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*In accordance with the University’s guidelines on social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Graduate Funding Information Center’s operations have been reduced and staff will be working remotely. At this time, there are no more scheduled workshops and individual consultations will be held via Zoom. We are available via e-mail ( and will continue to update our Announcements page and send out information through our Listserv. To schedule a Zoom consultation, please e-mail us.*

The Graduate Funding Information Center (GFIC) supports current and prospective UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students seeking sources of funding for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities. While we do not fund students directly, we provide assistance and instruction on the best use of our resources to help you find appropriate funding opportunities and craft strong applications for them.

GFIC External Funding Survey

Are you being supported by external funding this year and want to be recognized? Click here to learn about the GFIC External Funding Survey!

Student Services

Email services

We are always happy to assist students via e-mail. Please send questions about searching for funding, using specific databases, or our other services to

Individual consultations

Students who would like to speak individually about their funding needs are welcome to schedule a consultation with a GFIC research assistant. To learn more about what an appointment might look like as well as how to get to our office, please see the Appointments tab. If you are ready to schedule your consultation now, please email our research assistant at

Identifying funding information workshops

GFIC research assistants host general workshops on searching for funding several times a semester. Departmental or in-class workshops tailored to specific disciplines are also available upon request. To learn more about our general and customizable workshops, please see the Workshops tab.

Funding announcements

We post notices of upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines on the Announcements tab of our website. Opportunities that we post about include internal awards, assistantships, and campus jobs, as well as external scholarships, fellowships, and more. Check back frequently to be the first to see when we post a new announcement!


In addition to posting funding notices on our website, we also share them via our listserv. Please follow the directions below to subscribe or e-mail us with your request.

Subscribe via e-mail
Send us an email with “subscribe grad_funding” in the body of the message, leaving the subject field blank.

For example:

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subscribe grad_funding