External Funding

External funding refers to financial assistance for your graduate studies and research from sources outside Texas State University. These awards are commonly disbursed as fellowships, scholarships, and grants.

Who Should Apply?

External funding is generally based on merit, not financial need, and is typically tied to you, your discipline, or your research project.
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What Are the First Steps?

Before consulting with one of our external funding coordinators, you should familiarize yourself with our funding process, resources, and appointment policy.

Our Services


We present information about graduate funding through Dollars & Sense Presentations and Shop Talks.


We provide links to databases where students can search for funding opportunities.


We announce opportunities through GradBulletin, individual emails, and social media.


We assist students with grant proposals and funding applications by appointment.


We coordinate with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs when university approval is required.

Featured Awardees

Four graduate-level applicants have advanced to semi-finalist status for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program’s 2024-2025 award year!