Students have access to a myriad of external funding opportunities to help support their graduate education and research at Georgetown. Below is a list of some of the funding sources available. The external funding opportunities are organized based on their application deadline. Please read each entry carefully to determine eligibility and application requirements.

Opportunity Requirements

American Psychological Association Predoctoral Fellowship in mental health and Substance abuse services (MHSAS)

Funded by a grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MFP has created the Predoctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Fellowship to support the training of practitioners in behavioral health services and prevention. This fellowship program is designed for students in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology doctoral students whose training prepares them for careers in behavioral health services.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy

Branco Weiss Fellowship

The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a postdoc program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects anywhere in the world, for up to five years. A Branco Weiss Fellow is expected to work on a research project, which blazes new trails and profits from the unique freedom offered by the fellowship. A successful fellow also demonstrates the willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political, or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline. The Branco Weiss Fellowship is open to researchers at postdoctoral level in all disciplines.

  • Postdoctoral students

Children's Tumor Foundation: Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA), CTF’s longest running award program, provides funding for two years to early-career NF researchers, helping them to get established as independent investigators. Initiated over 30 years ago, the main function of the YIA program is to serve as a ‘seeding mechanism’ for researchers to secure larger grants, such as from NIH and CDMRP NFRP. Several former YIAs are now leaders in the NF research and clinical communities. In fact, CTF’s ‘seeding’ of the NF field with new talent has been hailed as a key reason for rapid advancements in NF research in recent years.

  • Either postdoctoral fellow or graduate student
  • Affiliated with laboratory of senor researcher who sponsors application

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program

This fellowship is for exceptional undergraduate seniors, first year graduate students, and those matriculating into a PhD program, planning full-time study toward a PhD in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences with emphasis in high performance computing. Recipients receive full tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, a yearly stipend, matching funds for a computer workstation, yearly academic allowance, yearly conferences, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration

Fellowship supports graduate students planning full-time study for a PhD in areas of interest to stewartship science areas such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Benefits include yearly stipend, payment of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study at any US university, and a yearly academic allowance for professional development.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Full time PhD students

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program 

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will become leaders in academic research and inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. Fellows will receive funding through their academic institution for postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding during their early career years as independent faculty. The program provides opportunities for career development, including mentoring and networking with others in the HHMI scientific community.

  • Underrepresented Background in Life Sciences
  • PhD or MD Equivalent
  • No More Than 12 Months Postdoctoral Research Experience

Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences established the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellow will work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology. The focus of the work will be on one or more of the ongoing projects under the Academy's Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology to which the Hellman Fellow will contribute substantively.

  • Must be Eligible to Work in the US
  • Have a PhD prior to September 2019

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Fellowships are available to students in any discipline entering their senior undergraduate year, or to any candidate for a PhD who has completed all requirements for that degree by January 31. Post doctoral students are not eligible for consideration. International students may apply if they are already enrolled in a university located in the United States and if they will be in the United States by July preceding the fall semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled. Grants include a stipend; they are for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • International Students

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

This is an external fellowship. Each graduate program may submit one nomination and accompany application materials to the ODGE for consideration in the internal MIT competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship. The ODGE will evaluate, select, and submit three applications for nomination to the Liebmann Trust on behalf of MIT. The fields of eligibility include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).

  • US Citizens
Opportunity Requirements

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure a diverse pool of highly-trained health services researchers is available to address the research mission and priorities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Full-time student in good standing
  • Completed all non-dissertation requirements for doctoral degree
  • Not a recipient of mentored career development award

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (NIDA)

The goal of this program is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse.

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
Opportunity Requirements

Dissertation Fellowship in the Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Foundations of Language"

To advance the scientific education of graduate students by promoting attendance at academic conferences and research forums. Travel grant winners are selected the semester before the trip is taken, but awards will not be distributed until after receipts are submitted.

  • Nominated Doctoral Candidate
  • Enrolled at a US institution

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GRF-STEM) program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in topic areas that are relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

  • Doctoral Student
  • Dissertation relevant to addressing challenges of crime and/or fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in US

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Social and Behavioral Sciences

The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. This program provides awards to accredited academic institutions to support graduate research leading to doctoral degrees in areas that are relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the effective administration of criminal justice in the United States. Of particular interest is research on issues deemed critical by the U.S. Department of Justice

  • Doctoral Student
  • Dissertation research has demonstrable implications for addressing public safety, crime, and/or fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in US

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (March 15)

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering.

