Senate creates new dissertation-year fellowships
Although most dissertation-year fellowships reward excellence
in research alone, the Faculty
Senate decided to include outstanding teaching in a new competitive
program for graduate students.
to eleven fellowships will be awarded throughout the University.
Each fellowship will support the final year of doctoral work,
including tuition, fees, insurance and a stipend of approximately
$17,000. The fellowships will reward graduate students who have
taught extraordinarily well at U.Va. while maintaining a record
of excellence in their disciplinary research. Awardees are expected
to complete their thesis within one year of receiving the fellowship.
application deadline is March 1, and a selection committee will
name the recipients April 15. Five fellowships will go to doctoral
students in Arts & Sciences, two to engineering students,
and all graduate students are eligible for the other four. The
funding for the new fellowships, which will be administered by
the Faculty Senate, comes from the Provosts Office, the
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the School
of Engineering and Applied Science and the Jefferson Scholars
wanted to highlight the value of graduate education, said
biology professor Robert M. Grainger, who chairs the Faculty Senate.
That is this years theme for the senate, he
instructions are posted on the Faculty Senate Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/facultysenate.
Contact Robert J. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org