This page houses graduate student guides, handbooks, campus resources, as well as a list of commonly used departmental forms.

Guides, Policies, & Procedures

Academics

Funding Opportunities Calendar

  • Visit the calendar below to see what opportunities are coming up
  • Plan ahead: if the opportunity requires letters of support from faculty, give them a minimum of two weeks lead time to write a letter
  • Tips for Writing Graduate Student Grant Proposals from the Graduate School

If you notice inaccuracies, broken links, or missing opportunities, please email thdngrad@colorado.edu. Also if you have questions!

THDN Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund
ACE grants are awarded to theatre or dance season production projects requiring funding.
 

GPSG Travel Grants
The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) awards funding (up to $300) to individual graduate students each academic semester to support travel to academic conferences, meetings, or other events related to the student's studies. Travel Grants will open the first Friday of the Fall and Spring semester and remain open for two weeks.

Graduate School Student Travel Grant
The Graduate School offers partial funding for CU Boulder graduate students to present their work at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. The Graduate School provides a travel grant of $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

Office for Outreach and Engagement Micro Grants
Support projects that connect with  communities external to CU Boulder. Micro Grants support community-engaged scholarship and outreach-related events, materials, travel and more.

The Reverend & Mrs. Francis Wolle Grant for Theatre Graduate Students
Students in the Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Program may apply for Wolle Grant funds which are dedicated to graduate student research and creative work.
 
  • Grants for Research, Summer and Creative Projects - grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Travel Grants for Conferences - students who are presenting a paper or participating in a panel or round table at a national conference may apply for grants of up to $500. Students attending an international conference may apply for grants of up to $1,000.

Proposals are due twice a year on September 15 and February 15. The Graduate Program Assistant will send a call for proposals at the start of each semester.

Eaton Graduate Student Research Awards
Awards of up to $500 will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate students working in the humanities and arts to support conference participation where students present a paper or for those in the arts, perform or display their work.

Beverly Sears and Cynthia H. Schultz Graduate Student Research Grants
The Graduate School administers two grant funds that support the research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students from all departments.

MFA Completion Fellowship
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Center for Humanities & the Arts, this new fellowship is intended to provide outstanding MFA students with financial support to assist in the process of completing their thesis or final project.

THDN Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund
ACE grants are awarded to theatre or dance season production projects requiring funding.
 

Graduate Research In Dance Grants (GRID)
Provides support for graduate students who are pursuing master of fine arts degrees in dance. The GRID provides flexible resources for advancing strategic initiatives to support creative and scholarly research. Support may include, but is not limited to, graduate student research, project-related expenses, professional development and/or scholarship support.

Proposals are due twice a year on October 31 and February 15. The Graduate Program Assistant will send a call for proposals at the start of each semester. 

Arts & Humanities Dissertation Fellowships
The College of Arts & Sciences awards the Arts and Humanities Dissertation Fellowships to support outstanding doctoral candidates in completing their dissertation. Students should be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, have passed their comprehensive exams and be working on a dissertation in the area of the arts or humanities. 

The fellowship awards provide full support for the academic year – a monthly stipend equal to a 50% GPTI appointment and coverage of tuition, fees, and student health insurance. Recipients may not engage in other forms of paid employment (working, teaching, off-campus employment, etc.), take courses outside of their dissertation hours, or accept other fellowships, scholarships, or grants within the fellowship period.

A call for applications is emailed to Directors of Graduate Studies in September and forwarded to graduate students. Students may self-nominate. Applications are due in mid-October. An awarding committee, representative of the faculty, will announce selections by December. Contact David Aragoni if you have questions or need assistance.

MFA/MM Excellence in Research Micro Grant
The Center for Humanities & the Arts' MFA/MM Excellence in Research Micro Grants are designed to support CU Boulder students in the MFA in Dance degree program (and a few others).

Graduate School Student Travel Grant
The Graduate School offers partial funding for CU Boulder graduate students to present their work at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. The Graduate School provides a travel grant of $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

THDN Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund
ACE grants are awarded to theatre or dance season production projects requiring funding.
 

GPSG Travel Grants
The Graduate and Professional Student Government GPSG) awards funding (up to $300) to individual graduate students each academic semester to support travel to academic conferences, meetings, or other events related to the student's studies. Travel Grants will open the first Friday of the Fall and Spring semester and remain open for two weeks.

CHA Dissertation Fellowships
The Center for Humanities & the Arts offers two dissertation fellowships open to any CU Boulder PhD candidate working in the humanities and arts, campus-wide.

JEDI Completion Fellowship
The Center for Humanities & the Arts has created a new opportunity for master and doctorate-level graduate students working in the humanities and arts whose scholarly profile fits within CHA’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) mission.

The Reverend & Mrs. Francis Wolle Grant for Theatre Graduate Students
Students in the Theatre & Performance Studies Graduate Program may apply for Wolle Grant funds which are dedicated to graduate student research and creative work.
 
  • Grants for Research, Summer and Creative Projects - grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Travel Grants for Conferences - students who are presenting a paper or participating in a panel or round table at a national conference may apply for grants of up to $500. Students attending an international conference may apply for grants of up to $1,000.

Proposals are due twice a year on September 15 and February 15. The Graduate Program Assistant will send a call for proposals at the start of each semester.

Graduate Research In Dance Grants (GRID)
Provides support for graduate students who are pursuing master of fine arts degrees in dance. The GRID provides flexible resources for advancing strategic initiatives to support creative and scholarly research. Support may include, but is not limited to, graduate student research, project-related expenses, professional development and/or scholarship support.

