Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants - P.h.D.

There are many fellowships, scholarships, and grants intended to supplement the funding provided by the PhD program. Current doctoral students should be aware of the following funding opportunities to further support their research and scholarship. Please be aware that many of these opportunities are awarded annually and that deadlines are subject to change. Be sure to check the award websites for the most accurate application deadlines.

Doctoral Students Research Awards

The purpose of the DSRA is to provide funding to assist the current iSchool PhD students who could greatly advance their PhD proposal- or dissertation-related research by means of limited financial support. The DSRAs provide up to $1,000 to cover costs associated with students’ research on a reimbursement basis. Students may receive the award twice during their PhD education at the iSchool, once before the achievement of candidacy and a second time after the achievement of candidacy.

Eligibility: iSchool PhD students

Amount of support: up to $1,000.00 per application

Process: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Once the funding is approved, recipients will work with the research support staff to manage the spending of the allocated funds. All funds are to be spent and work completed within 2 years of the date of notification. Final reports will be due upon completion of the work, or no later than 2 years from the date of notification. 

In the online application form, please include the following:

  • 1-Page Project description
  • Proposed budget & timeline
  • Student’s CV
  • Advisor Letter – Students who are applying must provide a statement from a faculty advisor/mentor attesting to research need and lack of other funding available

We will communicate within one week from the application is submitted.

General Awards

The iSchool Awards Committee will solicit nominations for the following awards in early Spring (February of each year). For these awards, please apply according to the instructions provided by the iSchool Awards Committee.

College of Information Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The College of Information Studies invites applications for the annual award of the College of Information Studies Alumni Chapter Scholarship for one or more graduate students pursuing any degree program at the college. Established by the College of Information Studies Alumni Chapter, this award is given to any full- or part-time degree-seeking graduate student currently enrolled in the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award will be up to $5,000. 

Eligibility: Any full- or part-time degree-seeking graduate students currently enrolled at the College of Information Studies. To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to ask an iSchool faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf to ischoolawards@umd.edu. The letter must be submitted by the deadline specified in this call.

Dr. Joan Giesecke Health Informatics Fellowship

The College of Information Studies invites applications for the annual award of the Dr. Joan Giesecke Health Informatics Fellowship for two graduate students with an interest in health informatics, health librarianship, or health information technology pursuing any degree program at the College. Dr. Joan Giesecke received her MLIS from the University of Maryland in 1973. She spent 25 years in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Libraries, where she tripled the library’s endowment, oversaw renovations to improve the libraries in size and service, enhanced the diversity of the libraries’ faculty, and developed relationships to help the colleges advance their teaching and research. She joined UNL in 1987 and was promoted to Associate Dean, and then served as Dean of Libraries from 1996 to 2012. From 2012 until her retirement in 2014, Dr. Joan Giesecke served as special assistant to the Chancellor and coordinated campus-wide accreditation efforts. Upon her retirement, she was recognized as Dean and Professor Emerita. This fellowship is for one graduate student with an interest in health informatics, health librarianship, or health information technology pursuing any degree program at the College. The amount of the award will be up to $5,000. 

Eligibility: Graduate students with an interest in health informatics, health librarianship, or health information technology who are pursuing any degree program at the College of Information Studies.

Helen A. Tegnell Scholarship

The College of Information Studies invites applications for the annual award of the Helen A. Tegnell Scholarship for one or more MLIS or PhD students. Established in

December 1982 by a donation from Col. and Mrs. Russell M. Tegnell in memory of their daughter, Helen A. Tegnell, to provide financial assistance to worthy students enrolled in the MLIS or PhD programs in the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award(s) will be up to $5,000. 

Eligibility: MLIS or PhD degree students currently enrolled at the College of Information Studies

Library Systems & Services (LSSI) Scholarship (for part-time students)

The College of Information Studies invites applications for the annual award of the Library Systems & Services (LSSI) Scholarship for one or more part-time students pursuing any degree program at the college. The LSSI Scholarship Endowment was established by Library Systems & Services, LLC, in June 2000. This scholarship is available to part-time students pursuing any graduate degree program at the College of Information Studies. Applicants must be currently enrolled in six credits or fewer in the College and must intend to enroll in six credits or fewer in Spring 2020. The amount of the award will be up to $1,500. 

