Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships | GradFund
External Funding for Newly Admitted Students
What is External Funding?
External, merit-based funding comes in the forms of research grants and fellowships, designed to support you as you pursue your graduate degree. We are here to assist Rutgers graduate students with identifying and applying for external funding.
Can You Assist Me with Need-Based Aid?
We assist students with merit-based aid. If you are interested in learning more about need-based aid, contact the university’s Office of Financial Aid.
Why Should I Apply?
Applying for external, merit-based funding is an important part of your professional development as a graduate student pursing a research based degree. In addition to providing you with additional resources for your graduate study, securing external funding will bring recognition to your work and help you to build a competitive CV.
What Should I Do Next?
Scroll down the page to visit the resource page for your degree program or area of study.
Ready to apply? Scroll down for GradFund Resources.
GradFund Resources for Newly Admitted Students
The GradFund Proposal Writing 101 tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of writing your fellowship or grant application. From getting to know your funder to completing the last piece of the application, this guide will get you there.
Forums & Chat
Use our forums to exchange ideas with your peers and GradFund staff about applying for funding as a predissertion student. We also offer an online chat service called ‘Ask a Fellowship Advisor’, where you can ask quick questions about our services, your scheduled meetings, or application procedures.
Meet with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for a Building a Funding Plan Conference in order to organize your applications and then when you are ready to apply, schedule a Help with a Funder or Application Essay Conference meeting. Learn more about our meeting types and other services here.
Join a mentoring program, and meet regularly with a peer mentor and other graduate students working on this application for help, support and expert guidance.
Predissertation Grants & Fellowships
Language Training Grants
Awards for International Students
Biomedical Grants & Fellowships
Humanities Predissertation Grants & Fellowships
Social Science Grants & Fellowships
Engineering Grants & Fellowships
Physical & Mathematical Sciences Grants & Fellowships
Proposal Writing 101 Tutorial
Proposal Writing 101
Articles & Advice
Proposal Writing 101 Workbook
Once you’ve watched Proposal Writing 101, dive into our proposal writing 101 workbook. The workbook will take you step-by-step through the development of a funding application.
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In order to access the step-by-step guidance found in our Proposal Writing 101 Workbook, please log in to our website using your Rutgers Scarletmail credentials.
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Our newsletter will keep you informed about new funding opportunities and upcoming deadlines, as well as information about GradFund services and other resources that will help you search for and apply to funding opportunities.
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