About the Program

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program (CGFP) was established in 1991 for the purpose of providing academic and generous financial support to outstanding and diverse students interested in careers as college or university professors.

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship provides support for full-time study leading to the completion of the doctorate in most of Washington University's academic programs. Individuals interested in academic careers in the fields of Architecture, Art, Creative Writing, and Law (specifically Law School Teaching Fellowship) are also eligible. This special fellowship package provides a full tuition scholarship plus an generous annual stipend and educational allowance for up to five years depending on your program.

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellows meet on a regular basis for the purpose of developing and sustaining a tightly knit community of scholars. Program activities include, but are not limited to, an annual conference, regular social events, discussion meetings with faculty and guests on topics ranging from the research agenda of the discipline to realities of campus life for scholars, relationships with undergraduate Ervin Scholars and Mellon Fellows, and volunteer community service.

Since 1995 the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program has hosted a conference for its current fellows and the university community.  With notable speakers drawn from throughout the academic disciplines and the realm of public intellectuals, the keynote address and subsequent afternoon panel have covered a wide array of thought-provoking and engaging topics.