Graduate Scholarships

Biology Department Scholarships

Please consider applying for the Biology Department scholarships. Below you will find documents describing the available awards, applications instructions and checklist, criteria, and application forms for graduate student awards.

Please read all materials carefully and direct any questions to Kelly Miller (kbmiller@unm.edu).

Applications should be submitted to bioschol@unm.edu by 5pm on 18 February 2022 (Friday).


Graduate Research Allocation Committee (GRAC) Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall semester. Applications are due by Friday, September 23, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

APPLICANTS: Current biology graduate students may receive up to $400 in research funds and $150 in travel funds for use by the end of the Fall semester. Travel funds may be used for any sort of travel or professional development-related expense (e.g., flights, mileage for fieldwork, conference fees, rental cars, etc.). Please find our updated Research and Travel grant guidelines attached.

  • Research Guidelines (pdf)
  • Travel Guidelines (pdf)

The direct link to apply for the Research grant is: https://tinyurl.com/bdhtkncm.

The direct link to apply for the Travel grant is: https://tinyurl.com/mt6hxjtf

All these resources, past examples, and links to apply can also be found at the BGSA GRAC webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Aisha Hamid and Tabita McFarland


Graduate and Professional Student Assosiation (GPSA) Grants

GPSA is pleased to offer various grants to students looking to fund their research, travel expenses, professional development, and/or the cost of research materials. See more details at their website


A&S Scholarships

The College of Arts and Sciences maintains an extensive list of scholarships. Information and Application Instructions 


UNM Alumni Association Scholarships

Thanks to the gifts from alumni, friends, and chapters, the UNM Alumni Association assists top UNM students with their academic expenses. The scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours) and graduate students (enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours). Visit their website for more information.