Financial Opportunities for Graduate Students

Additional Opportunities

Academically Related Activities (ARA)

Travel funds will be awarded to students who are presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences, selected for competition to perform musical or dramatic pieces, or invited by a recognized gallery to exhibit artistic works. Awards will not normally exceed $300 for in-state conferences and $500 for out-of-state conferences. Funds will be made available ONLY toward travel and lodging. Funds are distributed as applications are submitted on a first come, first served basis.

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Application Deadline: Next deadline expected April 2014.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This program, offered through the Institute of International Education, gives recent BS/BA graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals/artists opportunities for personal development and international experience in over 140 countries. Most grantees plan their own programs. Awards vary from country to country.

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Application Deadline: Next deadline expected October 2014.

Graduate Sciences Program (GSP)

Offered through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the goal of this program is to increase opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental or remote sensing oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI). The program will provide students with educational training in math, science, economics, law, social science and engineering, as well as entry-level employment and hands-on research and work experience at NOAA. Recruitment begins each October and closes each January.

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Application Deadline: Next deadline expected January 2014. Please check web site for info.

Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

The RIPS program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. RIPS recruits its students from all over the world. The students, with direction from their faculty mentor and industrial sponsor, spend nine weeks learning about the problem, mastering the latest analytical approaches and techniques to solve it, and developing report-writing and public-speaking skills to be able to make professional presentations about the progress and results of their work to a scientific audience.

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Application Deadline: February 12, 2014.

Student Academic Development (SAD)

The purpose of the Student Academic Development Program fund, established with Sacramento State discretionary lottery monies, is to support activities that extend students' educational experiences beyond the normal instructional environment. We encourage students from all academic disciplines to apply.

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Application Deadline: Next deadline expected April 2014.