The Graduate School offers a number of fellowships, all of which are competitively awarded. Fellows are billed tuition at the in-state rate. They receive a stipend and a waiver of over 70 percent of base-rate tuition. Calls for applications are generally issued in December, and applications are made available on this website at that time. Submit applications for fellowships to the academic program office.
U of I Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship and Travel Grant Awardees Announced
The Graduate College offers several fellowship and grant programs to support University of Illinois graduate students. Students do not apply directly for these awards. Instead, departments submit nominations according to the competition schedule shown below.
Between 5 and 10 half-time assistantships are available each year on a competitive basis. Duties involve grading and conducting discussion or lab sessions associated with our major introductory classes. Available only to senior graduate students; the student is assigned to teach one of the introductory classes and supervise the teaching assistants. Each year, many of the faculty receive support from the Graduate College Research Board, the National Science Foundation, other federal and state agencies and private foundations.