Mar 25 2020

Access to Excellence Retention Fellowship 2020 Applications Due

March 25, 2020

Retention Award for Current Students

The goal of the Access to Excellence Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago is to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups in graduate education who enter careers as researchers and college faculty. Historically underrepresented groups include: African American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.

Award Amount: \$25,000 tuition and partial fee waiver


E-mail the following nomination packet documents, named LastName_FirstName_DocumentTitle, to by March 25th, 2020:


  1. Transmittal and Statement of Financial Support Form
  2. Statement of Research Plan (max. 300 words)
  3. Student Statement on Alignment with Goals of the Fellowship (max. 300 words)
  4. CV (maximum 3 pages)
  5. UIC Transcript (from Banner or copy of official)
  6. Copy of the successful Preliminary Examination Report (if applicable)


  1. Three Letters of Recommendation

For more information about the award and nomination materials, see the award website.


Maureen Madden

Date posted

Jan 24, 2020

Date updated

Jan 24, 2020