North Carolina Native American Incentive Fellowship

Through the North Carolina Native American Fellowship, we encourage Native American students to apply for doctoral programs.

This grant aims to make graduate education more possible and affordable for Native American students.


You are eligible if:

Award Amount

This award provides a stipend, tuition, and health insurance for one year.

Stipend $20,000
Tuition Full tuition (academic rate only; does not include school-based tuition)
Fees Included
Health insurance Included
Length of support One 9-month academic year
TA/RA position No

Depending on funding, this award may change from year to year.


You cannot apply directly for the Native American Incentive Fellowship. Your program may nominate a limited number of applicants. We then select fellows from among nominees from across campus.

Please let your department know if you are interested in being nominated.


If you are offered this award, you must give written acceptance to The Graduate School by April 15th.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact your program or email