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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 through one-on-one appointments.

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


Fulbright logoFive graduate students have been recommended by the Fulbright National Screening Committee as semi-finalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program's 2021–2022 competition cycle. This is Texas State's largest-ever number of graduate students selected as semi-finalists for this prestigious program. Learn more.

External Funding Reports