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UNC Geography Awards for Graduate Students:

  • Travel Awards (Deadline: October 5 and February 5): For academic conference travel
  • Seed Research Awards (Deadline: October 5 and February 5): For conducting preliminary research needed to develop dissertation research project.
  • The Steve Birdsall Summer Award (Deadline in spring, TBA): This award supports summer research and living expenses of graduate students.


UNC Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students:


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External Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

UNC Funding Portal contains a repository of funding sources available to UNC graduate students. The Graduate Funding Information Center (GFIC) supports current and prospective UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students seeking sources of funding for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities.