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The following pages represent a large collection of national and global fellowships where students may apply directly to the granting organization or agency. Before you begin your search, however, we suggest you read Strategies for Finding Funding. With so many fellowship programs available, each with different criteria and goals, it's a good idea to define your funding objectives, your goals, and the larger purpose of your work. When you're ready to start searching, you can download the Fellowship Worksheet (Word document) to help organize information about prospective funders.

The listing provided here is in no way exhaustive. To find fellowships, scholarships, research grants, and internship opportunities not found on the Graduate School website, you can use an on-line search engine.


Multidisciplinary Fellowships

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc.(AAHHE) - The AAHHE, in conjunction with Educational Testing Service (ETS), has announced the Dissertation Competition 2008. For more information please visit http://www.aahhe.org.

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship - A national competition for women at the final stage of writing their dissertation. The fellowship provides a stipend. AAUW provides other fellowship and postdoctoral opportunities. For additional information on fellowship opportunities for women and application information please contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 2201 North Dodge Street, PO Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030, (319) 337-1716, or http://www.aauw.org.

American Indian Graduate Center - offers graduate fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students from federally recognized US tribes. Applicants must pursue a master's or doctoral degree as a full-time student, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood.

AT&T Labs Internships and Fellows - As part of a long-standing commitment to higher education in science and technology, AT&T Labs offers two programs to graduate students: summer internships and three-year (ALFP) fellowships.

Australia to US Fellowship - The American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships for advanced study in the United States of up to US$25,000 each year. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. Must be Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Canadian Studies Grant Program - Information about various Canadian Studies Grand Programs available to students.http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/washington/studies/grantguide-en.asp/.

Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas - The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program a collaboration among Canon U.S.A., Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Parks Service. Ph.D. students throughout the Americas are supported to conduct research critical to conserving national parks of the region. Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category, technology innovation in support of conservation science. http://www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/.

CIEE Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship - support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) - The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) seeks to enhance participants leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills, and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals. This nine-month paid program offers exceptions Latinos, who have earned at least a master's degree within three years of the program start date, unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the following public policy areas: Education, Housing, Health, Law, STEM. For more information: http://www.chci.org/

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship This fellowship is for exceptional undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. For more information visit:http://www.krellinst.org/csgf.

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship This fellowship is for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. For more information visit:http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf.

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Applications Applications for the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships programs and all other relevant information are available on the DHS website at the following URL: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/

EPA STAR Fellowship The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. 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 four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support per fellowship. More information may be found at: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships - These fellowships are designed to increase 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. For complete eligibility information, visit http://national-academies.org/fellowships

Fulbright Grants - Normally awarded to seniors to support one year of graduate research in a specific foreign country the year after graduation. All academic and professional fields. Inquire in spring of junior year, apply in September of senior year. Funds round-trip travel, native country cost of living, and related expenses http://www.iie.org/TemplateFulbright.cfm?section=Fulbright1.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - To apply for this fellowship you must be a doctoral student who is conducting research studying modern foreign languages and area studies in another country for a period of six to twelve months. To see if you are eligible please see the following website: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/contacts.html.

Hubert H. Humphrey Doctoral Fellowship - This fellowship is for doctoral dissertations related to arms control and disarmament issues in a wide range of academic disciplines: political science, economics, law, sociology, psychology, physics, chemistry, biology, public policy, philosophy, international relations, operations research and engineering. Applicants must have completed their academic requirements, except the dissertation, by the time of appointment. For information contact Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, US Department of State, Bureau of Arms Control, 2201 C Street NW, Room 5643, Washington, DC 20520, or call (202) 736-7022. http://exchanges.state.gov/education/hhh/.

Humboldt Research Fellowship Program - The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was established by the Federal Republic of Germany in order to promote international cooperation in research. The Humboldt Research Fellowship Program supports highly qualified post-doctoral scholars of all nationalities and disciplines so that they may carry out long-term research projects in Germany.

IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program - Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with IIASA's senior scientists on projects within the Institute's 3 theme areas of Natural Resources & Environment, Population & Society, and Energy & Technology.  The U.S. Committee for IIASA provides airfare and a modest living allowance for the applicants from American institutions who are selected to participate. http://www.iiasa.ac.at.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship - OSU seniors and recent graduates are invited to apply for a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship to support graduate study. OSU will recommend two such applications to the Cooke Foundation in its annual competition. The Cooke Scholarship can provide funding for tuition, fees, living expenses and books for the time needed to complete the graduate degree. A maximum of $50,000 annually is available for the winners provided they maintain standards of excellence and progress as defined by the Cooke Foundation. Application packets can be obtained from the University Honors College. For questions concerning the Graduate Scholarship Program, please call the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 1-800-498-6478, visit the Foundation website or email jkc-g@act.org. Questions or referrals may also be directed to the OSU Faculty Representative at Bill.Bogley@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-6400.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program - The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study, as demonstrated by the applicants filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study. Fellowships can be offered to individuals who at the time of application have not yet completed their first full year of doctoral program or a master's degree program (terminal degree for the field of study) or are entering graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program - The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce the Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program, an initiative that will help launch a cohort of world-class scholars in the area of entrepreneurship. During the 2005-2006 academic year, the Kauffman Foundation will award up to fifteen Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. http://research.kauffman.org/cwp/appmanager/research/researchDesktop

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund - educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion. For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards annually grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable.

Michigan Society of Fellows - The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities and the arts, in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. Fellows must have received a Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic professional degree between June 1, 2003 and September 1, 2006. Fellows are to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/society.html

National Nuclear Security Administration - The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program is a highly specialized program that provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students for a career in nuclear nonproliferation or national security. The 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits fellowships focus on NNSA programs designed to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Working alongside NNSA experts in the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, fellows make direct contributions to reducing threats to U.S. and global security, while gaining excellent training and experience with extensive opportunities for networking, career mentorship, and international travel. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen eligible for a high-level security clearance. Desirable academic specializations include: International Relations; Security Studies; Nonproliferation Studies; Political Science; Public Administration; Economics; plus a foreign language. Applications are accepted through late October, and fellowship terms begin the following June. Visit http://ngfp.pnnl.gov to learn more and apply.

National Research Council Research Associate Program offers competitive graduate, postdoctoral, and senior research awards on behalf of 26 US government research agencies and affiliated institutions with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the US and abroad.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program - The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program was designed to support students entering their first year of full-time graduate or professional study. To be eligible you must be a member of Phi Kappa Phi by March 31, 2007 or you must have accepted the invitation to join and plan to be initiated by June 30, 2007. Students must be enrolled full-time in a post-baccalaureate program or study for the 2007-08 academic year. http://www.PhiKappaPhi.org

The Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) - The OSRI is accepting proposals for the Graduate Research Fellowship program in 2007. This program provides qualified master's and doctoral students the opportunity scientific questions of significance to high latitude cold climate regions. http://www.pws-osri.org

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships - The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for research and study in the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics; Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and Systematic Biology; Folklife; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Materials Research; Molecular Biology; Social and cultural History of the US. http://www.si.edu/ofg/ofgapp.htm

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Education Related Research - These 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. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. All applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1 of the year in which the fellowship is awarded. An award will be given to support the completion of the dissertation. For information visit, http://www.spencer.org/programs/index.htm.

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship - These fellowships support graduate students with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0) who are researching topics related to African Diaspora and who have written an original, cutting edge research paper on an aspect of the African Diaspora. For more information about this fellowship please refer to the following website. http://www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program seeks outstanding individuals from diverse professions and academic backgrounds, including law, the social and behavioral sciences, public and business administration, systems research and analysis, communications, and the humanities. Work assignments and projects reflect the needs of the judiciary and the interests and capabilities of the fellows. Fellows gain insight into the contemporary policy issues facing the judiciary as well as an appreciation of the nature of judicial administration. Individuals best able to maximize the resources of the Supreme Court Fellows Program are those with For more information, visit http://www.fellows.supremecourtus.gov/index.html

Williams College- Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships were designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging able minority students to complete the doctoral degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. For more information, visit http://www.williams.edu/admin/deanfac/bolin.php

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation - Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement of excellence in education through the identification of critical needs and the development of effective national programs to address them. This combination of analysis and translation into action is the Foundation's unique contribution. The Foundation's three broad areas of concern are: A Liberal Arts Renaissance, Access and Opportunity, and Partnerships for Learning. Its programs include fellowships for graduate study, professional development for teachers, educational opportunities for women and minorities, relating the academy to society, and national service. Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of leaders. For information visit, http://www.woodrow.org.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. 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. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations might consider 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.Return to page content list.

