The Graduate Fellows (GF) program has provided resources to enable select graduate programs to attract top-quality, highly sought-after students. GF provides fellowship support to graduate programs which have achieved a level of excellence that makes them nationally competitive for the best graduate candidates. Awards are made to departments or units, which then recruit student recipients. Three subprograms comprise GF: Traditional Graduate Fellows, BoR/SREB Graduate Fellowships to Promote Diversity, and Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships. The Graduate Fellowships for Teachers subprogram, active from 1993-2015, was terminated effective FY 2015-16.
PROPOSALS DUE FOR FY 2016-17 TRADITIONAL GF and BoR/SREB SUBPROGRAMS: Monday, November 14, 2016
Go to RFPs
Contact Program Manager: Carrie Robison
Traditional Graduate Fellows
The Traditional subprogram provides fellowships at the master’s and doctoral levels to promote recruitment of superior graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. Six disciplines deemed essential to Louisiana’s economic development – biological sciences, chemistry, computer & information sciences, earth/environmental sciences, engineering, health/medical sciences, and physics/astronomy – are eligible each year. Other disciplines, including arts, humanities, social sciences, agriculture, business, education, and mathematics, are eligible every other year on a rotating basis.
Board of Regents/SREB Graduate Fellowships to Promote Diversity
The Board of Regents/SREB Graduate Fellowships to Promote Diversity subprogram provides ten (10) fellowships per year statewide for support of underrepresented minority students seeking doctoral degrees. Awards are made to graduate schools or governing units for graduate education at eligible institutions, which then determine the distribution of individual fellowships among qualified departments. Each fellowship includes an academic-year stipend, membership in SREB’s Doctoral Scholars Program, and participation in SREB’s annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships Subprogram
Approved by the Board in September 2014, the Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships Subprogram matches non-State contributions of at least $60,000 with $40,000 from the BoRSF to create endowed scholarships that may be used in support of graduate and first-professional students as well as post-doctoral fellows. Higher levels of endowment, in minimum increments of $60,000, may be matched with additional $40,000 contributions from the Support Fund. The initial corpus of the endowment must remain intact, while income above the corpus may be used to benefit the student recipient in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and/or experiential opportunities, including internships, externships, conference travel, and field work.