Internal Funding



Important—Please read carefully:

To ensure your application is considered, please keep the following in mind:
  • Most funding opportunities listed below use an online form to receive applications. If you have problems with those forms, please take a screenshot and email it to helpdesk@utep.edu. Note that links may not work during system maintenance on the third Thursday night of each month;
  • Each application requires the approval of a faculty mentor and/or the submission of letters of support by the application deadline. The faculty mentor and/or referees will receive an email with a link to the form task once the student submits their part of the application;
  • Students should communicate with their faculty mentor and/or referee(s) to ensure that the faculty approval and any other supporting documents are submitted before the deadline; 
  • Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed. In order for an application to be considered "complete," the electronic form, any requested supporting documents, and the faculty component(s) must be completed according to the instructions and submitted by the deadline.

Travel Grants

Presentation at professional meetings is a very valuable experience for graduate students. The UTEP Graduate School has funds available to assist students with the cost of travel to such meetings (and for other similar activities involving professional development).

Next Cycle Deadline: September 30, 2017

Travel Grant Details & Instructions

Archived Workshop Materials

More information will be available soon.


Dodson Research Grants

The Graduate School manages a pool of funds to support graduate student research. These funds are intended primarily to assist students who are actively working on dissertations, theses or final projects, although support of other projects may be considered. A faculty committee will review proposals and make recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School. Individual awards will be made up to $3,000.

Next Cycle Deadline: October 27, 2017

Dodson Research Grant Details & Instructions

Archived Workshop Materials

More information will be available soon.


The Natalicio Dissertation Fellowship

The Natalicio Dissertation Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis to an outstanding PhD student for the final stage of completing a dissertation.  The Fellowship provides  $10,000 to support a student for the last semester of dissertation work. The award process occurs in the spring for students completing in the subsequent academic year. One student is nominated per doctoral program. The Graduate Program Director submits the application packet (one single .pdf) on behalf of the nominating doctoral program. A faculty panel reviews all of the applicants and selects the final recipients of this prestigious award. 

Next Cycle Deadline: April 2018

For questions about this award, please contact Dr. Isela Ocegueda, Assistant Dean of The Graduate School at iocegueda2@utep.edu or at (915) 747-5237.

More information will be available soon.


Graduate Student Research Assistant Summer 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 2017, under the direction of faculty mentors in any department or program across campus. Students who are not receiving other forms of summer funding and are enrolled in at least 3 course hours during the summer are encouraged to apply.

Next Cycle Deadline: April, 2018

Summer RA Details & Application Instructions

Archived Workshop Materials

More information will be available soon.


UTEP Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student

As part of the commitment to promoting excellence in higher education, the Provost's Office and the Graduate School at the University of Texas at El Paso recognize graduate students who have had an outstanding influence on the educational experience of undergraduate students. Each year, awards are offered to graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels.

Next Cycle Deadline: February 2, 2018

More information will be available soon.


UTEP Graduate Scholarships  

Applications are accepted in the spring of each year for a pool of institutional scholarships.The UTEP Office of Scholarships manages the application and evaluation process and automatically matches recipients to appropriate funds.

Next Cycle Deadline: March, 2018

Apply via ScholarMine