Sciences and Engineering Fellowships

Academia Resource Management - Provides professional development through internship and fellowship programs for business, science, and engineering students, graduates, and faculty.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Home Page - Currently a total of 116 fellowships are awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards - provides annual grants for women in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) - A national, nonprofit organization, AISES nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Offers scholarships in the following disciplines: science, engineering, and technology areas.

American Meteorological Society - Click on "Student Resources" to find out about the fellowships and scholarships offered for those who plan to be meteorologists, oceanographers, hydrologists, and climatologists.

American Public Power Association - awards scholarships each year as part of its DEED (Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments) Program. DEED also awards one Technical Design Project each year, which is intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy related disciplines. The award recipient(s) also receive funding for travel expenses to present their project during the annual APPA Engineering and Operations Technical Conference.

Associated Western Universities, Inc. - Provides professional development through internship and fellowship programs for business, science, and engineering students, graduates, and faculty.

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) . Dissertation fellowships are available to doctoral students in all disciplines. See http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=39 for details and examples of possible research topics.

Bullitt Foundation - The Bullitt Foundation is offering the "Bullitt Environemental Leadership Fellowship" which is a two-year $50,000 award. This award is for graduate students who would like to pursue leadership positions in the environmental field. For more information please visit the Bullitt Foundations's website: http://www.bullitt.org/grants/environmental-followship.

Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships - This award is for current senior college students and first-year graduate students and those who have received a bachelor's degree but not yet started graduate school. Applicants must be US citizens or US nationals. http://www.asee.org/ndseg/

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF): - This fellowship is for undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Recipients have an opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships - These awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. DHS realizes that the country's strong science and technology human resource base provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology human resource base to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program - The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, 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. The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship This fellowship is for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. For more information visit:http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf.

Department of Energy High Performance Computer Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE-HPCS): - This fellowship is for undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in computer science with an emphasis on high-performance computing. Recipients have an opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens.

Evette Harless Scholarship National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the Evette Harless Scholarship. This scholarship awards $1000 annually to up to ten graduate students. More information and the requirements are available in the organization's website http://www.ngsf.org/scholarships

EPA STAR Fellowship The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. 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 four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support per fellowship. More information may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellows/

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation - supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the fields of applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering.

Graduate Women in Science Grants-In-Aid-Sigma Delta Epsilon fellowships are open to women in biological and chemical sciences as well as all natural sciences. A stipend is available for research and research support (not tuition or travel). For information contact Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science, Inc., PO Box 19947, San Diego, CA 92159, call (619) 583-4856 or e-mail dcbrown@crash.cta.com.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences - The fellowships are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate study toward an M.S., a Ph.D., or a Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. College seniors, college graduates with no or limited postbaccalaureate graduate study in the biological sciences, and first-year graduate students may apply. Students who are pursuing medical or dental degrees (M.D., D.O., V.V.M., D.D.S.) may also be eligible to apply. http://www.hhmi.org/grants/funding/indiv/precomp.html

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students - Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. medical school and the fellowship research must be conducted at a U.S. institution. http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/medfellows.html

IBM Scholars PhD Fellowship Program - The IBM PhD Fellowship Program is intended to honor exceptional PhD students in disciplines of mutual interest, including: chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics, as well as emerging technical fields, such as e-commerce, nanotechnology, and the computational sciences. http://www-3.ibm.com/software/info/university/fellowship/phd

Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions program provides grants to conduct research on postsecondary education using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) national databases. See http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=40 for details and databases within the scope of this program.

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships - provides a unique educational experience to students enrolled in graduate programs in fields related to marine or Great Lakes studies. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative branch, the executive branch, or appropriate associations and institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area. Recipients spend one year working on substantive national policy issues related to marine issues. The Fellowship is open to any student who is in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a United States accredited institution of higher education.

The Link Foundation - The Link Foundation is offering the Energy Fellowship Program to foster energy research; to enhance both the theoretical and practical knowledge and application of energy research; and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications. On the basis of an application to the Foundation in the form of a research proposal, awards will be made to doctoral students in academic institutions. Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction but who still have enough time remaining working toward their Ph.D. that receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.

Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) - HMSC is a research and educational institution that promotes the wise use of the ocean and coastal environments. HMSC offers a variety of funding opportunities for students in the field of marine sciences.

