Purpose: To provide grants for master's level, professional, and doctoral study to women and individuals from minority groups who are underrepresented in such programs, and who demonstrate financial need.
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In FY 1992, the maximum stipend was limited to $10,000 for a 12-month period. The institutional allowance was limited to $6,000. The average fellowship, which included boththe student stipend and the institutional allowance, was less than the $16,000 maximum award because not all awards are made for the maximum 12-month period, and because awards are based on financial need.
Fellowship awards for master's or professional study are made for the normal period of time for completing the program, or a total of 3 years, whichever is less; however, fellows may receive an additional period of fellowship support for up to 12 months if a special justification is accepted by the Secretary. Fellowship awards for doctoral study may not exceed a total of 3 years, consisting of not more than 2 years of support for study or research, and not more than one year of support for dissertation work. The institution must provide 2 years of support for each grantee, including at least 1 year of supervised teaching, following the 2 years of predissertation support.
The total number of new master's and professional awards for FY 1992 was 111; 246 new doctoral awards were made. In FY 1993, 218 new master's and professional awards were made; 266 new doctoral awards were made.