Our fellowships (unless specifically stated below) cover one academic year (fall and spring). Each includes a full tuition scholarship (for up to 15 hours each fall and spring semester), single coverage health insurance, and a stipend of $20,000 for the academic year. Prospective and current University of Alabama students are nominated by their departments for our fellowships, so it is important that you are talking to the Graduate Program Director for your program. Prior to nomination, nominees who are prospective students must have been offered admission. If you have any questions or need more information regarding these fellowships, please contact Andrew Goodliffe at email@example.com.
The deadlines for fellowships starting in fall 2020 have passed. Please check back in early fall of 2020 for the deadline for fellowships starting in August 2021. We anticipate that the first deadline for students already in their program will be mid-December. The first deadline for new students will be in approximately mid-January 2021.
The University of Alabama awards almost 100 Graduate Council Fellowships each year. There are a number of different categories of Graduate Council Fellowship as below:
McNair Graduate Fellowships are specifically for entering graduate students who have either completed a McNair Undergraduate Scholars program or who are McNair eligible; i.e., low income (as defined by the US Department of Education) AND a first-generation college student or a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (i.e. Hispanic, African American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander). Although any prospective or current graduate student may be nominated for this fellowship, preference is given to students who have completed a McNair program and have been accepted into a Doctoral program at The University of Alabama. Exceptional current University of Alabama students may also be considered for this fellowship. The stipend for the McNair Graduate Fellowship is $20,000 for the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
For students in doctoral programs the fellowship lasts two years and is followed by a minimum of two years of support through a departmental assistantship or equivalent. For students in masters programs the fellowship lasts one year and is followed by a minimum of one year of support through a departmental assistantship or equivalent.
Fifteen Capstone Fellowships are awarded each year (distributed between Graduate Council Fellowship nominees and McNair Graduate Fellowship nominees). Capstone fellowships include five years of support for doctoral students (fellowship in years 1, 3 and 5, assistantship in years 2 and 4) or two years of fellowship support for master’s students.
The University of Alabama awards approximately 23 National Alumni Association Fellowships each year. Nominees must be classified as residents for tuition purposes. The stipend for the National Alumni Association Fellowship is $20,000 for the academic year (fall and spring semesters).
The Graduate School provides supplemental funding for graduate student research projects and travel to present research results at conferences. Departments may submit as many nominations as they deem appropriate, provided that each nomination be matched at least 1:1 with non-Graduate School funds.
Travel Awards are reserved for graduate students who have been accepted to present personally their own research (or creative activity) at a national or international meeting of their discipline’s major academic/professional organization. For Research Awards, priority will be given to thesis, pre-dissertation, and dissertation research.
Requests for awards should be initiated by the student’s faculty adviser and endorsed and submitted electronically by the department chair to the Graduate School. The request must include a budget, information about cost sharing, and, if travel is involved, a confirmation that the student will be personally presenting his or her own work.
|Fall Proposals||Late August|
|Spring Proposals||Late January|
|Summer Proposals||Late April|
*Although every attempt should be made by departments to include all research and travel proposals, we recognize that last-minute research opportunities present themselves and that student plans may not be complete by these deadlines. The Graduate School will gladly consider additional requests, pending the availability of funding. After the three major deadlines, requests will be reviewed at the end of each month.
Please contact Dean Susan Carvalho in the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information.
Please see the Graduate Catalog financial assistance page for additional opportunities.
The deadlines for application are:
Submit AHGS Application: Online Scholarship Form
If you have any questions or need more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Andrew Goodliffe at email@example.com.
For additional financial support, please visit Graduate Catalog’s Financial Assistance section.