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Meet Our Fellows: Ford Fellows on Campus

We talked to three University of Illinois graduate students from across campus who received a Ford Fellowship to learn more about the program.

Where Are They Now? Madeline Meyer

Where can a graduate degree from the University of Illinois take you? In this monthly series, we catch up with one recent Graduate College alum (Madeline Meyer, MS, Illinois PSM, 2014) and ask the question: "Where are they now?".

Get an Early Start on this Year's Fellowship Applications

Check out Colleen Vojak's (Assistant Director of External Fellowships) advice for getting a head start on your fellowship application.
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Posted July 27, 2017
Program to form new insight on the brain, expand participation in field of brain science By Samantha Jones Toal The National Science Foundation recently granted the University of Illinois $3 million...
Posted July 27, 2017
ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Dicky Liu is going to pass on an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year. While he was honored to be among the three ECE students who were offered a place in one of...
Graduate Education at Illinois Dashboard - Student Support
Posted April 27, 2017
The Graduate College has created an interactive dashboard tracking key metrics in graduate education across the Urbana-Champaign campus. It provides information about admissions, enrollment...


By the Numbers

  • 11,000+ degree-seeking graduate students
  • 44% international students (from 102 countries)
  • 3,394 master's degrees earned
  • 731 doctoral degrees earned
  • $3.3M awarded in Graduate College fellowships
  • 560 postdoctoral scholars
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