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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


Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad program

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program 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 six to twelve months. This major program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of International and Foreign Language Education, seeks to deepen the knowledge base of other languages and cultures within the U.S., especially of those areas not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.
Deadline: March 25, 2019
(contact OGFA for internal FSU deadline)


NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research service award (F31)

The National Institutes of Health support the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in science health-related fields relevant to the mission of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The propose training must reflect the applicant's dissertation project and is expected to enhance the individual's potential to develop into a produce, independent research scientist. 
Deadline: April 8, 2019


National Military intelligence foundation (NMIF) scholarship

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) awards scholarships to students pursuing degrees in intelligence studies and related fields. Awards include tuition grants and invitations to attend the NMIF Awards Banquet held in McLean, VA. Current and prior members of the military or intelligence community may apply if they are not receiving assistance from the government for their tuition.
Deadline: April 12, 2019


German academic exchange service (daad) short-term research grant

These DAAD grants provide funding for qualified doctoral candidates (ABD) with well-defined research projects that require a short stay in Germany. Grants are made for lengths of stay between one and six months and include monthly stipends, insurance payments and travel allowances. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or undertake research in a particular university or academic department.
Deadline: May 1, 2019



ncaa graduate student research grant

The NCAA Research Committee awards these grants with several goals in mind: 1) to stimulate research on intercollegiate athletics; 2) to foster contributions to the empirical research on intercollegiate athletics; 3) to provide financial support to graduate students interested in engaging in high-quality research related to intercollegiate athletics; and 4) to assist NCAA institutions and the public in gaining access to new, outstanding research in the field. Research projects should be approved by a student's adviser or thesis/dissertation director and must commence by January 2020. These one-time awards have a limit of $7,500. Recipients also receive an expense-paid trip to the NCAA Research Committee's 2020 meeting.
Deadline: May 3, 2019
Call for Proposals


Florida house of representatives legislative intern program

The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of the state government. Interns are paid hourly and work roughly half-time. Interns also receive graduate tuition payments or a stipend. OGFA will host a campus visit from program staff on Tuesday, March 26 (register here).
Deadline: May 31, 2019

SPRING 2019 Workshops

Fulbright Programs Workshops

Wednesday, February 27 │ 4:00 - 5:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (Academic)
Thursday, February 28 │1:00 - 2:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (Academic)
Wednesday, March 6 │2:00 - 3:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (ETA)
Thursday, March 7 │1:00 - 2:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (ETA)
Wednesday, March 13 │ 2:00 - 3:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (Arts/Creative)
Thursday, March 14 │ 1:00 - 2:00 PM │ HSF 3008 (Arts/Creative)

The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards is teaming with the Office of National Fellowships (ONF) to host a series of informational workshops for those interested in Fulbright programs. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the country and provides opportunities for study, research, and teaching abroad. There will be workshops for each type of Fulbright fellowship: academic-research grants, English teaching assistantships (ETAs), and arts-creative grants. There are two dates/times for each type of grant to allow for students' differing schedules. At each workshop, expert staff will explain the application process and the Fulbright mission, and past winners and present applicants will share their experiences of the application process and fellowship experience. 

Networking and Business Etiquette

Wednesday, March 6 │11:00 AM - 12:00 PM │ HSF 3009

This workshop will cover the basics of business etiquette and the importance of proper etiquette as it relates to interviewing and business situations, with a focus on how to utilize these skills while networking at conferences and discipline specific meetings.




The Basics of Proposal Writing

Wednesday, March 13 │ 2:00 - 3:30 PM │ HSF 3009

This workshop, facilitated by Mike Mitchell from the Office of  Proposal Development, focuses on persuasive techniques in proposal writing. We will go over essential points to address in award applications, distinctives of winning proposals, and tips and strategies for producing clear, concise, and compelling writing when applying for various kinds of fellowships and awards.





House Legislative Intern Program Campus Visit

Tuesday, March 26 │ 1:30 - 2:30 PM │ HSF 3009

The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of the state government. Come out to learn more about this program and hear from past participants.







Navigating Grant Resources at FSU

Tuesday, April 2 │ 2:00 - 3:00 PM │ HSF 3009

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 this workshop and answer any questions.







NSF Grants Workshop

Tuesday, April 9 │ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM │ HSF 3009

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors a host of fellowships and awards for which graduate students are eligible. In this workshop we will discuss NSF policies and procedures, and provide tips and insights specific to particular programs like the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG), the Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (CA-DDRIG), and more. Current and former NSF application reviewers will attend to give perspectives from their experiences in reading and assessing applications.





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