MSU Graduate School Fellowships

The following fellowships are administered by The Graduate School. The application process for each fellowship varies. Due dates are generally updated during the summer. Please click on the fellowship for more information on eligibility and application information.

Christopher D. Thornton Fellowship in the Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic and Veterinary Medicine

Mr. Christopher Thornton is passionate about quality health. He sees the value in a high-quality health care system. This includes making sure everyone is provided quality health care to educating future health care providers and researchers. The work these future providers will do is key to elevating the health care in our country.

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Clifford Humphrys Fellowship for Preservation of Water Quality in The Great Lakes

The Clifford Humphrys Fellowship for Preservation of Water Quality in The Great Lakes will benefit students enrolled in any graduate program at MSU studying or doing research on water quality, especially as it relates to the Great Lakes and Lake Michigan in particular. The Fellowship is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

Due Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2024
Funding Amount: 
$15,000 with potential for an increase in $5,000 per student for one year

COGS Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award

MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) established this endowment in 2021 to recognize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts by graduate and professional students in or through their program, unit, or department at MSU.

The recipients are selected during Spring Semester to be awarded the following Fall Semester. Recipients need to be enrolled for the Fall Semester.

Due Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2024
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Dr. Karen Klomparens Endowment in Support of Graduate Fellowships

Dr. Karen Klomparens Fellowship recipient(s) will receive a one-time fellowship award in the spring semester and will attend an event in honor of Dr. Klomparens' legacy.  The number of awards made in a given year and the amount of the awards will be based upon available expendable amounts in that year.

Due Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2023
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