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Harry J. Richards Scholarship Fund

Dean Harry Richards

Dean Harry Richards served UNH for 37 years, 15 of which he served as Dean of the Graduate School, making him the longest serving Graduate Dean in the US. In honor of his service, the Graduate School has established the Harry J. Richards Scholarship fund. You can donate at the Grad School giving page.

Graduate Working/Writing Space

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Having trouble setting aside time for homework, projects or Thesis/Dissertation writing? The Graduate Working/Writing Space may be the answer for you! The Grad School provides a quite space and time for you to focus and be productive as well as lunch or dinner after the session.


Carsey's Center for Impact Finance receives $222,000 grant

At a time when economic growth is often directed toward reviving commercial corridors and downtowns, many neighborhoods, families and small business owners are being left behind. As several key barriers to economic mobility are rooted in neighborhood conditions, cities need tailored, comprehensive strategies for economic growth that ensure opportunities to prosper are extended to distressed neighborhoods and the families that live there.The Center for Impact Finance (CIF) at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy has been selected to receive $222,000 from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to provide customized assistance to three Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs) Collaboratives that applied to their 2017 Partnerships for Raising Opportunity (PRO) Neighborhoods annual competition.

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Upcoming Events

DYF and STAF Fellowship Applications are Open

The Graduate School is pealsed to announce the openings of our annual competitions for two great fellowship awards. Both are excellent opportunites to recevie financial support for summer research or finalizing your dissertation. We encourage you to learn more about the Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) and the Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship (STAF). Please reach out if you have any questions about the applications.

Graduate Programs Info Session for USNH Staff

Are you a USNH staff member interested in pursuing a graduate degree but aren’t sure what that may entail? We invite you to come and learn about the graduate programs we have to offer, how your employee benefits can be utilized and discuss with other employees about how they were able to balance both work and education.

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Academic Dates & Deadlines

Durham and Manchester Calendars

  • November 27: Classes Resume; Last day for graduate students to file Intent to Graduate for December 2017with a $25 filing fee
  • December 8: Last day of classes - Durham; Petitions for extensions are due in the Graduate School, Thompson Hall
  • December 11: Reading Day; Final Exams begin at 6:00pm
  • December 11: Last day to submit final Ph.D. dissertation or Master's Thesis to the Graduate School (December 2017 graduation)
  • December 16: Final Exams End
  • December 25 - January 1: Winter Break - UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY, OFFICES CLOSED

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