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Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship Program

Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship program is awarded to new Ph.D. students who are also new to the Graduate School.  It is designed to recruit academically talented students with an interest in college or university teaching. Students may pursue Ph.D. studies in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines (S.T.E.M). The Bouchet Fellowship is offered on a competitive basis upon the recommendation by the Graduate School’s Financial Aid Advisory Committee.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must be first time applicants to the Graduate School at Howard University in the Biological and Life Sciences and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Divisions of Study.  Howard University Graduate School admissions application to Ph.D. programs for the Fall semester must be submitted prior to the Bouchet deadline. The minimum, cumulative GPA requirement from the applicant's current or most recently attended institution is 3.5.

The Biological and Life Sciences Division of Study includes the following departments:  Anatomy; Atmospheric Sciences; Biochemistry; Biology; Genetics and Human Genetics; Microbiology; Nutritional Sciences; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacology; and Physiology and Biophysics.

The Physical Sciences and Engineering Division of Study includes the following departments: Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Physics and Astronomy; Systems and Computer Science.

TERMS

This award covers full tuition (not including student activity fees) and a stipend of $20,000 for the fall and spring semesters for each year of eligibility.  Applicants are required to have a master's degree and be accepted into a Ph.D. Program.  Successful applicants will be offered the award year-to-year.  The Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship will not automatically be awarded in subsequent years.  You must reapply, and this award will not exceed three years for any recipient.  Renewal of the Bouchet Fellowship requiredments are in each recipient's Offer Letter if selected by the Financial Aid Advisory Committee of the Graduate School.

Bouchet Scholars are required to: (1) participate in a 15-hour per week supervised research assignment during each academic year; (2) maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above; (3) submit an outlined written approval by their advisors on required assignment for the academic year; (4) take part in the Graduate School’s Annual Research Day; (5) participate in Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) and (6) not hold outside employment.  

It is important to note that the Graduate School reserves the right to base annual renewal decisions on the evaluation and recommendation of the recipient’s supervisor.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application must be submitted by the Third Friday in January of every academic year.

APPLICATION

In keeping with the Graduate School guidelines it is necessary for applicants to submit a total of SIX (6) completed packages: ONE (1) original complete package and FIVE (5) copies of the completed package. The requested materials are listed below:

       1 Completed Original Bouchet Application (PDF) and 5 copies

       1 Official transcript from current or most recently attended institution and 5 copies

       1 Five-page scholarly academic or research writing sample or publication and 5     copies

       1 Statement addressing how the professoriate fits into the candidate’s career   goals and 5 copies

       3 letters of recommendation and 5 copies:

·          1 letter from the prospective, academic chair at Howard and 5 copies

·          2 letters from faculty members at the current or most recently attended      institution and 5 copies

DO NOT INCLUDE MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT LISTED HERE, THEY WILL BE DISCARDED

In addition to the application package, selected candidates will be asked to participate in a telephone interview.  Interviews may also take place in person. Applications will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Advisory Committee and recommended to the Dean for approval.  Applicants will be notified upon the Dean's approval.

Please keep in mind, if applications are incomplete for any reasons (i.e., not completely filled out, insufficient number of copies submitted, missing any required documents, etc.) they will not be reviewed by the financial aid advisory committee.  Applicants will NOT be notified in this event.

Please note if you have questions pertaining to the application, we encourage you to call the Office of Retention, Mentoring, and Support Programs at 202-806-4676.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: 

The Edward A. Bouchet Assistantship Review Committee
c/o Office of Graduate Student Affairs
Howard University Graduate School
Annex III Building, Room 200
4th & College Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059

Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Funding Type: Fellowship

Related Degrees: Ph.D.

Related Programs: Anatomy, Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics and Human Genetics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Physics and Astronomy, Physiology and Biophysics

Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Funding Type: Fellowship

Related Degrees: Ph.D.

Related Programs: Anatomy, Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics and Human Genetics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Physics and Astronomy, Physiology and Biophysics