Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students

Despite the sequester, there are many government and non-government agencies that are providing funding for graduate level research. A fellowship can provide untold advantages including prestige, professional connections, travel and research funds, and of course an increased living stipend. Below is a list of open STEM fellowships with fall deadlines. For more information about each fellowship click of on the corresponding link.

American Fellowships Support for Women Doctoral and Post Doc Candidates

American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships offer funding for women in tenure-track faculty positions in support of their earning tenure and further promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research.

Application Deadline: 11/15/2013


American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

The objective of this fellowship is to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.

Application Deadline: 1/2014


Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Service Program

 Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense.

Application Deadline: 12/16/2013


The National GEM Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering

The GEM Fellowship provides a unique and powerful connection to a national network of universities and employers. This partnership promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.

Application Deadline: 11/15/2013


Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

 Application Deadline: 11/15/2013


 Hertz Foundation The Graduate Fellowship Award

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

 Application Deadline: 11/1/2013


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of 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.

Application Deadline: 11/4/2013


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

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:aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences, chemical engineering; chemistry; cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences; electrical engineering; geosciences; civil engineering; computer and computational sciences; materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; oceanography; and physics.

Application Deadline: 12/20/2013




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