Multi Year Fellowships
The Graduate School must review and approve all external applications by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for fellowships and awards. The following procedures must be followed:
- Submit the signed External Fellowship/Award Application Transmission Form to the Graduate School (106 Putnam Hall). The complete, original proposal, plus one extra copy must accompany the Transmission Form. The agency/organization application guidelines web link must also be listed on the Application Form OR on a hard copy attached.
- The applicant is responsible for the completion of all necessary training and compliance requirements (e.g., biosafety, conflict of interest, IACUC, IRB, research integrity, etc.)
- If applicable, include the name, title and address information for the official signatory: "David A. Wittrock, Ph.D., Dean", and the campus financial information on grant pages requiring this information.
- Allow a minimum of four (4) working days for processing application transmission forms. Note: Some institutional submissions require an earlier deadline as posted at the time of announcement. Examples: IIE U.S. Student Fulbright Program and the USDE Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program.
- Applicants/programs are responsible for pick-up and mailing of applications (unless institutional submission is required).
Abel Wolman Fellowship—American Water Works Association
The Abel Wolman Fellowship is designed to support promising students pursuing advanced training and research in the field of water supply and treatment. To accomplish this objective, a doctoral fellowship providing up to two years of support will be awarded annually to the most outstanding student.
Application deadline: January of each year
Eligibility requirements: Expect to complete the requirements for a Ph.D. within two years of the award, and have citizenship or permanent residence in Canada, Mexico, or the United States.
For more information and application: http://www.awwa.org/
Zonta International--Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, this fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.
Application deadline: Mid-November annually
Eligibility requirements: Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/178ROE4
American Academy of Arts & Sciences--Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholars Program
As part of the Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has established the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellow will work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.
Application deadline: January annually
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.
For more information and application: http://www.amacad.org/visiting.aspx
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
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://bit.ly/11OExr7
American Cancer Society
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society supports a variety of education and training programs to foster the next generation of cancer research, including the following:
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Physician Training Awards in Cancer Prevention
- Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research
- Master's Training Grants in Clinical Oncology Social Work
- Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice
- Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work
- Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
- Cancer Control Career Development Awards for Primary Care Physicians
Application deadline: vary by program
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/11lkn9a
American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Awards are made for postdoctoral, predoctoral, and dissertation completion fellowships.
Application deadline: fall; vary by program
Eligibility requirements: very by program
For more information and application: http://www.acls.org/
American Indian Graduate Center
The AIGC Fellowship program provides fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer). Awards may be renewable.
Application deadline: June 1 annually
- Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
- Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
- An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).
For more information and application: http://www.aigc.com/
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society coordinates eight grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. The Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Lewis and Clark Astrobiology, Library Fellowship, and Phillips programs award small grants ($1,000 to $6,000) for modest research purposes. Our Biological Science, Daland, and Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs award much larger amounts ($40,000 to $60,000) in highly selective competitions.
Application deadline: Vary by program
Eligibility requirements: Applicants may be U.S. citizens and residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with U.S. institutions are eligible to apply for projects to be carried out in the United States, although applicants to the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology must be U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, or foreign nationals formally affiliated with a U.S. institution.
For more information and application: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants
American Psychological Association
APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.
Application deadline: vary by program
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/13LxSk5
American Society for Engineering Education
ASEE administers a number of fellowship and research opportunities with funding provided by the federal agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). These range from programs that provide summer internships for high school students to research programs for faculty members during the summer or while on sabbatical. Programs include undergraduate and graduate research support and postdoctoral research programs for recent PhDs at government and industrial research facilities.
Application deadline: vary by program
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://www.asee.org/fellowship-programs
American Sociological Association
The ASA provides funding for a variety of research and training activities, including the following:
- The Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy ASA Congressional Fellowship
- Community Action Research Initiative (CARI Grants)
- Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline
- Minority Fellowship Program
- Sorokin Lecture Grants
- Student Forum Travel Awards
- Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants
Application deadline: vary by program; typically January through April
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/13GVacx
Two programs are offered to outstanding under-represented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications-related fields: 1) summer internship program and 2) The AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP). The fellowship provides all educational expenses during the school year, including tuition, books, fees and approved travel expenses for up to three years. Fellowship recipients are also eligible for summer employment at AT&T Labs and are assigned a laboratory scientist as a mentor.
