Grants and Awards


The John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship

This annual College of Arts and Sciences exhibition showcases scholarship winners from the Department of Art, the Department of Design, and the Department of Arts Administration Education and Policy. Graduate students may submit work for this award competition, managed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

To submit work, or read more about the scholarship, students can go here:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers more than 1,900 opportunities for students to study, research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Candidates looking to study or conduct research abroad will need to develop an independent program proposal and secure an in-country affiliation. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period.

Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal. You may only apply to one country to do one thing. Thus, the first step is to select where you’d like to go and what you plan to do there.

Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. You should carefully review the requirements for your country of interest! Country descriptions are also available online:​

Other grants and awards opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS)

The AGGRS scholarship provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master's degree candidates for their dissertations or theses. 

The competition is held twice each year, during autumn and spring semesters. While eligibility is tied to financial need, awards are made on the merit of the proposal, which must be for work that is essential to the dissertation or thesis.

Autumn Deadline: October 15, 2018 (midnight)

Spring Deadline: March 18, 2019 (midnight)


Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grants Program

The Graduate Research Small Grants Program is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students in Arts & Humanities to conduct research by offering supplemental financial support of up to $500 on a competitive basis. Applications may be submitted at any time, but they should be received by the Arts & Humanities office at least eight weeks before the date when the funds are to be used.

Autumn Deadline: August 

Spring Deadline: TBD (check website in January)