Provost’s Fellowships and University Graduate Research Fellowships

Provost’s Fellowships and University Graduate Research Fellowships are one-year awards that provide competitive recruiting supplements for outstanding new doctoral students. In addition to the financial award, Fellows will be supported and nurtured through interdisciplinary learning and leadership development opportunities.  Prospective students cannot apply directly for these fellowships, but are nominated by their respective graduate programs.

Each doctoral program has been allocated two $4,000 Provost’s Fellowships, as well as one $5,000 University Graduate Research Fellowship to be used to help in your recruiting efforts.

The $4,000 supplements are to be used to recruit new doctoral students who will enroll beginning in the upcoming academic year. These awards must be used as a supplement to a standard departmental/program Teaching Assistantship, Research Assistantship, or Fellowship/Traineeship.

The $5,000 supplement must be used to recruit a new doctoral student who will enroll beginning in the upcoming academic year, and who will be appointed to a Research Assistantship paid on a ledger 5 account.

In both cases, the supplemented stipend must be in an amount equal to or greater than the average level of support for other teaching assistanships, research assistanships, or fellowships/traineeships in the graduate program. Students cannot apply directly for these fellowships, but are nominated by their prospective graduate programs. Only Ph.D. programs are eligible. These fellowships do not cover tuition, tuition remission, fees, or health insurance. Tuition and health insurance associated with departmental awards will be covered in accordance with Graduate Student Support Plan guidelines.

The Directors of Graduate Programs will be asked to submit nominations to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will announce the exact deadline in the call for nominations. Extensions to the deadline may be granted due to recruiting cycles, or other reasons. Every effort will be madeto notify departments of decisions within 48 hours of receipt of nominations.

Only electronic nominations submitted by Directors of Graduate Programs will be accepted. Please e-mail completed nomination forms to Dr. David Shafer david_shafer@ncsu.edu.

For further information, please contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity, at 919-515-7052 or via e-mail at david_shafer@ncsu.edu.