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College-Level Award Process

The Graduate School determines the number of college-level fellowship awards that each college will receive. This number is based on the average number of UF, GE and college-level fellowship awards won by the college’s graduate programs during the last five-year period.

Each college determines how these fellowships are allocated to its graduate programs and sets its own internal review process. After this notification is made, colleges must notify the Fellowship Office of the awards allocated to each program, and provide a description of the policies and procedures established to distribute them. College-level awards may be entered into the Graduate School’s Nomination System between November 18 and April 15 (5 p.m.) Procedures established to distribute awards to programs or to individual students at the college level are subject to the discretion of the college’s dean.

The Graduate School monitors all nominees to ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements for awarding fellowships. Although a college may require programs to submit application materials for its internal review, the Graduate School does not require the submission of materials with a college-level award unless a petition is submitted.

Interdisciplinary graduate programs that cut across colleges and programs that do not report to a specific college dean are allocated awards directly from the Graduate School. This number is based on their performance in the past five years. College deans have the discretion to award additional fellowships from their total to the interdisciplinary graduate programs in which their colleges participate.

Awards made at the college level may be a UF, DUF, or DDUF. For each year of fellowship support offered, one year of fellowship support allocated to the college is spent. For example, offering a two-year DUF through a college-level award will cost that college two of its allocated fellowships.