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Ohio Board of Regents Graduate Fellowships

The Ohio Board of Regents allow a participating university to nominate two or three students for these fellowships, which provide $3,500 each year for two years of full-time graduate/professional study.  Applicants must plan to enroll full-time in an eligible Ohio graduate or graduate professional school within the same year of receiving a bachelor's degree, be U.S. citizens, and be Ohio residents.

Application Deadline:  February 1

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron staff member:
        Heather Blake, Senior Administrative Assistant, Graduate School
        e-mail: hblake@uakron.edu;  telephone x7664



Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

The Mellon Fellowship provides one year of entry-level graduate study in a Ph.D. program in the United States or Canada. College senior or recent graduates who have not yet begun graduate study are eligible. Committees look for high academic achievement, evidence of future promise, and a commitment to a career in teaching and scholarship. Eligible fields include the humanities (and history) but not the creative or performing arts. U.S. citizenship is required.

Application Deadline:

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:

Name and contact information here


National Science Foundation (NSF)
Graduate Fellowships and Minority
Graduate Fellowships

NSF Graduate Fellows receive three years of support for advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences (including the history of science and the philosophy of science), and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education. This award carries a stipend of $14,400 for a 12-month tenure plus a cost of education allowance paid to your graduate educational institution in lieu of tuition and fees.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Application Deadline: Early November

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:

Name and contact information here


Hertz Foundation Fellowship for the
Advancement of Applied Physical Sciences

The Hertz Foundation helps foster the graduate-level studies of students who seem likely to becomes leaders in scientific and technological advances, exemplars of teaching skills in the applied physical sciences, and key contributors to the technological capability on which the well-being of the United States depends. The award provides a $20,000 stipend for nine months plus a cost of education allowance paid to your graduate educational institution in lieu of tuition and feeds. This fellowship is renewable for up to five years, and may be held only at tenable universities.  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency

Application Deadline: Early November.

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:

Name and contact information here


James Madison Fellowship Program

This federally-endowed fellowship is designed to strengthen instruction about the U.S. Constitution at the secondary school level. Graduating seniors without teaching experience who intend to pursue a career in teaching American history or political science can receive funding for two years of master's level graduate study of the framing and history of the Constitution. Fellows must agree to teach full-time in a secondary school for no less than one year for each full year of fellowship support. U.S. citizenship is required.

Application Deadline:

For more information, please contact the following University of Akron faculty member:
       Dr. Lesley Gordon, History
       e-mail address: lgordon@uakron.edu; telephone x6603
 

 

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