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PhD Departmental Scholar Award: Call for Applications

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  
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Department of Urban Planning & Policy University of Illinois at Chicago

Applications Due December 15, 2016

Applications are invited for Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) Departmental Scholarships that support doctoral study in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Qualified students will each receive four years of funding to cover tuition and certain fees as well as a stipend. Scholarship is subject to satisfactory progress in coursework and research, and fulfillment of a part-time RA or TA assignment. The total value of this financial aid is over $123,000 for an in-state and over $171,000 for an out-of-state student.

UIC’s urban planning and policy program is known for its cutting-edge research aimed at addressing the most challenging urban issues. The department’s nineteen faculty offer expertise in the areas of economic development, environment, spatial planning and design, community development, transportation, and globalization and international planning. For information on recent research interests of individual faculty, click here.

The aim of the Ph.D. in urban planning program is to train students for advanced research and faculty positions within institutions of higher education. It is intended to serve full-time students. The doctoral program is divided into four segments: core, major coursework, career training and dissertation. The program is known for its research and pedagogical training, and many of our students have secured tenure-track positions at top universities in recent years.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 5pm (Central Standard Time) on December 15, 2016. Detailed Instructions for Application & Requirements


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.