At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship 2011-2012 Application

The Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship application for the 2011-2012 academic year is now available.

If a student plans on applying they should confirm Ronnie Rios, Senior Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs via to receive the application code necessary to complete the required online application.

The application deadline for the University of Chicago is February 11, 2011. All materials should be submitted to Ronnie Rios at 5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue before the building closes at 11PM. For more information, please see the requirements outlined below and visit the IBHE website listed above.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ronnie Rios at

DFI Award available for a Maximum of 4 years
Doctorate 4 years, Masters 2 years

IL resident
  • Graduated from IL high school or post secondary degree
  • 3+ years of IL residency
Underrepresented Groups
  • Traditionally underrepresented groups
  • African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native American, Asian American
Academic Ability
  • Unconditional admission to a post-baccalaureate degree program/ Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum gpa of 2.75 in last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • 3.2 or higher in at least 9 hours of graduate study
Academic Pursuit
  • All academic disciplines
  • In pursuit of doctorate, terminal master’s, or master’s degree
  • Full time enrollment while on fellowship
Financial Need
  • FAFSA filed each year to maintain eligibility
  • FAFSA filed by February 15, 2011
  • Copy of your SAR submitted with your application by February 15, 2011
Application Deadline: February 11, 2011

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