Student Funding

Whether you are an incoming student or writing your dissertation, there are funding opportunities available at each stage of your graduate career.

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Teaching and Assistantship Opportunities

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Research Funding

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Application Deadline: December 10, 2019
Award: $25,000 for one year

The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship provides one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, 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, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and 
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

Application Submission:

Please see the Ford Foundation Fellowship website for detailed information on application and doumentation requirements.

Conference Funding

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Diversity Funding

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: December 17, 2019
Award: $24,000 for three years

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, 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, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and 
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

Specific eligibility guidelines for this program:

Predoctoral fellowships are intended for students who have enrolled or plan to enroll in an eligible Ph.D. or Sc.D. program no later than fall 2020, including:

  • Undergraduates in their senior year, 
  • Individuals who have completed undergraduate study,
  • Individuals who have completed some graduate study, and 
  • Individuals already enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program who provide evidence that they can fully utilize a threeyear fellowship award. For applicants who have already begun a doctoral program, a Verification of Doctoral Degree Status form, signed by the adviser or other department official, is required.

Application Submission:

Please see the Ford Foundation Fellowship website for detailed information on application and doumentation requirements.

University Resources

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships puts you into contact with many university, national and international awards that can help to fund your graduate career. Workshops to guide students through the applicaton process for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship or a Fulbirght Fellowship are on offer. Links are also available to several national graduate fellowships and scholarships databases.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and fellowships to graduate students at all levels of their academic career.