Endowed Fellowships

Privately Endowed Fellowships
Administered by the Graduate School

For fellowship awards in 2015-16
Deadline: 12 noon, November 4, 2014

These Fellowships are supported by endowed income from wills and trusts, or gifts from organizations or individuals. Recipients are expected to register for credit in the Graduate School during the tenure of the award. Available only to currently enrolled graduate students.

Alexander & Lydia Anderson Grant

Preference given to students who have completed either a bachelor's or a master's degree at the University of Minnesota in the plant or animal sciences - e.g., animal sciences, applied plant sciences, ecology, forestry, and plant pathology - with preference given to students involved in basic research,  Summer research grant of up to $3,000.  Up to six awards.

Charles J. Brand Fellowship

For PhD students doing study/research in the botanical sciences. The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year (September-May), tuition for up to 14 credits each semester (fall & spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.  One award.

Carolyn M. Crosby Grant

Available to PhD students engaged in field-based plant biology investigation.  May be used for independent field research or study at a field facility such as the Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station.  Summer research grant of up to $3,000.  Up to five awards.

Stanwood Johnston Fellowship

For PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geophysics, microbiology, or physics. The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year (September-May), tuition for up to 14 credits each semester (fall & spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.  One award.

Frieda Martha Kunze Fellowship

For PhD students in biochemistry, chemistry, or biomedical sciences. The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year (September-May), tuition for up to 14 credits each semester (fall & spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.  Up to three awards.

Eva O. Miller Fellowship

For PhD students in the broad areas of psychology or statistics and measurement. Students apply in one of two categories: 1) for students in the beginning stages of their graduate career (eligible students may apply in their first or second year of Graduate School, or 2) for students who are in the intermediate or advanced phase of their program at the time of application, usually in their third year or later.  The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year (September-May), tuition for up to 14 credits each semester (fall & spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.  Up to three awards.

Thomas H. Shevlin Fellowship

Requires program nomination.

For PhD students in the biological and agricultural sciences, basic physical and medical sciences, and liberal arts. Relevant graduate programs may nominate one student. The award includes a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year (September-May), tuition for up to 14 credits each semester (fall & spring), and subsidized health insurance through the Graduate Assistant Health Plan.  Up to two awards.