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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Nov. 5 – NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

These multi-year awards will support student-developed space technology research projects. Projects should propose new and innovative space technologies critical for our Nation to meet its goals to explore and understand the Earth, our solar system, and the universe. A $36,000 stipend, full tuition and fees, and a travel allowance are provided. U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. Click here for more information.   

Nov. 5 – Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research 

Up to one year of support for graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences conducting dissertation research on non-U.S. topics. Seventy fellowships are awarded annually and provide support for nine to twelve months of support. The average fellowship is $23,000. Click here for more information.

Nov. 5 – The Explorers Club Student Grants

The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. Graduate students and new postdoctoral scholars may apply for funding for exploration and field research. The average grant is $2,500. Click here for more information.    

Nov. 8 – UCGHI’s GloCal Health Fellowships

This fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with interdisciplinary education and training in research designed to improve health for international populations.  GloCal is recruiting people interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other priority research areas such as women's health, planetary health and non-communicable diseases.  Open to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Click here for more information.

Nov. 11 – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the fields of Earth and environmental sciences. Researchers at the Observatory work to understand the dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems, from the core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth’s interactions with human society. Fellows are supported for 24 months and provide a $7,500 research allowance and an annual salary of $67,000. Click here for more information. 

Nov. 14 – Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (LOI due date)

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program funds projects that enhance the understanding of tobacco use, prevention and cessation, the social, economic and policy-related aspects of tobacco use, and tobacco-related diseases in California. Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships provide funding for up to three years. Full proposals are due January 23. Click here for more information.

Nov. 14 – DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program      

The program provides funding to outstanding U.S. doctoral students in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences to conduct thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility. The funding provides a stipend and transportation expenses. Click here for more information.

Nov. 15 – AAUW International Fellowships

Fellowships support women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research in the U.S. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellowship amount is $18,000 (master’s), $20,000 (doctoral), or $30,000 (postdoctoral). Click here for more information.

Nov. 15 – AAUW Career Development Grants

The grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work. Click here for more information.

Nov. 15 – Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The fellowship supports Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern, at U.S. institutions who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2020-2021. This one-year award provides $25,000. Click here for more information.

Nov. 15 – Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded to women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. International students are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Nov. 19 – Critical Language Scholarship Program

The scholarship provides funding for eight to ten weeks of intensive language study abroad over the summer. Instruction is offered in fifteen languages including Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Korean, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Click here for more information.

Nov. 20 – NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The fellowship provides $70,000 to support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods, however, proposals to fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs will not be funded. Click here for more information.


Dec. 1 – AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low: Architecture, Computer/information sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics/statistics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Click here for more information.

Dec. 3 – DOD Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship  

The scholarship-for-service program provides funding to bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing in STEM disciplines. Students receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, and summer internships at DOD labs and agencies. After graduation scholars work in a civilian position at the sponsoring facility. Citizens of the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom may apply. Click here for more information.

Dec. 5 – Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership, and academic background. Recipients will recieve $10,000 and attend the annual Google Scholars Retreat to network with fellow scholars and Googlers, and participate in development workshops. Click here for more information.

Dec. 6 – NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Scholarships support students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archeology, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines.  The scholarship provides a stipend, education allowance, and travel support.  Master's students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need. Click here for more information.

Dec. 6 – National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Fellowships provide full tuition and fees; a stipend of $38,400, and a $5,000 travel budget. Up to 500 three-year graduate fellowships will be awarded. U.S. citizens, nationals, and dual-citizens may apply. Applicants must be in the first or second year of doctoral study. Click here for more information.

Dec. 8 – NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual NRSA Fellowships (F30, F31, F31 Diversity, F32)

NIH NRSA awards support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships. Click here for more information.

Dec. 10 & 17 – 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. Dissertation and Postdoctoral fellowship applications are due Dec. 10; Predoctoral fellowship applications are due Dec. 17. Click here for more information.

Dec. 16 – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant

The grant supports scientists engaged in pediatric cancer research during their fellowship training or early in their research careers. The three-year award provides $50,000 each year. This is a mentored award and a research mentor with a track record in pediatric oncology must be identified at the time of application. Click here for more information.  

Dec. 20 – Delta Science Fellowship

The fellowship provides funding for up to two years for research projects that will advance the state of knowledge underlying high priority science issues that affect the California Bay-Delta and its management as a coupled human and natural system. Eligible applicants include postdoctoral researchers, master's students, and doctoral students. Fellowships provide a stipend ($55,000 for postdocs and $35,000 for graduate students) and research expenses ($34,000 for postdocs and $23,000 for graduate students). Click here for more information.   

Dec. 20 – Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 

The mission of the Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is to support innovative astrophysics research by offering to the next generation of developing independent researchers full access to the unique facilities, research staff and resources of the Center for Astrophysics. Appointments are for five years and provide a $70,500 stipend and a research allowance of $16,000. Click here for more information.  

Dec. 20 – NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

The two-year fellowship supports graduate students enrolled full-time in a M.S. or Ph.D. program. Each fellowship will provide up to $60,000 per year. Research projects should focus on addressing a key management question that helps to understand environmental change and the effects on human or community resilience at one of the 29 reserves in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Click here for more information.  


Jan. 6 – Switzer Fellowship Program

One-year fellowships support the environmental leaders for the 21st century who have the ability, determination and integrity to effect positive change. Fellows must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program in New England or California. Applicants for the Fellowship must be able to commit to attending two multi-day retreats during their Fellowship year. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients may apply. Click here for more information.

Jan. 7 – Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding doctoral students enrolled in American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period of four to nine months. The STEM fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships, or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Humanities and Social Sciences targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. U.S. citizenship is not required. Click here for more information.

Jan. 10 – Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship Program

GWIS helps increase the knowledge in the natural sciences and encourages the academic and professional careers in the sciences by women. Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants may propose research projects up to 12 months. Click here for more information.

Jan. 15 – NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

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.