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Dissertation Fellowships

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship

The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, which is awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School, provides support to outstanding PhD candidates in the final year of doctoral degree completion. This fellowship is awarded each year to students already enrolled in graduate programs at Purdue. Recipients are expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of all requirements necessary to receive their doctoral degree at the conclusion of the fellowship tenure.

Support details and timeline information are as follows:


  • $18,360 per year minimum.
  • One year of support from The Graduate School.


  • Funding allocation: November.
  • Student response deadline: April 15.
  • Award notification: determined by the program.

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