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 through one-on-one appointments.
Execute: we help students navigate the submission process by coordinating with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to secure university approval.
Eight Texas State graduate students have been awarded highly competitive external fellowships including: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship, American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship, 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Learn more.