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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

GADE Student award for social work research

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work Student Award for Social Work Research is given to an individual doctoral student or collaborative group of students whose published (or in press) scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare. The research should serve as a model for scientific rigor, and show high potential to impact social work practice, policy, or research.
Deadline: September 15, 2019

aera fellowships and grants

The AERA Grants Program, with support from the NSF, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. 

Deadline: September 25, 2019

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF-GRFP provides three years of support for graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to pursue in research in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Undergraduate seniors and 1st or 2nd year graduate students are eligible to apply. Students cannot have previously earned a Master’s degree. Deadlines vary depending on area of study.
Deadline: October 2019 
(see website for discipline specific deadlines)

wiit scholarship program

Program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade and economics, or international business.
Deadline: October 1 and April 1 (annually)


archives of american art fellowships and internships

Multiple internships of at least 10 weeks for students interested in archival science, information management, museum studies, art, administration, art history, and cultural studies.
Deadline: October 1, 2019

Paul and Daisy Soros fellowship for new americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Workshops

Personal statement for non-native english speakers

September 9 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Hecht House | Register
October 29 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Hecht House | Register

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza, faculty in the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES), will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement suited for various kinds of fellowship applications. Participants will be invited to attend Writing Sessions later in the semester where community, time, space, and assistance will be provided to help with strengthening writing skills and revising draft documents.

International Scholar Writing Session

September 23 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Hecht House | Register
November 12 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Hecht House | Register

Do you need to jump start drafting a personal statement or research statement for a fellowship or award application? Here are a few quiet hours for you to write and receive help with strengthening your writing skills and revising drafts of your documents.

Crafting a Competitive personal statement

September 9 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
October 2 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | HSF 3009 | Register

Writing about yourself can be tricky; however, the personal statement is a critical component of many fellowship applications. Emily Saras, a recipient of the Fulbright Award, PEO Scholar Award, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Love of Learning Award, will provide tips on crafting a competitive personal statement from scratch to finish.

Funding your graduate education: searching databases

September 12 | 11:00 am - Noon | HSF 3009 | Register
October 16 | 11:00 am - Noon | HSF 3009 | Register
November 13 | 11:00 am - Noon | HSF 3009 | Register

Identifying prospective external funding opportunities is the first step to applying for fellowships and awards. In this interactive session you will learn how to search and use the comprehensive funding database Pivot as well as other external award databases, and creating a funding search template. Please bring your laptop or tablet.

Writing THE curriculum vitae (cv)

September 12 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register

Participants will gain critical insight on what to include on the Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume in fellowship applications. We will discuss how the mission of a fellowship sponsoring agency affects this content. Megan Crowe, Graduate Liaison for the Career Center, will facilitate this workshop.

Curriculum Vitae (cv) lab

October 8 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm | HSF 3009 | Register
Bring a draft of your CV or Resume to this lab. The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Career Center Liaisons, and Graduate Student Ambassadors will be on hand to provide individual consultation and feedback. 

Writing Well: Drafting Successful fellowship applications

September 17 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | HSF 3009 | Register

Your ability to communicate your ideas in writing will directly impact your success in applying for fellowships and awards. Writing well is not always a natural talent; it is a skill that anyone can develop and improve. In this workshop, we will 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.


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