Eligibility: Part-time students pursuing any graduate degree program at the College of Information Studies. Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6 credits or less at the College and must intend to enroll in 6 credits or less in Spring 2022.

Awards for Excellence & Academic Achievement

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

This national competition is open to graduate students with outstanding character and ability, who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study, and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.  The Liebmann Fellowship covers the cost of tuition and provides an annual $18,000 stipend for living expenses.  For more information about the Fellowship, please visit http://fdnweb.org/liebmann/.  Graduate students at the University of Maryland who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

The University of Maryland Graduate School may nominate up to three candidates for consideration by the Fund’s selection committee. Graduate students wishing to be considered for nomination must submit their complete application package in hard copy (single-sided) to the Graduate School by Friday, January 10, 2020. All applications should be sent to the Graduate School Office of Funding Opportunities to Assistant Director Robyn Kotzker, 2123 Lee Building, 7809 Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20742.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/fellowship-information/dolores-zohrab-liebmann-fund-fellowship 

Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement

The Spencer Award, established by the daughters of Dr. Mabel S. Spencer, honors the memory and outstanding professional achievements of Dr. Spencer. It carries a stipend of $17,500 and candidacy tuition remission (if not covered by other tuition remission). 
Dr. Spencer taught at the University of Maryland from 1948 to 1968. Her energy, dynamic personality, and commitment to bringing about the positive change made her a leader in the University community. Dedicated to programs and activities that advanced the interests of women at the University, Dr. Spencer was also known for her extraordinary ability to communicate with and provide assistance to her students, especially those from underrepresented minorities and from foreign countries. 

Eligibility: candidates are University of Maryland doctoral students who will have reached candidacy by August 1, 2021.

Nomination Process and Deadline Information: Departments/Programs may nominate one student for this award. Nomination deadline is noon on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.*

*Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/dr-mabel-s-spencer-award-excellence-graduate-achievement

The Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study

After earning multiple degrees at the University of Maryland culminating with a doctorate in 1941, Dr. Michael J. Pelczar’s professional career at the University began in 1946 and spanned over 30 years.  He was a Distinguished University Professor of Microbiology and served as Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research for many years.  In honor of Dr. Pelczar’s retirement in 1977, the Michael J. Pelczar Graduate Award was established from contributions made by friends and alumni and the award is intended to honor excellence in graduate studies. 

The Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study offers $1,000 to an outstanding University of Maryland doctoral candidate who has demonstrated excellence beyond his or her coursework, and who has served at least one academic year as a teaching assistant with a commendable performance.

Eligibility: Candidates must be University of Maryland doctoral students who have reached candidacy by April 1, 2021.

Nomination Process:  Departments/Programs may nominate one student.  Nomination deadline is noon on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.*
*Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/michael-j-pelczar-award-excellence-graduate-study

Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship

The Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowship offers $1,000 to a University of Maryland graduate student who “best exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship achievement.”

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled doctoral students at the University of Maryland.  

Nomination Process:  Programs may nominate one student.  Nomination deadline is noon on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.*
*Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/phi-delta-gamma-graduate-fellowship

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Award (limited submission)

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works side-by-side with policymakers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to help students achieve more, prepare students for college and careers, and boost college completion. One important SREB initiative is to increase faculty diversity by offering the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Award Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities.

SREB Doctor Scholars receive full-time graduate assistantship support, tuition remission, and payment of mandatory fees (spring and fall) for at least three years. SREB will cover the costs for the SREB Scholar to attend and participate in the Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for each year the student is in the Doctoral Scholars program and will pay for the student’s UMD advisor to attend this conference for one of those years. In addition, SREB Scholars have access to professional development resources and opportunities.

More information about SREB and the Doctoral Scholar Award can be found at https://www.sreb.org/.  The Graduate School has agreed to become an Institutional Funding Partner for the SREB Doctoral Scholar Award. Eligible students must be nominated to the Graduate School by their program.

Eligibility Information for the UMD SREB Institutional Doctoral Scholar Award:  Eligible students include 1) newly admitted students who will begin the UMD program in Fall 2021 and 2) first-year students who began their program in Fall 2020.  Programs eligible to make nominations are campus-based Ph.D. programs.  Please seek additional SREB eligibility information on the SREB website 

UMD Program support of the SREB Doctoral Scholars program helps to promote a more diverse campus community. 

