Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship

The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides financial support for outstanding Northwestern graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the sciences, engineering and management. Preference is given to applicants of Greek extraction or descent.

The fellowships are named for Dr. John N. Nicholson, a physician who practiced in the Chicago area for more than 50 years. A leader in the Greek-American community, Dr. Nicholson established an endowment at Northwestern University to support academically superior and highly motivated graduate students in selected fields.

The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides full tuition payment and a stipend for 9 months at the same rate as a University Fellowship. Awards are for one academic year only, but awardees may reapply.

Deadline

Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:59 PM  (Letters of recommendation are due by Wednesday, January 17, 11:59 PM)

Applications are by program nomination, only. TGS will consider a maximum of three applications per program. Departments may have their own deadlines to allow department nominators time to prepare applications for electronic submission, so check with your department. Departments must notify gradservices@northwestern.edu by Thursday, January 11, 5:00 PM of their nominees.

Eligibility

Recipients of the fellowships must be US citizens. Northwestern students enrolled in PhD programs in basic sciences or management are eligible to apply. Each academic program may submit a maximum of three nominations.

Students receiving graduate assistance must meet adhere to the regulations governing recipients of University assistance.

Award

  • Full tuition payment and a stipend for 9 months at the same rate as a University Fellowship.
  • Awarded for three quarters beginning in fall quarter of award year. Awards are for one academic year only, but awardees may reapply.

Application Instructions

The materials described below must be submitted as individual PDF files via the online grant/fellowship application tool.  Only those who have been nominated by their program may submit application materials via the application portal. 

1. Statement of purpose

Include a description of your career goals (500 words).

3. Curriculum vitae (in the format specified by this template)

4. Unofficial Northwestern transcript

5. Letter of recommendation from advisor

When submitting the application via the online application tool, applicants will invite a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation. (Note: Faculty member must be invited using their @northwestern.edu email address.) Applicants should notify the intended letter-writer well in advance of entering their name in the online application tool. Applicants can check the status of the recommendation letter or change the recommender via the online application tool.

Contact

Email gradservices@northwestern.edu for more information.