The Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Fellowship Program recently announced its 2021-2022 inductees. Doctoral student Gail McFarland was selected to a part of this prestigious cohort of scholars. The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support — not only financial assistance and research funding, but also career counseling, job postings and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting.
This highly competitive fellowship requires endorsement from the student’s dissertation advisor and department chair. A compelling statement of purpose, an abstract for their dissertation and other accomplishments are taken into consideration in the final selection.
There are several components to the fellowship award including: three years of support administered through SREB for up to $20,000 per year (a living stipend), all expenses paid to attend the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, access to professional development funds to further your professional development as a doctoral candidate as well as participation in our online Scholar Directory, an interactive directory used by scholars for networking and institutions for research, recruitment, and other activities.
More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program was designed to address these disparities.
For more information about this fellowship and other funding opportunities please visit https://graduate.gsu.edu/.