Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant

The Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants, a collaborative effort between the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the Graduate School, are intended to decrease time to degree and to support higher quality outcomes among students nearing graduation where relatively modest resources will make a large difference.

Current funding round to support doctoral candidates with anticipated May 2021 and August 2021 graduation dates.

2021 Call for Proposals: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award

2021 Application Form: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award

Important Dates:
November 23, 2020 (5pm): Applications due via email to VPR@clemson.edu
December/January 2021: Announcement of 2021 awards
January 2021: Awards funded

2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant Recipients

First funding round awardees
Student Name Doctoral Degree Program
Vijay Bendigeri Civil Engineering
Ayush Bhargava Computer Science
Karen Rebecca Clark Learning Sciences
Nimisha Edayilam Plant and Environmental Sciences
Qianyi Gao Curriculum and Instruction
Andrew Walton Green Mathematical Science
Yang He Computer Science
Staci Johnson Engineering and Science Education
Xiaotong Liu Planning, Design and Built Environment
Annie McCord Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Roberto Merco Automotive Engineering
Laura Minor International Family and Community Studies
Sheikh Moni Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Melissa Paquin Healthcare Genetics
Satish Ranganathan Healthcare Genetics
Xingchen Shao Mechanical Engineering
Caitlin Torrence Applied Health Research and Evaluation
Laura Vasquez-Velez Entomology
Octaviyanti Dwi Wahyurini Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design
Chuanchang Zeng Physics

2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant Recipients

2018-2019 Dissertation Grant Awardees
Student Name Doctoral Degree Program
Tristan Allerton Forest Resources
William Ashman Civil Engineering
Anthony Deczynski Entomology
Nikeetha Dsouza Curriculum and Instruction
Jermaine Durham Planning, Design and Built Environment
Traci Hefner International Family and Community Studies
Edward Hoegg Chemistry
Firasat Jabeen Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design
Rachel Lang-Balde International Family and Community Studies
Leslie Lewis Educational Leadership
Juan Li Learning Sciences
Krishnendu Maity Chemistry
G. Alexia Nikyema Planning, Design and Built Environment
Ingrid Nyakabwa Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Nyoman Dewi Pebryani Planning, Design and Built Environment
April O'Brien Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design
Steven Pruitt Curriculum and Instruction
Kyle Rechard Economics
Kelsey Roberts Economics
Stephen Robertson Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Michael Shreeves Human Factors Psychology
Shweta Serestha Civil Engineering
Anton Sytine Industrial/Organizational Psychology

2018 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants Recipients

2019-2020 Dissertation Grant Awardees
Student Name Doctoral Degree Program
Saptarshi Chakraborty Chemical Engineering
Drea Fekety Human Factors Psychology
Jessica Fernandez Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Dan Frank Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Samuel Fuller Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Skye Gillispie Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Ida Mikisa Hadoto International Family and Community Studies
Leah Hartman Human Factors Psychology
Elizabeth Hassen Healthcare Genetics
Ryan Heil Educational Leadership
Koti Hubbard Literacy, Language, and Culture
Amelia Kinsella Human Factors Psychology
William Kramer Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Walter Lee Educational Leadership
William Lewis Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Pai Liu Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Marcos Javier Martinez Civil Engineering
Christopher Mayerl Biological Sciences
Peter Mkumbo Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Candice Moore Curriculum and Instruction
Jaime Murphy Chemistry
Eda Ozyesilpinar Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Stephen Quigley Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Marjorie Ramey Curriculum and Instruction
Geoffrey Koome Riungu Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Leslie Roberts Literacy, Language, and Culture
Aamena Saleh Learning Sciences
Christie Sampson Biological Sciences
Roshani Silwal Physics
Senad Sinanovic Economics
Ashleigh Kirstin Sockwell Chemistry
Senbagaraman Sudarsanam Mechanical Engineering
Deborah Wingler Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Joshua Wood Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Qi Zhou Plant and Environmental Sciences