Additional Funding Opportunities

OID Inclusive Excellence Program Grants

As part of an effort to increase diversity and a sense of belonging across the University of Kentucky campus, the Office for Institutional Diversity has created a grant program that will fund creative proposals for diversity programming.

The Inclusive Excellence Program will fund grants of up to $15,000 for creative diversity programming ideas. The program, which is funded by student fees, was announced during the October 2016 UK Board of Trustees annual retreat. The Fall Grant Cycle begins in October 2021 and the Spring Cycle will begin on March 1st, 2022.  For questions regarding the proposal application process, please call the Office for Institutional Diversity at 859.257.9293.  

External Funding

The Graduate School Office of Finance, Funding and Analytics has compiled a list of external funding sources including federal sources, specialized funding opportunities, and additional resources for underrepresented students. 

UK Student Government Association

UKSGA is proud to allocate money to registered student organizations, as well as students in need. Click on the link to look at the information on the many ways that students can receive financial assistance from UKSGA, and additional financial resources for UK students.

Graduate Student Congress Awards

The Graduate Student Congress (GSC) provides awards to UK graduate and professional students to travel, conduct research, or engage in a service project.

College and Program Funding

Numerous colleges and departments at the university offer funding for graduate and professional students. Check with your Director of Graduate Studies for more information regarding these opportunities.