Faculty Research Committee Dissertation Awards offer recipients monetary support of $10,000 to help advanced doctoral students complete their dissertations by or before the end of the following year. Instructions and applications for the next round of dissertation awards will be posted midway through the academic year. For information about the recently completed competition, application information, and instructions for the current awards, contact carrie.herr@cgu.edu.

Eligibility requirements to apply for these awards include:

  • Current registration as a doctoral student in any field of study at CGU
  • Completion of all coursework for the PhD, with the exception of Dissertation Research units that have been approved by the faculty
  • Advancement to candidacy, including approval of the Dissertation Proposal and submission of Advancement to Candidacy Form to the Registrar’s Office
  • A reasonable expectation of completion of the final requirements for the Ph.D. degree by the end of the award calendar year

Students with suitably transdisciplinary thesis projects may also apply for Transdisciplinary Dissertation Awards.

Previous recipients of a Dissertation Award (Transdisciplinary or otherwise) are not eligible. Doctoral study registration must be maintained until the dissertation is completed.

For information on external fellowships and related grants for students, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Please address questions about the application process to carrie.herr@cgu.edu.