Graduate School News

Announcing the Chancellor's Fellowships

February 12, 2009

The Graduate School is pleased to announce The Chancellor's Fellowships. The Chancellor’s Fellowships support exceptionally talented new doctoral students recruited to outstanding departments. Fellows will receive a competitive stipend, tuition, fees, and student health insurance each academic year for five years. The first year and last year is non-service; fellows are expected to perform teaching and research activities for their departments in the intervening years as part of their training.

In addition to receiving a very competitive financial award, Chancellor's Fellows will join the Society of Fellows within the Graduate School which supports and nurtures members through mentoring by senior faculty, interdisciplinary learning, and leadership and professional development opportunities.

Prospective students cannot apply directly for this fellowship but are nominated by the graduate program to which they are applying. Students in all doctoral degree programs at UNC-Chapel Hill will be considered for Chancellor's Fellowship Awards with preference given to departments with outstanding national/international reputations. Graduate programs will nominate a limited number of their most promising applicants into a university-wide competition. The Fellowship Committee and Society of Fellows faculty then select applicants who will receive fellowship offers in March.

More about the Chancellor's Fellowships