Graduate School Fellowships in Support of Diversity
Recruitment fellowships designed to advance the Graduate School’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion and to enhance the diversity of Indiana University’s graduate student population are available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents applying for Fall admission. Students who wish to be considered for these fellowships must be nominated by their department.
Students awarded a fellowship in support of diversity will be recognized as UGS Scholars and will be invited to participate in community and professional activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and its partners. Students awarded a fellowship may receive a standard offer of admission and subsequently be offered this competitive fellowship in lieu of a standard funding offer.
- Adam W. Herbert Ph.D. and M.S. Graduate Fellowship - for recruitment of graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) planning to pursue graduate studies in STEM disciplines at Indiana University. Read More
President’s Diversity Recruitment Fellowship- for recruitment of new research degree students interested in a PhD or MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. The fellowship offers a five year funding package, professional development and mentoring support to outstanding scholars in all fields. Read More
Graduate Scholars Fellowship - for recruitment of new research degree students interested in a PhD or MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. The fellowship offers a four year funding package, professional development and mentoring support to outstanding scholars in all fields. Read more
- Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship - for the recruitment of new research degree students who were McNair Scholars at their undergraduate institutions.Read More
- Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) - designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates or graduates with acute financial need.Read More
President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship -provides one year of support to advanced doctoral students who are completing Ph.D. dissertations. In order to apply for this award, applicants must have been admitted to candidacy and receive Ph.D. recorder approval at least one month prior to the application deadline.Read more
Success in graduate education requires significant persistence and resilience. Therefore, applicants are asked to use their supplemental application to address how their personal, academic, and/or professional experiences demonstrate their ability to be both persistent and resilient especially when navigating challenging circumstances. The nomination should detail how one or more of the following criteria applies to the applicant:
- First-generation college student (a student whose legal custodian(s) did not complete a four-year college degree).
- Member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in graduate education (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx)
- McNair Undergraduate Scholar (the Graduate School will verify an applicant’s status as a McNair Scholar while pursuing a baccalaureate degree at a U.S. institution)
- Experiences overcoming significant challenges in their path toward graduate school. Examples include but are not limited to
- Managing a disability. For more information about documentation criteria visit: here
- Being of a gender minority (<30% of the current graduate population in the department).