Databases of fellowships, scholarships, and grants for master's students
Databases of fellowships, scholarships, and grants for PhD students
International students can filter by residency or citizenship status in most of the databases above. We also have a section for resources geared towards international students.
Start general. Begin with simple searches that combine a general keyword or category (e.g. anthropology or social science). Filter by eligibility criteria that pertain to you (e.g. master's degree, international students).
Consider your search terms. Brainstorm a list of keywords in three areas: your degree or program, your research interests, and your personal, social, or cultural identities (e. g. gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation). Use many synonyms.
Follow up! Always visit the funding source's website for the most accurate information about a particular funding opportunity. Follow leads to see what other funding they offer that may not appear in the database.
Automate your process. Grant Forward conveniently allows you to save searches and set up alerts. Creating a spreadsheet to keep track of awards in other databases may be helpful for the search process.
Look at "closed opportunities" and deadlines that have passed. If you are in a multi-year program, you can apply to a scholarship, fellowship, or grant in the following award cycle.
Funding at UW is often administered through specific departments. It is important to be in contact with your program to know if they have funding for graduate students and information about applying to these opportunities.