Funding Possibilities & Graduate Assistantships

Links to information on Graduate Fellowships

Although the Department attempts to provide tuition remissions and stipends for graduate students, a number of our graduate students have received support in the past from sources such as the ones we list below. If you are a current graduate student, we encourage you to speak with your advisor about these possibilities.

This list contains links to general graduate student funding and support as well to more specific listings of funding sources, including funding for minority graduate student scholars, and funding for dissertation projects.

General funding sources
Internal funding web page for PSU including links to off-campus resources
FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college. And it's all free.
The Foundation Center’s Home Page
Fundsnet Scholarships and Financial Aid Section
fellowship and grant programs sponsored by the Social Science Research Council either independently or with other organizations. These programs provide predissertation and dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, and advanced research grants in both the social sciences and humanities. Some programs also provide support for natural scientists and non-academic professionals.
Sallie Mae provides one of the most comprehensive scholarship services on the Internet.
Links to web sites that help students prepare for graduate/professional school

Minority Graduate Student Funding
APA Minority Fellowship Program
Gates Millennium Scholars
College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards

Dissertation Funding
The National Science Foundation's Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research awards grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research.
List of resources for funding your psychology education, including APA Science Directorate Dissertation Research Award Program and Student Travel Awards, APASSC small grant program, and other APA and non-APA grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships.
Ford Foundation Dissertation & Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities