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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.

Graduate College Fellowship and Award Deadlines Heading link

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, 2022 March 1, 2022
Access Fellowship - Round II: Retention April 1, 2022 May 2, 2022
Award for Graduate Research Fall: October 11, 2021. EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 13; Spring: March 18, 2022 Fall: December 1, 2021 Spring: May 2, 2022
Dean's Scholar Fellowship March 11, 2022 May 2, 2022
Graduate Mentoring Award March 1, 2022 May 2, 2022
Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award December 1, 2021 February 1, 2022
Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award October 22, 2021 December 1, 2021
Provost's Graduate Internship Award March 18, 2022 May 2, 2022
Provost's Graduate Research Award October 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
SROP Early Admissions Fellowship October 15, 2021 December 15, 2021
UIC Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty (PIF) Program February 1, 2022 (as part of Access or University Fellowship app) March 1, 2022
University Fellowship February 1, 2022 March 1, 2022

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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, 2022
Fulbright US Student Program September 09, 2021 October 12, 2021
Google PhD Fellowship anticipated September 15, 2022 September 30
NSF GRFP n/a - student submits directly Varies by discipline, circa October 19-22
Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award November 1 November 15
Critical Language Scholarship n/a - student submits directly November 16, 2021
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 9, 2021; Predoctoral: December 16, 2021
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship January 12, 2022 January 22
Boren Fellowship January 12, 2022 January 26, 2022
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 No fall 2021 competition; spring 2022 deadline c. March 31