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National Awards & Fellowships

Students who are awarded these fellowships can generally use this funding to reduce their teaching requirements, or to obtain additional summer funding.

If you are awarded any fellowship outside of the Psychology Department please contact Tina Griffith (tinagrif@umich.edu) or Sheri Circele (scircele@umich.edu) to discuss how these can be worked into your current funding plan.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Website: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Funding Provided: Three full years (cost shared by Rackham), each year including:

  •  Tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $30,000/ year stipend.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen or permanent residents
  • Must not have completed more than 12 months of post-baccalaureate, full-time graduate study at the time of their application (can apply up to the beginning of the 2nd year of grad study)
  • Must be working toward a degree leading to a research-based doctoral degree

Application Deadline: November

Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship

Website: Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship

Funding Provided: Three full years (cost sharing by Rackham), each year including:

  • 2 terms of tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $20,000/year stipend

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen
  • have superior academic achievement
  • be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
  • be enrolled in a Ph.D. program
  • have not earned a doctoral degree elsewhere

Application Deadline: Early November

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Website: National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Funding Provided: Three full years (cost shared by Rackham), each year including:

  • 2 terms of tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $30,500/year stipend for the 1st year
  • $31,600/year stipend for 2nd and 3rd year

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Citizen or nationals of the United States
  • Must have completed less than 2 years of full-time graduate study
  • Must be working towards a degree related to an area of DoD interest within one of 15 disciplines (one of which is Cognitive, Neural, and Behavior Sciences)

Application Deadline: December

NIH/NRSA Kirschstein Individual Training Grants

Website: NIH/NRSA Kirschstein Individual Training Grants

Funding Provided: Award is cost shared by Rackham and Department, each year including:

  • 2 terms of tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $21,180/year stipend, Rackham Cost Shares stipend up to $24,000/year

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizens or Permanent Resident
  • Evidence of high academic performance in the science and substantial interest in rearch in areas of high priority to the participating Institutes
  • Application is through the Psych Department Business Office (easthall.bus@umich.edu)

Application Deadline: August, December, and April, with internal submission deadlines a month earlier

Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship

Website: Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship

Funding Provided: One full year (cost shared by Rackham), including:

  • 2 terms of tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $21,000 stipend

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen
  • have superior academic achievement
  • be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
  • be enrolled in a Ph.D. program
  • have not earned a doctoral degree elsewhere

Application Deadline: Early November

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Website: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Funding Provided: One year of support (cost shared by Rackham), including:

  • Tuition
  • GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $25,000 stipend
  • Research costs of up to $3,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be Ph.D. Candidates having all requirements for the Ph.D. met except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure
  • Must be no more than 6 years in the degree program

Application Deadline: Early November

 

Harry Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Website: Harry Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Funding Provided: One year support (cost shared by Rackham), including:

  • Tuition
  • GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • $15,000 stipend

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Research must be related to increasing the understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression and dominance
  • Individuals must complete dissertation in the year of fellowship

Application Deadline: Early February

APA Minority Fellowship Program (MHSAS Predoctoral Fellowship)

Website: APA Minority Fellowship Program (MHSAS Predoctoral Fellowship)

Funding Provided: Up to three years (must be renewed annually):

  • $21,000/year stipend

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen or permanent residents
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority mental health and substance abuse services
  • Aimed at students specializing in clinical, counseling, school or other programs associated with the delivery of mental health services
  • No support for internship year

Application Deadline: mid-January

Jacob Javits Fellowship (US Dept of Education)

Website: Jacob Javits Fellowship (US Dept of Education)

Funding Provided: Up to four full years, (cost shared by Rackham), each year including:

  • 2 terms of tuition
  • 12 months of GradCare and Dental Insurance
  • Up to $30,000/year stipend (based on financial need)

Eligbility Criteria:

  • US citizen or nationals or permanent residents
  • Must not have completed more than 12 months of post-baccalaurrete, full-time graduate study at the time of their application
  • Must be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965

Application Deadline: Late September

Additional Awards