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Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship Program

The Graduate School has temporarily closed the Bouchet Fellowship for review and reconstruction as of Friday, April 7, 2017.


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 applications 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


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.  Successful applicants will be offered the award for a limited timeframe.  

Bouchet Scholars are required to participate in a 15-hour per week supervised internship beginning in mid-August and ending in mid-May for each academic year.   The Graduate School reserves the right to base annual renewal decisions on the evaluation of each award holder’s academic and internship performance.


The Graduate School has temporarily closed the McNair Fellowship for review and reconstruction as of Friday, April 7, 2017.


Applicants should submit a total of SIX (6) completed packages: ONE (1) original complete package and FIVE (5) copies of the completed package:

       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 AND 5 copies

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

       3 letters of recommendation:

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

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


In addition to the application package, top candidates will be asked to participate in an interview.  Interviews may take place in person or via teleconference.   Applications will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Advisory Committee and recommended to the Dean for approval.  Upon the Dean's approval, applicants will be notified.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, IF APPLICATIONS ARE INCOMPLETE FOR ANY REASON (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.


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.


The Graduate School has temporarily closed the McNair Fellowship for review and reconstruction as of Friday, April 7, 2017.

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