In addition to the university fellowships administered by the Graduate School, many academic departments award fellowships to students in particular fields of study.
This is not a complete index of all fellowships offered by graduate programs; review departmental and college websites for additional information or to confirm deadlines, or refer to your graduate coordinator.
McCombs School of Business
The departments of Accounting and Management offer a varying number of Ph.D. fellowships annually. Most include waiver of nonresident tuition as well as a cash award.
College of Education
Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education
The College of Education offers the Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education, available to students with a bachelor’s degree from a Texas college who are pursuing a graduate degree in education with the intent of serving adult populations. Successful applicants must demonstrate exceptional ability and must intend to enter the teaching profession or some related scholarly undertaking.
- Stipend: $3,000 minimum
- Application Deadline: May 31
Joseph L. Henderson & Kathryn D. Henderson
The Joseph L. Henderson & Kathryn D. Henderson Scholarship is available to graduate students with financial need.
- Stipend: $1,000
- Application Deadline: May 31
Kinesiology and Health Education
In the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, students may be eligible for the Dr. C.J. (Shorty) and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, established to attract and support outstanding graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. To be eligible, students must show evidence of a professional attitude and professional involvement.
- Stipend: $1,500
- Application Deadline: March 1
The Dr. C.J. (Shorty) and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Graduate Scholarships for Teaching Excellence are used to reward outstanding teaching by graduate students.
Students must have held a teaching assistantship for at least one year and be currently appointed as a teaching assistant for the academic year.
- Stipend: $1,000
- Application Deadline: March 1
The Jewel Popham Raschke Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Mathematics Education encourages and assists talented future teachers of mathematics.
Students selected to receive this scholarship must be enrolled full-time and have a grade-point average approaching or surpassing 3.5/4.0. Awards will be made to students exhibiting a strong degree of interest in and commitment to a career in the field of mathematics education.
- Stipend: $3,500 per academic year
- Application Deadline: April 30
The Addison E. Lee Fellowship is a prestigious award offered by the Science Education Center. Faculty members of the Science Education Center have the vital role of identifying and nominating applicants and selecting the recipient.
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled for two consecutive semesters as a full-time student during the academic year subsequent to the receipt of the award. While students who do not have a master’s degree will be considered, preference will be given to students who are clearly pursuing a doctoral degree in Science Education.
- Stipend: $1,000, allocated across two semesters
- Application Deadline: May 8
College of Liberal Arts
The William James Battle Fellowship in Greek, H. J. Leon Scholarship in Classics and Mildred Masters McCarty Scholarships in Greek and Latin are available to graduate students in the Department of Classics. Stipend amounts vary.
The Richard Worley Endowed Fellowship in Economics is administered by the Department of Economics. Graduate students in Economics are eligible, with nominations made by the department. Stipend amounts vary.
French and Italian
Walther Scholarships in French, funded by a generous bequest from Mrs. Julia Emerson Fisher Walther, are merit-based scholarships (both single- and multi-year) for outstanding students in French studies and linguistics. Walther Scholarships take a variety of forms, including renewable, multi-year awards for incoming students; one-year awards for continuing students; travel awards for research abroad; and summer research grants.
The Aaron Schaffer-Giovanni Podio-Jason Sokolosky Fellowship in French and Italian Studies is available to graduate students in the Department of French and Italian. Nominations are made by faculty members. Stipend amounts vary.
The Medieval Studies Summer Fellowship is available to full-time graduate students in any field specializing in the Middle Ages.
- Stipend: As much as $1,500 for research programs of study. This fund cannot support living expenses in Austin or other locations.
- Application Deadline: March 15
Visit the Department of Mexican American Latina/o Studies website for a listing of fellowships.
Visit the Department of Psychology’s website for funding opportunities.
The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through its Title VI grant. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies.
College of Natural Sciences
The College of Natural Sciences offers fellowships funded by the Office of the Dean for graduate students in the college.
Applicants must not be employed at half-time or more as a teaching assistant, an assistant instructor, a graduate research assistant, or in a similar job title during the fall semester. Resident and non-resident students may apply. Top priority is given to students in their final semester of graduate work or students needing supplemental support to employment of less than half time. Recipients may be newly recruited students.
- Stipend: $1,000, with out-of-state tuition waivers are available for awardees who are non-Texas residents
- Application Deadline: June 1
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The department offers various fellowships to entering graduate students. Sponsors include BASF, Dow Chemical, Exxon and Lochte. These are awarded in conjunction with students’ admission to the Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program. In addition, the following fellowships are available to entering and continuing students:
- Gilbert H. Ayers Fellowship in Chemistry
- Dorothy A. Banks Fellowship
- Robert E. Eakin Endowed Centennial Scholarship
- R. A. and Peggy Lewis Graduate Fellowship in Biochemistry
- F. A. Matsen Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry
- Leon O. Morgan Graduate Fellowship
- Joanne M. Ravel Regents Endowed Fellowship
- Royston M. Roberts Fellowship
- Charles Morton Share Graduate Fellowship
- Stanley H. and Kathleen F. Simonsen Fellowship in Chemistry
- Robert A. Welch Fellowship in Chemistry
- Chemistry Faculty Regents Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
- Friends of Chemistry Regents Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
The department also administers several teaching and academic excellence awards, and graduate students are eligible to apply for travel grants.
Visit the Marine Science Institute’s website for a listing of fellowships.
Visit the Institute of Neuroscience’s website for a listing of fellowships.
James A. Michener Fellowships
The Michener Center for Writers administers an interdisciplinary MFA in Writing and provides fellowship support to graduate and postgraduate writers in the departments of English, Radio-Television-Film and Theatre and Dance at the university. James A. Michener Fellowships are awarded to writing students on a competitive basis judged chiefly on their written work.
- Stipend: $20,000 (9 months) plus remission of all tuition and required fees. About 12 students are admitted to the MFA in Writing each fall with full fellowship support.
- Application Deadline: Dec. 15
Departmental fellowships are also available for students entering or currently enrolled, or who have recently obtained a graduate degree in the graduate writing program in English (creative writing), RTF (screenwriting) or Theatre and Dance (playwriting). The departments each devise their own internal procedures for these awards.