Financial Aid & Scholarships

This page lists possible funding resources for your education and development. You should also explore the Graduate Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships pages.

General Financial Assistance

UNM Financial Aid Office

The first place to start is at the UNM Financial Aid Office. Inquire about forms you might require for grants and students loans for which you may be eligible.

UNM Funding: Office of Graduate Studies - Scholarships

A site maintained by OGS, with links to both UNM and external sources of scholarships.

UNM Funding - Assistantships

This is a site maintained by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Council of Graduate Schools

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research. Our mission is to advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery and to promote an environment that cultivates rigorous scholarship.

Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Research

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

AERA Dissertation Grants Call for Proposals

The AERA Grants Program is the result of six successive grants to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), with an interagency agreement from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences. Please visit the AERA Grants Program website for additional information.

AERA Research Grants Call for Proposals

AERA invites education policy- and practice-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national data bases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other Doctoral-level researchers. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

Other Funding Sources

Spencer Foundation Research Grants

The Spencer Foundation provides funding for investigations that promise to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad. The Foundation funds research grants that range in size from smaller grants that can be completed within a year, to larger, multi-year endeavors.

UNM Funding - Research, Project, and Travel Grants

RPT awards are intended to defray the costs of materials or equipment necessary to your research, and/or for travel required to collect data or to present the results of research at professional meetings.