Application deadline: January 15 for summer internships; January 31 for fellowships
Eligibility requirements: US citizen or permanent resident; female or member of a minority underrepresented in science fields (Hispanic, African-American, or Native American); senior graduating in the current academic year or in their first or second year of grad school; currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD; major field must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields.
For more information and application: http://soc.att.com/11Bah2U
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: Early April
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/
Clark Foundation--Investment in Community Graduate Fellowship
The fellowship provides funds to defray the ordinary cost of education in any discipline and is renewable for the entire period of graduate study.
Application deadline: late-January annually
Eligibility requirements: The Clark Foundation’s Investment in Community Fellowship is for individuals who were born, raised or have lived on the Monterey Peninsula area of California for a long enough period that they consider this area their permanent home and that they intend to work and remain living in the area and be of service to the local community.
For more information and application: http://www.theclarkfoundation.org/overview.html
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. This program provides postdoctoral funding under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. Awards are up to three years.
Application deadline: March 15 and August 15 annually
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. (If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements, including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful PhD defense and date of degree conferral.)
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/178SBVm
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
This program awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines (includes a wide variety of disciplines from business to engineering to logistics to policy to science) and encompasses all modes of transportation. This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. Several programs are relevant to NDSU students:
- Eisenhower Graduate (GRAD) Fellowships enable students to pursue master's degrees or doctorates in transportation-related fields at the university of their choice.
- Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF) acquaints undergraduate and graduate students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.
- Eisenhower People with Disabilities (PWD) Fellowships provide additional opportunities for people with disabilities to pursue education that prepares them to enter careers in transportation. The PWD Fellowships also serves as a feeder program for other Eisenhower fellowships.
- Eisenhower Intern Fellowship (EIF) provides students with opportunities to perform a wide range of significant transportation-related activities at public and private-sector transportation organizations.
Application deadline: typically fall annually
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpp/ddetfp.htm
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: late November
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://1.usa.gov/13GVB6I
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: Early November
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://bit.ly/11llhmd
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: Mid-November
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://bit.ly/1awzTpJ
Institute for Humane Studies
This program supports full-time graduate students who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Awards are renewable.
Application deadline: fall annually
Eligibility requirements: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/10Aobs4
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Application deadline: Late September annually
Eligibility requirements: Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
For more information and application: http://1.usa.gov/16OGIjU
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: Early January
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
Leaky Foundation Research--Baldwin Fellowships
By enabling bright young scholars to obtain a graduate degree, The Leakey Foundation is helping to equip individuals to assume a leadership role in the future of human origins research. Awards are for two years.
Application deadline: February 15 annually
Eligibility requirements: These fellowships are intended for scholars and students with citizenship in a developing country who wish to obtain an advanced degree from an institution outside the student’s home country.
For more information and application: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview/baldwins/
Link Foundation Fellowships
In an effort to foster education and innovation, the Link Foundation offers graduate student fellowships in three areas:
- Production and utilization of energy
- Aviation simulation and training
- Ocean engineering
Application deadline: December 1 annually (energy); January 15 annually (Simulation/training & Ocean Engineering)
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://www.binghamton.edu/link-foundation/
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.
- 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, technology, computer science or mathematics
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: Late October
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: Early October
Eligibility requirements: Vary by program; refer to program announcement for details
For information and applications: http://bit.ly/11N4Z8R
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Program
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student researchers pursuing or planning to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines who show significant potential to contribute to the strategic goals and missions of NASA in the area of space technology.
The fellowship, up to $68,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2014 term. In addition to providing a $36,000 annual stipend, the fellowship provides support for tuition, health insurance and the faculty advisor. The fellowship also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers and non-profit Research and Development labs across the country.
Application deadline: November 13, 2013
Eligibility requirements: This call is open to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Pursuing or seeking to pursue advanced degrees directly related to space technology (only technical degrees, and not degrees in policy or management, will be supported)
- U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. (at the time of Phase A application submission)
- Have or will have a bachelor’s degree prior to the 2014 fall term
- Are or will be enrolled in a full-time master’s or doctoral degree program at an accredited U.S. university in fall 2014 (awards may not be deferred)
- Meet one of the eligibility profiles described in the solicitation
For more information and application: http://tinyurl.com/NSTRF14
National Gallery of Art
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts offers several fellowships to support advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Each of the fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, and for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research.
