Resources for Current PhD Students

Ph.D. Handbook, 2017-18

The Ph.D. handbook gives a roadmap of how to efficiently progress through the Ph.D. program successfully. Click here to download the handbook.

Dissertation Funding Sources

The Doctoral Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowship is specifically intended to support doctoral students for whom their current means of financial support would significantly interfere with or preclude their ability to collect the evidence needed for their doctoral research. A DEA Fellow is awarded a stipend to enable evidence acquisition that otherwise would not be possible. Evidence acquisition activities that might be supported by the DEA Fellowship include, but are not limited to, off-campus library/archive research, field work, experiments, interviews, collection of specimens, etc. Click here for Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship nomination form.

The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) provides support to highly-qualified FIU doctoral students during the writing phase of their dissertation. It is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations. Dissertation Fellows are expected to graduate within one year after receiving the award. Click here for Dissertation Year Fellowship nomination form.

For additional questions regarding the DEA or DYF, see the Fellowship FAQ's and Fellowship Summary Chart

Conference Travel Funding

a. FIU Graduate and Professional Student Committee (GPSC): They give up to $500 for domestic conferences. You will need to attend a GPSC workshop. See their website for more details.

b. The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs provides matching fund up to $200 each year. Click here for the application.

Annual Progress Reviews

Each year, we conduct an Annual Progress Review meeting with each PhD student, where a panel of our faculty meets with each student. The intent of the review is to assess student's progress in the PhD program, and to address any concerns that the student may have. The meetings for the Annual Progress Reviews for the Academic Year 2018-19 will be held in Spring 2019.

You will need to complete the Annual Progress Review online in your MyFIU portal. Students should bring a printed copy of the review to the meeting with faculty panel.

Comprehensive Examinations

The PhD comprehensive examinations are tentatively scheduled as follows for Fall 2018:

-Written exam: November 2nd, 2018

-Dissertation Proposal: November 9th, 2018 (one week after the written exam)

-Oral exam: TBD, 2018