Awards and Funding Opportunities

Baylor offers a number of funding opportunities aimed at supporting the research and professional development of graduate students.


Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship

The Graduate School with the support of the Provost’s Office and in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College, is pleased to announce the early launch of the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program. Seven postdoctoral teaching fellowship positions will be available for 2022-2023: three continuing within the English department (launched in Fall 2020), and four additional fellows for 2021-2022--three in College of Arts and Sciences and one in the Honors College  These one-year positions will include a salary of $40,000, continued access to Graduate School travel funds, additional mentoring through the Graduate School, inclusion in the Graduate School Mock Interviews and professional development training, and the same health benefits as Baylor faculty. 

Summer Dissertation Fellows

Doctoral students who will be actively writing during summer months should apply for this competitive position. Fellows receive structured writing support for summer months with consideration for financial support in cases of demonstrable need (e.g. not being paid on a 12-month stipend). 

Doctoral Administrative Fellows

Doctoral Administrative Fellows are a select group of doctoral students who play an integral role in the Graduate School. The fellowships allow students to gain administrative experience and a distinct perspective on the university’s operations while serving the Graduate School and their peers.

Baptist College and University Scholars

This program seeks to strengthen ties among IABCU member schools by identifying Baptist College and University Scholars from Ph.D. or MFA programs. To be eligible for the BCU Scholars Program, students must have graduated from a school that is a member of the IABCU. Upon invitation and acceptance to the BCU Scholars program, graduate students have the opportunity to participate in symposiums, retreats, the IABCU annual meeting, events conducted each semester, and the Schmeltekopf Fellowship for Educational Leadership.

Baptist Scholars International Roundtable (BSIR)

BSIR promotes scholarship from Baptist perspectives across the ages and around the globe by facilitating a scholarly forum for exchange of ideas. This community is international, intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and invites a diversity of Baptist affiliations. At the heart of the Roundtable is formation for academic stewardship in which a newer generation is welcomed into an international Baptist Academy and formed to preserve and sustain both academic and faith communities.

Data Research Fellowship

This intensive Summer Fellowship program run by Baylor University Libraries is a broad survey of applied research methods and tools involving both structured (i.e., data tables) and unstructured (i.e., text, multimedia) data.  It is open to Baylor graduate students from any discipline.


Outstanding Dissertation Award

The highest research award available among the Baylor graduate community. Graduate Program Directors both nominate dissertations and score the nominations. Three are awarded each year.

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

This competitive award recognizes excellence in teaching for our graduate student TORs (teachers-of-record). Six are awarded each year, in the areas of STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities for the preceding Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Outstanding Graduate Research Award

The Outstanding Research award is awarded annually in the three designated areas of STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities, with the goal of recognizing and promoting the research productivity of graduate students .

Travel Awards

The Graduate School is eager to support students and their original research through two kinds of travel support: Travel to Professional Meetings and Travel to Support Doctoral Research.

For information on tuition, stipends, and essential benefits, please visit our Benefits and Financial Support page

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