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Awards in Mentoring Excellence - Masters & Doctoral

Dr. Kathleen Gunthert, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychology (CAS) has been named the 2016 Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award

Dr. Stephen MacAvoy, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Science (CAS) has been named the 2016 Excellence in Master's Mentoring Award. 

We congratulate these award winners!

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The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the third annual awards to recognize excellence in faculty mentoring of graduate students. These two competitive awards 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 2017 semester. Applications may be submitted by faculty in all of American University’s academic units (CAS, KSB, SIS, SOC, SOE, SPA, SPExS and WCL). All full-time faculty members (tenure earning, tenured, and term) 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 16, 2017, 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
  • Send the application(s) as one PDF document to Anita Brown, abrown@american.edu

We look forward to receiving your application(s).

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 (PDF Format)

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.

2015-16 Scholarship Recipient FINAL REPORT

ONLY DOWNLOAD if you received funding for FY 2015-16.

2015-16 FINAL REPORT FORM

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. 

2016-17 Hart A. Massey Application Form

Checklist (to be completed by Graduate Financial Aid Administrator)

Graduate Financial Aid Administrators

In order to receive consideration for Massey funding opportunities, you MUST submit your completed applications to the following Graduate Financial Aid Administrator 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

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 at 5:00PM. 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 Application Form

Checklist (To be completed by Graduate Financial Aid Administrator)

Graduate Financial Aid Administrators

In order to receive consideration for Methodist funding opportunities, you MUST submit your completed applications to the following Graduate Financial Aid Administrator of the school to which you are applying. This does not apply to online students:

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

ONLINE STUDENTS - 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 at 5:00PM.

Online Students ONLY - 2016-17 United Methodist Application Form