Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Fellowships

Application Deadline

To be considered for nomination by the School of Public Health for the ICGC Fellowships you must complete the following application by Monday, January 30, 2017.

About ICGC Fellowships

ICGC offers fellowships providing financial support for graduate students at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Nominees should have backgrounds and interests which identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change. We encourage nomination of exceptionally capable students especially but not only from the global south and U.S. communities of color.

More about the ICGC

SPH Students are Eligible

Prospective School of Public Health (SPH) students are eligible to be nominated for two different types of ICGC Fellowship: The Scholar and Mellon Fellowships. Both are extremely competitive, and SPH only supports one ICGC Fellow each academic year. All students applying to School of Public Health degree programs (i.e., MPH, MS, and PhD programs) are eligible, regardless of degree sought. Students must be admitted and matriculate to a degree seeking program in the School of Public Health in order to be eligible.

Two ICGC Fellowships

  1. Scholar: Applicants should have backgrounds and interests which identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change.
  2. Mellon: The ICGC-Mellon Scholar Fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and are a collaboration between ICGC and the Center for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. ICGC-Mellon Scholars Fellowships support graduate students whose research interests emphasize humanistic and interpretive social science perspectives. Additionally, nominees are expected to conduct their dissertation research in Southern Africa.

Awards

Awards vary in amount and duration, up to $20,000 in the first year of study. Transportation costs to Minnesota are not covered. The student’s home department is expected to guarantee support in the form of 50 percent teaching or research assistantships in the second and third year of study, and tuition and health insurance benefits for four years. Upon successful completion of all coursework and of oral and written doctoral qualifying examinations, ICGC will provide dissertation-year research support of up to $15,000.

View full details on award packages and requirements

Departmental Nomination

In order to be considered for any ICGC Fellowship, students must submit both a Request for Departmental Nomination (see application below), and a Notice of Interest form to ICGC.

How to Apply

You may be reviewed for the Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change (ICGC) fellowships if you would be a new, full-time student in an MPH, MS or PhD program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in the fall of the upcoming year, and will be matriculating for a minimum of two academic years. The fellowships require enrollment in a multidisciplinary cohort group.

  1. Read the program background and requirements.
  2. Submit a complete application for admission to the School of Public Health through SOPHAS.
  3. Submit the Notification of Interest Form directly to ICGC.
  4. Submit the Departmental Nomination form directly to sph-ask@umn.edu with “ICGC NOMINATION” in the subject line by Monday, January 30, 2017.
  5. Tell us how you make a strong nominee for this distinction. Upload a two- to three-page statement describing your commitment to studying the underlying issues of the ICGC Program and your training and experience relevant to those issues. You may upload an alternate Statement of Purpose and Objectives below, otherwise we will use the Statement of Purpose and Objectives submitted with your application to the School of Public Health (through SOPHAS) for the fellowship nomination process. If uploading, please limit the length to 1,500.

Only those candidates who have been nominated by their department or program will be eligible. Nominees for ICGC fellowships should have backgrounds and interests which identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of developing nations in the context of global change. ICGC encourages nomination of students from the global south and students of color.

Questions? Contact Jenna Egan, Recruitment and Enrollment manager at sph-ask@umn.edu or 612-624-0601.

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