Graduate students are critical to advancing the impact of University of Oregon research and innovation.
They engage in research, scholarship, and creative expression that bridges the University to our communities and serves the common good.
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 Fellowship Resources
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.
About the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.
UO Research Funding Opportunities
- 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.
- 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.
- General University Scholarship Program: 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 UO.
- 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.
Looking for a mentor, collaborator, etc.?
The Division of Graduate Studies has put together a one-of-a-kind database of faculty conducting research with underrepresented groups in the United States and international communities. Students can use this list to find mentors, dissertation and thesis committee chairs, collaborators, and more.
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Learn about research ethics and compliance »
Join a research club for students of color »
Find help with grant applications and conducting research »
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