UMD is awarding fellowships to some PhD students whose research was disrupted by COVID-19

The university's graduate school is housed in the Lee Building. (Tom Hausman/The Diamondback)

The University of Maryland graduate school is offering a limited number of fellowships to doctoral students whose research was interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Some students are unable to work on their research due to illness or the campus closure brought on by COVID-19. As a result, their dissertations and graduations will likely be delayed by at least one semester, which could result in a lack of funding, according to the graduate school.

The fellowships will cover tuition and mandatory fees for doctoral candidates in the upcoming fall and/or spring semesters, prioritizing students who were expected to graduate before fall 2020. Graduate assistants and fellows who already receive tuition benefits are not eligible to apply, according to the fellowship guidelines.  

The graduate school, the relevant department and the campus will split the cost of the fellowships, according to the guidelines.

Currently, candidacy tuition and mandatory fees are $1,660 for in-state students and $2,828 for out-of-state students. Faculty advisers and students can submit nominations for the fellowships until July 1.

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