All applicants admitted to our graduate program are considered for a department assistantship on a competitive basis with other admitted applicants, depending on funds available each semester. No additional/separate application is needed to be considered.

If you must have funding to support your studies, you should have your application complete and processed before the International application deadlines. Funding decisions for fall semester are made the previous March. Learn more.



Currently, the department has one fellowship for admitted Agricultural Economics graduate students, the H.B. Price Graduate Fellowship in Regional Economics. 

To be eligible for the H.B. Price Fellowship you must be admitted to the Agricultural Economics graduate program and offered an assistantship. The Fellowship will be above and beyond a departmental assistantship. Learn more.


NSF Graduate Research Traineeship

UK's Center for Applied Energy Research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support Kentucky food, energy and water systems student innovators. Interested graduate students can apply to the program from the website. Learn more.