Funding

Assistantships

In order to provide opportunity for the student to progress satisfactorily toward the degree objective, graduate appointments will ordinarily be for no more than one-half time and for a maximum of two (2) academic years for M.S. students and three (3) academic years for Ph.D. students. Renewal of graduate appointments for additional time will be based on satisfactory performance in the position and academic performance toward plan of study requirements, as well as availability of positions.

Teaching assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) include a tuition waiver during the semester the student has the assistantship. Normally teaching assistantships are not available in the summer. However, if a student has a teaching assistantship in the spring and the following fall semester, a tuition waiver for the summer is still available to the student.

NOTE: Assistantships DO NOT cover the cost of student fees assessed each semester.

This document summarizes the recurring fellowship opportunities currently available for graduate students.  It is an attempt to better clarify, categorize, and summarize the fellowship opportunities for faculty and students.  Very detailed information about each university funded fellowships can be found in this PDF document:

http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/downloads/fund/fellowships/Fellows_Manu...

The Graduate School also maintains a web page that summarizes the university funded fellowships, travel grants, etc., here:

http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/funding/announcements/summary.cfm

University Funded Fellowships

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship
Summary
Funding for: To provide support to outstanding Ph.D. candidates in their final year of writing their dissertation.  It is expected that the doctoral degree will be received at the conclusion of the following year.

Application process: PhD students nominated by their chair or advisor
Funding amount: $18,000 (stipend, insurance supplement, & fringe; estimated)
Renewable:  No.
Applications due date: February 18, 2013
Notification: March 29, 2013

Application Procedures: 
Submit the following materials to the College of Technology Studies Office in Knoy 150:
• CoT Fellowship Application Form
• A summary of the dissertation project, not to exceed three pages (excluding bibliography)
• A letter of recommendation from the student’s dissertation committee chair noting that the student has successfully defended her or his dissertation proposal.
• A statement of career goals; and
• A curriculum vitae or resume

Andrews Doctoral Fellowship
Summary
Funding for: The Andrews Fellowships are for the recruitment of outstanding Ph.D.-track students to graduate programs at Purdue University. Each fellowship provides a four-year award package to the fellow, which includes two years of stipend support from the Graduate School and two additional years of funding support from the department.

Application process: PhD students nominated by CoT Faculty
Funding amount: $17,608 (stipend, insurance supplement, & fringe; estimated)
Renewable:  This is a 4-year commitment with the first 2-years paid by the university and that last 1- to 2-years paid by the department.
Application deadline: February 18, 2013
Notification: March 29, 2013

Application Procedures: 
Submit the following materials to the College of Technology Studies Office in Knoy 150:
• CoT Fellowship Application Form
• Copies of admission application materials
• Letter of support from department head acknowledging departmental support commitment beyond 2 years (i.e., years 3 and 4)

Review Procedures: 
At a minimum, the selection process considers the student's academic and scholarly achievements and abilities, based upon admission application materials requested by the graduate program. Fellows are usually selected for the fellowship by the graduate program during the admission process.

Ross Fellowship
Summary
Funding for: The Ross Fellowships are for the recruitment of outstanding, Ph.D.-track students to graduate programs at Purdue University. Each fellowship provides a four-year package to the fellow, which includes one-year of support from the Graduate School and a commitment by the department of up to three additional years of support. The additional support is usually in the form of teaching or research assistantships or a combination of both.

Application process: PhD students nominated by CoT Faculty
Funding amount: $18,305 (stipend, insurance supplement, & fringe; estimated)
Renewable:  This is a 4-year commitment with the first 2-years paid by the university and that last 1- to 2-years paid by the department.
Application deadline: February 18, 2013
Notification: March 29, 2013

Application Procedures: 
Submit the following materials to the College of Technology Studies Office in Knoy 150:
• CoT Fellowship Application Form
• Copies of admission application materials
• Letter of support from department head acknowledging departmental support commitment beyond 2 years (i.e., years 3 and 4)

Review Procedures: 
At a minimum, the selection process considers the student's academic and scholarly achievements and abilities, based upon admission application materials requested by the graduate program. Fellows are usually selected for the fellowship by the graduate program during the admission process.

Competitive Fellowships funded by the Graduate School

David M. Knox Fellowship- Due January 25
The David M. Knox Fellowships are awarded to masters-seeking students to enhance the diversity of the graduate student body through the recruitment of students with diverse backgrounds, views and experiences. The Knox Fellowship commits a two-year award package to the fellow, which includes one year of stipend support from the Graduate School and one additional year of funding support from the graduate program.

Application and Selection Process
Students do not apply directly for the David M. Knox Fellowship, but must complete the diversity essay, which is part of the Graduate School admission application. Graduate programs forward nominations of students, who meet the eligibility criteria, to the Graduate School Fellowship Office. A nomination form should be completed and use as the cover sheet for the application. At a minimum, the selection committee considers the student’s academic achievements and scholarly abilities and ability to contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body, based on the Graduate School admission application materials, including the diversity essay.

Student Eligibility
Recipients of Knox Fellowships must have graduated from an accredited U.S. high school, be admitted to Purdue in a degree-granting graduate program, and, at a minimum, must demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly abilities, enhancing the graduate student body through a diversity of backgrounds, views and experiences.

Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship- Due January 27
The Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship provides a one-year fellowship to students with undergraduate degrees from Purdue for the furtherance of post-graduate research at Purdue University. Chappelle Fellows are selected on the basis of character, intellectual ability, and promise of degree attainment. 

Application Procedures
1. an official Purdue transcript;
2. the name of a Purdue faculty member from whom the student has requested a letter of recommendation.
3. a curriculum vitae or a resume;
4. an essay (1000 words or less) addressing Purdue’s impact on the student’s development through one, two o r three of Purdue’s missions of learning, discovery and engagement.

Student Eligibility
Recipients of Chappelle Fellowships must possess a Purdue undergraduate degree, need to have completed and submitted a graduate school application, be admitted to Purdue in a degree-granting graduate program, be enrolled in a Purdue degree-granting graduate program for less than one semester, and must demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly abilities.

George Washington Carver Fellowship- Due January 25
The George Washington Carver (GWC) Doctoral Fellowship is awarded annually to encourage students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI), or Tribal colleges, who have demonstrated superior academic achievements and scholarly abilities, to attend Purdue University. Recipients of this fellowship are doctoral-seeking students who aspire to a career as a professor in higher education. Purdue University President, Martin C. Jischke, initiated the George Washington Carver Fellowship in honor of this great African-American educator, researcher, and innovator.

Application and Selection Process
Students do not apply directly for the George Washington Carver Fellowship, but must complete the diversity essay, which is part of the Graduate School admission application. Graduate programs forward nominations of students, who meet the eligibility criteria, to the Graduate School Fellowship Office. A nomination form should be completed and use as the cover sheet for the application. At a minimum, the selection committee considers the student’s academic achievements and scholarly abilities and ability to contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body, based on the Graduate School admission application materials, including the diversity essay. The diversity essay should be 500 words or less, responding to the statement: Describe your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.

Student Eligibility
The GWC Fellowship recipient must be:
• a graduate of an HBCU or HSI, or have attended a Tribal college for two years;
• a graduate of an accredited U.S. high school;
• aspiring to a career as a professor in higher education;
• able to demonstrate the ability to contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body through the recipient’s background, views and experiences as communicated in the diversity essay;
• admitted to the Graduate School for Fall 2008;
• demonstrating superior academic achievements and scholarly abilities.

Bilsland Strategic Initiatives Fellowship
No longer offered as an open-application process.