Graduate Awards

Fall Semester 2020

Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarships (DUOS)

Application Deadline: October 5, 2020

The DUOS program aims to heighten the synergy between graduate and undergraduate research at Miami University. The undergraduate student and graduate student will work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department. Either the undergraduate or graduate student may initiate the application, but the undergraduate student is to have primary authorship of the project. DUOS Program is open to any undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agree to abide by program requirements. The selection committee MAY provide funding for up to 11 awards which will be announced via email in late early December. Each project may receive up to $1,000 total. Awardees must budget 75% of funds to be used in direct support of the research project. The remaining 25% of the funds ($250.) may be used for dissemination of research results (i.e. publication costs or for conference attendance. The award amount includes $100 per awardee for participation in the required mentor/mentee training.

Graduate Students’ Achievement Fund

Application Deadline: June 5, 2020

The Graduate Students' Achievement Award is intended to recognize significant achievement in any research or creative activity by full and part-time graduate students making satisfactory progress in their degree program. Graduate Students recognized for their achievement will be listed on the GSA website. 

 

Achievement is specifically defined, for purposes of this award, as a completed piece of research or other creative activity that has been recognized by some external (to the home department) organization or selected by the academic department for regional or national presentation (in fields where the accepted standard is departmental selection). A completed piece of research means that the presentation has already occurred or is in the process of being published. Examples include:

  • A graduate student has a paper accepted at a professional meeting. The professional organization has a formal review process and does not accept all papers submitted.
  • A graduate student is specifically invited to display art works at an exhibit at another university.
  • A graduate student has a paper accepted for publication in a professional periodical. There is a formal review process with some selectivity involved.

GSA applications require materials from student applicants and major professors. Please review requested information for both these application components at Graduate Student Achievement Award Application Materials

To facilitate the submission of application materials to the Graduate school, applicant and major professor components are due to the department by Friday, May 15. In a single email, nominating major professors should send an email with attached materials to psychawards@miamioh.edu. Applications are due to the Graduate School June 5th before 5:00. 

Spring Semester 2021 (some deadlines not yet published)

Dissertation Scholar

Application Deadline: TBA

The Dissertation Scholar is a 9-month appointment awarded annually to an advanced doctoral student, determined by faculty vote. Faculty votes should be informed by the evaluation rubric provided below. The Dissertation Scholar is expected to have a strong record of past scholarship, a compelling nomination letter from the nominee’s mentor, and an outstanding dissertation research proposal for the award period. All supporting documents (i.e., faculty member letter of support, nominee’s CV, the nominee’s essay) should be sent as a single PDF attachment by email to psychawards@miamioh.edu  -- please make sure the email subject line reads (this subject line is important to ensure the nomination is considered) “Dissertation Scholar nomination”

McNair Graduate Assistantship Program

Application Deadline: TBA

To attract current undergraduate McNair Scholars and McNair Alums to Miami's graduate programs, with the goal to increase the number of diverse domestic students completing graduate study at Miami University. The Program provides a Graduate School funded stipend and tuition waiver for one academic semester per year for either two years for master's students or three years for doctoral students. During the student's program, they will also be provided an additional Graduate School funded Research Assistantship for either one semester for master's students or two semesters for doctoral students. This will result in either three semesters or five semesters of Graduate School funded support for master's or doctoral students, respectively (with departments providing the remaining stipend and tuition waiver for the duration of the student's tenure in the graduate program).

Graduate Students’ Achievement Fund

Application Deadline: TBA

The Graduate Students’ Achievement Fund is supported by gifts from Alumni and Friends of Miami University and is intended to recognize significant achievement in any research or creative activity by full and part-time graduate students making satisfactory progress in their degree program. Awards do not normally exceed $350. Achievement is specifically defined, for purposes of this fund, as a completed piece of research or other creative activity that has been recognized by some external (to the home department) organization or selected by the academic department for regional or national presentation (in fields where the accepted standard is departmental selection). A completed piece of research means that the presentation has already occurred or is in the process of being published.

Marjorie Post Farrington Scholarship

Application Deadline: TBA

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year to a full-time graduate student in any area of study. The award is based primarily on merit and secondarily on financial need. Financial need must be established and the student must be eligible to file the FAFSA. The student who is selected may also be appointed to a graduate assistantship or teaching associateship, no service responsibilities will be required of the recipient. Selection is made by the Graduate Council Student Financial Aid Committee.

Patrick J. Capretta Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: TBA

The Capretta Scholarship is awarded to graduate students for research accomplishments completed at Miami University. Graduate students who have completed their master’s thesis and have not previously received the Capretta Scholarship are eligible to be nominated.

APF COGDOP Award

Application Deadline: TBA

APA awards up to 21 scholarships (see website), ranging from $2K to $5K, based on quality of research proposal (clarity, import), with secondary criteria for student's background and past accomplishments. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. Each graduate department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may submit nominations, and because Miami has fewer than 100 graduate students, it may only nominate one candidate for consideration. If you wish to nominate a student, please notify the Chair of the Department of Psychology by email by May 1 at the latest.