Resources for funding graduate school and research
The process of applying to graduate school can be an intensive one. One of the big hurdles is how to fund it (even after you’re already in your program). One way to go about doing this is to find multiple sources of funding.
Here is a list of financial resources and searchable databases that we recommend starting with:
UCLA’s extramural funding database, with more than 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships and internships.
- Federal Student Aid
All students are encouraged to fill out a FAFSA, as some financial assistance opportunities are based on financial need.
Online source for 1,000 federal grant and fellowship programs offering approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
- Grant Forward
Database of funding opportunities across 39 subject areas and 2009 categories. Requires a campus subscription for access; eight UC campuses subscribe.
Database of more than 23,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities. Requires a campus subscription for access; all 10 UC campuses and six CSU campuses subscribe.
- International Education Financial Aid
Resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for domestic and international students wishing to study abroad.
For more information on types of degree programs, you can use our Degree Search Tool and see what the 10 different UC campuses offer.