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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
Your Academic Department
May provide direct funding
May have information on how students fund their studies
Quicker turnaround than other funding options
Good for funding the current school year
Some include salary, tuition waiver, and insurance
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants
Deadlines are 6-12 months before payout
Best for future school years, summer, and some small, short-term awards
The GFIS office is open, working remotely.
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
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.