ICGC Fellowships for International Applicants in USA and Southern Africa , and applications are submitted till 4:30 pm on January 29, 2018. The ICGC awards international fellowships for graduate students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change. The ICGC Scholar Fellowships support students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and ICGC-Mellon Scholar Fellowships support graduate students whose research interests emphasize humanistic and interpretive social science perspectives. Additionally, ICGC-Mellon Scholars are expected to conduct their dissertation research in Southern Africa. Nominations are encouraged from exceptionally capable students especially but not only from the global south and U.S. communities of color. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA and Southern Africa (ICGC-Mellon Scholars will be expected to spend a portion of their funded dissertation research year participating in the intellectual community at the University of the Western Cape and the CHR. A portion of this time could also be used to conduct field research in South Africa or adjacent countries.)
Level: This is a four year fellowship program for to graduate students at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change
Deadline: 4:30 pm on January 29, 2018
Funded By: The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), University of Minnesota and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (ICGC-Mellon Scholar Fellowships), USA
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): ICGC Fellowships are targeted for applicants from all countries.
‣ No. of awards: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Tenure : These ICGC Fellowships are available for up to four years.
of Scholarship :
Awards vary in amount, duration, and format, with up to $20,000 in
the first year of study. Transportation costs to Minnesota are
not covered. The student’s home department typically guarantee
support in the form of 50% teaching or research assistantships in the
second and third year of study, and tuition and subsidized health
insurance benefits for four years. In addition, recipients of
ICGC Scholar Fellowships who are in Ph.D. programs are eligible to
enter a competition for ICGC Pre-Dissertation Research Grants to
undertake preliminary exploratory travel to the area of their
proposed dissertation research. Students pursuing professional
master’s degrees (and in some cases, students pursuing the Ph.D.)
are eligible to apply for ICGC International Internship Awards to
help defray costs of international travel and housing if they choose
to intern with an organization working on global issues. The minimum
award for both pre-dissertation and internship grants will be
$3,000. In addition, recipients of ICGC-Mellon Scholar
Fellowships are eligible to enter a competition for ICGC
Pre-Dissertation Research Grants to undertake preliminary exploratory
travel to the area of their proposed dissertation research. A minimum
of $3,000 will be awarded for pre-dissertation grants.
‣ 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:
‣ 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 2018
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.
For information and application materials for graduate study at the University of Minnesota, please check the University’s website and the links there to various colleges, schools and departments.
‣ To apply for an ICGC Fellowship:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 4:30 pm on January 29, 2018
‣ 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.