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.

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.



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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 

Grant Forward

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.