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Chancellor's Graduate Research Fellowship
The Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program supports increased multidisciplinary scholarship opportunities and exposure to varied research and creative fields for graduate and professional students. Successful applicants must show exceptional promise for future multidisciplinary research and creative activity in their fields of interest. Funding of up to $4,000 per year for up to 2 years will allow graduate or professional candidates to supplement their existing stipends. Applications will be evaluated not only on the quality of the prospective student, but also the quality of the proposed project and the involved role of the mentor. A faculty mentor will direct the project but it is expected that the student will play the major role in the writing of this application.
Students from any field of study participating in multidisciplinary research are eligible.
Terms of the Award
The award amount will be up to $4,000 per year for 2 years. Applicants must select an award period of either Spring/Summer (January 16 - August 15) or Summer (June 16 - August 15) for each year they receive the award. A total of 20 fellowships will be funded at a time. Students may not win this fellowship more than once. Award letters will specify fellowship stipend amounts and duration.
• Research and creative projects must be multidisciplinary.
• Extent to which the applicant’s research or creative activity draws upon and synthesizes knowledge from more than one disciplinary area.
The review committee will consist of members of faculty disciplinary committees appointed by the Dean of the Graduate College. This review committee will evaluate the applications using the eligibility and selection criteria. The committees will make preliminary recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate College, who will make a final recommendation to the Chancellor.
• Where required, applicants must have secured approvals under the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) guidelines in order to receive funding. This includes completion of required training. Visit the OPRS website at http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/oprs for guidance.
Prospective applicants for the award submit documents in two stages.
For the first stage, the student completes the Letter of Intent form and submits it to the Graduate College. The Letter of Intent is used by the Graduate College to form faculty review committees with expertise in the fields of study of the proposals. In the second stage, the student collects and compiles the other required documents and submits them to the student's academic degree program for review. The Director of Graduate Studies of that program submits the documents to the Graduate College. Each stage has separate deadlines.
Letter of Intent
When you are ready to upload PDF file to the Graduate College, click on the link provided below.
Please visit the Fellowship and Awards Deadline page for pertinent dates.
*NOTE: Your department/program has to review all student requests for prior to submitting the stage 2 documents to the Graduate College by the deadline. Consult with your program to determine their deadline for you to submit required material to them.
Upload Chancellor's Graduate Research Fellowship Program Letter of Intent here
Applicant Transmittal Form
Applications must also include all of the following:
DGS Transmittal Form
Mentor Agreement Form
Research Project Description (1 page)
Statement of Research Goals During Period of Support (1 page)
Statement of Research Career Goals (1 page)
Resume or CV (Limit of 4 pages)
Three (3) letters of recommendation, including letter from faculty mentor who will direct the project.
The student must include all second stage forms and documents and submit them electronically to your degree program. The Director of Graduate Studies will review the application and submit it to the Graduate College by the submission deadline.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The following is a link to general forms used for all fellowships. Use only those labeled for the Chancellor's Research Fellowship.)
Information/forms for Directors of Graduate Studies/program submitters (Bluestem protected)
Fellowships and Student Loans
Accepting a fellowship may affect federal student loan or work-study eligibility. For example, students with fellowships may not be able to receive federal loans. Check with the Office of Student Financial Aid on eligibility requirements.
Students who accept a fellowship but have already received a refund from a federal loan for the current year may have to pay back the loan refund. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information.
If applying for loans and/or work-study, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. See the Graduate Student Guide from the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.
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