Awards and Funding Opportunities

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

Funding

Open Assistantships

Graduate students looking for additional funding can apply for a variety of assistantship positions around campus as they are available.

SIC'EM Grants

The SIC’EM grant is an opportunity for graduate students to secure funding for student-initiated events that promote academic and intellectual community outside of the classroom. SIC’EM-funded projects help create a vibrant intellectual community at Baylor and provide a means for informal discussion and presentation of academic work.

Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship

Doctoral students in the dissertation phase can apply for this competitive fellowship. Winners receive funding support for summer months with no work requirement. 

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 for 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.

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.

Mc Nair Doctoral Fellowship Program

The McNair Doctoral Fellowship is a 5 year non-work related fellowship available to PhD students. Current McNair Scholars and Alumni who enroll in one of Baylor's traditional PhD programs are eligible to apply.

A&S Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship Program

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the launch of a pilot Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program for the academic year 2023-2024. Doctoral research students within the College of Arts & Sciences who complete their doctoral degrees within five active years of enrollment and graduate in 2022-2023 are eligible to compete for 20 one-year teaching fellowships for 2023-2024.

Honors College Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship

Through a collaborative partnership, the Honors College and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the launch of a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program for the academic year 2023-2024. Baylor University Ph.D. students who complete their doctoral degrees within five active years of enrollment and graduate in 2022-2023 are eligible to compete for a limited number of one-year teaching fellowships for 2023-2024.

Awards

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

Competitive graduate student award that recognizes excellence in teaching for our TORs (teachers-of-record). Six are awarded each year.

Outstanding Graduate Research Award

The Outstanding Research award is awarded six times annually with the goal of promoting the research productivity of graduate students within STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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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