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.
Andrea (Andy) Pinon, doctoral student in the geography program, has been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). CLS is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Andy will be studying Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania, in summer 2019. Her selection as a finalist marks the second year in a row that a graduate student at Texas State has received this prestigious award. Learn more.