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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


FAMU Feeder Fellowship Program

The FAMU Feeder Fellowship is for those who have completed the GFSP program as undergraduates at Florida A&M University. The award provides two years of funding for Master's students and four years of funding for doctoral students. Funding covers tuition, a health insurance subsidy, and provides a stipend of $7,250 per semester. Applicants must meet FSU's minimum admissions requirements, must qualify for need-based funding through FAFSA, and may not hold this award in conjunction with another fellowship administered by The Graduate School.
Deadline: February 22, 2019


Florida Gubernatorial fellowship program

The Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program provides the most exceptional Florida undergraduate and graduate students with an immersive, nine-month-long training experience in Tallahassee. Fellows are paired with a local government agency and gain experience in state government and policy. Fellows work 20-40 hours per week while remaining full-time students, and receive hourly pay for their work in addition to free tuition for the academic year. Fellows participate in weekly leadership development programs and take policy study trips throughout the year.
Deadline: February 22, 2019


NSF Sociology doctoral dissertation research improvement award

The NSF Soc-DDRI program supports dissertation research on basic forms of all human organization -- societies, institutions, groups, and demography -- and on processes of individual and institutional change. The program encourages theoretically-focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Awards are made up to the amount of $16,000.
Deadline: February 28, 2019

American Society for nutrition predoctoral fellowship

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) provides fellowships to fund research projects proposed and conducted by ASN members enrolled in graduate programs in the U.S. Fellowship amounts range from $2,000 to $5,000 and may be used for research and/or for tuition, room/board, and travel to and registration for scientific meetings.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

FSU Black Alumni Walter T. King Scholarship

The Walter T. King Scholarship was established within the FSU Black Alumni Scholarship Fund by Andrea King Friall, MD, and Eric S. Friall to provide support for first generation college students enrolled in the FSU College of Medicine. The scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to Dr. Friall's father for his love, support, and dedication to opening doors for his daughter to be the first physician in the family. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the FSU BA will award one $1,000 Walter T. King Scholarship to a deserving medical student. All eligible students may apply, but preference will be given to female students who are black or of African descent. You make contact the Scholarship Committee at scholarship@fsublackalumni.org with any questions.
Deadline: March 5, 2019

Frederic bastiat fellowship

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers this fellowship to graduate students in master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. The aim of the fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. The total award of up to $5,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellows are then eligible to apply for further conference and research support. 
Deadline: March 15, 2019

SPRING 2019 Workshops



Curriculum Vitae (CV) vs. Resume

Wednesday, February 13 │ 1:30 - 2:30 PM │ HSF 3009

In this workshop students gain critical insight on what and what not to include on the CV or Resume in a fellowship application, and which is most appropriate in a given situation. We will lend perspective on considering the mission of sponsoring agencies when structuring and formatting the CV or resume. Leah Sibbitt (The Career Center) will provide valuable advice, tips, and strategies for constructing effective CVs and resumes.






Writing Well: Techniques for Success in Fellowship Applications

Tuesday, February 19 │ 12:00 - 1:30 PM │ HSF 3009

Your ability to communicate your ideas in writing will directly impact your success in applying for fellowships and grants. And writing well is not a natural talent – it is a skill that anyone can develop and improve. In this workshop, Dr. Blake Jones will discuss the characteristics of good (and bad) writing and teach specific stylistic, grammatical, and structural techniques to increase the clarity, conciseness, cohesiveness, and coherence of your writing. Dr. Jones will also detail strategies for drafting and editing personal and research statements as part of competitive grant or fellowship applications, and even cognitive techniques for staying motivated.




International Scholar Writing Session

February 22 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | DIRAC Library Room 216

This writing session is for students who attended the workshop on "Personal Statement for Non-Native English Speakers" co-facilitated by the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards and the Center for Intensive English Studies. Students who wish to attend should bring drafts of their own personal statements, whether generic or tailored toward specific applications. CIES staff will be present to provide tailored, one-on-one feedback on drafts.


DAAD Workshop - Study & Research in Germany

Wednesday, February 27 │2:30 - 4:00 PM │ HSF Great Hall

This workshop will outline the study and research opportunities administered by DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service). These include opportunities for language learning, courses of academic study, and research across the disciplines, all undertaken in Germany. This workshop will be a collaborative event involving undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, and representatives from each group will join OGFA and ONF staff to facilitate the workshop and Q&A. We will talk about everything from basic questions about available programs to specific issues concerning applications, timelines, and eligibility.





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 Great Hall

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.




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