Office of Graduate & Professional Studies Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities are available from the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies to students seeking a master's or doctorate. Please explore each drop-down for detailed instructions on eligibility, deadlines, and application procedures.

The Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowships are available to graduate students who are full-time enrolled students in a master's or doctoral program at American University. The fellowships are intended to support applied, educational or policy-relevant research programs designed to improve the lives of the citizens of developing countries. This is a competitive fellowship. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degrees in order to be eligible.
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Application Documents 2022-2023
Application - DEADLINE May 13th, 2022, 5 pm
Progress Report

Documents for 2021-2022
Final Report

The Hart A. Massey Fellowship is awarded each academic year to one or more incoming Canadian students (enrolled as traditional or online students) pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges. Online students are eligible to apply for this award.

Application Documents for 2022-2023 
Application - DEADLINE May 13th, 2022, 5 pm

The United Methodist Graduate Scholarship is awarded each academic year to a graduate student enrolled at American University who is a full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. Awards are renewable (but not guaranteed) for one year to students who show satisfactory progress towards their graduate degree. This is a competitive award, and applicants must meet minimum University graduate admission requirements to be considered. Online students are eligible to apply for this award.

Application Documents for 2022-2023
Application - DEADLINE May 13th, 2022, 5 pm