Begin with the FAFSA® form
A first step to applying for financial aid for graduate school is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
Apply for fellowships + awards
Fellowships and awards do not require repayment and often come with no requirement other than academic progress.
Internal fellowships + awards
Support funds for internal fellowships and awards come directly from IU. Nomination for majority of these awards and fellowships are submitted by individual departments or schools.
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) offers funding for graduate student research, exchanges, travel to conferences, pre-dissertation travel, and external sources for dissertation research grants. Visit the HLS website to learn details and deadlines for national awards, including the Boren Awards and Critical Language Scholarship.
Russian and East European Institute
The Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI) provides many opportunities for graduate students to receive funding for study and research, exchanges, travel to conferences, pre-dissertation travel, and external sources for dissertation research grants.
The College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) provides awards for graduate students in the form of grants supporting travel, materials, and research supplies.
Many organizations unaffiliated with the university offer external fellowships. The IU GradGrants Center offers resources for finding funding, with one-on-one advising from their consultants for external funding proposals. Graduate students may contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
The U.S. Department of Education offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to United States citizens and permanent residents. To apply for a FLAS award, you must first be enrolled at an institution (such as Indiana University) that has received an allocation of FLAS fellowships for your language and world region of interest.
As graduate students move through our program, they will have opportunities to teach as language instructors or as associate instructors (AIs) for select non-language courses. Faculty mentorship and courses in language pedagogy support our students as they develop into teachers.