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Funding Opportunities at Tufts

Tufts provides a range of financial assistance to students in the forms of scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, loans, and employment to as many graduate students as  funds allow. Please visit each graduate school’s website for information about that school’s financial assistance opportunities.

Funding Opportunities Outside of Tufts

The Office of Graduate Studies  encourages graduate students to seek external funding throughout their graduate career, and has compiled a database to help students in their search.

Diversity Fellowship Spotlight

The Provost’s Office recommends the following  fellowships for graduate students. Many 2012 fellowship deadlines have passed but as these are competitive fellowship programs many students have begun preparation for the 2013 year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opportunities across many disciplines for students at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels.
Ford Diversity Fellowships Opportunities for students at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels.  Fellowships are awarded in a national competition. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Fulbright Program The largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program This link lists programs that provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at the graduate level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship This fellowship will help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.
UNCF/Gates Millennium Scholars Program UNCF administers the Gates Millennium Scholars Program in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars. The Gates Millennium Scholars awards enable thousands of young Americans to attend undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice and prepare them to assume important roles as leaders in their professions and in their co munities.
WREI Congressional Fellowships on Women and Policy Only students who are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible. WREI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and have a demonstrated interest in research or political activity related to women’s social and political status.