External Fellowships and Scholarships

The fellowships and scholarships are listed in alphabetical order.

ABE Fellowship Program

The Abe Fellowship Program encourages international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program fosters the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics and willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network. In partnership with the SSRC, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) established the Abe Fellowship Program as its flagship program in 1991. The Abe Fellowship Program now includes three core elements: the Abe Fellowship, the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, and the CGP-SSRC Policy Forum.

Adell & Hancock Fund
(Study Abroad / International)

The Adell & Hancock Fund Scholarships are available to U.S. Students in the region who will study abroad, as well as international students that will soon or currently are studying in the region who may choose to apply the award toward their study abroad experience in the U.S.

Air & Waste Management Association's Midwest Section Scholarship Program
Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women
(Aerospace sciences and engineering)

Today, women remain a distinct minority in science and engineering, representing approximately 10 percent of professionals in these fields. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 240 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2011-12 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

American Concrete Institute 
(Fellowships and Scholarships available)
Fellowships

Offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete and are identified by ACI-Member Faculty. The Student Fellowship can have a nominal term of up to two academic years, renewed annually, and may extend through graduate study. Annual renewal will be subject to renomination and reapplication. These awards are granted based on the availability of contributions received.

Students

In order to receive an application and be considered for an ACI Foundation Fellowship, you must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member. After a student is formally nominated, the ACI Foundation will email an official application directly to the nominated student. To search for ACI-Member faculty in your area, please visit the ACI Faculty Network. (ACI staff will not find nominations for applications and will not accept self-nominations.)

Faculty

Nomination by a faculty member is required before a student can apply for an ACI foundation Fellowship.  Faculty nominators must themselves be a member of ACI.  For more information on becoming a member, please visit the Membership area of ACI's website.  Once nominated, the ACI Foundation will send application materials directly to the student, usually within 48 hours of ACI's receipt of the nomination.

Faculty members should recognize that the nomination process involves more than just submitting a student's contact information to ACI.  Rather, it is expected that faculty nominators serve as mentors to their students throughout the application process.  In particular, faculty members are encouraged to work with their student to identify potential references, ensure that references understand the significance of their contribution, and  review the application package prior to submission.  As part of the online nomination process, faculty members will be asked to confirm their willingness to serve as a mentor to the student applicant.

Faculty members who would like more information regarding the ACI Foundation Fellowship program are invited to visit the Educator Resources area of ACI's website.  Questions concerning this program can be sent to scholarships@concrete.org.

Scholarships

The ACI Foundation offers scholarships for eligible graduate students whose studies relate to concrete. Unlike ACI Foundation Fellowships, those applying for scholarships do not need to be nominated by ACI-Member Faculty.

American Council of Learned Societies' Fellowship Programs
(Humanities and humanities-related social sciences)

ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. In 2010, the Council gave over $15 million in fellowship stipends and other awards to more than 380 scholars in the United States and abroad. 

American Philosophical Society
(Humanities)

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment.

American Research Center in Egypt

Over the course of five decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than six hundred scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. Program alumni include directors and faculty of Middle Eastern studies departments at leading universities in the United States and abroad, and curators of Egyptian and Near Eastern art at major museums and research institutions. The goal of ARCE’s fellowship program is to promote a more profound knowledge of Egypt and the Near East through study and research and to aid in the training of American specialists in academic disciplines that require familiarity with Egypt.

The annual competition for ARCE pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships attracts applicants from throughout the United States. Collectively, the publications resulting from ARCE fellowships constitute a substantial library that includes a sizable portion of all scholarly output on Egypt by Americans since 1957. Some two hundred doctoral dissertations have been made possible as a result of research conducted under ARCE’s auspices.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.

American Society for Engineering Education

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

Asia Pacific Leadership Program

An innovative graduate level certificate program that combines the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership skills.
Type of study: A five or nine-month course of study; includes seminars, field studies and internships.
Eligibility: Early- to mid-career professionals. At least a Bachelors degree, 5 years of work experience and a desire for global career.
Provisions: Program events, workshops, course materials and health insurance for the residential component. Scholarship assistance for program fees, housing and field study costs available.

