Besides national student grants bestowed by the Austrian Study Grant Authority, the University of Graz also offers numerous financial possibilities to support students. Student grants, endowments and funds support students in specific phases of their studies. University-related grants are amongst others granted for outstanding performance in the form of merit scholarships, mobility grants for studying abroad as well as research promotion grants and printing cost subsidies. The Dean’s offices are responsible for dealing with merit scholarships. In addition, the Coordination Centre for Gender Research, Women's Studies and Affirmative Action for Women offers special support to female students.