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Funding Opportunities

The key to graduate fellowships is finding one that fits you and your work. The office of Scholarships has a lot of advice on their website about how to search for fellowships, but the list below is a good place to begin. The list below includes a number of awards for bother master's and PhD students. THe office also worked to include many opportunities for international students. 

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

 

Application Development with OFCE

NIH F30/31 Resubmission Program

If you have submitted an NIH F30 or F31 application and plan to resubmit for the December 8, 2021 deadline, we can help. We will meet with you to discuss your Summary Statement and then help you make a plan for resubmission. On October 19, you can submit your Introduction to Resubmission and 1 - 2 other documents for feedback. This is a new program with limited space. Please email Shelley Hawthorne Smith (shellh@arizona.edu) if you are interested.

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base in biological science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physical science, earth science, and social science in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.  

 

General Fellowships

Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully funded professional development opportunity in Russia for emerging British, German, and American leaders in business, media, law, policy, and related fields. Fellows receive work experience and participate in seminars and language training. This opportunity is open to those with bachelor’s degrees and 2-3 years of work experience and those holding a master’s.

 

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships

American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation.

 

American Philosophical Society Fellowships and Grants

The American Philosophical Society maintains eleven grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. The Franklin Research Grant, Lewis and Clark Fund, Lewis and Clark Fund in Astrobiology, Library Digital Humanities Fellowship, Library Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship, Library Short-Term Fellowship, Library NASA Undergraduate Internship, and Phillips Fund for Native American Research programs award small amounts ($1,000 to $6,000) for modest research purposes. The Daland Fellowship in Clinical Investigation, John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, Library Long-Term Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs award much larger amounts ($25,000 to $60,000) in highly selective competitions.

 

Boren Fellowships for International Study

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

 

Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. The program is divided into two subprograms: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Health; and Humanities and Social Science.

 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Languages offered include the following: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu (beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels); Arabic and Persian (advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels); and Chinese, Japanese, and Russian (intermediate and advanced levels).

 

FLAS Fellowships for Foreign Language Learning

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) program funds centers around the country that provide fellowships to promote foreign language competencies. The UArizona is home to a FLAS program in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (http://cmes.arizona.edu/FLAS) and Latin American Studies (https://las.arizona.edu/flas). You may apply to programs at some other institutions as well. Programs are either for the academic year or the summer. Institutions compete every four years for the program.

 

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation 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. Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels.  Fellowships are awarded in a national competition. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To be eligible for a Ford Foundation Fellowship award you must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.  Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support.

  • Deadline: December 9, 2021 (opens September 7, 2021)
  • Citizenship: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959.htm

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation 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. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To be eligible for a Ford Foundation Fellowship award you must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.  Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support. 

  • Deadline: December 16, 2021 (opens September 7, 2021)
  • Citizenship: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/PGA_047958 

 

Fulbright- Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant

The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FH DDRA) fellowship is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by supporting full-time dissertation research abroad. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas:  Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (including South and Central America). Research in Western Europe and the U.S. and its territories is not supported by this grant.

 

Fulbright Scholarship for U.S. Students

Fulbright offers recent graduate opportunities for personal and professional development and international experience that fosters mutual understanding among nations through study and research abroad. Students design their own projects, which may include: university coursework, library or field research, classes in a music or art school, independent projects in the social or life sciences, assistant teach English, a combination of these or other activities.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program was established in October 2000 by a donation of US $210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge who meet all four criteria (academic excellence, a good academic fit with Cambridge, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others). All courses will require an undergraduate degree, some may require a masters or other degree - or professional experience.

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows recent graduates to spend one year carrying out a self-designed project in Germany in any field, as long as the project creates a positive social impact. German proficiency is not needed, although German language courses are provided along with a study tour, opportunity to meet the Chancellor, and other benefits.

 

Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES)

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) is a mentored fellowship for postdoctoral researchers, advanced PhD and professional school students from the US and low-and-middle income countries (LMIC). This research training program is a consortium that includes the University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Yale University. The fellowship details include: 12 months fellowship at one of the 24 countries we have sites for; Fellow will be assigned a mentor in the US and onsite, which will allow them to develop partnerships and collaboration with lead researchers in the field; Access to online or onsite courses; and help with career development to plan next steps in the fellows career.

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants for Women from Developing Countries

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

  • Deadline: Varies
  • Citizenship: National of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List (see website)
  • Website: http://www.mmeg.org/apply/

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base in biological science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physical science, earth science, and social science in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.

Applicant Support is available for UArizona students who register here:

https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/application-support-programs/nsf-graduate-research-fellowship-program  

  • Deadline: Oct. 18 – Oct. 22 (varies according to discipline)
  • Citizenship: US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/    

 

OAS Scholarships for Academic Studies for Study Abroad

The Organization of American States Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program) grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree. The OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world.

 

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Applicants must be: a New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country); not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline; a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree; not beyond your second year – if already enrolled -- in the graduate degree program for which you request support.

  • Deadline: October 28, 2021
  • Citizenship: Immigrants and children of immigrants in the U.S.
  • Website: http://www.pdsoros.org

Presidential Management Fellowship

PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government. Your two-year appointment will provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop your talents. You will be challenged with opportunities to flourish into a problem solver, strategic thinker and future leader. In addition to working at a single Federal agency, you may have the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another agency. This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31st of the following year), particularly in (but not limited to) the areas of Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Foreign Policy/International Affairs, Environmental Science, Health/Medical Science, IT, Public Administration/Public Policy, and Public Health.

  • Deadline: September 28, 2021 (opens) – October 12, 2021 (closes)
  • Citizenship: Mostly U.S. citizenship with a few exceptions (but must be eligible to work under U.S. Immigration laws))
  • Website: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/overview/

 

Smithsonian Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships and Internships

Hundreds of graduate students and holders of doctorates come to the Smithsonian to do independent research under the guidance of a member of world-class research staff. Fellows have the opportunity to study and work intensively with Smithsonian collections and experts in their fields and beyond. In addition, more than 1500 students pursue internships offered across the organization.

 

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

 

UA Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) Grants

GPSC Travel, ReaP, and POD Grant application forms for the September round will be opening soon! Applications open August 10th and the deadline for all three grants and for faculty letter recommendations is September 10th. IMPORTANT NOTE: Policy changes have been implemented for the 2020-21 academic year which may affect the expenses that can be covered, which rounds applicants can apply to, who can apply, and much more. Please check our website to review our updated policies and to access the grant application forms. Travel Grants: Apply for up to $1000 for domestic travel and up to $1000 for international travel to academic events. Research and Project (ReaP) Grants: Apply for up to $1500 to cover the cost of research/project equipment, subject payments, archive access, and more! Professional Opportunities Development (POD) Grants: Up to $1500 available to groups of 3 or more graduate/professional students organizing scholarly/academic/professional events.

 

Fellowships in the Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant

Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following: Participation in conferences or symposia; Artist residencies; Workshops, institutes, fellowships.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

  • Deadline: November 15, 2021

 

D. Kim Foundation Fellowship for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

Welcome to the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome.

 

Getty Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual research theme  or the African American Art History Initiative. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

 

Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards

These awards of $25,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. Questions that interest the foundation concern war, terrorism, crime, and family and intimate partner violence, climate instability, and political extremism, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

The ultimate aim of the ICWA fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve that by supporting fellows over two-year periods during which they carry out immersive programs of self-designed, independent study abroad. An ICWA fellowship represents a generous investment in a fellow’s future. Applications must have completed the current phase of their formal education (though there is no education requirement).

 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research about non-US or US Indigenous cultures and societies. Sixty fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

 

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD and is open to scholars pursuing humanistic research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or methodology. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2023. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

  • Deadline: October 27, 2021
  • Citizenship: Unrestricted

Website: https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Mellon-ACLS-Dissertation-Completion-Fellowships

 

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

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 $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

 

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Awards are made to increase the quality of dissertation research. The following NSF programs offer DDRI awards: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Human Environment and Geographical Sciences, Linguistics, Political Science (administered through APSA), Science of Science and Innovation Policy, Sociology (through ASA), Arctic Sciences

 

Newberry Fellowships

Fellowships at the Newberry provide support for researchers who wish to use the collection. The Newberry administers annual competitions for both Short-Term Fellowships of one to two months and Long-Term Fellowships of four to nine months.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.

  • Deadline: October 15, 2021

 

 

Fellowships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

 

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Flagship Fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. During the two-year fellowship, AWARD Fellows remain in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations across Africa. 

  

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health, cerebrovascular, and brain health.

The AHA funds basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research, bioengineering/biotechnology and public health problems broadly related to fulfilling our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Those studying engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are encouraged to apply provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Fellowship support is available for four years and must be renewed annually.

