Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Please be sure to visit our Kansas State local and community scholarships page for graduate scholarships you may be eligible for.

Funding sources from the Graduate School at K-State

The KSURF Doctoral Research Scholarship provides strategic funding for recognizing the performance of outstanding Ph.D. students at Kansas State University who demonstrate superior academic achievements and scholarly abilities and whose research has the potential for disclosure of intellectual property and/or commercial application. Funding for this program is provided by the Kansas State University Research Foundation (KSURF), whose mission it is to promote, encourage and aid translational research that makes a difference in intellectual development and technology transfer at Kansas State University (

American Association of University Women

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million in funding for more than 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women.  WREI Fellows gain practical policy making experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislatives aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study

Here is a list of all the current fellowship opportunities at the Smithsonian, sorted by unit. Use this list to get a better sense about where you might like to pursue a fellowship at the Smithsonian; click the links to dig deeper.

National Science Foundation

The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Other funding opportunities

Graduate students can learn more about additional funding opportunities through K-State's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:

Beverly Page
Funding Information Specialist