Research

You have the unique opportunity as a Graduate or Professional Student to take advantage of exciting and rewarding research, scholarly, and professional development while at Pitt and beyond. Visit the Graduate and Professional Student Funding Opportunities Portal to explore the resources available to you. 

Major Areas of Interdisciplinary Research

With 16 schools, thriving multidisciplinary centers, and close ties to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pitt research reaches across disciplines. Pitt researchers also collaborate with colleagues from 80-plus other universities—including nearby Carnegie Mellon University—and corporate partners near Pitt's urban campus. Find more information on the multidisciplinary research areas where Pitt is a current or emerging leader.

Funding Opportunities

  • Community of Science Pivot is designed for use by graduate students, faculty, and staff researchers drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles to search and identify opportunities for funding worldwide. Additionally, find pre-defined Pivot searches in on the pages of the Disciplines-Specific resources
  • Grants.gov is a repository for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
  • Fulbright Program
  • Grant-Writing and Fellowship Application Tips

Find information geared towards more targeted disciplines and academic focuses in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Life and Physical Sciences, Law, Information and Library Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Engineering, Business, Education, and Social Work.

Financial Information

The University of Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of financial awards as well as teaching and research positions for graduate students.

Graduate Fellowships, Teaching Fellowships (TFs), Teaching Assistantships (TAs), Graduate Student Assistantships (GSAs), Traineeships, and Tuition Scholarships are awarded by individual schools or programs. Research grants funded by government and private agencies provide a variety of full-time and part-time research positions for graduate students as Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs).

Contact directly the school or program you are interested in to determine award availability.