Chemistry at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Springborn Graduate Fellowships

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois

Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn Endowment
for Student Support Program

Criteria for selection: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Springborn Graduate Fellows are expected to have a documented academic record of excellence and demonstrated creativity and leadership potential.

Application process: Students who apply and are accepted to the Chemistry graduate program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are automatically included in the pool of students under consideration to receive a Springborn Fellowhship.

Graduate Admissions:
Applications for the Fall 2017 semester will be available in August. We do not accept applications for spring semester admission.

Selection process: Selection is a two-step process:

  • Applicants must first be accepted to the Graduate Program for Ph.D. students.
  • Applicants must then be interviewed by the admissions committee. All reasonable expenses associated with this visit will be paid. Typically this interview is performed during a standard prospective Ph.D. student visiting weekend.
  • Applicants not selected for Springborn Fellowships may be eligible for other fellowships.

All applications, including for those interested in the Springborn Fellowship, must be submitted by the deadline advertised on the Chemistry Graduate Admissions page.

For Questions and Additional Information

If you have questions, please contact Star Murray at 217-300-2328 or


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