Note: Students are not allowed to apply on their own; both programs require nomination by directors of graduate studies.
All internal fellowship applications must be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Mizzou graduate fellowships are administered by the Office of Graduate Studies and are awarded to incoming, full-time graduate students. To be eligible, a student must be admitted to a graduate program with a specific graduate degree objective and must be enrolled in graduate academic course work.
Directors of graduate studies and department chairs/directors should review Graduate Fellowships Guidelines. Details about available fellowships and specific qualifications required for each fellowship are included in the guidelines, which are updated during the fall semester.
Directors of Graduate Studies and fellowship recipients will receive notification annually, during the spring semester, regarding fellowship renewal.
A fellowship may be renewed if:
The Office of Graduate Studies seeks proposals for the Supplemental Graduate Fellowship and Recruitment Funding (SGFRF) Program to help academic units recruit outstanding graduate students new to MU starting the following fall.
Programs requesting funds for recruitment activities other than fellowships should describe the program with sufficient detail to allow for review using the SGFRF Rubric. All programs funded through the SGFRF Program will be expected to demonstrate the successes of their students.
An application must consist of 1) a completed SGFRF application form, 2) a two-to-three-page narrative proposal, and 3) the following student data:
All documents should be submitted electronically as a single .pdf document via e-mail attachment by 12 PM (CST) on the Friday immediately prior to the start of the November recess, to MU Grad Fellowship Nomination: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form must include signatures of the chair/director and DGS.
The program seeks to reward and encourage department/program excellence; it does not seek to remediate low stipend levels. Therefore, the application should focus on program strengths. The narrative must include information related to the life cycle of graduate education in the department or program from recruitment to successful completion and professional placement.
Please cover the following topics:
Each proposal review panel will be comprised from faculty from a variety of disciplines; no reviewer will evaluate a proposal from their home department. The amount of the award will be determined based on the proposal ranking and the amount of available funding as determined by the Office of Graduate Studies.