Adam W. Herbert Ph.D. Fellowship
University Graduate School
Year 1 - Year 2: Stipend award of $25,000, plus subsidized health insurance and travel award to attend Doctoral Scholars Program's Instutute on Teaching and Mentoring, and no SAA duties.
Year 3: Stipend award of $25,000, plus subsidized health insurance and no SAA duties.
Year 4: Stipend award of $25,000, plus subsidized health insurance and travel award to attend Doctoral Scholars Program's Instutute on Teaching and Mentoring, and no SAA duties.
Year 1 - Year 4: Tuition remission up to 30 credit hours.
Adam W. Herbert Master's Fellowship
University Graduate School
Year 1 - Year 2: Stipend award of $10,000, plus subsidized health insurance with no SAA duties.
Year 1 - Year 2: Tuition remission up to 24 credit hours.
By accepting a Herbert fellowship, the student
1) will be responsible for paying mandatory fees
2) agrees not to accept other graduate scholarships or employment, including Student Academic Appointments, and
3) agrees to meet with deans in the University Graduate School during the term of the fellowship.
The department will encourage the student to participate in University Graduate School mentoring activities through the Graduate Mentoring Center that are both relevant and appropriate to their career aspirations and will submit an annual report on behalf of the student, summarizing their progress towards the degree.
CONFIDENTIALITY – Each nomination is confidential and will only be viewed by the selection committee and by the professional staff who administer the awards.
The Chair of Graduate Admissions, Director of Graduate Studies, Departmental Chair or Associate Dean of Graduate Studies should complete and submit the following for each student nominee (no more than 3 nominees per department)
- Secure approval from their Dean of Graduate Studies (i.e. School of Education, School of Optometry— dean’s approval is not required for programs in the College of Arts and Sciences).
- Rank your department’s nominations with #1 being the strongest candidate for the award(s) for which each student is eligible. These nominations should be listed on the Nomination and Ranking Form included with the general guidelines for recruitment.
- A complete copy of the student’s application for admission to Indiana Applications must include:
- Application form
- Statement of purpose
- Recommendation letters
- Transcripts and official GRE test scores
- McNair Scholars certification (if applicable)
- A brief supporting statement (no more than 2 paragraphs) explaining: a) why this candidate is outstanding; b) how well matched the candidate’s interests are to the strengths of the department; c) how the department recruited the student (how much contact and by which faculty); d) the likelihood the candidate will choose IU over competing offers. (Please consider this last point carefully, as it is not beneficial to make award offers to students who are unlikely to accept the award and attend IU.)
- A brief funding statement (1-2 paragraphs) describing how the department plans to fund students in the years in which they are not receiving fellowship funds. This should include anticipated stipend amounts for SAAs, any available funding for further fellowship years, possible funding from the school/college, potential travel funds, and/or available funding through training or research grants. Please keep in mind that whatever funding the department provides must cover health insurance and a fee remission. When considering funding students in future years, 3-year packages should be developed for incoming M.F.A. students, 4-year packages for Ph.D.-seeking students entering with a Master’s degree, and 5-year packages for Ph.D.-seeking students entering with a bachelor’s degree. Please see below for the typical funding templates for these The same funding outline may be used for each application, but please include it with each nomination packet.
A brief department diversity statement, describing the department’s current diversity and any initiatives to increase recruitment and retention of a more diverse graduate student population. Each statement should be tailored to the particular fellowship the nomination is for. For example, what efforts has the department made to identify and to recruit members of underrepresented groups? What mentoring activities, professional skills training, and career development opportunities will be available to the student in your department?
Adam W. Herbert Fellowship nomination form