School of Education - George Mason University

Funding Opportunities Available through the PhD in Education Program

Numerous funding opportunities are available through the PhD in Education Program in the College of Education and Human Development to support doctoral students in degree completion.

  • Doctoral Study Fellowships (Opening August 2021): Each academic year, the PhD in Education Office awards a limited number of fellowships from funds allocated by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Full-time students are eligible to apply (see additional requirements within the application). Awards are made each fall semester and the amount varies based on available funds. Contact Joan Stahle (jstahle@gmu.edu) with questions about the award.
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowships (Opening February 2021): These competitive awards go to PhD in Education students to support completion of their dissertation research. Students in dissertations stage are eligible to apply (see additional requirements within the application). Awards are made each semester for up to $2,000. Contact Joan Stahle (jstahle@gmu.edu) with questions about the award.
  • AERA Student Membership Discount (Open NOW): The PhD in Education Program is partnering with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to offer doctoral students with reduced dues for this one-year introductory program to AERA. Full-time and part-time doctoral students new to AERA are eligible to apply (see flyer for additional benefits and information for how to sign up). Contact Joan Stahle (jstahle@gmu.edu) with questions about the award.

Other Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students at George Mason University

Additional funding opportunities are available to graduate students at George Mason University through other offices on campus, including the following:

External Funding Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Funding opportunities external to GMU that may be applicable to students in the PhD in Education Program include: