Externally Funded Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships: Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences
These scholarships and fellowships are for students pursuing degrees in the biological, environmental, and physical sciences. Unless otherwise noted, these programs are for US residents or aliens with permanent resident status. Some fellowships might be cross-listed in categories besides this one.
- American Meteorological Society Fellowships
- American Nuclear Society Graduate Scholarships
- Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)
- Cancer Prevention Education Program, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas
- Centers for Disease Control Student Programs
- CIC/Procter & Gamble Dissertation Fellowship in Chemistry
- Conference Of Southern Graduate School-Master’s Thesis Award
- Co-Op Opportunities – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships
National Sea Grant College Program
- Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
- DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- East Asia Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EASI)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
- Gates Millennium Scholars Awards
- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Grantsnet.org Database
- Richard A. Herbert Memorial AWRA Scholarships
- Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program
- L’Oreal Women in Science
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
- NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program
- NOBCCHE Awards and Scholarships
- Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
- Sea Grant/National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowship
- Sigma Xi Research Awards
- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowships
- Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Fellowship Awards
- The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship for Environmental Public Policy
- UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
- Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship in Microbiology
- Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowships in Wildlife Ecology and Related Areas
- Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
- Science.gov Portal
American Meteorological Society Fellowships
AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for a 2004/2005 AMS graduate fellowship in the history of science, to be awarded to a student wishing to complete a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The award carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to support research at a location away from the student’s institution provided the plan is approved by the student’s thesis advisor.
AMS-Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships
AMS-Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships are sponsored by leading high-technology firms and government agencies and are designed to attract promising young scientists to prepare for careers in the meteorological, oceanic, and hydrologic fields. The fellowships carry $22,000 stipends for a nine-month period for a given academic year.
- Students entering their first year of graduate study in the fall of given year who wish to pursue advanced degrees in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences are eligible to apply.
- Candidates currently studying chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, and physics who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences are also encouraged to apply.
Awards are based on the applicant’s performance as an undergraduate student and his or her qualifications to pursue a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Applicant must be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall.
Application packages and supporting materials should be sent to:
Attn: Fellowship/Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-3693
Applicants will be informed by mail of application materials received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received at AMS Headquarters by the closing date; applicants are encouraged to check with AMS in early March if they have not received written notification regarding the status of their application package.
Any questions regarding the fellowship opportunity may be directed to Donna Fernandez, 617-227-2426 ext. 246, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Stephanie Armstrong, 617-227-2426 ext. 235, email@example.com.
For more information, go to :
American Nuclear Society Graduate Scholarships
A maximum of twenty-nine graduate scholarships are available for full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.
Deadline is February 1st.
For more information and for applications, visit http://www2.ans.org/honors/scholarships/.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)
The Lubbock chapter of ARCS awards scholarships to students in the natural sciences. Awards vary, but usually start at $5000.
Applications are due in April, and are available at the Scholarship Office in the Office of Student Financial Aid.
For more information, visit http://www.arcsfoundation.org/Lubbock/ARCS_2.asp.
Cancer Prevention Education Program, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Graduate students, medical and nursing students will have full-time, hands-on experience in ongoing cancer prevention and control research projects under the mentorship of an established investigator on the faculty of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has existing patient databases and accessible populations for prevention and control research. Faculty research mentors supervise extensive epidemiologic, laboratory and clinical facilities. Each student will be matched with a faculty mentor according to the student’s interests and background. Educational objectives for the 3-month period will be mutually agreed upon by the student and the faculty mentor. Students will be expected to devote full-time effort to this research training and may not have other employment.
Time Period: Any 3-6 consecutive months agreeable to the student and research supervisor.
Stipend Amount: $1,733 per month
Current Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Application Forms and Inquiries: To obtain the latest information, inquire by phone, FAX or E-mail to Robert M. Chamberlain, Ph.D., Director, Cancer Prevention Education & Teaching Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – 189, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030 (713) 792-7756, FAX (713) 792-0807, or Dee Tello, (713) 745-2495, Office location, Room 2.207, Houston Main Building. E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is pleased to announce its 2007 competitions. The program is a collaboration among Canon U.S.A., Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Park Service. The program will award eight $80,000 scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. Students need not be US residents to receive this award.
Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category – technology innovation in support of conservation science. Applications must be received by 3 May 2007.
Download the application at http://www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships/
Centers for Disease Control Student Programs
This is a short list of programs offered by the CDC. Awards and application deadlines vary.
CIC/Procter & Gamble Dissertation Fellowship in Chemistry
The Procter & Gamble Company will provide dissertation year funding for two underrepresented minorities in chemistry. Eligibility criteria for CIC-Procter & Gamble Dissertation Fellowships include are U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Alaskan Native, African American, Mexican American, Native American, or Puerto Rican, and no more than two years, preferably one year, away from Ph.D. attainment. Application deadline is in April. For more information, go to www.cic.uiuc.edu.
Also, you can contact:
CIC-Procter & Gamble Dissertation Fellowship Committee
302 East John Street, Suite 1705
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (800) 457-4420
Conference Of Southern Graduate School-Master’s Thesis Award
Social Sciences, Business, Education (1 award)
Anthropology, Criminology, Demography, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Political Science and Government, Public Policy Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Psychology, Communications, Business and Management, Education, and Life Sciences (1 award)
Biological Anthropology, Biostatistics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Epidemiology, Physics-Biophysics, Psychobiology
Graduate Deans or their designee(s) at CSGS member institutions may nominate one person whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfillment of master’s degree requirements during the past two academic years and-or summer sessions.
Dr. Maria de Fatima Lima
Dean, School of Grad Studies & Research
1005 D B Todd Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
for more information, visit the website: http://www.csgs.org/awards/etd_thesis.html
Co-Op Opportunities – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
A number of co-op opportunities are available in a variety of water resources and environmental-related fields through the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth office. Positions available include civil engineers, construction representatives, and engineering trainees. Students from a wide range of fields are eligible: civil or agricultural engineering, wildlife and fisheries science, rangeland management, recreation, parks and tourism sciences, and many others. Students may apply at any time. Co-op students are also eligible for health and life insurance benefits.
For more information, contact:
Ms. Kimberley N. Glenn, Co-op Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers Division, Southwestern
Phone: (817) 978-4057
Fax: (817) 978-3461
LTC Emmett “Lem” Du Bose, Jr. P.E., Deputy Commander
US Army Corps of Engineers District, Fort Worth
Phone: (817) 978-2300
Fax: (817) 878-3311
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships National Sea Grant College Program
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship was established in 1979 to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations-institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss.
For more information, please visit their website.
Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in disciplines of military importance in science and engineering, the Department of Defense (DoD) supports graduate students through fellowships awarded each year. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
The Program seeks to identify individuals whose scientific and engineering credentials will support study culminating in doctoral degrees.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.
Benefits: $31,200 yearly stipend
Payment of all tuition and fees
$1000 yearly academic allowance
Research opportunity at a DOE laboratory
Please email email@example.com with any questions about the CSGF application.
For additional information or application materials, visit http://www.krellinst.org/csgf
East Asia Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EASI)
The East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with first-hand experience in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese research environments, an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective locations, and language training during an eight week summer program. International airfare, living expenses in the host location, and a summer stipend of $2,500 are provided. Consult the East Asia Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EASI) Announcement (NSF 02-174) and the NSF Tokyo Office Summer Programs web pages for current information.
Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study.
Master’s level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
The Ford Foundation, in collaboration with the National Academies, is accepting applications for predoctoral fellowships to support minority scholars in Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
- Who is eligible: scholars who are U.S. citizens, and who are American Indian, African-American, Native Alaskan, Native Pacific Islander, Mexican-American, or Puerto Rican, and who have enrolled in or plan to enroll in a doctoral program.
- Deadline for applications: November.
- Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: unspecified for approximately 60 fellowships.
- Amount of individual awards: up to $23,500 a year for up to three years.
View the full text of the announcement on the foundation’s web site.
Gates Millennium Scholars Awards
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMSP), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation established the initiative to encourage and support students to complete college and continue on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in disciplines in which their ethnic and racial groups are currently underrepresented.
