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Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards


The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards assists current FSU students with articulating their interests and ambitions in support of identifying and applying for external fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards. Through our holistic approach, we are able to walk alongside students throughout the entire application process, offering tailored guidance at every step along the way. We regularly offer presentations and discussions for colleges, departments, meetings, and classes. Our workshops are designed to meet students where they are, covering both the basics of applying for external funding as well as in-depth advice for specific funding opportunities. The core expression of our mission, though, is the individual support we offer to students through one-on-one meetings, custom advice, and careful review of application materials.

Funding Alerts

National science foundation graduate research fellowship program

Provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Students must be in their first or second year of a research based Masters or PhD program and cannot have previously earned a Master’s degree.
Deadline: October 22-26;see website for exact dates

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation completion fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion 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.
Deadline: October 24

paul and daisy soros fellowship for new americans

Fellowship is proud to honor the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. Eligibility includes New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
Deadline: November 1


american association of university women fellowships

AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship

Fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Female candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
Deadline: November 1

AAUW International Fellowship

Awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: November 15



National gem consortium

GEM PhD Engineering Program

Doctoral fellowships for underrepresented minority students who have either completed or are currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program, or have received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor's degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM PhD Science Fellowship

This program seeks to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines: chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants may apply as early as their senior undergraduate year, or as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program or working professionals.
Deadline: November 13


Charlotte w. newcombe doctoral dissertation fellowship

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 PhD candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.
Deadline: November 15

Upcoming Workshops

Writing Well: Techniques to Maximize the Success of Fellowship and Grant Applications

September 25 | 12:00-1:30pm | HSF 3009

Your ability to communicate your ideas in writing will directly impact your professional success, including obtaining grants and fellowships. In this workshop we discuss the characteristics of good writing (and bad writing) and teach specific stylistic, grammatical, and structural techniques that will increase the clarity, conciseness, cohesiveness, and coherence of your writing. Further, we will detail strategies for drafting and editing personal and research statements as part of competitive grant or fellowship applications, as well as cognitive techniques for maintaining your motivation to finish them.


Foreign/Critical Language Study Opportunities

September 26 | 1:00-2:00pm | HSF 3008

This workshop introduces opportunities to study particular languages overseas. We discuss opportunities for funding such study: the Critical Language Scholarship, DAAD, the Boren Fellowship, and others. We will provide an overview of awards and application processes and provide space for questions. Think outside the box when planning your graduate and future career!


Writing the Curriculum Vitae - CV/Resume Workshop

October 2 | 2:00-4:00pm | HSF 3009

Learn what and what not to include on your resume or CV. Think of your audience and consider the mission / vision of the sponsoring agency. Leah Sibbitt (Career Center) will offer valuable advice, tips, and strategies for writing an effective resume/CV. At the end of this workshop, discipline-specific Career Center Liaisons will be present to re-view your CV and provide individualized feedback.

Funding Your Graduate Education/Database Search

October 3 | 11:30am-12:30pm | HSF 3009

Identifying prospective external fellowships and awards is the first step in the fellowship application process. In this interactive session, learn how to navigate the comprehensive funding database, Pivot. The goal is to conduct a funding search and create a fellowship action plan with your research, interests, needs, and a reasonable timeline in mind. Please bring your laptop or tablet.


Navigating Grant Resources at FSU

October 3 | 1:00-2:00pm | HSF 3008

Does your department have a Grants Office Administrator? Come learn about grant resources on FSU's campus for assisting grantees with navigating pre- and post-award administration for government-related (i.e., public) funds. Susan Fell (Sponsored Research Administration) will facilitate the workshop and answer any questions.

Letters of Recommendation and Cover Letters

October 4 | 2:00-3:00pm | HSF 3009

Letters of recommendation are often a key component of a fellowship application and generally speaking your first impression. Letters of recommendation help paint a fuller picture of who you are as an applicant. Learn how to craft your cover letter and how to request letters of recommendation, what should go into these critical documents, and tips to help facilitate the request and follow-up for submission of strong letters.


Get Started

Request a meeting with us to learn how to start your funding search today.

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Find Funding

Access the Pivot funding search database and check out the Graduate School's internal fellowships and awards.

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Resources & Workshops

Find resources and workshops to assist you in your search for external funding.

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