Funding for Minority & Underrepresented Students

The Graduate School offers the following grants and fellowships in order to encourage diversity in doctoral programs at Carolina. If you are minority or underrepresented student, we encourage you to apply.

The awards listed here are especially for minority and underrepresented students. In addition, you can apply for any of the funding from The Graduate School.

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Prospective Students

UNC Merit Fellowship

The UNC Merit Fellowship provides a stipend, tuition & fees, and health insurance for one year. You are eligible if you are a student from an underrepresented group, a North Carolina resident, and applying for 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 for underrepresented students:

Other Funding Sources for Underrepresented Students

Minority 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