1. Doctoral candidates in Ph.D. programs at Indiana University Bloomington.
a. Applicants must have been admitted to candidacy and received Ph.D. recorder approval at least one month prior to the application deadline.
Note: open to Ph.D. candidates earning a dual degree (e.g. M.D./Ph.D., J.D./Ph.D., etc.) who are underrepresented (< 30%) or minority students in their IU degree program
2. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the U.S.A.
3. Individuals belonging to one or more of the following classes:
a. Must be an underrepresented minority, URM, in their particular discipline. The term URM includes DOMESTIC African Americans, Native American/American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Pacific Islanders/Native Hawaiians.
b. Person with disabilities. Under the ADA, an individual is considered to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of their major life activities and has a record of such impairment.
c. A gender minority (< 30% of the current graduate population in the department).
d. A first generation college student (a student whose legal custodian(s) did not complete a four- year college degree).
4. Individuals who have not received a dissertation fellowship.Selection
Applications from each department will be evaluated by a fellowship committee. The committee will use the letters of support, academic records, the proposed timetable, plan for completion of the doctoral degree, and student summary as the basis for determining the extent to which candidates meet the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria, including:
Degree of promise of completing the Ph.D. dissertation near the end of the fellowship period
Type and amount of funding received prior to the application of the President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship
Recipients of the President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship will be notified directly by the University Graduate School via their university email address. Those who are not awarded Fellowships will also be notified by the University Graduate School.
President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship awardees are expected to be engaged in a full-time program leading to a Ph.D. in an eligible field of study. Those who accept the President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship must agree to the stipulations in the Terms of Appointment that accompanies the award letter. The University Graduate School may request feedback on the efficacy of the award during the year.
1) will be enrolled full time;
2) will be responsible for paying mandatory fees;
3) agrees not to accept other graduate scholarships or employment (including Student Academic Appointments) during the award period;
4) 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.
All students must submit their application to their department.
- Student Application Form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcript
- Work-plan/timetable for completion of the doctoral degree and rationale for needing this fellowship year
- Dissertation summary, not to exceed six pages that includes:
- Limitations of Study
- Significant Findings
Note: Please limit the nomination packet to the documents that comprise the application. We will not be able to accept additional documents including additional letters of recommendation or appendices.
Students must be nominated by their department.
In nominating the student, the department must submit:
- Nomination Form
- Letter of nomination by the department chair (max 1 page, .5" or larger margin, 10 pt or larger font).
- Letter of support from the student's dissertation chair or doctoral advisor (max 2 pages, .5" or larger margin, 10 pt or larger font).
In nominating the student, the department also agrees to ensure that the recipient does not accept other graduate awards or employment during the award period and to submit a final report on behalf of the student. If submitting multiple nominations, the department must rank the nominees.
The University Graduate School will award nine fellowships annually at the IUB campus.