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Provosts & Deiss Awards for Graduate Research

The Graduate College’s longest-running support for research by graduate students at UIC is the Provost’s Award for Graduate Research and the W.C. and May Preble Deiss Fund for Biomedical Research Award; which are collectively called the Provost/Deiss Award. The Provost's Award is open to all graduate students currently enrolled at UIC and the Deiss Fund is for graduate students engaged in research in clinical or basic medical sciences.

Students may apply on a competitive basis for awards of $1000 to $3000 to support their research. Awards will be made in two competitions annually, once in Spring semester and once in Fall semester.

Award Recipients

The Graduate College congratulates the recipients of the Fall 2016 award cycle:

Abugaber-Bowman David Hispanic & Italian Studies
Anderson Elsa Biological Sciences
Baca Marroquin Ancira Emily Anthropology
Christofalos Adriana Psychology
Conway Sineadh Neuroscience
Dye Caitlyn Anthropology
Elliott Richard History
Foroutan Vahid Electrical and Computer Engineering
Liu Tangmingyue Physics
McCann Maximilian Physiology and Biophysics
Mekonen Christina Germanic Studies
Nolis Gene Chemistry
Ranney Rachel Psychology
Riesche Stephanie Nursing
Schnabel Eliska Political Science
Shahid Javairia Art History
Taylor-Jones Taneka Bioengineering

Deadlines

The Awards Committee of the Graduate College has established the following deadlines for submitting nominations:

Fall 2016

  • October 21, 2016
    Completed Application/Department Nominations Due to the Graduate College

    NOTE:  Your department/program has to review all student requests for fellowships and submit nomination forms and supporting material to the Graduate College by this deadline.  Consult with your program to determine their deadline for you to submit required material to them. 
     

  • December 1, 2016
    Announcement of Awards

Spring 2017

  • March 17, 2017
    Completed Application/Department Nominations Due to the Graduate College

    NOTE:  Your department/program has to review all student requests for fellowships and submit nomination forms and supporting material to the Graduate College by this deadline.  Consult with your program to determine their deadline for you to submit required material to them.                                                                                                                                                    

  • April 27, 2017
    Announcement of Awards

 

  • Above are the deadlines by which the completed submission must be made by the department to the Graduate College via the secure upload link provided in the Bluestem protected link below. 
  • Students should contact their Director of Graduate Studies to determine to whom to send the completed application and related forms.
  • Students must contact their department/program to determine the deadline that the required documents are due so that the additional required documents provided by the advisor and department can be added, the file converted into a single PDF, and then submitted by the deadline.

Guidelines and Application Forms

Instructions/forms for use by Directors of Graduate Studies/program submitters (Bluestem protected)

W. C. Deiss Fellowship

Note: The Graduate College also awards a W.C. Deiss Fellowship for new graduate students as part of the University Fellowship application.  This is different from the W.C. and May Preble Deiss Fund for Biomedical Research described on this page.  See information on the W.C. Deiss Fellowship.