Association for Institutional Research Fellowships
Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security

The US Borlaug Fellows in Global Security fellowship grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting, in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center or a national-level agriculture institution within the host country.

California Science + Technology + Policy Fellowships

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process.

Churchill Scholarships
(Engineering, Math, Physics at Churchill College, Cambridge University)

A capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards, prizes, research, and letters of recommendation. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects.

Community Forestry & Environmental Research Parnerships
Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Fellows to come to Washington, DC, for eight months. Following a mandatory two-week orientation to Capitol Hill in January, Fellows meet once a week at issue seminars with women’s advocates, activists, Congressional staff, researchers, and lobbyists. Fellows work a minimum of 40 hours per week from January through August as legislative assistants on policy issues.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
(Minority)

CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
(Humanities/Sciences)

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $12,000 each will be given.

Dan David Prize

Three prizes of US$ 1 million each are annually awarded for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions - Past, Present and Future.

DAAD Scholarships
(Research and Study in Germany)
Department of Energy Graduate Fellowships
(Physical, Engineering, Computer, Mathematical, or Life Sciences)

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.

Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program

This grant program will award stipends to graduate students to conduct research on improving disability determination processes.  For example, the disability determination process used for SSA’s two disability programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) -- is extensive and complex, and members of the public with health problems and economic hardships often find it difficult to navigate this process.  PRI hopes to improve the efficiency and reduce the complexity of disability determination processes by facilitating innovative research through stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students and by allowing those students to access technical information on SSA disability program operations from disability experts. In exchange, PRI expects students to produce a thesis or written project relevant to disability programs.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship Program (DOT)

The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Masters or Doctoral degrees in transportation related disciplines. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Program encompasses all modes of transportation. 

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants (ACF)

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)plans to provide funds for Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners and 2)  pursue research questions that directly inform local, state or federal policy relevent to multiple early care and education contexts. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Starts and/or others.  Funding for this announcement is based on availability.

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students (EAPSI)
(Engineering/Sciences)

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) goals are to introduce U.S. graduate students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Selected students participate in research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks from June to August.

Educational Testing Services

ETS offers several programs for scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, measurement and related fields and who are interested in research opportunities. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • educational measurement and psychometrics
  • validity
  • natural language processing and speech technologies
  • cognitive psychology
  • learning theory
  • linguistics and computational linguistics
  • teaching and classroom research
  • statistics
  • international large-scale assessments
  • assessment design and development
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
(SunShot Initiative Fellowships)

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. The EERE STP Fellows will apply the expertise gained from their education and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives.

Environmental Management Studies Program
(Engineering)

EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS program is sponsored by the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE).

Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.

Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships (Environmental Studies)

A NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate, or advanced student who is:

  • A citizen of the United States, its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services defines lawful permanent residency as any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the United States under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant, also known as "Permanent Resident Alien," "Resident Alien Permit Holder," and "Green Card Holder." A lawful permanent resident must provide his or her Green Card number on his or her application.
  • Enrolled for academic credit at an accredited educational institution (The 2- or 4-year college, university, or distance-learning institution must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship.
Environmental Protection Agency - Student Diversity Internship Program
Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Ph.D. Fellowship

The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from through .

Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Program
(Waste Management Research)

Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education.  Awards to doctoral students are given in memory of Francois Fiessinger, P.E., Ph.D., a graduate of Rutgers University, who was a founding director of the foundation; and by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation.  Awards to master’s students are given by Robert P. Stearns, P.E., DEE/SCS Engineers, former Chairman of EREF; and by Robert J. Riethmiller/PTR Baler and Compactor, current Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.

EPA NNEMS Fellowship Program

The purpose of the NNEMS program is to:

  • Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory

  • Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues

  • Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers

  • Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas

Each year, the NNEMS program offers fellowships developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA’s 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year.

Recipients of NNEMS fellowships receive a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the project.

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well.

The Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential research fellowships to encourage access to its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year, scholars may compete for a limited number of long-term (six to nine months, application deadline NOV 1) and short-term (one to three months, application deadline MAR 1) fellowships.

Ford Foundation Diversity 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.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program (California State University)

This program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year.

Fulbright Grants - Work for 1 year in another country in either research, or teaching English as a second language
(Any discipline)

The Fulbright Program

  • Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
  • Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide
  • Was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries"
  • Awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2010, at a cost of more than $322.3 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States
  • Supports approximately 1,700 U.S. citizens to engage in study, research, or teaching assistantships abroads via the U.S. Student Program
  • Receives its primary source of funding through an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions in foreign countries, and in the United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing and indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university housing

The U.S. Student Program grant numbers are subject to the availability of federally appropriated funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, numbers of awards, terms of agreement, and allowances.

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) awards

This program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of IHEs, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution in a field designated as an area of national need

Gates Cambridge (1 year study at Cambridge University)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
(Study in Ireland)

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive award sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

Government Finance Officers Association Scholarships
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences- Sino-American Cultural and Educational Exchanges Scholarship Program

Backed up by 39 research institutes of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) all over 17 provinces, municipalities or autonomous regions in China, GSCAAS is regarded as one of the top-ranking schools providing education specialized in agricultural sciences. It is characterized by the two phases of co-nurture mission, both graduate school and the 39 Research Institutes of CAAS team up for educating and training of the graduate students. There are four disciplines of Science, Engineering, Agronomy and Management offering 53 Ph.D. programs and 65 Master programs. Currently, the total registered students exceed 3,800, including 120 foreign students, coming from 35 countries of 4 continents of the world.

GSCAAS is one of the hosts of Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC). The Sino-American Cultural and Educational Exchanges Scholarship program (SACEES) is specially established to encourage and support American students to study in China. GSCAAS cordially welcome American youth to study and research in GSCAAS. 

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
(Humanities)

ACLS invites applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships, however, may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

This program is made possible by funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
(Physical Sciences or Engineering)

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency (see our Moral Commitment section).

College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

We screen Fellowship applicants for qualities the Foundation believes are essential ingredients of future professional accomplishment and/or reasonably reliable leading indicators of future professional success. These include:

Exceptional Intelligence and Creativity
with particular emphasis on those aspects pertinent to technical endeavors

Excellent Technical Education
evidenced not only by transcripts and reference reports from senior technical professionals, but also by the results of a personal, technical interview

Orientation and Commitment to the applications of the physical sciences
as is typical of most applicants

Extraordinary Accomplishment in technical or related professional studies
which may offset slightly lower academic records, or add luster to outstandingones

Features of Temperament and Character conducive to high attainment as a technical professional
the assessment of which is difficult, albeit important to the Foundation

Appropriate moral and ethical values
of considerable interest to the Foundation in the furthering of our basic goals

Leverage
what difference the award of the Hertz Fellowship is likely to make in the kind, quality, and/or personal creativity of the student's graduate research

We do not support students pursuing advanced professional degrees other than the Ph.D., such as enrollees in M.D., LLD or MBA programs, although we will support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program. For a list of general fields of study in which Graduate Fellowships are offered by the Foundation, see Fields.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for each awardee for a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded each academic year1. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

Humboldt Research Fellowships
(Research in Germany)

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Georg Forster Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6−24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany.

Scientists and scholars from all disciplines from developing and threshold countries (excluding People's Republic of China and India; c.f. detailed list of countries) may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The research proposal must address issues of significant relevance to the future development of your country of origin and, in this context, promise to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and methods to developing and threshold countries.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program

Eligible Ph.D. applicants (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) are encouraged to apply to Kansas State University’s National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program. An IGERT trainee will receive two years (and possibly a third year) of an annual stipend of $30,000 and an additional $10,500 annual allowance for tuition, insurance, as well as resources for specialized training, internships, research and travel funds.

Institute of International Education Dissertation Fellowships

The Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development provides both financial and research development support for dissertations on topics that examine how population dynamics and family planning, and reproductive health influence economic development. This can include economic growth, poverty reduction, and equity. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged.

