Funding for Prospective Students

The Graduate School has a number of grant and fellowship awards to provide funding for our most promising incoming students

View a summary of Recruitment Fellowships, Assistantships, and other Scholarship Awards

You are a: If you are applying for a:
Masters applicant
Doctoral applicant
  • Doctoral degree program
  • Masters-then-doctoral program

There is no separate application for these awards. When your department reviews your admissions application, they can nominate you for the award. You cannot apply directly.

If you would like to be nominated for a fellowship for academic year 2018-2019, complete your admissions application by December 10, 2019.

For Masters Applicants

Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship

Master's Merit Assistantship

For Doctoral Applicants

Royster Society of Fellows

North Carolina Excellence Fellowship

North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant

Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship

Doctoral Merit Assistantship

For Funding Recipients

If you have been offered a Graduate School funding award:

You are not required to accept funding sooner than April 15th, but you must accept or decline it in writing by April 15th.

Communicating your acceptance of the funding award is crucial. Your funding offer will be withdrawn on April 15 if you have not given your written acceptance to The Graduate School. Telling a faculty member is not sufficient notification, and your offer may unfortunately be withdrawn if The Graduate School is not aware of your acceptance.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact your program or email