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!


Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment was established 24 years ago following the murder of a young Miami resident, Melissa Aptman (to learn more about our story here). Our mission is to prevent violence through education, consultation and the application of research based solutions. The Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research has become an important source of support for new generations of talented violence prevention researchers in the US and beyond.

Apply today for the opportunity to join a selective community of over 50 Belfer-Aptman Dissertation Award Scholars. The 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, equipment, etc.). It may not be used for tuition, personal travel or personal expenses.

Click here for more information on how to apply.


Elise Suna, LMFT
Education Director

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Students interested in funding for travel such as conference funding, research funding, or professional development should visit the Graduate and Professional Student Committee website and complete the applications(s). For important announcements and updates, make sure to visit the GPSC website.


Students interested in information related to travel insurance for international traveling abroad on FIU-sponsored or affiliated trips to conduct research, make sure to visit the FIU Global website.

Graduate at commencement

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

For updated information on tuition and fees and cost of attendance, please visit our OneStop office website.