Note: Students are not allowed to apply on their own; both programs require nomination by directors of graduate studies.
All internal fellowship applications must be submitted directly to the Graduate School.
Mizzou graduate fellowships are administered by the Graduate School and are awarded to incoming, full-time graduate students. To be eligible, a student must be admitted to a graduate program and awarded a graduate assistantship. Graduate School fellowships are merit-based awards used to contribute to the financial support of exceptional graduate students. These fellowships are disbursed through Payroll in monthly increments along with the assistantship stipend.
Directors of Graduate Studies (DGSs) and department chairs/heads should review the Graduate Fellowship Guidelines released November 1 of each year. Details about available fellowships and specific qualifications required for each fellowship are included in the guidelines, which are updated during the fall semester. When reviewing the guidelines, please note the recent changes to the fellowship funding and disbursement model.
Directors of Graduate Studies (DGSs) and fellowship recipients will receive notification annually, during the spring semester, regarding fellowship renewal.
A fellowship may be renewed if:
Submitting an Application
Department/program applications are due by 5 PM (Central) November 15, 2021. Submit an application online.
Please review the current SGFRF Call for applications.
The Graduate School seeks proposals for the SGFRF Program to help academic units recruit outstanding graduate students new to MU starting the following summer or fall semester. Programs requesting funds for recruitment activities other than fellowships should describe the program with sufficient detail to allow for review using the SGFRF Rubric. All programs funded through the SGFRF will be expected to demonstrate the successes of their students. The program seeks to reward and encourage department/program excellence; it does not seek to remediate low stipend levels. Therefore, the application should focus on program strengths.
The Notification of Award is estimated to be in early to mid to late December.