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Funding Opportunities

Page with information about the Funding Opportunities available to Graduate Students in the Penn State College of Education.

Dissertation Research Initiation Grant

(for University Park College of Education Students)

** offered 2 times a year **

Graduate student Dissertation Research Initiation Grants for College of Education doctoral students at University Park are offered each fall and spring semester through the generosity of the Office of the Dean of the College of Education.  Students must be at the dissertation level to apply.

Student RIG Guidelines
Student RIG Application (pdf)

Graduate Student Travel Grant (pdf)

(for University Park College of Education Students)

This grant is intended to help financially support a graduate student's travel expenses to, from, and during a conference. Eligible College of Education (University Park) students will have completed a substantial portion of their coursework and have been accepted to present at a conference/symposium. Additional eligibility criteria and application instructions are provided on the application.

Summer Tuition Assistance Program

(for University Park College of Education Students)

Summer Tuition Assistance is open to Graduate Students who have held either an assistantship or fellowship during BOTH the Fall and Spring Semesters of the current academic year.  An Advisor Approval Form MUST  be completed and signed by your advisor and then submitted to your program’s staff assistant prior to completing the online application form.


Graduate School Database of External Fellowship Award Opportunities