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 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 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

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


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

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

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 Research and Education Foundation

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


  • 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

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

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

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


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

Link Foundation


National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

  • 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 Institute of Justice

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Science Foundation

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    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

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

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

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

Semiconductor Research Corporation

Smithsonian Institution

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

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