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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

Shijun Chen, master's student in music, has received the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, marking the third year in a row that a Texas State graduate student has won the award. Read more.

Jared Coplin, master's student in computer science

Jared Coplin, master's student in computer science, has been selected as an awardee in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program! The 2018 application is now open. Read more.