The Moody College of Communication annually awards the Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowships to graduate students who possess exceptional ability in advertising; speech, language, and hearing sciences; journalism and media; radio-television-film; and communication studies. The fellowships are awarded each Spring for the following academic year. The fellowships are open to masters or doctoral students enrolled in a graduate program within the Moody College. Applicants must be seeking funding for the second or subsequent year of their programs. Preference is given to candidates with a strong, interdisciplinary track record.
Fellowship awards are based on demonstrated competence in the field of study, as reflected in the student's research and/or creative activities. Academic achievement, including the student's GPA, is also considered. A recipient of the fellowship must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program within the Moody College of Communication, and in residence at The University of Texas at Austin during the period of the award. A student may only be awarded a Jesse H. Jones Fellowship once during their graduate career.
Award Period, Benefits, and Expectations
Each Spring, the Dean's Office announces the recipients of the fellowship for the following academic year. The fellowship stipend is $6,500 total. The stipend is granted in two parts: one half in the Fall semester and one half in the Spring semester. The College also covers tuition and required fees for the Fall and Spring semesters. An in-state tuition waiver, when needed, also comes with this fellowship. Fellowship recipients must sign an acceptance form, verify name and eid, and arrange for distribution of funds. Each Jesse H. Jones Fellow must give a brief presentation of their research in the fall semester. These presentations are open to Moody College graduate students and give a vision of the fellow's work. Presentations are given during a lunch hosted by the Dean's Office.
- Students can apply for a Jesse Jones Fellowship through their graduate coordinator.
- The application will be open early February through early March with the winners notified by the end of April.