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!
Inform: we maintain a database of funding opportunities specific to Texas State graduate students.
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 Sponsored Programs to secure university approval.
Mariana Ocampo, doctoral student in the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization program, has been awarded an NSF-funded travel grant to attend the ASSIST Early-Career Faculty Development Symposium at the 2016 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC). Read more.