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 generally include both a stipend and tuition remission. 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.


Graduate School University and Dean's Fellowships

The Graduate School's University or Dean's Fellowships are generally offered by graduate programs to incoming students as part of a recruitment package; some are made to current students through competitive awards processes. Applicants to graduate programs and current students should contact the relevant program for more information on fellowships offered within the program.

University Fellowships

Dean's Fellowships

Merit Fellowships


Graduate School Student Fellowship and Award Competitions

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.

Departments and programs must submit all nominations using the Graduate School Awards System by the deadlines indicated below.

Graduate School Fellowships

Flagship Fellowships

Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships

International Graduate Research Fellowships

Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowships

All-S.T.A.R Fellowship


Graduate School Awards

Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Endowed Awards


Graduate School Travel Awards

Travel Grant Awards