Wednesday, January 18, 2017

University of Utah Graduate School 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship in USA

The Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) is a one-year, non-renewable award. All fulltime graduate students working toward a Ph.D. or the other terminal graduate degree in their department are eligible to apply.

In order for an awardee to accept the GRF, s/he must satisfactorily have passed all preliminary and qualifying examinations prior to Fall Semester 2017. Fellows are expected to be engaged in full-time research or creative work during the academic year of the fellowship. Both domestic and international graduate students are eligible to apply.

The intent of the GRF is to provide the opportunity for full-time research during the fellow’s academic year. A Graduate Research Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other University of Utah funded fellowship. If a department’s graduate student support level is greater than the GRF stipend, subject to the approval from the home department and dean of the Graduate School, fellows may work up to 10 hours weekly as a teaching, research, or graduate assistant (equivalent to 0.25 FTE).

It is expected that recipients will not accept other employment. Recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship receive a $17,700 stipend for the regular academic year, are eligible to participate in the Graduate Student Subsidized Health Insurance Program, and have tuition paid through the Graduate Tuition Benefit Program (TBP) subject to TBP policies (including term limits). For TBP requirements and restrictions, see the Tuition Benefit Guidelines available from the Graduate School, the student’s home department or online at

Electronic applications must be completed on or before Friday, January 20, 2017.

Selection Process & Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed and awardees selected by a committee of University of Utah faculty members active in research and/or creative work from across the campus. The selection committee is chaired by the dean of the Graduate School and ten faculty appointed by the dean of the Graduate School. The committee bases its selection on the following:
1. Quality/impact of the research or creative project;
2. Candidate’s achievements (published papers, conference presentations, etc.)
3. Candidate’s potential for success; i.e., academic excellence (assessed by academic record and references).

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