Funding for International Students

Many grants and fellowships state that only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply, which makes searching for funding as a non-citizen challenging. We’ve located a few resources to help make that search easier.

The Fellowship Finder from the University of Illinois and the Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database include “citizenship” as a search filter.

Educators for Fair Consideration have produced a number of resources on finding funding opportunities that do not require applicants to be U.S. citizens. Scroll down this page to find a series of mini-guides to help secure funding, a searchable database, and a list of specific funding opportunities.

For students in health-related fields or conducting research on health-related issues, including behavioral health, Fogarty International Center has compiled a list of funding opportunities for graduate funding.

If you have questions on how external grants and fellowships may impact your visa status UMass’s International Programs Office can help.

Finally, look for the session Intro to Grant Searching for International Students in our schedule of events–we try to offer this session at least once per semester.