University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development — Dean’s Fellowship Program

The Curry School of Education and Human Development is proud to offer the Dean’s Fellowship Program. The program is funded by UVA’s Strategic Investment Fund that provides increased financial support for top Ph.D. applicants.

Winners of the Fellowship will receive:

  • Full coverage of four years of tuition and fees
  • Health insurance
  • $32,000 for each year of study
  • In addition, extra travel funding for students presenting at national conferences may be available through the Dean’s Travel Fellowship Program

All full-time, on-Grounds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) applicants to the Curry School of Education and Human Development are eligible and automatically considered for the fellowship. A select number of fellowships are distributed each year, depending on the applicant pool and other variables.

Ph.D. applications are reviewed by a selection committee and judged by the overall quality of the full application, including GRE scores, potential contributions to the field of study and other relevant factors. Outstanding applicants are then nominated for the Dean’s Fellowship by the committee and submitted to the Dean for final selection.

Recipients of the Dean’s Fellowship will be notified via phone or email at the time they receive their financial aid package. All applicants will receive notification of their financial aid packages within a few days of their acceptance into the Ph.D. program.

Deadline: December 1 or 15, 2019

The deadline for fall 2020 admission is either December 1st or December 15th, depending on the program. Be sure to check the program’s individual page for all deadlines and admission requirements.

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