The Ruth Garrett Millikan Graduate Research Fellowship

The Ruth Garrett Millikan Graduate Research Fellowship was created in 2017 with an endowment by some beneficent anonymous donors and continues to be augmented by generous gifts from admirers, friends and colleagues of Professor Emerita Ruth Garrett Millikan, one of the world’s most distinguished philosophers, and a cherished member of UConn’s philosophical community. To support the fellowship fund, please visit the UConn Foundation.

Recipients of the Ruth Millikan Graduate Fellowship are outstanding graduate students in the Department of Philosophy who use it to further their research and professional preparation.

Past and Current Recipients of the Millikan Fellowship


Drew Johnson: Completion of two chapters of dissertation on A Hybrid Account of Ethical Thought and Discourse.

Jordan Ochs: Completion of a final chapter of dissertation on A Dual-Aspect Competence Theory of Self-Knowledge, and preparation of articles for journal and conference submission.


Andrew Tedder: Completion of dissertation on Models of Descartes’ Creation Doctrine.