Deadline: 12:00 noon, February 8, 2013
The nominating instructions and the request for travel award funds for the Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Recruiting Fellowship for 2013-2014 are available on-line at the following url: http://www.diversity.umn.edu/gradeducation/dove.
The DOVE Fellowship Program seeks to assist graduate programs to promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence. This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds and experiences as suggested in the review/selection consideration list. Programs are encouraged to consider students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs.
Please note - The nomination packet should include the nominee’s narrative statement discussing how her or his background, experiences, and achievements will contribute to the university’s goal of promoting excellence through diversity. If applicable, nominees should mention hardships or obstacles that they have overcome to complete their undergraduate education (e.g., coming from a low-income background or being a first-generation college student).Essay #2 from the Graduate School Application can be used to address these issues. (http://www.grad.umn.edu/prospective_students/announcements3.html)
Programs are limited to four (4) nominations. If more than four (4) nominations are received from a program, The Graduate School Diversity Office will return all the nominations. The program will need to select four (4) to resubmit by the deadline.
The Graduate School Diversity Office has limited funds to assist with the expense of bringing one or more of your fellowship nominees to campus for a visit. Graduate programs do not have to wait until after submission of their nominations to request travel funds. We will begin reviewing requests for recruitment travel funds January 7, 2013. The DOVE Fellowship and the travel program are designed to assist graduate programs in enhancing diversity within their programs.
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