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/fellowship-information/southern-regional-education-board-doctoral-scholar-award

UMD Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just THREE MINUTES! The University of Maryland Graduate School invites graduate students from all disciplines to compete in the annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT).  View the History and Overview of the 3MT Competition for more information.

This year's 3MT Competition will take place in two rounds.  The first-round will be at the college level and will take place in March. Winners from the first-round will advance to the Final Round in April. This year's competition will be completely virtual.  Students are asked to prepare a three-minute video presentation and one single static slide using the rules outlined in the guidelines. 

In addition to the 3MT Competition, students can participate in Graduate Student Government's (GSG) Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) which will be held on April 6 - 8. Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) provides an on-campus conference-style venue in which graduate students from all academic backgrounds can share their research or work, obtain valuable faculty and peer feedback, and hone their communication skills within the comfort of their own campus environment. GRAD submissions will be 3MT videos.  Students can participate in both GRAD and 3MT with one video!  
Both The 3MT Competition and the GRAD 3MT Competition offer students the opportunity to hone their skills in presenting their work.  

Eligibility: Graduate students from all disciplines are eligible to participate! 
Timeline:  

  • February 22: Deadline to register to compete
  • March 1: Deadline to submit your self-made video and slide
  • March 26: College-Level First-Round competitions 
  • March 27 - April 15: Semi-finalists prepare for the Final-Round
  • April 15: Deadline for Semi-Finalists to submit final version 3MT and slide
  • April 30: Campus-Level Final-Round Competition (6 3MT Campus-Level Winners)

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/umd-three-minute-thesis-competition

Dissertation Fellowships

Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship & Lee Thornton Endowed Fellowship

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.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/dissertation-fellowship

Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Four Awards are given each year, one in each of these broad disciplinary areas:

  • Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Biological and Life Sciences

Recipients of the Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award receive an honorarium of $1,000 and may be selected for nomination to the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must have defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2020.

Nomination Process and Deadline: Each college/school has been allocated a specific number of nominations based on the number of Ph.D.s that are awarded annually. Please see Appendix B in the guidelines to view the allocations.  Departments seeking to make a nomination must consult with their college about internal deadlines.  College nominators should submit nominations by noon, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/distinguished-dissertation-award

Research Fellowships

Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

These one-year fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships in partnership with the Graduate Dean's of Big Ten Academic Alliance in order to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. The fellowships carry a stipend of $40,000 (plus tuition and health benefits) shared on a 50/50 basis by the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university. The Graduate School is pleased to partner with the Smithsonian in sponsoring UMD students.
 
Eligibility: Students must have completed all coursework for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions are eligible to apply.
 
Application Process: Application materials must be submitted electronically between by November 1, 2020, at 5 PM through https://solaa.si.edu.  For additional information and application instructions, please visit https://www.btaa.org/resources-for/students/smithsonian-fellowship.
 
Since 2014, eight outstanding students from UMD have been awarded the Big Ten Academic Alliance/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/big-ten-academic-alliance-smithsonian-institution-fellowship

Graduate School Summer Fellowships

In partnership with University of Maryland doctoral programs, the Graduate School is pleased to offer the Summer Research Fellowship and the Summer Internship Fellowship programs. These summer fellowships support research activities that advance a doctoral student’s progress toward degree, as well as alternative learning experiences that advance a doctoral student’s professional developments.  The fellowships carry a stipend of $5,000 with specific cost-share requirements, as detailed in the Guidelines. These fellowships are not intended for dissertation completion.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be UMD doctoral students who are at "mid-career", and have plans to graduate after August 2022.

Nomination Process:  All Ph.D. programs are eligible to nominate candidates for the Summer Research Fellowship and the Summer Internship Fellowship. Please consult the nomination allocation schedule in the guidelines.  

Deadline: The nomination deadline is noon on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/gs-summer-fellowships

International Graduate Research Fellowships

International Graduate Research Fellowships provide graduate students a meaningful research experience in an international context, broadening the student’s knowledge and perspective. The fellowships take advantage of ongoing collaborations between UMD faculty and their international colleagues, and, through graduate student exchange, enhance those collaborations. 

