Awards & Funding
Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations
The Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations is awarded to outstanding University of Illinois graduate students for research in international relations. This scholarship may be used for research abroad. The scholarships are funded through a generous gift from the late Nelle M. Signor and can be used for research during the summer or academic year.
All University of Illinois doctoral students who wish to conduct research abroad may apply. Preference is given to students studying international relations, although students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, provided that their research includes an international dimension. Preference will be given to unmarried graduate students at the request of the donor.
How to Apply
The application for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018/19 closed 11:59pm (CST) on April 1, 2018. The application for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019/20 will become available by January 31, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are scholarship recipients chosen?
Research proposals are judged based on the quality of the proposal and competence of the applicant to carry out the proposed research (e.g. language and methodological skills).
What is the amount of the award?
The Nelle M. Signor Graduate Scholarship in International Relations is a $2,000 scholarship to be used for expenses related to conducting research abroad.
When will award notifications be sent?
Award notifications will be sent by May 1.