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 your discipline or research project. There is also funding for graduate students from underrepresented populations.

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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 maintain a database of 1,000+ funding opportunities tailored to Texas State graduate students.


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

Six graduate students have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2022–2023 academic year. This is Texas State's largest-ever cohort of graduate students selected as awardees for this prestigious program.