The Graduate School administers a range of fellowships and research awards annually. These awards, most of which are donor supported, range from $500 to $25,000 per year and, in some cases, include tuition support.
New this year: For all Graduate School awards with a February 17th deadline, applications will be managed in the UO Scholarship Dashboard. Please see instructions for each award for details.
|Betty Foster McCue Scholarship||February 17||$5,000||Doctoral candidates whose dissertations relate to human development & performance|
|Campus Visit Recruitment Support||Departments apply to the Graduate School.||Up to $500||Prospective doctoral students.|
|David S Easly Memorial Award||February 17||$5,000||Graduate students in programs related to environmental conservation|
|Dissertation Research Fellowships||February 17*||Stipend at least equivalent to a level 3 GE, Tuition waiver, GE fee subsidy, GE insurance subsidy||Doctoral students advanced to candidacy by the end of Spring 2020|
|Future Stewards Program||July 1||6 terms of tuition support||Master's and doctoral students who are members of a federally recognized tribe of Oregon|
|Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award||February 17||$3,000||Master's, doctoral, and law students pursuing unique enrichment opportunities during the upcoming summer|
|Graduate Teaching Excellence Award||February 17*||$1,000||GEs with at least 5 terms of experience as sole instructor, lab or discussion leader|
|Kimble First-Year Teaching Award||June 30||$500||GEs teaching for the first time at a post-secondary institution. Must have participated in UO teacher training|
|Lokey Graduate Science Award||Departments apply to the Graduate School||Up to $6,000||Incoming doctoral students in the sciences. This award is allocated at the department level|
|Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship||February 17||$10,000 + tuition waiver for non-GE recipient||Master's, doctoral, and law students with financial need pursuing studies in communication, particularly through writing|
|Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award||February 17||$1,000||Master's, doctoral, and law students doing work related to preserving culture, language, and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans|
|Oregon Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International Research||April 27*||$15,000||Doctoral students whose work has an international dimension|
|Promising Scholar Award||Departments nominate incoming students||$6,000 stipend, guaranteed GE support for first two years of study, membership in Promising Scholar cohort||Incoming students nominated by their department|
|Raymund Fellowship||Departments nominate incoming students||During the first year the fellowship includes a stipend $5,000 above that of a first-year Graduate Employee in the student’s academic department, covers required student fees, UO student insurance and a full tuition waiver||Exceptionally talented incoming students nominated by their department|
|Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship||February 17||$6,000||Master's, doctoral, and law students whose research has potential for significant societal impact|
|Southeast Asian Studies Award||February 17||$2,000||Master's, doctoral, and law students doing research about Southeast Asia|
|Special “Opps” Travel and Research Award||Wednesday of Week 8 of each term at 1 p.m.||Up to $500|
Master’s, doctoral, and law students who have completed at least one full term and are in good academic standing.The proposal must be supported by the department chair and the graduate student’s advisor. Department chair and graduate advisor are requested not to sponsor students who could be supported from other sources such as sponsored research grants and contracts.
|Top-Off Recruitment Support||Departments apply to the Graduate School.||$2,000||Prospective doctoral students.|
* Because these awards require department/school/college nomination, departments will have earlier internal deadlines. Please check with your department for their specific deadline.
Universitywide scholarships are offered centrally through the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Many individual UO schools and departments also offer scholarships to students studying a specific major or discipline.
Diversity Excellence Scholarship
The Diversity Excellence Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the University.
General University Scholarship Program
General University Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, and selection is highly competitive. They are made possible by the generous contributions of many individuals to the University of Oregon.
Logan Graduate Mentor Award
The Logan Graduate Mentor Award, part of the Logan Scholarship Program, supports graduate students pursuing the UOTeach licensure program or special education.
Wayne Morse Center Graduate Research Fellowships
Each year the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics supports Graduate Research Fellows by making three awards of $3,000 each to UO graduate students.
The Graduate School regularly receives information about funding opportunities for graduate students during the academic year.
Sign up for the Graduate School's weekly newsletter for funding and professional development opportunities.
View the latest funding and professional development opportunities.
External agencies (for example, NSF, NIH, USDA) provide funding for graduate students. They provide resources to assist you in finding these additional external opportunities and will provide instruction on where to obtain more information about each program as well as an application.
To find out about the vast array of awards that will be appropriate for you, talk with your director of graduate studies and other students in your field. UCLA’s fellowship database also offers an extensive list of external fellowship opportunities to consider.