  • N/A
Opportunity Requirements

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) For Individual Predoctoral Fellowships

The purpose of the predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes during the tenure of the award. The Kirschstein-NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows will provide up to five years of support for research training which leads to the PhD or equivalent research degree, the combined MD/PhD degree, or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences. The link above will show you the Parent F31. Applicants should carefully note which NIH Institutes and Centers participate in the announcement and view their respective areas of research interest and requirements at the Table of IC-Specific Information, Requirements and Staff Contacts website.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents

Society for Neuroscience Scholars Program

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Building on a 30 year history, the program supports annual travel awards, mentoring, and the professional development of up to 18 candidates known as NSP Fellows.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Resident
Opportunity Requirements

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure a diverse pool of highly-trained health services researchers is available to address the research mission and priorities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Full-time student in good standing
  • Completed all non-dissertation requirements for doctoral degree
  • Not a recipient of mentored career development award

American Society for Microbiology: Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is for highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences by encouraging students to continue and complete their research project.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • From underrepresented group in the microbiological sciences

Society for Neuroscience Scholars Program

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a two-year training program open to underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Building on a 30 year history, the program supports annual travel awards, mentoring, and the professional development of up to 18 candidates known as NSP Fellows.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Resident

The Mistletoe Research Fellowship

The Mistletoe Research Fellowship fosters the development of new competencies in postdoctoral scholars and advanced PhD candidates (with permission) by offering unrestricted research funding and professional development training which includes entrepreneurial collaboration. All Mistletoe Fellows participate in two programs designed to build skills that will help Fellows to succeed and work more effectively with outside collaborators, whether they seek industry careers or remain in academia. In the pilot year (2018-2019), up to 39 competitive fellowships will be available to postdoctoral fellows and advanced PhD candidates at a small cohort of partner universities (this includes Georgetown!)

Mistletoe Fellows will receive a $10k unrestricted grant for their own research activities, including conference travel. Click here for more information, or click here to apply.

  • Postdoc participants must remain full-time postdoctoral fellows throughout the 2018-2019 academic calendar year.
  • PhD candidates should be "all but dissertation" and maintain full-time student status with stipend support for the duration of the 2018-2019 academic calendar year.
  • Fellowships are open to most STEM fields and some fields of Social Science.
Opportunity Requirements

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (NIDA)

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more freedom in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research. The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school. The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research opportunities on the basis of the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents

F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

The F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, supports d issertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods. Proposed research should be compatible with Dr. McGuigan's overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

 

  • Completed Doctoral Candidacy at a Canadian or US Institution

FWW Fellowship Awards (June 20)

FWW’s $5,000 Fellowship Awards through the Foundation for Women's Wellness, recognize and support MD/PhD candidates or graduates pursuing fellowship or specialty training and working on research in women’s health. This award goes directly to the individual awardee to acknowledge and support her/his academic, training and research success and pursuits. It is awarded in relation to the following priority areas:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Leading female cancers
  • Hormones’ role in disease and stage-of-life health concerns
  • Diseases or health concerns that disproportionately afflict women
  • Exploration of gender differences related to the aforementioned topics
  • FWW supports basic, clinical, or epidemiological lines of inquiry only; sociological or population-related research not eligible.
  • Applicant's research must take place/be conducted at a U.S.-based medical institution;
  • Applicants must have a social security number;
  • Only complete, qualified online applications will be considered.

James S. McDonnell Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems (June 26)

The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems provides fellowships to students completing doctoral training in the multidisciplinary field of complex systems science. The JSMF Fellowship is intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree more freedom in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research. The program, following review of applications, provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” that the student can use in negotiating with potential postdoctoral training institutions while the student is in the final phase of graduate school. The JSMF Fellowship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research opportunities on the basis of the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex systems science.

  • Must Not Have PhD Awarded
  • Trained in Complex Systems Science
Opportunity Requirements

AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

  • MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

  • Postdoctoral Student

Professional Heart Daily: Predoctoral Fellowship

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated 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 cardiovascular health. AHA awards are open to the array of aspiring academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, etc.).

