Fellowships (internal)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh support the most outstanding incoming and continuing students through various fellowships.

Recruiting Fellowships

Arts and Sciences Fellowships

Arts and Sciences Fellowships are used to recruit doctoral students of exceptional promise and ability either when they first enroll in the PhD program or for later years. They carry a stipend plus remission of tuition. The stipend includes funds with which to purchase health insurance. No duties are required.

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships

These fellowships are designed to enhance the diversity of the University of Pittsburgh's graduate student population and eventually the professorate. They generally carry a stipend and tuition coverage. K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships are deployed primarily to recruit new graduate students to the University of Pittsburgh.

Provost's Humanities Fellowships

Several fellowships are awarded to exceptionally talented students who are beginning a doctoral degree program in the humanities. They carry a stipend plus remission of tuition. No duties are attached.

Competitive Fellowships

Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded to students of exceptional promise and ability. Please check with your department how the departmental nomination process is organized. The fellowship carries a stipend plus tuition scholarship for the duration of the award. No duties are attached.

Lillian B. Lawler Fellowships

Up to two fellowships are awarded annually to full-time advanced-level Ph.D. students in English, French, Hispanic, History, or Slavic who show potential for an outstanding career in teaching and research. The fellowships carry a stipend plus remission of tuition for two terms. No duties are attached.

Provost's Development Fellowships

These university-level fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens on the basis of need and merit to provide development opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged students pursuing a doctorate. They generally carry a stipend and tuition for two terms. Continuing students are eligible to apply.