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Non-Graduate School Funded Fellowships/Traineeships

Section 10.4 of the Graduate School Handbook

Administration and Approval. Students may receive fellowship or traineeship support from other university or external sources. In these cases, the unit responsible for the fellowship and its administration will vary.

Credit Hours. Fellows who have not yet completed the candidacy examination must be registered in the Graduate School for at least 12 hours of graduate credit (excluding audited courses) during any semester in which a fellowship appointment is held. Pre-candidacy fellows who maintain their appointments during summer term must enroll in six credit hours. Post-candidacy doctoral students much register for at least three credit hours. Any exceptions to these policies must be approved in advance by the Graduate School.

25 percent GA. The unit responsible for administering the fellowship must verify that the external funding source permits concurrent employment/appointment.

Payment of Tuition and Fees. The payment of a student’s academic tuition and fees may or may not be included in the award.

Tenure. The length of appointment and stipend level are determined by the funding source. All appointments are for 100 percent of full time. Fellows cannot be required to render a service for the stipend received.

Taxes. The monthly stipend received by all fellows and trainees may be subject to federal, state and local taxes.

Insurance. Fellows or trainees who are paid by non-university funds outside of the Ohio State payroll system are not eligible for the university health insurance subsidy.