Internal Grants

The Graduate School (TGS) sponsors a number of internal grants for students at all stages of their graduate experience. Please visit the individual web page of each grant for details on eligibility and application instructions.

TGS strongly encourages students to apply for external grants as well. Information on external awards and the services available to students interested in applying for outside funds should visit our external fellowships page. Those applying for fellowships should also review the Regulations for All Recipients of University Assistance.

Title Field of Study Audience
Career Development Grant Humanities, Social Sciences PhD or MFA students
Co-Sponsorship Grant All Fields Graduate student/postdoc groups, faculty,
academic programs
Conference Travel Grant (CTG) All Fields PhD or MFA students
Dependent Care Professional Development Grant All Fields PhD or MFA students
Digital Humanities Research Grant Humanities PhD students 
Mellon Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Grant Humanities and Non-Quantitative Social Sciences PhD students affiliated with Mellon clusters
Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program​ Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students
Summer Language Grant (SLG) Humanities, Social Sciences PhD students
Graduate Research Grant (GRG) Humanities, Social Sciences PhD or MFA students
Beiling Wu Prize in Writing Humanities PhD or MFA students