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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Dec. 1 – Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

Funding for graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines. The program provides full tuition, a stipend, and future employment at the U.S. Department of Defense. Click here for more information.

Dec. 1 -  NY Public Library Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Scholars-in-Residence Program offers both long-term and short-term fellowships designed to support and encourage top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, and culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, as well as to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among scholars and writers in residence at the Schomburg Center. Open to postdoctoral and independent researchers.  Click here for more information.

Dec. 6 (Dissertation and Postdoctoral) & 13 (Predoctoral) – Ford Foundation Fellowships 

The foundation seeks 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. Click here for more information.

Dec. 7 – National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships 

Three-year fellowships for individuals who have demonstrated the ability and aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Graduate students applying must have completed no more than two years of full-time study. Click here for more information.

Dec. 8 – NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (F30, F31, F31 Diversity, F32) 

The grants support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual fellowships. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

  • Application deadlines are Apr. 8, Aug. 8, and Dec. 8 annually. 
  • AIDS and AIDS-related application deadlines apply. Deadlines are May 7, Sept. 7, and Jan. 7 annually.
Dec. 17 - Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers 4 awards for graduate students in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology for 4 years.  This scholarship particularly encourages female and minority students to apply. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need. Click here for more information.

Dec. 31 - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women's History

The two recipients of this fellowship should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unique part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 5, 2019 and June 29, 2020. Click here for more information.

Jan. 4 – NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

This award is to identify and encourage outstanding graduate students who have a strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers, and then to facilitate their successful transition to postdoctoral positions. This is a limited submission opportunity and requires a pre-application to be submitted to Office of Graduate Studies.   Click here for more information.

Jan. 7 – Switzer Fellowship Program

The Switzer Foundation offers one-year fellowshi

ps to graduate students in New England or California whose studies and career goals are directed towards environmental improvement and who demonstrate leadership in their field. Click here for more information.

Jan. 8 - Chateaubriand Fellowship

This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months. Fellowships are offered in either the STEM fields or the Humanities and Social Sciences. Click here for more information.

Jan. 9  – Western SARE Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture

Western SARE funds projects that are relevant to producers and provide readily adaptable technologies and information that advance sustainable agriculture in the western region.  Click here for more information.

Jan. 15 - NSF Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. CA provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects designed and carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge. Click here for more information.

Jan. 30 – Boren Fellowships

The program provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. Funding for up to one year of study. STEM applicants encouraged. Click here for more information.

Feb. 1 – Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students who will complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. Questions that interest the foundation include violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. Click here for more information.  

Feb. 1 – American Center of Oriental Research Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

These awards are made possible through CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers) and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Fellowships are for research in Jordan. Click here for more information.  

Feb. 15 - UC Davis TL1 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Research Training Program

This program is part of a fully integrated approach by the UC Davis CTSC to advance research education and training for multidisciplinary, clinical and translational investigators working to improve human health. The overall goal of the TL1 program is to provide pre-doctoral medical students and basic-science students with skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health.  The CTSC-TL1 training program is expected to strongly advantage scholars in preparing for successful careers in translational research. Graduate students pursuing health related research are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.