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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:

CREATE Initiative