External Funding Sources

Additional Sources

Additional opportunities are also available through external funding sources. The following are just some of the many links to non-Ohio State sources about financing a graduate degree.

AAUW Engineering Dissertation Award

American Association of University Women American Fellowships

American Educational Research Association: Minority Fellowships in Education Research

American Educational Research Association: Research Grants

American Indian Graduate Center: Academic Year Fellowship

American Meteorological Society: Graduate Fellowships in the Atmosphere, Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences

American Political Science Association: Minority Fellows Program

American Psychological Association & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellowship

American Psychological Association (APA): Minority Fellowship Predoctoral Fellowships in the Neurosciences

American Society for Microbiology: Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship

American Sociological Association (ASA): Minority Fellowship Program 

Arts and Sciences 

Asia/Pacific Scholars Program

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees




Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI): Scholarship Awards

Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database

Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship Program

Department of Energy, Global Change Education Project, (GCEP): Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships

Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund: Graduate Fellowships

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Federal Student Aid

Federal Trade Commission (information about financial aid scams for consumers)

Federal Work Study Program


Ford Foundation Fellowships

Foundation Center

GAANN - Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowships

Gates Millenium Scholars Program 

GEM Minority Student Fellowship 

Geological Society of America (GSA): Research Grants Program

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada: Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship (Master’s program


Hispanic Center of Excellence

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

IBM Scholars Program Fellowships

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Luis Donaldo Colosio Fellowship

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. Open to doctoral level graduate students in any academic field.

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (KASF): KASF Scholarships

Language Flagship Fellowship

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM): Graduate Fellowship Programs - M.S. Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, Ph.D. Science

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE): African-American Graduate Fellowships

National Research Council of the National Academies

Awards, including stipends for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF): SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants 

NOAA/ U.S. Department of Commerce: The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program 

Ohio Board of Regents

Public Fellows Program-American Council of Learned Societies 

Recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humasistic social sciences are invited to apply for  two-year staff positions at partnering organizations and the nonprofit sector. Stipends are between $50,000 to $65,000. 

Sallie Mae (student loans)

Semiconductor Research Corporation: Funding Opportunities

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships

The American Political Science Association

The Hertz Foundation

The Link Foundation Fellowship

The National Academies

The National Physical Science Consortium 

The Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowships

Wenner-Gren Foundation Graduate Fellowships

U.S. Department of Defense: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid Guides

U.S. Department of Education: Financial Aid Information Center

Whitaker Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering

Women's International Network of Utility Professional Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Initiatives

Xerox Corporation: Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships

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Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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