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Graduate School Grants and Fellowships

The Graduate School, with support from the Provost, offers a small number of grants and fellowships to support the research and scholarly activities of our graduate students. Graduate students should first consult with program faculty and administrative assistants in their departments, who may have knowledge of discipline-specific sources.

Travel Grants

The Graduate School provides funding to support graduate student travel for presentations at conferences, professional meetings and exhibitions. Each program receives a block grant based on enrollment, and Graduate Program Directors are in charge of distributing the funds. More information is available here.

Predissertation Research Grants

The Graduate School awards competitive predissertation research grants to Ph.D. students who have completed at least one semester of graduate study at the time of application but have not yet filed their dissertation prospectus. Details and application materials are available here.

Dissertation Research Grants

The Graduate School awards competitive dissertation research grants to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy. Details and application materials are available here.

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

The Graduate School awards competitive dissertation fieldwork grants to Ph.D. students to provide support for expenses related to dissertation fieldwork. Successful applicants must have their dissertation prospectus approved and secure IRB approval, if necessary, before funds will be disbursed. Details and application materials are available here.

Research Enhancement and Leadership (REAL) Fellowship

The goal of this program is to support the recruitment and retention of talented and promising graduate student to promote greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by providing funding for a fellowship for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation or MFA thesis. Details and application materials are available here.

Spaulding-Smith Fellowship

The goal of this program is to support the recruitment and retention of talented and promising graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in the STEM disciplines, the professoriate or among recipients of doctoral degrees. Details and application materials are available here.