Awards and Funding Opportunities

Baylor offers a number of funding opportunities aimed at supporting the research and professional development of graduate students.


Open Assistantships

Graduate students looking for additional funding can apply for a variety of assistantship positions around campus as they are available.

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SIC'EM Grants

The SIC’EM grant is an opportunity for graduate students to secure funding for student-initiated events that promote academic and intellectual community outside of the classroom. SIC’EM-funded projects help create a vibrant intellectual community at Baylor and provide a means for informal discussion and presentation of academic work.

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Dissertation Fellowship

Doctoral students in the dissertation phase can apply for this competitive fellowship. Winners receive funding support for summer months with no work requirement. 

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Doctoral Administrative Fellows

Doctoral Administrative Fellows are a select group of doctoral students who play an integral role in the Graduate School. The fellowships allow students to gain administrative experience and a distinct perspective on the university’s operations while serving the Graduate School and their peers.

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Baptist College and University Scholars

This program seeks to strengthen ties among IABCU member schools by identifying Baptist College and University Scholars for Ph.D. or MFA programs. To be eligible for the BCU Scholars Program, students must have graduated from a school that is a member of the IABCU.

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Outstanding Dissertation Award

The highest research award available among the Baylor graduate community. Graduate Program Directors both nominate dissertations and score the nominations. Three are awarded each year.

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Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Competitive graduate student award that recognizes excellence in teaching for our TORs (teachers-of-record). Six are awarded each year.

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Outstanding Graduate Research Award

The Outstanding Research award is awarded six times annually with the goal of promoting the research productivity of graduate students within STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

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Travel Awards

The Graduate School is eager to support students and their original research through two kinds of travel support: Travel to Professional Meetings and Travel to Support Doctoral Research. Learn more

For information on tuition, stipends, and essential benefits, please visit our Benefits and Financial Support page

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