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Fellowships: Award Notification


The confidential award list for graduate programs will be made available on the Graduate School’s Nomination System after 4 p.m. on February 11 by 4 p.m. Graduate School award letters will be made available on the Nomination System for review by graduate programs to ensure accuracy on February 26. The official awards notification date is March 5, 2018.

The days between the release of the award list on February 11 by 4 p.m and the official awards notification date of March 5, 2018 should provide programs time to exercise the reallocation option and to coordinate letters of offer and possible supplementation of the stipend level. Reallocated or college-level fellowships that are requested by February 28, 2018 will be included in the official awards notification on March 5, 2018.

Notification of Fellowship Winners

The Graduate School sends the official fellowship award letters to fellowship awardees by email.

Programs that wish to make offers earlier than March 5, 2018 using college-level fellowships must receive approval from the Fellowship Office before they send an award letter.

To avoid confusion on the part of awardees, graduate programs are strongly encouraged to reference and attach a copy of the Graduate School letter in their own offer letter to the student.

Each graduate program is responsible for notifying its unsuccessful nominees.

April 15 Resolution of the Council of Graduate Schools

Ohio State follows the Council of Graduate Schools’ April 15 award resolution agreement . The CGS resolution states that fellowship recipients have complete freedom of choice in accepting their awards until April 15, with the last award accepted on or before that date being the one to which the student is obligated.

Graduate programs may make offers in advance of this date, but cannot state or imply that these offers are contingent on acceptance prior to April 15. Contact the Fellowship Office for statements acceptable to the CGS.

Because Ohio State is a signatory to and supporter of this agreement, graduate programs must comply.

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