Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF)
UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) supports PhD candidates for an entire year to finalize their work and complete the writing of their dissertations. The DDF program is funded and managed by the Graduate School.
The award includes a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year, tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester, and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.
CLA Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The College of Liberal Arts Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award is awarded to a select number of students who applied to, but did not receive, the UMN Graduate School DDF Award and who are enrolled in a graduate program of the College of Liberal Arts. The purpose of the award aligns with the Graduate School DDF terms and conditions. The purpose of the fellowship is to support outstanding Ph.D. candidates. Fellows are expected to devote full time to the research and writing of the dissertation, as proposed, to assure timely completion of their degree.
The Fellowship carries a one-semester stipend of $12,500 plus tuition for up to 14 thesis credits and /or required dissertation-related seminars only. The award is to be used the following academic year following the spring CLA DDF competition.