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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

mcknight dissertation fellowship

The McKnight Dissertation Fellowship Program addresses the underrepresentation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college/university level. These fellowships provide up to one year of financial support to individuals completing dissertations in the STEM disciplines. (Note: this fellowship has been awarded to students in non-STEM fields in the past; therefore, students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.) Applicants must have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy, be U.S. citizens, and enroll in dissertation credit hours during the 2019-20 academic year. 
Deadline: May 31, 2019

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. 
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Wolf trap internships in performing arts and arts administration

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia offers paid internship programs in Fall 2019. These part-time internships last for a duration of 12 weeks and have flexible start and end dates. Interns also receive access to career development workshops, master classes, and guest speaker seminars; free tickets to select performances; tours of Wolf Trap's performance venues; discounts at Wolf Trap concession and gift shops; field trips to local performing arts venues; and networking within the larger Washington, D.C. area. These internships provide solid professional experience and career training for those interested in performing arts, arts administration or policy, or arts education. Special internships are available for opera performers.
Deadline: July 1, 2019


meredith p. crawford fellowship in industrial-organizational psychology

The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) sponsors the Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology to recognize a graduate student who demonstrates exceptional research skills in his or her field. The recipient will receive a $12,000 stipend and will be required to make satisfactory progress towards the completion of the dissertation during the fellowship period and will also present his or her research during a visit to HumRRO. Students in Organizational Management in the College of Business would also be eligible to apply, and the competition is open to international and part-time students as well (though applicants are evaluated on the basis of their research promise, academic achievement, and professional productivity). Applicants should be at the stage of actively completing their dissertations (collecting and/or analyzing data), not substantially finished, at the time of application.
Deadline: July 1, 2019


Hub foundation scholarships for study and research on islam

The Hub Foundation will award up to 15 scholarships this year to graduate and undergraduate students who study Islam and Muslims. Students from a variety of academic disciplines are welcome to apply. The Hub Foundation is particularly interested in those studying or writing on Muslim voices and perspectives; expressions of American Islam; and/or interactions between Muslims, Christians, Jews, and others. The goal of this scholarship is to develop future scholars, teachers, and leaders who will contribute to cross-cultural understanding and help improve foreign and domestic relations. Students must be currently enrolled, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and be engaged in community service to apply. Awards will be made in the amounts of $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000.
Deadline: July 1, 2019

SPRING 2019 Workshops

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.



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. Former NSF grant recipients will attend to give perspectives from their experiences.


Mellon/ACLS & Humanities Fellowships Workshop

Wednesday, April 17 │ 1:00 - 2:30 PM │ HSF 3009

This is a workshop to discuss the eligibility, application process, and other aspects of particular awards within humanities and related disciplines, particularly those offered by the American Council of Learned Societies: Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art; Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies; Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Grant; Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies; and others (Woodrow Wilson, Josephine de Karman, SSRC). We will provide time for Q&A, and to workshop ideas for potential applicants. 


DAAD Workshop - Study & Research in Germany

Wednesday, April 17 │ 3:00 - 5:00 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. 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.



3-Part Grants Workshop - Part II (Specific Aims)

Friday, April 26 │ 12:00 - 3:00 PM │ HSF 3009

If you attended Part I of the 3-Part Grants Workshop hosted by OGFA and OPDA, sign up for a time block in Part II to have your Specific Aims page critiqued by a panel of experts in your field. This is the heart of every successful grant proposal! You will find a helpful document for writing up your specific aims here


The Balanced Postdoc: Towards a Fulfilling Career and Life

Friday, May 10 │ 1:00 - 5:00 PM │ HSF Nancy Marcus Great Hall

This Postdoctoral Spring Event is for postdocs and graduate students. This afternoon of professional development will center on reducing stress and developing time management and balancing skills. Two keynote addresses will deal with Stress Training Management (Mr. Kyle Caswell) and Time Management (Dr. Samantha Nix). For the Time Management Workshop, please download this free time management application on your computer or smartphone. There will also be a panel of faculty and professional discussing work/life balance. At 5:00 PM there will be a reception and social time for relaxation and sharing, to which family, research associates, mentors, and friends are invited. Registration will be open through Wednesday.




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