Online Funding Resources
Online Funding Resources
The following list is by no means exhaustive. We use many of these same tools for our weekly funding email.
Don’t forget to consult the website of your discipline’s professional organization(s)/association(s) such as the American Historical Association, College Art Association, and American Heart Association, as well interdisciplinary umbrella platforms like H-Net.org (Humanities and Social Sciences Online).
SnAP is UIC’s internal scholarship information system. Although primarily for undergraduates, there are some opportunities for graduate students and SnAP will, after you complete a general application, show you the scholarships for which you qualify.
UIC has an institutional membership for the Pivot-RP platform, which “accelerates the research process by providing access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities” and “facilitating collaborator discovery.”
UIC Office of Scholarships
Additional Scholarship Resources: Curated by scholarships.uic.edu.
There are a number of useful external databases.
UIUC Graduate College Fellowship Finder
Extremely user-friendly, this is our first go-to source.
UCLA's Funding Database
MSU: Grants and Related Resources
Grants and Related Resources. A compilation of resources for grant and financial aid seekers.
councils and academies
Council for European Studies Fellowship Program
UIC is a member of CES.
National Academies of Sciences
The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers several graduate fellowships.
SPINSelf-proclaimed world’s largest database of sponsored funding opportunities.
Zintellect! This website provides listings of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations. These programs are administered by ORAU and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Pivot-RP provides access to “the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities” and facilitates collaborator discovery.
Funding for Undocumented and International Students
Undocumented and international students face the largest obstacles to funding their graduate education. Below are resources that we have found.
Resources for Undocumented Students
UIC Resources for Undocumented Students
“Undocumented, unapologetic, & unafraid”
US Department of Education Resource Guide
US Department of Education Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation: List of Graduate Scholarships and List of Graduate Fellowships.
NAFA's guide for non-US citizens
Scholarships, grants, and fellowships that accept applications from non-US citizens: Information shared by the National Association of Fellowship Advisors. Some entries are dated so deadlines should be seen as guideposts and not as definitive.
Resources from Other Universities
Funding for International Students Studying in the US: information shared by the graduate schools of CalTech, Duke University, and the University of Arizona.
Supported by the U.S. Department of State, Education USA is a network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. It focuses on assisting students in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities and includes financial opportunities.