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Grants, Awards and Fellowship Opportunities

For Graduate Students

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)Fellowships

Deadline February 13, 2018

The FLAS Fellowships provide for graduate students:
Academic Year: $15,000 living stipend plus tuition and mandatory fees
Summer: $2500 plus tuition and mandatory fees

Award Guidelines :

For more information, or for a hard copy of the application, contact:
Holly Lakey (541 346-5068) or

Center for Latino/a Latin American Studies (CLLAS) : Summer Research Grants
Deadline April 6, 2018 Noon

Center for Latino/a Latin American Studies (CLLAS) :Tinker Field Research Grants
Deadline March 2, 2018 Noon

Center for the Study of Women in Society Travel Grants
Deadline: January 29, 2018 

East Asian Language and Literature (EALL) Japanese Studies 
Deadline : March 2, 2018

EALL Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Small Professional Grants
November 17, 2017 (for winter and spring 2018 projects)
Spring: April 6, 2018 (for summer and fall 2018 projects)

EALL Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Freeman Internship Fellowships
November 20, 2017 (for winter/spring internships)
February 20, 2018 (for spring/summer internships)
April 20, 2018 (for summer internships)
July 20, 2018 and September 20, 2018 (for fall internships)

2018 Global Oregon Graduate Research Award
Deadline April 15, 2018
Statement of support from applicant’s adviser required. 

David S Easly Memorial Award

This award is designed to support outstanding masters and doctoral students pursuing a degree related to environmental conservation and preservation, particularly students with an interest in the role of women in science. Up to two students will receive $1,000 to assist with the academic costs associated with attending the university, such as tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous supplies, travel, and research.

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Up to four $3,000 awards will be awarded for outstanding masters or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during the upcoming summer. The activity would provide unique academic opportunities not normally available as part of the student’s degree program. All students must be registered as full time students at the time of application and be returning as full time students in the fall.

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award

The Graduate Teaching Excellence Award is jointly sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies and is designed to recognize outstanding teaching performances by experienced teaching graduate employees (GEs) who have demonstrated a commitment to developing their instructional skills, while at the same time excelling in their academic degree program.

One award of $1,000 will be made. Awards will be announced before the end of spring term.

Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship

A $9,000 award (and tuition waiver for a non-GE recipient) will be made to a graduate student with financial need who is pursuing studies that emphasize communication, particularly through writing.

Sandra Morgen Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship will provide up to two graduate student recipients with a stipend of $6,000 for the upcoming academic year. The award is designed to recognize and support the work of students whose research has the potential to have a significant impact on society.

Southeast Asian Studies Award

One award of $2,500 designed to encourage graduate research about Southeast Asia will be distributed. Awards may be requested for educational expenses, including tuition supplements, travel, equipment purchase, books and supplies, and other educational needs. This award is established through an endowment from Norman Sundberg, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, and his wife, Donna Sundberg.

Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award

One award of up to $1,000 will be given to support graduate student research (i.e., travel, materials, archival or field research) related to preserving the culture, language and/or artifacts of northwestern Native Americans.

Kimble First Year Teaching Award

Two awards of $500 each are distributed annually: one to first-time lab or discussion section leaders and one to first-time sole instructors. The award honors BOTH excellent teaching and reflective practice. To win it, GEs must attend the teaching development workshops or conversations within TEP or other departments/units, complete a midterm evaluation, view a video, and write a teaching philosophy statement. For more information, please visit the Teaching Effectiveness Program at:


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Funding and Awards
External Fellowships and Awards
Other UO Fellowships and Awards for Graduate Students
Awards and Fellowships:

National and International Distinguished Scholarships
Boren, Carnegie, Critical Language, Fulbright, Rhodes, RISE, Rotary, Soros etc.

Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Research Support Fellowships
Deadline February 5, 2018 


College of Arts and Sciences Awards
Deadline: February 26, 2018

Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund ($1,000 – $2,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students
* Financial need

Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship ($4,000 – $5,000)
* Graduate Students
* Academic merit

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship ($1,000 – $2,000)
* Graduate Students
* Academic merit

John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship ($1,000 – $2,000)
* Graduate Students
* Student must have resided in Oregon for at least 3 years

Everett D. Monte Scholarship ($1,000 – $3,000)
* Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students
* Financial need

Risa Palm Graduate Fellowship ($1,000)
* Graduate Students
* Promise for achievement in academic field

Charles A. Reed Graduate Fellowship ($1,500 – $2,500)
* Graduate Students
* PhD candidate – please describe your PhD research plans in your personal statement
*One recommendation should be from department head


Access information about CAS scholarships here:
If you have any questions, please contact the College of Arts & Sciences by email at:
Or by phone at: 346-3950.

Awards for which you must be nominated by your department

Global Corners International Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention Award
Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
Provides tuition support to new and continuing international graduate students whose recruitment and retention advance the UO’s strategic interests in internationalizing the campus and maintaining a globally diverse student population.
To be nominated by the department, apply to the department by end of the January.

More information: 
Must Be Nominated By Department

OUS-SYLFF Graduate Fellowships for International Research
Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff)
• The UO participates in the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) program, a special initiative that offers a limited number of fairly generous graduate student awards for international research.
• This is a competitive fellowship for which each department can nominate only one student to the graduate school.
• Talk to your advisor if you are interested in applying. Do this as early as you can.
• Your advisor provides one letter of recommendation for the department’s deadline.

To be nominated by International Studies, apply to the department by MARCH 21, 2017

More information:
Must Be Nominated By Department

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award

The award acknowledges a GE’s investment in professional development. Applicants need to have at least 5 terms of experience as an instructor (sole instructor, lab or discussion leader), a record of excellence in their instructional duties, and an exemplary academic record. One award of $1,000 will be made.  Awards will be announced before the end of spring term.
International Studies Deadline for Self-Nomination: February 16, 2018 
Must Be Nominated By Department

Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award

This fellowship is designed to support up to four doctoral students who are interested in developing their skills and experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship in preparation for careers outside of academia. Fellowship recipients will carry the title of Dixon Fellow and will join a community of current and former UO graduate students who have combined learning and innovation.
Deadline: April 28, 2017

Must Be Nominated By Department

Other Award Opportunities

Boren Awards for International Studies
Deadline: January 30, 2018
Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study, for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2018 and no later than March 1, 2019.

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

For more information, contact Boren Fellowship Advisor Will Johnson, a former International Studies JDMA, at 333 Oregon Hall. Email:


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External Fellowships and Awards

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