Graduate Student External Funding
Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students. A selection of externally funded fellowships is also included below.
External Funding Sources
Note: These external fellowship opportunities fund supplemental experiences (research, institutes) or graduate studies or research. They are typically not intended to cover Temple’s tuition and fees.
The American Association of University Women awards grants and fellowships to students performing research in a wide range of disciplines and working to improve their schools and communities.
Ford Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for independent study, research and creative projects or English teaching assistantships abroad for an academic year. All enrolled students must apply through the university; see Temple's Fulbright page for more information.
Fellowship Databases and Other Resources
The AAAS Fellowships Resources lists professional associations that often offer awards, scholarships or funding opportunities in that discipline.
The Cornell Fellowships Database is a searchable database for graduate students.
Through GRAPES at UCLA you can search for awards from more than 600 fellowships, grants, postdoctoral awards and scholarships for applicants to graduate programs, current graduate students working on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations and postdoc scholars.
The Rutgers GradFund is a searchable database for graduate students.
Federal Stafford Loans
Applying for Federal Stafford Loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually are available to full-time graduate students.
Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program is based on applicant need as determined by the information on an applicant’s FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.