ICGC offers ICGC Fellowships that provide financial support for graduate students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Nominees should have backgrounds and interests that identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change.
‣ They encourage nomination of exceptionally capable students, especially but not only from the global south and groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. ICGC offers two types of fellowships as follows:
- ICGC Scholar Fellowships support outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change. They encourage departmental nomination of exceptionally capable students, especially but not only from the global south and U.S. communities of color.
- ICGC-Mellon Scholar Fellowships support graduate students whose research interests emphasize humanistic and interpretive social science perspectives. Additionally, nominees are expected to conduct their dissertation research in Southern Africa. The fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and are collaboration between ICGC and the Center for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa.
To apply for ICGC Fellowships the applicants must:
‣ Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree
‣ Have applied to a graduate or professional degree program at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota as follows: students entering doctoral programs in the Colleges of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences; Biological Sciences; Liberal Arts; Education and Human Development; or the School of Public Health or the Humphrey School of Public Affairs or students entering master’s programs in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs or the School of Public Health
‣ Receive a nomination for these fellowships by the department or college in which they will be enrolled
‣ Gain admittance to a graduate degree program (as described above) by fall 2015
Selection Criteria for ICGC Fellowships
‣ In reviewing nominees ICGC gives priority to demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to the issues of the global south and disadvantaged communities.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applicants must be nominated by their departments to be considered for this fellowship.
‣ To apply for an ICGC Fellowship:
- Send a completed Request for Departmental Nomination form along with your application for admission to graduate study to the department or school of intended enrollment (generally before mid-December 2015).
- Submit the online Notification of Interest form and upload your personal statement of interest to ICGC (electronic submission is preferred, however, requests for ICGC fellowship application forms are also accepted by telephone, e-mail, University of Minnesota campus mail, or U.S. mail).
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 30, 2016.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.