Application deadline: mid-November annually
Eligibility requirements: Application for a predoctoral fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations, prior to application. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.
For more information and application: http://www.nga.gov/casva/casvapre.shtm
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 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 Research Council/The National Academies—Research Associateship Program
Established in 1954, the NRC Research Associateship Program (RAP) promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
Full-time associateships are awarded on a competitive basis for research in the fields of chemistry; earth, atmospheric, and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer sciences; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years; senior applicants may receive awards for shorter periods. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D. recipients range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending on sponsoring agency.
Application deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually
Eligibility requirements: Positions are available for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior-level scientists. Many of the laboratories are open to both US citizens and foreign nationals.
For more information and application: Contact with prospective research advisor at the proposed sponsoring laboratory, including discussion of the proposed project, is necessary prior to submitting a formal application. Advisor and sponsor information as well as details about eligibility and the application procedure are available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/
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.
Application deadlines (vary by discipline):
November 4, 2013--Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research
November 5, 2013--Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy
November 7, 2013--Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning
November 8, 2013--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://1.usa.gov/13VhLCk
Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at a university or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country in eight (8) priority areas of study: Social Development and the Creation of Productive Employment, Education, Economic Diversification and Integration, Trade liberization, and Market Access, Scientific Development and Exchange and Transfer of Technology, Strengthening of Democratic Institutions, Sustainable Development of Tourism, Sustainable Development and the Environment, and Culture. Awards can be for up to two years.
Application deadline: late-October and late-June annually
Eligibility requirements: Be a citizen or permanent resident from any OAS Member State
For more information and application: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/
Social Science Research Council
A core component of the Council’s work is through fellowships and grants. Council fellowship and grants programs are strategic – they are targeted to a problem, promote individual and institutional change, generate new knowledge and build networks. They typically distinguish themselves through a commitment to excellence and innovation; the promotion of interdisciplinary; the linking of social science training on key themes to broader research or field-building agendas; and the creation of ongoing research capacity-building networks via workshops, fellows conferences, summer institutes and other activities that complement research grants and work to develop national and international networks of scholars around topics of critical public concern.
Application deadline: vary
Eligibility requirements: vary
For more information and application: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/
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: Early November
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/
The Spencer Foundation provides individual fellowships to doctoral students at the dissertation stage and to scholars engaged in postdoctoral work. Both programs support research related to education and are administered by the National Academy of Education (NAEd).
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to promote scholarship in the United States and abroad on matters relevant to the improvement of education in all its forms. Scholars anywhere in the world who have completed their doctorates within the last five years, and who wish to conduct research related to education, may apply.
Application deadline: Dissertation program-- early October annually; Postdoctoral program—early November annually
Eligibility requirements: vary
For more information and application: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards
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:
- training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and;
- 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:
- animal and plant production;
- forest resources;
- agricultural educators and communicators;
- agricultural management and economics;
- food science and human nutrition;
- sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and
- training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Opportunity number USDA-NIFA-HEP-003849
For more information: http://1.usa.gov/11pzQsq
Application deadline: Mid-August
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: Mid-December
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/
U.S. Department of Energy-National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
This program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
Application deadline: mid-January annually
Eligibility requirements: Open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply for the program include senior undergraduate students and first and second year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/13GW7S9
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/
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Foundation offers a suite of Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields such as foreign affairs, conservation, religion and ethics, women and gender.
- The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship offers master's students a gateway into the Foreign Service
- The Doris Duke Conservation Fellows Program is the United States’ premier leadership development program for master’s students committed to careers in conservation
- Since 1974, the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies has been the only national program supporting original, significant, interdisciplinary doctoral dissertations on women’s issues
- The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: vary by program
Eligibility requirements: vary by program
For more information and application: http://www.woodrow.org/index.php
World Wildlife Fund Fellowships
Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation, ecology, environmental biology, remote sensing. Each year, WWF supports a small number of committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree. Applicants from select WWF-US priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.
Application deadline: late-February annually
Eligibility requirements: Be a citizen and legal resident of a participating country (Malawi ,Nepal, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam).
For more information and application: http://bit.ly/11eE1qZ