Funding Opportunities

All PhD students are typically admitted with financial support. Support may be in the form of research assistantships or teaching assistantships. All forms of support include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a competitive 9-month stipend.

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program has an extensive list of internal (UMass Boston) and external funding opportunities.

In addition to the resources listed there, here are some links to a few other major federal funding agencies:

The National Science Foundation: Specialized Information for Graduate Students

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships

American Society for Engineering Education Graduate Fellowship

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) (e.g. autism)


Here is a list of grant preparation resources and databases:

Science magazine’s Grant Directory: GrantsNet

Science magazine’s GrantDoctor