Graduate Recruitment Fellowships and Grants

Apply for fellowships and grants

The Application for 2016-2017 Recruitment Fellowships and Grants form is due in Graduate Studies by October 15, 2015.

After you apply: We will bundle and forward the proposals to the relevant academic deans and the fellowship committee for their rankings and input. Units will be notified of their awards by December 1.

Graduate Recruitment Fellowships

The Graduate Recruitment Fellowship program is intended to assist departments in their efforts to persuade their top candidates to enroll by providing additional funding beyond a departmental assistantship.

See fellowship descriptions and criteria for details.

Departments may apply for a maximum of:

  • 2 Othmer Fellowships
  • 2 Chancellor's Fellowships
  • 15 Edgren Graduate Tuition Fellowships

Once awarded, each department or interdisciplinary degree program is free to allocate the fellowships to any prospective graduate student who meets the criteria for a specific fellowship program.

Graduate Recruitment Grants

The Graduate Recruitment Grant program is intended to help departments enhance their efforts to recruit top-quality graduate students by funding specific recruitment initiatives.

Departments may use the funds to cover costs associated with aspects of recruitment related to encouraging high ability applicants and admitted students to make the decision to enroll at UNL.

The primary purpose of the grant money is to enhance your department's ability to attract a broader pool of top-quality graduate students to your graduate degree programs. With this goal in mind, funds may be spent on your choice of recruitment efforts such as sponsored campus visits, website development, and more. Funds may not be used for faculty or staff salaries or stipends.

See also: Funding Your Students for information about making offers; Fellowships for Current Students and External Fellowships for other types of fellowships.