Funding for Students

A variety of ways exist for students to become involved in research at Florida International University (FIU), from undergraduate through doctoral studies. A brief listing of available research opportunities can be found below. To discuss of any of the listed opportunities or to find out more information, please contact either a departmental/college administrator or a ORED Pre-Award representative.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at FIU are encouraged to contact faculty in the various departments about current research projects and the availability of opportunities to work with the faculty member on their research. A selection of paid research opportunities are accessible via the ‘Find a Career’ link FIU Division of Human Resources website.

Graduate Students

Internal Funding Opportunities
The University Graduate School (UGS) website is a valuable resource, providing information on the many internally available fellowships and graduate assistantships within the University.

For details on internally available fellowships, visit the University Graduate School website.
For additional details on graduate assistantships available, please click here.

External Funding Opportunities
External funding opportunities also exist for graduate students, generally geared towards students who are at the pre-doctoral/ dissertation level. For more information on any of the possible funding opportunities, please click on the appropriate link.

For details on externally available fellowships, visit the Graduate Research Center website.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers fellowships on an annual cycle, intended for students interested in basic science and technology research under seventeen (17) differing areas.
The Department of Defense offers three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have shown promise in advanced science and engineering training.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers fellowships at the graduate (and undergraduate) levels to promote interest in environmental careers among students.
The National Aeronautics and Space Agency supports educational excellence for all, furthering the nation’s science and technology goals.
Under the “Higher Education” section of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Student Resources, various fellowship and scholarship opportunities are listed as well as career opportunities with NOAA.
The National Institutes of Health offers a comprehensive array of opportunities to enhance training and funding opportunities for graduate students through early career awards for beginning researchers.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Graduate Education provides a comprehensive list of available NSF opportunities, which either fund the graduate student directly (such as Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants or Graduate Research Fellowship Program) or emphasizes educational developments for graduate development, including training and curricula.