Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Funding

The Graduate School offers the following grants and fellowships to encourage diversity in graduate programs at Michigan State University.

Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantships (AAGA), program seeks to “expand our campus and external partnerships to implement recruitment and retention practices” that serve diverse populations and help foster inclusive communities. For information visit, https://grad.msu.edu/aaga.

The Frank B. Martin CUMREC Graduate Fellowship, established in 2005 by the CUMREC Board of Directors, whose gift fund donation made it possible, aims to promote the development of higher education professionals and the transformation of education through information technologies. It is intended to benefit candidates from a broad range of graduate education paths that offer areas of specialization, focus, and concentration in information and computing technologies. The goal of the CUMREC fellowship is to increase the number of graduate students pursuing careers in Information Technology, preferably in higher education administrative computing. For information visit, https://grad.msu.edu/cumrec.

The Rasmussen Graduate Fellowships, funded by the Rasmussen Fellowships endowment, are given in recognition of demonstrated scholarship and integrity. These awards will be made to students who are strong enough to be recipients of University Distinguished Fellowships or University Enrichment Fellowships but are not eligible because they are not external applicants to MSU. For information visit, https://grad.msu.edu/rasmussen-doctoral-recruitment-awards.

The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF) Program at Michigan State University (MSU) is funded by the State of Michigan’s Michigan Talent Investment Agency and the MSU Graduate School.  This program aims to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.  Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated, by a signed agreement, to remain in postsecondary faculty teaching or administration in a public or private, 2- or 4-year, in-state or out-of-state postsecondary institution for a minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time. Fellows may also substitute up to one-third (1/3) of the 3 year full-time equivalency portion of teaching or administrative service credit with non-traditional service that has been pre- approved by the State of Michigan. Fellows who do not fulfill the teaching and/or other responsibilities, requirements, and obligations of their fellowship agreement may be placed in default, which would result in the fellowship being converted into a loan (referred to as a KCP Loan) that the fellow repays to the State of Michigan.  For information visit, https://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/kcp.

The Graduate School offers the University Fellows program that provide financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in a doctoral or master of fine arts program. For information visit, https://grad.msu.edu/universityfellowships.