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The Graduate School’s Summer Research Fellowship program provides support to University of Maryland doctoral students at “mid-career,” that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy. The Fellowships provide doctoral students the opportunity to concentrate fully on their own scholarly activities and research, for the duration of a summer, at a critical moment in their graduate studies.

Eligible students will have excellent qualifications, will be making demonstrable progress through their program, and will be able to show that a summer of focused work will enable them to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program’s requirements. The specific goal of the fellowship is to help students to take a significant step forward in their studies in a timely manner; the overall goals are to reduce time-todegree, to increase degree completion, and to enhance the quality of the graduate student experience.

The Summer Research Fellowships carry a stipend of $5,000 with specific cost-share requirements. Each program may nominate up to two students for the Graduate School Summer Research Fellowships, and up to two students Kulkarni Summer Fellowships. In other words, programs with eligible IIT graduates may nominate up to 4 students.

Fellowship Stipend and Cost-Sharing

The Summer Research Fellowship program is a partnership between the Graduate School and campus graduate programs. The Kulkarni Summer Research Program is a partnership between the Kulkarni Endowment and campus programs. The Fellowship stipend of $5,000 isshared on a $2,500 / $2,500 basis by the Graduate School and the program making a nomination, or by the endowed fund and the program making
the nomination.

University of Maryland Fellowship Eligibility

The Summer Research Fellowship Program supports students who are at “mid-career,” that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy. The nominee must be able to show that a summer of focused work will enable them to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program’s requirements.

Students who plan to graduate by August, 2019 are not eligible, but are encouraged to seek support from the Semester Dissertation Fellowship program.

Given the goals of the Summer Research Fellowship program, teaching assistants and administrative assistants will not be eligible to teach or work during the summer of the award, and research assistants must be relieved of lab duties that do not directly advance their own research. Students may apply for a Summer Research Fellowship more than once. Fellowships may not be deferred.

The complete nomination package is due to the Graduate School by noon on 7th March, 2018 ( Wednesday ).

University of Maryland Fellowship Selection Process

The Graduate School’s Fellowship Selection Committee, representing academic disciplines from across the campus, will evaluate the nominations. Selection decisions will be reached on the basis of the student’s outstanding qualifications, the significance of the student’s scholarship or research, the quality and feasibility of the proposed plan, and the student’s timely progress through the program. It is expected that the cohort of
awardees will reflect the University’s commitment to diversity.

University of Maryland Fellowship Important Dates

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1Nomination deadline7th March, 2018 Noon
( Wednesday )