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Grad School Administered Opportunities

Some departments may have graduate fellowships and other opportunities for which students may apply.  Check with your department to find out what they have available.

Assistantships

Graduate students interested in assignments such as teaching assistant, research assistant, or graduate assistant should contact their department for application information.

University Teaching Assistantships

$19,500 plus tuition benefit – if eligible subsidized health insurance

For full-time graduate teaching assistants (first-year graduate students are not eligible). 

Due: January 28, 2022*

*Your department may have an earlier deadline. 

University Teaching Assistantships

Fellowships & Scholarships

Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship

$19,500 plus tuition and subsidized health insurance

For U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and its impact on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy.

Due: January 28, 2022

Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship & Fellowship

$19,500 plus tuition and subsidized health insurance

For graduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities as well as for direct descendants of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon.

Also for secondary education and early childhood education students who will be in the teacher certification program in the Graduate School of Education.

Due: January 28, 2022

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship

Graduate Research Fellowship

$19,500 plus tuition benefit – if eligible subsidized health insurance

For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments.

Due: January 28, 2022*

*Your department may have an earlier deadline. 

Graduate Research Fellowship

Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship

$18,000 which may qualify the student for a 100% tuition benefit 

For diverse, incoming graduate students who will be enrolled full-time in an eligible graduate program pursuing their first master’s or doctorate degree.

Due: March 15, 2021 by 12:00 pm

Ronald E. MCNAIR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Emerging Diversity Scholars Fellowship (EDSF)

Maximum support of $8,100 which may qualify the student for a tuition benefit

For promising underrepresented graduate students who have successfully completed their first-year of full-time graduate studies at the University of Utah and whose engagement in the academy will contribute to diversity in higher education.

Due: March 15, 2021

Emerging Diversity Scholars Fellowship

Awards

Garr Cutler Energy Prize

$1,500

For any University student who is enrolled and officially working toward a graduate degree at the University of Utah.

The award recognizes that academic year’s paper judged best on energy. The student must be the paper’s sole or principal author. 

Due: January 28, 2022

Garr Cutler Energy Prize

Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching

$1,000

For full-time graduate students who demonstrate “conspicuously effective teaching.”

Candidates for the medal are nominated by their faculty advisors and mentors. 

Due: January 28, 2022

Thomas G. Stockham Medal

Distinguished Dissertation & Thesis Awards

WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

$250 and entrance in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee

Given for the development of innovative technology in a thesis or dissertation and its utilization for the creative solution of a major problem.

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah who have defended an eligible master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation are invited to apply.

Due: August 28, 2020.

WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

WAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award 

$250 and entrance in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah who have defended an eligible master’s thesis are invited to apply. 

Eligible categories:

  • STEM: Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering
  • Non-STEM: Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business

Due: August 28, 2020

WAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award 

WAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award for Creative, Visual & Performing Arts

$250 and entrance in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah in Creative, Visual, & Performing Arts disciplines who have defended an eligible master’s thesis or capstone project are invited to apply. 

Due: August 28, 2020

WAGS DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR CREATIVE, VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

$500 and entrance in the CGS/ProQuest competition as an official University of Utah nominee

Recognizes dissertations that represent original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.

Each year, CGS and ProQuest choose two discipline fields as categories for the award. This year’s categories areBiological Sciences/Life Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts.

Due: June 11, 2021

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Other Opportunities

Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Travel expenses for the trip to Lindau, Germany 

For students and young researchers in  chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine.

Contact your Department Chair if you are interested in being nominated.

Due: typically in November

Annual Lindau Meeting

Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

Fellowship of $36,000, tuition and fees, fellow’s discretionary allowance of $4,000, and adviser’s discretionary allowance of $3,000

For student-faculty adviser pairs in biomedical and life science disciplines, including plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Students should be in their second or third year of PhD studies who will advance to candidacy by September 1, 2022.

Due: November 15, 2021 at 2 pm

Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

Questions? Contact Us

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Matthew Plooster, EdD

Fellowships & Benefits Manager

801.581.6020

fellowships@gradschool.utah.edu 

Last Updated: 8/20/21