Reimagined fellowships increase departmental rankings, attract quality faculty, and enhance learning for all students.
Top-ranked academic departments require strong PhD programs that foster the educational ecosystem. Star professors pursue universities with the best graduate fellows, and at UVA, undergraduates work alongside graduate fellows producing critical research. Endowment funding for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is a vital priority in the Campaign. It is imperative to close the 20% stipend gap that draws doctoral recruits to competing universities and to shape the next generation of faculty with qualified, diverse PhD candidates.