Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Departmental Fellowships and Assistantships 

Sheng Yen Education Foundation Graduate Fellows in Chinese Buddhism

This fellowship offers MA-level grad students working on Chinese Buddhism approximately $15,000 per year plus full tuition waivers for a duration of two years. A maximum of two new fellows are designated annually. Applicants to the Buddhist Studies subfield should follow the same application procedure as stipulated in the Admission page. For more information, please click here.

Lucius Moody Bristol Graduate Fellows in Religion

Bristol Fellows receive approximately $24,000 per year plus full tuition waivers. A maximum of two new fellows are designated annually.

Academic Journal Assistants 

The Religion Department, in coordination with several academic societies and presses, annually funds eight or nine graduate students as staff for the journals edited by members of the department. Students are selected as book review assistants, lead assistants, and copyeditors for Journal of Religious Ethics, and are eligible as well to assist with Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Funding for such positions ranges from approximately $10,000-$20,000 per year, plus full tuition waivers.

Florida State University Fellowships

In addition to our departmental awards, Religion graduate students are eligible for, and annually win, Florida State University fellowships.

The Fellows Society Adelaide Wilson Fellowship

These university fellowships provide full tuition waiver and approximately $30,000 a year. In 2008, the Graduate School established The Fellows Society, a community of scholars. Its mission is to promote interdisciplinary engagement and leadership development for graduate students holding nationally competitive fellowships (e.g. the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship) and university-wide fellowships administered through the Graduate School. Fellows Society programming is designed to expand members' intellectual horizons and facilitate broadened networks across disciplines and professions.

Legacy Fellowships

Legacy Fellowships are a multi year awards for newly admitted doctoral that offer five consecutive academic years of guaranteed funding for new students. The fellowship offers a $10,000 supplement per academic year, and provides the annual health insurance subsidy. 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship 

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program for under-represented African American and Hispanic students awards approximately $12,000 and a full tuition waiver.

International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship Awards approximately $7,000-$14,000 plus a full tuition waiver.

Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities

The Wilson-Auzenne Assistantship awards $5,000, which is added to the Religion department graduate assistant stipend for a maximum of approximately $15,000 plus a full tuition waiver.

Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Award

The Kingsbury Award is administered by the FSU Department of English, however, it is open to all currently enrolled full-time FSU graduate students. The amount of the award is approximately $6,000-$10,000 and a full tuition waiver.

Dissertation Research Grants

This annual award is paid by the Graduate School to assist doctoral students with expenses associated with research necessary to prepare dissertations. Awards range from $750 to $1,000 for top tier awardees. 

External Fellowships and Awards

Religion department graduate students in recent years have won fellowships such as the Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship, P.E.O. Scholar Award, American Philosophical Society, and others.

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