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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

Available Help

Consultation Hours Winter 2024

  • By appointment: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30a-2:30p; Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00p
  • Use the schedule a consultation widget to make an appointment


Drop-in Hours

  • In-person: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30p  in Red B, located in the Allen Research Commons
    • Jan 16- March 5
  • Virtual: Thursdays 12:00-1:00p ( Must be logged in with UW Net ID on zoom to access
    • Jan 11- March 14


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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