Alumni and other friends provide generous support that enables The Graduate School to direct funds to critical graduate student needs.
Graduate students contribute strongly to every facet of Carolina's mission – in the classroom, in the laboratory and through public service. Your support makes it possible for The Graduate School to provide resources so these talented students can excel in all they do.
Here are a few areas where your gift will make a difference:
Graduate Student Opportunity Fund (232305): This flexible fund enables graduate students to seize unique and unusual scholarly opportunities and supplies seed grant funding for innovative ventures. Graduate students across campus are eligible to take advantage of these opportunities.
Give to the Graduate Student Opportunity Fund»
Graduate School Dean's Fund (232303): This unrestricted support allows The Graduate School to provide support to areas directly connected to graduate student degree completion, career success and impact at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Give to the Graduate School Dean's Fund»
Graduate School Fellowship Fund (232332): This fund provides fellowships that are essential to attracting the "best and brightest" graduate students from across the globe and helping them to achieve at a high level. Dissertation fellowships enable doctoral students to focus exclusively on completing their research and writing their dissertation.
Give to the Graduate School Fellowship Fund»
Graduate Student Diversity and Student Success (233505): Support specific programs — and supportive communities — for first-generation, international, underrepresented minority, military-affiliated and LGBTQIA+ graduate students.
Give to the Diversity and Student Success Fund»
Graduate Professional Development (233507): Help provide training, programming and a certificate focused on preparing graduate students for 21st-century careers.
Give to the Graduate Professional Development Fund»
Weiss Urban Livability Fellowships (232355): These interdisciplinary fellowships, created through the generous support of longtime professors Charles and Shirley Weiss, support talented graduate students from a variety of programs who seek to improve communities.
Give to the Weiss Urban Livability Fellowships Fund»
Sequoyah Fellowship (232318): These yearlong fellowships, housed within The Graduate School's prestigious Royster Society of Fellows, support doctoral students who are American Indian or are doing research on American Indian-related topics.
Give to the Sequoyah Fellowship Fund»
Summer Research Fellowships (232344): These fellowships ensure timely degree completion in disciplines where summer funding is not available. The Graduate School matches gifts from private donors for fellowships in the humanities, fine arts and social and behavioral sciences.
Give to the Summer Research Fellowships Fund»
Travel (232380): This fund enables students to present their research at national and international conferences.
Give to the Graduate Student Travel Fund»
Impact Awards (232317): This fund recognizes graduate students for research contributions directly benefiting North Carolina.
Give to the Impact Awards Fund»
Many other funds with specific purposes are available for different graduate student needs.
For more information on supporting graduate education: