Financial Opportunities for Graduate Students


California Pre-Doctoral Program $3,000

Designed to increase the pool of potential university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of individuals who are current upper division or graduate students in the CSU system, economically and educationally disadvantaged, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The grant provides up to $3,000 for students to use for exposure to research in their chosen fields, visits to doctoral-granting institutions, national symposiums or professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, journal subscriptions, graduate school application fees, test fees, and books and materials.

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2014.

Clara Mayo Grants for Research on Sexism, Racism or Prejudice

Offered through the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, this program supports master's theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Up to four awards of $1,000 each are made per year. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested are favored.

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Application Deadline:

  • Spring 2014 Session - May 7, 2014.
  • Fall 2014 Session - October 15, 2014

People, Prosperity, and the Planet Grant (P3)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award as many as 50 grants up to $10,000 each to student teams. The money will be used to research and develop sustainable solutions during the academic year. In the following Spring, the teams will be invited to bring their designs to Washington , D.C. to compete for EPA's P3 Award, which includes an additional award worth up to $75,000 to further develop and implement the project in the field.

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Application Deadline: Next deadline expected December 2014.

Research Grants for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Offered through the Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute for National & International Affairs, this program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and advanced researchers to enable travel to Truman Library and use of its collections over one to three weeks.

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Application Deadline: April 1, 2014.