University Awards

Sources of potential funding that cover anything from a single semester or summer to your entire graduate program

The following is not a complete list of such resources but should serve as a useful introduction. Be sure to check with your department and ask about grants, fellowships, and awards relevant to your discipline.

McDonnell International Academy Fellowship

The McDonnell International Academy Fellowship provides an interdisciplinary, international network of graduate and professional students dedicated to global leadership.

Center for Humanities Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-semester, $5,000 stipend awarded by the Center for the Humanities to students writing humanities dissertations; includes participation in the center’s Faculty Fellowship Program.

Graduate Writing Fellowships

Graduate Writing Fellowships are offered by the Writing Center and open to doctoral students in Arts & Sciences departments for students at or near the dissertation-writing stage; requires a commitment of approximately six hours per week.

Digital Humanities Fellowships

Digital Humanities Fellowships provide opportunities to participate in research projects, focused on the application of technology to the humanities, led by WashU faculty.

Study Abroad Funding

Opportunities for funding to support research and study abroad abound at Washington University.

Field Specific Awards

Visit your department's website, or talk to the department administrator for details. 

Summer Funding

Depending on the amount and disbursement of your main source of funding, filling in the gap between the Spring and Fall semesters can be tricky. Fortunately, there are a variety of options. Some study abroad funding is designed to be used during the summer, and there are sometimes research assistantships available on a departmental or administrative level. Other options include teaching with University College or getting a part-time job on or off campus. Talk with your adviser and department administrator about what the best option for you might be.

Customized Funding Searches

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