To help carry out our commitment to maintain a diverse graduate and professional student body, the University Graduate School at IU Bloomington offers several recruitment fellowships specifically to underrepresented students.
The fellowship will be awarded each year to graduates of historically black colleges and universities. Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and demonstrate strong academic excellence, high potential for success, and a commitment to graduate study in the sciences. It is anticipated that up to five multi-year fellowships for doctoral students and three two-year fellowships for master’s students will be supported each year.
The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first-generation college graduates or graduates with acute financial need.
The Graduate Scholars Fellowship is a multi-year award designed to guarantee that the student receives full stipend, tuition and health insurance throughout the time they are working towards the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree. One year is a pure graduate fellowship with no duties beyond continued progress towards the degree. During that year, the stipend level is $19,000-$25,000 depending on the discipline. The fellowship year stipend and subsidized health insurance are provided by the University Graduate School. Tuition is funded by the department, College, or School. During this fellowship year, the student may not accept other forms of graduate awards or employment, including Student Academic Appointments. For the remaining 2-4 years, funding is the responsibility of the Department, and is derived from a combination of awards, scholarships, research and/or teaching assistantships.
The President’s Diversity Fellowship program was established in 2014 to attract outstanding underrepresented students to pursue a PhD degree at Indiana University. The program offers a multi-year funding package, professional development and mentoring support to outstanding scholars in all fields. In joining the IU academic community these scholars, through their research, teaching and service, will enhance scholarship through the numerous benefits that diversity confers.
The President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship was established in 2014 to provide one year of support to advanced doctoral students who are completing Ph.D. dissertations. These are one time fellowships meant to offset a scholar’s living expenses while completing the dissertation. This competition is specifically aimed at graduate students who are underrepresented minorities (URMs) in their field. The URM designation applies to racial, ethnic, gender, and disability classification. Graduate students in the natural, physical and life sciences, technology, and math fields, are especially encouraged to apply. 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.
The McNair Graduate Fellowship is for outstanding McNair Scholars entering Ph.D. or MFA programs at IU Bloomington. The McNair Graduate Fellowship is intended to increase the number of underrepresented students who are first-generation college students or low-income or minority students completing a Ph.D. degree.
If you’ve been offered a recruitment fellowship and you’re thinking about visiting IU Bloomington, you may be eligible for travel reimbursement through one of our diversity recruitment programs. The University Graduate School funds recruitment visits for select underrepresented minority applicants to help carry out our commitment to a building a diverse student body.
You and your department are responsible for coordinating the visit.
As soon as you are admitted, contact your department or school to schedule your visit.
Learn more about graduate student life from our Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity.