Graduate – Awards

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards

Matthew Stuart Morrison Summer Fellowship

Students starting their graduate studies at UNC in the fall are invited to apply for a Matthew Stuart Morrison Summer Fellowship for the summer. The fellowship can be used to work in the laboratory of any faculty member of the Department Chemistry at UNC. The length of the Fellowship will be from 8-10 weeks and will provide a monthly stipend. Up to 10 Fellowships, with no more than one Fellow per laboratory, will be awarded, on a first come basis.

To apply for a Matthew Stuart Morrison Summer Fellowship, email Prof. Michel Gagne, Director of Graduate Studies. You do not have to indicate whom you wish to work with at the time of application, but the sooner you indicate a lab you want to work in the more likely there will be a space in that lab.

Please note that working in a lab during the summer does not commit you to join that lab, nor does it commit the faculty member to accepting you as a permanent member of their lab once you officially begin graduate school.


Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Chemistry offers number of Fellowships and Awards to outstanding graduate students. The candidates for the fellowships are typically nominated by the student’s research advisor and the awardee is then selected by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Scholarships currently available include a variety of departmental endowed fellowships such as Bost, Burroughs-Wellcome, Dobbins, Edmister, Eliel, Hiskey, and Ledoux, a Merit Assistantship, and a Board of Governor’s fellowship.

In addition to these departmental awards there are numerous fellowships accessible to graduate students through UNC Graduate School and outside agencies and foundations.

Graduate Students receiving external funding in support of their thesis or dissertation, will be expected to apply for the Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition. Please fill out the form online.

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