Note to Academic Department, Graduate Programs, and Training Grant/Fellowship Principal Investigators
A letter of offer constitutes a notice of fellowship for eligible graduate fellows. This letter is specifically developed for graduate fellows and should not be used for other appointments. This letter does not offer admission to the University. Conditions for renewal of this fellowship should not be stated in this letter of offer. All fellowship appointments must meet the definition of a graduate fellow, or under the requirements of the Alternatively-Funded Fellowship Program.
Please clearly articulate the total stipend to be received and the schedule and method under which the stipend will be disbursed. Stipends must be issued quarterly for OSU Foundation + college-funded fellowships. External fellowships and training grants have stipends issued on a monthly schedule.
This letter must be signed by the individual who has signature authority over the graduate fellowship, such as a dean, academic department head/chair, graduate program director (for graduate programs not administered by academic departments), or principal investigators responsible for federally sponsored fellowship programs and training grants.
Once the letter is signed/offer accepted by the student, the appointing program must complete the Graduate Fellow appointment form and route the letter and form to the required offices as noted in these instructions.
Please commit no more than a one year fellowship in this fellowship notice, which may overlap fiscal years.
*If you are appointing a graduate fellow for summer session, the fellowship dates must be between June 16 and September 15. Appointment dates outside of this timeframe will negatively affect the health insurance options made available to the graduate fellow.
Graduate Fellow Offer Letters
The following documents include instructions and template language to provide a Graduate Fellowship offer to a selected student.
Supplementary Funding for Stipend and/or Tuition Support Letters