External Funding

National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student program has several opportunities for individuals to participate in a cultural exchange program. The goal of Fulbright grants is to allow individuals to better understand another culture by being immersed in it. Fulbright grants allow students to teach, research and/or volunteer in a host country of their choice.

Fulbright Online

American Bar Foundation

The ABF sponsors fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF's offices in Chicago. To submit an online application for an open fellowship opportunity at the American Bar Foundation.

American Bar Foundation Fellowship

AERA Research and Dissertation Grants Program

In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School is soliciting applications from graduate students (master's or doctoral) who are interested in engaging in research, scholarly, or creative projects during Summer 2016, under the direction of faculty mentors in any department or program across campus.

AERA Grants

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funding Opportunities Database

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has kindly agreed to allow access to a database containing over 800 graduate student funding opportunities. You can browse by a wide array of relevant categories, or you can search for a particular award by entering a keyword in the "Search Fellowships" field.

We highly encourage you to take a few minutes of your time to research possible funding opportunities available to you.

University of Illinois Funding Database

The UCLA Graduate School Funding Opportunities Database

The Graduate Education Division of the University of California-Los Angeles has allowed UTEP students to access its database for graduate student funding opportunities. This page, called GRAPES, lists 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards.

UCLA Funding Database

CONACyT-Research Stays in Mexico (not for Mexican Nationals)

In addition to a variety of opportunities for Mexican citizens, CONACyT provides funding for non-Mexican nationals who would like to pursue graduate school in Mexico, el Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad del CONACyT – PNPC.

CONACYT Research Stays (Spanish)