Summary of Funding Competitions
|Funding Opportunity||Due Date||Eligibility for Doctoral Students||Funds||Amount|
|Summer Research Fellowships||Fall: November||Students in their 2nd year & beyond, but not yet at the dissertation stage||2 months of full-time summer research*||$7,000|
|Dissertation or practicum support||See Chairs||Students conducting research for their dissertation or practicum||Hard costs of dissertation or practicum||Varies; $4,000 max|
|Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCF)||Fall||Students in final year of doctoral studies||Writing time for solo-authored dissertation||$7,000|
|Summer Research Development Fellowships||Winter: January||Students in 1st year, unless already funded via University Distinguished or Enrichment Fellowships||2 months of full-time summer research*||$7,000|
|College Endowed Scholarships||Spring: March||Varies||Varies; Usually cash award||Varies|
|Multi-Year Recruitment Fellowship||Winter: January||Varies||Varies from one-time awards to multi-year||Varies|
|2022 Pilot: Support for Doctoral Students Who Are Full-Time Employees||Fall: November||Doctoral students who are employed full-time||Varies||Varies; $1,500 max|
College of Education Doctoral Fellowship Competitions
These fellowships are awarded through a competitive process each year. Students will receive notification of the scholarship process via their MSU-issued email from the Grad Link student newsletter. You must be an enrolled student to receive the notification. Individual awards will be posted online and shared via the College newsletter at least one month in advance of the award deadlines.
College of Education Recruitment Fellowships & Scholarships
The College of Education, with additional funding from the Graduate School, provides more than $2 million to support doctoral1 student education in the form of fellowships and scholarships each year. Fellowships, typically awarded on a competitive basis, are designed to help recruit exemplary students and cover costs such as research, tuition, living expenses, and professional development. Fellowships are often combined with graduate assistantship opportunities.
1 Limited number of scholarships for Master’s students may be available on the Recruitment Fellowships & Scholarships site.
College Endowed Scholarships
There are additional endowed scholarships and external funds offered through individual departments and programs in the College of Education.
Professional Development Fellowships
There are limited funds to support various forms of professional development. This means that doctoral students presenting the results of scholarly research at national or international conferences, for example, may request support for travel or other extraordinary expenses from their department chairs and from their department fellowship representatives. The Graduate School also provides limited support for similar activities.