These resources are available to U-M students, faculty, and staff through the U-M Library's paid subscription.
Many professional associations offer funding and/or provide information about fellowships and grants on their websites. A few examples are listed below, but check with associations related to your discipline or research interests for additional opportunities.
Adapted from Rackham Graduate School Resources
These resources are free and open to anyone with Internet access.
Because of long-term, historical barriers for students from marginalized groups, many organizations offer targeted funding to improve access to education. The sites listed below can help to identify some of these resources, but be sure to include general resources in your search as well.
Create a fundraising campaign to fund your research, travels, or education. Collect small donations through a crowdfunding platform.
Uncover lesser-known funding sources and find important information about your potential funders, using subscription databases like, Pivot and Foundation Directory Online.
Explore the millions of funding opportunities found in free, public scholarship databases like UNIGO and Chegg.
Browse our listing of selected funding sources, including:
Scholarships for underrepresented groups
Scholarships for international students
Study abroad support
Funding through professional organizations
Consider the following as you search. Your:
Attributes: race/ethnicity, gender, ability status, and other characteristics
Affiliations: place of employment (or of parents), religion, home town, military service, memberships, union affiliations, etc.
Aspirations: career or academic goals
Many scholarships are directed to individuals that fit very specific criteria. For example, some workplaces, unions and professional organizations provide scholarships to their employees/members or children of employees/members; there are scholarship programs for students who belong to a designated religious or ethnic group; and there are scholarships for students who come from certain geographic locations. Think about the characteristics that reflect you.