Dissertation Awards

UNC Dissertation Research Fellowships

UNC's Graduate School offers competitive Summer Research Fellowships to doctoral students who do not have funding during the summer so that they can concentrate on their dissertation research.

UNC's Graduate School also offers competitive Off-Campus Dissertation  Fellowships to support students conducting dissertation research abroad for one semester and one academic year.

Duke University Dissertation Research Fellowships

Duke University's Graduate School offers competitive International Dissertation Research Travel awards to fund Ph.D. students to conduct pre-dissertation or dissertation research.

UNC Dissertation Completion Fellowships

UNC's Graduate School offers competitive Dissertation Completion Fellowships to support doctoral students in the final year of their dissertation. Each fellowship enables a student to focus full time on research and writing. This improves quality of the work and shortens the time to complete the degree. Recipients may not hold a service position (RA/TA/GA) simultaneous to this fellowship without prior Graduate School approval. There are two types of dissertation completion fellowships. There is the general Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and the Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Duke University Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Duke offers a variety of competitive Dissertation Completion Fellowships to support doctoral students in the final year of their dissertation. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these funding opportunities.