Graduate Studies | Internal Funding Resources

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  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 230 Washington, DC 20016-8075

    Tubman, Jonathan G.
    Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies

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FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

The Office of the Provost provides competitive intramural research grants to doctoral students to support their dissertation research. The awards are managed by the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Awards are available to doctoral graduate students who

  • have been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate before the grant period begins (in some departments admission to candidacy may be spoken of as “ABD - “All But Dissertation.” If you have questions about this requirement, check with your department.)
  • have an approved dissertation proposal, and
  • have an active dissertation chair and committee.

The activity may occur anywhere in the world. The grants are intended to provide supplemental funds to support basic research, field work, lab work, or closely related endeavors. The awards may be for up to $5,000.

The next funding period for the award is from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. Award recipients will be reimbursed for expenses with submission of appropriate receipts to the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Details of this process are provided in the Funding Guidelines. If desired, the funds from the award can support a portion of a larger project. If this is the case, the proposal should carefully delineate the portion of the larger project that can be completed during the funding period.

Each form below is provided in writable PDF format. This format allows you to complete and sign forms electronically, thus saving you time when seeking out faculty signatures. Please submit these forms electronically to Anita Brown at abrown@american.edu by 5:00 PM on March 10, 2014

Doctoral Student Research Award Funding Guidelines (PDF Format)

Application Guidelines and PDF Forms

In order to fill out each form, right-click on the mouse to save each file to your computer. This will allow you to fill out the form electronically.

Guidelines
Application Form
Progress Form
Project Description
Project Abstract
Itemized Budget Form
Review Form (This will be completed by faculty reviewer panel; this is provided so that applicants are aware of review criteria.)
Final Report Form

PDF Portfolio - All Forms (Right-click mouse in order to save file on computer. Once saved, allow a few seconds for files to load when opening portfolio. Files can then be individually downloaded)

For more info on writable PDFs, click here. If you have questions and problems completing the PDFs, please contact Marshay Hall at 202-885-6738.

Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship funding ended in Spring 2014. Dissertation Fellowship funding will not be available for Fall 2014.

FOR MASTERS STUDENTS

Hart A. Massey Fellowship and United Methodist Graduate Scholarships

The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. It is renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. Please submit all scholarship application materials to the school to which you are applying. They will forward the completed application to the Office of Graduate Studies. The application deadline is February 26, 2014.

Hart A. Massey Fellowship Application & Application Checklist (PDF Format)

Please note: submission of application checklist along with application is essential for award consideration.

 

United Methodist Graduate Scholarship

The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. Please submit all scholarship application materials to the school to which you are applying. The completed application will then be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Studies. The application deadline is March 5, 2014.

United Methodist Graduate Scholarship Award Application & Application Checklist (PDF Format)

Please note: submission of application checklist along with application is essential for award consideration.