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Graduate Education Diversity & Inclusion

Funding & Awards

Graduate Programs offer competitive funding packages to accepted students (see individual programs for more details). Many students are also eligible for external awards. See our Current Students page to learn more about recent award recipients.

Yates Fellowship Program

The mission of the Yates Fellowship Program at the University of Cincinnati is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program. Application portfolios must be completed as early as possible in order for the applicant's program to evaluate their eligibility. Learn more about the Yates Fellowship Program

Provost Award

The UC Graduate School proudly introduces the Provost Graduate Fellowships (PGF): grants for promising new PhD students whose presence diversifies our institution and the academy. Generously funded by Provost Davenport, these new awards signify the commitment of UC’s leadership to making graduate education mirror the demographics of American society. Increasing the share of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities as recipients of doctoral degrees diversifies the Graduate School and our pipeline of future academic talent. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program. Learn more about the Provost Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

The mission of the Graduate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students at the University of Cincinnati through encouraging a greater diversity of ideas, cultures and people at the university. The scholarship has a high priority to support diversity in graduate programs through the recruitment of U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success in UC doctoral programs. This new incentive award program provides a one-time supplemental scholarship award of $3000 to students beginning a doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati in Fall Semester 2016. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program Learn more about the Gradudate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity (F31)

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research will provide up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences. This initiative seeks to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn more about NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity (F31)

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Graduate Education Application Information & Deadlines

Applications for most of the graduate programs in the College of Medicine are typically open from late Summer through late Winter; individual programs have slightly different deadlines so it is advisable to check specifically on the program(s) in which you are interested.  A small number of programs have year-round applications so please check for the latest information at http://grad.uc.edu/admissions.html