Fellowship Opportunities for Current Students
The University of Minnesota Graduate School is committed to helping students find funding opportunities that provide financial stability and enable them to remain focused on their education and research.
To understand all of the funding opportunities available, please connect with your graduate program.
The Graduate School administers a number of University-wide fellowships and grants for currently enrolled students, based on academic merit. Unlike a teaching assistantship or research assistantship, fellowships and grants generally do not require students to work.
In addition, the Graduate School Fellowship Office coordinates the application process for Fulbright Awards, supports the University's recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and manages the Bridging Funds program to supplement external fellowships.
Apply for Funding Through Your Graduate Program
A number of fellowships and grants require nominations from within the individual program. Explore your funding opportunities below.
Other University Opportunities
These fellowships and grants are administered through various University of Minnesota colleges/departments:
Apply for Funding Directly
Many fellowship, grant, and exchange programs allow graduate students to apply directly for the opportunity to fund their education and research goals. Explore your funding opportunities below.
- Banting Predoctoral Fellowship
- Diversity Predoctoral Teaching Fellowships
- Endowed Fellowships
- Fulbright Minnesota/Trondheim Exchange
- Fulbright Fellowship
- German Academic Exchange (DAAD)
- Graduate SEED Awards
- Judd Travel Fellowship
- LEID Fellowship
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Other External Awards
- Smithsonian Institute Fellowship
- Thesis Research Travel Grants
- Torske Klubben Fellowship for Minnesota Residents
- Torske Klubben Fellowship for Norwegian Citizens
Sample Funding Proposals for Graduate Students, by Graduate Students
The documents in this archive may help in preparing your own application for internal or external funding opportunities.The proposals within the archive are only accessible after students have been set up with permission by the Grad School Fellowships Office. To request permission to access the archive, review and complete this confidentiality agreement. Once submitted, your access will be updated within 1-2 business days. If you have any questions about this proposal archive, or would like to volunteer your successful proposal to help future applicants, please email email@example.com.