The Department of Psychology at Florida International University
currently provides a number of graduate students in our program with
scholarships, graduate student instructorships, or research
assistantships worth $10,000 or more per year. This support allows
out-of-state students to qualify for in-state tuition. Additional
opportunities are also available to receive summer funding, research
conference support, and other agency grants. Funding decisions are
based on graduate student applications received by the noted deadline.
For further information about department based funding, please contact
the appropriate Program Area Coordinator or Department Chair.
opportunities for funding are available through in both the Florida
International University community at large and external organization/
foundations. Some are linked below.
The American Psychological Association
provides numerous awards and sources of funding for graduate students.
Funding opportunities include tuition reimbursement, travel awards,
dissertation/ thesis research support, and fellowships for specific
populations or areas of interest. Through this link, students will be
able to access information about these and other related opportunities.
The American Psychological Science
provides numerous funding opportunities for students. These include
research and grant awards and competitions as well as travel assistance
to conferences. The APS’s RiSE-UP
(Research on Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations) is
a committee that works to enhance awareness of the need for research by
and/or about underrepresented populations and offers funding
opportunities in six specific areas.
FundSource is a tool
designed to help behavioral and social scientists find research
funding. It has been designed to be specific to behavioral and social
science research, freely available with no subscription costs, and
responsive to your needs and feedback. The FundSource database includes
short descriptions; contact information; and web links to programs in
federal agencies, foundations, and international organizations that
fund behavioral and social science research.
Presidential Enhanced Graduate Assistantship Award is awarded to
students based on GRE scores, GPA, and recommendations from the
Chairperson and Dean. The award boosts the student's annual stipend by
$5,000 and is for four years. Those admitted students who are selected
for the Presidential Award are contacted by the University Graduate School.
MBRS Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program is
to enhance the research environment at minority-serving institutions
and increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of students and
faculty in pursuit of biomedical research careers. The Program covers 9
credits/semester of tuition and $15/hr for 20/hrs a week. Full-time
students seeking degrees in science or engineering, with a GPA of 3.0
or better are invited to apply to the program. U.S. citizen or resident
alien applicants should complete the application and submit a copy of
their complete transcript, along with three letters of recommendation.
State of Florida Board of Regents (BOR) has established a grant to
assist minority students with their graduate education in areas where
they have been traditionally underrepresented. Eligibility requirements
include: a) admission to FIU Graduate School for the first time in the
summer or spring semesters of the award year, b) enrollment for a
minimum of six credit hours, c) minority students (American
Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic) who are
U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The award is on a
one-time basis and is for $1,300. The application can be obtained in
the University Graduate School
. The deadline is February 15th (Spring admission) or April 1st (Summer admission).
Florida Education Fund (FEF) in Tampa, Florida provides fellowships for
African American citizens to pursue Ph.D. degrees in the state of
Florida. Applicants must be African American, U.S. citizens ready to
start their Ph.D. degree. The fellowship will be awarded only to
persons who intend to seek the Ph.D. degree. The award is up to $5000
per year plus an annual stipend on $12,000. The application can be
obtained in the University Graduate School, by calling the Florida
Education Fund at (813) 272-2722 or by visiting their website
. The application deadline is January 15th of every year.
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, in conjunction with the Florida
Board of Regents (BOR), offers a number of fellowships to minority
graduate students. This award is restricted to minority students who
are permanent residents of the United States and have been admitted
into select graduate disciplines and professional program where
minority graduate students are disproportionately underrepresented. The
award is up to $5,000 per year. All interested students should contact
Ms. Bennie Osborne (305) 348-2785 or by dropping by the Florida
International University, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, PC 511,
Miami, Fl 33199.
The Financial Aid Office pays up to $1,000
per semester (Graduate Need-Based Grant) to students who have financial
need. Students must complete a financial aid form which can be obtained
in Florida International University, Financial Aid Office, PC 125,
Miami, Fl 33199 or online at their website
Monies will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis.
International students are not eligible for these awards Students must
be enrolled on a full-time basis
The Dean's Office in the
College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited amount of scholarship
funds. Criteria for awarding these funds, as well as the amount of the
award, vary from one academic unit to the other. Full time enrollment
is a requirement. Please contact the Department of Psychology Chair for
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and
accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen
fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions
New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the
opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their
family. Applicants must be (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a
Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the
child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The award is
intended for students who are in their first or second years of
graduate study and is for a maintenance grant of $20,000 plus 1/2 of
tuition. The completed application must be postmarked by November 30.
The College of Arts and Sciences
supports graduate student travel to professional meetings on a match
basis. Up to $200 is awarded on an annual basis per student for travel.
Applications for the Graduate Student Travel Subsidy (pdf below) must
be submitted at least 4 week prior to travel date and must be
accompanied by a memo from the Graduate Program Director or Department
Chair, unofficial transcript, program from conference, and a Travel
Authorization Request (TAR). Please see the Graduate Program Secretary
for the accompanying memo. The TAR can be downloaded from here