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Campus Resources:



Financial Resources:

  • UMBC’s Stay Black and Gold Emergency Fund
  • Esperanza Scholarship – $2000 scholarship. Any undergraduate or graduate student of Latino or Hispanic ancestry and or students committed to the advancement of minorities especially of Latino or Hispanic descent. Applications are due in early April. More details and eligibility can be found here.
  • Health Policy Research Scholars  $30,000 annual stipend for up to four years. The ideal candidate is a second-year doctoral student in any academic discipline who wants to apply their discipline-based research training to advance to help build healthier and more equitable communities is invited to apply. This funding is for students from underrepresented populations and/or historically marginalized backgrounds (Hispanics/Latinx, Blacks/African Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander descendants).
  • Pathways to Science has a variety of resources and webinars available to help students find funding for their graduate education. They have resources for:

    • Fellowships for Masters’ students
    • Fellowships for Doctoral candidates
    • Graduate Programs and Internships
    • Short term funding opportunities (travel funds, summer institutes, etc).


Graduate Student Ambassadors:

Graduate Student Ambassadors are volunteer student peers who serve as a ‘brain trust’ for other students seeking information and resources regarding how to become successful virtual learners in the time of COVID-19.

Ambassadors provide information, share their experiences on what has and what has not worked in terms of effective strategies, and direct students to the resources available on campus.

Please review this list of Ambassador volunteers and reach out to them with your questions via the contact information provided.



Fullbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship:

The Fullbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.

Studies may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than 6 months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, allowance for research-related expenses, and health and accident insurance premiums. To learn more please visit their website.