Graduate Student Research & Fellowship Support Program


The objective of the University of North Texas (UNT) Graduate Student Research & Fellowship Support Program is to increase the number and quality of extramural proposals submitted by graduate students in support of research and graduate study at UNT.  A secondary objective is to improve the skills of UNT graduate students in preparing proposals for research grants and fellowships in support of their future career goals. The program is jointly sponsored by the Toulouse Graduate School and the UNT Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: UNT graduate students interested in being mentored in applying for research grants or fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Selected students will receive intensive proposal-writing training and participate in a cross-disciplinary cohort of approximately 30 other selected students.  Students will receive guidance and advice from a team of experts who will assist each student in preparing and successfully submitting to a funding agency. Training will take place on February 16-17, 2017 with a follow-up meeting on April 24, 2017. Students successfully completing the training and submitting proposals by the deadline will receive recognition and a participation certificate.




ELIGIBILITY: Students must be enrolled full-time in any Masters or Doctoral graduate program at UNT, and be in good academic standing at the time of award.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Applications will be evaluated on the merit of the applicant’s ideas for the proposed research or fellowship, the quality of the match between the ideas and the targeted fellowship or grant opportunity, and the overall degree of responsiveness of the application to the objectives of the program. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Complete and signed Application Form, Narrative (2-pages max), 2 Letters of Recommendation (optional).

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All applications must be submitted electronically by 5pm on February 10, 2017 according to the directions on this website.

Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Joseph Oppong by phone 940-565-2088 or e-mail

The application period is now closed.