Graduate Awards for Continuing Students
The College Graduate Office administers the following awards for continuing graduate students:
- College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowships
- College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Award
- Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
- John H. Edwards Fellowships
- McCormick Science Grants
Please visit here for additional award opportunities not administered by The College Graduate Office.
College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowships
College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowships are intended to assist advanced graduate students in the College to make significant progress on their dissertations. For 2016-2017, the fellowship stipends will be $20,000 each. During the fellowship year, students have the opportunity to focus full-time on their dissertation research and writing. Students must be formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy by January 15, 2016 to be eligible for the fellowship. The fellowships do include student health insurance, but do not include fee remissions; students generally are not permitted to accept other appointments, fellowships, or outside employment during the fellowship year.
The College also offers additional dissertation fellowships to students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended for students who will be actively writing their dissertations during the 2016-17 academic year and who expect to submit their completed dissertations and enter the job market before the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. Each Dissertation Completion fellowship will carry a stipend of $25,000 plus health insurance. There are no fee remissions included with this award.
Dissertation Completion Fellowships were funded by the Provost to help students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences complete their graduate degrees in a timely manner (within seven years). To be eligible for a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, College graduate students must be formally admitted to candidacy in a Ph.D. program in an eligible department.
Due to processing time, students who wish to meet the fellowship application deadline should submit their candidacy paperwork to the UGS a month in advance of the deadline to guarantee the candidacy review/approval can be completed on time. Additional eligibility criteria include matriculation into a graduate program in fall 2010 or later, evidence of significant progress toward writing the dissertation at the time of application, and expected degree conferral before the beginning of the 2017 fall term. Priority will be given to students who have submitted at least one chapter for faculty review and who will be on the job market in 2016-17.
Students must be eligible for G901 during the fellowship year. One credit fee scholarships will be available in summer 2017 for fellowship students completing their degrees during the summer. As with College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowships, students are generally not permitted to accept other appointments, fellowships, or outside employment during the fellowship year. Students who are on probation or on leave at the time of the application deadline are not eligible to apply. Students who previously received a College Dissertation Research Fellowship also are not eligible to apply for the College Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Students must be nominated by their graduate programs for College Dissertation fellowships; the College does not accept applications directly from students. Each program is allowed to nominate up to three students total. Students who are interested in applying should contact their Director of Graduate Studies to learn more about their program's nomination procedures. We encourage departments to use the fellowship application forms below in their internal competitions as this form is required for nominations to the College.
If you experience technical problems with the forms, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-856-3687 for assistance.
Deadline for departments to submit rankings: January 15, 2016
- The applications are fillable PDFs. Students should save the PDF before filling it in; once completed, they should save the form again and then forward it to their department for review by the program's internal deadline.
- Students applying for either of these awards will be required to submit two letters of recommendation. Recommenders should forward their letters of recommendation directly to their program by the internal deadline. Letters that accompany Dissertation Completion Fellowship applications should address the student's progress on the dissertation, and confirm that the student will be actively engaged in writing the dissertation during 2016-17 and is on schedule to submit the completed dissertation before the beginning of fall semester 2017.
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Award
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences. The College will host two travel award competitions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. One will be held in the fall term and one will be held in the spring term. Each department will set its own internal deadlines for review of its students’ applications.
- For consideration, please apply during the following timelines:
- For travel between July 2015 and March 2016, apply for the fall travel award.
- For travel between January 2016 and August 2016, apply for the spring travel award.
- There is overlap in the timelines for the two competitions to accommodate differences in conference schedules across disciplines. Students can only apply once for travel funds for a given event or conference, and can only receive the award once each academic year.
- Travel awards are not intended for travel expenses associated with research. Students can request research funding through other sources such as the University Graduate School Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award. Some departments and research groups offer research travel funding as well.
- Because travel awards are disbursed through students’ Bursar accounts, students who have outstanding balances on their accounts may not be eligible to receive an award.
- Students who are on probation or on leave at the time of the application deadline are not eligible to apply.
- Students must be nominated by their graduate programs for College Graduate Travel Awards; the College does not accept applications directly from students. Each program is allowed to nominate up to three students. Students who are interested in applying should contact their Director of Graduate Studies to learn more about their program’s nomination procedures.
- Travel Awards
This application is a fillable PDF. Students should save the PDF before filling it in; once completed, they should save the form again and then forward it to their department for review by the program’s internal deadline.
- October 30, 2015 for the fall travel award
- April 15, 2016 for the spring travel award
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
The will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, as well as for independent research or study projects carried out in the United States. Dolores Zohrab Liebmann The fellowship covers the cost of tuition, includes a stipend, and is renewable for a maximum of three years. Contingent upon invitation by the national trust, the College is eligible to nominate three graduate students who have outstanding undergraduate records, demonstrated a need for financial assistance and are citizens of the United States to the University Graduate School. The University Graduate School will select three nominees among those put forth by the various schools of Indiana University to advance to the national competition. Please notify your department of your interest in this fellowship.
Complete department nominations should be submitted to the College Graduate Office by Friday, December 18, 2015. The College will review those applications and select the top three to forward on to the University Graduate School by its deadline.
John H. Edwards Fellowships
The John H. Edwards Fellowship is one of Indiana University’s most prestigious academic awards. The graduate division of the College of Arts and Sciences may nominate up to three candidates each year for the committee’s consideration. The John H. Edwards Fellowships, in accordance with the bequest, will be awarded on the following basis:
Good citizenship, character, especially attitude toward public service and the likelihood of future usefulness to society, scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, and upon such other bases and qualifications, and in such manner, as the Trustees of Indiana University in their discretion and judgment may determine from time to time, but always without regard to consideration of religion, creed, race, national origin, color, sex, or political affiliation.
The committee interprets the above paragraph to denote for consideration superior scholastic ability and intellectual capacity, and good citizenship and character, including attitude toward Indiana University and community service as demonstrated by actual service. Consistent with Indiana University policy, nominations for this award should be made without regard to sexual orientation or disability. In January of each year the College invites its graduate programs to nominate outstanding students for the Edwards Fellowships. Please notify your department of your interest in receiving this fellowship.
Complete department nominations should be submitted to the College Graduate Office by Monday, February 1, 2016. The College will review those applications and select the top three to forward on to the University Graduate School by its deadline.
Deadline: February 1, 2016
McCormick Science Grants
The McCormick Science Grant Fund was established by Dr. Charles O. McCormick III to support basic science research and to honor Dr. McCormick’s grandfather and father. The donor has asked the College to award annually three grants of $2,500 each to the graduate student member of a faculty/graduate student team whose research, either in progress or proposed, is judged to be most creative, visionary, and innovative. The disciplines of astronomy, biology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, geological sciences, microbiology, physics, and zoology will be eligible to submit one nominee each per year.
Each February, the College invites each of the science programs named above to submit one student nomination. Students who are interested in applying for this grant should notify their departments directly and submit a one page description of their collaborative work. The faculty mentor will then need to submit a supporting letter that will explain the nature of the team's collaborative work.
Complete department nominations should be submitted to the College Graduate Office by Monday, March 11, 2016.