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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Current Openings

Check out available positions and funding opportunities offered through the Graduate School and external organizations.

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Short-Term Grants

Short-term grants can fund specific areas of study for a determined amount of time.

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Resources for Applying for Funding

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

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