Search Tools for Locating Graduate Fellowship, Scholarship, and Grant Opportunities
The fellowship, scholarship, and grant programs listed on this web site are only the beginning! The array of funding opportunities open to graduate students is vast. The databases, search tools, and information portals listed below will allow you to conduct a more comprehensive search for funding opportunities.
- Tips on Finding Funding for Graduate Study and Research — This document offers tips and pointers on finding funding suited to your needs.
- SPIN: Sponsored Programs Information Network — SPIN is a leading database of funding opportunities from both government and private sources, including a large number of graduate, postdoctoral, and early career fellowships. Use the “Advanced Search” option for best results. Use of this service requires GMU connection.
- Grants.gov — Web site and online search tool for locating grant and funding opportunities throughout the U.S. Federal government.
- Funding Opportunities: Duke University’s Online Funding Database — Online database of fellowship and funding opportunities for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and professionals maintained by Duke University.
- University of Illinois Fellowship Opportunities Database — One of the most comprehensive and user-friendly databases dedicated to opportunities specifically for graduate students.
- UCLA Graduate Funding Search Tool — Online database of scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintained by UCLA’s Graduate School.
- ProFellow — An online fellowships database and networking community featuring opportunities for graduate study, professional development, research, and international experience. Membership is free and offers access to both the database and a community of fellowship program alumni and fellowship seekers, plus a blog with tips and advice on various fellowship programs.