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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

Ford Foundation fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship

These awards support the final year of dissertation writing for high-achieving doctoral candidates who are likely to use the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy and in a position to utilize 9-12 months of fellowship support prior to receiving the PhD or ScD.
Deadline: December 6, 2018

Predoctoral Fellowship

These awards seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties in various ways. Predoctoral Fellowships provide three years of funding for early-stage doctoral students who exhibit outstanding achievement, anticipate a career in higher education, and are committed to fostering an appreciation of diversity in learning, teaching, and scholarship.
Deadline: December 13, 2018

Bernard J. Michel Scholarship

The FSU Alumni Association on behalf of the Bernard J. Michel Scholarship Fund will award 2 non-renewable scholarships of $2500 in Spring 2019 to support graduate students pursuing study, research or work in action in Career and Technical Education (CTE) related fields.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member. All departments have been sent a nomination link. Check with your faculty if you are interested in being nominated. Nomination deadline: December 14, 2018

Be enrolled in a graduate program in a CTE related field. 

Be able to address how your current academic and future career goals fit into and impact Career and Technical Education
            Application deadline:
              January 11, 2019

P.E.O. International peace scholarship

The International Peace Scholarship provides scholarships for international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. PEO International Peace Scholarship Policies
Deadline for Eligibility Form:
December 15, 2018
Deadline to submit application materials: March 1, 2019

McKnight doctoral fellowship

Designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates with PhD degrees. The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship provides up to five years of support, with a stipend of $12,000 plus tuition waivers and support for other fees. Fellows also receive an annual health insurance subsidy. This award may supplement an award from an academic unit. This is a state-wide program administered through the Florida Education Fund (FEF). Applications are available on the FEF website. The application window is now open.

Additional fields of study outside of those listed on the webpage are eligible to apply. Contact Charles Jackson, McKnight Doctoral Program Manager, at 813-272-2772 for more information or visit: http://www.fefonline.org/mdf.html.
Deadline: January 15, 2019

point foundation scholarship

Empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society.
Deadline: January 28, 2019

boren fellowship

Contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards to discuss the on-campus process and internal deadline.

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren fellows represent a pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Deadline: January 30, 2019

Fall 2018 Workshops

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.


Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Campus Visit

October 30 | 3:30-4:30pm | HSF 3008

The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program is a non-partisan program that immerses students in state government for a 9-month tenure of on-the-job training and invaluable experience in Tallahassee. At this  meeting Kim Bane, the program's executive director, will introduce the fellowship. Current fellows, as well as representatives from OGFA and ONF (the Office of National Fellowships), will also attend to give students all the resources needed to find out about applying for the fellowship, and about the fellowship experience itself. 


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