Academic Funding

WGGP holds an annual competition for graduate student awards with a deadline March 1st. We offer a full fellowship through the Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship and smaller research and conference grants through the Accad & Vieille, Yates, and Due & Ferber International Research awards. Click on one of the links below to get more information about the fellowship or grant, this year's deadlines, and the application process.

A graduate student enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may apply for one or more of the awards on the application form by submitting the required materials. Only one application form is needed.

2016-17 application deadline is March 1, 2016 at 4pm (pdf application and instructions here)


We will host to upcoming events to help prepare students for the application submission.

February 5, 2016 101 International Studies Building

Tips for applying for grants and fellowships
Led by: Lenore Mathew, MSW, MA (School of Social Work) and Charles Fogelman, PhD Candidate (Geography & GIS)

Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Led by: Ken Vickery, Director, Office of External Fellowship, Graduate College

These events are free and open to any University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student
Please register at


2015-16 Award Recipients (pdf)

Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship
Barbara A. Yates International Research Award
Due and Ferber International Research Award
Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille International Research Award