Program Announcement: 2011-2012 School Year
Background: Established in 2004, the Provost Fellows program is intended to recognize and recruit the very best incoming doctoral students by providing a supplemental stipend of $5,000 per year for the first two years of the student’s program of study. The goal of the award is to augment the student’s aid package so that financial considerations do not stand in their way of choosing to pursue their degrees at Tufts.
The Provost Fellows program is one of several initiatives overseen by the Office of the Provost that are designed to enhance graduate education and research at Tufts. Since the fellowship’s creation, the program has benefitted 95 outstanding doctoral students.
Process and Selection Criteria:Selections of fellows are made from nominations from the schools based on the following criteria.
- outstanding academic records as indicated by grades, standardized test scores, programs of study, related experiences, and reputation of the school(s) attended,
- excellent letters of recommendation,
- degree to which the student’s proposed program of study matches the strategic directions of the relevant Tufts graduate program, and
- ancillary measures of excellence specific to a school or cross-school program.
Contact Emily Schipper in the Provost’s Office (617-627-3317) with questions about the program.
Current Fellows Announcement 2011-2012:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Graduate School of Engineering
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Science
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
To learn more about the research and interests of this year’s Provost Fellows, click here:
Meet our Provost Fellows: