Applicants applying only for fellowships must check the appropriate box on the application for admission and complete the admission file by January 15. (M.F.A./Dance applicants must submit all materials by January 9.) The number of fellowships is limited, and all applicants are strongly urged also to apply for tuition scholarships and loans.
Teaching fellowships are available in the departments of biological sciences, exercise and sport studies, and dance. For the academic year 2016-17, the stipend is $13,850 for an M.S. fellow and $6,925 for an M.F.A. fellow. Teaching fellows also receive assistance to reduce or eliminate tuition expenses.
Research fellowships are granted for work in various science departments as funds become available; stipends vary in accordance with the nature and length of the appointment. During the academic year the research fellow usually carries a half-time graduate program.
The teaching and research fellowships are of particular value to students who are interested in further study or research, since they combine fellowship aid with practical experience and an opportunity to gain competence in a special field of study. In accepting one of these appointments, the student agrees to remain for its duration.