Background: The UNICO National Graduate Fellowship was established with combined gifts from UNICO Foundation and the Twin Cities chapter of UNICO National. Additional contributions have been received from supporters. Its objective is to promote the study of any aspect of the Italian diaspora, particularly in North America. In addition to pursuing graduate study, fellows will participate in the development, research, and promotion of activities related to the IHRC’s Italian American collections.
The fellowship varies in amount and duration with a maximum 1-semester living stipend of $8,300 and up to, but not more than, $8,300 toward tuition, mandatory fees and health insurance, subject to United States tax law. UNICO National fellowships may be awarded more than once to the same student during her/his enrollment in the University. Departments in which graduate students are enrolled arrange individual financial assistance packages of varying terms and amounts, often applied to the second and third years of study, usually through research or teaching assistantships.
Eligibility: Both International and U.S. Citizen students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship candidates must: