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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Upcoming FIU Application Workshops

Deadline: September 1, 2018 (FIU’s campus deadline)

Year after year, FIU students have been the proud recipients of prestigious awards through the Fulbright US Student Program, and you can be one, too!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a prestigious international exchange grant that allows students to either pursue research or study abroad or to teach English abroad for up to one year.  Over 1,000 grants are available each year in over 140 countries. This program is funded by the US Department of State, and it was developed by the US Congress in 1946 as an effort to promote mutual understanding between cultures.

This program is funded by the US Department of State, and it was developed by the US Congress in 1946 as an effort to promote mutual understanding between cultures.

Graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists.  To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, you must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a bachelor’s degree by fall 2018. Depending on the country of application, you may also need to prove that you have proficiency in the language spoken in that country.

The application for the 2018-2019 grant year will open in April 2017, and FIU’s campus deadline is September 1st.

Grant funding for FIU study abroad programs during your undergraduate career.

We encourage you to discover more about Fulbright by attending one of our information sessions, as well as by exploring the Fulbright website at The Fulbright website includes information about requirements for specific countries, application instructions, and even statistics to consider when applying.

Your first step should be to attend an information session.  Program advisors who receive questions which are covered in the sessions will direct students to attend a session.

FIU’s Fulbright Program Advisors are:
Susy Gomez
Associate Director
Office of Study Abroad
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 230

Eric Feldman
Global Learning Initiatives
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PC 244B

AAUW American Fellowships

Deadline: November 1, 2018

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

American Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

American Short-Term Research Publication Grants

Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible.

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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 and Fellowships

The FIU Office of Scholarships and Fellowships is also a great resource for graduate students who are seeking funding opportunities through the University-wide Scholarship program and other internal and external resources.

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Cost of Attendance

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