ESP Dissertation Completion Grant – apply by November 15, 2015

Dissertation Completion Grants are awarded to doctoral students in the final semester of their dissertation. This Grant enables them to focus full time on research and writing, improving the quality of their work, and shortening the time to complete their degree.

The Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Program will be awarding two dissertation completion grants to students who will complete their degree in spring or summer 2016.

Dissertation Completion Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit materials to Dr. Albert Torzilli at by November 15, 2015. Please copy Sharon at

Award Details:
Grant amount: $8,000
Tuition amount: up to 3 credits of 999
Term of award: Spring 2016 semester
NO assistantship or outside employment may be held during the award period
Students enrolled in Subsidized Graduate health Insurance plan will maintain their policy for the duration of the plan year.

Download the flyer below to see if you are eligible to apply, and HOW to apply.

ESP Dissertation Completion Grant Flyer SP 2016.SU 2016 (PDF)

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: