The Harry and Vera Stark Fellowship aims to encourage and support International Students, enrolled in a SMLR graduate program with either the Human Resource Management Department or the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department, to gain exposure to U.S. culture and values and educational experiences in labor relations and human resource management. All international students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program, Ph.D. program, or post-doctoral program to be eligible to apply.

Stipends will be paid through the student's term bill in consultation with the office of financial aid. For travel related awards, students should be responsible for their travel expenses and upon submitting a travel reimbursement form along with receipts and description, students will be reimbursed.

Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay explaining why they feel they deserve the award and how they plan to use the funds, as well as their academic background and contact information. The award will be based on both merits and needs.