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Review Committees

Fellowship nominations are reviewed by the Graduate School fellowship review committees, and fellowship awards are made by the Graduate School based on the recommendations of the review committees.

The University Fellowship and the Graduate Enrichment Review Committees consist of members of the Graduate Faculty. Committee members are chosen to reflect a fair representation across all colleges and disciplines. Each committee member serves a three-year term. Each University Fellowship and Graduate Enrichment nomination is evaluated by three readers who are selected through a blocked-randomized process. Reviewers do not review nominees from their own programs, and they recuse themselves for discussion if in conflict of interest. Each nomination’s final score is an average of the three scores.

In addition to screening that the candidates meet the eligibility criteria for nomination, the members of the review committee evaluate nominees on the basis of the scoring criteria outlined in Section 8.3 and 8.4.