Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2023, 12 pm
There are four diversity initiative recruitment awards. The awards are multi-year packages 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.
At least one year is a pure graduate fellowship with no duties beyond continued progress towards the degree. During that year, the stipend level is $22,000-$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.
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 (e.g. AIship, RAship, or GAship), plus tuition and subsidized health insurance. We encourage departments to put together 3-year packages for MFA students, 4-year packages for students entering with a master's degree, and 5-year packages for students entering with a bachelor degree.
*UGS provides multi-year stipends to Herbert Fellows.
Students must be nominated by their department/schools. In nominating the student, the department agrees to support and train that student, and to encourage the student's participation in campus-wide mentoring activities, as appropriate. Departments must also agree to ensure that award recipients do not accept other graduate awards or employment during the period of funding.
Becaue the multi-year fellowships are intended primarily as recruitment tools, funds for a recruiting visit to Bloomington are also included.
General Eligibility Criteria:
- Nominees must be:
- a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- new students proposing to enter a Ph.D. or master’s degree program
- Current IU graduate students are only eligible if they are newly applying to a Ph.D. or master’s degree program.
- Nominees should have outstanding academic backgrounds and excellent chances of obtaining their doctoral or master’s degree.
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 is strongly recommended, but postbaccalaureate coursework and other relevant experience will also be recognized.
- Please read the additional criteria for each award to ensure a student is eligible to be nominated.