How do I Obtain Financial Support?

Research assistantships are awarded by professors with research money.  Most students are supported by research assistantships from their major professors.  When your application for admission is sent to the Department by International Admissions, your application will be circulated among the department faculty to see if any faculty are willing to commit to provide you with financial support.

Students sometimes earn supplemental income using the Work Study program documented on the Financial Aid web site

Fellowships

The following fellowships are available to outstanding doctoral students.

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships

 

DAF At a Glance

Preference given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but non citizens are considered.  Must not have officially started Ph.D. yet; may be working on M.S.  Student must have a 12 month graduate assistantship.  The DAF adds $10,000/year to the assistantship for up to four years.  About 45 DAF's/year given on campus.  Deadline for priority = Feb. 1

Detailed Requirements & Dates

GPA:  3.5 if coming in with B.S., 3.65 if coming in with M.S.

GRE:  1200 V+Q old score, 307 V+Q new score

Writing Score:  4.5 needed.  Will consider down to 4.0 on case by case basis.

Deadline for priority consideration is Feb. 1.  Left over positions, if any, are held open until Mar. 15.  If awarded, the fellowship begins the following August.  The DAF may not be extended beyond four years.

How to Apply

The application requires

  1. Departmental memo of support from department chair
  2. Three letters of recommendation from current or former professor or employers.  Copies of the letters submitted with the student's application to the program may be used.
  3. Student's resume or curriculum vita.
  4. Transcripts from all colleges/univrsities attended if these are not on file with the Graduate School

These should be submitted by the Department to Vicky Hartwell in the Graduate School, along with a cover sheet which can be found at http://grad.uark.edu/forms/faculty/DDF-DAF-CoverSheet.pdf .

More Information

See the Graduate School's Fellowships page at http://grad.uark.edu/future/funding/fellowships.php .

DDF At a Glance

Preference given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Very few non-citizens receive the DDF.  Must not have officially started Ph.D. yet; may be working on M.S.  Student must have a 12 month graduate assistantship.  The DDF adds $20,000/year to the assistantship for up to four years.  About 20 DDF's/year are given on campus.  The application deadline is Feb. 1.  Students who apply for the DDF will also be considered for the DAF.

Detailed Requirements & Dates

GPA:  3.65 if coming in with B.S., 3.85 if coming in with M.S.

GRE:  1300 V+Q old score, 314 V+Q new score

Writing Score:  5.0 needed.  Will consider down to 4.0 on case by case basis, but very unlikely with a 4.0 .

Deadline for application is Feb. 1.  This is a firm deadline.  If awarded, the fellowship begins the following August.  The DDF may not be extended beyond four years.

How to Apply

The application requires

  1. Departmental memo of support from department chair
  2. Three letters of recommendation from current or former professor or employers.  Copies of the letters submitted with the student's application to the program may be used
  3. Student's resume or curriculum vita.
  4.  Transcripts from all colleges/univrsities attended if these are not on file with the Graduate School

These should be submitted by the Department to Vicky Hartwell in the Graduate School, along with a cover sheet which can be found at http://grad.uark.edu/forms/faculty/DDF-DAF-CoverSheet.pdf .

More Information

See the Graduate School's Fellowships page at http://grad.uark.edu/future/funding/fellowships.php .

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