Chemistry at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fellowships and Awards

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois


A large number of fellowships are awarded to graduate students in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois. These range from Departmental fellowships sponsored by chemical companies and private donations to national fellowships from various federal and private foundations.

Travel Awards

The Department of Chemistry provides a number of conference travel awards for graduate students. These awards are intended for students who will be giving a talk or presenting a poster at a conference. Each semester, five awards are partially funded through the Graduate College (Conference Travel Awards for Graduate Students). In addition, each semester several additional conference travel awards are funded from other sources, such as generous support to the department from Eastman Chemical Company. Students are notified each semester in advance of the application deadline, and a single application form is used for all awards. For more information on travel awards, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at