Raymund Fellowship


Nomination DeadlineNotification by
February 16th, 2022 at 3pmFebruary 25th, 2022


Steven A. RaymundThanks to a generous gift from Oregon alumnus Steve Raymund, the Division of Graduate Studies is proud to support a number of high-achieving PhD students throughout their studies.

All doctoral programs have the opportunity to nominate one exceptionally talented prospective student for consideration as recipients for the 2022 Raymund Fellowship.

Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their outstanding academic achievement, while also considering educational, geographic, gender, racial/ethnic, and other forms of diversity.

An interdisciplinary committee of faculty from across the University of Oregon chaired by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies will review departmental nominations and select 3-5 Raymund Fellows from the most talented new students applying to PhD programs at the University of Oregon.

Meet the 2021-2022 Fellows:

Previous Fellows

Award Details

The Raymund Fellowships will provide each recipient with a full tuition waiver for their first year of doctoral study; a stipend $5,000 above that of a first-year graduate employee (GE) in their academic department and pay required student fees and UO student insurance. Raymund Fellows are not eligible to receive a graduate employee appointment during their first year. 

Raymund Fellows are guaranteed four additional years of support in the form of graduate employee appointments as either teachers or lab researchers after their first year of doctoral study. Their department (or external grants) will fund these additional years of support.

The benefits of being a Raymund Fellow extend beyond financial support. Fellows will have opportunities to participate in unique peer-learning opportunities, adding further distinction to the honor of being selected as a Raymund Fellow. 

Fellows will have opportunities to participate in workshops on communicating their scholarship, networking, leadership skills, transferable skills for non-academic careers, and best practices in teaching, along with other professional development opportunities designed to yield rich and unique learning opportunities with their peers.


Students must have been admitted by a UO PhD graduate program.

The various factors used in judging the merit of each applicant will focus on the evidence in the application that demonstrates the prospective student’s preparedness to contribute to the scholarly work of their discipline and society, and not solely on grade point average, or reference letters.


Graduate Programs will support the mission of the Raymund Fellows Program where possible and encourage the fellows’ participation in activities such as the interdisciplinary research talks and professional development programs.

Our expectation is that fellows will achieve at the highest academic and professional levels. 

Nomination Instructions

Click here to view detailed instructions.

For questions about the submission process or funding components, contact Hannah Schneider-Lynch.