded external fellowships is determined as follows (please refer to the Graduate School’s Stipend Rates for current Assistantship in Research rates):

Coordination for Centennial, Wu, and Upton Awardees

First-year and continuing students who are awarded external fellowships and fellowships that provide stipends that are higher than the First Year Fellowship or the AR stipend rate (such as the Centennial, Wu, or Upton) would receive only the supplement associated with the Centennial, Wu, or Upton when coordinating with their external support, as described below:

Note that Wu and Upton awardees will continue to receive the $3,000 up-front award in their first year of study, as outlined in their offers of admission.