Graduate School PHD/MFA
Completion Fellowships

This fellowship provides a stipend of $7,000 to support the student for one semester in academic year 2017-18 (F17, SS18, US18).

College Application Deadline (individual program deadlines are earlier): Monday, February 13, 2017.

Students should note that they must apply through their programs, which may have earlier deadlines.

Information on the Fellowship can be found here: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3571/425

Nominating instructions for faculty and graduate program directors: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3572/425

Nomination Form: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3573/425

Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM)

The College of Arts & Letters is offering fellowships up to $3,000 each intended for students in the latter stages of degree completion whose research requires significant use of facilities, sources, or resources abroad.

Support is for travel during the summer semester. Preference will be given to applications demonstrating that the research trip will accelerate degree completion and significantly add to the quality of the applicant's composition, performance, creative activity, thesis, dissertation or document.

Contact your unit for nomination procedures. College deadline--Friday, March 3, 2017

Instructions on applying for SCRAM: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3575/425

Nominating Form: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3574/425

Support for Conference and Research Travel

The College of Arts & Letters provides up to $350 per graduate student per year toward expenses of travel to conferences: Travel Funding Guidelines.

The Graduate School provides up to $400 per student per degree; read more here.

Varg-Sullivan Awards

The College of Arts & Letters offers two Varg-Sullivan Awards: one for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts and one for Outstanding Achievement in the Letters. Paul Varg and Richard Sullivan are former deans in the College of Arts & Letters who dedicated their professional lives to excellence in the College. This award endowment has been established in their name. Graduate students in the College of Arts & Letters are eligible to be nominated for the award by their major unit. Recipients are selected based on best performance/exhibition at a national or international event in the Arts and best presentation at a national or international event or best published article in the Letters. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Varg-Sullivan Nominating form: http://www.cal.msu.edu/download_file/view/3576/425

Department and Program Grants

Individual departments and graduate programs allocate small fellowhips/grants to their students to support their research and professional development. Graduate students may ask their advisors and/or the directors of their programs about relevant qualifications and procedures.

Each Graduate Program has a Handbook that comprehensively describes all program requirements, resources, policies and procedures, common practices. The handbooks can be accessed from the department or program website.