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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

Quick Tips: Timing is everything!

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

Starting Points


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COVID-19 Availability

The GFIS office is open, working remotely.

Available Help

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

  • An informational email
  • A 30-minute, one-on-one Zoom meeting
  • A presentation for a UW department, school, organization, or class
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individualized lists of awards

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Under Construction!

Please forgive our progress! We are updating the guide to be more intuitive. If there is a resource you can't find, please email us. We are doing our best to preserve access while we work.

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