Other Funding Opportunities

Other funding sources and awards, listed by degree program.

These awards are external, meaning they are not associated with UTA or the Graduate School; you will apply directly through the institution's website. The application, eligibility, and deadline requirements vary widely. Check with the funding institution's website directly for details.

The fellowship competitions on this page are in general widely applicable across multiple disciplines (i.e. social sciences, humanities, STEM, etc.) and are merit-based. Organizations that pertain to your particular discipline likely offer more targeted funding. To find out about discipline-specific awards and grants, we recommend speaking with faculty in your department.

A note regarding deadlines: Deadlines for the upcoming round of fellowships are typically posted by the summertime. Deadlines listed below are taken from the application details from the previous year. This page is being updated regularly, so check back frequently to see updated deadline information once the new academic year's round of fellowships begins. 

MASTER'S AND EARLY-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Most funding for Master's students is highly targeted to individual disciplines and research interests. It is therefore impractical to publish a comprehensive list of opportunities for Master's students on this page. Instead, we recommend searching for your discipline on ScholarShop, and speaking with faculty in your department.

Purpose: The fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled workforce has grown without proportional representation by women.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study toward a Master's degree at accredited US institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs (Architecture, Computer/information sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/statistics). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Funding: $5,000 - $18,000.

Deadline Month: January

Purpose: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships supports US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents with the pursuit of advanced degrees in science and engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled (or intend to enroll) in a Master's or doctoral program at an accredited US graduate institution by fall of the year they apply. Applicants must not have completed more than twelve months of full-time graduate study as of August 1 the year they apply.

Funding: Each fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

Deadline: Late October (varies by discipline)

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND/OR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The grants and fellowships listed here support travel, research, and/or study outside the United States.

Purpose: ASF Fellowships assist with research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education and who are conducting a research project for which a stay in Scandinavia is essential.

Funding: Up to $23,000. The ASF also offers smaller grants.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: Supports research in France for 4-9 months. Fellowships in STEM and Humanities/Social Sciences are available.

Eligibility: Open to PhD students who are currently enrolled at a US university. US citizenship/permanent residency is not required; however, French citizens are not eligible.

Funding: €1500 monthly stipend, health insurance, and a round-trip ticket to France

Deadline Month: January

Purpose: An eight to ten week program offering intensive language instruction in 14 critical need foreign languages.

Eligibility: Open to graduate and undergraduate students. U.S. citizenship required.

Funding: Full funding including travel expenses, room and board, and program fees.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: DAAD is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD offers various types of funding for research-intensive or language-learning study in Germany. The link above will take you to the DAAD homepage, but the information below concerns the Research Grants for PhD students and postdocs, which provide funding for up to 10-month scholarships.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have received their most recent degree in the US or Canada.

Funding: Up to €1,000 per month for doctoral candidates and post-docs, a one-time research allowance, a travel allowance, and payments toward insurance. Other benefits may also apply.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: Supports study/research in approximately 140 countries.

Eligibility: Graduate students must demonstrate the capacity for independent research/study, along with knowledge of the country/countries where they intend to conduct their research/study abroad.

Funding: Covers travel to/from the host country, room, board, incidental living expenses, accident & sickness benefits. Other benefits may vary by host country.

Deadline Month: October*

*Please Note: Currently enrolled students must apply through an on-campus application process, with a deadline of early September. For more information about the on-campus Fulbright application process, please contact Kelli Anderson at kellia@uta.edu

Purpose: The program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Eligibility: Open to Institutions of Higher Education in the United States. Students submit applications to their own institution; institutions then submit eligible student applications with its grant application to the US DOE. Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral programs in modern foreign languages and are planning to embark upon a teaching career. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: Depends upon project budget.

Deadline Month : May

Purpose: To support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the US and are conducting research on non-US topics in the US. The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the US.

Eligibility: Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled in PhD programs in the US. Proposals may not focus predominately on the US.

Funding: $21,000 on average.

Deadline Month: November


Purpose: Supports international research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as language training. Available for research/language training in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen.

Funding: Full support including travel, living expenses, insurance, and logistical support.

Deadline Month: October

DISSSERTATION-COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS

Purpose: American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

Eligibility: Open to women scholars in all fields of study who are in the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must be ABD by the application date. Not open to scholars in distance-learning/online programs. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $20,000 over the course of the fellowship year.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: Provides funding for full-time gradate/postgraduate study or research in the United States.

Eligibility: Open to female non-US citizens (dual citizens and US permanent residents are ineligible) who hold a US Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and are pursuing (or are planning to pursue) a doctoral degree.

Funding: $20,000 for fellows at the doctoral level.

Deadline Month: December

Purpose: To stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets.

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students who are at the writing stage of their dissertation.

Funding: Up to $20,000 for a one-year project.

Deadline Month: Late August and Late January

Purpose: To provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.

Eligibility: Doctoral students at the writing phase of their dissertation work. Open to members of historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in higher education. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $19,000, and expenses for two required trips (AERA annual meeting and AERA career development workshop).

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are 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.

Eligibility: PhD candidates in a doctoral program in the US (excluding DMin, law, PsyD, EdD, and other professional degrees). Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation work.