Inter-American Foundation Fellowships

Ph.D. candidates who are currently enrolled at a U.S. university and are citizens of the United States or of an independent country in Latin America or the Caribbean, except Cuba, may apply. Before beginning research funded under the IAF Fellowship, students must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields or other disciplines as related to grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
(Humanities)

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $19,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

International Research and Exchanges Board Fellowships
(U.S. public policy)

Applicants to the IARO program can propose to do research in up to three countries for up to nine months. As part of the IARO fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX’s field offices.

Eligible Countries of Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. Eligible applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements.

Jacob Javits Fellowships (Dept. of Education)

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Panels of experts appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board (Board) select fellows according to criteria established by the Board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The selected fields of study supported by the Javits Fellowship Program are available for your review.

Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend was $30,000, and the institutional payment was $13,755. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.

James B. Pearson
(Study Abroad)

The James B. Pearson Fellowship program provides assistance to graduate students with approved study abroad programs. The average stipend awarded is $2,456. Additional funding may be available depending on the length of the study abroad program. Deadline for applications is April 1. Awards are announced in May. Applications are available from the Associate Dean in the KSU Graduate School.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Resident of the state of Kansas for a minimum of 5 years
  • Accepted to a graduate program at an accredited Kansas college or university
  • Pursuing or plan to pursue a program of study related to foreign affairs. Appropriate fields include but are not limited to anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
James Madison Junior Fellowship (American History, Education (history), American government, political theory)
(Humanities)

Through a national competition, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

Jefferson Science Fellowships

The contribution of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, both domestic and foreign, has been recognized throughout the second half of the 20th-century as a critical element in reaching sound, comprehensive conclusions that reflect “good governance.” Without an accurate, timely understanding of rapidly advancing STE issues, it is increasingly difficult to identify and establish sound governmental policy that effectively meets the needs of modern societies. The articulation of “accurate science for statecraft” to policy makers has become an essential element in establishing effective international relationships in the 21st century.

Recognizing this need, the Secretary of State announced, on October 8, 2003, the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies and supported through a partnership between the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Jefferson Science Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens each fall and closes in mid-January. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. At the conclusion of the fellowship year, and upon return to their home institution, Fellows continue to serve as a resource to the State Department and USAID for an additional five years.

John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowship

The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately 40 residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The Library contains one of the world's premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
(Any discipline)

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

Kansas NASA Space Grant Consortium

The KSU NASA Space Grant Consortium is announcing a call for applications for its Undergraduate Scholarship (two $1000 scholarships will be awarded) and Graduate Fellowship (two $3000 fellowships will be awarded) programs.  Please refer to the attached documents for more information and instructions regarding these programs. 

The student applicant must be a U.S. citizen.  Women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

KSGC Graduate Student Fellowship funds are intended to be applied to the following types of expenses:

  • The student's academic-related activities at KSU (e.g., living expenses, tuition, fees, books, etc)
  • The student’s professional/educational activities
  • Or, the student’s internships at NASA facilities

KSGC Graduate Student Fellowship funds are not intended to be used towards equipment, materials or supplies needed for the student’s project-related activities.

Leifur Eiriksson Foundation
(Any discipline)

The mission of the Foundation is exclusively for charitable, literary, educational, and scientific purposes and for providing recognition and financial assistance to further scholarly study and research. The beneficiaries are scholars from the United States and the Republic of Iceland.

This cooperative undertaking is a natural outgrowth of a number of cordial and productive relationships between Iceland and the students and faculty of the University of Virginia over the last fifty years.

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a unique two-year international fellowship administered by the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC). Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty.

Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
(Humanities)

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2012-2013. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

Marshall Scholarships - Any field, 1-2 years study at British Institution
(Any discipline)

The Fellowships, which are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

The Fellowships are named after Sir Roger Makins FRS, later Lord Sherfield (1904-1996), British Ambassador to the United States from 1953 to 1956 and the architect of the Marshall Scholarships programme. He went on to be the Chairman of the Marshall Commission, and of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and from 1970-1992 was Chancellor of the University of Reading.

