Funding Your Education

Understanding Funding Opportunities

There are many ways to fund your graduate education at NDSU. Below, you’ll find both NDSU and external opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as resources that will help you when applying for funding. These awards provide financial support and recognize scholarly excellence.

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants are typically full-time graduate students who participate in teaching, research, or administrative activities in exchange for financial support at NDSU. 

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Find Funding Opportunities

Search for grants, fellowships, and other funding, plus set up email alerts regarding funding in your area(s) of interest.

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Search CGS database of federal fellowships and grants


Resources for Applying for Funding

Give yourself a head start in understanding requirements and applying for funding opportunities.

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