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Fellowships & Grants


Competitive Graduate Award (CGA)

CGAs are available to support highly qualified new graduate students, including students from underrepresented groups, who are accepted into advanced degree programs at SIUE. There are about 19 CGA awards for the nine-month academic year fall and spring. The awards include a $930 monthly stipend and a tuition waiver. For more details, check out the CGA website.

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Graduate Dean Awards (GDA)

The Graduate Dean Award is not being offered at this time.

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Graduate Scholar Awards (GSA)

Graduate Scholar Awards are available for eligible students from underrepresented groups who are nominated by their academic unit. You can apply for an award if you qualified to be a recipient, but you also will need to receive a nomination. To learn more about this award, check out the GSA website.

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Outstanding TA Award

The Outstanding TA (Teaching Graduate Assistant) Award is designed to recognize and reward Graduate Assistants for outstanding performance in teaching and instruction. One $500 cash award is given each year. To learn more, see the information on the website.

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Outstanding Thesis Award

The Outstanding Thesis Award (OTA) recognizes and awards a graduate student whose thesis has been identified by the Graduate School among those submitted during the previous academic year. One $500 cash award is given each year. The recipient's thesis is forwarded by the University to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Master's Thesis Award competition. Find more details at the website.

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Research Grants

Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) are small grants awarded on a competitive basis to support research initiated and conducted by classified graduate students to help enhance their academic progress. Faculty advisors oversee the research, particularly as it relates to the thesis or final project. Learn more at the RGGS website.

Research Grants for Research Doctoral Students (RGRDS) awards small grants on a competitive basis to support research/projects initiated and conducted by students of the SIUE EdD and DNP programs and the co-operative Ph.D. programs to enhance their academic progress. Although faculty advisors oversee the research, the purpose of this program is to support the research of doctoral students. Learn more at the RGRDS website.

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Travel Grants

Travel Grants through the Graduate Student Travel Support Program help make travel for major paper presentations, and eligible exhibits and performances, possible. You could be eligible for a travel grant if you are a classified graduate students making satisfactory progress and meet other eligibility criteria. Find out more at the Travel Grants website.

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