All materials must be sent to:
Gates Millennium Scholars
Alexandria, Virginia 22313
Toll-free Phone: 1-877-690-GMSP(4677)
For more information, visit the GMS website at: http://www.gmsp.org
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
To be eligible for a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, applicants must be graduate students in any field sharing a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids. These fields include classical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, geological fluid dynamics, hydromagnetics, physics and applied mathematics.
Fellows will be expected to attend the full ten weeks of the Program; complete a research project pursued under the supervision of the staff; and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume at the end of the program.
Applications from from women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.
For more information, visit http://www.whoi.edu/education/gfd/gfd_fellowship.html
Grantsnet.org is a one-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education.
Health Services Dissertation Research Grants
- Agency: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
- Next Deadline: MAY 5 and November 15 (ANNUALLY)
Provide support to doctoral students in the social, medical, management, or health sciences for research in the organization, delivery, financing, or quality of health care services. Program is competitive and is aimed at stimulating small-scale, innovative studies on current issues and problems in health services delivery, and at encouraging new health services researchers. Awards are usually for one year and provide direct costs of up to $30,000. AHCPR makes 15 to 20 awards yearly. See http://www.ahcpr.gov:80/news/96016.htm
CFDA Number: 93.180
Contact: Dissertation Prgm. Coordinator, Office of Scientific Affairs
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research
Executive Office Center, Suite 400
2101 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852-4908
Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award
The goal of the program is to support research that best embodies Henry A. Murray’s commitment to the in-depth study of individuals in context, over time, and from a variety of perspectives. The dissertation topic should focus on some aspect of “the study of lives,” concentrating on issues in human development or personality for populations within the United States. The program will award four grants of up to $5,000 each. An advisor or committee must approve dissertation proposals before the grant application is submitted. For information on eligibility and the application process, go to www.radcliffe.edu/murray/grants/diss-hamurray.htm
Send proposals and other information to:
Grants Program Administrator
The Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award
The Henry A. Murray Research Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master’s degree in which the master’s degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study. The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
More information: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html.
Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award
The goal of the program is to support women graduate students studying girls’ or women’s psychological development. Proposals should focus on sex and gender differences or some developmental issue of particular concern to American girls or women. Any female student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a relevant field is eligible to apply. An advisor or committee must approve dissertation proposals before the grant application is submitted. For more information on eligibility and the application process, go to www.radcliffe.edu/murray/grants/diss-jhblock.htm
Send proposals and other information to:
Grants Program Administrator
The Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award
The Henry A. Murray Research Center
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program
This fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration. Eligibility requirements: Texas Resident; show financial need; are enrolled as graduate students in public affairs, public service or public administration; intend to work in Texas after completing their graduate students; and register for the selective Service or be exempt from this requirement. Awards are $2,000/year and the deadline is February 20.
For more information, please contact your academic dean or visit http://collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=404
Mellon Fellowships For Dissertation Research
The program offers approximately ten competitively awarded fellowships. Each provides a stipend of $1,600 per month for up to 12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $800 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $20,000.
Application forms and detailed information may be found under Fellowships at www.clir.org or requested by:
- phone: (202)939-4750
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post at the following address:
Council on Library and Information Resources
1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program
Application forms for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program, administered by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), are now available. The program provides summer internships throughout Texas. All recipients should be enrolled in environmental and/or science-related disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public health, or public administration. Interns work full time during the summer and are compensated at a minimum of $1,600 per month up to $2,800 per month based on college hours earned and salaries set by participating parties.
All application packages and supporting documents must be mailed to:
Mickey Leland Internship Program, MC 116
Human Resources & Staff Development Division
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
For more information regarding The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program, contact Debra Cyphers by email: email@example.com or call her at (512) 239-0159. Also visit this website http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/admin/employ/mickeyleland/ for more information.
L’Oreal Women in Science
The L’OREAL USA for Women in Science Fellowship programme will award five grants of $20,000 each to third and fourth year graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are pursuing studies and research in the Natural Sciences (biological and physical), Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics.
Five grants-stipends of $20,000 will be offered for one-year terms only. Candidates will be permitted to attain matching grants or supplemental fellowship grants. The U.S. Fellowships may not be deferred nor renewed.
