Meet our Ph.D. Fellows

University Ph.D. Fellowships are offered to promising Ph.D. applicants to invite and encourage them to conduct their doctoral studies at SMU. This fellowship supplements the offer of support from the applicant’s prospective department at SMU, and makes the SMU offer competitive with those the applicant receives from other strong programs in their field.

Moody Graduate Fellowships Mustang Fellowships Moody Dissertation Fellowships University Ph.D. Fellowships Dean's Dissertation Fellowships


Moody Graduate Fellowships

Moody Graduate Fellowships are offered to Ph.D. applicants who show exceptional promise for academic success and are a mark of the University's commitment to excellence in graduate education. They provide tuition waivers, health insurance, and stipends of $30,000 for up to five years. 

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Mustang Fellowships

Mustang Fellowships provide tuition waivers, health insurance, and stipends of $30,000 for up to five years for Ph.D. students who are US citizens or permanent residents and identify as diverse in their disciplines. Ph.D. program applicants are invited to submit themselves for consideration for this fellowship through a brief essay in their application, explaining why their educational, cultural, geographic, or familial background will contribute to graduate program diversity at SMU. Departments nominate candidates for the Mustang Fellowship as part of their application review process in the Spring.

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Moody Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships recognize and support outstanding Ph.D. students as they complete their dissertations. They are reserved for Ph.D. students in the dissertation-writing phase of their degrees whose research shows exceptional promise for impact in their field of study. They provide tuition waivers, health insurance, and a stipend of $30,000 for one year. Recipients commit to complete and defend their dissertations in the fellowship year. Students must be nominated by their departments to be eligible for this fellowship.

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University Ph.D. Fellowships

SMU is proud to offer University Ph.D. Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. and Ph.D.-equivalent graduate student candidates. This fellowship provides funding above the amount typically available to students through their department, and is renewable for a total of five years of support, contingent upon acceptable progress towards the degree.

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Jaxson Haug

Jaxson Haug

Anthropology

 

Andrew Ho Andrew Ho

Andrew Ho

Mathematics

 

Yaofang Hu

Yaofang Hu

Statistical Science

 

Yanling Lin Lin

Yanling Lin

Electrical Engineering

Xinyun Lu

Xinyun Lu

Electrical Engineering

Yifan Lu Lu

Yifan Lu

Statistical Science

Lauren Simms

Lauren Simms

Religious Studies

 

Siavash Tabrizian Tabrizian

Siavash Tabrizian

Engineering Management, Information, and Systems

Claire Trotter

Claire Trotter

Applied Physiology

Tyler Womack

Tyler Womack

Religious Studies

Sian Xiao

Sian Xiao

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

 

Dean's Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships provide support to Ph.D. students in the dissertation-writing phase of their degrees, allowing them to focus on completing and defending their dissertations. They provide tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend commensurate with the standard Ph.D. stipend in their department. Recipients commit to complete and defend their dissertations in the fellowship year. Students must be nominated by their departments to be eligible for this fellowship.

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Jose Santana José Santana

Jose Santana

Religious Studies

Nancy Le Nancy Le

Nancy Le

Education Policy and Leadership

Maryam Dezfuli Maryam Dezfuli

Maryam Dezfuli

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Danyi Xiong Danyi Xiong

Danyi Xiong

Statistical Science