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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.


Mael Le NocMaël Le Noc, doctoral student in geography, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship. Maël is one of only ten recipients nationwide of this prestigious award and is Texas State University’s first-ever student to be selected as an awardee. Learn more.

External Funding Reports