Multi-Year Fellowships

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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.   

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Amelia Earhart Fellowship - Zonta International

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 or aerospace-related engineering, are eligible and encouraged to apply. For a full list of the eligibility and application requirements, please refer to the application.

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Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy - American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to September 2017. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship. 

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. 

Application deadline: November 15

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. 

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American Association of University Women

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Application deadline: December 1

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2016, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

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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 

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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: vary by program 

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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: Varies by program

Eligibility requirements:

  • 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). 

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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.

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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 

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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 Ph.D.'s at government and industrial research facilities. 

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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 

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AT&T Laboratories

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 Ph.D.; major field must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields. 

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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, Ph.D., MD/ Ph.D., DDS, DVM.  (If an applicant has not yet received his/her Ph.D. diploma but has successfully completed all Ph.D. requirements, including Ph.D. defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful Ph.D. defense and date of degree conferral.) 

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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 an 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 

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Environmental Protection Agency- Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowships

The goal of 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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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 humanities or social science department and have been in the degree program for no more than six years. 

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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

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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 another appropriate department. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed all departmental requirements, including coursework, 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. 

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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.

Fellowship categories:

  • 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/ Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program (e.g., EngD, DNSc, Dr PH, DSW, PharmD, PsyD, ScD).

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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 on the NRC Research Associateship Program site.


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

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 the beginning graduate study.)

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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 liberalization, 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 

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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 

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Soros Foundation

The program supports graduate education for 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.

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Spencer Foundation

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 

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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 Ph.D. 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.

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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-005276

Application deadline: Mid-August

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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
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

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.

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US Department of Defense—Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

This program supports 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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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 

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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). 

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