As Fellowship Advisor, Katrina Helz works to recruit and support graduate students applying for prestigious, nationally-competitive awards. She also coordinates internal fellowships, including the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Travel Library Award. Katrina holds an M.A. in International Affairs.
For more information on fellowship advising, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Scholarships & Fellowships through Individual Colleges
For information about the scholarships pertinent to your program, 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 College of Nursing and Health Professions
School of Public Health
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
College of Law
There are many foundations, societies and government agencies that offer funding opportunities for graduate students. Below is a list of a few notable external fellowship opportunities. The list is by no means comprehensive, so we encourage you to search for additional funding opportunities as well.
Provides support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
Open to women scholars of all fields of study, these fellowships are meant to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation.
Awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low, including Architecture, Computer/ Information Sciences, Engineering, Math/ Statistics, Business Administration, Law and Medicine.
The ASF offers awards to American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.
Boren Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
Allows doctorate students to conduct research in France for up to 10 months.
A fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.
Graduate fellowships for travel to Germany. Research grants, study scholarships, and intensive language courses available.
These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Doris Duke fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution.
Highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
Provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. Students apply through their institution.
9 to 12 months of support for humanities and humanistic social sciences dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, about non-US topics.
Stanford University has launched a new graduate fellowship offering full funding for a graduate degree in any of Stanford University’s 125 degree programs, from PhDs in education, engineering, humanities, or sciences to professional degrees such as the JD, MBA, MD, or MFA.
Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.
To provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research doctoral degree (e.g., PhD).
The NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.
For graduate students under the age of 31 who are New Americans as immigrants or children of immigrants.
Women graduate students within two years of completing her PhD, with one year of academic work remaining.
Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.
Global grants are for students obtaining a Master’s degree abroad in one of Rotary’s six causes: Promoting peace; Fighting disease; Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; Saving mothers and children; Supporting education; Growing local economies.
A fully-funded Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in China aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders.
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities. The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s university.
The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities. The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.
Legacy Awards are available to students pursuing advanced degrees at U.S. institutions in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention. Awards provide up to $5,000 per year, per recipient.
Here are some resources to help you find fellowships and other funding opportunities:
- The University of Illinois Fellowship Finder
- PIVOT Funding Database
- GSU Scholarship Resource Center
- The Institute of International Education
- U.S. Department of Education
- STEMGradstudents.science.gov (all federal opportunities in one place)
- GRAPES | UCLA
- MSU Libraries Grants for Individuals
- Texas State Graduate Funding Opportunities
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