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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Mar. 21 – Islamic Scholarship Fund

The Islamic Scholarship Fund's mission is to address the underrepresentation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. To support this mission 40-45 scholarships will be awarded annually ranging in amount from $3,000 to $10,000 each. Master's and doctoral students may apply. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The scholarships are renewable. Visit the ISF website for more information.

Mar. 30 – Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Program

The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. One year of dissertation support is provided. Applicants should self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities. Grants are up to $25,000 each. Visit the Microsoft website for more information.  

Mar. 30 – UCHRI Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020–21

The scholarship will be awarded to one or more regularly-enrolled, full-time UC graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences working on a medicine-focused dissertation project. The $20,000 award is intended to help students complete the writing of their dissertations by providing a monthly stipend that supports living expenses, research-related costs, and partial school fees, if necessary. Visit the UCHRI website for more information.


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

NIH NRSA awards support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowship provides a stipend and partial tuition and fee support. There are three deadlines annually: Apr. 8, Aug. 8, and Dec. 8. Visit the National Institutes of Health website to learn more. 

  • There are three AIDS and AIDS-related project deadlines annually on May 7, Sept. 7, and Jan. 7.

Apr. 15 – National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The multiyear fellowships support doctoral students engaged in research aligned with NIJ's mission: improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. Applicants from any field may apply but the dissertation research must have demonstrable relevance to preventing and controlling crime, and/or ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice, in the United States. The fellowship provides a stipend of $35,000, a cost of education allowance of $12,000, and up to $3,000 for research expenses for up to three years. Visit the NIJ website to learn more.  

April 15 – NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

The award supports the pre- to post-doctoral transition of diverse graduate students. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers. For the F99/K00 award, individuals may receive up to 6 years combined support for both phases, which includes up to 2 years in the F99 fellowship phase and up to 4 years in the K00 career development phase. Visit the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for more information. 

Apr. 15 – Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-term Fellowships

Funding is available for short-term research, up to three months, at the STRI in Panama. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars may apply. Fellowships provide a stipend, research allowance, and round-trip airfare. Four deadlines annually: Jan. 15, Apr. 15, July 15, and Oct. 15. Visit the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute website for more information. 


May 1 – Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, Post-PhD Research Grants, and Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. Visit the Wenner-Gren Foundation website for more information. 

May 1 – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Dissertation Grants (R36)

Applicants must propose dissertation projects that focus on health care delivery in the U.S. and are encouraged to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations. Visit the AHRQ website for more information.

May 6 – DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Funding for graduate students to complete dissertation research at DOE laboratories. Research projects may range from three to twelve months. New this year are four transdisciplinary research areas: Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. Applications in this area are strongly encouraged. Visit the SCGSR program website for more information.

May 28 – Livermore Graduate Scholar Program

The program is intended to recruit new scientific and engineering talent to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Ph.D. students are granted appointments of up to four years to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis. Students will spend a minimum of 50% of the calendar year at LLNL and receive a highly competitive salary. Visit the LLNL website for more information.