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Graduate Top-off Fellowship

Deadlines: March 3. (In the event that a deadline falls upon a weekend or a university holiday, that deadline will move to the first workday following the posted date.)

Award Amount: Top-off awards of $5,000/year for 2 years.

Directions: Department Chairs should submit application materials electronically in digital form to the WiSE program office at

Graduate Top-Off Fellowship funds are available to facilitate the recruitment of outstanding doctoral students to USC. The funds provide four incoming Ph.D. students in WiSE-eligible departments in the USC Dornsife College and four incoming Ph.D. students in the Viterbi School of Engineering with a WiSE Fellowship to supplement their financial support packages. Each WiSE Fellowship will carry a stipend of $5,000 and may be renewed for a second year pending satisfactory progress verified by the faculty advisor.

Each department may nominate two candidates (please rank). Nominations and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically.