Summary of Graduate School Fellowships and Other Awards

2017-2018
Graduate School Competitive Recruitment Fellowships, Assistantships and Awards
Recruitment Award Name Eligibility 1 Stipend Tuition 2 Fees Health Insurance 2 Academic Years of Support 4 Service Deadline
Royster, Reynolds, Pogue, Kenan, Humphreys, & Morehead Doctoral students $24,0003 Full tuition 1st and 5th years; tuition remission all years, if needed; prorated in-state tuition years 2-4 Included Included Five years Not 1st and 5th years January 19, 2018
Merit Assistantship-Doctoral Doctoral students $20,000 Full tuition Included Included One year 4 No more than 15 hours 5 January 19, 2018
Merit Assistantship-Master’s Master’s students $14,000 Full tuition Included Included One year 4 No more than 12 hours5 January 19, 2018
North Carolina Excellence Fellowship NC resident, diverse, doctoral students 6 $20,000 Full tuition Included Included One year 4 Non-service January 19, 2018
North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant NC resident, Native American, doctoral students 6 $20,000 Full tuition Included Included One year 4 Non-service January 19, 2018
Supplemental Recruitment Scholarship Awards
Weiss Scholarship Supplemental Awards Master’s or doctoral students with interest in urban livability $3,000 Master’s
$4,500 Doctoral
Prorated
See note 7
Included Included One year 4 Permitted January 20, 2017
  1. For these purposes, “doctoral” is used to refer to students in a doctoral degree program or a master’s-then-doctoral program for which the doctorate is the intended degree. “Master’s” refers to a student enrolled in any terminal, professional, or stand-alone master’s program.
  2. Instate tuition and health insurance costs are divided pro-rata amongst all stipend sources.
  3. Student with Royster Society of Fellows awards receive a stipend of at least $24,000, tuition, fees and health insurance over 12 months, for each of 5 years. The Graduate School provides entire stipend, tuition, fees, TR, and health insurance for the 1st and 5th years. During the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th years the program must provide stipend support (RA or TA) of at least the minimum rate, as required for tuition support, currently in effect at that time. As this required minimum stipend level increases, the stipend provided these fellows will increase. In addition to a stipend of at least the minimum level from your program, fellows also receive a stipend supplement of $8,300 during years 2,3, and 4. Programs may supplement these amounts with additional support. These Fellows also receive $2,000 travel funding during the five year fellowship period.
  4. All benefits described here are provided during the 9-month academic year. Graduate programs may provide summer support or supplement stipends.
  5. In order for new students to be most successful during their first year of graduate studies, we encourage there be minimal service expectations of these beginning students, unless it is a critical part of their training.
  6. Priority is given to applicants for whom their department makes a commitment for future funding (including teaching or research assistantship). Please note that these awards are to recruit diverse applicants, defined broadly. Available to North Carolina residents only.
  7. Weiss Supplemental Award requires a base stipend of support (TA or RA) from student's department at the minimum stipend level, as required for tuition support. The Graduate School will provide a supplemental stipend of $3,000 for master's students and $4,500 for doctoral students. Fee and tuition remission are provided by the Graduate school. Instate tuition is prorated between the Graduate School and graduate program.
Graduate School Awards
Award Name Eligibility 1 Award Amount Tenure of Support Deadline
Impact and Horizon Award 2 Doctoral students
Master’s students
Graduates (within one year)
$500 One time award See funding deadlines calendar
Distinguished Dissertation Award 4 Doctoral students 3
Graduates (within one year)
$1,000 One time award See funding deadlines calendar
Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship 5 Doctoral students
Master’s students
Contingent upon availability of Graduate School funds   See funding deadlines calendar
Graduate Student Opportunity Fund Doctoral students
Master’s students
Contingent upon availability of Graduate School funds 7 One time award No Deadline 6
Graduate Student Transportation Grant 8 Doctoral students
Master’s students
Domestic US: $400 maximum
International: $1,000 maximum
One time award No Deadline 6
  1. For these purposes, “doctoral” is used to refer to students in a doctoral degree program or a master’s-then-doctoral program. “master’s” refers to a student enrolled in any terminal, professional, or stand-alone master’s program.
  2. Eligible research will demonstrate an impact, direct or indirect, on NC citizens. Eligible students include those who have graduated within the past academic year.
  3. Eligible students include those who graduate within time-frame detailed in the application.
  4. One award in each of the following four areas: "Social Sciences;" "Humanities & Fine Arts;" "Biological & Life Sciences;" "Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering."
  5. Students must receive a competitively-awarded external fellowship in support of their thesis or dissertation research, which is at least the recommended minimum RA stipend levels.
  6. Reviewed upon receipt.
  7. Designed to cover small and non-recurring unusual academic expenses
  8. The transportation grant is only for airfare, train fare, bus fare, personal car (mileage), taxi, or shuttle bus, up to the appropriate maximum.
Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships
Fellowship Award Name Eligibility1 Stipend Tuition Fees Health Insurance 2 Academic Years of Support Service Deadline
Summer Research Fellowship Doctoral students $4,000 n/a n/a n/a Summer Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship Doctoral students $10,000 Full Tuition 3 Included Included 1 semester Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
Lurcy Fellowship 4 Doctoral students $20,000 Full Tuition 3 Included Included 1 year Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
Friederich Fellowship 5 Doctoral students $20,000 Full Tuition 3 Included Included 1 year Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
Dissertation Completion Fellowship Doctoral students $18,000 Full Tuition 3 Included Included 1 year Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowships Doctoral students $20,000 6 Full Tuition 3 Included Included 1 year Non-service See funding deadlines calendar
  1. For these purposes, “doctoral” is used to refer to students in a doctoral degree program or a master’s-then-doctoral program. “Master’s” refers to a student enrolled in any terminal, professional, or stand-alone master’s program.
  2. Students must complete the Student Health Eligibility Form
  3. Student must be a fully-enrolled, degree-seeking, on-campus student, and is required to register for 3 credit hours of 994 only.
  4. Only available to doctoral students for study in France.
  5. Preference is given to doctoral students who need to study or conduct research in Switzerland. Must be from the following programs: History, Art History, Music or Humanities
  6. Also receives a $1,000 travel allowance to cover travel costs associated with presenting research.