Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding

Doctoral Fellowships

Healy Fellowships

Named in honor of Georgetown University’s 28th President, Patrick Healy, the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, and the first African-American President of Georgetown University (1874–1882), the Patrick Healy Graduate Fellowship is intended to further Georgetown’s commitment to creating a diverse community composed of the most qualified students. 

The Program is designed to help recruit and retain graduate students who are talented individuals of the highest caliber and who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to successfully pursue a doctoral degree. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is committed to training diverse future faculty, researchers, and leaders who will enrich critical thinking, knowledge generation, and knowledge advancement across all disciplines. Diversity is a crucial element in preparing students for the service of others. 

Healy Fellowships will be awarded to students whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown community and to the academic profession as a whole. 

Support will be provided to Patrick Healy Fellows for twelve months per year, for up to five years, assuming satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D.

For more information about the Healy Fellowship, please contact Maria Snyder at the Graduate School.

Conference Travel Grants

There are two types of grants awarded: 

Conference Travel Grant (new window)  – This grant is awarded by the Graduate School twice per academic year (Fall and Spring). Applications must include a statement of travel plans, a budget, at least one letter of recommendation, etc. More information can be found at the Graduate School Website.

Conference Travel Grant Top-Off  – This grant is awarded by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese twice per academic year (Fall and Spring) in conjunction with the Graduate School’s Conference Travel Grants.  In order to apply for the Department top-off, students are required to complete a Conference Travel Grant Form and send it together with a copy of the Graduate School Conference Travel Grant application.  

Information about both Grants is sent out to students at the beginning of each semester.

Summer Grants

External Funding

For further opportunities, please visit the Office of External Fellowships under the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

General Information and Databases of Grants

Graduate study abroad for US citizens; graduate study in the US for non-US citizens

Grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.