Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship Program

The Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship Program funds annually 100 outstanding Ph.D. students. Provost's Ph.D. Fellows are selected from an application pool containing some of the most highly recruited students in the world. Fellows are recognized for their potential to lead their disciplines into new worlds of knowledge.

The Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship Program is comprised of Provost's Fellowships and Provost's Diversity Fellowships. These fellowships are offered to incoming Ph.D. students who show outstanding promise for careers in academic research and teaching, and who will serve to increase the representation of under-represented groups in their disciplines.

For 2008-2009, incoming Provost's Ph.D. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. Fellows in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will receive this stipend for five years. Fellows in USC professional schools will be funded at this rate for 4 years. All fellows will receive full tuition and year-round health and dental insurance. At least two years of funding will be in the form of fellowships. The remaining years will consist of teaching or research assistantships.

Candidates for Provost's Ph.D. Fellowships undergo a rigorous review by the program to which they are applying. Finalists must then be recommended by a faculty committee of internationally recognized scholars at USC. Only nominations forwarded from USC departments are considered.

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