UAF Graduate School Funding Opportunities

 

Deadlines to apply:

 
Open to doctoral level students

PHD Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  1. Includes six credits of tuition remission,
  2. health insurance,
  3. and a $7500 stipend.
PHD Dissertation Completion Tuition Scholarship
  1. Includes one to three credits of tuition remission
  2. Your choice of either a $1000 scholarship or graduate student health insurance.
    IMPORTANT: No stipend included
Minimum qualifications for PhD Dissertation Completion Fellowship or Scholarship:
    1. Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a UAF Ph.D. program.

    2. Applicants must have a Graduation Application (PDF) on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.

    3. Applicants must have a current and complete annual report on file (i.e. one dated between January 15th and May 15th for people admitted in the fall and one dated between November 1st and Jan 14th for people admitted in the spring).

    4. Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for a doctoral degree except for the actual writing of the dissertation.  Specifically, applicants must have:
      1. completed all required coursework, except thesis credits (F699), and;
      2. passed all required comprehensive exams, and;
      3. have advanced to candidacy prior to the start of the fellowship year,
      4. have an achievable timeline (EXCEL) for the dissertation defense, revisions and completion of degree.

    5. Applicants cannot have received a dissertation completion fellowship for the same degree in a previous year.

    6. Applicants cannot have other funding (e.g. TA/RA or Fellowship) for the semester you are applying for.
Open to Master's level students who are completing a thesis or project as part of their degree requirements.

Masters with Thesis or Project Completion Fellowship
  1. Includes six credits of tuition remission,
  2. graduate student health insurance,
  3. and a $7500 stipend.
Masters with Thesis or Project Completion Tuition Scholarship
  1. One to three credits of tuition remission,
  2. with your choice of either a $1000 scholarship or graduate student health insurance.
    IMPORTANT: No Stipend included 
Minimum qualifications for Master's Thesis/Project Completion Fellowship
      1. Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a UAF Master's degree program.

      2. Applicants must be writing a thesis or completing a project in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements.

      3. Applicants must have a current and complete annual report on file (i.e. one dated between January 15th and May 15th for people admitted in the fall and one dated between November 1st and Jan 14th for people admitted in the spring).

      4. Applicants must have a Graduation Application (PDF) on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.

      5. Applicants must have an achievable timeline (EXCEL) for their thesis/project defense.

      6. Applicants cannot have received a thesis/project completion fellowship or scholarship for the same degree in a previous year.

      7. Applicants must not have received other funding (e.g. TA/RA or Fellowship) for the semester they are applying for.
Open only to students in degrees that do not require a project or thesis for their degree (e.g. MBA, MSDM, MS Elect. Eng, MEd with Other option)
  1. One to three credits of tuition remission,
  2. with your choice of either a $1000 scholarship or graduate student health insurance.
    IMPORTANT: No stipend included
Minimum qualifications for Non-Thesis/Non-Project Master's Degree Completion Scholarship
      1. Applicants must be UAF students and admitted to a non-thesis/project UAF Master's degree program (e.g. MBA, MSDM, MEd with Other Option, MS EE).

      2. Applicants must have a Graduation Application (PDF) on file for the anticipated graduation term they indicated on the previous page.

      3. Applicants must be no more than three (3) classes away from their degree and must be registered for ALL REMAINING COURSEWORK before applying for the fellowship.

      4. Applicants must have a signed Certificate of Pending Completion (PDF) form detailing their taken and planned coursework, including grades (if taken), semesters, and known or planned deviations from the program requirements shown in the catalog.

      5. Applicants cannot have received a degree completion scholarship for the same degree in a previous year.

      6. Applicants must not have received other funding (e.g. TA/RA or Fellowship) for the semester they are applying for.

 

 Information for ALL graduate students
  • Previous recipients of a thesis/dissertation completion fellowship are not eligible (unless it is for a completely different degree than the first time).
  • Applicants must not have received other funding (e.g. TA/RA or Fellowship) for the semester they are applying for.

  • Funding is only provided for your final semester so you should have a very clear timeline in mind for graduating BEFORE you apply.
Thesis, dissertation and project students must have:
  • graduation application (PDF) for the term in which you expect to graduate.

    This is a paper application that you must upload as part of your funding application. Please do not submit it to the Registrar's office and do not fill out the online graduation application. If you do, you will be assessed the non-refundable graduation fee whether you are selected for the fellowship or not.

  • A current and complete annual report on file (i.e. one dated between January 15th and May 15th for people admitted in the fall and one dated between November 1st and Jan 14th for people admitted in the spring).

  • A signed and completed timeline (using this template (EXCEL)) outlining major/relevant requirements.

We no longer require letters of recommendation or student narratives.

Non-thesis/Non-project students (e.g. MBA, MEd Other, MSDM and MS EE) must have:
  • Certificate of Pending Completion (PDF) showing what classes have been completed, which are remaining and any substitutions for codified degree requirements.

  • graduation application (PDF) for the term in which you expect to graduate (this is a paper application that you must upload as part of your funding application. DO NOT submit it to the Registrar's office and DO NOT fill out the online graduation application. If you do, you will be assessed the non-refundable graduation fee whether you are selected for the fellowship or not.)