This guide is designed to help you navigate the process of finding and applying for outside funding. It is geared primarily for individuals seeking grants, fellowships, and scholarships from external organizations to support their education or research.
Please use the tabs along the top of the guide to walk you through the process step by step and introduce you to relevant resources along the way.
How New Graduate Students Should Spend Their Summers
An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education urges beginning grad students to spend their time—particularly summer time—wisely by seeking out and applying for research funding. A quick snippet (bold emphasis ours):
"One of the first things graduate students should consider doing early on is applying for grants—even if you receive full financial support in your program. Begin by identifying grant opportunities that fit your work. In this online era, that's easier than ever before. Your university career center, office of graduate studies, library, or research office should already subscribe to databases that can get you started...."