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Office of Access Compliance and Education

Graduate Diversity Doctoral Fellowship Award

Fellowship Details

Clemson University provides limited funding to support the institutional goal of increasing the enrollment and retention of underrepresented domestic doctoral students pursuing their profession. The Division of Community, Engagement, Belonging and Access provides funding for the fellowship. The Graduate Diversity Fellowship committee, made up of representatives from the Division of Community, Engagement, Belonging and Access, the Office of Access Compliance and Education, and the Graduate School, offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities for eligible students pursuing doctoral degrees at Clemson University.

The Diversity Fellowship Program considers requests received directly from students or programs for financial support totaling $5,000 annually for up to four years, depending on need and/or merit. Additionally, a professional development stipend totaling $2,000 is available to be utilized throughout the recipient’s program of study. The Graduate Diversity Fellowship Committee meets several times throughout the year to make awards to incoming students. Continuing fellowship support is determined following a review of academic progress at the end of each semester. Students must demonstrate full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress to receive continuation funds. All recipients must sign a contract obligating them to the terms of the fellowship.

Other Funding Opportunities

SREB Doctoral Scholars Program

In collaboration with the Graduate School, the Office of Access Compliance and Education also serves as the liaison for the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program. Doctoral students are encouraged to apply directly to SREB for these scholarships. The Doctoral Scholars Program is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions. Developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation, the program offers financial support and other services to doctoral scholars nationwide. As a highlight each year, SREB hosts the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country.

The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program offers two awards to students pursuing Ph.D.s and planning to become college and university professors. If you are eligible, we invite you to apply for one of these awards.

Learn more information about this program and instructions for applying.