Who is eligible: women in their third or fourth year of graduate studies, enrolled in a doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D., and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants also must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline for applications: November 1.
Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: $100,000 for five awards.
Amount of individual awards: $20,000 for one year.
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
For graduate study leading to research-based degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.Grants are awarded for $24,000 per year, up to three years. The program supports approximately 300 graduate students annually. NASA’s discipline scientists and technologists evaluate applications based upon academic transcripts, research proposals, Faculty Research Adviser’s recommendation, and the proposed utilization of NASA Center or university research facilities.
NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
This fellowship is intended for full-time graduate students in an effort to increase the number of women, minorities, and people with disabilities participating in the Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology fields. Students receive financial support, as well as exposure to role models and mentors from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The fellowship stipend will be $22,000 per 12-month tenure for Doctoral (i.e., Ph.D. or Sc.D.) fellows who have earned their Masters degree or its equivalent and $16,000 per 12-month tenure for Masters (i.e., M.S. or M.A.) fellows who have not earned their Masters degree or its equivalent. Equivalency generally refers to 2 years of full-time graduate study.
In addition to the funds for stipend payments, NASA provides the fellowship institution a cost of education allowance up to $8,500 per tenure year to offset tuition costs.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
HGJ Predoctoral Fellowship Program
C/o UNCF Special Programs Corporation
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
You can also visit the USACE website at www.usace.army.mil.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will award approximately 1,000 new Graduate Research Fellowships to support graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. The NSF contacts with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to support services for this prestigious fellowship program. The program includes stipends of $27,500 or more per year, plus additional money for tuition, for three years over a maximum of five years.
Please check the NSF web page for deadlines.
Apply in the Fall, review in winter, award in Spring.
Apply to :
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010
Telephone: (423) 241-4300
Fax: (423) 241-4513
Internet Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective fellowship applicants may request application materials via the Internet.
a. FastLane : http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov
b. NSF Web Site: http://www.nsf.gov/
Richard A. Herbert Memorial AWRA Scholarships
In 1980, AWRA established the Endowment-Memorial Fund to be used for the enhancement of education in water resources. The fund has since been renamed the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Educational Fund to honor Richard A. Herbert – a champion for water resources education- who passed away in 1994. In order to carry out his vision, AWRA (American Water Resources Association) is proud to announce the availability of $4,000 in scholarships derived from the proceeds of this fund.
Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources. In addition, one $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources.
For more information, visit the website: www.awra.org
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program
This competitive scholarship program supports and promotes innovative research or study that seeks to respond to today’s most pressing conservation issues. The Conservation Scholarship Program is designed to respond to many of the most significant challenges in fish, wildlife and plant conservation in the United States, whether it is the sustainable use of natural resources, including sportfish and game, recovery of an endangered species, or control of invasive exotic species, by providing scholarships to eligible graduate and undergraduate students who are poised to make a significant contribution to the field of conservation.
To be eligible for consideration, a student must be a United States citizen at least 21 years of age and enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States pursuing a graduate degree in environmental science, natural resource management, biology, public policy, geography, political science or related disciplines. Recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support at $10,000.
NOBCCHE Awards and Scholarships
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) annually recognizes outstanding minority graduate students by awarding deserving candidates who have made significant contributions to science and/or engineering research. We are seeking nominations for the following African-American Graduate Fellowship Awards:
- The Eastman Kodak Dr. Theophilus Sorrell Award, $13,500
- The Procter & Gamble Fellowship Award, $17,000
- The Dow Chemical Company Award, $10,000
- The GlaxoSmithKline Dr. Lendon N. Pridgen Award, $25,000
- The E.I. Dupont Award, $10,000
Qualifications and Requirements
- Current candidate in a Ph.D. program for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Life Sciences
- Completed application form
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools
- Research description (one page)
- Career objective (one page)
- U.S. citizenship
Download the application. Go to http://www.nobcche.org/, select Tools and Resources, then Awards and Fellowships. Applications are due in mid-December.
Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
RPSEA is a non-profit corporation supporting research related to exploration, production, and transportation of natural gas resources, and to energy industries. Doctoral students in chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, geophysics, marine biology, mathematics, and physics may apply for stipends of $30,000.
