Dear graduate students,

Below please find the information of a few funding opportunities for graduate students. 

Best regards,

Wanli Qiao

Department of Statistics

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 4A7

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

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Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:00 AM
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Subject: Graduate Education Funding Opportunities - Upcoming (January) Deadlines

Dear Graduate Coordinators, Directors, and Stakeholders,


The Office of Graduate Education hopes that your unit had a blessed holiday and that you have been starting off the new year with much success. We would like to share with you a few opportunities reminders. Please review carefully and share with your graduate students;


Graduate Inclusion and Access (GIA) Scholarship.

Reminder: FAFSA or Needs Assessment Form for the Graduate Inclusion Access Scholarship is due 01/15/2022. This scholarship seeks to support the growth and development of an inclusive and thriving graduate scholar community at George Mason University. An inclusive graduate student community is an essential strength of George Mason University. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis.  

  • It is available to first-generation college students who are incoming fall semester doctoral degree students, 
  • are from an underrepresented population within their doctoral field of study at Mason, 
  • have an eligible domestic status (U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, asylum status, or Temporary Protected Status) and 
  • have demonstrated financial need. 

For more information, email [log in to unmask].


Summer Research Fellowship

Reminder: Application closes 01/26/2022. These fellowships provide financial support to graduate students during the summer term, allowing them to devote significant time to their dissertation or thesis research. The award fosters greater professional productivity and assists in timely degree completion. 


For inquiries/questions, please email [log in to unmask]For a review of our funding opportunities, application portals, and more please see more at

Mason strategically invests in our graduate students through fellowships, awards, and grants. Graduate student fellowships and grants are awarded to enhance academic performance, promote research of consequence, and advance professional development.