American Association for the Advancement of Science

       Deadline: January

American Association of University Women

  • American Fellowships
    For women studying full-time to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks
    Deadline: November
  • Career Development Grants
    Provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree.
    Deadline: November
  • Community Action Grants
    Funding for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls
    Deadline: January
  • International Fellowships
    For women pursing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    Deadline: December
  • Selected Professions Fellowships
    For women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM.
    Deadline: December

American Chemical Society

  • Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award
    Funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meeting to present their research.
    Deadline for meetings between July 1 and December 31: March 1
    Deadline for meetings between January 1 and June 30: September 15

American Heart Association

  • Predoctoral Fellowship
    Enhances 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 wellbeing.
    Deadline: September

American Nuclear Society

  • The American Nuclear Society Scholarship Program
    Scholarships are granted to qualified student members of ANS Student Sections who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the Society’s constituents.
    Deadline: February 1

American Society for Engineering Education

  • Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
    Ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate juniors & seniors and graduate students. U.S. citizenship is required.
    Deadline: Fall
  • The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)
    Fellowships for individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
    Deadline: December
  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
    This three-year fellowship offers a stipend and cost of education allowance for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies.
    Deadline: October
  • Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTCs)
    Featuring opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students, these competitions stimulate the development of advanced propulsion and alternative fuel technologies.
    Deadline: Varies by competition

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowships
    Encourages outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education (and related engineering fields), particularly women and minorities.
    Deadline: February
  • Engineering Scholarships
    Assistance to students pursuing educational programs in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology
    Deadline: March

American Society of Safety Engineers

  • ASSP Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarships are available to students pursuing occupational safety and health (OSH) and closely related degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
    Deadline: December 1

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

  • Diversity Graduate Scholarships
    Awarded 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.
    Deadline: April

Association for Computing Machinery

  • ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    Recognizes superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering with a $20,000 prize and travel expenses to a banquet.
    Deadline: October
  • ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship
    Honors exceptional PhD students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis.
    Deadline: May

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

  • Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship
    Recognizes the year’s most outstanding dissertation proposal while encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.
    Deadline: March

Association of America Colleges & Universities

  • K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
    Recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. Provides financial support to attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.
    Deadline: October 1


Bureau of Land Management

Central Intelligence Agency-Graduate Student Programs

Clinical Research Training Center

  • TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Program
    Career development for medical and allied healthcare doctoral students through didactic coursework, mentored training, work-in-progress research discussions, journal clubs, and conferences.
    Deadline: February 20

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.

  • Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowships
    Provides 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.
    Deadline: October

Council of Graduate Schools

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Embassy of France in the United States

  • Fellowship Program
    Supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.
    Deadline: January

Engineering World Health

  • Summer Institutes
    Two-month service abroad program that places participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to assist with equipment maintenance, repair and training.
    Deadlines: November, December & January

Environmental Defense Fund

  • EDF Climate Corps Fellowships
    Offers approximately $12,500 stipend for a 10- 12- week program working to advance climate solutions in high-impact organizations around the world.
    Deadlines: December & January

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

  • Scholarship Program
    Various scholarships awarded to recognize excellence in master’s and doctoral waste research and education.
    Deadline: April


  • Facebook Fellowship Program
    Designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.
    Deadline: November
  • Emerging Scholars Program
    Open to first or second year PhD students from under-represented minority groups in the technology sector.
    Deadline: February
  • Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research Awards
    The 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.
    Deadline: July

GEM: The National GEM Consortium

  • GEM Fellowship Program
    The provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and PhD levels coupled with paid summer internships
    Application Cycle: July 1 – November 12

German Academic Exchange Service


  • Women Techmakers Scholars Program
    Created to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.
    Deadline: December
  • Google Lime Scholarship
    Supports students with disabilities as they work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science.
    Deadline: December
  • Google PhD Fellowship Program
    Awarded to students who represent the future of research in their field.
    Deadline: December 1

Harvard Kennedy School

Hertz Foundation

  • Hertz Fellowship
    Supports graduate students working towards a PhD in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
    Deadline: October

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • HSF Scholarship
    Available for students of Hispanic heritage
    Deadline: April

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

IEEE Computer Society

  • Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
    Scholarships starting at $1,000 to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.
    Deadline: April
  • Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
    Awarded annually for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.
    Deadline: May
  • Microwave Engineering Fellowships
    The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship supports graduate research studies in microwave engineering.
    Deadline: October

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

  • The Composites Institute Internship Program
    Offers 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.
    Deadline: January

International Society for Optics and Photonics

  • D.J. Lovell Scholarship
    For students enrolled or planning to enroll in an optics, photonics, imaging, optoelectronics program, or related discipline.
    Deadline: February
  • Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship
    Awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.
    Deadline: February


  • Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
    Honors promising young inventors around the country with awards of $10,000 – $15,000.
    Deadline: September

Link Foundation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Lemelson-MIT – Student Prize
    Open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have technology-based inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices and products.
    Deadline: September

Microsoft Corporation

  • Dissertation Grant program
    To support the doctoral research of students underrepresented in computing
    Deadline: March
  • Ada Lovelace Fellowship
    A three-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research.
    Deadline: August
  • Ph.D. Fellowship
    A two-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research.
    Deadline: August


National Academies

  • Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship
     Full-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.
    Deadline: September


  • Biomedical Competitions for student teams
    Deadline varies by competition
  • E-Team Program
    Funding 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.

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Justice

National Research Council

  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
    Provide 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.
    Deadline: December
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
    Intended 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.
    Deadline: December

National Science Foundation

  • NSF Graduate 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.
    Deadline: November
  • NSF GRFP Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)
    Fellows participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories.
    Deadlines: December and May

National Security Innovation Network

  • Technology and National Security Fellowship
    An 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.
    Deadline: May

National Water Research Institute

  • NWRI Fellowship Program
    Awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States.
    Deadline: March


  • Graduate Fellowship
    Seeking doctoral students pushing the envelope in accelerated computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields.
    Deadline: September

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program
    Places qualified graduate students into year-long assignments across the NNSA nuclear security mission space. Includes salary, benefits, tuition, and a travel/training allotment.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    Investment 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.
    Deadline: November

Prevent Cancer Foundation

  • Fellowships
    The 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 trained
    Deadline: June

Property and Environment Research Center

  • PERC Graduate Fellowship
    Opportunity for graduate and law students interested in researching issues related to natural resources, innovation, property rights, and the environment.
    Deadline: March

Resources for the Future

Rhodes Trust

  • Rhodes Scholarship
    The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom – one of the world’s leading universities. Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future. 
    Deadline: October

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

Semiconductor Research Corporation

Shoals Marine Laboratory

  • Sustainable Engineering Internship
    Work 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.
    Deadline: February

Smithsonian Institution

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • SIAM Student Travel Awards
    Travel support of $650 – $800 for student participants at SIAM conferences.
    Deadline: Varies by conference

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

  • Scholarships
    Financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.
    Deadline: February


United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation


  • E-Team Program
    Supports multidisciplinary student-led teams who are aiming to bring their innovation out of the lab and into the market
    Deadline: October

Washington University

  • Chancellor’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.
    Deadline: January
  • Olin Fellowships for Women
    Provide resources to support scholarly and professional development opportunities for academically and artistically talented women for graduate study.
    Deadline: January

Water Environment Research Foundation

Zonta International Foundation

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship
    Awarded to women pursuing PhDs in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering
    Deadline: November