Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
The University awards dissertation fellowships to outstanding doctoral students in the final stage of dissertation research. These awards provide an annual stipend and payment of the instructional, nonresident, general, and automobile registration fees for the term of the assistantship. A dissertation fellowship awardee must be registered for 16 hours, engaged in graduate study, and not otherwise employed. The student is expected to live and work within daily commuting distance of the University campus, with full access to the resources of the University. If the special needs of dissertation research or cooperative study require that the student should live and work elsewhere, then this must be stated at the time of application for the assistantship. Acceptance of other employment, or a decision to move to another region after the dissertation fellowship has been granted, may require the student to resign the assistantship.