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Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships

The Graduate School's Semester Dissertation Fellowship program includes the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship and the Lee Thornton Endowed Fellowship. Dissertation fellowships provide full-time support to University of Maryland doctoral candidates who are in the latter stages of writing their dissertations.  Awarded students for AY 21-22 can choose to use the fellowship in either Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. Fellowship benefits include a $15,000 Stipend, a Candidacy Tuition award (899 only), a credit for mandatory fees, and reimbursement for the purchase of an individual student health insurance plan for the semester.  

Eligibility: Eligible candidates are current UMD doctoral students who will have advanced to candidacy by June 1, 2021, and expect to graduate by August 2022.  

Nomination Process:  All doctoral programs are eligible to nominate candidates for the Semester Dissertation Fellowship. Please see the Nomination Allocation Schedule in the Guidelines. Nominations are due by noon, Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Semester Dissertation Fellowship Guidelines  

Nomination Cover Sheet 

Advisor and DGS Letter Instruction Sheet


Award Recipients

AY 2020-21 Wylie Fellows
AY 2019-20 Wylie Fellows
AY 2018-19 Wylie Fellows
AY 2017-18 Wylie Fellows
AY 2016-17 Wylie Fellows
AY 2015-16 Wylie Fellows
AY 2014-15 Wylie Fellows
AY 2013-14 Wylie Fellows