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, 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|
|Dissertation Fellowships||March 1, 2023 (Departments may have earlier internal deadlines)||Stipend at least equivalent to a level 3 GE, Tuition waiver, GE fee subsidy, GE insurance subsidy, plus a $6,000 supplemental award||Doctoral students advanced to candidacy by the end of Spring 2023|
|Future Stewards Program||March 1, 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|
|Gary E. Smith Professional Development Graduate Scholarship||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
Other UO Opportunities Include:
CLLAS offers two different types of grants for graduate students doing research in the areas of Latinx and Latin American Studies.
The Diversity Excellence Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University.
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.
The Logan Graduate Mentor Award, part of the Logan Scholarship Program, supports graduate students pursuing the UOTeach licensure program or special education.
OHC offers dissertation fellowships and research support fellowships to support humanities research.
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.
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.