Fellowship Opportunities

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Graduate Opportunity Fellowship funds a 12-month fellowships for new incoming underserved students of color. Fellowship recipients receive $3000 for professional development and support to attend the Diversity of Views and Experiences Summer Institute. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen graduate program to compete in a College-wide competition. Students who wish to be nominated must contact the Director of Graduate Studies in advance.

The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship seeks to assist graduate programs to promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.  This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students (US citizens and US permanent residents only)with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences.  Programs are encouraged to consider students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the graduate programs. The fellowship provides a $23,000 stipend, tuition at general graduate rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen graduate program to compete in a University-wide competition. Students who wish to be nominated must contact the Director of Graduate Studies in advance.

 The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) offers fellowships that provide financial support for graduate students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Nominees should have backgrounds and interests that identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change. We encourage nomination of exceptionally capable students, especially but not only from the global south and groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen graduate program. Students who wish to be nominated must contact the Director of Graduate Studies in advance.