The DEIS Scholarship is designed to support U.S. citizens and permanent residents from historically underrepresented backgrounds (including first generation college graduates), as well as those who demonstrate a history of activism in support of underrepresented communities in pursuing a world-class Brandeis education. Eligible applicants pursuing full-time study in any of the doctoral programs listed below or in our Biotechnology master’s program will be considered for this scholarship. (Participating programs and their corresponding deadlines can be found below.)

At GSAS, we are committed to supporting students as they navigate the challenging and exciting world of graduate study. Close relationships between students and faculty are a cornerstone of the Brandeis experience, and we take pride in the mentoring that our faculty and Professional Development staff provide. Our cohort of scholarship recipients will be able to take advantage of these already-proven support services as they prepare for further graduate study or career opportunities.

The DEIS award is funded in part by the A. Philip Randolph Fellowship.

The DEIS award for PhD candidates includes:

  • Full-tuition scholarship
  • $5,000 stipend in addition to the stipend offered by your academic department
  • Full credit toward an individual health insurance plan

The DEIS award for Biotechnology students includes:

  • Full-tuition scholarship
  • $26,000 stipend
  • Full credit toward an individual health insurance plan

Eligible PhD Programs (listed by deadline)

December 1

December 15

January 5

January 15

Eligible Master’s Programs

Rolling Admission (will close when the cohorts are full)