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College-Level Award Process

The Graduate School determines the number of College-Allotted Fellowship awards that each college will receive. This number is based on the average number of UF and GE fellowship awards won by the college’s graduate programs during the last five-year period, and therefore are awarded to our highest quality and competitive graduate programs to recruit the most sought after graduate students for the university.

Each college determines how these fellowships are allotted 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 allotted to each program and provide a description of the policies and procedures established to distribute them. College-allotted awards may be entered into the Graduate School’s Nomination System between the system opening and April 16 (11:59 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-allotted 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 allotted 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.

College-Allotted Fellowships awarded to a nominee by the program may be a UF, DUF, or DDUF. For each year of fellowship support offered, one College-Allotted Fellowship is spent. For example, offering a two-year DUF through a college-allotted award will cost that college two of its allotted fellowships.