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External Funding

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External funding refers to financial assistance for your graduate studies from sources outside Texas State University. These awards can be dispersed as fellowships, scholarships, internships, grants, and prizes. Generally, external funding for graduate students is based on merit, not financial need, and is typically tied to your discipline or research project. However, funding also exists to support students who are underrepresented in graduate school. There are thousands of funding opportunities available, some of which are nationally competitive, and we're here to help you through the process of finding and applying for them!

Our Services: 

Inform: we maintain a database of funding opportunities specific to Texas State graduate students.

Notify: we announce opportunities via GradBulletin, individual emails, and Twitter.

Educate: we present information about graduate funding through Shop Talks and tailor sessions for discipline-specific funding.

Advise: we assist students with grant proposals and funding applications.

Execute: we help students navigate the submission process by coordinating with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to secure university approval.


Master's Student in Music, Shijun Chen, playing the violin

Four Texas State students have received the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, marking the third year in a row that Texas State graduate students have won the award. Read more.

Lina Padegimaite, a graduate student in the physical therapy program

Three students have received grants from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Program for Continuing Education! Read more.