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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Anping Zhou

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Iris Yang

Psychology

Jacob Lynd

Chemistry

James Margotta

Anthropology

Kevin Wang

Statistical Science

Michaela Eamma

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sylvester Tan

Religious Studies

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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Eugene Alviar

History

Ryne Dingler

Ryne Dingler

Physics

 

Rashard Fant

Rashard Fant

Education Policy and Leadership

Alexa Jimenez

Psychology 

 

Shandon Klein

Shandon Klein

Religious Studies

Carolyn Mason

Carolyn Mason

Anthropology

Sofia Uribe

Sofia Uribe

Psychology

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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Haosen Tan

Haosen Tan

Mechanical Engineering

Megan Louise Brown

Megan Louise Brown

Anthropology

Marie Olson Purcell

Marie Olson Purcell

Religious Studies

Lacin Yapindi

Lacin Yapindi

Biological Sciences

Camille Davis

Camille Davis

History

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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Jerod Aguilar

Jerod Aguilar

Earth Sciences

Marne Chacon

Anthropology

Hang Chen

Economics

Chowdhury

Nusaiba Chowdhury

Anthropology

Jean Christensen

Art History

Cranney

Skye Cranney

History

Nicolette Edwards

Anthropology

Seth Emblem

Economics

Matthew Esquivel

Religious Studies

Danielle Ezor

Art History

Kennedy Gifford

Kennedy Gifford

Mathematics

Uroob Haris

Chemistry

Jaxson Haug

Anthropology

 

Andrew Ho

Andrew Ho

Mathematics

 

Yaofang Hu

Statistical Science

 

Divya Kumar

Psychology

Jennifer Laffick

Art History

 

Samantha Lagos

Anthropology

Spencer Lambert

Anthropology

Claire Lamberti

Claire Lamberti

Chemistry

Lin

Yanling Lin

Electrical Engineering

Xinyun Lu

Electrical Engineering

Lu

Yifan Lu

Statistical Science

Bianca Luedeker

Statistical Science

Arvin Maghsoudlou

Art History

Emily McClelland

Applied Physiology

Austin Miller

History

Keller Mogensen

Education

 

Matthew Neumann

Matthew Neumann

Religious Studies

Anne Parfitt

Anthropology

Joshua Plank

Chemistry

 

Lindsey Reynolds

Lindsey Reynolds

History

 

Kelsey Rozema

Art History

Marie Schrampfer

Religious Studies

Sebastian

Daniel Sebastian

Religious Studies

Lauren Simms

Religious Studies

 

Kelsey Spinnato

Religious Studies

Tabrizian

Siavash Tabrizian

Engineering Management, Information, and Systems

Elizabeth Thomas

Anthropology

Claire Trotter

Applied Physiology

Noemi Vega Quinones

Religious Studies

 

Tyler Womack

Religious Studies

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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José Santana

Jose Santana

Religious Studies

Norah Hakami

Norah Hakami

Mathematics

Summer Hamilton

Summer Hamilton

English

Lorenzo Tavazzani

Lorenzo Tavazzani

Earth Sciences

Nancy Le

Nancy Le

Education Policy and Leadership

Ding Liu

Ding Liu

Economics

Maryam Dezfuli

Maryam Dezfuli

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Danyi Xiong

Danyi Xiong

Statistical Science