The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Incentive Grant

Fall Deadline: Friday,December 1, 2017

Spring Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

Deadline Explanation

Fellowships with sponsor deadlines from April 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017 are due December 1, 2017 by 11:59 AM, EST. Fellowships with sponsor deadlines from December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 are due March 30, 2018 by 11:59 AM, EST.

Program Description

In general, two types of external fellowships are eligible; external multi-year fellowships or external dissertation fellowships.; We hope that the proposals will be funded, but awarding of the Incentive Grant does not depend on the success of the proposal. Each of the targeted external fellowship programs provides premier multi-year funding for graduate study or dissertation year support.; The program provides one award of $250 for one fellowship proposal to a select list of eligible multi-year fellowship programs and awards $100 to a select list of eligible dissertation fellowships.; Please note there is only one award per student, per academic year.

Qualifications / Eligibility

The exact requirements and deadlines for the external competitions vary, and these details are available from the individual fellowship program offices. There are two types of fellowships for graduate students to consider: (1) external, multi-year fellowships and (2) external dissertation fellowships.; Research Grants, Short Term Fellowships, Post Doctoral Fellowships and Renewals of existing fellowships are not eligible.; The fellowship must provide stipend support and meet the Graduate School minimum stipend amount for the current year and be nationally competitive.

Application ; Selection Process

Students must be currently enrolled in a relevant program when applying for these external fellowships and must plan to continue graduate study at Purdue University in the subsequent year(s).

Students must submit a copy of the following by uploading it to Blackboard LEARN as one pdf file.; View the Submission Guidelines on the Graduate School website for all the details on how to load your application.

1. Curriculum vitae with your PUID;

2. A completed copy of the fellowship application, including supporting documents, if any; (references are not required)

3. Confirmation from the sponsoring agency that the application was received

Contact Information

The Incentive Grants are administered by the Graduate School. Consult the Graduate School Fellowship Manual at for complete details regarding the Incentive Grants and other Graduate School Fellowships. Questions may be addressed to the Fellowship Office, Graduate School, at 4-2598 or

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