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 available only to currently enrolled graduate students.

Deadline to apply: November 5, 2021

FURTHER INFORMATION

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

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Which Endowed Fellowships Are Available? 

Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship in Film Study

The Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship is for doctoral students pursuing well-defined research or study in which film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics is the major focus of the research. Students may propose a program of research, such as that which would lead to a dissertation, or course of study in which the major focus will be film. The film study program does not support film production projects. 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 three awards are available for 2022-23.

Who Is Eligible? 

Students must be registered for credit in a Ph.D. program and must have completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota at the time of application. Students are ineligible for a second award.

How Do I Apply? 

Applicants for the Leonard Film fellowship can complete the application electronically.

See below for additional instructions which may be helpful when completing the application.

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 the extent to which your research centers on film, and its potential contribution to film scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.

Unofficial UMN Transcript

  • Find out how to obtain unofficial UMN transcripts here.

IRB/IACUC Documentation

  • If you are unsure if you need IRB/IACUC approval, start by speaking with your faculty advisor(s). You can also consult the UMN IRB page for additional resources.

Applicants will also need to list two references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation.

ALEXANDER & LYDIA ANDERSON GRANT

The Anderson Grant is a summer research award of $3000 for students involved in plant or animal sciences. Preference given to students who have completed either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota in the plant or animal sciences - e.g., animal sciences, applied plant sciences, ecology, forestry, and plant pathology - with preference given to students involved in basic research. There are three awards available for Summer 2022.

Who Is Eligible?

Students must be registered for credit in a Ph.D. program. Students are ineligible for a second award.

How Do I Apply?

Applicants for the Anderson Grant can complete the application electronically.

Instructions for Required Components:

Budget Statement

Download the Budget Statement here. (Contact gsfellow@umn.edu if you need an alternate format.)

Research Proposal
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.
Curriculum Vitae
  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.
Unofficial UMN Transcript
  • Find out how to obtain unofficial UMN transcripts here.
IRB/IACUC Documentation

If you are unsure if you need IRB/IACUC approval, start by speaking with your faculty advisor(s). You can also consult the UMN IRB page for additional resources. 

Applicants will also need to list two references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation.

CAROLYN M. CROSBY GRANT

The Crosby Grant is a summer research award of $3000 for students engaged in field-based botanical investigation. May be used for independent field research or study at a field facility such as the Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station. There are three awards available for Summer 2022..

Who Is Eligible?

Students must be registered for credit in a Ph.D. program. Students are ineligible for a second award.

How Do I Apply?

Applicants for the Crosby Grant can complete the application electronically.

Instructions for Required Components:

Budget Statement

Download the Budget Statement here. (Contact gsfellow@umn.edu if you need an alternate format.)

Research Proposal
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.
Curriculum Vitae
  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.
Unofficial UMN Transcript
  • Find out how to obtain unofficial UMN transcripts here.
IRB/IACUC Documentation

If you are unsure if you need IRB/IACUC approval, start by speaking with your faculty advisor(s). You can also consult the UMN IRB page for additional resources. 

Applicants will also need to list two references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation.

Frieda M. Kunze Fellowship

The Frieda M. Kunze Fellowship is for doctoral students conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry, or biomedical science. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in degree-related activity during the fellowship year. 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 2022-23.

Who Is Eligible?

Students must be registered for credit in a Ph.D. program and must have completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota at the time of application. Students are ineligible for a second award.

How Do I Apply?

Applicants for the Kunze fellowship can complete the application electronically.

See below for additional instructions which may be helpful when completing the application.

Instructions for Required Components:

Education Statement

•    Complete the education statement and upload to application.

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.
  • 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.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.
Curriculum Vitae
  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.
Unofficial UMN Transcript
  • Find out how to obtain unofficial UMN transcripts here.
IRB/IACUC Documentation

If you are unsure if you need IRB/IACUC approval, start by speaking with your faculty advisor(s). You can also consult the UMN IRB page for additional resources. 

Applicants will also need to list two references who are willing to provide letters of recommendation.