UW Graduate School

Diversity Funding Opportunities

There are many questions that prospective graduate students have when they consider enrolling in a graduate program. For many, primary among those questions is, “How will I pay for it?”

Our Office of Fellowships and Awards maintains information on paying for graduate school to help you find ways to lessen the financial burden, including a list of popular fellowships. The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) is also an excellent resource.

More information on diversity fellowships
General list of fellowships

Many diversity-specific awards are available to students who meet each award’s specific criteria. We’ve highlighted a few of these opportunities here.

National Institutes of Health Administrative Supplements

The National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have administrative supplement programs to promote diversity in health-related research and to improve the Nation’s capacity to address health disparities.

These administrative supplement programs allow an opportunity for PIs holding specific types of research grants to apply for an administrative supplement to support and recruit individuals at various career levels who come from groups shown to be underrepresented in science. Applying for these supplements is not a cumbersome process and it provides additional funding to recruit and support students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of the original project.