Proposals are due twice a year on October 31 and February 15. The Graduate Program Assistant will send a call for proposals at the start of each semester.

Eaton Graduate Student Research Awards
Awards of up to $500 will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate students working in the humanities and arts to support conference participation where students present a paper or for those in the arts, perform or display their work.

Office for Outreach and Engagement Micro Grants
Support projects that connect with  communities external to CU Boulder. Micro Grants support community-engaged scholarship and outreach-related events, materials, travel and more.

Harvard Travellers Club Travel Grants
The purpose of these grants is to foster research and/or exploration that involves travel as part of the project. The travel must be intimately involved with the research and/or exploration.

Graduate School Summer Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate School asks each PhD program to nominate one student for consideration for this $6,000 summer fellowship. Eligible students will have passed their comprehensive exams and have NO other university-sponsored sources of support during the summer term. Recipients of other major fellowships for the academic year are not eligible. Preference should be given to those students who have not received funding (other than RA/TA/GA or GPTI appointments) during the previous year.

The faculty will forward the call once they receive it (usually mid-January) and will need a quick turnaround as we must nominate before the end of February. Eligible PhD students should be prepared to self-nominate by submitting:

  • A statement of what they plan to accomplish with the fellowship. (max 1 pg)
  • Anticipated timeline for completion of dissertation

MFA/MM Excellence in Research Micro Grant
The Center for Humanities & the Arts' MFA/MM Excellence in Research Micro Grants are designed to support CU Boulder students in the MFA in Dance degree program (and a few others).
 

CHA Summer Fellowships 
Center for Humanities & the Arts summer stipends are designed for graduate students conducting research in the humanities and the arts during the summer months. 

THDN Arts and Cultural Enrichment Fund
ACE grants are awarded to theatre or dance season production projects requiring funding. Note: the April deadline is for projects planned for the following fall semester.

Graduate School Student Travel Grant
The Graduate School offers partial funding for CU Boulder graduate students to present their work at meetings or conferences outside Colorado. The Graduate School provides a travel grant of $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

ATDS Graduate Student Travel/Research Award
American Theatre & Drama Society award to provide support for graduate student travel to present research at an ATDS sponsored panel OR to support research travel.

Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship
Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest and commitment in public scholarship ​and/or artistic practice to apply for the PAGE Fellowship. Awardees receive a year’s worth of mentorship, professional development training, and community support as well as a travel stipend to attend a Fellows Summit during the national conference.

GPTI Guest Lecture Award
Applications to support guest lectures for GPTIs teaching an arts or humanities course. Honoraria is capped at $200 per lecture, max 4 guest lecturers per applicant.
 

Hazel Barnes Flat
The Hazel Barnes Flat in the heart of London is available to CU Boulder faculty and graduate students working in the humanities and the arts.

Graduate Student Emergency Aid Fund
The University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Boulder graduate students who encounter an emergency situation resulting in unforeseen expenses during their degree program.

Medical Expense Assistance Fund
Health & Wellness Services Medical Expense Assistance Fund (MEAF) is designed to provide financial assistance to students who are unable to pay medical or prescription related expenses.

Ogilvy Travel Fellowships and Conference Grants
The Center for British and Irish Studies is proud to offer the Ogilvy Travel Fellowship, graduate student travel grants (for conference speakers), and event funding opportunities.
 
  • Ogilvy Travel Fellowships support travel to Britain or Ireland for graduate research and study in any aspect of British and/or Irish Studies.
  • Ogilvy Conference Travel Grants are available to graduate students who have presented or will present papers addressing subjects dealing with British and/or Irish Studies, at a conference during the current academic year or first semester of next academic year. 

Boedecker Path To Excellence Grants
To provide the community a path to artistic excellence by expanding opportunities to perform at Boulder's Dairy Arts Center and engage new audiences with innovative arts experiences.

Program For Jewish Studies Scholarships & Fellowships
The Program in Jewish Studies awards a number of scholarships and fellowships each academic year to CU Boulder students. 

  • Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowships support graduate students from all disciplines and backgrounds as they conduct research, produce creative works, and address scholarly gatherings around the globe. 
  • Goldberger Graduate Fellowship is granted to one or more students with plans to study or conduct research abroad or participate in a language study or cultural immersion program.
  • The Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Graduate Research Fellowship provides support to a CU Boulder graduate student to conduct research in the CU Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections (PHAJ) during the spring semester. The Fellow will work with librarians and archivists to produce an original research paper or project using one or more of the PHAJ collections.
  • The History - Jewish Studies Archives Summer Fellowship supports graduate students as they conduct research and work in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections. Fellows will work with librarians and archivists on projects such as researching, designing, and curating exhibits, digital humanities initiatives, and other programs based on archival materials, as well as conduct their own original research.
  • The Global Initiative Scholarship supports both undergraduate and graduate students as they pursue study abroad activities, global seminars, language programs, research abroad, and other activities.
  • The Ulrich Goldsmith Memorial Prize in German-Jewish Studies is an annual prize awarded to the best paper written by a student on a topic pertaining to any aspect of German-Jewish culture in the pre- or post-World War II period. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • ACE Jewish Arts Grant. In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC, the ACE Jewish Arts Grant supports undergraduate and graduate students as they produce creative works. 

Brown/Ricketts/Udick Grant 
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Boulder awards three $1,000 grants to graduate women attending the University of Colorado every two years.

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