Eligibility: This fellowship supports UMD students who are interested in conducting collaborative research abroad with international colleagues. This fellowship also supports international students who are interested in traveling to UMD to conduct collaborative research with UMD faculty.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/international-graduate-research-fellowships

Kulkarni Foundation Summer Research Fellowship

Dr. Ashok Kulkarni, a distinguished alumnus of the India Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland Graduate School, generously endowed the Kulkarni Fellowships. They are intended specifically to help graduates of IIT enrolled in post-graduate studies at the University of Maryland to achieve their academic goals. Together with funding from the Graduate School and campus graduate programs, the Kulkarni endowment provides research support to four University of Maryland doctoral students.

The Kulkarni Fellowships are a cost-share program that provides research support for doctoral students at “mid-career” and enables recipients to devote a summer of focused work to prepare for or complete a key program benchmark.  The Fellowships carry a stipend of $5,000 with specific cost-share requirements which are detailed in the guidelines.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates for the Kulkarni Fellowship must be graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology and currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Maryland. Candidates must be able to show that a summer of focused work will enable them to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program’s requirements. 

Nomination Process: Departments/Programs with eligible students may nominate up to two students for the Kulkarni Fellowship. Nominations are due by noon on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/kulkarni-foundation-summer-research-fellowship

Students Apply Directly

Beta Phi Mu Honor Society Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral-level research program at an institution with ALA, CILIP, or other Beta Phi Mu Executive Board approved accreditation.

Deadlines:

  • Mid-November: Application opens 
  • Mid-March: Application closes 

Link: https://www.betaphimu.org/garfield.html 

Facebook Fellowship Program

Eligibility: “Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited   
      university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021)”

Deadlines:

  • Early October: Applications close 
  • Early October: Reference letters due 
  • January: Winners announced 

Link: https://research.fb.com/fellowship/ 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Eligibility: “Having a master’s degree makes you ineligible to apply to GRFP unless it was followed by a continuous interruption in graduate study of at least two consecutive years immediately prior to the application deadline; in this case, you would not be eligible because you are already enrolled again in graduate school.”

Deadlines:

  • Late July / Early August: GRFP Application opens
  • Late October: GRFP application deadline
  • Late October: Deadline for reference letters 
  • Early April: GRFP Application results announced

Link: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/applicant_eligibility

Students Must Be Nominated

Google PhD Fellowship Program

Eligibility:  “In Australia and New Zealand, East Asia, Europe, the United States and Canada, students cannot apply directly to the program; they must be nominated by an eligible university.” 

“Universities in the United States and Canada may nominate up to four eligible students from Computer Science or related fields. If more than two are nominated, then in order to increase opportunities for students who are underrepresented in the field of computing, additional nominees must self-identify as a woman, Black / African descent, Hispanic / Latino / Latinx, Indigenous, and/or person with a disability. In other words, if a university chooses to nominate more than 2 students, then the 3rd and 4th student nomination should self-identify with the underrepresented group mentioned above.” 

“Materials must be submitted by a university official such as a graduate school official or department chair.”

“Completed graduate coursework by the Fall of the award year, when the Fellowship begins.”

Deadlines:

  • Late September: Fellowship nominations are received 
  • January: Awardees are notified

Link: https://research.google/outreach/phd-fellowship/

IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Eligibility: “Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be a full-time student in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit their fellowship.”

“Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The nomination form must be prepared and submitted by a faculty member. We suggest faculty coordinate their nomination(s) with their department chair because there is a limit of three nominations per department.” 

“Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2020 in order to benefit the most.”

Deadlines:  “Nominations for the annual IBM PhD Fellowship program begin the 3rd week of September and are accepted for 5 weeks. Notification of nominee status takes place in March of the following year.” 

  • Late September: Nominations for the annual IBM PhD Fellowship program begin (3rd week of September)
  • Late October: Nominations accepted 
  • March: Notification of nominee status 

Link: https://www.research.ibm.com/university/awards/fellowships.html 

iSchools.org Doctoral Dissertation Award

Eligibility: Each member iSchool can nominate only one applicant for the award.The applicant should have successfully completed the final paperwork for their Ph.D. between July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 (inclusive). The dissertation research can be on any topic in the information field, broadly defined, and use any methodology.

