Giolas-Harriott Fellowship & Crandall-Cordero Fellowship

Giolas-Harriott Fellowship & Crandall-Cordero Fellowship

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Vice Provost for Graduate Education: Giolas – Harriott Fellowship (GHF) and the Crandall – Cordero Fellowship (CCF) competition. The primary goal of the GHF and CCF Fellowship is to recruit and enhance the most academically qualified and promising students entering UConn graduate programs. Additionally, it is expected that all nominees demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education and/or a commitment to enhancing diversity in their field of study.

Fellowship Package Components

Giolas-Harriott Fellowship (GHF):

The GHF consists of equivalent to full assistantship (½ fellowship paired with ½ assistantship, both provided by The Graduate School, assistantship duties includes conducting research to progress forward with degree requirements) plus $2000 summer stipend for three years. After three years students is converted to a CCF and the graduate program  MUST provide a half-time graduate assistantship as a match to the CCF Fellowship and will provide the teaching or research duties associated with the graduate assistantship. Continuing support is contingent on satisfactory progress toward degree requirements.

Crandall-Cordero Fellowship (CCF):

The CCF consists of an annual service-free fellowship; equivalent to a half-time graduate assistantship during the academic year and $2,000 in summer support, guaranteed until graduation as long as student is making positive academic progress towards their degree (pending graduate catalogs standards).

During the fellowship, The Graduate School will fund 100% of the service-free fellowship. The graduate program MUST provide a half-time graduate assistantship as a match to the CCF Fellowship Continuing support is contingent on satisfactory progress toward degree requirements.

In addition to these remunerative considerations, The Graduate School considers receipt of a GHF/CCF Fellowship Award to be a highly significant accomplishment. We intend to bestow selected other “fringe benefits” befitting this honor. An annual reception will be held by the Dean, and their accomplishments and honors will be publicized statewide, when appropriate. Moreover, other professional and fellowship opportunities will be made available to them as we find them. In short, we plan to do whatever we can to assure the highest scholastic and professional achievement for these individuals.

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Fellowship Eligibility Requirements

The GHF/CCF is intended as a recruiting award to help UConn attract promising students entering masters and doctoral programs. Thus, current UConn students applying for admission to a program generally receive lower priority than students receiving their degree from other institutions. Also, all nominees must be an Untied States Citizen or a Permeant Resident to be eligible for CCF or GHF.

Giolas-Harriott Fellowship (GHF) accepts only incoming doctoral nominees.

Crandall-Cordero Fellowship (CCF) accepts BOTH masters and doctoral nominees.

Fellowship Selection Criteria

The academic quality of the candidate and the nominating program serve as the primary criteria, with graduate faculty providing the recommendation for applicants who intend to commence graduate study in the subsequent fall semester. Additionally, the *student and departments commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education and/or their field of study is also taken into consideration.

Fellowship Priorities

The Graduate School attempts to balance academic excellence with distribution of candidates among fields of study.

Nomination Procedures for the GHF/CCF

To nominate a student, graduate faculty and/or their designee must submit an online application to The Graduate School and mark application materials in Hobsons’ ApplyYourself.

Fill out this online application to submit the cover sheet.

Application Materials

The nominated student’s UConn application, transcripts including GPA, GRE scores, personal statement and letters of recommendation need to be marked with the GHF/CCF group in Hobsons’ ApplyYourself.

If you nominate more than one student, please rank the nominees. This ranking should be listed on a separate sheet of paper and e-mailed to gradschool@uconn.edu by the deadline.

Fellowship Application Deadlines

For this academic year, there will be one deadline.  Submissions must be received by January 27. Awards will be announced on February 10.

Fellowship Award Notification and Administration

The Graduate School will notify the graduate faculty and/or their designee. It is up to the graduate faculty and/or their designee to notify the awarded candidate. Because these scholarships are so competitive and timing is so important, it is crucial that the candidates make a decision regarding acceptance of the fellowship in a timely manner (secure a decision from your candidates as soon as possible)

If you have any questions about the GH/CC Fellowship please contact martha.marroni@uconn.edu

*Students demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education through participation in organizations or activities that (a) directly relate to increasing access to higher education and retention in higher education of individuals, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs or (b) that help to ensure that individuals are welcomed and included in higher education environments regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs. Such organization and activities might include participation/affiliation with TRIO programs*, cultural/affinity organizations/centers, volunteer experiences, and college or university committees focused on these goals. Students provide evidence of this commitment through research and educational experience reflected on their CV/resume (articles, presentations, internship, and research experience), in their personal statement, or in letters of recommendations.

Students demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in their field of study by providing evidence in their application (a) that they have been involved in disciplinary organizations or activities that seek to engage individuals without regard to age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs, (b) that in their previous teaching, research, or other work they have sought to include individuals without regard to age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs, or (c) that their personal experiences and background will significantly broaden the perspectives represented within their chosen field of study. Students provide evidence of this commitment through research and educational experience reflected on their CV/resume (articles, presentations, internship, and research experience), in their personal statement, or in letters of recommendations.