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Graduate Financial Assistance

Aside from Graduate Plus Loans, Departmental funding opportunities include highly competitive fellowships from the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Student Academic Appointments (SAAs) which include teaching and studio assistant part-time positions as Associate Instructors (AI) or Graduate Assistants (GA). These Student Academic Appointments include a tuition fee remission, a monthly stipend, and will cover the mandatory health insurance through the University, (includes dental insurance) for the semester(s) in which students hold the appointment.

Prospective Students do not need to apply separately for departmental support, but should indicate their interest on the Departmental Questionnaire Form during the application process. The assistantships are competitive and they are awarded by the Area Faculty and the Fine Arts Fellowship Committee based on the student’s portfolio application. Decisions regarding departmental support are made at the time of admission.


Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance, located in Franklin Hall, Room 208, administers all student federal loans and provides information and service regarding financial aid and the application process. Prospective Students should submit a FAFSA to Federal School Code 001809 Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website: http://www.indiana.edu/~sfa for answers to commonly asked questions regarding eligibility, how aid applies to your bill and the basic aid time line. They can also be reached by phone at (812) 855-0321.

Fellowships and Grants

Fellowship opportunities for prospective students


The College of Arts & Sciences

Visit the University Graduate School’s website to review the criteria for fellowships available to prospective students. Please only apply for what you are eligible for, as these fellowships have very specific criteria.

Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)
This fellowship is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships.

The Graduate Scholars Fellowship
The Graduate Scholars Fellowship is for outstanding graduate students entering Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs at Indiana University, Bloomington who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and members of underrepresented groups.

The Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship
The Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship was created through an endowment from the President’s Fund for the purpose of supporting graduate study at Indiana University for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship
The McNair Graduate Fellowship is for outstanding McNair Scholars entering Ph.D. or M.F.A. programs at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Fellowship opportunities for matriculated students


Friends of Art

Annual awards for both Undergraduate and Graduate Students are generously funded by the Friends of Art. Applications will be solicited by the department and faculty during Fall Semester.

About the Friends of Art at Indiana University: Since 1965, The Friends of Art at Indiana University has supported students in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts through a wide variety of activities, programs, and funding. The Friends of Art Bookshop offers over 10,000 artbooks and textbooks in all fields of interest; donations to the Friends of Art, along with profits from Bookshop sales, fund annual scholarships for IU Fine Arts students. In addition, the Friends of Art provides support to the Grunwald Gallery, the IU Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Library. Please visit the Friends of Art Website for more details and information about supporting students in the IU School of Fine Arts.


The College of Arts & Sciences

Visit the University Graduate School’s website to review the criteria for fellowships available to prospective students. Please only apply for what you are eligible for, as these fellowships have very specific criteria.

Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)
This fellowship is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships.

Grant-in-Aid of Master’s of Fine Arts Projects

The University Graduate School offers awards to help defray extraordinary expenses connected with research for the MFA. These awards provide funding for Bloomington MFA students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with MFA projects, such as travel to special libraries, payments to consultants, photocopies, electronics and specialized equipment. Expenses that are not supported include normal living expenses, routine supplies, and computers.

Applications are accepted once each semester and the maximum award given to a student is $1,000 per degree. Application forms are available online HERE. MFA students will be required to submit their application and PDFs of 5-10 images to the Graduate Services Coordinator 2 weeks prior to the UGS deadline so that it may be viewed and ranked by the Fine Arts Fellowship Committee.

Graduate Student Travel Award

The College will host one Travel Award competition in which travel throughout the academic year, August – July, will be considered.  The Travel Award competition application period is typically November-December for that academic year.  Students may apply during this time period only.  Departments may have an internal deadline prior to the College’s formal student application deadline or application requirements beyond those specified by the College.

Awards usually range from $100 to $300. Preference will be given to those who will be the sole or lead presenter of a paper at a major national or international conference and to those who have not previously received a College travel grant. Fine Arts will post a deadline that is two weeks earlier in order to rank multiple applicants. For more information, please contact coasgrad@indiana.edu or visit their website for Internal Awards: HERE.


GPSO Grants

Graduate & Professional Student Organization (GPSO) sponsors several different grants to graduate students. Visit their website for deadlines and more detailed information at http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso.

GPSO Travel Grant

To help support travel expenses to conferences where the student’s work will be presented or to help support travel to workshops/special training that will benefit the student professionally. Further information and an application form can be found HERE.

GPSO Research Awards

For research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payment to consultants, the purchase of microfilm and computer supplies, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials for research.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research Awards

The Institute for Advanced Study in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research offers the opportunity to apply for the Remak Scholar Award Provides a source of outside funding to organize a public workshop dealing with exigencies of the professional world. Enables departments to bring back recent IUB graduate/professional degree recipients who hold positions inside or outside academic institutions.


GradGrants Center

The Grad Grants Center offers workshops, provides access to fellowship and grant database, as well as maintaining a listing of on-campus assistantship/student academic appointment vacancies.

Contact Info:
IUB Herman B Wells Library
East Tower, Room 651
1320 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
gradgrnt@indiana.edu
812-855-5281

More info available on their website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

Questions?

Contact the Graduate Services Coordinator at sofagrad@indiana.edu