ENGLISH Incentive Grants

ENGL Incentive Grants are intended to support students who apply for grants and fellowships with institutions outside Purdue. The grant award is intended as an incentive and supplement for application costs and is not contingent upon the success of any fellowship applications. Grants will be awarded beginning in August, and will continue as long as funding is available.

These grants do not conflict with the Graduate School Incentive Grants, for which you are also encouraged to apply!


Grants are awarded as follows:

First application for external funding in any amount exceeding $10,000: $100

Subsequent applications for external funding in any amount exceeding $10,000: $50 / application

First application for external funding in any amount from $100-$10,000: $50

Second application for external funding in any amount from $100-$10,000: $50

  • Limit: $300 / student / year  
  • Applicants must be within their funding window at the date of the application

To apply:

Send your cv, full application, and confirmation of the application's receipt to mnpowell@purdue.edu.


Partial list of external funding sources:

AAUW Fellowships

Ford Foundation Predoctoral or Dissertation Fellowships

Humanities Without Walls

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

NAEd / Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

CLA's List of Graduate External Fellowships


Questions? Contact Jill Quirk or Professor Powell.

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