Morris K. Udall Foundation - is offering the Morris K. Udall Scholarship & Excellence in National Environmental Policy Dissertation Fellowships.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers - NASA's Education Division Graduate Student Researchers Program is designed to help meet the continuing needs of the aeronautics and space effort by increasing the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in aerospace, space science, space applications and space technology. Beyond the Graduate Student Researchers Program, NASA also offers internships, co-op programs, and fellowships.

National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance - offers a variety of funding opportunities in the area of environmental study.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Fellowship Programs (GEM) - The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM), a nonprofit organization, was formed in 1976 to increase the number of American Indian, African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic Americans pursuing graduate degrees in engineering, physical science and natural science disciplines. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational publications and videos for graduate and undergraduate students. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. For information visit, http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship - NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies. For more information visit, http://www.asee.org/ndseg

National Physical Science Consortium for Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences - This program manages a nationwide competition for fellowships for study in physical sciences and related fields. http://www.npsc.org/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships - The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. A competition is conducted for Graduate Research Fellowships, with additional awards offered for women in engineering and computer and information science. NSF Graduate Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education. For fellows wishing to conduct research in close cooperation with a host country investigator, the NSF Division of International Programs will consider additional support for foreign travel and subsistence and for other expenses related to the international collaboration. Details are available at: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/int gradstud.htm#gradsup.

Office of Naval Reactors, Naval Nuclear Propulsion - to assist in preparing students for roles in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and will support the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the fellow.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program - Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities. The PMF Program is a great leadership training ground, whether prospective students want a career in public service or elsewhere. Based on current PMF Program regulations and policies, eligible graduate students apply and participate in a rigorous assessment process. Those ultimately selected as Finalists seek appointments as PMFs (Fellows). PMFs perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting their careers, and get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, formal professional training, rotations to other agencies, feedback on their work plus an opportunity to make government run more efficiently.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Research Training Grants and Fellowships - The National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research (OER) serves as the focal point for policies and guidelines for extramural research grants administration. These fellowships are for individuals with or working on a research doctorate or for individuals with or working on a health-professional doctorate. For information visit, http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm.

Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship - Open to students who: are US or Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status; are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of an SRC-sponsored faculty member; will be performing research under an SRC-funded contract; are willing to provide a copy of his/her Ph.D. dissertation to the SRC. It is expected, although not required, that fellows will complete the Ph.D. in an area relevant to microelectronics and that upon completion of the program, will secure employment with an SRC member or US government agency, or a faculty position in an accredited four-year US or Canadian college or university.

SMART Scholarship/Fellowship Program - Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship/Fellowship Program (SMART) is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are outstanding students in the Science, Technology and Engineering fields. For more information please visit: http://www.asee.org/smart

Society of Women Engineers Graduate Scholarships

Sylff Graduate Fellowships for International Research - Graduate Fellowships for International Research are supported by an endowment to the Oregon University System (OUS) that established the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff). The goal of the Sylff Program is to nurture future leaders who will transcend geopolitical, religious, ethnic, and cultural boundaries in the world community for the peace and the well-being of humankind. Fellowships are for regularly admitted, full-time, degree seeking graduate students who demonstrate high potential for future leadership in international affairs, in public life as well as the private sector; outstanding domestic & international graduate students in social/behavioral sciences, arts & humanities, or directly related professional fields (e.g., public policy business, law & communications. Administered by OUS through the UO.

UNCF·Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships - This fellowship is designed to help African-American graduate students complete course work, conduct research and prepare the dissertation for a doctoral degree in the biomedical life or physical sciences. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research. For information visit, http://www.uncf.org/merck/.Return to page content list.

U.S. Department of Energy Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Graduate Fellowship Program - This fellowship is for graduate students in fields related to the regulation of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel: engineering, radiation sciences, earth sciences and material sciences. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have a BS degree in mathematics, life or physical sciences, or engineering.For information contact, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program, Education & Training Division, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, PO Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117, or call (615) 576-2600.

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Hygiene Graduate Fellowship Program - This fellowship is for graduate students pursuing a master's degree in programs relating to industrial hygiene. Applicants must be a US citizen and have a BA degree in engineering or in life, health, physical or environmental sciences. For information contact, Industrial Hygiene Graduate Fellowship Program, Education & Training Division, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Attn: Mary Kinney, PO Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117, or call (423) 576-9655.

Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and Grant Programs - The American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of sixty-six national scholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS, as set forth in its Constitution, is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." Fellows and grantees in all programs will be selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose. An individual may apply to as many fellowship and grant programs as are suitable. However, not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year. For information visit, http://www.acls.org/fel-comp.htm.

American Sociological Association Funding Opportunities - The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. The ASA provides funding opportunities to graduate students of sociology and sociologists with a doctorate degree. For detailed information on application, deadline, and requirements visit, http://www.asanet.org/student/funding.html.

Andrew Mellon Foundation - The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanities are designed to support exceptionally promising students as they pursue advanced study in the disciplines of the humanities. The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students only and cannot be deferred. Each year, approximately 85 fellowships are available. The fellowship covers full graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and includes a one-year stipend.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - To apply for this fellowship you must be a doctoral student who is conducting research studying modern foreign languages and area studies in another country for a period of six to twelve months. To find out if you are eligible please refer to the following website: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/contacts.html.

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) - The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies offers the IDRF program, which is designed to support graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.

James Madison Fellowships - For future and current secondary school teachers. Awards for up to two years leading to an MA or MS in history, political science, or social studies, or to an MS in Education in history, government, political science, or social studies. Inquire fall of senior year; apply early spring.

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship - Applicants must be unmarried women between the ages of 25 and 35 who are at the dissertation or post-doctorate level and plan to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year that begins September 1. In odd years the fellowship is for the study of Greek language and literatures, history or archaeology. In even years, the fellowship is for the study of French language and literatures. Visit the Fellowship website at http://www.pbk.org/scholarships/sibley.htm or contact Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Committee, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; call (202) 265-3808; or e-mail lsurles@pbk.org.

U.S. Department of Education - offers a wide variety of funding opportunities.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in the Humanities in Original Sources - The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. Application forms may be obtained from CLIR's Web site www.clir.org ; by calling CLIR at (202) 939-4750; by e-mailing to info@clir.org; or by writing to Mellon Fellowships, Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Please send completed application packages to that postal address.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships - Fellowships designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. In addition, to topics in religious studies or in ethics, dissertations might consider 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. Applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the U.S. These awards are made to Ph.D. candidates who are in the writing stage of the dissertation.

Congressional Black Caucus Fellows Program - offers opportunities for students to learn about all aspects of the legislative process.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships - Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities, or of primary or secondary schools, or independent scholars or writers. Fellowships provide support for projects that can be completed during the tenure of the award, as well as for work that is part of a long-term endeavor. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. For more information, visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Translation Projects - Grants are available to published translators of literature for projects that involve the specific translation of poetry (including verse drama) from other languages into English. For materials and information visit, http://www.nea.gov/guide/Lit04/Litindex.html.

National Humanities Center Fellowships - The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Senior and younger scholars are eligible, though the latter should be engaged in research beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Scholars from any nation may apply. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. You may request application material from Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, Post Office Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256, or obtain the form and instructions from the Center's Web site. Materials may also be requested via e-mail at nhc@ga.unc.edu.

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship - This fellowship provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in crime and justice. Students from any academic discipline are encouraged to apply. A stipend will be awarded to successful applicants for costs associated with dissertation research. It is anticipated that up to 10 stipends will be awarded during the year, depending upon the availability of funds. For materials and information visit, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/funding.htm.

The PhD Project - The PhD Project began its mission in 1994 to increase the diversity of business school faculty by attracting African-Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans to business doctoral programs, and providing a network of peer support throughout the programs. From their site, you can find the resources that will enable you to reach your goal. From funding opportunities to the support and advice of other Minority Doctoral Students. http://www.phdproject.org/

Canadian Studies Grant Programs - The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/studies/grantguide-en.asp

Social Science Research Council Fellowships - The SSRC is an independent, nonprofit organization. Based in New York City, it seeks to advance social science throughout the world, and supports research, education and scholarly exchange on every continent. The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual competitions. Some programs support summer institutes and advanced research grants. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities. For information visit, http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Education Related Research - These 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. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. All applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1 of the year in which the fellowship is awarded. An award will be given to support the completion of the dissertation. For information visit, http://www.spencer.org/programs/index.htm.

Swann Foundation Fellowship in Caricature and Cartoon - The Swann Foundation awards one fellowship annually to assist ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. All academic disciplines are eligible to apply, providing the subject pertains to caricature and cartoon art. Applicants must be candidates for a MA or PhD degree. For information visit, http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/swann.

