Available Funding and Financial Aid




Information for ALL graduate students

  • Previous recipients of a thesis/dissertation completion fellowship and/or a completion scholarship are not eligible (unless it is for a completely different degree than the first time).

  • Applicants must not have received other funding (e.g. TA/RA or Fellowship) for the semester in which they are applying.

  • Funding is only provided for your final semester only. Applicants must have a very clear timeline established for graduating BEFORE you apply.

  • Students may only apply for one of the degree completion awards during any given semester.

 Degree Completion Fellowship 

  • Fellowships include up to 6 credits of tuition support, UAF graduate student health insurance, and a $7,500 stipend. (Fellowships are not available for non-project/non-thesis students.)

  • Sample Degree Completion Timeline


Degree Completion Scholarship 

  • Scholarships include up to 3 credits of tuition support, and EITHER up to a $1,000 scholarship in fees OR graduate student health insurance. 

  • Sample Degree Completion Timeline


Graduate School Travel Grant

  • Travel grants will be awarded as funding is available. This competitive grant provides partial coverage of expenses for travel that contributes directly to the student’s graduate education, research, and/or networking with the broader professional community. 
  • Robert and Judy Belous Global Change Research Endowment: Rolling application and awarding

    • The Robert and Judy Belous Global Change Research Endowment supports student research in the area of global change at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Funding may be used for awards, stipends, supplies, and equipment for field or laboratory research, travel for field work, outreach, professional meetings, and laboratory or professional assistance.
    • The next pull of applications for the current semester will take place: November 1, 2020. The total amount anticipated per award is up to $4,500 with one to two recipients per semester. 

Graduate Assistantships at UAF are determined and awarded by individual departments, colleges, and/or research institutes.