College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > About > Initiatives > Social Transformation Research Collaborative > For Current Students > Graduate Research Fellowship FAQ
Fellows will receive $4000 over the summer (between June 15-August 30) and $2000 in the fall (between September 1 and December 15), in regular bi-weekly payments. Continued funding will be contingent on Fellows making expected progress on their projects, as established in the timeline found in the application packet, and participating in all post-award required activities.
Yes, but to be competitive, proposed projects must engage the humanities in significant and substantive ways.
No. Only students already enrolled at DePaul may apply.
Not usually, but there are some exceptions to this rule. Please be sure to check with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to confirm your status in this respect.
You may apply, but you must identify a different faculty sponsor. The fellowship requires that you and your faculty mentor not only meet regularly with one another, but with the STRC faculty directors, to make sure that you are making good progress on your project. This is an essential aspect of the award.
If you are awarded, the fellowship will impact the number of hours you may work on campus. In the summer, you may work no more than 20 hours/week at an on-campus job; in the autumn quarter, you may work no more than 15 hours/week. International students are limited to 10 hours/week.
Please note: if you are an international student, you must check with ISS to make sure that your visa allows you to work over the summer.
All graduate fellows must follow standard institutional guidelines governing what expenses may be reimbursed. The following expenses are usually allowable, but Fellows are strongly encouraged to review the full guidelines provided as part of your award letter:
Non-reimbursable activities and expenses include:
All expenses must abide by DePaul and LAS policy and procedure. Further details about the process for seeking pre-approval of expenses and for submitting receipts for reimbursement will accompany the Fellow’s award letter.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to explain your circumstances. If there is financial hardship to being able to book the charges and being reimbursed we can coordinate with you to pre-pay the expenses on your behalf.
While there may be opportunities to adjust deadlines slightly with the approval of your faculty mentor and the STRC faculty directors, the main features of the research and writing timeline is not alterable. It is designed to help you manage your time effectively so that you can develop a robust research plan and prospectus, incorporate feedback from your faculty mentor, and revise and refine your final project, all by December 15.
Failure to meet these key benchmarks in the timeline may result in the fellowship being terminated early.
It depends. All such awards are subject to rules governing hourly work maximums; if the other grant also pays for travel or research, the two grants may not be used to pay for the same expenses. If you are unsure, please email email@example.com to clarify.
It depends. Please check with the non-STRC grant to confirm that it does not prohibit multiple grants. Also review the answer, above, for restrictions.
No, students may only hold one of these roles at a time.
No, students are not required to be in a credit-bearing course related to their fellowship project in the Autumn Quarter, but they may elect to do so. Please work closely with your faculty sponsor to determine the best plan for your circumstances. Bear in mind that international students must maintain enrollment of at least 8 credits hours per quarter during the regular academic year.