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Other Funding Opportunities

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship

The California Pre-Doctoral scholarship program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.

The California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 70 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division or graduate students who, in the judgment of the review panel, demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the university level. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.

For more information, visit their website or contact Cristina Sanchez at [email protected].

US Student Fulbright Program

Applicants may propose to do research, attend courses, teach English or participate in a business internship in one of about 150 countries around the world. Visit the Fulbright Program site.


Other Funding Sources

SDSU Scholarships

For more information and to search for scholarships, please visit the SDSU Scholarships search page.

Hayek Funding for Scholars

The Hayek Fund for Scholars supports graduate students and faculty who are researching and teaching ideas within the classical liberal tradition.

These funds can support, among other things:

  • travel for paper presentations, job interviews, academic conferences; 
  • submission fees for unpublished manuscripts and journal articles, 
  • purchase of data sets, 
  • travel for archival research, 
  • hiring a research assistant, 
  • publishing expenses 

Amount: Up to $5,000

Learn more about this scholarship.

Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant

Tinker grants fund the travel and partial logistic costs of graduate students who are doing preliminary research in Latin America and who are pursuing or intend to pursue a Ph.D. The objective of this grant is to provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves into their  prospective fields and attain language knowledge, cultural background, initiate research contacts, network with institutions and possible informants and/or research subjects, and gather preliminary research data.

Please see our Tinker Field Research Grant page for more information.

Graduate Student Travel Funds

The Student Research Committee and the Division of Research Affairs would like to invite SDSU graduate students to apply to the Graduate Student Travel Funds. These support travel associated with scholarly research and creative activities. There are two funds, and each has a different deadline and set of constraints.

Students may apply to both funds for the same travel, but can only be awarded from one fund. The Student Success Fee provides a larger source of funding.

Eligibility: The Graduate Student Travel Funds are available to all degree-seeking SDSU graduate students with a post-baccalaureate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

Scope: The maximum award is $1,000, unless extenuating circumstances are well-justified.  Funds may be used for national or international travel to a conference where the student is presenting, or field work associated with research/scholarship.  Travel for short courses (or other training activities) is not supported.

Questions regarding these travel funds should be directed to the Division of Research Affairs at (619) 594-5938. For more information about how to apply, please visit the SDSU Graduate Affairs website.

SDSU Scholarships

For more information and to search for scholarships, please visit the SDSU Scholarships search page.