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Access to Excellence Fellowship


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: Black, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.

Formerly the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, the Access to Excellence Fellowship (AF) has a streamlined application and retains the two rounds of applications: recruitment and retention.

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Recruitment Fellowship DEADLINE: 4 PM on Monday, February 1, 2021

Retention Fellowship DEADLINE: 4 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021