Research Funding

Graduate student fellowships and other external research funding opportunities are available to students within the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. The Arts and Sciences Service Center is available to assist students with identifying funding opportunities and preparing a competitive proposal.

Identifying Funding Opportunities

Boston College encourages students to proactively seek external funding and make arrangements with the appropriate departments for proposal submission. There are several internal and external resources available to help students identify funding opportunities.

Additional resources are available to graduate students interested in applying for external funding. Grant Administrators in the Arts and Sciences Service Center are available to assist with the development of proposal budget and other materials. As soon as a funding opportunity is identified, please contact the Arts & Sciences Service Center and Office for Sponsored Programs.

A few important reminders for any graduate students applying for grant funding:

  • All graduate students must have a mentor willing to serve as Principal Investigator on his/her grant. If you are unable to find a mentor please reach out to your department’s chair.
  • Any submission to an outside entity for funds paid to Boston College needs to be approved by the authorized official in the Office for Sponsored Programs.
  • For more information please review the Graduate Research Funding at Boston College presentation.