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Endowed Fellowships (Apply Through Program)

What are Endowed Fellowships? 

These fellowships are supported by endowed income from wills and trusts, or gifts from organizations or individuals. Recipients are expected to register for credit in the Graduate School during the tenure of the award. These endowed fellowships are vailable only to currently enrolled graduate students.

The deadline to apply to these endowed fellowships is noon (CST), Friday, November 8, 2019.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Fellowships Office.

Which Endowed Fellowships Are Available? 

The Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship is for female-identified doctoral students pursuing research or study in Natural or Physical Sciences and Engineering. Applicants MUST be pursuing a degree in a graduate program in which women make up less than 50% of enrolled graduate students. If you are unsure if your program would qualify, please contact your Graduate Program Coordinator.

Funding includes $25,000 for the academic year, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year. Summer health insurance will be provided if the Fellow remains eligible. Up to two awards are available for 2020-21. 

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to be nominated for the Dosdall Fellowship, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements:

  • Nominee is registered for credit in a Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota,
  • Nominee has completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, 
  • Nominee must be pursuing a degree in a graduate program in which women represent less than 50% of enrolled students
  • Nominee has not received a Dosdall Fellowship from the Graduate School in the past, 
  • Nominee must be selected by their graduate program as their Dosdall nominee. All eligible graduate programs are limited to one nominee per program. 

How to Apply

Each nomination is uploaded by graduate program staff and must include:

  1. Study or Research Plan
  2. CV 
  3. University of Minnesota Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation 
  5.  If applicable, IRB/IACUC documentation. 

Research Project Statement

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins. Key references, diagrams or pictures may be included (but they are not required) on a single additional appendix page (no formatting requirements).
  • Include a working title for your research project at the top of the proposal. 
  • After the title, begin the statement with a 100-word abstract describing your research and its potential contribution to your field of study. 
  • Your research plan should describe the work already completed, the current status of the project, and whether or not it is to form the basis of your dissertation. 
  • If your research is part of a larger group project, be specific about your role and independent contribution.

The William F. Stout Fellowship is for graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of their Ph.D. program (i.e., normally students currently in their second or third year of graduate study).

Funding includes $25,000 for the academic year, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year. Summer health insurance will be provided if the Fellow remains eligible. Up to two awards are available for 2020-21.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to be nominated for the Stout Fellowship, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements:

  • Nominee is registered for credit in a Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota,
  • Nominee has completed at least one year of doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota (preference given to students currently in their second or third year of study), 
  • Nominee must be pursuing a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences, 
  • Nominee has not received a Stout Fellowship from the Graduate School in the past, 
  • Nominee must be selected by their graduate program as their Stout nominee. All eligible graduate programs are limited to one nominee per program. 

How to Apply

Each nomination is uploaded by graduate program staff and must include:

  1. Study or Research Plan
  2. CV
  3. University of Minnesota Transcripts
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation
  5. If applicable, IRB/IACUC documentation. 

Research Project Statement

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Key references, diagrams or pictures may be included (but they are not required) on a single additional appendix page (no formatting requirements).
  • Include a working title for your research project at the top of the proposal.
  • After the title, begin the statement with a 100-word abstract describing your research and its potential contribution to your field of study.
  • Your research plan should describe the work already completed, the current status of the project, and whether or not it is to form the basis of your dissertation.
  • If your research is part of a larger group project, be specific about your role and independent contribution.