DGS Information

Guidelines for ICGC Graduate Fellowship Competition

Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

For the 2023 ICGC Scholar Fellowship competition:

  • Each DGS may nominate up to six candidates for ICGC Scholar Fellowships—three of which may include ICGC-Mellon Scholar Fellowships.
  • ICGC encourages departments to nominate a diverse range of students, including students from the Global South and groups underrepresented in graduate education.
  • ICGC accepts fellowship nominations for admitted students entering doctoral programs in at least one of the following:
    • College of Biological Sciences
    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • School of Public Health
    •  Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 
  • ICGC also accepts fellowship nominations for admitted students entering master’s programs in at least one of the following: 
    •  School of Public Health
    • Master of Development Practice
    • Master of Human Rights

The majority of funding supports doctoral students. Because we offer a small number of fellowships for master’s students, we limit the total number of nominations for master’s students to six per college, with no more than four from a single degree program.

ICGC offers two fellowship tracks: 

  1. Standard ICGC Fellowship package, similar to previous years' awards
  2. Fellowship package with reduced financial commitment

For more details on the fellowship terms, check out the DGS Information Packet (this packet is for 2022 - please check back for 2023 version)»

Application Process


Notification Process

ICGC will begin to notify departments of awards in March. Please be aware that our fellowship awards process continues on a rolling basis if fellowships are declined in the initial round. The notification timeline for alternates can and typically does take place over several weeks, sometimes as late as April.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ICGC at [email protected].