University and Louis Bevier Fellowships

The School of Graduate Studies will award at least eleven University and Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. All SGS doctoral students (School 16) are eligible to apply. These awards provide:

  • Stipend of $25,000
  • Health insurance (if needed)
  • Tuition remission for up to 2 research credits per semester (no more than 4 total for the academic year)

University and Louis Bevier Fellowships are designed to serve two purpose:

  • To support graduate students whose funding from other sources will not continue during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • To enable graduate students to forego a teaching assistantship in order to concentrate fully on completing their dissertations.

These awards are reserved for students who plan to complete their degree requirements and graduate by May 2019. Fellows may not hold other full-time awards concurrently with University and Louis Bevier Fellowships.

Graduate Students:

  • Please download the application and submit all materials to your Graduate Director no later than Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Graduate Program/Track Directors:

  • Nominate up to 3 students for this award (if nominating multiple students, rank them accordingly).
  • Submit nomination packets for each nominee as individual PDF files to Terri Manzo at tmanzo@grad.rutgers.edu no later than Thursday, March 7, 2019.
  • Please use the following file format for each nominee packet: "Program Number - Program Name - Bevier - Ranking # - Last Name, First Name (Example: 082 - Art History - Bevier - 2 - Doe, Jane)

Evaluation Criteria

- Anticipated completion of doctoral degree in May 2019

- Eligibility for funding (i.e. does the student have any remaining funding?)

- Strength of letters of recommendation

- Demonstrated excellence in research, including (but not limited to):

  • richness and conceptual complexity of the projec
  • broader significance and contributions of the project

- Demonstrated excellence of the candidate, including (but not limited to):

  • conference presentations and posters
  • publications
  • internal/external awards
  • prizes and other forms of scholarly recognition