Nomination Deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00PM. Nominations will be accepted only from department or program heads. Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to submit up to two nominations per graduate major for the 2018-19 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program and one nomination per graduate major for the 2018-19 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program. Both domestic and international applicants will be considered. Only nominations submitted by the deadline will be accepted. See Nomination Form below. Contact Us with Any Questions.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the continuation of the Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship, centrally administered fellowship and scholarship opportunities whose purpose is to recruit outstanding students for graduate study at OSU. The target population is newly admitted doctoral students and newly admitted master’s students in research/creative degree programs where a Ph.D. degree does not exist. Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to submit up to two nominations per graduate major for the 2018-19 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program and one nomination per graduate major for the 2018-19 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program.
The Provost has designated these funds for graduate fellowship stipends and recruitment bonus scholarships to recruit students of the highest quality and to raise the profile of graduate education at OSU. The Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program provides prestigious university fellowships for one year only, which will be comprised of twelve-month stipends, plus tuition scholarships and subsidized health insurance. Fellowship nominations will be accepted on behalf of newly recruited and admitted doctoral students and research/creative master’s degree students in which a doctoral degree program does not exist. Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program will provide one time, academic year scholarship awards for recruiting purposes. Awards will be made to students who will be newly admitted to an OSU graduate program for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Provost’s Fellowship/Scholarship program is first and foremost a recruitment tool. The nomination package must include a description of the recruitment activities used to identify the nominee as a candidate for the graduate program; this information will be used in the evaluation of the nomination.
Fellowships will include a twelve-month stipend of $30,000 for doctoral students and $22,000 for master’s students, to be distributed in four equal quarterly installments during the year. In addition to the stipend, the fellowship will provide an academic year tuition waiver through a tuition relief scholarship to cover the cost of 12 credits, plus a supplemental scholarship to cover the cost for enrollment in three graduate credits during summer term. Recipients will be formally appointed as OSU graduate fellows to allow access to subsidized health insurance under the prevailing graduate assistant/fellow health insurance plan. Fellowships will be administered by the Graduate School.
Scholarships will be one-time awards of $6,000 for doctoral students and $4,000 for master’s students, which will be distributed in three equal quarterly installments during the academic year. Scholarships will be administered by the Graduate School. These awards are to be separate from and in addition to a full year departmental assistantship offered to incoming students, with FTE appointment levels appropriate to the department and work.
Fellowship and Scholarship Nominations: Both domestic and international doctoral applicants will be considered as well as master’s applicants in research/creative degree programs where a Ph.D. program does not exist. Each program may submit up to two fellowship nominations and one scholarship nomination.
Nomination Deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00PM
Applications will not be accepted unless submitted to the web application by the deadline.
The Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Selection Committee will be established and convened by the Graduate Dean. The Committee will select nominees based on academic achievement as indicated by application materials, publications, presentations, awards and honors, contribution to diversity, and/or other professional activity. Additional considerations will be the nominating program's alignment with the university's strategic plan, the nominating program's achievement of the President's Academic System Guidelines, the potential impact that an award would have on strengthening and building the degree program, and recruiting activities as described in the nomination package. Nominees must be regularly-admissible to the program.
It is anticipated that award decisions will be announced by March 10, 2018.
- Students may not submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by a Department Head or Program Director.
- All nominees must have already been accepted through the electronic DAF system. You will be asked to upload a copy of the Accepted Departmental Action Form (DAFA) with your nomination packet.
- You may save a "Draft" of your nomination, by using the button at the bottom this page. You will not be able to begin a new nomination until the draft you saved has been completed and submitted. Saving a "Draft" does not mean a nomination has been submitted.
- Document Upload: Department and programs must upload one (1) PDF nomination document (black & white only) containing all items in the order listed below.
- A cover letter from the department chair or head, graduate program director, or dean of the program.The cover letter is limited to two pages; (12 point font – 1 inch margins; page limit excludes Appendices) including discussion of the nominee’s academic and scholarly promise. Nominators are encouraged to discuss the nominee’s previous academic achievement as evidence by GPA, GREs, and other related metrics; scholarly productivity of nominee, including publications, presentations, and research grants; scholarly distinction of the nominee, including honors, awards, and other recognitions; and record of leadership, including professional, community, and/or civic engagement. (For Fellowship nominations: the cover letter should contain the program's expected plan for continued financial support beyond the award period through completion of the degree.)
- Accepted Departmental Action Form (DAFA);
- The students full application (including transcripts, personal statement, etc.) to OSU Graduate School;
- Résumé or curriculum vita.
***Please ensure that your nomination includes all of the above items. Incomplete applications will not be considered.***
- Document Naming Rules: Uploaded documents must use the following name convention:
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- Once the nomination form has been submitted, an email will be sent to you for confirmation of all entered values. At any time, if you discover corrections to be made, you may reply to the email or contact us using this website.
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