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Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Fellowship (Doctoral)

Description: The Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Doctoral Fellowship is awarded on a periodic basis to qualified doctoral students at Montclair State University who have not previously earned a doctoral degree.

The award will be paid to the student in biweekly installments for the year of the award. In order to maintain the award, the student must show continual progress toward completion of the dissertation. To that end, the student receiving the award will be required to submit a progress report regarding the dissertation on April 30, August 31, and December 31 to The Graduate School. Each progress report shall be accompanied by a letter of support from the student's dissertation advisor confirming the progress.

If it is determined that a student is not making satisfactory progress with the dissertation, the Fellowship award may be in jeopardy. If the student completes the dissertation and earns the doctoral degree prior to the end of the award year, the student will be paid the balance of the award at that time.

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must be fully matriculated in a doctoral program and must have an approved dissertation proposal.

Award Amount: The Fellowship will provide a one-time $10,000 award to the recipient.

Deadline: April 1st

Application Process: To be considered for the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Doctoral Fellowship, students must submit the Saul and Adelaide Goldfarb Graduate Scholarship Application by April 1st. The application is available at

International Graduate Student Award

Description: The International Graduate Student Award waives the out-of-state portion of the tuition and allows the student to pay the in-state tuition amount. Please visit for more information on the minimum academic retention standards.

Eligibility: The MSU International Graduate Student Award is available to any student who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Graduation with a bachelors or a master's degree from one of Montclair State University's Global Partner Schools
  • Applies and is admitted into a graduate program at Montclair State University
  • Maintains the minimum academic requirements for retention in the graduate program


Carla M. Narrett Graduate Research Award

Description: The Carla M. Narrett Graduate Research Award was developed to honor the first Dean of the Graduate School and Research for her years of service to Montclair State University. The award provides funding to graduate students conducting research or presenting results at professional conferences.

Eligibility: Funds will be awarded based on availability and on the strength of the proposal.

Award Amount: Graduate students may be awarded up to $300.00 to explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study. The Award also assists students with expenses associated with presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences. The fund will offer reimbursement for a maximum of $300.00. Reimbursement is limited to expenses for travel, food, lodging and conference fees.

Deadline: Graduate students are invited to apply to the Dean of the Graduate School on a rolling basis each academic year.

Application Process: To apply, current graduate student must submit a proposal in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School. The proposal should describe the project, why the funds are necessary and a budget outlining how the funds will be utilized.

Award recipients are expected to submit a written report once research is completed, including the question under investigation, research methods, results, conclusions, and how the monies from the Award were used.

Albert Wang Dissertation Award

Description: The Albert Wang Dissertation Award is available to qualified full or part-time doctoral students at Montclair State University who are enrolled in their courses for dissertation advisement.



  • Must be fully matriculated in a doctoral program at MSU
  • Must be enrolled in or anticipate being enrolled in dissertation advisement at the time of the award
  • Must have a dissertation proposal fully approved on file in The Graduate School

Award Amount: The Albert Wang Award Fund provides for one $2,000 cash award to be given each fall semester to assist doctoral students who are conducting scholarly research as a part of their dissertation.

Deadline: To be considered for the Albert Wang Dissertation Award, doctoral students must submit the following to The Graduate School by June 1st:

  • The Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application form
  • 5 page typed summary of their dissertation proposal with an abstract
  • Copy of Dissertation Proposal Approval form with all signatures
  • Letter of support from dissertation advisor addressing scholarship of the work and its potential impact on the field

Application Process: Print out an Albert Wang Dissertation Award Application, which can be found at: and submit it to The Graduate School.

Students will be evaluated on these materials as well as their academic performance in the doctoral program. Students will be notified of the results by mid-summer. Recipient must enroll in dissertation advisement for the semester of the award and must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The recipient may not receive this award more than once nor hold another University scholarship or Graduate Assistantship simultaneously.