As the director of the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship (CGF), I welcome you to our website. Established in 1991, the CGF provides academic, professional, and personal support for academically excellent graduate students interested in enhancing diversity at Washington University and in the professoriate. The CGF cultivates a sense of community and service among our fellows and within Washington University and the St. Louis communities. By leveraging relationships and resources, the Fellowship is uniquely positioned to foster networking and interdisciplinary collaborations among current fellows and alumni. Here you will find a remarkable, close-knit community of scholars, brought together not by their specific disciplines, but by their shared commitment to becoming academic leaders and enhancing diversity in academia and beyond.
Our Fellowship is fortunate to have nearly 120 alumni who have gone on to prominent roles as professors and researchers, authors, artists, policymakers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and civic and social leaders. Together, they have made the Fellowship one of the nations’ leading programs for graduate study. To learn more about the careers of our alumni, click here.
As part of our 25th anniversary celebration
, the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship in conjunction with the Office of the Provost has created the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellows Alumni Initiative
or CGFAI. The immediate aim of the CGFAI is to bring these remarkable scholars back to Washington University to share their current work with our academic departments and schools and also to provide professional development advice to current Chancellor’s Fellows. The ultimate goal of the CGFAI is to realize the full potential of the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship as a mechanism for diversifying the faculty ranks of Washington University.
Washington University’s distinguished graduate programs reflect our scholar’s dedication to creating new knowledge that can address the world’s most challenging problems. A focus on interdisciplinary collaboration allows our faculty and students to work together across fields, broadening the scope and impact of their research and scholarship. Our strong ties to the St. Louis community reflect our students and faculty’s commitment to social justice, education, entrepreneurship, public health, and sustainability. A top spot for startups and for medical care, St. Louis also offers an impressive array of cultural, dining, recreational, and entertainment options. Washington University’s Danforth and Medical Campuses are adjacent to Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the nation, offering easy access to the St. Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Muny Theatre, St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Saint Louis Science Center, and the Saint Louis History Museum. Forest Park also offers running and biking trails, boating, ice skating, and a golf course. Come visit and learn more about our vibrant, and surprisingly affordable, city and find out how we can prepare you for a lifetime of scholarship.
We invite you to explore our Fellowship and to help us realize our vision of becoming the preeminent fellowship in the nation providing support for graduate diversity.