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Graduate School Announces Research Excellence Doctoral Funding for 2022-25
Peter Vanable, associate provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School, today announced departmental awardees for the Research Excellence Doctoral Funding (REDF) program.
The funding program, administered by the Graduate School, will provide 32 academic year fellowships and research assistantships to new and continuing doctoral students in 17 academic departments. Funding decisions were based on the strength of the academic department’s strategic proposal for increasing the number of doctoral degrees conferred and supporting recruitment and retention of diverse doctoral students, as well as current indicators of program quality and success.
Applications were reviewed by senior leaders from each of the school and college applicants, as well as by Vanable, Interim Vice President for Research Ramesh Raina and members of the Graduate School leadership team.
“I want to particularly congratulate the departments receiving funding for the first time in 2022, including chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, geography and English,” said Vanable. “Doctoral education is an essential part of our mission. I am impressed by the thoughtful proposals for growing doctoral degree conferrals and recruiting and retaining diverse doctoral candidates.”
Funding will be provided to awardees annually for a period of three years, beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. All doctoral degree-granting departments will be invited to apply for additional REDF awards after three years of funding.
Funding awards including departments in the science and engineering, humanities, social sciences and education.
Departments Receiving REDF Funding:
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
Cultural Foundations of Education
Information Science and Technology