The Bruzzy Westheimer Graduate Fellowship in Human Security | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Bruzzy Westheimer Graduate Fellowship in Human Security

The purpose of the fellowship is to support outstanding graduate students focusing on human security issues during their graduate studies.


This fellowship will be awarded to applicants prepared to commit to graduate studies on a full-time basis. No awardee may work more than twenty (20) hours per week, including work as a teaching fellow, a research assistant, or in the College Work study Program (or it successor). For selection purposes, the selection committee shall consider the following information from each applicant:

  1. Applications will be accepted from graduate students enrolled at, or applying to, the University of North Texas in any discipline, but pursuing research and/or scholarly activities related to human security. Graduate students with majors housed in CLASS will be given first priority
  2. Academic potential for excellence as evidenced by cumulative GPA for the 60 hours preceding application
  3. Publications, research, scholarly presentations or serving as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or teaching fellow related to issues related to human security
  4. A minimum of two letters of recommendation attesting to the integrity and professional/academic potential of the applicant in the area of human security
  5. Two page essay describing work in Human Security
  6. Applications for renewal of awards from the fund will be treated the same as first-time applicants, with the Faculty Council having final approval beyond the criteria listed above

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