Fellowships (internal)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh support the most outstanding incoming and continuing students through various internal fellowships. Fellowships carry a stipend plus a tuition scholarship for the duration of the award. No duties are attached to these fellowships. For external graduate fellowships, see here.

Recruiting Fellowships

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships

These highly competitive fellowships are designed to meet the critical need to recruit underrepresented minority graduate students to the University of Pittsburgh, to support and retain them, and eventually enhance their presence in the professorate. K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships are deployed primarily to recruit the most outstanding new graduate students to the University of Pittsburgh. Ph.D. programs nominate admitted students to the Dietrich School's Office for Graduate Studies for consideration for this prestigious program, which offers academic guidance and cohort-based mentoring alongside the financial support of a non-duty bearing first-year fellowship.  

Whittington Fellowship 

The Dietrich School awards the Whittington Fellowship to women starting their doctoral studies in disciplines where women have been traditionally underrepresented and who demonstrate exceptional ability and outstanding research promise. Preference will be given to residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the 2020/21 application cycle, Whittington Fellowships are available for incoming Ph.D. students in Economics and Chemistry. This prestigious Fellowship carries a competitive three-term stipend and a tuition scholarship. Fellows are co-mentored by advanced graduate students and faculty members.

Provost's Humanities Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded following departmental nomination to exceptionally talented students who are beginning a doctoral degree program in the humanities.

Alfredo D. and Luz Maria P. Gutierrez Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students of exceptional ability and promise whose research is focused on Latin America. Recruiting programs nominate admitted students.

Arts and Sciences Fellowships

Graduate programs include Arts and Sciences Fellowships in funding packages to recruit doctoral students of exceptional ability and promise, either for their first year in the Ph.D. program or for later years.

Internally Competitive Predoctoral Fellowship for Continuing Ph.D. Students (annual competitions annnounced typically in the fall term)

Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded to doctoral students of exceptional promise and ability across the disciplines.

Carolyn Chambers Memorial Fellowship

One fellowship a year is awarded alternately to a full-time advanced-level Ph.D. students in History or English who shows potential for an outstanding career in teaching and scholarship.

Alfredo D. and Luz Maria P. Gutierrez Predoctoral Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students of exceptional ability and promise whose research is focused on Latin America; nominees must be in the first three years in a Ph.D. program.

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.

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.

Leo B. and Teresa Y. Wegemer Endowed STEM Fellowship

Established to support students of exceptional promise in their pursuit of high impact scientific research. Fellowship grants will be awarded to support the research of two exceptional, current, full-time students who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences STEM fields. The following departments will be eligible to nominate up to two students for consideration: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology & Environmental Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Physics & Astronomy.