Bureau of Land ManagementNational Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN)The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is a partnership of seven federal wildland fire management and research agencies that have a shared need to address problems associated with managing wildland fuels, fires, and fire-impacted ecosystems.September
Central Intelligence AgencyFall, Winter and Spring Graduate Student ProgramsApplications should be submitted 12 months before the desired start date.
Summer Graduate Student ProgramsJuly of the year prior to start
Scholarship OpportunitiesGain practical work experience while assisting intelligence professionals.July
Department of DefenseScience, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship ProgramSupport for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.December
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate FellowshipAwarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, and area of DoD interest within one of fifteen disciplines.December
Department of EnergyMickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) ProgramOpportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the DOE Office of Fossil Energy.January
Office of International Climate & Clean Energy (ICCE) Fellowship ProgramEncourages individuals in educational and experiential learning opportunities and allows them to conduct research in mission-related disciplines in order to advance ICCE’s mission.January
Scholars ProgramIntroduces students or recent graduates to DOE’s mission and operations.December
Computational Science Graduate FellowshipProvides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.January
Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) ProgramSupports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months.November
Environmental Protection AgencyNSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) at the EPAGrow professionally with a rewarding research experience and receive mentoring from researchers, all while focusing on the protection of human health and the environment.May & December
NASAInternships and FellowshipsVaries by opportunity
Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program (NESSF)Supports graduate students in basic and applied research in Earth science and space science.February
Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF)Phase A: November

Phase B: May
Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO)November
RASC-AL Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting ChallengeThe purpose of this challenge is to explore and demonstrate methods to identify different layers using system telemetry, and ultimately extract water from lunar or Martian ice deposits.October
Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)For graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to the Science Mission Directorate’s science, technology, and exploration goals.February
National Institutes of HealthAging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)February, June & October
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)April, August & December
Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trail Not Allowed)Supports a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Two phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition to neuroscience research postdoctoral positions.April & December
Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (F31)To enable promising predoctoral fellows to obtain interdisciplinary training during the dissertation phase of their training from outstanding faculty sponsors in bioinformatics and scientific research relevant to the mission of NIDDK’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD).April
National Institute of JusticeGraduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathematicsProvides a stipend and funds for tuition and fees to doctoral students in STEM disciplines whose dissertation research has demonstrable implications for addressing the challenges of crime and/or the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the U.S.April
National Institutes of Standards and TechnologyGraduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship ProgramProvides master’s and doctoral-level graduate students with opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST laboratories in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.March
National Science FoundationGraduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.November
GRFP Graduate Research Internship ProgramFellows participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories.December & May
Data Analysis and Statistics Summer InternshipsLearn and collaborate on projects that make use of expertise from a variety of fields; engage in research projects, evaluation initiatives, surveys, data collection and specialized analyses.March
National Security Innovation NetworkTechnology and National Security FellowshipAn opportunity for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by embedding with key decision makers at the top levels of the U.S. Government to provide advice and emerging expertise for issues at the critical intersection of national security and technology.May
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryHigher Education Research Experiences at ORNL (HERE)October 1 (spring)

February 1 (summer)

June 1 (fall)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Current Research Opportunities for Graduate StudentsVaries by opportunity
Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO)Offers challenging short-term research opportunities to current graduate students in Master’s or Dotoral degree programs or those holding recent Master’s degrees.Applications accepted year round
ORISE Research Participation Opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Educational and training programs designed to provide students and recent graduates opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research and developmental activities at CDC facilities that are related to CDC’s mission.Varies by opportunity
Post-Master’s Research Participation ProgramOffers challenging opportunities to recent recipients of master’s degrees to conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment.Applications accepted year round
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryNNSA Graduate Fellowship ProgramPlaces qualified graduate students into year-long assignments across the NNSA nuclear security mission space.October
Foundations, Societies and Other Non-Profits
Funding EntityProgram DescriptionDeadline
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows ProgramThis 10-week summer program focuses on honing skills for communicating complex scientific issues to the publicJanuary
American Association of University WomenAmerican FellowshipsFor women studying full-time to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication for 8 consecutive weeksNovember
Career Development GrantsProvide funding for women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforceNovember
Community Action GrantsFunding for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girlsJanuary
