Nationally Competitive Fellowship Programs and Other Funding Opportunities

The Graduate Fellowship Specialist within The Graduate School helps NC State University graduate students compete for external awards and fellowships.

Whereas “internal” awards are those offered by your department or the University, “external” awards are those national and international awards offered by private foundations, government agencies, and corporations. External funders include the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, American Association of University Women, National Institutes of Health, Google, Fulbright, Social Science Research Council, and hundreds of others.

Highlighted Nationally Competitive Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards

Upcoming Graduate Fellowship Informational Events:

What: Mandatory Fulbright Information Sessions (students only attend one session)
When/Where: All sessions will be conducted via Zoom
Some general information:
  • Fulbright options – research or English teaching assistantships
  • Length of stay in the host country – anywhere from 9-12 months (country specific)
  • master’s through PhD candidates are eligible (country specific for some research/ETA options)
  • more information can be found here: