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  • Bilinski Educational Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship

    Award amount: $32,000, split into two disbursements of $16,000
    Length of support: One year
    Number awarded: At least ten
    Process: Application initiated by student
    Deadline: March of each year; see page for the exact date
    Eligibility: Full-time doctoral students (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) in Anthropology, Basque Studies, English, History, Political Science, or Social Psychology who have passed all qualifying examinations and course requirements and have advanced to candidacy to complete a doctoral dissertation. (Additional criteria apply; see page for details.)

    Bilinski Fellowship

  • Raymond H. Berner Graduate School Scholarship Program in Molecular Biosciences

    Award amount: Varies by year; typically $3,00 to $10,000, disbursed equally between Fall and Spring semesters
    Length of support: One year
    Number awarded: Varies by year
    Process: Faculty who wish to nominate a student should contact their respective Molecular Biosciences program director. Students must have completed the annual general scholarship application located in the supplemental forms section of their MyNEVADA account by February 15 for the subsequent academic year. Additional criteria apply; see page for details.
    Deadline: Start of Fall semester
    Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students (domestic and international) in four categories within the Molecular Biosciences graduate programs.

    Raymond C. Berner Scholarships

  • Graduate Dean's Fellowships

    Award amount: $40,000 ($20,000 per semester); The fellowship also qualifies non-Nevada residents for a waiver of out-of-state tuition.
    Length of support: One year
    Number awarded: Six to seven per year
    Process: Nominations must be submitted by the graduate program's director, as currently recognized by the Graduate School, and graduate programs may nominate up to two candidates.
    Deadlines: September of each year for Fall admission (see page for exact date)
    Eligibility: Incoming domestic and international doctoral students in any approved University of Nevada, Reno doctoral program (Ph.D. or doctorate). Additional criteria apply; see page for details.

    Graduate Dean's fellowships and merit scholarships

  • Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarships

    Award amount: $10,000 ($5,000 per semester)
    Length of support: One year
    Number awarded: 50 scholarships
    Process: Nominations must be submitted by the graduate program's director, as currently recognized by the Graduate School, and graduate programs may nominate up to four candidates.
    Deadlines: September of each year for Fall admission (see page for exact date)
    Eligibility: Incoming domestic and international master's and doctoral students in any approved University of Nevada, Reno doctoral program (Ph.D., doctorate, MFA or master's). Preference is given to doctoral students. Additional criteria apply; see page for details.

    Graduate Dean's fellowships and merit scholarships

  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships

    Award amount: Stipend and grants-in-aid tuition waiver
    Length of support: Up to three years for a master's student; Up to five years for a doctoral student
    Number awarded: Varies by department based on funding
    Process: Speak with your faculty advisor about opportunities.
    Deadlines: N/A
    Eligibility: See page for details.

    Graduate Assistantships

  • Nevada DRIVE Assistantship Program

    Award amount: Stipend and grants-in-aid tuition waiver
    Length of support: Two years
    Number awarded: 20 full-time or 40 half-time assistantships
    Process: Proposals should be prepared by department chairs/graduate program directors and submitted to the appropriate college/school Dean.
    Deadlines: Date will be released when additional funding is secured
    Eligibility: Deans may seek funding for incoming domestic and international doctoral students in any approved University of Nevada, Reno program (Ph.D. or doctorate). Additional criteria apply; see page for details.

    Nevada DRIVE Assistantship Program

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

    Award amount: Annual stipend of $37,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
    Length of support: Five years
    Number awarded: Varies by year
    Process: Student applications
    Deadline: Typically in early September of each year; See page for exact date.
    Eligibility: Applicants who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM Education and who meet the eligibility requirements. First and second-year graduate students are also welcome to apply, meaning students may apply for up to three years in a row for funding. See eligibility questionnaire.

    NSF GRFP Program

  • Robert E. Dickenson Scholarship

    Award amount: $3,000 to $10,000 per student, per year
    Length of support: One year
    Number awarded: One per year
    Process: Nominations must be submitted to the Graduate School by the graduate student’s graduate program director.
    Deadline: July of each year; see page for the exact date
    Eligibility: Master's and doctoral students (U.S. Citizens only) in the following programs:

    • Agricultural Science
    • Environmental Science, Forestry Management & Ecology
    • Rangeland Ecology & Management
    • Hydrogeology, Geo-Engineering
    • Other areas consistent with the donor's desire to foster productive, responsible, and economical livestock and land management (examples may include: Geological Sciences, Business Administration, Medicine, Health Sciences, and Education)

    Robert E. Dickenson Scholarship