funding opportunities


Graduate Student Fellowship Incentive
The Graduate School and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects established a Graduate Fellow Incentive Program to reward students who secure funding from sources outside the University. If a student wins a competitive external fellowship ... Read More

Dodson Research Grants
The Graduate School provides funds to support graduate student research. These funds are intended primarily to assist students who are actively working on dissertations, theses or final projects, although support ... Read More

Student Travel Grants
Presentation at professional meetings is a very valuable experience for graduate students. The UTEP Graduate School has funds available to assist students with the cost of travel to such meetings ... Read More


The following institutional scholarships are available through the Graduate School. To apply for an institutional scholarship, follow the links below and fill out the general form. The application deadline is early in the spring semester of the academic year and may be subject to change. All applications are considered under a general pool and are reviewed once yearly by the Graduate Scholarships Committee. The successful applicant will receive notification from the UTEP Office of Scholarships. Additional scholarships are available through individual departments and colleges.

The Lanward Foundation Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund
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Allien and Paul C. Davidson Scholarship Fund
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Roy & Keith Chapman Scholarship
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Frank B. Cotton Estate Fund Scholarship
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Kalpana Chawla Memorial Scholarship
The Indian Students Association (ISA) has established this annual scholarship to support UTEP graduate students who exhibit merit by academic excellence and demonstrate financial need. Every year, ... Read More

George Krutilek Memorial Graduate Scholarship
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For additional information contact Dr. Bess Sirmon-Taylor, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Success.


National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student program has several opportunities for individuals to participate in a cultural exchange program. The goal of Fulbright grants is to allow individuals to better understand another culture by being immersed in it. Fulbright grants allow students to teach, research and/or volunteer in a host country of their choice. click here.

American Bar Foundation
The ABF sponsors fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF's offices in Chicago. To submit an online application for an open fellowship opportunity at the American Bar Foundation, click here.

American Educational Research Association
AERA announces its 2014–2015 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research application competition for graduate students. This program provides mentoring and funding support to develop research . . . Read More

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funding opportunities database
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has kindly agreed to allow access to a database containing over 800 graduate student funding opportunities. You can browse by a wide array of relevant categories, or you can search for a particular award by entering a keyword in the "Search Fellowships" field.

We highly encourage you to take a few minutes of your time to research possible funding opportunities available to you.

Click here to access the database.