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Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees Dissertation Completion Endowed Fellowship

The Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees Dissertation Completion Fellowship will be awarded to one or more graduate students who have advanced to candidacy and are working on a dissertation that bears high scholarly promise but that might be delayed without financial assistance.  Fellowships of $10,000 will be awarded.

For 2022, three awards in the amount of $10,000 each will be offered. 

Each graduate program may nominate one (1) candidate who has advanced to candidacy. Each nomination must be endorsed by the student's Graduate Program Director (GPD).

Submit a Nomination

The Google Form link above includes entry fields/document upload sections for the following:

  • Letter of nomination detailing the (1) high scholarly promise of the dissertation project and (2) evidence of exceptional financial need.  
  • GPD Endorsement checkbox 
  • Financial Need checkbox
  • A short summary of the nominee’s status as a graduate student: date of admission, year of study, date of advancement to candidacy, and expected date of completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Dissertation abstract, or similar summary of the project. This should be geared toward a general audience and should not exceed two (2) pages.
  • 2-3 faculty letters of support
  • The student’s C.V.

Please note, this fellowship can be paid as a bi-weekly, academic year fellowship through Research Foundation payroll. This comes with the option of electing   fellow health insurance benefits. The Research Foundation will issue a letter stating the total amount paid for the year, for your tax purposes.


Past Recipients

2021: Lauren Fulton, Art
Brianna Gonzalez, Psychology: Integrative Neuroscience
Aishani Gupta, History

2021: Jessica Kim, Sociology
Katharine Thompson, Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences