Support for tomorrow's leaders


It is important that students meet various deadlines in order to be nominated for a Self Graduate Fellowship. The following serves as a suggested timeline for prospective Self Graduate Fellows.


Check with your chosen department to confirm deadlines and needed information. Submit your KU graduate school application as early as you can since departments will prepare nominations in late January. Make sure you have identified good sources for letters of recommendation. Update your resume.


Confirm with your chosen department that your application is complete and that all supporting materials have been received.


Review our website for nominee information. If you are nominated, you will be asked to write a personal statement which is specific to the Self Graduate Fellowship. This personal statement is one of the most important documents in the nomination process. You will submit the statement directly to the department before the deadline. Talk with your department about their internal timeline. 

Nomination deadline for departments: January 3th, 2019 at noon


Mid-February, 2019: Nominees selected for on-campus interviews. Those selected will be notified by email.

February 25 - March 1, 2019: On-campus interviews begin.


March 1-2, 2019: On-campus interviews continue.

Mid-March, 2019: Self Graduate Fellowship extends Self Graduate Fellowship offers. Students who receive offers will first be notified by email.


April 15, 2019: Deadline for acceptance of offers.

For further information contact:

The University of Kansas
Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Room 158, Strong Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594

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