Graduate Student Support Grants

  • Summer Camps for Methods Training Grants: The Political Science Department funds up to three students each year for up to $2,000 to attend summer methods training camps (e.g., ICPSR, IQMR).
  • Lynn Miller Writing Grants: The department annually funds up to eight students in the prospects or dissertation stage for up to $100 to attend writing retreats.
  • Graduate Opportunity Grants: The department funds up to three students per semester for up to $500 to attend professional conferences to present scholarly research.
  • Evolution Consulting Dissertation Grant: With the generous support of Evolution Consulting, the department along with the aid of the College of Liberal Arts provides an $8,000 stipend to one dissertation student. The stipend includes tuition remission and health benefits.

College of Liberal Arts Grants and Awards

The Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT) grants scholar awards to graduate and doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. CHAT makes funding available for interdisciplinary research groups to pursue scholarly connections across multiple disciplines and fields of study. Learn more about these awards.

The Global Studies program supports activities and research with an international or global focus. Funding is available for student organizations and for research projects. Learn more about these grants.

Research and Teaching Assistantships 

As a graduate student, you may apply for a research or teaching assistantship.

  • Research assistantships are awarded competitively. Research assistants work up to 20 hours a week and are compensated with a basic health insurance plan, a stipend and tuition remission.
  • Teaching assistantships typically require you to work 20 hours a week in support of the department’s undergraduate programs. You’ll be compensated with a basic health insurance plan, nine credits of tuition remission per term and a nine-month stipend.

Learn more about becoming a graduate teaching or research assistant

Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships are available through Temple’s graduate school for students with exceptional academic records. They include

  • Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates;
  • University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields; and
  • Future Faculty Fellowships, which are intended for outstanding students who would diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in an applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. 

These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Learn more about fellowship opportunities for graduate students.

Fellowship Advising

Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Resources for preparing applications can be found under Application Resources.

If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor.

University Scholarships

The Phi Delta Gamma Scholarship Fund award goes to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and evidence of community service.

The Terminal Master's Project Completion Grant carries a stipend and one credit of tuition remission. Departments nominate students who have completed all requirements for their degrees, except the required project. The award is for five months.

External Funding

Certain organizations outside of Temple University provide grants, fellowships, scholarships and other awards for graduate students. Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal Stafford Loans

Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time graduate students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.

Federal Work-study

Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicant's FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.

Learn aid, scholarship and work-study options at Student Financial Services, as well as aid information specific to graduate students.