The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship’s main recruitment goal is to plan and implement activities for recruiting new Fellows in collaboration with colleaguesgraduate studies, and the 22 eligible University of Kansas Ph.D. programs. The Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for all recruitment responsibilities and travels regionally and nationally to recruit at meetings and colleges/universities. The Recruitment Coordinator seeks to collaborate with academic departments in order to identify prospective students who possess the potential and motivation to make a significant contribution to their chosen profession and society. 

Our office is also willing to present information about the Self Graduate Fellowship, whether you are training department recruiters/ambassadors or planning prospective student events.  Please contact the Recruitment Coordinator, Daniel Rivera at for more information or to schedule a presentation.

Recruitment Schedule

The Self Graduate Fellowship will be present and actively recruiting at the conferences and recruitment fairs below.


June 23-26, 2024, 2024 ASEE Annual ConferencePortland, OR

July 26-30, 2024, Evolution 2024MontrĂ©al, Canada

August 18 - 22, 2024, ACS National MeetingDenver, CO

September 22-25, 2024, GSA 2024 Annual MeetingAnaheim, CA

September 25, 2024, KU Engineering and Computing Fair, Lawrence, KS

October 24-26, 2024, Society of Women Engineers 2024 ConferenceChicago, IL

October 31 - November 2, 2024, National Diversity in STEM Conference (SACNAS)Phoenix, AZ

November 13-16, 2024, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS)Pittsburgh, PA