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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.


Phi Kappa Phi logoSix graduate students have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2022–2023 academic year. This is Texas State's largest-ever cohort of graduate students selected as awardees for this prestigious program. Learn more.

External Funding Reports