Deadlines:

  • Mid-October: Nomination deadline 
  • Mid-December: Decisions announced 

Link: https://ischools.org/Doctoral-Dissertation-Award

Microsoft Ada Lovelace Fellowship

Eligibility: “PhD students must be nominated by their university. Their nomination must be submitted by someone designated by the department chair’s office in order to ensure the number of nominations per department is not exceeded.”

“Students must be in their second year of a PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2020. The department chair’s office at the nominating university will need to attest that the student is considered a second-year PhD student having taken into account transfers, approved leaves of absence, etc.”

“A maximum of three nominations per department will be accepted; each nominee should help us increase the opportunities for students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, person with a disability, and/or LGBTQI+.”

Deadlines:

  • Mid-August: Nominations from the university closed 
  • Late-August: PhD student nominees received an invitation email to submit a proposal 
  • Late-September: Proposals & letters of recommendation accepted 
  • Early November: Finalists notified and interviewed virtually
  • Late January: Recipients announced (January 31, 2020)

Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/ada-lovelace-fellowship/

Microsoft PhD Fellowship

Eligibility: “PhD students must be nominated by their university. Their nomination must be submitted by someone designated by the department chair’s office in order to ensure the number of nominations per department is not exceeded.”

“Students must be in their third year of a PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2020. The department chair’s office at the nominating university will need to attest that the student is considered a third year PhD student having taken into account transfers, approved leaves of absence, etc.”

“A maximum of three nominations per department will be accepted; if more than two are nominated, then at least one nominee should help us increase the opportunities for students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability.”

Deadlines:

  • Mid-August: Nominations from the university closed 
  • Late August: PhD student nominees received an invitation email to submit a proposal 
  • Late September: Proposals & letters of recommendation accepted  
  • Early November: Finalists notified and interviewed virtually
  • Late January: Recipients announced

Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/phd-fellowship/

Dr. Dana Rotman Doctoral Student Travel Awards

The College of Information Studies is pleased to offer Dr. Dana Rotman Doctoral Student Travel Awards in both the Fall and Spring semesters. This fund was established by Dr. Yaron Rotman, Dana’s husband, to enable College of Information Studies doctoral students to attend and present at conferences. Dana received her doctorate from our College in 2013. As a student, Dana frequently attended academic and professional conferences and was excited to present her work, learn from fellow academics and researchers, and network with professionals in the field. Fall 2019 recipients of this award must complete their travel by March 15, 2020. If you would like to apply in relation to a trip that will take place after this date, please watch for the call for the Spring 2020 Dr. Dana Rotman Doctoral Student Travel Awards, which will come out early in the Spring semester. Two awards of up to $1,000 each are available for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

Eligibility: Doctoral students who are currently enrolled in the College of Information Studies and who have been selected to present a paper or lead a committee or workshop, or who are assuming another significant scholarly role or a specific participation role, at a professional or academic conference. 

Deadline for Fall: Late September

Apply Here: Application Form

Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant & International Conference Student Support Award (ICSSA)

The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant and the International Conference Student Support Award (ICSSA) help defray the expenses incurred by UMD graduate students who are traveling to scholarly, scientific, or professional conferences to present papers, posters, or other scholarly material. Students may receive each award twice during their graduate education at UMD, once before the achievement of candidacy (including master’s students) and a second time after the achievement of candidacy.  To be eligible, students must be presenting a paper, poster, or other types of presentation and must be enrolled at UMD at the time of travel.

Goldhaber Eligibility:  The Goldhaber Award is a matching grant and requires that student secure funding from an internal or external source prior to submitting an application.  Please see complete guidelines for additional information.

ICSSA Eligibility:  The ICSSA pays the registration fee for conferences located outside of the United States. Award maximum is $500. 

Application Process:  Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the Graduate School before the travel dates. Students, please inform your department's business office about your travel grant application. Submit application to http://apps.gradschool.umd.edu/GSAwardsSystem.  

Please note, these travel awards are reimbursement awards.  Awarded students need to keep receipts and submit them to their department's business office.

Link:
https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/graduate-school-travel-grant

 

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