Avril S- Barr Graduate Fellowships

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Avril S. Barr Graduate Fellowships

Avril S. Barr Graduate Fellowship (Academic Year)


The Avril S. Barr Graduate Fellowships are academic-year, full-time awards set at the level of the full-time Graduate School Fellowships at $18,587 (2009-2010 rate). The recipients' tuition and fringe benefits will also be paid. Recipients must hold no other appointment from the University. The runner-up for the fellowships will receive a $5,000 Thora Wick Homme Memorial Scholarship.

Eligibility

The recipients must be dissertators in the School of Education whose academic and research program focus is on learning, teaching, or teacher education.$14,642 (9 month academic year 2009-2010 stipend) M.S. Degree candidates will be eligible for one year of AOF support. Ph.D. candidates will be eligible for no more than 2 years of AOF support. Fellowship includes full tuition, segregated fees, health insurance eligibility and a $600 Vilas Welcome Week award stipend.

Application Procedure

  1. A 3-5 page, double-spaced statement by the nominee describing his or her academic program, research interests and plan (theories on which the dissertation is grounded - present a rational and conceptual framework for the study.
  2. What the candidate hopes to accomplish during the year the fellowship is received.
  3. The student's transcript and vita.
  4. Two faculty letters of support, one of which must be from the student's major professor.

Application Deadline

To be announced (typically mid-February)


Avril S. Barr Graduate Fellowship (Summer)

The summer award will consist of  a single payment of $5000 that will be sent to the recipient in late July.

Eligibility

The recipients must be an advanced graduate student in the School of Education whose major focus, in terms of program of studies and research projects, is teacher education. The recipient must hold no other summer appointments from the University and does not have to be enrolled during the summer. Students at or near the dissertation level have been selected most frequently for this award in previous years, though dissertation status is not a requirement.

Application Procedure

There is no application form. Each department may submit only one nomination. Nominations must include the following:

  1. A 3-5 page, double-spaced statement by the nominee describing his or her academic program, research interests and plan.
  2. What the candidate hopes to accomplish during the year the fellowship is received.
  3. The student's transcript and vita.
  4. A letter of recommendation written by the chair or the student's major professor, and at least one other faculty letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline

To be announced (typically mid-February)

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