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • International Students
  • Post-baccalaureate student
  • International Students
  • AHA professional member
Opportunity Requirements

AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure a diverse pool of highly-trained health services researchers is available to address the research mission and priorities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Full-time student in good standing
  • Completed all non-dissertation requirements for doctoral degree
  • Not a recipient of mentored career development

National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program Fellowship

The NBBTP offers two-year Masters and post-doctoral fellowships at the NIH Bethesda Campus providing a rare opportunity to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Fellowships provide an extraordinary learning environment and rigorous program including academic training, experiential learning, mentorship, developmental assignments, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities.

  • Postmasters/Doctoral Student
Opportunity Requirements

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise in in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field.

  • PhD Awarded in Past 6 Years
  • Hold tenure track position

The PhRMA Foundation Fellowships

Pre doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellowships in multiple categories including Informatics, Health Outcomes, and Pharmacology/Toxicology and many more.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
Opportunity Requirements

Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity from the National Institute of Aging (NIA)

The purpose of this program is to provide dissertation awards in all areas of research within NIA’s strategic priorities to increase diversity of the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions.

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Will enhance national diversity (see posting for more details)

ASPET Washington Fellows Program (October 20)

The mission of the ASPET Washington Fellows Program is to enable developing and early career scientists interested in science policy to learn about and become more engaged in public policy issues. Fellows will develop an understanding of how public policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. help shape and impact science policy, such as funding for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies. Fellows will also learn how to advocate effectively on Capitol Hill and in their home districts. This program will help fellows develop the skills and insights to become future leaders in science.

  • Residing in the US and working or studying at a US institution
  • ASPET member in goodstanding

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (NIDA) (October 16)

The goal of this program is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse.

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

Providing unique financial and fellowship support to the nation's most remarkable PhD students in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • First year graduate students

Fulbright Scholarship Program for US Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

  • US Citizens

Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship

We believe that discoveries and application of innovations in biology for the public's good depends upon the training and support of the highest quality young scientists. Every year our selection committee of renowned scientists identify the top 5% of applicants from an international pool of more than 1000 postdoctoral applicants. Once chosen, the LSRF collaborates with current and potential sponsors to match them with fellows with similar research interests. In 2018, twenty-six of these remarkable young scientists were matched with sponsors to support their research. Yet even now many excellent scientists remain unfunded.

  • Postdoctoral students

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study at a graduate school. They need not be US citizens. Dissertation topics must concern education, and all pre-dissertation requirements must be completed by June 1 of the academic year prior to support.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • International Students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. 

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Fellowships offer support for up to two years in any academic discipline or professional field, and provide a stipend and partial tuition. Applicants must be a senior in a bachelor’s program or a first or second-year graduate student, and have status as a “New American”: the holder of a Green Card; a naturalized citizen; or the child of two naturalized citizen parents.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
Opportunity Requirements

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits and industry to serve the nation and the world.

  • Doctoral Level Degree
  • US Citizen

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure a diverse pool of highly-trained health services researchers is available to address the research mission and priorities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Full-time student in good standing
  • Completed all non-dissertation requirements for doctoral degree
  • Not a recipient of mentored career development award

American Association of University Women: American Fellowships

American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

  • Women
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents

American Association of University Women: International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by November 15, 2018, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year.

  • Women
  • International Students

American Epilepsy Society: Predoctoral Research Fellowship

Open to students pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy-relevant theme under a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research.

  • Full Time PhD Student
  • Conduct Research within US

APS Student Grant Competition

The APS Student Caucus provides a funding source for APS Student Affiliates to conduct research that currently is in its initial development. The APSSC Student Grant Competition offers partial financial support for various research expenses (e.g., the purchase of research materials) prior to data collection. Up to three awards ($500 each) will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards ($300 each) will be available to undergraduate student affiliates. Research proposals in all areas of psychological science are welcome.

  • Current APS Student Affiliates

Cosmos Scholars

The program provides grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, and the like. Specifically excluded are general financial support, tuition, and living expenses (except in connection with supported travel). The Cosmos Club Foundation has presented Cosmos Scholars awards (originally called Young Scholars Awards) annually* since 1998, with the invaluable assistance of the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area for the years 1998-2007. Over the years, the program, now named the Cosmos Scholars Grant Program, has provided over 300 grants to graduate students at local Washington-area universities. .

