The Broughton Graduate Fellowship was established by the late William G. Broughton of Schenectady, New York, in honor of his parents, Henry Primm Broughton and Jane Tinkham Broughton.

The Broughton Graduate Fellowship is an award for advanced scholarly research by graduate students that may be part of their dissertation, thesis or final project for a graduate degree at Russell Sage College. Students in graduate programs from the Esteves School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Management are eligible and may apply as an individual or a team.

The criteria for selection of Broughton Fellows are:

  • meritorious graduate research conducted by students
  • record of outstanding academic achievement
  • evidence of creative and innovative problem solving

To be awarded, Fellows must maintain outstanding academic status and satisfactory progress in their graduate degree program. In addition, each Broughton Fellow is required to give a public lecture, at the Russell Sage Graduate Research Symposium or a similar venue. Broughton Fellows will be recognized at commencement by wearing a blue cord.

How to Apply

Application Overview

Deadline: Monday, February 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST

  1. The Broughton Graduate Fellowship is open to current graduate students who are currently planning or engaging in research at Russell Sage College.
  2. A team of student researchers may submit a single application.
  3. Awards are made annually in the spring semester.
  4. Final application packets will be accepted by the specified due date via email to the Broughton Fellowship email account at [email protected].
  5. Please instruct those who are writing the recommendation to submit signed letters of recommendation to [email protected].
  6. Unsigned recommendation letters will not be accepted and application considered incomplete.
  7. Student applicants are responsible for verifying that their submission is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Paper Details 

  1. Applications should be limited to a maximum of TEN PAGES. This does not include the: title page, reference page and resume. Be sure to use size 12 Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, single spaced, and proper APA citation format.
  2. Applications that exceed the TEN PAGE LIMIT; do not adhere to the Specific Details Outlined in the Instructions or are otherwise incomplete will NOT BE REVIEWED. The application should include the following elements:
    1. Title of Project and listing of all active researchers.
    2. Introduction including Primary Study Aim and Purpose of the Study
    3. Background including abbreviated Literature Review
    4. Research Methodology including: Study Methodology, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Study Limitations and Proposed Timeline for completion of your research.
    5. Proposed Budget and Justification (aligned with the proposed research methodology). Funds may be requested for: Small equipment purchases; Software used for data collection or analysis; Transcription services; Travel for data collection; Printing and postage of surveys; and other expenses directly related to data collection and analysis. No stipends will be considered.  Justification for each item in your budget must be clearly included.
    6. Students may apply for varying funding amounts up to a maximum of $2,000 per proposal. If selected, students may be only partially funded for their research. Please include any additional funding sources that you have either applied for or secured.
    7. Projected Dissemination Plan
    8. References
    9. All of the above application materials should be sent in one PDF document via email to [email protected].

Student applicants are responsible for the content and quality of the submitted materials. Upon submission, student applicants certify that the application reflects their own, original work and includes formal approval for any external sources (e.g., measurement tools) integrated into the conduct of this study.

Applicants are responsible for verifying that the contents of their applications are complete prior to final submission. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed or considered for a Broughton Graduate Fellowship award.

If you have any questions, please contact Margarita Springer, Office Coordinator, School of Health Sciences, at [email protected].

2021 Recipients

  • Erin Elkins, under the advisement of Francesca Durand, PhD for her project in the Educational Leadership program, “Doctoral Student Mental Health and the Utilization of College Based Services: A Review of the Healthy Minds Study”  
  • Giovanna Fichera, Brittany Gage, Nicole Groll & Maegan Villa, under the advisement of Debra Collette, OTD, OTR/L for their project in the Educational Leadership program, “3D Hand Model for Splinting Scleroderma Patients”
  • Giovanni Virgiglio, under the advisement of Lynne R. Wells, EdD for his project in the Educational Leadership program, “Exploring the Role of the School Superintendent in Crisis Management”