Funding Opportunities

Student Support Programs

The materials for the following Student Support Programs are due to the Office of Graduate Studies (LIB N A124) by the deadlines listed.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

 Deadline: TBA 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 School Term.  

These grants are designed to increase the number of master’s degrees awarded to economically disadvantaged CSU students, especially those graduate students that are underrepresented among graduate degree recipients in their discipline and to those who are disabled. 

The  2017-2018 application and description is listed below for reference. 


Graduate Student Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Program

Deadline to College Associate Deans: April 2, 2018

A limited number of non-resident tuition fee waivers or tuition fee reductions may be granted to non-resident graduate students who are either domestic non-resident students or citizens of a foreign country.

Travel Support for Conferences and Professional Development

**ATTENTION** CSU Travel Restrictions, effective January 1, 2017: Due to Assembly Bill 1887 approved by the Governor Brown, California law prohibits approving state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the following states: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. The law applies to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well as non-employee travelers including students. Learn more »

Travel Support for Students Presenting at Professional Conferences (TSSP)

Deadline: Waitlist based on availability of funds at the end of academic year.

Due to high demand and exhaustion of funds, we are currently wait-listing students. If interested in applying, we encourage you to submit a complete application in order to secure a spot on the waitlist but there is no guarantee that you will be funded.

The Travel Support for Student Presentations (TSSP) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students whose work has been accepted into a professional/academic conference. 

Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD)


The Travel Support for Professional Development of Graduate Students (TSPD) is a reimbursement program designed to encourage and assist Cal State LA graduate students to participate in professional development activities that will foster their educational and career goals.

Culminating Project Fund to Support Completion of Thesis, Creative Activity, or Dissertation

Deadline: Ongoing

This fund is a reimbursement program designed to support Cal State LA graduate student research and/or scholarship conducted towards completing a thesis, creative activity, or dissertation. Students funded through this award will receive reimbursement for approved supplies, equipment, and services.

CSU California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program

Office of Graduate Studies Deadline: February 12, 2018
Chancellor’s Office Deadline: February 23, 2018

The California Pre-Doctoral program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU.

NOTE: Applications will be submitted electronically to the Chancellor's Office. A hard copy of the application must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies on or before the deadline, prior to submission to the Chancellor's Office for further consideration.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Office of Graduate Studies Deadline: February 9, 2018

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

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