Grants for Graduate Students

Generally, a grant is a need-based award that does not have to be repaid. The following grants are available to help UW Oshkosh graduate students meet the costs of tuition. Additional grant listings can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP)

Funded by the state of Wisconsin, AOP provides financial assistance to graduate students of color and non-minority economically disadvantaged graduate students.

Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Research Program

These grants are designed to support research projects and creative activity carried out by graduate students. Projects must provide students with a meaningful research or creative experience, with the student assuming the principal role and a faculty or teaching academic staff member serving as a mentor. The student must write the proposal using the advice and technical expertise of the mentor as a guide.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Through the MSEP, participating institutions agree to charge students no more than 150 percent of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. You must enroll as a nonresident student from a participating MSEP state.

The current participating states are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies to be sure you’re eligible and your student financial record is identified properly.

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Graduate Student Enrollment Management Research Grant

The NAGAP Graduate Student Enrollment Management Research Grant is designed to encourage emerging knowledge and understanding of the complexities of graduate enrollment management, including all aspects of admissions and recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation.

It is open to all graduate students conducting research in keeping with graduate enrollment management activities and programs. This may include any aspect of recruiting, enrolling, retaining and graduating professional, masters and doctoral degree students.

New for 2020, post-doctoral students who are currently working in a position related to the advancement, teaching or management of graduate education are also eligible.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Graduate Student Research Grant Program

The NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program provides funding for graduate student research examining the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education and the college student-athlete psychological experience.

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Oshkosh, WI 54901-8621


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