Funding Opportunities « Graduate Studies
- Grad Grants Center
- EALC departmental AI-ships
- College of Arts and Sciences
- University Graduate School
- Indiana University Funding Resources
- Outside Funding Sources
- Other Sources to Conside
Grad Grants Center
The Graduate School GradGrants Center provides information and training to IU graduate students about how to apply for and receive grants.
Grad Grants Center
IUB Herman B Wells Library
Research Collection, Room 651
1320 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
EALC departmental AI-ships
Graduate students in East Asian Languages and Cultures and other IU graduate programs, may apply for assistant instructor positions in EALC. Most EALC AI positions are available in the language programs. Language AIs lead drill sections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes. There are also a limited number of AI positions available teaching discussion sections for 100 level EALC culture classes. The department gives hiring priority to graduate students in EALC, but we occasionally need to hire graduate students from other departments.
Full AI positions (teaching 2 sections in a semester) pay a monthly stipend and include tuition remission at the rate of approximately 90% of College of Arts and Sciences tuition for up to 12 credits a semester. Half-time AI positions are paid a stipend, but do not include tuition remission.
Applicants to EALC graduate programs: All new graduate program applications are considered for AI-ship funding as well as for admission. Applicants interested in being considered for AI-ships should be certain to complete the “Departmental Questions” portion of the application, which serves as an AI application.
Continuing IU students and applicants to other IU programs: Applications for AI-ships are available from the department office in Goodbody 250 or online, and are due each year on February 15 for the upcoming academic year. Applicants must submit the following for a complete application:
- Application form
- personal statement
- C.V. or résumé
- 2 letters of recommendation
- evidence of quality of teaching (student evaluations, class syllabi, lesson plans)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: The IU Dean of the Faculties requires all non-native speakers of English to take and pass the "Test of English Proficiency for Associate Instructor Candidates (TEPAIC)." ONLY those students who have taken and passed TEPAIC are allowed to teach. All international students applying for an AI position in EALC should carefully review the TEPAIC website and EALC's TEPAIC information sheet. Please be aware that inability to pass this test can result in the revocation of an AI offer.
Graduate students at Indiana University can apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. FLAS fellowships in Chinese, Japanese or Korean are offered by the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) and the Center for the Study of Global Change. Students should refer to the above links for application information.
- Applications are open to new applicants and continuing students.
- At your request, the EALC Graduate Secretary can forward copies of official transcripts, letters of recommendation and test scores to the Center to which you are applying.
- Application Deadline: February 2nd.
- The East Asian Studies Center (EASC) offers a Korean studies graduate fellowship funded by the Society of Friends of Korean Studies (SOFOKS). Students wishing to apply should see the EASC web page for application information.
- Applications are open to applying and continuing students.
College of Arts and Sciences
The Graduate Office of the College of Arts & Sciences offers a number of fellowships to incoming and continuing graduate students. Follow the links below for information on each fellowship. More information can also be found on the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Office website.
- Delores Zohrab Liebman Fellowship
- Three awards for graduate students who have outstanding undergraduate records, demonstrated a need for financial assistance, and are citizens of the United States to the University Graduate School. The fellowship covers the cost of tuition, includes a stipend, and is renewable for a maximum of three years.
- Application deadline for 2013-2014: Materials to department by December 1, 2012
- Dissertation Year Research Fellowship
- For outstanding M.F.A. or Ph.D. candidates - selection criteria include demonstrated academic excellence, proposed use of fellowship funds, and potential for significant research contributions. These fellowships include a $15,000 stipend, but do not include fee scholarships; fellowship winners are expected to devote full time to research.
- Applications entered online (follow the link on the College’s website)
- Application deadline for 2013-2014: March 1, 2013
- John H. Edwards Fellowship
- Awarded on: good citizenship, character, especially attitude toward public service and the likelihood of future usefulness to society, scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, and upon such other bases and qualifications, and in such manner, as the Trustees of Indiana University in their discretion and judgment may determine from time to time, but always without regard to consideration of religion, creed, race, national origin, color, sex, or political affiliation.
- Application deadline for 2013-2014: Notifiy department by January 15, 2013 if you wish to be nominated for this award.
- Travel Award Competition
- Aids students who have been invited to present papers at national or international conferences and who have been recommended by their departments to receive such awards. Awards are usually in the range of $200-300.
- Applications accepted online (follow the link on the College’s website, above) November 1 - December 1, 2012.
University Graduate School
The following is a list of graduate fellowships and awards administered by the University Graduate School. Follow the links below for information on each fellowship. More information can also be found on the University Graduate School website.
