Funding Programs


Internal Funding Programs


Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship:

Deadline: The 2016-2017 application period will open in January, 2016.

These fellowships support the research of outstanding, advanced graduate students with a need to investigate archives or gather other information in a foreign country or countries. Fellowships are normally awarded to graduate students in architecture, history, politics, and/or international affairs. If no such student is forthcoming in a given year, the fellowship may be awarded to students in other disciplines.

Students must be nominated to apply for these fellowships through their home department or program. Departments must provide a cover letter that includes a priority ranking of nominations. More information can be found here.


Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship:

Deadline: The 2016-2017 application period will open in January, 2016.

Sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, these fellowships are awarded to support graduate students who are engaged in the research or writing of a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs" and whose research requires travel.

Students must be nominated to apply for these fellowships through their home department or program. Departments must provide a cover letter that includes a priority ranking of nominations. More information can be found here.


The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Awards:

Deadline: Award availability is announced in early spring for projects to be completed in the following summer.  

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the VPR Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, the purpose of these awards is to stimulate preliminary dissertation research for students who are at or near the dissertation proposal stage. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support graduate students as they visit archives and museums; engage in pre-field analysis and logistics and survey available sources in order to sharpen focus on a dissertation topic; and better position themselves for larger future dissertation research and writing awards. Eligibility: Applicants must be Ph.D. students in an arts, humanities or social sciences field who are no more than three years into their course of study (i.e., rising 4th years or earlier). New for this submission cycle: all aplications must be routed through the department DGS's. More information can be found here


External Funding Programs


UVA-Nominated Fellowships

Students interested in the following four fellowships must be nominated by the University through an internal nomination process (details on the application process for each fellowship can be found by clicking the links below). Successful internal applicants will then submit application materials, through the University, to the fellowship competitions.

2016 Google U.S./Canada PhD Fellowship

Eligibility: Ph.D. students in Computer Science and related disciplines

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Eligibility: graduate students in any recognized field of study in humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training)

ARCS Endowment Fellowship

Eligibility: graduate students in science and technology; eligible research field varies by year

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates in child psychology


External Fellowship Applications

Students interested in the following fellowships may apply individually through the application process of the particular fellowship (click the links below for more details). While each student must apply individually, the Office of Graduate Studies is always willing to assist students in crafting and submitting the best application possible. Please contact us at if you would like more information or assistance with applications.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Eligibility: Ph.D. students in most science and engineering fields

Explorers Club Washington Group Exploration and Filed Research Grants Program

Eligibility: graduate students doing research that "adds to the body of knowledge about the earth, its people, and the universe" (variety of fields eligible)

Grant: short-term funding for a specific fieldwork project or need

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia Battestin Fellowships for Graduate Student Summer Research

Eligibility: UVA graduate students doing research in the UVA collections, emphasizing physical or textual bibliography

Grant: summer research funds

Virginia Sea Grant Research Fellowships

Eligibility: graduate students doing coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan

Virginia Space Grant Consortium's 2015-16 Scholarship/Fellowship Programs

Eligibility: students pursuing higher education at Virginia Space Grant institutions (UVA included) and Virginia Community Colleges; different awards, including research grants, scholarships, and internships are available for graduate and undergraduate students, depending on the type of award

The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation

Eligibility: students who have an undergraduate degree and have been admitted to a graduate program at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Iceland prior to receiving the first payment of the fellowship, and whose research or scholarly project necessitates an exchange to the host country

Evette Harless Scholarship

Eligibility: students who are U.S. citizens, enrolled in an accredited graduate program and conducting solar energy-related research