Graduate Fellows Program

About the Program

The Harrington Graduate Fellows Program supports about 16-20 Fellows each academic year with stipends that equal or exceed those of other prestigious fellowship programs. To ensure the diversity of backgrounds among the recipients and sustain the international prestige of the program, the Fellows are generally recruited from institutions outside the university; only the Dissertation Fellows come from the graduate population at The University of Texas at Austin. No more than a quarter of the Fellows are Dissertation Fellows. Undergraduates at UT Austin who apply to a graduate program at the university are eligible to be nominated for Harrington Fellowships.

Harrington reception 2016

Current Fellows

View the current Harrington Graduate Fellows.

2013 Harrington Fellows

Past Recipients

View the past recipients of the Harrington Graduate Fellowship.

Selection Process

Harrington Graduate Fellows are nominated by their graduate programs based on their scholastic records, character and personal qualities, commitment to pursuing a graduate degree in a designated area of study, and potential to become outstanding scholars and citizens. Incoming students who wish to be considered for nomination for Harrington Graduate Fellowships should contact their program’s graduate adviser or visit their program’s web site.

All Harrington Graduate Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $36,000, plus full tuition and required fees, an additional stipend to obtain medical insurance, and an allowance of $2,000 for travel, equipment, books, or other professional expenses. Full time graduate student status (9 SCH fall/spring; 3 SCH summer) is required. Harrington Graduate Fellows on full fellowship support may not simultaneously hold any other fellowship awarded by the university.

Harrington Doctoral Fellows – for incoming graduate students

Each year the new Harrington Doctoral Fellows will be chosen from among the successful applicants to programs leading to a doctoral degree – Ph.D., Ed.D., or DMA – at The University of Texas at Austin. To be nominated, a student must not be a current graduate student at UT Austin (undergraduates at UT Austin are eligible). Students who already have master's degrees from other universities are eligible. A Harrington Doctoral Fellow can earn a master's degree in the process of completing the doctoral work. The Harrington Doctoral Fellowship may be a one-, two-, or three-year award. In the case of a two- or three-year award, funding after the first year is contingent on the Fellow making satisfactory academic progress.

Harrington Master's Fellows – for incoming graduate students

Each year the new Harrington Master's Fellows will be chosen from among the successful external applicants to programs leading to professional or terminal master's degrees, for example, the MFA, MSSW, or MSLIS at The University of Texas at Austin. To be nominated, a student must not be a current graduate student at UT Austin (undergraduates at UT Austin are eligible). The Harrington Master's Fellowship may be a one- or two-year award. In the case of a two-year award, funding after the first year is contingent on the Fellow making satisfactory academic progress.

Harrington Dissertation Fellows – for currently enrolled UT Austin graduate students

The Harrington Dissertation Fellowship is a one-year award. To be eligible for a Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, a student must be currently enrolled at UT Austin and must be a candidate for a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., or DMA). Students who satisfy these conditions, and who are nominated by their programs for Continuing University Fellowships, will be considered for Harrington Dissertation Fellowships.