|Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs|
Many sources of funding are available for graduate student and postdoctoral researchers in the College of Natural Sciences.
Strategic Research Initiatives posts graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships, travel awards and other opportunities on our List of Funding Opportunities website. To search the list, follow these steps:
More information about selected fellowship and travel grant opportunities for graduate students and postdocs is provided below:
Institutional Training Grants
Institutional training grants are programs funded by federal agencies in which a cohort of students or postdocs are provided funding to work on research that is of shared interest to a group of faculty. Training grants often revolve around a central research theme that spans multiple departments or colleges, allowing students/postdocs to interact with faculty and other researchers outside their home department or college. More information about how to apply for training grant support can be found on each program’s website.
Institutional Training Grants in the College of Natural Sciences
Pre-Doctoral Training in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
Other Institutional Training Grants at UT-Austin
The following institutional training grants are overseen by principal investigators outside the College of Natural Sciences. Students and postdocs interested in one of these programs should consult with their advisors to determine whether potential for cross-college collaboration exists.
Alcohol Research Training in Neurosciences
Training in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Disease
Population Studies Training Program
Center for Perceptual Systems Training Program
Imaging Science and Informatics Portfolio Program
Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources
Individual Student/Postdoc Fellowships
Unlike institutional training grants, which are awarded by a sponsor to a group of faculty at a university, individual fellowships are awarded directly to students or postdocs who apply for them. A list of student/postdoc fellowship opportunities is provided below, and more fellowship opportunities can be found on our List of Funding Opportunities website. Students and postdocs should consult with their advisors to select a fellowship opportunity that best suits their individual career plan.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
National Institutes of Health F-Series Fellowships
NIH F32 (for postdocs)
Other Funding Opportunities (Including Fellowships and Travel Awards)