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How to Search for Graduate School Funding: Home

Helping current and admitted UW graduate students learn the skills and tools to find funding

Know Your Options

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GFIS Closed for the Summer

The GFIS Office will be closed from June 15th to September 25th . Any emails sent during the summer will not be answered until the beginning of the fall quarter. Please utilize the resources on this website.



Email us for help learning how to search for funding, including:

  • An informational email
  • A presentation for a UW department, school, organization, or class
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individualized lists of awards
  • Services can only be provided to current students or those who have received an offer of admission, prospective students should reach out to the admissions contact in their department for information


Quick Tips: Timing is everything!

  • The earlier you start searching, the more awards will be available
  • Ideally, start searching a year before you will need the funds
  • Most deadlines for scholarships, fellowships, and grants are 6-12 months before they pay out
  • Assistantships have quicker turnaround times, often months to weeks before the start date

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