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.






Betty Foster McCue Graduate Scholarship

March 1, 2024


Doctoral candidates whose dissertations relate to human development & performance

David S Easly Graduate Scholarship

March 1, 2024


Graduate and law students in programs related to environmental conservation, preservation, and/or research

Division of Graduate Studies Dissertation & Thesis Award

March 1, 2024

Up to $2,000

Graduate students who have received committee approval to conduct dissertation/thesis research

Future Stewards Award

February 1, 2024

Up to 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, 2024 (Departments may have earlier internal deadlines)


GEs with at least 5 terms of experience as sole instructor, lab or discussion leader

Kimble First-Year Teaching Award

June 30, 2024


GEs teaching for the first time at a post-secondary institution. Must have participated in UO teacher training

Lokey Doctoral Science Fellowships



This award is discontinued. Updated 11/16/2022

Margaret McBride Lehrman Graduate Scholarship

March 1, 2024


Master's, doctoral, and law students with financial need pursuing studies in communication, particularly through writing

Margaret Wiese Graduate Scholarship

March 1, 2024


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

October 2023 (Deadlines vary according to CFDA category)


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, 2024 (Departments may have earlier internal deadlines)


Doctoral students whose work has an international dimension

Division of Graduate Studies Professional Development Award

December 1, 2023 (for opportunities between Jan. 2024 and June 2024)

June 1, 2024 (for opportunities between July 2024 and Dec. 2024 activities)

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, 2024


Master's, doctoral, and law students whose research has potential for significant societal impact

Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Scholarship

March 1, 2024


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

University-wide 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.

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.