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The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the following Dissertation Completion Fellowships:


General Dissertation Completion Fellowships 

These fellowships support promising students in the final year of dissertation work by enabling them to focus full time on their research and completing their program of study without the obligation of a service assignment (RA/TA/GA).


Royster Society of Fellows (SOF) Dissertation Completion Fellowships
The Royster Society of Fellows (SOF) is a select group of the most promising students from across UNC. Fellows share their research with one another at interdisciplinary seminars and participate in mentoring and leadership development activities. The SOF Dissertation Completion Fellowships are endowed through the generous gifts of many friends of the University, most notably Dr. Thomas S. and Mrs. Caroline Royster Jr.


*New for 2018-2019* The Graduate School is pleased to partner with Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa to offer the EPPSA Graduate Energy Poverty Dissertation Fellowship. This one-year fellowship provides support to a final year doctoral student to conduct research on some aspect of energy poverty in the developing world. The selected fellow will also participate in bi-weekly Energy Poverty Graduate Seminar for credit. The fellow is encouraged but not required to participate in EPPSA-related fieldwork in Southern Africa and/or planned impact evaluation studies of real world energy poverty interventions.


Please review the eligibility and application requirements for each award carefully before applying.


Departmental nominations are due by March 1, 2018. Each department may nominate a total of four applicants. Please note that departmental review and approval are required prior to nomination to The Graduate School. You should check with your department for its internal deadline. You must complete your application early enough for your department to nominate you to The Graduate School.


Awardees will be notified in mid-April.


Please contact if you have any questions.

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