Graduate Funding

As a graduate student at FIU, you have access to a number of tools and resources that enable you to pursue both internal and external options for funding your graduate studies. The list of resources included below while not exhaustive, provides you with a snapshot of our fellowship programs. We encourage you to review these options and to avail yourself of additional funding resources, such as financial aid and graduate assistantships, which are listed below.

Additional Funding Resources

Check back later for additional funding opportunities!

Tinker Graduate Student Field Research Travel Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2019 at 5PM (EST)

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) is pleased to announce its 2019 call for Tinker Foundation Field Research Grants applications.

LACC and FIU have been selected from among the nation’s leading Latin American Studies programs as a recipient and administrator of the prestigious Tinker Field Research Grant.

LACC’s Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant Program funds graduate student travel to any Spanish or Portuguese speaking country in Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct predissertation research directly related to the region.

The program is designed to provide budding scholars with critical support for pre‐doctoral research. It also enables them to develop contacts with leading scholars and institutions in the region.


  • Be a graduate student in any FIU academic program
  • Be in the early stages of the graduate degree program

The funding cycle for 2019 will cover research travel and field‐related expenses for graduate students between May 1 and December 15, 2019. Travel expenses include air ticket, lodging, and transportation up to $2,000 per student.

For more information visit and click on the Tinker Field Research Grant link.

Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research

Deadline for submission by mail: Postmarked by April 1, 2019

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a non-profit organization providing education, training and consultative services established to honor the memory of Melissa Aptman, a Miami native who was murdered in May 1995. The Melissa Institute is offering up to three (3) scholarship awards at $3,500 each to support violence prevention dissertation research. The awards are available to doctoral students from any discipline which addresses issues of violence prevention and/or treatment. The award must be used to support expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research (e.g., subject fees, computer time, equipment). It may not be used for tuition, personal travel or personal expenses.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

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Students interested in applying for loans or externally funded need-based awards should visit the Office of Financial Aid website and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available January 1 each year.

Office of Scholarships

The FIU Office of Scholarships is also a great resource for graduate students who are seeking funding opportunities through internal and external resources. Visit to browse and apply for FIU scholarships.

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Cost of Attendance

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