Privately Endowed Fellowships

Complete List of Privately Funded Fellowships

The following named Fellowships, administered by the Graduate School, are supported by endowed income from wills, trusts, and gifts, from organizations or individuals.

  • Not all are offered every year, and stipends may vary from year to year.
  • They are available only to graduate students currently registered for credit in the University of Minnesota Graduate School.  

Alexander and Lydia Anderson Fellowship

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,  May be used for study or research, in summer or during the academic year. Summer stipend:  Up to $3,000 and/or research grant of up to $3,000.

Charles J. Brand Fellowship

For doctoral students doing study/research in the botanical sciences. Stipend: $25,000.

Carolyn M. Crosby Fellowship

Available to doctoral 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 stipend:  Up to $3,000 and/or research grant of up to $3,000.

Norman Johnston DeWitt Fellowship

For advanced doctoral students in the humanities.  Relevant graduate programs may nominate one student.  Stipend: $25,000.

Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

For women doctoral students in the natural or physical sciences and engineering, where women are underrepresented (i.e., less than 50%) in the graduate program. Stipend: $25,000.

Stanwood Johnston Fellowship

For doctoral students in biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geophysics, microbiology, or physics. Stipend: $25,000.

Frieda Martha Kunze Fellowship

For doctoral students in biochemistry, chemistry, or biomedical sciences. Stipend: $25,000.

Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship in Film Study

For doctoral students proposing a year of well-defined research or study in film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics. Stipend: $25,000.

Eva O. Miller Fellowship

For doctoral students in the broad areas of psychology or statistics and measurement who are engaged in research. Research projects may include, but are not limited to, the study of individual differences and cognitive aspects of measurement. Stipend: $25,000.

Thomas H. Shevlin Fellowship

For doctoral students in the biological and agricultural sciences, basic physical and medical sciences, and liberal arts. Relevant graduate programs may nominate one student. Stipend: $25,000.

William Stout Fellowship, Thomas Wallace Fellowship

For doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of the Ph.D. (i.e., normally students currently in their second or third year of graduate study). Relevant graduate programs may nominate one student. Stipend: $25,000.

Mark and Judy Yudof Fellowship

For graduate students (Master's or Ph.D.) pursuing interdisciplinary work whose content is focused in the areas of science policy and ethics. Stipend: $25,000.