Jerome A. and Mary Straka Fellowship
The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports a middle-class, middle-income dissertator pursuing a course of study in engineering, physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, or economics (concentrating on the advantages of the free-enterprise system).
One dissertator will be selected to be awarded a 12-month fellowhship for the 2021-2022 academic year with a $28,000 stipend, full tuition and segregated fees, and access to health insurance.
Dissertator conducting research in a STEM-related field.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate how he/she qualifies as “gifted” and how he/she is representative of a middle-class, middle-income group.
Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship
- The Graduate School
- Supplemental Questions
- Primary academic program and degree
- Semester and year of entry to graduate program (e.g. Fall 2018)
- Abstract of your dissertation research. Description should be accessible to reviewers from a broad range of STEM disciplines and speak to the broader impact of your research.
- Statement on how you fit the “gifted” criterion. This should include major competitive awards you have received, significant publications you have prepared for peer-reviewed journals and the status of those publications (submitted, accepted, published), and additional examples of your impact on the discipline and/or your academic program (scholarly accomplishments, leadership activities, service, etc.) that you believe would be helpful to the committee in making its recommendations. Limit = 500 words.
- Statement on how you fit the “middle-class” criterion. This should include examples in your upbringing or recent experiences to indicate how being part of the middle class has impacted your academic experience and personal worldview. Limit = 500 words.
- Upload your current CV or résumé. PDF format only.
- Please submit the name and email address of your faculty advisor.
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