The Office of Graduate Studies


The Office of Graduate Studies helps you identify potential fellowships, write proposals, and submit the strongest application you can. One-on-one meetings with our fellowship advisor are available to you at any point in the process, but here are some resources to get you started.

Fellowship Types and How to Find Them

Internal Fellowships

The University of Texas at Dallas provides a variety of internal graduate fellowships, often in the form of research and teaching assistantships. Some specific information follows, but talk to your advisor for information about available opportunities:

External Fellowships

Even if you receive internal funding, you ought to apply for external funding whether it be a prestigious, competitive fellowship or a smaller, targeted grant that assists with conference travel, data collection, dissertation expenses, or managing student debt. External funding provides valuable opportunities and will help you stand out when you apply for employment in industry or academia.

To help you locate external funding sources:

If you have trouble finding a funding source appropriate for your goals, contact Beth Keithly.

Writing Funding Proposals

We provide workshops throughout the year on writing grant proposals. These events are always listed on the Comet Calendar and on our list of events.

There are lots of resources, including books, on grant writing. Some online resources are:

For advice on a particular grant application, contact Beth Keithly.

Getting Assistance with Your Proposal

We offer one-one-one editing and critiques of proposals for external funding. Contact Beth Keithly to make an appointment.