IUCARECompetitive Awards and Research

Upcoming deadlines/events:

Feb. through Mar. Deadlines for Summer REUs

Feb. 19 - Campus deadline for a Udall scholarship

Feb. 25 - Deadline to submit abstract for Hutton Research Symposium 

Mar. 6 - Deadline for Gilman scholarship to study abroad

Mar. 14 - Deadline for summer study abroad with Freeman Asia scholarship

Apr. 11 - Deadline for 18/19 study abroad with Freeman Asia scholarship


Churchill Scholarship

Campus deadline: Monday October 2, 2017

National deadline: Thursday November 7, 2017


Churchill Scholarships support one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Students should demonstrate exceptional ability; they should be in their senior year or beyond and must be between 19 and 26 years of age at the time of taking up the scholarship; 14 scholarships awarded each year.  (Churchill requires that a candidate’s GRE or MCAT score be sent directly to the Churchill Foundation no later than the end of December.  Churchill also requires applicants to apply to Cambridge University by a mid-October date.) Additional information including bios of past and current scholars available at the Churchill Scholarship website. Students who want to attend Cambridge University should also consider the Marshall Scholarship and the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship.  

Application Procedures

To compete for a Churchill Scholarship, candidates must be US citizens and be nominated by their home institution. As a nominating institution for the Churchill Scholarship, Indiana University can put forward a maximum of two nominees. There are three stages in applying for the Churchill Scholarship -  1) an optional preliminary application stage; 2) a mandatory campus nomination and interview stage and, if nominated; 3) the national deadline. 

Campus Nomination for Churchill Scholarship

Deadline is 5:00pm on Monday October 2, 2017

Campus Nomination Requirements:

A minimum 3.7 GPA (cumulative) is required at the time of the campus nomination deadline.

There are four parts of the campus nomination application. Applicants complete the first two and turn them in as Word or pdf documents to Paul Fogleman by email:

  1. Three statements are required:

    • Personal statement: Describe the academic and other interests and pursuits that have had the greatest influence on your academic and career ambitions (maximum 750 words).
    • Reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland: Explain why you want to study in the United Kingdom and/or the Republic of Ireland and how this experience will benefit you in the future (maximum 500 words).
    • Proposed academic program: Describe your proposed academic program, giving reasons for your choice and for your preferred university (maximum 500 words). If you are proposing to pursue a research degree, outline the research you wish to undertake.
  2. A maximum 2 page résumé listing activities and honors.

  3. Transcripts: unofficial IU transcripts will be accessed by the Office of Competitive Awards and Research and added to application materials.

  4. Three references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent by email to Paul Fogleman (

Campus interview date for the Churchill scholarship will be the week of October 9. The Chair of the 2017 nomination committee is Professor Tim Lemper ( Paul Fogleman is the campus representative for all of the nationally-competitive awards to the United Kingdom and Ireland.