Fellowship Eligibility

In order to become a Self Graduate Fellow, students must first meet a number of criteria before a fellowship nomination is submitted.

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have been admitted into one of the eligible disciplines listed below
  • Have completed your first baccalaureate degree within the past eight years
  • Be a new and incoming Ph.D. student or first-year Ph.D. student at the time of nomination

Eligible Academic Disciplines

Under current guidelines, Self Graduate Fellowships may only be offered to students who will pursue a Ph.D. in the 22 academic areas listed. Below are links to the department websites for further information.

School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering


Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

School of Business

School of Business

School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Medicinal Chemistry


Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacology and Toxicology

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Computational Biology 


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Geography and Atmospheric Science 



Molecular Biosciences


School of Medicine

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (KU Medical Center)

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