Funding for Diverse Students

The Graduate School offers the following grants and fellowships to encourage diversity in doctoral programs at Carolina. We encourage you to apply.

The awards listed here are especially for students who bring diverse perspectives to Carolina. In addition, you can apply for any of the funding from The Graduate School.

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Prospective Students

North Carolina Excellence Fellowship

The North Carolina Excellence Fellowship provides a stipend, tuition & fees, and health insurance for one year. You are eligible if you are a student who will contribute to the diversity of UNC-Chapel Hill, a North Carolina resident, and applying to a doctoral program. Nomination only.

North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant

The North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant provides a stipend, tuition & fees, and health insurance for one year. You are eligible if you are a Native American, a North Carolina resident, and applying for a doctoral program. Nomination only.

Current Students

Dissertation Completion Research Fellowships (including the Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Research Fellowships) support doctoral students engaged in research and writing toward the completion of their dissertations.

In particular, there are special Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Research Fellowships to encourage diversity of scholarship and research perspectives:

Other Funding Resources for Diverse Students

Diversity Travel Award

Diverse Graduate Student Funding Guides

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nations college and university faculties.

Contact Us
Graduate School Fellowships Office
gradfunding@unc.edu