The University of Minnesota encourages a diverse representation of perspectives and provides specific funding opportunities for underrepresented groups. Our students have received many competitive university and national fellowships. Students are encouraged to apply to these internal fellowships, a few of which are listed below:
CFANS Diversity Scholars - Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity
CFANS is taking proactive steps to increase diversity within its graduate programs. The CFANS graduate programs have agreed to annually fund the CFANS Diversity Graduate and Professional Scholars (DGPS) program. This program will fund eleven, one-year scholarships for incoming underrepresented students of color that enroll in one of the twelve CFANS graduate programs. Support for Professional Development activities are included in the award. The goals of the program are to increase the number of underrepresented students of color applying to CFANS graduate programs, increase enrollment and retention rates of those graduate students, build a more diverse faculty, and obtain additional funding to expand the program.
Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowships (DOVE)
The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship helps graduate programs promote the diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship and creative excellence. This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students (US citizens and US permanent residents only) with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences. The award includes a stipend, tuition at general graduate rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen major department to compete in a University-wide competition. CFANS will support a second year of funding for any DOVE Fellowship recipients.