The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (OGFA) assists current FSU graduate students in obtaining prestigious external awards. External sponsors, from foundations to agencies, recognize graduate student excellence through nationally competitive award programs. This type of merit-based funding offers resources for graduate students to conduct research, participate in programs, and further their studies.For information about other types of graduate resources such as campus-wide fellowships, financial aid, and assistantships please consult The Graduate School's website .Our mission is to provide guidance to graduate students throughout the external fellowships and awards application process. To this end, the OGFA offers an array of resources and services.

Fellowship Advising

The OGFA offers advising about competitive fellowships, awards, grants, and scholarships to currently enrolled FSU graduate students. Learn more about how to get started well in advance so as to prepare competitive proposals.

Online Resources

We invite current graduate students, faculty, and staff to browse our online resources on competitive graduate awards. From announcements to details about national awards, visit the OGFA's Blackboard organization site  to learn about opportunities that can shape your future. Please contact us if you experience any difficulties accessing the site.

Workshops, Presentations, & Roundtable Discussions

Each semester, the OGFA offers a variety of workshops designed to introduce award programs and explore certain fellowship topics. Recurrent topics include dissertation grants, international research, and persuasive writing. View the current workshop schedule  and contact the office to register today.The OGFA facilitates presentations or roundtable discussions in classes, meetings, graduate seminars, or at similar events tailored to the needs of specific groups. Please contact us to plan a presentation or roundtable discussion for your group. Departments, colleges, student groups, and classes are all welcomed.


For news about upcoming events and award opportunities, read the latest edition of the OGFA Newsletter .

Click Here to Get Started

To request an advising appointment with the Office of Graduate Fellowships and awards, please fill out the Get Started link. The information provided will assist our office in helping you to: identify external funding opportunities, learn the art of drafting documents that support fellowship applications, and submit competitive applications.