Funding Opportunities

Student Support Programs

The materials for the following Student Support Programs are due to the Office of Graduate Studies (LIB N A124) by the deadlines listed.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

Deadline: July 14, 2017 (continuing students); July 24, 2017 (new students)

These grants are designed to increase the number of master’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged CSU students, especially those graduate students that are underrepresented among graduate degree recipients in their discipline and to those who are disabled. 

Graduate Student Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Program

Deadline to College Associate Deans: April 2, 2018

A limited number of non-resident tuition fee waivers or tuition fee reductions may be granted to non-resident graduate students who are either domestic non-resident students or citizens of a foreign country.

Travel Support for Conferences and Professional Development

**ATTENTION** CSU Travel Restrictions, effective January 1, 2017: Due to Assembly Bill 1887 approved by the Governor Brown, California law prohibits approving state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the following states: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. The law applies to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well as non-employee travelers including students. Learn more. »


Travel Support Students Presenting at Professional Conferences (TSSP)

Deadline: Ongoing

The Travel Support for Student Presentations (TSSP) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students whose work has been accepted into a professional/academic conference. 

Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD)

Deadline: Ongoing

ATTENTION: Funding for Travel Support for Professional Development is no longer available. Students may submit an application and will be added to a waitlist for possible funding. In order to receive funding, you will have to complete a request for travel and you must keep all travel-related receipts.

The Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students to participate in professional development activities that will foster their educational and career goals.

Culminating Project Fund to Support Completion of Thesis, Creative Activity, or Dissertation

Deadline: Ongoing

This fund is a reimbursement program designed to support Cal State LA graduate student research and/or scholarship conducted towards completing a thesis, creative activity, or dissertation. Students funded through this award will receive reimbursement for approved supplies, equipment, and services.

CSU California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program

Office of Graduate Studies Deadline: TBD
Chancellor’s Office Deadline: TBD

The California Pre-Doctoral program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU.

PLEASE NOTE: This year's applications will be submitted electronically to the Chancellor's Office. A hard copy of the application must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies on or before TBD deadline, prior to submission to the Chancellor's Office for further consideration.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Cal State LA Deadline: TBD

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

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