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Resources for Graduate Students

For more information on University Commencement, College Ceremonies and the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony click here.

Graduate Student Write-In A 2-day or 5-day workshop designed to help graduate students break through personal barriers and make progress towards the completion of a thesis, dissertation or manuscript. The Graduate Student Write-In teaches and encourages effective skills and strategies and provides a supportive, comfortable atmosphere where students can learn from, inspire and motivate one another.

Write-In Booster Sessions A 3.5 hour block of time set aside for those who have completed the 2-day or 5-day Write-In workshop. Students will have the opportunity to continue working on writing projects (i.e., thesis, dissertation prospectus). At the end of each session students participant in debrief to discuss their writing goals, challenges and strategies. The concept is simple: come together in a relaxed supportive environment, and write.

Writing Studio The Writing Studio at Georgia State is a place where writers gather to talk about writing. Writing Studio conferences, both in our studio and online, are open to any student or alumni of Georgia State University. At the Writing Studio, we offer space for conversation, coffee, and writers by creating a welcoming community where graduate and undergraduate students can practice the art of writing.

Georgia State University is in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Atlanta, the largest city in Georgia, offers a plethora of scholarly resources related to the South and beyond such as the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Carter Center, Atlanta History Center, the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum and the Museum Of Design. Researchers and historians may capitalize on the libraries and archival resources available in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Conveniently located within walking distance from Georgia State, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. Atlanta is also home to the National Archives at Atlanta, the national record keeper of valuable records from federal agencies within eight Southeastern states.

Georgia State has established valuable collaborative relationships with many local and international universities. These connections afford faculty and students opportunities to work with others within and across fields. To learn more about partnerships with international institutions visit the Office of International Initiatives Partnerships page.

As a Fellowship Adviser, Katrina Helz works to recruit, mentor and support graduate students applying to external fellowship programs, including but not limited to, Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellowship programs.

Contact: khelz@gsu.edu


➢ Review the tuition and fees page for more information.
➢ Georgia State University has also provided a cost calculator to help you estimate how much graduate school will cost.
➢ International students should also review the estimated cost of attendance page of the International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS).

Financial Assistance

➢ Starting Spring 2015, Georgia State University has implemented a payment plan that will allow a student to defer up to 50% of tuition and fees until a later period. More information on the university’s payment plan can be found here.
➢ For external funding resources, as well as funding resources for international students, please click here.

A number of internal scholarships, fellowships, grants, and assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Some are awarded by the university, others are awarded by the individual colleges and departments.

Second Century Initiative (2CI) - Aims to bring 100 high-impact faculty to Georgia State University between 2010-2015, a limited number of competitive University Doctoral Fellowships are available to qualified students working in each 2CI area. Students selected as University Fellows receive competitive stipends, reduced teaching requirement, graduate assistant benefits and a renewable award.

Provost's Dissertation Fellowships (formerly Final Year Fellowships) - Pilot of an internal fellowship program targeting students’ progression to degree completion. Doctoral students with an approved dissertation project are eligible to apply for a monthly stipend of $2000 to support focused effort on dissertation completion. Students must be in their final year and must collaborate with their dissertation advisor to develop an application that presents a realistic and comprehensive plan to complete their final milestone. The plan should be comprised of measurable monthly goals. Once a semester, advisors will submit a report on the student’s progress and give an explanation of any deviation from the monthly goals.

Dissertation Library Travel Awards - This award is for doctoral students in any discipline with an approved prospectus who require funding to travel to a museum, archive or library to complete dissertation research. Recipients will be awarded $500 for domestic travel or $1,000 for international travel. Upon return from travel, recipients must present on their travel and research as it relates to their dissertation.

Graduate Assistantships – Each college offers a limited number of graduate teaching, research, and laboratory assistantships. Assistantships provide stipends and tuition waivers for up to 20 hours or service each week. Students with graduate assistantships also participate in the student health insurance program, for which the university and the college provide premium cost offsets each term. Prospective and current students interested in pursuing graduate assistant positions should contact their program director.

University Research Services & Administration (URSA) – The Dissertation Grant Program & William Suttles Graduate Fellowship are available to support the scholarly dissertation research of doctoral level graduate students at Georgia State University. Applicants to the Dissertation Grant Program may also be nominated for the William M. Suttles Graduate Fellowship by their dissertation director.

Frequently asked questions about Internal Grants Programs may address any questions you may have.

Scholarships & Fellowships Available through Individual Colleges

For information about the scholarships listed below, please click on the name of the appropriate college.

College of Arts and Sciences
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
College of Education and Human Development
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
School of Public Health
Mack Robinson College of Business
College of Law

Graduate students at Georgia State university have successfully secured external funding from the American Heart Association, American Society For the Advancement of Science, Embassy of France in the United States, Ford Foundation, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Institute of International Education - Fulbright Program, and Willis Research Network.

The list below is provided to help you identify the external fellowships that are appropriate for your personal goals and professional interests.

AAA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
American Heart Association
American Indian College Fund
American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
American Society For the Advancement of Science
Boren Fellowships
California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Chateaubriand Fellowship
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Embassy of France in the United States
Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships
Fellowships of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
Frederick Douglass Institute
Fulbright Scholar Program
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Hertz Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Opportunities
Institute of International Education - Fulbright Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
Jefferson Science Fellowships
Marshall Scholarship Program
McNeil Center for Early American Studies Fellowships
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
National Academies Research Associateship Program
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
National Endowment for the Humanities
National GEM Consortium Fellowship
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowships
National Institute of Justice
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
Naval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
NSF Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM
NSF Archaeology and Archaeometry
NSF Biological Sciences Directorate Doctoral Dissertation Grants
NSF CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE Postdoctoral Research
NSF Cultural Anthropology
NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate
NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics
NSF Office of International Science and Engineering opportunities
NSF Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Pathways to Science Portal
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Rhodes Scholarship
Research Internships in Science and Engineering Professional (RISE Professional)
Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Dissertation Fellowship
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
USF Phi Alpha Theta
U.S. Agency For International Development
Willis Research Network
Woodrow Wilson Doctoral dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Federal Funding Databases

These online resources provide the latest funding announcements from various federal agencies. 

PIVOT Funding Database is one of the most comprehensive databases of funding opportunities from all sources (local, statewide, nationwide, and international) covering nearly every type of need for which funding currently exists.  PIVOT is freely available to all GSU faculty, staff, postdocs, and students with the GSU email address. The links below will assist you in getting started.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide to Grants and Contracts
NSF Funding
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Findrfp.com This online resource is available for a small monthly fee, but provides access to most federal, state and local government funding announcements, bids and contracts, listed by state.

Non-Profit Funding Databases

These online resources provide the latest funding announcements from various non-profit agencies.

Community Foundation Locator
Foundation Center Foundation Finder

To find resources for locating funding, get training on various research-related topics including required compliance training, and other assistance around research visit the  University Research Services and Administration (URSA) website. URSA is Georgia State University's research support resource for all grants and contracts activities, compliance and laboratory safety.