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Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships

Individual Faculty or College/School Nominations Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m.

The Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellows Program is designed to attract outstanding doctoral students who will excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at West Virginia University (WVU). The prestigious Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellows Program allows select doctoral students to work with nationally recognized faculty in their fields of study. The fellowship’s financial support is intended to allow incoming doctoral level scholars to commit themselves fully to expanding their talents and using their research to benefit the people of WVU, the nation, and the world.




The nominee’s academic promise must be substantial. Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship recipients are selected by the Ruby Foundation Fellowship committee based on the following criteria:


Nominations must be submitted by an individual faculty member or by an academic college or department; students cannot apply for this fellowship. There is no nomination limit for this fellowship. Note that faculty members and programs are encouraged to only nominate their most qualified applicants for this fellowship. Finalists will be invited to campus to interview with the selection committee, and awardees will be notified by late March. WVU names up to four new Ruby Scholars each year.

Nominators should visit the Fellowships Nomination Information page for instructions on how to nominate students for this fellowship.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life at or 304.293.7173 for assistance.