Diversity Research & Teaching Fellowships
Diversity Fellowships are for the recruitment of new graduate students holding a teaching or research assistantship in one of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s degree-granting graduate programs. Diversity Fellowships provide the following:
TAs: Up to $7,500 total for two semesters toward stipend
RAs: Up to $11,000 total for two semesters toward stipend, tuition, and student health insurance
RA/TA: Up to $9,500 total for two semesters toward stipend, tuition, and student health insurance
Students who are being recruited to a graduate program must be nominated by their director of graduate studies. All master's and Ph.D. students in the college are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to nominees who currently or previously held membership as an undergraduate member of a MANRRS chapter at UK or other post-secondary institution, or have held Independent Membership in MANRRS. For more information about national MANRRS, see http://www.manrrs.org.
Awardees may be nominated for a second year of funding. Please note that applications for a second year of funding do not require any supporting documentation. The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment does not provide tuition scholarships for summer sessions. Nominations are submitted attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for 2022-2023 nominations is March 1, 2022.
Criteria for eligibility of first-year nominees:
- Admission and enrollment to the UK Graduate School in a CAFE master’s or doctoral degree program
- Full-time status for newly admitted students
- Full-time status and a minimum 3.2 GPA for year-two awardees (reappointments)
Nominations for first-year candidates must include:
- Completed nomination form
- Current resume
- Copy of GRE scores, if the program requires the GRE
- Evidence of departmental offer for a TA or RA position
- Post-secondary transcripts (copies or unofficial transcripts are acceptable)