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Graduate Council Fellowship Nomination Procedures

Graduate Council Fellowships (GCF) are available to exceptionally qualified incoming doctoral and MFA students. These fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

GCF candidates are nominated by their respective graduate programs. Nominations are due at the end of January. The Graduate Council Fellowships and Awards Committee reviews and ranks candidate files around mid-February. Typically, 35 fellowships, renewable for up to five years for doctoral students or three years for MFA students, are awarded each academic year.

The GCF award supplements the program’s offer of support with an additional $50,000 in funding over the five-year support period. For MFA students, the GCF offers $30,000 over three years. These awards also provide a full tuition scholarship and subsidized health insurance coverage.

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GCF Call, Dates & Documents

2023 Call for Nominations 

Important Dates for 2023 GCF Nominations 

Humanities & Social Sciences Financial Structure Example 

Science & Engineering Financial Structure Example 

SLATE Fellowship Nomination Instructions for 2023