The Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship was created to honor President Myles Brand’s parents, Irving and Shirley Brand. The fellowship is an annual fellowship for incoming or current Bloomington graduate students in the Humanities, with preference given to students of Philosophy.
This single-year fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend for one academic year. Students must contact their department for the department's internal deadline. The award must be used for the year it is awarded. A recipient cannot place this award into a "reserve status" because of receiving another award.
Departmental Nomination Process: Any department can nominate one doctoral or master’s student from the Bloomington campus who is in a Humanities field.
- Nomination Form
- Affirmation of Approval, a brief statement from the Department Chairperson, or from a Faculty Member designated by the Chairperson, confirming the nominated student is eligible and the Chair approves of the applicants request for funding
- Two (2) additional letters of recommendation
- Personal statement from the candidate (no longer than two (2) pages in length)
- Curriculum vitae/résumé for the candidate
Note: The nomination must be submitted by the department. We will not accept any student self-nominations.