Dennis M. Kratz Research Fund

To honor Dr. Dennis Kratz's 22 years of service as dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, the Dennis M. Kratz Research Fund will support the research of undergraduate and graduate students in the school who demonstrate academic excellence and creative thought in their studies.

To apply for the Kratz Fund, you must include a Personal Statement and a Research Proposal outlining project details, scope, and needs. Project scope and attainability will be considered along with academic excellence and creative thought.

Applications for the academic year 2020-2021 will be accepted until February 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

At this link you can apply for several scholarships/fellowships at the same time. You will be prompted to enter your NetID and password. From there, you'll be taken to the form to apply to one or several scholarships.

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This form allows students to apply for all of the opportunities listed below. Please review all descriptions to determine eligibility for additional funds:
Dennis M. Kratz Research Fund
Ragen S. and Roy D. Elterman Endowed Scholarship
Nina and Thomas Lambert Scholarship/Fellowship
Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Award
Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing

Awardees will be announced later in spring.


If you'd like to make a donation to the Kratz Fund, you may do so by clicking the link below.

Donate to the Kratz Fund


Dennis Kratz Dr. Dennis M. Kratz was Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities for 22 years and is the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to his appointment in 1997 as Dean of A&H, he served as the University’s Dean of Undergraduate Education. As Dean, scholar and teacher, Kratz emphasizes “meaningful transformation.”

In response to the needs and opportunities that emerged as President Benson began to implement his Strategic Plan, Dr. Kratz accepted a new appointment. Effective September 1, 2019, Dr. Kratz assumed the title of Senior Associate Provost and Founding Director of the Center for Asian Studies.

To celebrate his new role the School of Arts and Humanities launched a new research fund in Dr. Kratz’s honor.

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