Feb 1 2021

Spring 2021 – Deadline for Recruitment Fellowships

February 1, 2021

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Chicago, IL 60612

February 1, 2021 is the deadline for academic programs to nominate applicants for the Access to Excellence, Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty, and University Fellowships.

The goal of the Access to Excellence Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago is to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups in graduate education who enter careers as researchers and college faculty. Historically underrepresented groups include: African American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.  February 1st is the campus deadline for the recruitment round. For more information, visit https://grad.uic.edu/funding-awards/graduate-college-fellowships/access-fellowship/

University Fellowships seek to recruit outstanding students newly admitted to terminal master’s and PhD programs under the auspices of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More information can be found here: https://grad.uic.edu/funding-awards/graduate-college-fellowships/uf/

Acknowledging the lack of diversity in faculty around the country, we wanted to build a program at UIC to recruit and support outstanding underrepresented PhD students, who are interested in pursuing careers as faculty members. The Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty program supports these students with competitive funding packages, skills and professional development opportunities and mentoring in order to ensure their success in graduate school and in their future careers.  If an Access or University Fellowship nominee is PIF-eligible, there is a check box on both of those applications and an applicant's career goals (in one page)  should be appended to the personal statement. For more information on the PIF: https://grad.uic.edu/funding-awards/graduate-college-fellowships/pif/


Benn Williams

Date posted

Sep 16, 2020

Date updated

Dec 2, 2020