The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas. The wider objectives are similar to those of the Marshall Scholarships programme:

  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.
  • To help fellows gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.
  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science and technology at Britain's centres of academic excellence.
  • To motivate fellows to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.
  • To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each fellow.
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for Greek Studies
(Humanities)
Mellon Fellowships
(Humanities)

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences 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.

The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.

In 2011, CLIR began offering a Mellon fellowship award through this program to support original source dissertation research at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Detailed information about the CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon fellowship may be found on the CLIR/Library of Congress Fellowship page.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program
(Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering)

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. This program supports men and women in their third and fourth years of PhD graduate studies. To be eligible for this fellowship, you must apply during your second or third year of PhD studies. Fellowships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Program
(Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering)

The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.  The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA's scientific goals.  Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

NASA Graduate Student Research Program
(Science/Engineering/Math)

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants in what follows) for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve month award requires students to participate in a ten week research experience at the NASA Center or HQ extending the GSRP fellowship award.

The goal of NASA’S GSRP is to cultivate additional research ties to the academic community, to help meet the continuing needs of the Nation’s aeronautics and space workforce requirements by increasing the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in aeronautics and space-related disciplines.

NASA Harriet Jenkins Predoctoral
(Minority)
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
(Business/Engineering)

E-Team grants support commercial outcomes by moving science and technology innovations from the idea stage to prototype and eventually to market.

An E-Team is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and industry mentors working together to bring a product or technology to market the "E" stands for excellence and entrepreneurship.

Grantees have access to NCIIA's venture development workshops, mentoring, and a chance to participate in the annual Open Minds exhibition, which showcases breakthrough technologies from NCIIA's top student teams.

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2012, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines:

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Fellowship
National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Fellowship Program

Eligible individuals must have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to the solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities. The program provides two categories of Research Fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. (a) To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either advanced professional training or independent study experience in an area that is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. In the most recent competitions for this program, Merit Fellowship recipients had research experience at the doctoral level. (b) To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. Note: Institutions are not eligible to be recipients of Research Fellowships.

National Humanities Center Fellowships (Any interests, post-doc fellowships)

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2012 through May 2013. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. 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. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.

National Physical Science Consortium
(Science/Engineering)

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's 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.

National Research Council of the National Academies

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website.  Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels.  Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system.  Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, many who have become leaders in their chosen careers, and some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.

NCES Fellowships for Graduate Study

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), sponsors a grant program titled: Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions. The goals of this program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators, and to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities

Fellowships at the Newberry provide support for researchers who wish to use our collections. The Newberry administers annual competitions for both Short-Term Fellowships of one to two months and Long-Term Fellowships of four to 12 months. Most short-term fellowships are restricted to individuals who live outside the Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry’s collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry’s collection

NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships for U.S. Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. See a complete list of countries.

Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. See a complete list of languages.

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

NSF SEES- Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent residents of the United States (by the application deadline).
  • Have received his or her doctorate within four years of the application deadline of the competition. Exceptions to this time-related restriction can be made for extenuating personal circumstances, such as a career interruption due to family responsibilities, but must be approved by a cognizant program officer prior to submission of the proposal. PIs who have not yet received their Ph.D. are eligible to apply, but must have received their Ph.D. by the start date of the award.
  • Propose research that is in the broadly defined area of sustainability sciences, beyond the applicant's current area of core expertise.
  • An applicant may submit a proposal as an individual or through an institution but, before the grant is awarded, must affiliate with a US university, college, or non-profit, non-academic organization, which will administer the award.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
(Minority)

The program of fellowships they shaped has the following characteristics:

  • It honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year.
  • At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support.
  • Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.
  • Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States.
  • Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment -- in annual national competitions.  Candidates apply directly.  The program does not depend on recommendations from universities or regional screening.   Neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process.
  • Each fellows attends two weekend conferences of fellows. The great majority continue to be involved with the program through regional dinners, service in the selection process for later classes, etc.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
(Any discipline)

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships provide support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Funded through a small endowment, the Doctoral Research Fellowships are named after Dr. Charles Ping, a gifted teacher and scholar, a tireless advocate for the internationalization of U.S. higher education, President Emeritus of Ohio University, and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors

CIEE invites Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) - or if a Department has no DGS, a Chair - to nominate a qualified doctoral candidate for a Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship. CIEE intends that these awards will replace some or all of a Fellow’s eight- or nine-month remuneration as a Graduate or Teaching Assistant, thereby allowing him or her to make more rapid progress toward successful completion of the doctoral degree.

