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Graduate College Fellowship and Award Deadlines

Internal (Graduate College) as well as prestigious external fellowships require a nomination in order for a student to apply. For internal competitions, the Graduate College sets its deadline -- academic programs generally set an earlier deadline in order to complete their role in the formal nomination process. For external funding, especially for those competitions for which the Fellowships and Awards coordinator is the formal or informal advisor, the Graduate College establishes a campus deadline in advance of the funding source's deadline.

These dates are subject to change.

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In alphabetical order. Deadline is 4 pm (Central Time) unless otherwise noted and dates are subject to change. Awardees of recruitment fellowships MUST inform the Graduate College of acceptance by April 15th.
Department nomination deadline Announcement of awards
Access Fellowship - Round I: Recruitment February 1, 2023 >> Extended to NOON, 2/6/23 March 1, 2023
Access Fellowship - Round II: Retention April 3, 2023 May 3, 2023
Award for Graduate Research Fall: October 12, 2022; Spring: March 17, 2023 Fall: December 1, 2022 Spring: May 3, 2022
Dean's Scholar Fellowship March 10, 2023 May 3, 2023
Graduate Mentoring Award March 1, 2023 May 3, 2023
Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award December 1, 2022 February 1, 2023
Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award October 12, 2022 December 1, 2022
Provost's Graduate Internship Award March 17, 2023 >> Extended to March 24th May 3, 2023
Provost's Graduate Research Award October 14, 2022 December 1, 2022
SROP Early Admissions Fellowship October 14, 2022 December 15, 2021
UIC Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty (PIF) Program February 1, 2023 (as part of Access or University Fellowship app) >> Extended to NOON, 2/6/23 March 1, 2023
University Fellowship February 1, 2023 > Extended to NOON, 2/6/23 March 1, 2023

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Campus Deadline(s) Submission Deadline(s)
Microsoft PhD Fellowship Nomination by department chair (to Microsoft): anticipated June 30 Invited proposals: anticipated August 1
UI System - Paul D. Doolen Scholarship n/a - student submits directly anticipated October 1
Fulbright US Student Program September 08, 2022 October 11, 2022
Google PhD Fellowship anticipated September 15, 2022 September 30
NSF GRFP n/a - student submits directly Varies by discipline, October 17-21
Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award November 1 November 15
Critical Language Scholarship n/a - student submits directly anticipated November 15
Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst (DAAD) Fields other than Architecture, Music, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Design/Visual Communication & Film: Oct. 21 varies
Ford Foundation n/a - student submits directly Dissertation and postdoc: December 8, 2022; Predoctoral: December 15, 2022
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship January 2, 2023 January 22
Boren Fellowship January 11, 2023 January 25, 2023
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad not yet set varies
UI System - President's Research in Diversity Travel Assistance Program n/a - student submits directly Fall 22 competition: September 21; spring 2023 deadline c. March 31