Funding: $25,000 for a full year of dissertation writing.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: To help junior scholars gain skill and creativity in the use of primary sources, wherever they may be located. The selection committee is particularly interested in supporting projects that make non-traditional and innovative use of original sources.

Eligibility: PhD candidates enrolled in US doctoral programs who are ABD and are doing dissertation research primarily in original source material.

Funding: Up to $25,000 per year, plus $1,000 for participation in a research symposium.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: Fellowships will be awarded to cover expenses for the recipient while working on their dissertation. CTEDD is focused on contributing to transportation-related research that supports innovation in the focus areas described in the application.

Eligibility: Doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have advanced to candidacy prior to the application deadline. 

Funding: Up to $10,000

Deadline Month: October

Purpose: To nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology.

Eligibility: Open to advanced doctoral students in child psychology.

Funding: Covers tuition at the student's home institution

Deadline Month: November

***Note: Only one application is accepted from any one institution per year. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you intend to apply.

Purpose: To increase the diversity of the nation's colleges 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: PhD or ScD degree candidates who will complete the dissertation during the upcoming year. US Citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals with DACA status.

Funding: $25,000 and expenses to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: The program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Eligibility: Open to Institutions of Higher Education in the United States. Students submit applications to their own institution; institutions then submit eligible student applications with its grant application to the US DOE. Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral programs in modern foreign languages and are planning to embark upon a teaching career. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: Depends upon project budget.

Deadline Month : May

Purpose: The dissertation fellowships support research into questions that concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. 

Eligibility: Ph.D. students in the writing phase of their dissertation work are eligible to apply. To learn more, see the guidelines.

Funding: $20,000

Deadline Month: February

Purpose: To support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the US and are conducting research on non-US topics in the US. The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the US.

Eligbility: Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled in PhD programs in the US. Proposals may not focus predominately on the US.

Funding: $21,000 on average.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: These fellowships support doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. The primary research disciplines supported include economics and other social sciences. Proposals from outside these disciplines must demonstrate a link to environmental policy matters.

Eligibility: Graduate students in the final year of dissertation research. Open to US and non-US citizens.

Funding: $18,000

Deadline Month: February

Purpose: To recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman's high standards.

Eligibility: Open to PhD candidates (ABD) in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a US university or college. Special consideration is given to applicants in the Humanities.

Funding: $25,000 for the regular academic year.

Deadline Month: January

Purpose: To build a body of respected entrepreneurship research and to make entrepreneurship a highly regarded academic field.

Eligibility: Open to doctoral students seeking degrees from US institutions. Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal and expect to finish their dissertation within two years.

Funding: Up to $20,000.

Deadline Month: August

Purpose: To support graduate students in any stage of the PhD dissertation research or writing.

Eligibility: PhD candidates (ABD) in a department of art history in the US. Dissertation must be focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the US. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $36,000 (amount includes a stipend and funds for travel/research)

Deadline Month: October

Purpose: Fellowships support 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.

Eligibility: ABD PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the US. Applicants may not apply beyond the sixth year of their program.

Funding: Up to $38,000 (including $30,000 stipend, research expenses, and university fees).

Deadline Month: October

Purpose: To encourage a new generation of scholars to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education, or to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research.

Eligibility: Doctoral students at US universities in the final year of their dissertation work.

Funding: $27,000 for one academic year.

Deadline Month: October

Purpose: To honor and support the graduate educations of 30 New Americans -- permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year.

Eligibility: Open to "New Americans" (i.e. naturalized, green card holders, adopted or DACA status) or US-born children of parents who were born abroad as non-US citizens. Must be younger than 31 years old.

Funding: Up to $25,000 in stipend support, plus 50% of tuition/fees (up to $25,000) for two years.

Deadline Month: November

Purpose: To support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. Preference goes to projects that could directly inform US policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.

Eligibility: PhD students currently enrolled full-time in a doctoral program. Must complete all coursework and pass all qualifying examinations by the time of the application deadline.

Funding: $7,500

Deadline Month: October

Purpose: Fellowship programs at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) support research, analysis, and writing on urgent issues of conflict prevention, conflict management, and peacebuilding by outstanding individuals with subject and regional expertise and experience critical to the work of the Institute.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in US doctoral programs, have completed all course work and examinations toward their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin. Citizens of any country may apply.

Funding: $20,000 for 10 months.

Deadline Month: December

Purpose: To encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

Eligbility: Doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences at US universities who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements (ABD) and expect to complete the PhD by the summer of the fellowship year.

Funding: $5,000 for expenses connected with completing the dissertation (research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies).

Deadline Month: October

OTHER FUNDING RESOURCES

Purpose: Fellowships provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either completed with the PhD (sciences) or MA (engineering) or at the very least have completed all the requirements for their degrees and awaiting graduation.

Funding: $75,000 to $100,000 for the fellowship year, along with other support.

Deadline Month: Very early November.

Purpose: The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is the Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates across all disciplines. It is a two-year fellowship with full salary and benefits leading to a career in the Federal Government. The program works with over 100 Federal agencies to place Fellows. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained individuals to meet the future challenges of public service.

Eligibility: Eligibility is based on completion of advanced degree requirements by August 31st of the following year of the annual application. OR If you have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from the opening date of the PMF Program's annual application announcement, you are eligible to apply.

Funding: Two-year job appointment with pay and benefits.

Deadline Month: October