- Adam W. Herbert Graduate Fellowship
- Supports graduate study at IU for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
- Application deadline for 2013 - 2014: Friday, February 5, 2013
- CIC FreeAp Program
- A program that can waive the Graduate School application fee (financial need must be shown).
- Apply through the CIC website (link above)
- Educational Opportunity Fellowship
- The award is for new/incoming M.A. or Ph.D. students (financial need must be shown). $1,500 award, renewable for one year.
- Application deadline for 2013 - 2014: January 15, 2013
- Esther Kinsley Master’s Thesis Award
- Must have completed Master’s Thesis during the previous academic year; one $1,500 award.
- Application deadline: Materials submitted to student's department by October 2, 2012
- Esther Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award
- Must have completed Ph.D. degree during the previous academic year; one $1,500 award.
- Application deadline: Materials submitted to student's department by February 1, 2013
- Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship
- For advanced IU Bloomington doctoral and MFA students to enhance their career preparation by experiencing faculty life in another academic environment, either within or outside of Indiana.
- Application deadline for 2013 - 2014: Friday, October 16, 2012
- Graduate Scholars Fellowship
- The award is for new/incoming Ph.D. students, or current M.A. students bridging into the Ph.D. Program
- Application deadline for 2013 - 2014: Friday, February 5, 2013
- Grant in Aid of Doctoral Research
- For advanced Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research.
- Fall application deadline: materials to department by October 2, 2012
- Spring application deadline: materials to department by February 5, 2013
- Indiana University Credit Union Dissertation Fellowship (NEW!!!)
- Provides stipend support ($10,000) for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation.
- Application deadline for 2013-2014: materials to department by March 18, 2013
- Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship
- The award is for new/incoming M.A. or Ph.D. students, or current M.A. students bridging into the Ph.D. Program
- Applicants must have been in McNair undergraduate program
- Notify department of eligibility as part of graduate admission process
- Wells Graduate Fellowship
- One doctoral or M.F.A. student who exemplifies the characteristics of Chancellor Wells; single-year award of $30,000 that must be used the year it is granted.
- Application deadline for 2013-2014: materials to department by November 25, 2012
Indiana University Funding Resources
- Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)
- International Programs
- For information on foreign financial aid (exchange programs, fellowships, etc.).
- Mathers Museum of World Cultures Assistantships
- National Graduate Student Services, Organizations, and Societies
- Office of Student Financial Assistance
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Should be filed by March 1st for the next academic year, and must be renewed every year.
- Work Study Programs
- Eligibility determined by FAFSA application.
- Residence Hall Assistantships
Outside Funding Sources
The following is a list of fellowships, grants, and awards that you may be eligible for. These awards are external, so you must apply to them on your own. Check on the web for details on the award, application, and deadline for each:
- American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
- American Antiquarian Society Fellowships
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowships
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships
- American Councils for International Education ACTR-ACCELS Programs
- American Philosophical Society Library, Library Resident/Research Fellowships
- Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
- Ann Plato Pre/Post-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship at Trinity College
- Blakemore Foundation: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Study of Asian Languages
- Boren Awards for International Study
- Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
- Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
- Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes – U.S. Deptartment of State/CAORC
- Dartmouth College Dissertation Fellowships
- Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, The Wenner-Gren Foundation
- Fellowships Office of Policy and Global Affairs
- Five College Fellowship Program for Minority Students
- Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Awards (Humanities & Science Fellowship)
- Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) of the CIC Consortium
- Fulbright Program
- Full Year Asian Language Concentration (FALCON) Program at Cornell
- Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships, Williams College
- Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award, American Folklife Center
- Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award
- Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
- Henry Reed Fund Award, American Folklife Center
- Hopkins-Nanjing Center
- Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
- Jacobs Research Funds, Whatcom Museum
- John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowship
- Josephine de Kármán Fellowships
- Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research, American Philosophical Society
- Library Company of Philadelphia, Research Fellowships in American History & Culture
- Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society
- Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
- Point Foundation: National LGBT Scholarship Fund
- Population Council Fellowships in the Social Sciences
- Princeton in Beijing
- Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
- School of American Research, Santa Fe Resident Scholar Program
- Smithsonian Institute Fellowships
- Social Science Research Council (SSRC):
- Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
- Spencer Foundation Grant Programs
- US Institute of Peace - Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships
- Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships
- Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Other Sources to Consider
- Guaranteed Bank Loans through hometown banks
- National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Loans
- U.S. Department of Education