For UNC Charlotte students only:
Each spring the Graduate School administers fellowships available only to outstanding UNC Charlotte graduate students. Awards begin in the upcoming academic year.
A $3,000 grant for new or continuing master’s or doctoral mathematical, computer science or information technology research, plus $750 travel allowance.
$2,000 grant plus NC resident tuition for a first-year U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident master’s or doctoral student conducting research to address societal issues.
$1,000 needs-based award for a continuing master’s or doctoral student in a health-related program.
$1,000 needs-based grant to a continuing master’s or doctoral student.
$1,000 scholarship for a new or continuing master’s student pursuing a degree in English or English Education.
$1,000 award for continuing non-traditional master's or doctoral students.
Up to $1,500 for continuing master’s or doctoral students to assist with costs often overlooked in other funding sources.
$1,000 grant for new US resident master’s or doctoral students.
Graduate Program Director Nomination Only Awards
GPD Nominated. $18,500, tuition and health insurance for a newly admitted doctoral student.
GPD Nominated. $14,000 for a newly admitted U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident master’s student, $18,500 for a newly admitted doctoral student, both plus tuition. Doctoral students also receive health insurance.
GPD Nominated. $18,500 needs-based grant plus tuition and health insurance for a newly admitted, first-year doctoral student.
Apply through the Graduate School
$20,000, tuition and fees, health insurance and $1,000 for travel for a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident doctoral student in the STEM disciplines.
Apply through the Center for Graduate Life
Presented by the Graduate School to recognize outstanding research and scholarship by a doctoral student at UNC Charlotte.
The award recognizes master's and doctoral students nominated by faculty supervisors for their outstanding and innovative teaching techniques.
The Master’s Thesis Award is awarded to a student on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.
Originating at the University of Queensland, Australia, 3MT® challenges graduate students to condense their graduate body of work into a clear and engaging three-minute presentation supported by only one static overhead slide.
Competitive funding sources
A wide variety of public and private resources are available to help you find funding for graduate education. Here are selected ones:
- PIVOT - UNC Charlotte licensed funding resource with more than $49 billion in funding available
- For Master's Students - Scholarships and training opportunities from IBP
- For Doctoral Students - Scholarships and training opportunities from IBP
- For Summer or Travel Fellowships - Scholarships and training opportunities from IBP
- ARMACAD - Scholarships, summer schools, conferences, summer schools and more
- Grants.gov – Collection of funding resources sponsored by the U.S. Government
- AAAS Science "Where to Search for Funding" from Science Magazine
- STEM Graduate Student Funding resources from the U.S. Government
- Graduate and Postdoc funding source database from UCLA