The Adam W. Herbert Ph.D. and Masters Fellowships
Department Nominations Due: Friday, February 6, 2015 (by 4 p.m.)
The Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship was created through an endowment from the
President’s Fund for the purpose of supporting graduate study at Indiana University for graduates of
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This endowment reflects the strong commitment
of Indiana University’s 17th President, Adam W. Herbert, for enhancing opportunities for
underrepresented students and increasing diversity of the graduate student body, especially in the fields of
science, technology and mathematics.
The fellowship will be awarded each year to students who demonstrate strong academic
excellence, high potential for success, and a commitment to the graduate study in the sciences. It is
anticipated that up to five (5) multi-year fellowships for doctoral students and three (3) single year
fellowships for masters students will be supported each year.
General eligibility criteria:
1. Nominees must be graduates of an HBCU (for a list, see http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/one-
hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/) and a U.S. citizen or permanent
resident. International students are not eligible.
2. Nominees must be new students proposing to enter a Ph.D. or masters program in a science,
technology or mathematics discipline. Current IU graduate students are only eligible if they are
newly applying to a Ph.D. or master’s program.
3. Nominees should have outstanding academic backgrounds and excellent chances of obtaining their
doctoral or masters degree. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 is strongly recommended, but
post-baccalaureate coursework and other relevant experience will also be recognized.
4. Students must be nominated by their departments/schools. In nominating the student, the
department agrees to support and to train that student, and to encourage the student’s participation in
campus-wide mentoring activities, as appropriate. Departments must also agree to ensure that
graduate scholarship recipients do not accept other graduate scholarships or employment during the
period of funding, and to submit an annual progress report on behalf of the student.
Stipend and benefits:
1. The Fellowship is a stipend only. The Herbert Ph.D. Fellowship is a four (4) year award with a
stipend of $25,000. The Herbert Masters Fellowship is a two (2) year award with a stipend of
$10,000. Stipend and health insurance are provided by the University Graduate School.
2. The nominating department, School, or College agrees to provide tuition.
3. Funds for a recruiting visit to Bloomington are included to those who are offered the Herbert PhD
4. Opportunity to participate in mentoring workshops in the newly formed Graduate Mentoring Center
and the IUPUI Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals program;
5. Herbert Ph.D. Fellows will receive support to attend the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, up to
three years (value: $11,250/3 years; and $3,750/year).
6. Herbert Ph.D. Fellows have the possibility for expenses to be paid to participate in one of the
semester-long activities sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity