Research and Graduate Studies

Funding Sources

Graduate Equity Program

This program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a master’s degree and encourage further study in PhD programs. It does so by supporting the aspirations of CSUN graduate students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. This fellowship is only available to California residents who are admitted and enrolled in a CSUN State supported master’s degree program. Credential-only or certificate candidates are not eligible.

The program provides fellowships up to $4,000 to CSUN Master’s students enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year. The fellowships are intended to minimize students’ debt burden, allowing them to complete their program more quickly and speed their pursuit of doctoral studies.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Graduate Equity Guidelines (.pdf)

Graduate Equity Application (.pdf)

Thesis/Dissertation/Project/Performance Support Program

Funds are available for graduate students, both masters and doctoral, working on research projects, dissertations, and theses. Awards up to $1,000 may be provided to selected students, based on review of an application which outlines the project, dissertation, thesis, or performance and anticipated costs. Costs associated with travel to a research site, supplies, minor equipment and library searches are examples of expenditures which are supported. Students may only receive support once.

Application (.docx)

Application Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015 by 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Travel Award

The Office of Graduate Studies provides a limited number of travel awards (up to $400) for graduate students (first author only and limited to one award per semester) who are presenting a paper, poster or performance at a peer-reviewed professional conference.  CSUN Employees are not eligible for this award.  Please download and complete the application and return it to Gloria Rocklin via email at:  .

Note: Students must first seek funds from the Office of Associated Students (AS) Academically Related Reserves Account (ARRA). This program may cover expenditures such as conference registration fees, airfare, hotel and ground transportation. For more information, contact the accounting office of Associated Students at (818) 677-2477 or Apply for Travel and Academic Funding.

Application (.docx) 

Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistant

Contact your department for more information.

External Funding Opportunities

For a list of grant and scholarships from external agencies, please visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Student Opportunities webpage.