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.

TIAA Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship

The fellowship provides support for MSU doctoral students whose dissertation research is related to the African Diaspora (i.e., research that is focused on any aspect of the communities of people descended from the voluntary or forced historic movement of African peoples to other parts of the world and who are usually connected back in some way to Africa) and honors the high standards Dr. Hamilton set.

Due Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024
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Travel Funding

Funds from the Graduate School are available for graduate and graduate professional students to present their research at professional conferences (in-person or virtual). These funds are not available to support thesis/dissertation research projects or course work.

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Vera M. Wallach Fellowship Fund for Graduate Students

One or two awards will be made, if there are qualified applicants, for $3,000. This award is for MSU Graduate Students studying wildlife management, wildlife ecology, or natural resource management, or conducting Arctic and Antarctic research, with emphasis on the protection and preservation of wildlife in those regions.

Due Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2024
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William W. and Evelyn M. Taylor Endowed Fellowship for International Engagement in Coupled Humans and Natural Systems

Michigan State University graduate students, who are performing research related to the sustainability of fish, wildlife, or water resources using an integrated or joint approach that links humans with their natural environment, are encouraged to apply for the William W. and Evelyn M.

Due Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2024
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