Externally Funded Fellowships

If you are a newly admitted graduate student, and you have received a competitive fellowship, scholarship, grant or similar award from an agency external to UT Arlington, and that award pays a significant part of your tuition, fees and living expenses during your graduate studies in the US, we encourage you to apply for the Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowship (PDF, 66KB).

Please note, fellowship awards may impact student loans. If you have or plan to obtain a student loan, check with the Financial Aid Office before accepting any type of fellowship.

All But Dissertation Doctoral Fellowships

Computer Science Fellowships

General Fellowships

Humanities & Social Sciences Fellowships

Fellowships for Minorities/New Americans

Science & Engineering Fellowships

Technology Professional/Business Fellowships

Fellowships for Women


Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

Accenture is pleased to announce that, through a partnership agreement with the American Indian Graduate Center, it is accepting applications for the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund. The Accenture scholarships meet a vital need for American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking higher education and having financial need.


Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships exist to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.

ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art provides year-long fellowships to doctoral candidates doing dissertations in the art history of the United States. Limited to students in departments of art history.

AFCEA Graduate Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation sponsors four categories of scholarship assistance, available for graduate students currently enrolled full-time at accredited universities in the United States.

American Association of University Women

These fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

American Association of University Women – International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions is supported.

American Association of University Women – Selected Professions Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation has traditionally been low. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

American Educational Research Association

The AERA Grants Program provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data-sets sponsored by the NCES and NSF.

APA Minority Fellowship Program

The APA MFP’s objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.

Association for Institutional Research

The Charles I Brown and Cameron Fincher Fellowship Awards recognize outstanding dissertation proposals. The dissertation fellowship program provides funds to doctoral students beginning their dissertation. The program supports research on postsecondary education using the NCES and NSF national databases or research studies that increase the understanding and knowledge of student decisions in postsecondary education.

Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose research addresses ethical or religious values.

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

Applications are being accepted for the Chateaubriand Fellowship program offered by the Embassy of France. The program offers 10 months of support for PhD students from US institutions to conduct research in France. There are two programs: one is a STEM fellowship program and the other focuses on Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS.) Recipients receive a stipend, health insurance, and funds for round trip travel to France. The deadline for the HSS program is December 31st, 2011; STEM Fellowship applications are due February 1st, 2012. According to the announcement, “Candidates do not have to be US citizens, but French citizens are not eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled in at an American university.”

Council on Library and Information Resources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the US and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is for undergraduate seniors or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Students involved in yearly conferences and have the opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Department of Energy Office of International Climate Change Policy & Technology Fellowship Program

Opportunity in Washington, DC to contribute to a multilateral initiative to promote industrial efficiency in major economies through the Clean Energy Ministerial. The Fellowship position would involve frequent interactions with international counterparts and some international travel. Prior industrial efficiency experience and demonstrated project management skills are both required. Preferred qualifications include international experience and prior work in energy and/or climate change policy. Familiarity with energy management is also desirable. Stipends range from $50,000 to $100,000 depending on academic level, skills, and experience. Additional allowances for medical insurance or transportation may be provided.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the US. The fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a US academic institution for three years.

EPA Student Design Competition for Sustainability

EPA’s P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet Program is a unique competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life. The competition has two phases. For the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. They bring the design in April to the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington DC to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $90,000 to take their design to real world application.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships.

GAANN Fellowship Program

The Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Physics, in partnership with Graduate Studies, have received $1.4 million in federal grants from the US Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program. This program supports exceptional doctoral students who demonstrate financial need in fields deemed critical to the US.

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships are being offered to students who have applied and received significant funding from agencies external to The University of Texas at Arlington for graduate education. The award will commence with the Fall semester of 2010.

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships (PDF, 66KB)

Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of WTS Scholarship

To encourage women to pursue careers in transportation, the Great Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of WTS awards a $1,500 scholarship to one graduate student and a $1,000 scholarship to one undergraduate student.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Awards are made to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. Applicants may be citizens of any country, studying at colleges or universities in any country.

Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work

The Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program is funded by the John A Hartford Foundation and administered by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). It is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI) that seeks to expand the training of social workers that can improve the health and well being of older persons and their families.

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are US citizens, either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas.

HSF College Scholarship Program (National)

The HSF College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

HSF / McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant

In partnership with the McNamara Family Foundation, this program provides financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field —media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others— to assist them in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $20,000.

Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship

These fellowships are designed to allow outstanding early-career researchers to facilitate research related to hydropower. Research undertaken by the Foundation and its Fellows seeks to advance knowledge about hydroelectric technology, including efficiency improvements and environmental mitigation. Fellows are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal. Hydro Research Foundation Fellows will be awarded two years of support for applied research in the field of hydropower. Fellowship applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree by the date of the Fellowship award and be a full time master’s or doctoral student.

IBM PhD Fellowship Program

The IBM PhD Fellowship Program is intended to honor exceptional PhD students in disciplines of mutual interest, fundamental to innovation and on-demand business, including: business, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics, as well as emerging technical fields such as autonomic computing, nanotechnology, grid computing, e-business, on-demand and services management, operations, research, and services science. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program also supports a long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities, and all who contribute to that diversity.

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

International Research and Exchanges Board

IREX’s Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) program seeks to attract, select, and support in-depth field research by US students, scholars and experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about these regions to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad. The IARO Program provides fellows with the means and support necessary to conduct in-country research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The IARO Program plays a vital role in supporting the emergence of a dedicated and knowledgeable cadre of US scholars and experts who can enrich the U.S. understanding of developments in Southeast Europe and Eurasia.

Institute of International Education

The US Student Fulbright Program is sponsored by the US Department of State. It is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

Jeanette Elmer Scholarship

This fund is designated to provide scholarships to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited institution and who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico or Arizona tribes.

John L Carey Scholarships

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting. These awards are intended to encourage liberal arts undergraduates to consider professional accounting careers.

Korean-American Students Foundation Scholarships

Annual awards to provide partial financial support for Korean-American students at US institutions of higher education, in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Awards are based on an evaluation of applicant financial need, merit, and academic achievement.

Leo S Rowe Pan American Fund for Students from Latin America or The Caribbean

The Leo S Rowe Fund (“the Rowe Fund,”) an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS,) helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars.

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, astrobiology and space science, biology, ecology, geography, geology, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $25,000/year for students working toward a PhD degree.

Luminant Environmental Research Program

This program provides research grants to students working on master’s or doctoral degrees from Texas Institutions. Awards are made to students whose thesis or dissertation research is focused on assessment, control or abatement of the environmental impacts of Luminant operations including strip mining, thermal effluents, and reclamation of mined lands. In order to apply, a student must be accepted into the laboratory of a supervising professor and present a minimum combined GRE score of 1100.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

The MMMF was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion. Previous grant recipients studied agriculture, architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences, and social work.

Myra Sadker Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award was designed to promote and support graduate students engaged in educational equity research. Doctoral level dissertations that explore or promote educational equity and fairness based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, or other such variables will be considered for support, at a level of $2,000 a year.

NASA / Harriett G Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The mission of the Harriett G Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) is to increase the numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in the math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) disciplines. Up to 20 fellows will be selected annually. Fellowships are awarded to applicants that have been accepted into an accredited Master’s or Doctoral program.

National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, about 25 fellowships will be awarded.

National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1st, 2007, and December 31st, 2012. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to twenty NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

The Department of Defense will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. These fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering.

National Physical Science Consortium

This program provides fellowships for qualified students, especially minorities and women, to pursue the doctorate in STEM fields and then enter business or industry. The goal of the program is to increase the mathematics, computer science, and physics, talent pool.

National Research Council

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the US government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education.

NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program

The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete well-being and college athletics participation. Research grants are available for graduate students only and are intended to support the student while conducting research to be used for a doctoral dissertation, master's thesis or external publication. Awards for these research grants are set at a maximum of $7,500 for one-year projects.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Candidates must be holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens or children of two naturalized citizen parents.

Ralph H Rodick Sr Mentoring and Leadership Scholarship

Each of these annual scholarships lasts two years and is awarded at the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year. These scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books and other college-related expenses. Recipients will be expected to conduct research in the area of mentoring and leadership, to present their research locally and nationally, and to publish their research in scientific journals.

Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. These awards are funded by the AICPA Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others.

Social Science Research Council

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection.) The program promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and geographical region and engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.

ROTC Scholarships for Graduate Students

These scholarships are available to full time students enrolled in ROTC. To apply, you must be a US citizen and medically qualified, with a GPA greater than 2.5.

SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Spencer Foundation

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

VEF Graduate Fellowship Program – Recommended Scholars

The Vietnam Education Foundation is a special initiative by the government and the people of the United States to promote closer relations between the US and Vietnam. We do so by providing opportunities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in science and technology in the US.

Wanda J Schafer Graduate Scholarship

The Wanda J Schafer Graduate Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of WTS to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. This scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help PhD candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.