Graduate Recruitment Fellowships and Grants

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 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant Program (PDF) for details.


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.


The 2018-2019 Recruitment Fellowship and Graduate Student Travel Grant application form (PDF) is due in Graduate Studies by Friday, October 20, 2017.

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.

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