Maya Enriquez doing field research

Excited about the Possibilities

DOVE Fellowship recipient Maya Enriquez encountered some unique challenges conducting research and encourages more students to look for fellowship opportunities.

Graduate School Fellowship Opportunities

The Graduate School administers University-wide fellowships and grants, based on academic merit (unlike a teaching assistantship or research assistantship, fellowships and grants generally do not require students to work).  Currently enrolled graduate students at the University of Minnesota may apply. Fellowships usually cover educational and living expenses, and grants usually cover expenses related to specific projects.

In addition, the Graduate Fellowship Office coordinates the application process for Fulbright Awards and supports the University's recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Please note, any questions regarding Bridging Funds, the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program or Training Grant Matching Funds should be directed to the Dean's Office: 612-625-2809 or

Please also see Other U of M Funding Opportunities and External Funding Opportunities.

Incoming students have the opportunity to apply for the Diversity of Views & Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship, too. See the prospective students page for more info.