Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

for 2018-19

Deadline: Noon, November 8, 2017


Open to women graduate students who show exceptional promise for a successful career in research in the natural or physical sciences and engineering where women are underrepresented (i.e., less than 50%) in the graduate program (e.g., chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics).  Before applying, students should verify their eligibility by checking their program’s official fall enrollment statistics to see that women represent less than 50% of enrollees. 

Applicants must be registered for credit and must have completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota Graduate School at the time of application.  Students are ineligible for a second award.


$25,000 for the academic year, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year.  Summer health insurance will be provided if the Fellow remains eligible.  Up to 4 awards in 2018-19.

What will I need to complete my application?

Apply Electronically

Selection Criteria

The review and selection will be conducted by University of Minnesota faculty, which will select the awardees based on the following criteria:

  • The strength of the academic record and the overall professional promise.
  • The cohesiveness and significance of the study or research plan.
  • The timeliness of progress toward the degree. 
  • The strength of the letters of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified, in writing, by the end of February.

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 concurrently a graduate assistantship of up to 25% time, or supplementation up to the value of a 25% assistantship in each semester.
  • Terms of Award - Although recipients need not be in residence during the tenure of the fellowship, they must be registered for credit in the Graduate School both semesters of the academic year.