Fellowships & Awards

Fellowships and awards are great financial support options for graduate school. They do not require repayment and often come with no requirement other than academic progress.

Internal Fellowships and Awards

Graduate students at IU find support through internal fellowships and awards, which is money that comes directly from IU.

Students, please note that the individual departments or schools submit the nomination for majority of these awards and fellowships.

External Fellowships and Awards

External fellowships are available from many organizations unaffiliated with the university. The list below is a starting point for finding external fellowships. In addition, the IU GradGrants Center website offers resources for finding funding, and the IU GradGrants Center consultants are available for one-on-one advising for external funding proposals. Graduate students may contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Research Grants

Research grants are also available. You can learn more at Academics & Research »

The IU Foundation also offers grant opportunites, including the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council Grant

Submission Procedures

Decisions regarding most awards are made by individual graduate programs and can involve a stipend plus tuition and health insurance. The amount and length of these awards varies according to the award and the graduate program.

In many cases, you will need to apply to be considered for the awards listed above. Submit your application directly to your department.

Similarly, you may need to be nominated by a faculty member or department for consideration. Make sure you’re in communication with your department about all fellowship opportunities.

Every department or school has its own internal deadlines for nomination for these awards. Check with your individual department or school about internal deadlines.