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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

mighty pawn publishing Curriculum design internship-fellowship

The Mighty Pawn Publishing Company seeks a graduate student intern-fellow to develop school curriculum for literacy/language arts and critical thinking skills for the book series The Story of Pawn. This chess-themed educational series provides elementary school-level instruction on literacy, critical thinking, and life skills. The intern-fellow will receive author-credit for publication of curricula, funding of up to $6,000, and a flexible time frame. The four-book The Story of Pawn series, the Guide, and existing curricula will be provided to the intern-fellow as aids in developing new curriculum material. Applicants should have elementary school teaching experience and the ability to produce curriculum appealing to a variety of schools and students. Hard copies of the four-book set can be viewed at the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards in Suite 4001E of the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House. For more information about the project and/or to discuss submitting an application, please contact Sienna LaRene, Esq. at (970) 306-2412 or sienna@themightypawn.com.
Deadline: Open until filled

leakey foundation research grants

The Leakey Foundation offers research grants to advanced doctoral students (ABD) whose research has significance for our understanding of human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that comport with the stated purpose of the Foundation: to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival. Detailed application guidelines are available here.
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Hurst review / american association of colleges of nursing scholarship

Hurst Review Services and the AACN sponsor these scholarships for students pursuing professional nursing degrees. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each are awarded twice each year, with deadlines on January 15 and July 15. Enrolled prelicensure students are eligible to apply. Winners are announced within sixty days of each deadline. 
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Florida legislature graduate research assistantship

The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is a research unit of the Florida Legislature that conducts studies of Florida agencies and programs and assists the Legislature in its policy and budget deliberations. The OPPAGA has an opening for a 25-hour-per-week graduate assistant position that provides research experience and hands-on learning about legislative process, policy analysis, and government oversight. The salary is $13/hour. Fringe benefits include compensated travel expenses and extensive networking in multiple fields and offices in addition to multidisciplinary training. See the position announcement for desired applicant knowledge, skills, and abilities and application requirements. See application here
Deadline: August 1, 2019


NSF Science, Technology, & Society doctoral dissertation improvement grant (STS-DDIG)

The National Science Foundation's STS-DDIG program funds research using historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. The program encompasses a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary interests including work in ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues, and in medical science. See the official NSF solicitation (NSF 15-506) here.
Deadline: August 5, 2019

Conference on college composition & communication research grants

The CCCC's 2019-20 Research Initiative calls for proposals that investigate key challenges faced by literacy, communication, rhetoric, and writing instructors and administrators in their respective classes and programs. Proposals should address directly their potential impact upon disciplinary and public conversations about these topics. This year's preferred topics have to do with persistent gaps in the research, including understanding the implications of class size, grading diverse learners in multilingual classrooms, and assessing student writing capabilities within dual-credit programs. This year, the CCCC plans to fund proposals up to $10,000 each.
Deadline: September 1, 2019

Summer 2019 Workshops

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Workshop

Wednesday, June 26 │ 10:30 - 11:30 AM │ HSF 3009

This workshop will introduce students to the prestigious and competitive Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. We will go over eligibility criteria, application components, and the application strategies which are most likely to result in a successful application. This workshop will be interactive and aims to provide participants with all of the information and tools necessary to construct a competitive application for this major fellowship. Register at the link below and bring your planner and any questions you have to the workshop. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 



3-Part Grant Mechanisms Workshop: Part 3

Friday, June 28 │ 12:00 - 3:00 PM │HSF 3009

For those who participated in Parts 1 and 2 of the 3-Part Grant Mechanisms Workshop: Sign up for a time block to have your full grant proposal critiqued by a mock study section of experts in your field. Then take your reviews, modify your full proposal, and submit to your targeted agency to receive your intramural award from FSU. You do not have to be awarded your proposed grant to receive the intramural support, but you must complete all three workshop dates and be responsive to the available experts!


NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Tuesday, July 9 │ 12:30 - 1:30 PM │ HSF 3009

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) for advanced doctoral students in a number of fields across the academic disciplines. This workshop serves as a comprehensive introduction to these advanced NSF research grants for graduate students. We will go over all of the different areas in which NSF offers DDRI grants, provide an overview of the NSF grant application process for graduate students at Florida State, and address a number of critical application components pertaining to NSF grant competitions at this level. Students will come away with an understanding of NSF grants that are available, what it looks like to apply for these grants, and how to do so competitively.


 OGFA Intro Meetings: Funding Your Graduate Education

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Intro Meetings provide a thorough introduction to effectively searching for and finding external fellowships and awards. Each small group or individual meeting provides a brief overview of OGFA and other on-campus resources before providing an in-depth tutorial on using several funding databases, particularly PIVOT. These interactive meetings allow students to receive tailored feedback and search for funding opportunities in a cooperative environment. Time is allotted for questions, and each meeting is followed by 30 minutes of drop-in hours during which graduate students can engage in discussion about all things related to fellowships and awards with OGFA staff.


















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