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Fellowship and Grant Opportunities Funded Through NC State

For most purposes, graduate funding falls into two major categories: institutional funds that are already “owned by” or awarded to a university, and nationally competitive funds that are awarded by national, regional, or private agencies to individual graduate students and thus, theoretically, may be taken from one institution to another. Institutional support for NC State graduate students is most often provided by the student’s graduate program. While students typically face stiff competition for any graduate funding, the pool of applicants for “intra-institutional” funds is usually smaller than for those national and regional funds for which graduate students from hundreds of institutions are competing.

A number of fellowship and grant programs which are administered by the Graduate School are listed below. For information about additional funding opportunities, contact the Director of Graduate Programs for the program to which you are applying or in which you are enrolled.

Fellowships and Grants Administered by the Graduate School

Prospective and current students wishing to be considered for the following fellowship and grant opportunities should contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, at Please note that some fellowship programs require students to submit GRE scores to be considered for awards.

Students may apply directly for the following awards

Diversity Enhancement Grants
Travel Grants

Students must be nominated for the following awards

Collier Scholarship
GAANN Fellowship Program
Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants
Molecular Biotechnology Training Program Traineeships
SREB Doctoral Scholars Program
University Graduate Fellowships
Wells Fargo Supplemental Fellowship
Warren-Wolfpack Club Graduate Fellowship
Wilkinson Graduate Fellowship
Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship

Students may nominate faculty for the following award

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

NC State Funding Information Sources

University Fellowships Office
NC State Cooperative Education Program
NC State Office of Financial Aid