-formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy by the application deadline (NTC Form required)
-enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester the application is submitted
Ed.D. and D.M. students are eligible to apply
Master's of Fine Arts Applicants
- formally admitted to an M.F.A. program by the application deadline
- enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester the application is submitted
Doctoral applicants. Unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation.
M.F.A. applicants. Unusual expense incurred in connection with M.F.A. projects, such as travel to special libraries, materials, photocopies, electronics, and specialized equipment.
Expenses not supported include normal living expenses, tuition, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.
In the case of requests for equipment, the department's Director of Graduate Studies must verify that neither the equipment requested nor the total funds are available for its purchase. If an application is funded for an amount less than that necessary to purchase the equipment, the department will be responsible for supplying the additional funds. At the completion of the project, the equipment must remain with the department and be made available for future research projects by other graduate students. (Note: student-purchased equipment remains with the student)
Students must contact their department for the internal deadline, which precedes the University Graduate School deadline. All nominations must be submitted by the nominee's department to the graduate school. We will not accept any self-nominations.
Grant-in-Aid Nomination Form
The department must complete and submit the form linked above:
- The Grant-in-Aid application form includes:
- Student and department information
- A budget detail and rationale
- A list of current funding and financial support
- The department's rank of the application
- An abstract of the dissertation proposal (100 words)
- The date PhD candidacy was recorded by the graduate school (doctoral) or a project prospectus (MFA)
- A curriculum vitae/résumé
- One (1) letter of recommendation: a letter of support from the Dissertation Director or another individual knowledgeable about the proposed research. The letter should evaluate the merit of the research/project, the reasonableness of the proposed expenses, and the student's progress to date. The letter should also address the availability of other funds to support the project and explain the nature of the unusual expense.
- Note: the completed form must be approved by a DGS, Chair, or a department representative assigned by the DGS/Chair. You must list an approver on the form and they must approve the form in order for it to route to the Graduate School for review.