MSU Graduate School Fellowships

The following fellowships are administered by The Graduate School. The application process for each fellowship varies. Due dates are generally updated during the summer. Please click on the fellowship for more information on eligibility and application information.

Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Award

The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Award was established in 2013 by Dr. Curtis L. Patton. A United States Army veteran, Patton earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University in Microbiology. Patton joined the Yale University Faculty in 1970 as assistant professor of Microbiology and retired from Yale in 2006.

Due Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2023
Funding Amount: 
$2,000

Emergency Fellowship Funding

The Graduate School’s Emergency Fellowship Funding is available to graduate students who experience unusual or unforeseen emergency situations that are of a sudden and temporary nature. Emergency funds are intended to provide support for one-time unexpected and extraordinary expenses and may be up to $3,000, though applic

Funding Amount: 
typically, up to $3,000 *see note in first paragraph

Everett 'Tex' Beneke Fellowship

Dr. Everett “Tex” Beneke made tremendous contributions to Michigan State University and to the discipline of mycology and the profession of medical mycology over his 40 year career as a faculty member. The Beneke recipients shall be pursuing a graduate degree in the field related to mycology.

Funding Amount: 
Varies

Food, Nutrition and Chronic Disease Fund

Support will be awarded to Michigan State University graduate students in good standing pursuing a degree in a well matched department or program and conducting research related to food, nutrition and/or chronic disease. Nominations submitted by the graduate student's thesis advisor should be sent to the Director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.

Funding Amount: 
Varies

Hazel and Karen Kiser Endowed Scholarship Fund for Returning Adult Students

Hazel and Karen Kiser Endowed Scholarship Fund for Returning Adult Students is used to award fellowships to adult students with dependents who have experienced divorce or the loss of a spouse and are returning to Michigan State University to pursue an advanced degree. Graduate Associate/Assistant Deans nominate students for this fellowship.

Due Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2024
Funding Amount: 
$2,000

Hiram E. Fitzgerald Engaged Scholar Fellowship

The desire behind this Fellowship is to support students who are practitioners and/or researchers who will use the funding to learn more about a subject that will make them more effective in the area of preventing or addressing the impact of adversity in childhood. Recipients shall be MSU graduate students in any field of study who are engaged in practice and/or research that has to do with adverse childhood experiences whether or not their work is focused on children.

Due Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2025
Funding Amount: 
$2,000

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