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Mason Summer Research Fellowships
for Graduate Students
Fellowships provide financial support to graduate students during
summer term, allowing students to devote significant time to their
or thesis research. The intent of the award is to foster greater
productivity and to assist in timely degree completion.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must
materials to the Office of the Provost by Friday, January 23, 2015
Application Process). Recipients will be notified by Monday, March
are a doctoral or master’s student enrolled full-time during
fall 2014 and
spring 2015 semesters.
do not hold a fellowship that offers funding through the
will not hold an assistantship or accept outside employment
during the award
Students: You have completed course requirements, passed all
and oral exams, and will be registered for thesis or
dissertation credit in the
spring 2015 semester.
Students: You must provide written verification of your thesis
acceptance by thesis chair/committee no later than May 4, 2015
(last day of
amount: $6,000 for doctoral students; $4,000 for master’s
of award: Summer 2015 (May 25 – August 24).
in summer coursework beyond dissertation or thesis credits
must be approved in
advance by the Associate Provost for Graduate Education.
thesis or dissertation chair must be willing to provide a
written evaluation of
your work at the conclusion of the fellowship.
must submit a summary of the work produced at the conclusion
of the summer.
submit the following materials directly to Akitta Robertson ([log in to unmask])
by 5 pm,Friday, January
Guidelines for Narrative
two pages; one-inch margins; double-spaced; Times, 12-pt.
full name and degree program must appear in the header on each
"Jane Doe, PhD Communication".
brief description of thesis/ dissertation research.
research goals for summer and how they fit within your broader
specific plans for executing research and attaining goals
during award term.
letter of recommendation is required.
letter must be from your thesis/dissertation chair and include
letter must be submitted by your thesis/ dissertation chair
directly to Akitta
Robertson ([log in to unmask]).
Funding Opportunity: Sigma Xi
grants to undergraduate or graduate students
has extended the hand of companionship to more than 30,000 young
through the Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program. Sigma Xi
grants are often
the first research support an undergraduate or graduate student
grants may be used to
support scientific investigation in any field.
Eligibility:Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in
programs may apply. Membership in Sigma Xi is not required to
applicants who are dues paying members or whose project advisor is
paying member of Sigma Xi are more likely to be fully funded if
application is highly rated.
Funding:The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from
all areas of
the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National
Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research
and $2,500 for
vision related research.
Burak Tanyu Receives Funding from
Univ. of Texas at Austin and U.S. Dept. of Transportation
of the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental
Infrastructure Engineering received $102K from the University of
Austin and the U.S. Department of Transportation for his project,
Boundary Conditions for Composite Behavior of Geosynthetic