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Graduate Research

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Office of Graduate Studies: Academic and Professional Support

The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help develop students' potential for research, scholarship, creative expression, and professional success. To this end, we foster knowledge and professional skills, prepare graduate students for roles as thought-leaders, and promote the interests of our students and graduate education.

See more at the Office of Graduate Studies webpage.

Faculty Expertise and Faculty Grant Funding

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Outside Grant Opportunities: Pivot Data Base

Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $44 billion with our unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles.

For more information on how to use Pivot, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies site for a list of workshops and online tutorials.

Funding: Scholarships and Fellowships

For a list of additional fellowships visit the Office of Graduate Studies.

See also a searchable database of scholarship opportunities at the MavScholarShop.


Select Engineering and Science graduate students are eligible to participate in the STEM Fellowship program, designed for doctoral degree seeking students, which will afford them significantly reduced tuition and a graduate assistantship. Fellowship includes monthly stipend, 75% tuition coverage and in-state tuition rate. Requirements include enrollment in a doctoral or doctoral-bound Engineering or Science program, 50% assistantship, full-time enrollment, unconditional admission and academic good standing. New students in either a doctoral or doctoral-bound program may hold the fellowship for up to five years. Interested students should contact their department for more information.


This fellowship is intended to support doctoral students in the final stage of completing their doctoral dissertations. Fellowship includes a stipend and tuition at the in-state rate. Requirements include doctoral or doctoral-bound summer enrollment, good academic standing, and being at the final stage of dissertation work. These awards will be offered to doctoral students with approved dissertation proposals or prospectuses who have completed all or most of the research needed to complete their dissertations. These students’ efforts should therefore be focused largely on writing their dissertations. Award recipients may not hold any other forms of employment during fellowship term. Interested students must apply through their college or school, and not directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.


The IM Program provides funding for doctoral and doctoral-bound students to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to work closely with a graduate student mentor on either the mentor's research/creative project or on their own research/creative project. Graduate students will receive a $400 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project.


Mind, Brain and Education is an emerging field that explores how advances in the cognitive and neurosciences can influence, as well as be informed by, educational practice and leadership. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education offers a two-year, 36 hour, Master of Education in Mind, Brain and Education. Graduate students pursuing this Master’s degree are eligible for this fellowship.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.