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MINDS in AG Fellowship Program

03/02/2016 12:44 PM | Sandy López (Administrator)

The MINDS in AG program proposes a strategy to train the next generation of scientists to integrate data science and agricultural and biological sciences to address complex societal challenges.  Fellowships in the amount of $18,500 per year are awarded for the 2 years of the duration of the master's program. Faculty mentors are committed to supplement the fellowship to the level of 50% R.A.


Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a continuous basis until all fellowships are awarded. 

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • Fellowships are conditional on applicants being admitted into the master's graduate program within the department(s) of Crop Sciences or Animal Sciences.
  • Applicant must have fewer than 2 semesters completed in graduate coursework.
  • Identify at least 1 faculty mentor and a thesis research project relevant to the MINDS in AG areas of study.


Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please prepare to submit the following documents during your application:

  • Resume
  • Personal statement of goals, research, educational accomplishments, and career objectives relevant to the MINDS in AG Program
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Summary of proposed research and name of proposed faculty mentor(s). Can be submitted at a later date.


Application Link: https://uiuc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2bpc0T226VtQwWV


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