Simply put, USC Provost's Ph.D. Fellows have been identified as potential world leaders in their field of research. 
-C. L. Max Nikias, Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Provost's Ph.D. Fellowship Program

Provost's Fellowships are for incoming PhD students who show outstanding potential for academic careers at top universities or highly influential non-academic positions, including students who will increase diversity at the university or in the given field.

Incoming Provost's Ph.D. Fellows receive an annual stipend, full tuition and year-round health and dental insurance.

Candidates for Provost's Ph.D. Fellowships undergo a rigorous review by the program to which they are applying and by a faculty committee of internationally recognized scholars at USC. Only nominations forwarded from USC departments are considered.

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