The Provost’s Development Fund Award is designed to assist the University of Pittsburgh with its diversity mission related to students during the last stages of their doctoral work.
Students must have completed their comprehensive examinations and must have an approved dissertation prospectus. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Given the magnitude of underrepresentation, African-American males, in general, and women in the sciences, will be given a higher priority.
Funding is allocated for things such as tuition, stipends, travel , and other dissertation-related expenses. Tuition for full-time dissertation study ($850 per term) will be considered for a maximum of three terms. Stipend awards will be considered for a maximum of two terms.
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K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships are designed to meet the critical need to recruit and retain underrepresented minority graduate and professional students, and ultimately enhance their presence in the professorate. These fellowships provide distinguished minority graduate students with a one-to-one faculty/student mentoring relationship and no teaching responsibilities in the first year.
Priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate the likelihood to earn a doctoral degree with the intent of pursuing careers in higher education and who assist the University of Pittsburgh in meeting its diversity goals.
The K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship package combines a first-year fellowship with the promise of at least two years of support as a teaching assistant in the department that nominates the student. The enhanced K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships provide two years of support as a fellow from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences during the student’s first and fifth year of graduate study. Combined with three years of departmental funding, recipients of the enhanced packages will have a minimum funding commitment for five years of graduate study, pending satisfactory progress to degree.
Consult with the appropriate academic department at the University of Pittsburgh.