The University of Maryland Graduate School Fellowships

The University of Maryland Graduate School fellowships are merit-based awards for current University of Maryland graduate students that enable the recipient to focus on graduate study, that do not have to be repaid, and that may include both a stipend and a tuition award. Graduate School Fellowships differ from Graduate Assistantships, which carry an obligation to teach classes, to work on a research project, or to perform administrative tasks.

The Graduate School's student fellowship competitions take place each spring. The Graduate School offers a variety of fellowships and awards that help to recruit and retain truly exceptional students. Graduate programs nominate applicants and currently enrolled graduate students for the competitions. Prospective and current students should contact their program for more information about their eligibility.

Graduate School Fellowships and Awards are listed below. Please review the award guidelines, eligibility requirements and deadline information.

Fellowships Brochure             Fellowship and Award Recipients            


Recruitment Fellowships

Graduate School University, Dean's, and Merit Fellowship Program

Flagship Fellowships

Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowships


Graduate School Research Fellowships

Graduate School Summer Research Fellowships

Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowships

International Graduate Research Fellowships


Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships

Graduate School Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships (one semester)

Lee Thornton Dissertation Fellowship (one semester)

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowships (one year)


Graduate School Awards

All-S.T.A.R Fellowship

Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Endowed Awards


Graduate School Travel Awards

Travel Grant Awards