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Health - The Woodrow Wilson - Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Health encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as postpartum depression; contraceptive law; sex hormones and ovarian cancer; dietary determinants of morbidity; sex and violence in everyday life; and sexuality on the Internet. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers both Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowships and WW-Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Health. Students in doctoral programs such as nursing, public health, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and social work, at graduate schools in the United States are eligible to apply. Candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal and expect to complete their dissertations by the summer. Candidates who are within a few months of completing their work should not apply.

Truman Scholarships - Scholarships to help support the senior year and two years of Master's study for students committed to careers in public service. Applicants are typically majors in international relations, political science, or history. Inquire in spring or summer of sophomore year and apply by mid-November of junior year.

Morris K. Udall Foundation - is offering the Morris K. Udall Scholarship & Excellence in National Environmental Policy Dissertation Fellowships.

Radcliffe Institute Advanced Study - Offers fellowships designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, activists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.Return to page content list.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences - In 2006, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) will host a Summer Institute, "Economy and Society: Trajectories of Capitalism." Applicants must hold a doctorate. Faculty from across the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply. The summer scholars will receive a cost-of-living and travel allowance of $5,000. For information visit, http://www.casbs.org/.

Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research (CICOR) - A CICOR Postdoctoral Scholar is sought for research in three theme areas: Coastal Ocean and New-Shore Processes, the Ocean's Participation in Climate and Climate Variability and Marine Ecosystem Process Analysis. For information visit, http://www.whoi.edu/apo.

Michigan Society of Fellows - The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical and life sciences, and in the professions. For information visit, http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/sof.html.

National Research Council - Applications sought for Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Awards. For detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply, a list of participating laboratories and their locations, and areas of research can be found on the internet at:http://www.national-academies.org/rap.

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology - The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2011, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation in Biology and (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. For detailed information, see http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503622&WT.mc_id=USNSF_180

UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships - The UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships are intended to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to conduct postdoctoral, pre-professional research projects. For more information visit, http://www.uncf.org/merck/

UNC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center - The University of North Carolina Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center (UNC NDRC) is seeking Fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders. For more information visit, http://www.ndrc.unc.edu/

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - These fellowships are intended for new or recent recipients of the doctoral degree with interests in the oceanographic sciences or engineering. Usually, scientists with more than three to four years of postdoctoral experience are not considered eligible for these awards. For more information visit, http://www.whoi.edu/apo/.

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Web Resources & Search Engines

The resources below can be used to locate scholarships, fellowships, internships, or assistantships that may not be listed on the Graduate School website.

The Valley Library On-Line

College Board Scholarship Search - A scholarship search engine provided by the College Board on their website. The site also includes information on standardized testing (these are the folks that make the SAT and AP exams), paying for college, and other college information. The url for the website is http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch ss/scholarshipSearch.jsp

Community of Science- Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,300 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and services that enable these professionals to communicate, exchange information and find the people and technologies that are important to their work. Included in these tools is COS Funding Opportunities that is updated daily and contains more than 23,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. The URL for COS Funding Opportunities is http://fundingopps.cos.com/.

Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship database

FedMoney.org - is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education. http://www.fedmoney.org

FinAid - FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users. http://www.finaid.org

Financial Aid Scholarship Search (Fast Web) - As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the Fast Web database has more than 600,000 scholarships totaling over $1 billion. They have a full-time research staff that adds nearly 250 new scholarships each week and updates scholarship information daily. FastWeb also notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching. http://www.fastweb.com

Google Web Directory Scholarships - a list of websites indexed by the Google search engine that have to do with scholarships or scholarship searching. http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Education/Colleges and Universities/Financial Aid/Scholarships/

GrantsNet - a searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, as well as programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students. Special tools and resources will help you customize your search to quickly find the information you need, keep you up to date with the latest trends in research and education funding, and give you the inside scoop on how to write winning grant applications. http://www.grantsnet.com

National Science Foundation - The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research. More information on NSF grants and funding can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm.

NASA Education Program - Annually, NASA offers a rich slate of enrichment and study opportunities for students and educators, ranging from grade school to post-doctorate levels. Program information and application forms can be located from the NASA Education Home Page For more information visit http://education.nasa.gov/index.html.

Wired Scholar - Created by student loan organization Sallie Mae, this website provides lots of information on funding your college education. They also include a search engine for fellowships and scholarships on there site at http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp.

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