Funding for Minority & Underrepresented Students
- Prospective Students
- Current Students
- Other Funding Sources for 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.
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.
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:
- Sequoyah Fellowship for American Indian Students/Research
- The Smithwick Fellowship for Underrepresented Students in the Sciences
- Underrepresented Students in Humanities, Social Sciences or professional programs
Other Funding Sources for Underrepresented Students
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.
Graduate School Fellowships Office