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External Funding

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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 to secure university approval.


Alisa Hartsell

Geography doctoral student Alisa Hartstell has been awarded a Boren FellowshipRead more.

Nakia Edmond, graduate student in international studies

Incoming Computer Science doctoral student Dillon Lohr is a 2018 NSF GRFP awardee! Read more.

Aarthy Palani

M.H.A. student Aarthy Palani has been awarded the P.E.O. International Peace ScholarshipRead more.

Rosa Perez Vallejos

M.A.C.D. student Rosa Perez Vallejos has been awarded the P.E.O. International Peace ScholarshipRead more.