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Self Graduate Fellowship Recruitment Enhancement Support

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship will offer Recruitment Enhancement Support Funds to SGF eligible departments for the 2020-2021 academic year. The goal of this fund is to support departments that are enhancing graduate recruitment strategies for applicants that have the potential for Self Graduate Fellowship nomination. Proposals will be reviewed based on the quality of the plan submitted and the likelihood of the highest quality of applicants.   

Support of up to $5,000 is available to SGF eligible departments for 2020-2021. The application is available using the form below.

To submit an application, please provide detailed answers all of the questions listed below and click "submit". The Self Graduate Fellowship will work closely with faculty/staff and departments that receive Recruitment Enhancement Support Funds regarding the inclusion and sharing of potential students in the Prospect system, and follow-up with prospective applicants that may be eligible for fellowship nomination. Departments that receive support for 2020-2021 recruitment activities will be asked to complete a final report on the activities, results, and the impact of department recruiting capabilities at the end of the academic year.

For Recruitment Enhancement Support questions, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator at

SGF Recruitment Enhancement Support Application, 2020-2021

Recruitment Enhancement Support (RES) awards are requested at the beginning of the year, and if approved, funding is awarded at that time of the application. Any unused funds from the original RES award will be considered rollover and can be used in the next academic year. The rollover funds will factor into the maximum $5,000.00 request limit.
Ideas: Exhibits/activities at scientific conferences, faculty travel to recruit and give lectures at feeder schools, advertising in discipline-related websites and other media, department recruitment weekend activities on KU campus, REU program support, educational awards/signing bonuses

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