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Current Students

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:

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 gsfellow@umn.edu.