Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) for 2019-20


To be considered for an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF), students must meet the following criteria:

  • Ph.D. student in good standing with their program at the University of Minnesota;
  • Have an intended graduation term of no earlier than spring 2021*;
  • Able to demonstrate that they are making timely degree progress.

Students who have received an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) or a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) from the Graduate School in the past are not eligible.

*Students who are not qualified for the IDF fellowship due to their intended graduation term should instead apply for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Award Policy

Duplicate Awards - Recipients may not hold concurrently a second fellowship, scholarship, grant, or similar award that duplicates the benefits of the Fellowship.

Supplementation - Recipients may hold supplemental support up to the value of a 25-percent graduate assistantship from any source in each semester.

Terms of Award - Recipients must be in residence during the fellowship year and must be registered for graduate credit both semesters (fall and spring).

Application is contingent upon:

  • endorsement by the host center or institute
  • the willingness of faculty from the host center or institute to mentor the student during the fellowship year
  • program nomination

For Questions

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