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FOR FACULTY

Award Winners - 2015 Mentoring Excellence

Evan Berry received the Award for Excellence in Masters Student Mentoring for the 2014-2015 academic year.

David Haaga received the Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

We congratulate our award winners for the past academic year and look forward to rewarding more excellent mentors in the upcoming year.

Awards in Mentoring Excellence - Masters & Doctoral

These competitive awards will recognize excellence in the mentoring of master's and doctoral students. Each award will include a stipend of $1,000.00. The awards will be made late in the spring 2016 semester. Applications may be submitted by faculty in all of American University's academic units. All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply for consideration for either award.

For the Award for Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring, preference will be given to a faculty member who emphasizes research-related mentoring. For the Award for Excellence in Master's Student Mentoring, applicants may emphasize either research mentoring or professional mentoring activities. Applicants are eligible to apply for one or both awards.

For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit application materials no later than 5:00 PM, January 15, 2016, to Anita Brown at abrown@american.edu.

A complete application(s) will include:

  • The application cover page
  • A personal statement of up to three pages that describes (a) the applicant's mentoring philosophy and (b) specific examples of work with mentees that exemplifies this philosophy
  • Up to three letters of support from current or former students
  • An optional letter from a department chair, associate dean or dean

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS


Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowship

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the creation of the Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowship. This research fellowship is available to graduate students who are full-time enrolled students in a master’s or doctoral program at American University. The fellowship is intended to support applied, educational or policy-relevant research programs designed to improve the lives of the citizens of developing countries. This is a competitive fellowship. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degrees in order to be eligible.

The supported research activity may occur in any developing country. The fellowship will support applied, educational or policy-related research programs and, in particular, projects implemented and executed in partnership with a recognized, reputable local agency or organization. The funds are to be used to support expenses associated with the direct costs of research. In the current award cycle, students may be awarded up to $1,000.00.

Deadline to apply: March 18, 2016

Application Guidelines and Form


DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

The Office of the Provost provides competitive intramural research scholarships to doctoral students to support their dissertation research. The scholarships are managed by the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Funds are available to doctoral graduate students who

  • have been admitted to candidacy for the doctorate before the scholarship period begins (in some departments admission to candidacy may be spoken of as “ABD - “All But Dissertation.” If you have questions about this requirement, check with your department.)
  • have an approved dissertation proposal, and
  • have an active dissertation chair and committee.

The activity may occur anywhere in the world. The scholarships are intended to provide supplemental funds to support basic research, field work, lab work, or closely related endeavors. Scholarships are available in amounts up to $5,000.

The next funding period for the award is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Award recipients will be reimbursed for expenses with submission of appropriate receipts to the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Details of this process are provided in the Funding Guidelines. If desired, the funds from the award can support a portion of a larger project. If this is the case, the proposal should carefully delineate the portion of the larger project that can be completed during the funding period.

Each form below is provided in writable PDF format. This format allows you to complete and sign forms electronically, thus saving you time when seeking out faculty signatures. Please submit these forms electronically to Anita Brown at abrown@american.edu by 5:00 PM on March 9, 2016

Application Guidelines (PDF Format)

Application Guidelines and PDF Forms

In order to fill out each form, right-click on the mouse to save each file to your computer. This will allow you to fill out the form electronically.

2016-17 Application Forms

For more info on writable PDFs, click here. If you have questions and problems completing the PDFs, please contact Marshay Hall at 202-885-6738.

Hart A. Massey Fellowship and United Methodist Graduate Scholarships

The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. It is renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. 

Application for Hart A. Massey Fellowship

Please note: submission of application checklist by the Graduate Financial Aid Administrator, along with your application, is essential for award consideration. See listing below.

United Methodist Graduate Scholarship

The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. The application deadline is March 18, 2016. Please submit all scholarship application materials to the school to which you are applying. They will forward the completed application to the Office of Graduate Studies.

2016-17 United Methodist Graduate Scholarship Award Application & Application Checklist (PDF Format)

Please note: submission of application checklist along with application is essential for award consideration. Please see listing below.

Academic Unit Admissions Officers

In order to receive consideration for the Massey or Methodist funding opportunities, you MUST submit your completed applications to the following Admissions Officer of the school to which you are applying:

College of Arts and Science
Lauren Tabbara
Tabbara@american.edu

Kogod School of Business
Jason Kennedy
jkennedy@american.edu

School of International Service
Jia Jiang
jiang@american.edu

School of Public Affairs
Sue Kushner
skushner@american.edu


School of Communication

Marc Tomik
mtomik@american.edu