Attract top students in your field to NC State by taking advantage of the Graduate School's recruiting resources, including top-up fellowships, a visitation program, and funds for department recruiting activities.
In order to increase graduate student numbers while maintaining and increasing student quality, the Graduate School fund proposals submitted by departments/programs relative to graduate student recruitment initiatives.
This year, a total of $50,000 is available to departments/programs to aid in the recruitment of new graduate students expected to enroll during in either Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. Up to $2,000 per proposal may be requested. A request for funding requires a 1:1 match from departmental/graduate program funds. Proposals submitted for website redesign will not be eligible for funding.
Examples of previously funded projects include: campus visitation programs/recruitment weekends, travel to recruitment fairs/conferences, development of recruitment displays/materials.
See the CALL FOR PROPOSALS application form for guidelines and submission criteria.
Andrews Doctoral Fellowship
GAANN Fellowship Program
Molecular Biotechnology Training Program Traineeships
University Graduate Fellowships
Wachovia Supplemental Fellowship
Ward Supplemental Fellowship
Warren-Wolfpack Club Graduate Fellowship
Diversity is an inclusive collection of individuals and groups who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests and points of view to enrich the university community. NC State actively pursues student body and faculty diversity — creating a welcoming climate for all scholars while broadening our academic perspective.
The Graduate School strongly supports diversity in graduate education through graduate student organizations, professional development, and funding opportunities. There are a number of programs offered through the Graduate School that are designed to increase diversity at NC State and to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for the entire university community:
- • Directors of Graduate Programs are invited to submit nominations for supplemental Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Recruiting Fellowships to increase the amount funds offered to incoming graduate students.
- • For current graduate students, we also offer Diversity Enhancement Grants, which provide supplemental fellowships up to $4,000, depending on financial need.
- • Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NC State Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Program is a comprehensive effort to create a better pathway to the Ph.D. and professoriate for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines, as well as the social sciences. Programs offered through AGEP at NC State include undergraduate summer research experiences, bridging programs, a future faculty recruitment program and others.
- • Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) provides mentoring, professional development opportunities, and funding to NC State undergraduate and graduate students to help increase diversity in doctoral education and in the Ph.D. workforce in biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Undergraduate Summer Research
NC State’s Summer Research Experiences programs introduce students to all aspects of research, foster interest in research at the graduate level, and provide students an insider’s look at NC State University. SRE participants engage in several joint activities -- Summer Research Program Welcoming Reception, Lab Safety Training, Seminars on How to Make Effective Research Presentations, Seminar on Negotiating the Graduate School Process, Seminar on Financing Graduate Education, Seminar on Research Ethics, Social Events, and Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium.
Recruiting Events and Other Resources
In an effort recruit top scholars into our graduate programs, the Graduate School will send a representative to participate in a number of diversity-focused recruitment events nationally as well as those offered across North Carolina.
The Graduate School will provide recruiting materials to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff and students to support college and departmental recruiting efforts. Our Graduate Study Brochure offers a brief introduction to NC State, The Graduate School, and how to apply to graduate programs. The Brochure lists individual programs with contact information, as well as graduate minors and certificate programs. Copies are available upon request.
The Graduate School has created several program ads showcasing diversity initiatives and highlighting research opportunities for prospective students. Feel free to use the recruitment ads at your convenience and in your recruitment endeavors.
The Graduate School visitation programs are designed to encourage students, especially under-represented students, to pursue advanced degrees. The Graduate School partners with feeder schools, HBCUs, colleges and universities across the nation, as well as national minority organizations to identify prospective talent to participate in the programs. Admittance into the programs are based on academic merit and faculty endorsement. This process facilitates recruitment of highly qualified and motivated students.
The Visit NC State Program is hosted during the fall and spring semester. Participants are selected from our feeder and articulation agreement partners as well as NC State University graduate faculty. The 2012 Fall Visit NC State Program is October 28-30, 2012 and 2013 Spring Visit NC State Program is February 10-12, 2013. Both programs will be at the McKimmon Center. See the flyer for additional information.
Feeder and Articulation Agreement Partners
The Graduate School has entered into agreements with colleges, universities, and national organizations to identify under-represented talent interested in obtaining advanced degrees. These agreements assist us in recruiting highly qualified applicants while also providing opportunities for our faculty and faculty from these institutions to network and collaborate on future projects.
We have agreements with the following institutions or organizations:
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
- Tennessee State University
- Fayetteville State University
- Spelman College
- University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Contacts and Further Information
Brett Locklear, Director of Graduate Recruiting
Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity
A Powerpoint presentation that outlines Graduate School recruiting activities is available.