DECADE Diverse Educational Community & Doctoral Experience

Funding Opportunities

Dissertation Fellowships

  • President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship (PDY) **
  • Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (GDDF) **
  • Differences between PDY and GDDF:
      • Amount of funding: PDY pays $21,600 plus fees. GDDF pays up to $18,000 plus fees.
      • Eligibility: PDY is a diversity fellowhip that has criteria similar to the Faculty Mentor Program. GDDF is a merit fellowship open to all students.
      • You can apply to both but can only receive one.
      • PDY is typically announced in February, GDDF is typically announced in March

Other Funding

  • DECADE Student Travel Awards – Graduate students who actively participate in DECADE are eligible and encouraged to apply for funds to support their travel to professional development or research conferences. Awards of up to $1,000 are available.

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