IGI Centers and Programs offer Fellowships and Scholarships specific to their areas of study.
For information, consult the list below.

Center for African Studies (CAS)

Bokamba Fund (for graduate students)

Supported by a generous gift from the family of UIUC Professor Emeritus Eyamba Bokamba, CAS and the Department of Linguistics invite applications for a $2,500 award from graduate students completing their MA theses and or third year PhD graduate students completing their PhD dissertations. The award may be used for tuition, travel scholarships for conference expenses or other professional development travel expenses. Recipient’s scholarly work must be focused on African Linguistics (e.g. the core grammar of Sub-Saharan languages, sociolinguistics) or African studies generally.

Application materials consist of a statement of purpose describing your research and its professional significance, unofficial UIUC transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor. Application deadline: 14 April, 2023. To apply, click here.

 Eric P. Whitaker Fund (for undergraduate scholarship in African studies

Supported by a generous gift from the Honorable Eric. P. Whitaker, a career leader in the US State Department and UIUC alumnus, CAS invites applications from current undergraduate students for a one-year, $2,000 tuition scholarship for 2023-34.

Applicants must be an undergraduate student at UIUC enrolled full-time (graduating seniors are not eligible); enrolled in at least one African Studies course in any discipline and/or show evidence of previous Africa-related courses work, including African language courses; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students from under-represented groups and first-generation African diaspora/immigrants are encouraged to apply; students who have participated in a study-abroad to the African continent are encouraged to apply.

Application materials consist of a letter of motivation, unofficial UIUC transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor in Africa-related coursework or academic advisor. Application deadline: 14 April, 2023. To apply click here.

Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

IGI Graduate Language Fellowship


Wanxiang Fellowship


Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

CLACS supports funding for 4 different research fellowship programs. These fellowships are meant to provide research support to MA and Ph.D. students whose thesis projects focus on Latin America. For information on the Tinker Foundation Fellowship, Whitten Fellowship, Kilby Fellowship, and Love Fellowship, click on https://clacs.illinois.edu/resources/graduate-research-fellowships.

European Union Center (EUC)

Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship


For additional external funding opportunities, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme, Fulbright Schuman Program, Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies, and SAE-CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, click https://europe.illinois.edu/resources/funding-grants-and-awards.

LAS Global Studies

Barbara H. McGrath and B. Diane McGrath Go Global Scholarship

The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship

Thulin Field Work Experience Scholarship

For additional opportunities, click https://globalstudies.illinois.edu/resources/scholarships.

The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies

Lemann Center Graduate Fellowship  for Brazilian Studies


Werner Baer Doctoral Fellowship


Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)

Yaro Skalnik Prize for Best Student Essay in REEES


For a list of additional fellowships, click https://reeec.illinois.edu/academics/grants-fellowships-awards.

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship

Barbara A. Yates International Fellowship