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Funding Opportunities

You can find last month’s list, with more opportunities, here

Announcements

  • Apply to Participate in the UA Student Showcase
  • Let us know if you are interested in the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FH DDRA) Fellowship

 

General Funding Opportunities

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy and Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Dartmouth College Dissertation Fellowships for Underrepresented Scholars
  • EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program
  • Norway-American Association Scholarships
  • Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Summer Internship Program
  • Smithsonian Minority Visiting Students

 

Funding in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate Scholarships
  • Argonne Laboratory-Graduate Programs
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Educational Testing Service’s Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students
  • National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Ruth L. Kirschstein
  • National Institutes of Health Summer Internships Program in Biomedical Research
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – John A Knauss Marie Policy Fellowship
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Sea Grant Fellowships
  • Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • National Academies Research Associateship Program
  • Open Society Fellowship
  • Wellcome Trust Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

 

 

Announcements

 

Apply to Participate in the UA Student Showcase

Around one hundred students participate in this exhibition of undergraduate and graduate scholarship demonstrating the wide spectrum of University student research projects. Student Showcase offers students a significant forum for communicating the importance of their research to the broader University of Arizona community. Categories include: Community & Society, Creative Expression, Education, and Research. Over 15,000 in prizes will be awarded!

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: January 30

Website: http://gpsc.arizona.edu/student-showcase 

 

Let us know if you are interested in the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FH DDRA) Fellowship

The purpose of the FH DDRA fellowship is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by supporting full-time dissertation research abroad. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas:  Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere. Research in Western Europe and the U.S. and its territories is not supported by this grant. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For more information on the fellowship: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html   

Please let us know if you are interested: https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad-interest-form 

You can also learn about applying to the FH DDRA in an information session:

When: Tuesday, January 18, 2017

Where: University Services Building Room 214

 

General Funding Opportunities

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy and Graduate Fellowship Program

The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in public policy.

The Graduate Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned a graduate degree or higher related to a chosen policy issue area within three years of program start date unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in public policy. This program focuses specifically on the areas of: Higher Education, Secondary Education, Health, Housing, Law, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This unique fellowship program seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills, and increase the presence of Latinos in public policy areas.

Citizenship: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer

Deadline: February 3 and 10

Website: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/  

 

Dartmouth College Dissertation Fellowships for Underrepresented Scholars

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Cesar Chavez/Charles A. Eastman/Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching. The goal of the Chavez/Eastman/Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity. Fellows may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum.

Citizenship: US citizen

Deadline: February 1

Website: https://graduate.dartmouth.edu/admissions-financial-aid/eastmanmarshall-dissertation-fellowship 

 

EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and postdoctoral graduates to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) research and administrative projects at multiple EPA laboratories and research centers.

Citizenship: Must be able to work legally in the US

Deadline: See specific opportunities

Website: http://www.orau.org/epa/default.aspx 

 

Norway-American Association Scholarships

The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support for Americans to study in Norway. By supporting post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States we hope to bring the two countries closer. By awarding scholarships to American students or researchers, knowledge and understanding will increase, and it will strengthen the ties of friendship between the two countries. Fellowships are offered to Americans and Norwegians for a year of graduate, post-doctoral, or professional study/research.

Citizenship: USA

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Website: http://noram.no/en/scholarship-americans/

 

Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Summer Internship Program

Our Summer Internship Program offers an opportunity to gain work experience in a wide variety of disciplines. Interns learn firsthand about the historic artifacts and archival materials housed in the Museum and study the scientific and technological advances they represent. Each year, positions are available in a variety of Museum areas such as aircraft restoration, aviation or space history, planetary science, collections management, web and new media, exhibit and graphic design, public relations, budget and finance, architecture and engineering, and education. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Website: http://airandspace.si.edu/research/internships/ 

 

Smithsonian Minority Visiting Students

Through the Minority Student Awards Program the Office of Fellowships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.  Visiting Student Awards are available for currently enrolled advanced graduate students.  Visiting Students pursue independently designed research projects in association with Smithsonian staff.  Students should contact the Office of Fellowships for application information.

Deadlines: February 1 (for Summer and Fall); October 1 (for Spring)

Website: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/minority-awards-program/ 

 

Funding in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate Scholarships

To help support promising future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs related to aerospace. Our goal is to help attract top science and engineering students to aerospace field, to provide high-visibility recognition of these students and their work, to furnish financial assistance to aerospace students, and to assure the availability of the talented professionals the aerospace industry will need in the years ahead.

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Website: http://www.aiaa.org/scholarships/ 

 

Argonne Laboratory-Graduate Programs

Argonne supports graduate students in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers by providing educational and scientific opportunities throughout the graduate school experience. The lab supports three distinct programs – guest graduate, thesis parts and laboratory graduate.

Eligibility: Varies. Some open to international students

Deadline: Varies (between February 1 – March 1)

Website: http://www.anl.gov/education/graduates 

 

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with limited graduate study

Deadline: January 18

Website: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/  

 

Educational Testing Service’s Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about the project at the conclusion of the internship. The internship is carried out in the ETS offices in Princeton, N.J., in one of two research areas: Validity (Design and Development; Fairness; Score Meaning, Interpretation and Reporting; Consequences) and Games, Simulation & Collaboration.

Eligibility: Unspecified

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Website: http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/summer  

 

National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. The training plan should document the need for, and the anticipated value of, the proposed mentored research and training in relationship to the individual’s research career goals. The training plan should also facilitate the fellow’s transition to the next stage of his/her research career.

Citizenship: By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence

Deadlines: April 13, August 13, December 13

Website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/training/programs/predoctoral/nrsa-diversity-parent-f31.htm

 

National Institutes of Health Summer Internships Program in Biomedical Research

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.

Citizenship: U.S citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: March 1 (January 15 for a separate but related Graduate Research Opportunity)

Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip  

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – John A Knauss Marie Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Executive fellowships will allow you to see the inner workings of how Federal regulations and policies are developed and implemented. Legislative fellowship appointments are in an office in the Senate or House, in a Personal (i.e. Member of Congress) or Committee office, and in a Republican or Democratic office.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Sea Grant Fellowships

In 1999, NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a Graduate Fellowship Program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics. Ph.D. candidates interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen

Deadline: January 27, 2017

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx 

 

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE disbursed over 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000. 

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: February 15

Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

National Academies Research Associateship Program

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website.  Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. 

Citizenship: Depends on position

Deadline: Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/   

 

Open Society Fellowship

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Website: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship   

 

Wellcome Trust Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

This scheme provides researchers from low- and middle-income countries - who are at an early stage in the establishment of their research careers - with opportunities for research experience and high-quality research training in public health and tropical medicine. Research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either human or animal) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory-based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered under this scheme. This fellowship is part of a series of career awards aimed at building sustainable capacity in areas of research that have the potential for increasing health benefits for people and their livestock in low- and middle-income countries.

Citizenship: Must be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country (see website)

Eligibility: National of a low or middle income country

Deadline: May 8, 2017 (preliminary application)

Website: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/training-fellowships-public-health-and-tropical-medicine  

 

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Last updated 12 Jan 2017