American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships
American association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.
Application deadline: November 15, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
For information and applications: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/
American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
This program offers up to three years of funding to minority students studying sociology with a focus on mental health issues and research. Students devoted to mental health and drug abuse research can receive an annual stipend of up to $20,772. The stipend can be renewed for three years and students are not required to repay the funds. However, this graduate fellowship does not cover the expenses of doctoral dissertations.
Application deadline: January 31st each year
Eligibility requirements: citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card. The program is designed for minority students sufficiently advanced in their Ph.D. program to demonstrate their commitment to a research career. MFP applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to Ph.D. programs in sociology that house relevant research programs in their area of interests.
For more information and applications: http://www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm
Bullitt Foundation- Bullitt Environmental Fellowship
Bullitt Foundation Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship.
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility requirements: Eligible applicants will be:
- Currently enrolled in graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies
- Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership
- Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental fields
For information and applications: http://www.bullitt.org/bullitt-environmental-fellowship/
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award
The Cooke Dissertation Fellowship are for doctoral candidates who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. This on-year $25,000 fellowship is available for advanced doctoral students and is intended to support the student for work done after the student’s dissertation proposal has been accepted. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics.
Application deadline: February 3, 2012; 8:59 pm (PST)
Eligibility requirements: may be US citizens, permanent residents, or no-US-citizens. Advance doctoral students who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements. Must not have previously received a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.
Selection criteria include:
- Superior academic ability and achievement
- Dissertation’s contribution to exploring and understanding the factors that support and hinder high academic achievement for low-income students
- Quality of the proposal
- Applicant’s unmet financial need
For information and applications:
Environmental Protection Agency- Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowships
The goal this program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field. This goal is consistent with the mission of EPA, which is to provide leadership in the nation’s environmental science, research, education, assessment, restoration, preservation, pollution prevention and sustainability efforts. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years.
Application deadline: November 27, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application (you must have your green card at the time of application to be eligible for the Fellowship opportunity). EPA may verify this number with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration service of the Department of Homeland Security.
For information and application: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_gradfellow.html
Fanny and John Hertz Graduate Fellowships
To support graduate education of students of outstanding potential in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.
Application deadline: November 2, 2012
Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship; bachelor’s degree; accepted for graduate study in the physical sciences; 3.75-4.00 GPA.
For information and applications: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
This program seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Support is provided in research-based programs in behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, physical sciences, math, and biological sciences, as well as interdisciplinary fields
Application deadline: November 19, 2012
Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizens committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; interested in using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
For information and applications: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/application.aspx
Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship is a professional development and support program for those with undergraduate degrees in a physical science (for example, physics, chemistry or astronomy), engineering or mathematics and who are pursuing credentials or are beginning teachers in high school physics, physical science and/or chemistry or mathematics.
Application deadline: January 11, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Check the Frequently Asked Questions at Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship website for all the eligibility requirements. Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, mathematics or engineering before the fellowship begins I June. In addition, candidates must enroll in a secondary teacher credential program before the fellowship is awarded.
For information and applications: http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html
L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program
The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must put towards their postdoctoral research.
Application deadline: Mid-December, anually
- Candidates must be female scientists, who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of their application submission and have started in a postdoctoral research position by September 1, 2012
- Applicants must be American born, naturalized citizens, or permanent residents
- Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution
- Applicants must conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.
- Applicants must be involved in life or physical/material sciences, engineering,
For more information and applications: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/loreal.shtml
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.
Application deadline: Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, October 24, 2012.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have received doctoral candidacy in a humanities or social science department and have been in the degree program for no more than six years.
For information and applications: http://www.acls.org/programs/comps/
Microsoft Research Student Fellowship
This program provides financial support for students, allowing them to focus on their research advancing the state of computer science. Fellowships cover living stipend, tuition and fee, a travel allowance, and an opportunity to complete salaried internships with either Microsoft Research or Microsoft Live Labs in Redmond, Washington. Fellowships are awarded to recipients for two academic years only and are not available for renewal.
Application deadline: October 9, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time
Eligibility requirements: Vary by program; refer to program announcement for details
For information and applications: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/fellowships.aspx
National Institutes of Health- Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
The purpose of the predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes during the tenure of the award. Applicants for the Kirschstin-NRSA F31 award must propose a dissertation research project and training program in a research area within the scientific mission of the participating Institutes. Individuals may typically receive up to 5 years of aggregate Kirschstien-NRSA support at the predoctoral level.
NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (PA-11-112)
NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31) (PA-11-111)
NINR: NINR Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows In Nursing Research (F31) (PAR-11-117)
NINDS: NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F31) (PAR-11-127)
NIGMS: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in PharmD/PhD Programs (F31) (PA-11-129)
Application deadline: Three 2012 deadlines each year: 4/8, 8/8, and 12/8
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, Dr PH, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, ScD).
For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm
National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
MS Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
PhD Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed or are currently enrolled in a masters engineering program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
PhD Science Fellowship Program: The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines—chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a masters of engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
National Science Foundation--Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP)
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
November 13, 2012 for Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Materials Research
November 14, 2012 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
November 16, 2012 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning
November 19, 2012 for Life Sciences; Geosciences
Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship; at the time of application must not have completed post-baccalaureate study in excess of 30 quarter hours in any of the fields listed in the program description. (Can apply before beginning graduate study.)
For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
The program supports graduate education new Americans. Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.
Application deadline: November 9, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents. At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support.
For more information: http://pdsoros.org/forms/
United Negro College Fund and Merck Foundation Science Initiative Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
This graduate fellowship program is available for African American students preparing for a dissertation in biomedical sciences. The fields of study covered by the fellowships include the environmental and life sciences, medicine, physical sciences and engineering. Students must be enrolled in a full-time PhD or equivalent doctoral program, and must be within one to three years of completing their dissertation research. The fellowship awards grants up to $10,000 and stipends up to $42,000.
For more information: http://umsi.uncf.org/
US Department of Agriculture--Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Opportunity number USDA-NIFA-HEP-003849
Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects
Application deadline: August 15, 2012
US Department of Defense--National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines:
- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
- Computer and Computational Sciences
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Application deadline: December 14, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Must be U.S. citizen or national. For graduate students at or near the beginning of their graduate work. Must receive bachelor's degree by Fall of the award year.
For more information: http://ndseg.asee.org/
US Department of Defense—Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
This program supporst undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
Application deadline: Early August, annually
Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizen at time of application, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page. Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2013 term.
For more information: http://smart.asee.org/
US Department of Energy--Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides support in scientific or engineering disciplines, including but not limited to Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Math, Life Sciences, Statistics, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, Physics.
Application deadline: January 8, 2013
For more information and applications: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/
US Department of Energy—Science Graduate Fellowship Program (SCGF)
Supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S who will pursue careers in research critical to the Office of Science mission at DOE laboratories and in academia.
The SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution.
Application deadline: usually in January of each year
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first or second year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of applying, and must be pursuing or plan to pursue graduate study and research in areas relevant to the science programs supported by the DOE Office of Science. Applications are subject to rigorous peer review by external experts based on established merit review criteria.
For more information: http://scgf.orau.gov/