Fellows are therefore expected to work full-time on their own dissertation research during their Fellowship year. They may not hold additional positions or employment. Other non-service financial support that is consistent with their institution’s Graduate School policies may be permitted.

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive process. Full-time graduate students who are interested in these awards should read all of the information on the following pages related to eligibility and the nomination process (listed in the navigation menu to the left) before they ask their Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair to nominate them.

Population Reference Bureau Fellows Program
Rhodes Scholarship (Any field, 2-3 year study at Oxford)
(Any discipline)

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly supplied a successful applicant.

Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The first American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships
(Humanities)

Through grantmaking, the Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. The Foundation is a proactive grantmaker. We seek out opportunities to fund work that addresses the Foundation’s areas of focus and contributes to one or more of our initiatives, rather than simply reacting to unsolicited proposals. Only proposals that fall within the Foundation’s initiatives are considered.

The Rockefeller Foundation does not give or lend money for personal aid to individuals, or, except in rare cases, provide general institutional funding, contribute to endowments, or support building or operating funds.

Rotary Ambassador Scholarships (Foreign Country)
(Study Abroad)

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

SAE International
(Engineering)

Money is available for both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. With tuition costs continuing to rise annually, an increasing number of students are finding it difficult to cover their college education expenses. Several of SAE's scholarships are funded by donations from corporations such as BMW, John Deere, Hendrickson, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, TMC, Toyota, Yanmar Diesel and Young Radiator that help students realize their dream of becoming a professional engineer.

Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship in Molecular Biology

The Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship provides an award of $15,000 to a resident graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Kansas State University. In addition to the Honors Fellowship, up to two Sarachek Scientific Travel Awards of $1,000 each will be presented annually, as determined by a faculty selection committee.

Eligible students must have completed their preliminary exams. The student’s dissertation research must rely significantly on one or more contemporary molecular biological techniques. 

The competition is open to eligible students who meet the above criteria in any KSU College, Department or Program. Students may nominate themselves. Nominations may also be submitted by KSU Faculty. 

This award is intended to recognize exceptional achievement in scholastics and research. Nominees must show evidence of effective communication of research results through publications in leading journals and presentations at national and international meetings. 

Recipients will be selected by an inter-disciplinary committee of research faculty. The funds may be expended at the recipient’s discretion for his or her dissertation, research, travel, planning postdoctoral moves or other purposes. 

The funds shall be awarded without restriction to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, or financial aid, or other awards. Winners of the Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship a second time or to apply for a Travel Award. Travel Award winners may apply for the Fellowship, but not for a second Travel Award.

The Sarachek Fellowship is intended for students with an outstanding record of research and may not be awarded every year.

Sigma Xi Student Research Grant

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

Simmons Internship Program
(Humanities)

The Henry Ford’s Simmons Internship Program is designed for current graduate students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation labs or related fields. This internship provides participants with a great opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum.

Each intern will work directly with a curator, registrar, educator, archivist, librarian or conservator who serves as a mentor.  In addition to completing specific project assignments and giving a public presentation on the project results, Simmons interns are encouraged to participate in the larger life of the institution in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the varied aspects of museum work.

Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

SMART Defense Scholarship Program
(Sciences, Math, Engineering)

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships
(Science/Humanities)

Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships, and are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq. Fellowship awards under this program are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Social Sciences Research Council
(Social Sciences/Humanities)

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.

The fellowship cycle includes spring and fall workshops designed and led by pairs of senior tenured faculty, which provide a framework for pre-dissertation research and guide proposal writing within the context of selected research fields. In the summer months, student fellows carry out exploratory field research on their topics to evaluate issues of feasibility and methods of investigation. Now in its sixth year, the program annually offers training in five fields to 60 graduate students.

