Current Student Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Administered by the Division of Graduate Studies

The Division of Graduate Studies administers a range of scholarships, fellowships and awards. These awards are supported by generous donors and the Division of Graduate Studies.


Name Deadline Amount Eligibility
Betty Foster McCue Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $5,000 Doctoral candidates whose dissertations relate to human development & performance
David S Easly Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $5,000 Graduate and law students in programs related to environmental conservation, preservation, and/or research
Division of Graduate Studies Dissertation & Thesis Award March 1, 2023 Up to $2,000 Graduate students who have received committee approval to conduct dissertation/thesis research
Future Stewards Award March 15, 2023 6 terms of tuition support Incoming and current master's, doctoral, and law students who are members of a federally recognized tribe of Oregon
Graduate Teaching Excellence Award March 1, 2023 (Departments may have earlier internal deadlines) $1,000 GEs with at least 5 terms of experience as sole instructor, lab or discussion leader
Kimble First-Year Teaching Award June 30, 2023 $500 GEs teaching for the first time at a post-secondary institution. Must have participated in UO teacher training
Lokey Doctoral Science Fellowships Discontinued - This award is discontinued. Updated 11/16/2022
Margaret McBride Lehrman Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $10,000 Master's, doctoral, and law students with financial need pursuing studies in communication, particularly through writing
Margaret Wiese Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $1,000 Master's, doctoral, and law students doing work related to preserving culture, language, and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans
National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program TBA October, 2023 $37,000+ Master's and doctoral students pursuing full-time research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or in STEM education, in early stages of program
Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International Research May 1, 2023 (Departments may have earlier internal deadlines) $15,000 Doctoral students whose work has an international dimension
Division of Graduate Studies Professional Development Award Friday of week 2 each term up to $2,000 Master's, doctoral, and law students who need funding to pursue a professional development opportunity
Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $6,000 Master's, doctoral, and law students whose research has potential for significant societal impact
Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Scholarship March 1, 2023 $2,000 Master's, doctoral, and law students doing research about Southeast Asia

* Because these awards require department/school/college nomination, departments will have earlier internal deadlines. Please check with your department for their specific deadline.

University of Oregon Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

Universitywide scholarships are offered centrally through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Many individual UO schools and departments also offer scholarships to students studying a specific major or discipline.

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships


Other UO Opportunities Include: 

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Grants

CLLAS offers two different types of grants for graduate students doing research in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Studies. 

General University Scholarship Program

General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.

Logan Graduate Mentor Award

The Logan Graduate Mentor Award, part of the Logan Scholarship Program, supports graduate students pursuing the UOTeach licensure program or special education.

Oregon Humanities Center Fellowships

OHC offers dissertation fellowships and research support fellowships to support humanities research. 

Wayne Morse Center Graduate Research Fellowships

Each year the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics supports Graduate Research Fellows by making three awards of $3,000 each to UO graduate students.

External Fellowships and Awards

The Division of Graduate Studies regularly receives information about funding opportunities for graduate students during the academic year.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is a valuable resource for funding opportunities, proposal development and application assistance.

View the latest funding and professional development opportunities.


 Upcoming External Funding Opportunities

External agencies (for example, NSF, NIH, USDA) provide funding for graduate students. They provide resources to assist you in finding these additional external opportunities and will provide instruction on where to obtain more information about each program as well as an application.

To find out about the vast array of awards that will be appropriate for you, talk with your director of graduate studies and other students in your field. UCLA’s fellowship database also offers an extensive list of external fellowship opportunities to consider.