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Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowships are one-year, full-time fellowships intended to support currently enrolled University of Maryland doctoral students who have excellent qualifications and who have reached candidacy. This fellowship provides a $25,000 stipend, Graduate School Candidacy Tuition Award, and a credit for mandatory fees. 

Eligibility: Eligible candidates for the AY 16-17 Fellowships are University of Maryland doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. The Graduate School awards up to ten Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowships. Selection decisions are based on the student’s achievements and promise, the excellence of the research proposal and/or work done on the project to date, and the potential importance of the dissertation to the student’s field of research.

Nomination Process:  This program is not available for AY 17-18

Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship Guidelines

Nomination Form

Advisor and DGS Instruction Sheet


 Award Recipients

AY 2016 - 17 GDD Fellows

AY 2015 - 16 GDD Fellows

AY 2014 - 15 GDD Fellows

AY 2013 - 14 GDD Fellows