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program is a long-term investment focused on catalyzing new thinking, paradigms, and practices in developing and using software to understand natural, human, and engineered systems. The SI2 program includes three classes of awards: 1) Scientific Software Elements (SSE) that targets small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering; 2) Scientific Software Integration (SSI) that targets larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems; and 3) Scientific Software Innovation
Institutes (S2I2) to focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. This solicitation includes SSE and SSI awards only. S2I2 awards will be competed in a separate solicitation.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
(Education)

The Spencer Foundation provides individual fellowships to doctoral students at the dissertation stage and to scholars engaged in postdoctoral work. Both programs support research related to education and are administered by the National Acadamy of Education (NAEd).

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Like all Spencer Foundation programs, the Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Service Fellowship Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program encourages the application of members of groups historically under-represented in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State and those with financial need. The fellowship provides financial support towards the completion of a Master's degree and professional development training. Upon completion of the degree, recipients have a service commitment to work as a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer.

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship
(Social Science--African Diaspora)

The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory and outstanding work of the late Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA Trustee. Professor Hamilton served as a Trustee from 1989 to 2003 and during her 35-year career at Michigan State University, she was a highly regarded sociology professor and a faculty member of the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora, the dispersion and settlement of African people once they left Africa.

Fellowships are awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora. The fellowships are awarded based on evaluation of submissions by an objective panel of judges.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship
(Students with disabilities)

Toronto Rehab views the scholarship as more than an academic award. We believe that people with disabilities should be active participants in planning and conducting research. The scholarship is intended to act as a spur to involving people with disabilities in rehabilitation-related research.

“Research is an investment in the future – and so are scholarships,” says Dr. Geoff Fernie, Vice President, Research. “We believe this exciting scholarship will open doors to careers in rehabilitation research for top graduate students."

In addition to providing a monetary award, the Scholarship Committee actively works with each of our scholars to support their academic and research success and their future career goals.

Whether you are a graduate student, an undergraduate student completing your final year, or you have previously completed your undergraduate or masters degree, this may be an opportunity for you.

US Army Dissertation Fellowships
(Humanities)
Underrepresented Minority Enrichment Program

The Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment Program award provides $50,000 over three years to support the development of a URM postdoctoral fellow in a degree-granting institution (or its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada. Individual URM postdoctoral fellows conducting biomedical or medical research are eligible to apply.

US Institute of Peace Fellowship Program
(Humanities)

The Grant Program increases the breadth and depth of the Institute's work by supporting peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations.

In over twenty years of grantmaking, the Grant Program's Annual Grant Competition and Priority Grant Competition have received nearly 10,000 applications and awarded more than 2,000 grants. The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in more than 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and in 81 foreign countries.

University of Pretoria (South Africa)- Vice Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

These fellowships will enable recent doctoral graduates to join the University as postdoctoral researchers, and to develop their research skills and academic careers through participation in the University's strategic priority research themes and research centers. The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and the abilities and precious achievements of candidates will be important criteria in identifying suitable fellows. The University of Pretoria supports research in a range of fields, including engineering, natural and physical sciences, veterinary sciences, human health, education, the humanities and law, with particular focus on University's Institutional and Faculty Research Themes which are: Energy; Food, Nutrition and Wellbeing; Genomics; Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology and Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases; Sustainable Control of Malaria and International and Comparative Law in Africa. Applications are particularly invited from international postdoctoral candidates with expertise in these fields. 

Woodrow Wilson Foundation- The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
(Science/Humanities)

The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. In the 2012 Newcombe competition, at least 21 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, Fellows' graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Fellowships

Internships & Conferences

Getty Graduate Internship Program

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation—to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Please see the list of internship areas and host departments participating in

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Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities for Minority Students [Cornell]
Alfred P. Sloan Minority PhD Program (scholarship)
Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans (MSU Libraries)
Graduate School Fellowships for Diverse, Women, and Minority
Fellowship Resources on the Web (UC Berkeley)
Graduate Scholarships