Funding Opportunities


Funding for graduate education may come from many sources and in many pieces. Students may receive funds for in-state or out-of-state tuition, for comprehensive fees, or as a salary stipend. They may be self-supporting, or receive loans for graduate study, or they may be fellowship or scholarship recipients. This page provides resources to help you find current funding opportunities.

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Announcements Received by the Graduate School
The Graduate School regularly receives information about funding opportunities for graduate students. The following announcements will provide instruction on where to obtain more information about each program as well as an application. This list is updated regularly. Please check back frequently.

Due Date
American College of Healthcare Executives Foster G. McGaw January 19, 2015 March 31, 2015
Smithsonian Institute
November 24, 2014 April 15, 2015
November 4, 2014
April 28, 2015
American Psychological Association Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship January 19, 2015 May 15, 2015
November 4, 2014
May 15, 2015
Axol BioScience Graduate Scholarship in Life Sciences January 19, 2015 June 30, 2015
November 24, 2014
July 1, 2015
November 10, 2014
September 15, 2015
November 10, 2014
October 15, 2015
President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Science and Engineering January 19, 2015 November 1, 2015
November 24, 2014 November 30, 2015
November 24, 2014 Continuous
Summer Data Science Fellowship March 23, 2015 Not given, repeated sessions

Opportunity Update
Students are encouraged to check the online Opportunity Update, published by Virginia Tech's Office of the Vice President for Research. This site provides weekly updates about funding for research and scholarship.

Other Resources
This is a subscription-based search tool open to anyone with a Virginia Tech e-mail address. The database includes fellowship and scholarship opportunities, education and training grant information, workshop and seminar funding, and travel grants for 8,000  federal and 6,000   foundation funding opportunities in the arts, medical sciences, education, humanities, social sciences, business, engineering and technology, physical sciences, law and more.

Fellowship Database
Cornell University created this comprehensive database of fellowships from primarily non-Cornell sources. They are organized by topic and applicant group.

GrantsNet is a searchable database of funding and training opportunities in biomedical research and science education for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.

National Academies
Administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study including the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships.

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program
Part of a nationwide initiative that seeks to produce more minority student Ph.D.s and to encourage SREB scholars to seek faculty positions.