Successful applicants to the Ph.D. program for fall semesters will be considered for doctoral fellowships. Exceptional incoming science students accepted into our graduate program are candidates for the prestigious new Provost’s Graduate Excellence Fellowship.

The University of Texas at Austin is working to identify talented and exemplary graduate students to receive five years of fellowship support. The goal is to help selected students excel in their vital role of advancing research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering discovery alongside our top-tier faculty.

The graduate program is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of candidates of the highest promise these competitive multi-year fellowships.  Students with outstanding academic records and those who have established a track record of success as researchers and innovators will be automatically considered for these elite awards.

Provost’s Fellowship support includes an annual stipend of $30,000.* In addition, fellows receive up to $10,000 over five years in research and travel support, a waiver of tuition and fees, and University medical benefits. The total compensation package is valued at over $240,000 per recipient.

* For two of the five years, fellows receive these stipends as standalone support. The remaining three years tie stipends to work as a teaching assistant or a graduate research assistant in a faculty member’s lab. Students are asked to teach for two long semesters only, as this amount of time instructing others is considered optimal for our graduate students' professional development.