Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Below you will find the scholarship and funding opportunities for the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.

Scholarships for ELRT students 

Several scholarships are available to students in the ELRT Department. Please review the guidelines and deadlines for the various scholarships.

ELRT student global engagement fund application  

ELRT graduate scholarships

CEHD graduate scholarships

Graduate student funds for travel and research at WMU for ELRT students

Funds for travel and/or scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity are available to WMU graduate students. Below are some opportunities that may be available to you. Please note: this is not an all-inclusive list, but a starting point. Additionally, each of the funds has its own criteria and application process, as well as varying deadlines so please review them individually.

  • Educational Leadership Research and Technology (ELRT) Student Travel and Research Funds  
  • ELRT Student Presenter Travel FundEstablished to support ELRT graduate students travel to meetings or events sponsored by professional organizations for the purpose of reporting the results of research, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating the results of their scholarly activity. This fund does not cover conference attendance for other purposes. See additional guidelines.
  •  ELRT Student Research Fund - Established to support ELRT graduate students actively engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity. The research fund supports student needs for active data collection, data synthesis, data handling, data cleaning, and data analysis. 
  • Graduate College Graduate Student Travel Grant - For the purpose of reporting the results of their research, exhibiting or performing creative works or otherwise disseminating results of their scholarly activity. This fund has specific deadlines. 
  • Graduate College Graduate Student Research Grant- GSRG are established to support graduate students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic/creative activity. This fund has specific deadlines. 
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA) Conference Grant - Graduate students have the chance to apply for a grant that focuses on academic conferences in which they are not presenting. With this initiative we are encouraging our graduate students to enrich their knowledge, better their resumes and boost their job opportunities. See deadlines on website.  

ELRT Graduate assistants and doctoral associates

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology hires graduate students (typically doctoral students), as needed, to assist faculty with research and program development. In addition, usually one graduate teaching assistant position is available to teach certain undergraduate educational technology courses. Students applying for any of these positions typically must have familiarity with the educational systems and organizations that our programs prepare students to work in.  To apply as a new student, or to re-apply as an existing student, please fill out the ELRT DA/GA APPLICATION and send a letter of interest and a current resume to Gretchen St. John no later than February 15 of a given year. Decisions about graduate assistant and doctoral assistant positions are usually made in early spring for the following fall semester. Applicants interested in applying for any WMU fellowships must apply by January 15 of a given year, using the directions posted by the Graduate College.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Additional information about fellowships and grants for WMU students can be found on the Graduate College website.

AAUW Educational Funding and Awards
Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. Deadline Dec. 1, 2016. For more information, click here.

Doctoral and Graduate associates

Doctoral/Graduate Associates for the 2015-16 Academic Year