How to Apply for External Grants, Awards, and Fellowships
Interested in applying for an external fellowship? Email Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Bent at email@example.com. Dr. Bent is the Graduate School’s Research and Grant Development Specialist. She develops programming for emerging scholars (graduate students and postdoctoral scholars) to support them on their research development journey. She is here to assist emerging scholars interested in seeking external funding.
Steps to apply for External Fellowships and Awards
Use the Graduate School Resources Canvas Site for information about fellowship and grant writing. Email Amy Rhea at firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be added to the site
Search for interesting funding opportunities
Discuss your research interests and career plans with your faculty mentor or email Dr. Bent at email@example.com to schedule a meeting
Plan your submission with your faculty mentor or email Dr. Bent at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting
Fellowship Search Tools
- Pivot is a database of funding opportunities sponsored by the government, private foundations, nonprofit organizations, and professional societies. MU subscribes to this service; current Mizzou faculty and students have free access. To use the database, you must first create an account.
- The Graduate School lists current external funding opportunities (updated weekly) on our website.
- The MU Office of Global and National Fellowships lists nationally prestigious fellowships and scholarships.
- The University of Illinois has a very user-friendly database as well: University of Illinois Fellowship Finder
Examples of Prestigious National Fellowships & Awards
Each year the Graduate School honors MU’s Graduate Students of Distinction who have received prestigious national fellowships. Campus leaders celebrate and officially recognize these students who have received prestigious national fellowships to support their graduate education.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
- National Academies Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs
- Department of Defense National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fellowships
- National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
- American Association of University Women
- American Council for Learned Societies, Advancing the Humanities
- Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
- Spencer Foundation
- Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies