Resources for Current PhD Students

Ph.D. Handbook, 2016-17

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 Reveiws for the Academic Year 2016-17 will be held in Spring 2017.

You will need to complete the following two forms and bring them to the face to face meeting:

a. FIU Graduate School's Annual Student Evaluation and Mentoring Plan: This form is available at FIU UGS website.

b. FIU College of Arts and Sciences' (CAS) Graduate Performance Rubrics: This form is available at CAS Dean's office website.

Comprehensive Examinations

The PhD comprehensive examinations are scheduled as follows for the Fall 2016:

-Written exam: 4 November 2016

-Research Proposal: 11 November 2016

-Oral exam: Week of 14 November 2016 (likely to be 16, 17 Nov)