Fellowships offered by The Graduate School for Current Students

The Nancy H. Marcus Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence

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In memory of Nancy H, Marcus, the Nancy H. Marcus Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence will serve as a lasting tribute to Dr. Marcus’ innovative approach to graduate education. She strongly believed in providing a variety of opportunities to facilitate graduate student success no matter the discipline. The Nancy H. Marcus Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence was created to support graduate student expenses related to their scholarly activities such as travel connected to researching and presenting research results and other expenses related to their degree progress that is not covered by a supervising faculty member’s grant or other funds. Students will be considered for support if they meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as a Graduate Student of Florida State University
  • An active member of the Fellows Society – active means a member should have attended at least three Fellow Society events. Preference will be given to those who have taken a leadership role in a major Fellows Society event.

The application cycle is now closed.

The Julia Pelot Colket Graduate Student Child Care Assistance Scholarship

The Julia Pelot Colket Graduate Student Child Care Assistance Scholarship was created to provide much needed support for graduate students with children. This scholarship will provide selected recipients with funds to assist with the growing cost of childcare for one or more children to allow the student to pursue their academic endeavors and excel in their chosen program of study. Students will be considered for support if they meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled graduate student who are attending Graduate School at least 10 years after graduating with their undergraduate degree
  • Have a child or children needing childcare while they are in graduate school
  • Have demonstrated a specific need for funding

The application cycle is now closed.

Fellows Society Dissertation Fellowship

The Fellows Society Dissertation Fellowship is an internal fellowship designed to promote current members of the Fellows Society who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D program.  Ideal candidates will have demonstrated academic merit, leadership, broad intellectual curiosity, and an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving in the current degree program.  Recipients of this fellowship should be active participants and/or leaders of the Fellows Society. Additional consideration will be given to applicants based upon their level of involvement with the Fellows Society. The application cycle is now closed.

Henderson Family Fellowship

This fellowship was created to support Florida public school teachers who are pursuing a Masters or Specialist degree. This fellowship will defray the costs of tuition and fees for up to two semesters in an academic year (summer, fall, spring). The application window is now closed.

This fellowship is contingent upon available funding. For more information or questions related to this fellowship, please contact The Graduate School at gradschool@fsu.edu

International Dissertation Semester Research Fellowship

This fellowship carries a $7,000 stipend per semester (up to two semesters), plus tuition waivers, for advanced doctoral students. These prestigious fellowships for advanced doctoral students are offered by the Graduate School to facilitate research and timely completion of the doctoral degree that requires extended research-time abroad. Recipients must enroll for a minimum number of dissertation hours during the research semester. Recipients must conduct research abroad for the duration of the fellowship. Applications are through the academic department Chair or College Dean as appropriate. The application window is now closed.

Leslie N. Wilson - Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities

This assistantship is available for all new or currently enrolled minority graduate students. Nomination is through the department or college, but competition for these awards is on a university-wide basis. The stipend is a minimum of $5,000 per academic year plus tuition waivers. Assistants also receive an annual health insurance subsidy. The application window is now closed.

Gubernatorial Fellows

The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program provides leadership training to outstanding Florida graduate and undergraduate students interested in public service. Preference will be given to graduate students. By immersing students in key areas of government, including the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governors agencies, students will receive first-hand, on-the-job training as well as valuable high-level experience and insight on government and how it works. Florida State University Fellows also receive an annual health insurance subsidy. The application window is now closed.

For more information, visit: http://www.floridafellows.com/

Interdisciplinary Symposia/Conferences

In an effort to encourage graduate students to think broadly and across disciplines, The Graduate School will consider requests for funding (up to $2000) to support symposia/conferences/meetings that are organized and hosted by FSU graduate students. The funds can be used to defray travel expenses of a keynote speaker, food, printing etc., but must be used in accordance with State of Florida and FSU guidelines.

Each proposal will be evaluated on its merits, but priority will be given to proposals whose organizing group includes participants (graduate students, postdocs) from more than one academic unit. The greater the diversity of disciplines the better, as the goal is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and appreciation for a wide array of perspectives.

Application Guidelines

This document shows the proposal format, requirements, etc.

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The application cycle is now closed.


Please contact Brian Barton with any questions. 


Spring 2019 Dissertation Research Grant

The Dissertation Research Grant is an award paid by The Graduate School to assist doctoral students with expenses associated with research necessary to prepare dissertations.Awards will be $1,000 for top tier awardees and up to $750 for second tier awardees. The tiers will be determined by the rankings of the review committee. The applicant must complete the online application and submit their CV as well as the major professor's statement form to The Graduate School prior to the deadline.

The application cycle is closed. The deadline closed on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM. 

Application Guidelines

Document explaining the guidelines associated with the award.



Questions about eligibility, the process, application instructions, etc. should be directed to the Graduate School.



The application cycle is closed. The deadline closed on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM.  


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