IUCARECompetitive Awards and Research

Upcoming deadlines/events:

Feb. through Mar. - Deadlines for Summer REUs

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

Feb. 27 & 28 - Truman Scholarship Information Sessions

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


Marshall Scholarship

Campus deadline: Monday September 4, 2017

Campus interview date: Friday September 8, 2017

National deadline: Monday October 2, 2017

Campus Representative: Paul Fogleman (; 812-855-3948


Support for one to three years of graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. Students should have distinguished academic records, strong aspirations for graduate study, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential (the potential to engage with contemporary Britain effectively). Candidates must be in their senior year or have graduated with their first undergraduate degree after April 2014; no age limit. Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year; a limited number may be awarded to students who seek to do a 1-year degree only.

Applicants should check the Marshall website for programs of study the scholarship will not fund.

Students interested in the Marshall Scholarship should also consider applying for a Fulbright to the United Kingdom.  

Application Procedures

To compete for a Marshall Scholarship, candidates must be US citizens and be nominated by their home institution. Deadline for the campus nomination is Monday September 4, 2017. 

Campus Nomination Requirements

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

Students seeking nomination must send a brief email to campus representative Paul Fogleman ( stating their intent to apply. (This is not a commitment to completing the application. An indication of your interest in seeking the nomination will aid in planning and organizing the campus review.) 

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.
  1. A maximum 2 page résumé listing activities and honors.
  2. Transcripts: unofficial IU transcripts will be accessed by the Office of Competitive Awards and Research and added to application materials.
  3. Three references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent by email to Paul Fogleman (

For the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships, interviews will be held on the Bloomington campus on Friday September 8th. The committee will notify applicants of its decision within a day or two of the interviews.

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. If you have questions regarding the scholarships or possible programs of study, contact Professor Lemper ( or Paul Fogleman in the IUCARE office (; 812-855-3948).