International FellowshipsFor women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study i the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residentsDecember
Selected Professions FellowshipsFor women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEMDecember
American Chemical SocietyWomen Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel AwardFunding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present their researchMarch 1 (for meetings between 7/1 and 12/31)

September 15 (for meetings between 1/1 and 6/30)
American Heart AssociationPredoctoral FellowshipEnhances the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global health and wellbeingSeptember
American Society for Engineering EducationNaval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate juniors/seniors and graduate studentsFall
Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTCs)Featuring opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, these competitions stimulate the development of advanced propulsion and alternative fuel technologiesVaries by competition
American Society for Photogrammetry/Remote SensingRobert N. Colwell Memorial FellowshipTo encourage and commend college/university graduate students at the PhD level who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude in the field of remote sensing or other related geospatial information technologies, and who have a special interest in developing practical uses of these technologies.November
American Society of Mechanical EngineersGraduate Teaching FellowshipsEncourages outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education (and related engineering fields), particularly women and minorities.February
Engineering ScholarshipsAssistance to students pursuing educational programs in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technologyMarch
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics AssociationDiversity Graduate ScholarshipsAwarded to full-time women and/or minority students pursuing a graduate degree and living in the U.S. Must be a major in an eligible field.April
Association for Computing MachineryACM Doctoral Disseration AwardRecognizes superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineeringOctober
ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC FellowshipHonors exceptional PhD students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis.May
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)Doctoral Dissertation Proposal ScholarshipRecognizes the year’s most outstanding dissertation proposal while encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.March
Association of American Colleges & UniversitiesK. Patricia Cross Future Leaders AwardRecognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.October
Consortium of Universitites for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.Pathfinder Graduate Student FellowshipsProvides travel funds to graduate students in hydrology and related sciences to make an extended trip to enhance their research by adding a field site to conduct comparative research, collaborating with a research group, or working with researchers on adding an interdisciplinary dimension to a project.October
Council of Graduate SchoolsCGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation AwardMade each year to individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.July
Environmental Research and Education FoundationScholarship ProgramVarious scholarships awarded to recognize excellence in master’s and doctoral waste research and education.April
GEM: The National GEM ConsortiumGEM Fellowship ProgramThe provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and PhD levels coupled with paid summer internshipsJuly 1 – November 12 application cycle
Harvard Kennedy School- Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsInternational Security Program FellowshipsDevelops and trains new talent in security studiesJanuary
Energy Innovation and Decarbonization FellowshipsTo understand the interactions between policies and technologies as the world attempts to decarbonize the energy system, while simultaneously addressing concerns about security, reliability, and cost. Accepting proposals on 1) hydrogen, 2) large-scale carbon management, and 3) biofuels/low-carbon fuels.January
Hertz FoundationHertz FellowshipSupports graduate students working towards a PhD in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.October
Hispanic Scholarship FundHSF ScholarshipAvailable for students of Hispanic heritageApril
Howard Hughes Medical InstituteGilliam Fellowships for Advanced StudySupports PhD students committed to a career in academic research.February
International Student Research FellowshipsFacilitates the research training of international predoctoral students pursuing a PhD in the United States in the biomedical and related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences.February
IEEE Computer SocietyRichard E. Merwin Student ScholarshipTo recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.April
Charles LeGeyt Fortescue ScholarshipAwarded annually for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.May
Graduate Student Research GrantsFunds scholarships for deserving undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students who need financial support to carry out their research during an academic break period.March
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing InnovationThe Composites Institute Internship ProgramOffers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in a research experience with an assigned mentor at one of IACMI’s partner sites. The experience provides a maximum of 400 hours of participation either in a 10 week short-term appointment or a long-term appointment spanning the course of one year.January
International Society for Optics and PhotonicsD.J. Lovell ScholarshipFor students enrolled or planning to enroll in an optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics program, or related discipline.February
Optical Design and Engineering ScholarshipAwarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.February
Lemelson-MITLemelson-MIT Student PrizeHonors promising young inventors around the countrySeptember
Link FoundationFellowships in the Energy FieldTwo-year fellowships available for students working towards a PhD degree.December
Modeling, Simulation & Training FellowshipsTo foster advanced level research in modeling, simulation, and trainingJanuary
National AcademiesChristine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate FellowshipFull-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.September
Ford Foundation Predoctoral FellowshipsProvide three years of support to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.December
Ford Foundation Dissertation FellowshipsIntended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. Will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.December
National Water Research InstituteNWRI Fellowship ProgramAwards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States.March
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansPaul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansInvestment in the graduate education of 30 New Americans (immigrants and children of immigrants) who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field.November
