American Association for the Advancement of Science
- AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
This 10-week summer program focuses on honing skills for communicating complex scientific issues to the public.
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
- 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.
- Community Action Grants
Funding for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls
- International Fellowships
For women pursing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Selected Professions Fellowships
For women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Engineering Scholarships
Assistance to students pursuing educational programs in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
- Baxter Young Investigator Awards
Awards cash prizes to postdocs and graduate students conducting current research relevant to the company’s portfolio.
Bureau of Land Management
- National 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.
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.
Council of Graduate Schools
- CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
Made each year to individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Department of Defense
- Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program
Support for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Deadline: December 1
- National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, and area of DoD interest within one of fifteen disciplines.
Department of Energy
- Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program
Opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the DOE Office of Fossil Energy.
- Office of International Climate & Clean Energy (ICCE) Fellowship Program
Encourages individuals in educational and experiential learning opportunities and allows them to conduct research in mission-related disciplines in order to advance ICCE’s mission.
- DOE Scholars Program
Introduces students or recent graduates to DOE’s mission and operations.
- Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
- Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Supports 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.
Deadline: November 14, 2019
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.
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
- NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) at the EPA
Grow professionally with a rewarding research experience and receive mentoring from researchers, all while focusing on the protection of human health and the environment.
Deadline: May 6 and December 4
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.
- Emerging Scholars Program
Open to first or second year PhD students from under-represented minority groups in the technology sector.
- 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.
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
- DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
- Women Techmakers Scholars Program
Created to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.
- Google Lime Scholarship
Supports students with disabilities as they work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science.
- Google PhD Fellowship Program
Awarded to students who represent the future of research in their field.
Deadline: December 1
Harvard Kennedy School
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – International Security Program Fellowships
Develops and trains new talent in security studies
- Hertz Fellowship
Supports graduate students working towards a PhD in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- HSF Scholarship
Available for students of Hispanic heritage
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
Supports PhD students committed to a career in academic research.
- International Student Research Fellowships
Facilitates 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.
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.
- Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
Awarded annually for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.
- Microwave Engineering Fellowships
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship supports graduate research studies in microwave engineering.
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.
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.
- Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship
Awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.
- Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Honors promising young inventors around the country with awards of $10,000 – $15,000.
- Fellowships in the Energy Field
Two-year fellowships available for students working towards a PhD degree.
Deadline: December 1
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.
- Dissertation Grant program
To support the doctoral research of students underrepresented in computing
- 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.
- 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.
- Internships and Fellowships
Deadline varies by opportunity
- Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program (NESSF)
Supports graduate students in basic and applied research in Earth science and space science.
- Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF)
Deadline for Phase A: November
Deadline for Phase B: May
- Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO)
Fall 2020 Deadline: November
- RASC-AL Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge
The 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.
- 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.
National Institutes of Health
- Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
Deadlines: February, June and October
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Deadlines: April, August and December
- NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial 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.
Deadline: April and December
National Institute of Justice
- Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provides 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
National Water Research Institute
- NWRI Fellowship Program
Awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States.
- Graduate Fellowship
Seeking doctoral students pushing the envelope in accelerated computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and related fields.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Higher Education Research Experiences at ORNL (HERE)
Deadlines: October 1 (spring), February 1 (summer), June 1 (fall)
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Current Research Opportunities for Graduate Students
Deadline varies 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. Appointments of 3-12 months with monthly stipend. 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. Opportunities include full-time, part-time, and summer appointments.
Deadline: Varies by opportunity
- Post-Master’s Research Participation Program
The Post-Master’s Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is highly selective and offers 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.
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.
Prevent Cancer Foundation
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
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.
Resources for the Future
- Summer Research Internship Program
Provides an opportunity to prepare for careers that engage in academic and policy-relevant research.
- 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.
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future
- Faculty for the Future Fellowships
Awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctoral research.
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.
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Fellowships
Available to both graduate students and predocs.
Deadline: December 1
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
Financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.
- The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
Funding for innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business.
United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation
- The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists
Open to PhD students doing research that requires facilities of expertise not available in their home countries.
Two annual calls for proposals.
- E-Team Program
Supports multidisciplinary student-led teams who are aiming to bring their innovation out of the lab and into the market
- 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.
- Olin Fellowships for Women
Provide resources to support scholarly and professional development opportunities for academically and artistically talented women for graduate study.
Water Environment Research Foundation
- WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Provides $25,000 for a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field.
Zonta International Foundation
- Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Awarded to women pursuing PhDs in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering