External Funding

Top Up Awards

There are a limited number of externally-funded full graduate fellowships resulting from proposals written by graduate students and worth at least $24,000 annually are eligible to pay tuition at the resident (in-state) rate. These fellowships are refered to as "Top up" Awards for externally-funded fellowships.

Institutionally Limited Application Procedure

Graduate students: Please contact the Graduate School office for more information or to receive approval to move forward with an application.

External Agencies

External agencies (for example, NSF, NIH, USDA) provide funding for graduate students. Here are a few links to external fellowships that many MSU graduate students have.

Finding External Fellowships

This page includes links to databases and/or grantmaker organizations. You will need to search through the information to find a fellowship that will suit your needs. Please pay attention to the deadline date.