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Dissertation Year Fellowships

These two fellowships are intended to help defray dissertation research expenses in the same academic year that a student will defend her/his dissertation:

Gamma Alpha Gamma Dissertation Year Fellowship

The Gamma Alpha Gamma Dissertation Year Fellowship provides a $6,100 supplement to an already-existing research or teaching assistantship in the final year of the student's doctoral work. The money comes from the repurposed Gamma Alpha Gamma student loan program. To be eligible, a student must have completed comprehensive examinations and be committed to completing all requirements for graduation, including successful defense of a dissertation, in the year of the fellowship

Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship

The Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship provides a $6,100 supplement to an already-existing research or teaching assistantship in the final year of the student's doctoral work. The money comes from the repurposed Raymond White Graduate Student Loan Fund that was established in 1974 as part of Mr. White’s generous estate gift to the University of Missouri. In the ensuing 35 years, we have learned that fellowships are a more effective way to support graduate education than loans, hence the change in the focus of the fund. To be eligible, a student must have completed comprehensive examinations and be committed to completing all requirements for graduation, including successful defense of a dissertation, in the year of the fellowship.

To apply: The Office of Graduate Studies annually notifies Directors of Graduate Studies about the application deadlines and directions. Interested in applying? Contact your degree program’s Director of Graduate Studies.