Last update: December 15, 2023
The Dissertation Award is a competitive award that offers financial support to advanced graduate students. Full-time doctoral candidates in the College of Education who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements are invited to apply for this award during the Spring semester of the academic year. Recipients of the award can receive a maximum of up to $2,000 to support completion of their dissertations.
Applications will be accepted Thursday, January 3 through Thursday, February 15, 2024 by 5:00 pm, via the online interface (see details below).
Each year, the College of Education grants several dissertation awards on a competitive basis to doctoral students to support the completion of their dissertations. These awards are funded through the generosity of the alumni and friends of the College, including the Hardie Endowment. This information will help you to determine if you are eligible and how to apply.
Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in the College of Education. They must also be full-time in a graduate program. Applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements (Early Research, Research Specialization, and Qualifying Exams) by the time of the submission, and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a two-year time frame. Preference will be given to students who have passed their Preliminary Oral Exam. Funds will not be released until the preliminary exam is completed.
DEADLINE. Applications will be accepted January 3 through February 15, 2024 by 5:00 pm. No late applications will be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that all materials are submitted online by the deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
SELECTION PROCESS. Awards will be made depending on quality of proposals and availability of funding.
Criteria. Student applications will be judged in terms of the following evaluation criteria: importance to the field, methodological soundness, student's capacity to carry out the project, appropriateness of budget, and feasibility of work plan. Successful proposals will clearly state the significance of the research for the field of education, broadly defined, and will clearly describe the study's methodology and implementation.
Award and Conditions. Recipients of the awards can receive a maximum of $2,000 to support completion of their dissertation. The amount must be expended within a time limit of two years or graduation and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will be submitted online here: Apply for 2024 Dissertation Award. We advise applicants to have their faculty advisers carefully review the application before submitting it.