  • Enrolled full or part time in program leading to graduate degree at select D.C. area institutions
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Graduate Women in Science Fellowship

GWIS Fellowships are intended to provide supplemental funding to women scientists conducting research in the natural sciences. The major component of the research can be either applied or basic. Fellowships amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • Women Holding a Degree from a Recognized Institution of Higher Learning

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • from underrepresented group in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees For Minorities In Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers mentoring workshops, graduate research orientation workshops, summer internships with a sponsoring company, and student development seminars. Level of support varies by fellowship program.

  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Underrepresented Groups

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students

This program occurs every year and is funded by NIH (NCMHD). Minority students enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, PhD, MD or other Master's or Doctoral programs are eligible for the program. Interns will work on research projects for 12 weeks under the guidance of prominent international scientists in one of the countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

  • Underrepresented Background
  • GPA 3.0 or Higher
  • US Citizen, US Permanent Resident
  • Non-citizen National

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Fellowships offer support for up to two years in any academic discipline or professional field, and provide stipend and partial tuition. Applicants must be a senior in a bachelor’s program or a first or second year graduate student, and have status as a “New American”: the holder of a Green Card; a naturalized citizen; or the child of two naturalized citizen parents.

  • US Citizens
  • New American Status
Opportunity Requirements

AAI Public Policy Fellows Program

The PPFP provides postdoctoral fellows and other junior scientists, including assistant professors, who are committed to a career in biomedical research with the opportunity to learn about and participate in the public policy and legislative activities of AAI. Up to 10 Fellows are selected to participate annually. Fellows serve from May 1st of their selection year to April 30th of the following year.

  • Postdoctoral students

American Lung Association: Awards and Grants

The goals of the Awards and Grants Programs are to foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors and to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research.

  • US Citizen
  • Non-US Citizen with Appropriate Visa
  • Employed by a Non-Profit Institution

APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant (December 5)

The intent of this grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience and are APAGS members are eligible to submit. Funds for this $1,000 scholarship must be used to support the proposed research. This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation, or other research.

  • Graduate Student Members of APAGS
  • Enrolled at least Half Time

Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards

ASF is inviting applications for Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. In the past four years, ASF has funded over $1.1 million in pre- and post-doctoral grants.

  • Predoctoral: must be enrolled, and in good standing, in a program leading to a research doctorate
  • Med School Gap Year: must be enrolled at a medical school
  • Postdoctoral: must have completed doctoral/medical degree and have been accepted as postdoctoral fellow in a program

Ford Foundation Fellowship

These fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

  • US Citizens
  • US nationals
  • US permanent residents
  • Political asylees and refugees

Grass Fellowship

Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, support a summer-long investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.

  • Early Investigators

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The NDSEG fellowship of the US Department of Defense is intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study for doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological and engineering sciences. Open to US citizens only, it is a three-year award with stipend plus full tuition and fees.

  • US Citizens
  • Undergraduate seniors to 1st/2nd year PhD students

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program

Through this scholarship program, academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense receive funding for full tuition, related educational fees, and living expenses and are then placed in civilian laboratory positions upon graduation. The program is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

  • US Citizens
  • Permanent Residents
Opportunity Requirements

Autism Speaks: Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowshipsl

Autism Speaks has a long history of launching highly successful careers in autism research through its pre- and postdoctoral fellowship programs. We have seen how powerfully these fellowships can expand, deepen and direct the field of autism research in ways that can improve lives today and deliver a spectrum of innovative solutions in the years ahead. Autism Speaks’ research fellowships support groundbreaking research by early career investigators, under the guidance of the field’s leaders.

Graduate Language Scholarship

Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Effective Fall semester 2010 the Graduate School will provide tuition scholarships to graduate students in Main Campus programs who need to develop language skills for their research or to meet proficiency requirements. On the recommendation of the student's Director of Graduate Studies, a scholarship will be provided to cover enrollment in one approved language course per semester.

  • Masters or PhD Student

National Academies of Sciences Graduate Fellowship

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 21st year, is a 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. A program designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government.

  • Attending or Graduated from a Graduate or Higher Institution
  • US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
  • Non-US Citizens with Appropriate Visa

UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation

This initiative is dedicated to supporting the training and development of world-class African American biomedical scientists to achieve the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity.

  • African American 3rd or 4th Year Graduate Student
  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident