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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

June 30 – Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships support master's and doctoral students enrolled degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships are for one year. Applicant must be a SHPE member in good standing at the time of application and throughout the academic year. Click here for more information.


July 1 – NASA Postdoctoral Program

The program offers research opportunities to highly talented US and non-US scientists. Projects in the areas of areas of astrophysics, earth science, aeronautics, biology and astrobiology, cosmo-chemistry, heliophysics, planetary science, and technology development are available. Click here for more information. There are two deadlines annually; the next deadline is Nov. 1.

July 3 – Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowship

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. Applicants must hold, or be in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Current postdocs in the first year of training and who received a Ph.D. no more than two years before the application deadline or an M.D. degree no more than three years before the deadline are also eligible to apply.  The fellowship is for a period of three years. Click here fore more information.

July 15 – NSF Linguistics Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Proposals recommended for funding must clearly demonstrate how the proposed research will contribute to the advancement of the basic science of language and linguistics. Click here for more information.

July 15 – Leakey Foundation Research Grants

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. ABD doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.  

July 15 – American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Basic, clinical, translational and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Funding for up to three years. Click here for more information.

July 15 – Kluge Fellowships at the Library of Congress

Up to 12 Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress. Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. Eligible applicants are scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Click here for more information.

July 18 – USDA NIFA AFRI Education and Workforce Development Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships in the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. Projects must be aligned with one of the six focus areas: plant health and production and plant products; animal health and production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; bioenergy, natural resources, and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agricultural economics and rural communities. Funding for up to two years. Click here for more information. 

July 19 – Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture 

This American Council on Germany fellowship program provides a $7,500 stipend and room and board for professionals and academics in the early stages of their careers to complete in-depth research on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany abroad for a minimum of 28 days.  Hunt Fellows undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and meet with their transatlantic counterparts to gain a better understanding of German society. Applicants must be in the final stages of pursuing a Ph.D. or have recently received a Ph.D. Click here for more information. 

July 22 – NSF Biological Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these grants.  These awards are intended to enhance and improve the conduct of dissertation research by doctoral students who are pursuing research in biological anthropology that enhances basic scientific knowledge. Click here for more information.

July 24 – Schmidt Science Fellows (internal deadline)

Schmidt Science Fellows, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, aims to develop the next generation of science leaders to transcend disciplines, advance discovery, and solve the world’s most pressing problems. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 to support their personal and living costs for a one-year postdoctoral placement. Applicants must have a PhD in the natural sciences, computing, engineering or mathematics and must propose a disciplinary pivot for the postdoctoral experience. Click here for more information.


Aug. 1 – NSF Law and Society Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral FellowshipsAug. 1 – NSF Law and Society Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to facilitate the training of interdisciplinary scholars. Proposals should be submitted by two or more faculty scholars from different academic disciplines who will work with the postdoctoral fellow on a single project of relevance to Law & Social Sciences. Click here for more information. The DDRIG application deadline is Jan. 15.  

Aug. 1 – AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)

Funding for dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the US and are encouraged to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations. Click here for more information. Four deadlines annually; next deadline is Nov. 1. 

Aug. 5 – NSF Science, Technology and Society Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

STS researchers strive to understand how STEM fields contribute to the development and use of systems of knowledge, the production and use of materials and devices, the co-evolution of socio-technical systems and their governance, and the place of science and technology in the modern world. Click here for more information.

Aug. 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. 

  • AIDS and AIDS-related applications are due on Sept. 7. 
Aug. 14 – American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

The grants support all basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related problems for up to two years. Grants provide a stipend and research allowance. International students may apply. Click here for more information. AHA membership is required to apply. 

Aug. 15 – American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

The grants support the training of postdoctoral scholars who are not yet independent.  The applicant must be embedded in a research group and receive the mentorship, support, and scientific guidance of a research sponsor. Grants provide a stipend and research allowance for up to two years. International scholars may apply. Click here for more information. AHA membership is required to apply. 

Aug. 15 – NSF Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The primary objective of the program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions. Click here for more information.


Sept. 5 and 12 – Fulbright U.S. Student Program (campus deadlines)  

The U.S. Student Program offers recent graduates and graduate students research/study and English-teaching opportunities in over 140 countries. Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The typical funding period is nine to twelve months. Click here for more information. 

Sept. 9 – NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Research funded by the program develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process. Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research Grants provide funds for items not usually available from the student's U.S. academic institution. Click here for more information. 

Sept. 11 – NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships

The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including institutions abroad). The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Click here for more information.


Oct. 2 – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP)

This one-year salaried fellowship administered by the Pacific Northwest Nuclear Lab places highly qualified graduate students and postdocs into year-long assignments across the NNSA to gain experience in areas such as nonproliferation, stockpile stewardship, and infrastructure & oversight. Fellows receive an annual salary of $53,300 ($63,550 for postdocs); hiring bonus of $4,000; medical benefits; tuition reimbursement (if eligible); training, professional development, & networking opportunities; and $10,000 travel/training allowance. Click here for more information. 

Oct. 15 – NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may be taken to eligible host institutions of their choice. The program is intended to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the scientific community. Click here for more information.

Oct. 21-25 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The GRFP provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Click here for more information. 

Oct. 23 – Hertz Foundation Fellowship

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. 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. Click here for more information.

Oct. 23 – Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2020. Click here for more information.


Nov. 1 – Paul and Daisy Fellowships for New Americans

This fellowship is intended for US immigrants and children of immigrants pursuing full time graduate degrees at American institutions.  Applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the deadline. Click here for more information.

Nov. 1 – AAUW American Fellowships

The American Association of University Women offer fellowships to women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publications for eight consecutive weeks. Click here for more information.

Nov. 15 – AAUW International Fellowships

The American Association of University Women offer fellowships to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents and are pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States. Click here for more information.