Financial Resources

Full financial support is guaranteed for five years for all students admitted to the PhD program, assuming continued satisfactory performance and progress. You can read more on funding opportunities.

The University of Minnesota encourages a diverse representation of perspectives and provides specific funding opportunities for underrepresented groups. Our students have received many competitive university and national fellowships. Students are encouraged to apply to these internal fellowships, a few of which are listed below:

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Fellowships

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) offers fellowships that provide financial support for graduate students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Nominees should have backgrounds and interests that identify them as outstanding students who are clearly committed to the interdisciplinary study of the global south in the context of global change. We encourage nomination of exceptionally capable students, especially from the global south and groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowships

The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship helps graduate programs promote the diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship and creative excellence. This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students (US citizens and US permanent residents only) with diverse ethnic, racial, economic, and educational backgrounds. The award includes a stipend of $22,500 for the academic year 2021-2022, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen major department to compete in a University-wide competition.

External Fellowships

Our students have also been competitive and successful in obtaining external fellowships, including the ones listed below:

We have also had students successfully obtain funding from different community resources. We recommend that you search within your community for these resources, and also visit the University's scholarships page.

Tri-Psych Graduate Student Diversity Fund

The Tri-Psychology programs—Educational Psychology, Psychology, and the Institute of Child Development—at the University of Minnesota are deeply committed to supporting underrepresented students in the psychological sciences. Together, we strive to create welcoming, affirming, and inclusive spaces and seek to foster respectful exchanges of ideas that allow us to embrace the power of diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

The goal of this award is to build community and facilitate cross-departmental collaborations among tri-psych graduate students of color and/or student groups otherwise underrepresented in postsecondary education. We seek innovative proposals that provide opportunities to encourage and support your fellow students, gain insights from your shared and differing experiences, and build stronger relationships across departments. Current students are emailed annually with a call for applications.