 

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

 

DOD Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

EQUALS in Tech Awards

Every year, awards are given to people who are helping girls and women get equal access, skills and opportunities online and in the tech industry. The sponsor is looking for innovative initiatives and projects promoting gender equality online and in the tech sector. Eligible initiatives and projects should: reach girls and women in an impactful way; have the potential to scale or be replicated once reconfigured/adapted to other contexts; be innovative; and work in collaboration with partners. Awards are given in the following categories: access, skills, leadership in Tech, leadership in SMEs, and research.

 

Facebook Fellowship

The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study and supports talented students from traditionally under-represented minority groups.

 

Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research.

  • Deadline: December 1-January 15, application deadlines vary based on specialty

 

GEM Consortium Fellowships

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM provides three Fellowship Programs. 1. MS Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. 2.Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship: The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program. 3. Ph.D. Science Fellowship: The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines.

Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Diversity

The Graduate Fellowships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. Their goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities. The Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

 

Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship Program

The Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program helps fund research in the natural sciences and promotes academic and professional careers for women in science. Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Funding Requests of up to $10,000 will be considered.

Hertz Fellowships

The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. These fields include applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Applicants must be willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

  • Deadline: October 29, 2021
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent residents of the United States of America
  • Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org 

 

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

To foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for two-year fellowships for students working toward a Ph.D. degree.

 

Link Foundation Modeling, Simulation & Training Fellowships

The Link Foundation supports programs to foster the theoretical basis, practical knowledge, and application of energy, simulation, and ocean engineering and instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars, and publications.

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) of the US Department of Defense is intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study for doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, and engineering sciences. It is a three-year award, which includes a stipend, plus full tuition and fees, not including room and board as a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance.

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Five to six years of funding to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.

 

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Professional Development Fellowship for Trans, Intersex, and Non-Binary People in STEM

The Ben Barres Fellowship is a $2000-$5000 award for professional development of trans, intersex, and non-binary graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Ben Barres Fellowship is a merit-based award, and the support provided is intended, broadly construed, for the recipient’s professional development. Examples of eligible purposes include research support; conference/workshop attendance, or research travel; equipment/supplies; research assistant or translation services; and/or other professional uses.

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Providing opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.

 

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

American Cancer Society (ACS) offers several up to 3-year awards to support the training and funding of researchers who have just received their doctorate. Applicants should be aiming to pursue an independent career in cancer research. Fellows will focus on improving health conditions, advocating health equity, and advancing cancer-related training, research, and treatment. Fellows will attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting.

 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowships

Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields.

  • Deadline: October 15, 2021
  • Citizenship: Applicants who are not US citizens or US permanent residents must hold one of the following visas: F-1 Students using CPT (Curricular Practical Training); F-1 Students using OPT (Optional Practical Training); J-2 Dependents; J-1 Students using academic training; J-1 Research Scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer; DACA recipients; Adjustment Applicants, Refugees, Asylees, and Selected other visa classes
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

 

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) awards a yearlong fellowship to provide an opportunity for scholars to research and revise dissertations for publication. Candidates will conduct post-dissertation research relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope: American history and culture through 1876. A multitude of topics are compatible for the Hench Fellowship as long as it is relevant to the society's library collections.

Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowships

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (IPERF) defines a new career pathway for entrepreneurial-minded doctorate degree holders in science and engineering (S&E). IPERF addresses overlapping aims and directives of the NSF and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to: 1. Accelerate innovation at small businesses that support federal government research needs. 2. Broaden participation in small business innovative research and high-tech entrepreneurship. 3 Provide non-academic opportunities to apply advanced knowledge under business constraints. 4. Increase the number of high tech businesses started by underserved doctoral degree holders.

  • Deadline: next Matching Phase opens September 2021
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
  • Website: https://iperf.asee.org/

 

NSF Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP).

 

University of Arizona President's Postdoctoral Program

University of Arizona joined a collaborative partnership with the University of California to offer postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Arizona. In this partnership, the University of Arizona offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The University of Arizona views these presidential postdoctoral fellowships as an exceptional opportunity to recruit potential new faculty to the University whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UArizona.

Deadline: November 1

Citizenship: Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

Website: https://presidentspostdoc.arizona.edu/

 

Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship for Women from Developing and Emerging Economies

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the STEM disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.

  • Deadline: November 5, 2021

 

Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.

 

Last updated 16 Sep 2021