Deadlines in November. See http://www.rpsea.org/ for information and application materials.
Sea Grant/National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowship
These fellowships, established in 1999, provide support for two or three years to students who are interested in careers related to 1) the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status, and 2) the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. The goals of the Program are to: encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in population dynamics and stock assessment methodology or marine resource economics; increase available expertise related to those fields; foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NMFS; and provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development.
Visit the website for information and application forms: www.seagrant.noaa.gov/funding/rfp.html
Sigma Xi Research Awards
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years.
The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for astronomy or vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellowships
The STRI, in the Republic of Panama, offers 10-week summer fellowships and 3- or 12-month predoctoral fellowships. Application deadline is January 15.
Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Fellowship Awards
The Graduate Student Fellowship Awards are provided by generous sponsors including Covance and Novartis Corporation and are open to student members of the SOT engaged in full-time graduate study towards a Ph.D. degree in toxicology. The major professor must be a SOT member. The Education Committee’s evaluation is based primarily on originality of the dissertation research productivity, relevance to toxicology, scholastic achievement and letters of recommendation. Finalists are interviewed at the Annual Meeting and receive travel support.
Award amounts vary. See http://www.toxicology.org/ai/af/awards.aspx for more information. Deadlines in October.
SOT also provides several student travel scholarships.
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship for Environmental Public Policy
Each year the Foundation awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year.
Visit the website to download the application: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
Application deadline is in February.
UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
Each award of up to $52,000 consists of:
- Fellowship stipend up to $42,000
- Department grant up to $10,000
To be considered for the UNCF.Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships, applicants must be:
- African American (Black, non-Hispanic)
- Enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral program in the life or physical sciences
- Engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing dissertation research
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Submitted applications must be postmarked by December 15th.
Jerry L. Bryant, Ph.D.
UNCF/Merck Science Initiative
United Negro College Fund
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
PO Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511
Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship in Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology’s Education Board is accepting application for the Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship. Candidates must be formally admitted and have successfully completed the first year as a doctoral candidate in the microbiological sciences in an accredited U.S. institution. First year students cannot apply. The stipend is $19,000 per year for three years.
Applications and other information are available at http://www.asm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6278
If you have any questions, contact:
Coordinator, Student Programs
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 942-9283
Fax: (202) 942-9329
Welder Wildlife Foundation Fellowships in Wildlife Ecology and Related Areas
As a private foundation WWF’s purpose and operation remain unhindered by outside political or institutional pressures. Many other research organizations conducting land management research exist across the state and nation, but no other organization has dedicated itself solely to conducting wildlife research in the midst of a ranching operation and an active oil field.
The Foundation’s headquarters and 7800-acre wildlife refuge are located 35 miles north of Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Tamaulipan Biotic Province in a transitional area between the Gulf Prairies and Marshes and the Rio Grande Plains vegetation areas.
Applicants’ research interests must relate to wildlife management & conservation or a closely related area.
Scholarships are awarded directly to properly accredited U.S. colleges or universities for bona fide graduate students who are approved candidates for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, after project proposals have been submitted to and approved by the Foundation. To be eligible for financial support, a student must have a minimum GRE score of 1100 (verbal plus quantitative) and a “B” average in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate work.
Scholarships for full-time students amount to $1300 per month for M.S. candidates and $1400 per month for Ph.D. candidates, such amounts to cover living costs, tuition, fees and books. Applications are due October 1.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
- Funding Organization: Biomedical Engineering Society (which maintains the Whitaker Foundation’s archives)
- Next Deadline: FEBRUARY 2009
According to the Whitacker International Fellows and Scholars program web site:
Biomedical engineers can use the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program to go overseas to help further their careers, and the field of BME. Potential overseas activities could include:
- Conducting research at an academic institution
- Interning at a policy institute
- Establishing ties between home and host institutions
- Pursuing post-doctoral research
Please visit the program web site for more information: http://www.whitaker.org/
Information Contact: Vijay Renganathan Program Manager
212 984 5442
Science.gov portal to fellowship opportunities: http://www.science.gov/internships/graduate.html