Prevent Cancer FoundationFellowshipsThe Prevent Cancer Foundation provides funds to create an environment in which young investigators who wish to pursue a career in cancer prevention/early detection will be optimally trainedJune
Property and Environment Research CenterPERC Graduate FellowshipOpportunity for graduate and law students interested in researching issues related to natural resources, innovation, property rights, and the environment.March
RANDGraduate Student Summer Associate ProgramIntroduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues.December
Resources for the FutureSummer Research Internship ProgramProvides an opportunity to prepare for careers that engage in academic and policy-relevant research.March
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future FellowshipsAwards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctoral research.September
Shoals Marine LaboratorySustainable Engineering InternshipWork with SML staff and a variety of professional engineers to address the engineering challenges encountered when operating and maintaining electrical, drinking water, wastewater management, and salt water systems on a remote island.February
Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) FellowshipsDecember
Society for Industrial and Applied MathematicsSIAM Student Travel AwardsTravel support of $650 – $800 for student participants at SIAM conferences.Varies by conference
Society for NeuroscienceNeuroscience Scholars ProgramAn extensive two-year training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. NSP offers live events and webinars, a library of educational resources, and an online community for career connections and scientific and professional development guidance.February
Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersScholarshipsJune
Society of Women EngineersScholarshipsFinancial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.February
University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchNewkirk FellowshipProvides financial support for research visits allowing for 3 – 6 months per year in a single visit. The total supported visit length is 9 months, which can be spread out over up to three years.March
VentureWellBiomedical Competitions for Student TeamsVaries by competition
E-Team ProgramFunding and training for student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures.Several deadlines throughout the year
Water Environment Research FoundationWEF Canham Graduate Studies ScholarshipProvides $25,000 for a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field.March
Zonta International FoundationAmelia Earhart FellowshipAwarded to women pursuing PhDs in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineeringNovember
Funding EntityProgramDescriptionDeadline
Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and EntrepreneurshipSuren G. Dutia & Jas K. Grewal Global Impact AwardTo support the vision and passion of Washington University students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni who are creating ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact.November
The Graduate School at WUChancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program (CGF)Academic, professional, and personal support for academically excellent graduate students interested in enhancing diversity at Washington University and in the professoriate.January
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship ProgramProvide resources to support scholarly and professional development opportunities for academically and artistically talented women for graduate study.January
Adobe ResearchAdobe Research FellowshipRecognizes outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computer science important to AdobeDecember
BaxterYoung Investigator AwardsAwards cash prizes to postdocs and graduate students conducting current research relevant to the company’s portfolio.
FacebookFellowship ProgramDesigned to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.November
Emerging Scholars ProgramOpen to first or second year PhD students from under-represented minority groups in the technology sector.February
Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research AwardsThe aim of the FRL Liquid Crystal Research Awards is to encourage young generations in the LC field and in other cross-disciplinary fields to help unlock the possibilities of LC technology in the AR/VR field.July
GoogleWomen Techmakers Scholars ProgramCreated to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.December
Google Lime ScholarshipSupports students with disabilities as they work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science.December
PhD Fellowship ProgramAwarded to students who represent the future of research in their field.December
Microsoft CorporationDissertation Grant ProgramTo support the doctoral research of students underrepresented in computingMarch
Ada Lovelace FellowshipA three-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research.August
Ph.D. FellowshipA two-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research.August
NVIDIAGraduate FellowshipSeeking doctoral students pushing the envelope in accelerated computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields.September
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Regeneron Prize for Creative InnovationTo recognize and honor excellence in biomedical science conducted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.January
Semiconductor Research CorporationGraduate Fellowship Program (GFP) and Master’s Scholarship Program (MSP)April
SymantecSymantec Research Labs Graduate FellowshipFunding for innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business.December
Funding EntityProgramDescriptionDeadline
Embassy of France in the United StatesFellowship ProgramSupports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.January
Engineering World HealthSummer Institutes2-month service abroad program that places participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to assist with equipment maintenance, repair and training.November, December & January
Environmental Defense FundEDF Climate Corps Fellowships10- 12- week program working to advance climate solutions in high-impact organizations around the world.December & January
German Academic Exchange ServiceDAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)Offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from USA, Canada, Great Britain or Ireland at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry.January
Rhodes TrustRhodes ScholarshipOffers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United KingdomOctober
Tel Aviv UniversityDan David PrizeAwards scholarships to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the coming academic year. Granted according to merit.March
United States-Israel Binational Science FoundationThe Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young ScientistsOpen to PhD students doing research that requires facilities of expertise not available in their home countries.Two annual calls for proposals