Graduate Study

NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program

The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete well-being and college athletics participation. Research grants are available for graduate students only and are intended to support the student while conducting research to be used for a doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis or external publication. Awards for these one-time research grants are set at a maximum of $7,500. Recipients will be expected to culminate their project in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master’s thesis or dissertation.

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

The Fulbright-Fogarty Awards are offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. These awards were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Fulbright-Fogarty Awards carry the same benefits as the traditional Fulbright Study/Research grants to the host country. The Fogarty International Center, NIH, will provide support to the research training site and may provide orientation for the fellows at the NIH.

American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

This fellow program identifies and aids prospective African American, Latino, and Native American political science graduate students, and encourages other institutions to provide financial assistance to them. Three African American, two Latino, and one Native American Fellow are selected for special recognition with a conditional, one year grant of $6,000.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Fellowship looks for students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the US Department of State. Fellowships provide financial support of up to $40,000 per academic year for each of a two-year master's degree program. Pickering Fellows also are provided with domestic and overseas internships during their graduate program to increase their familiarity with the day-to-day duties of a Foreign Service officer.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Graduate Partnership

The NIH Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) allows graduate students to work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. They explore areas such as bioinformatics, biophysics, epidemiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, health sciences, structural biology, sensory and communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioral research, and developmental biology.