Cornell University Graduate School offers many valuable resources for graduate students, including:

Several Cornell entities also have internal funding opportunities for graduate students.

Summaries of Funding Opportunities

Note: The following summaries are intended for informational purposes and do not replace the sponsor's actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the sponsor's full announcement to verify program guidelines, requirements and deadlines.

 

Deadline Subject Area Sponsor Program Link Funding Amount and Duration
January Agriculture Research US Isreal Binational Agriculture Research and Development Fund Graduate Fellowship Student Program Program Details $1,500 per month for 2-6 months, and $2,000 to cover travel costs.
The program enables Ph.D. students in one country (US or Israel) to travel to the other country to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study.
January Mathematical Sciences National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Internship Program Program Details A stipend of $1,200 per week for a 10-week internship period. Up to $2,000 for travel.
NSF oversees this program in partnership with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to enrich the training for doctoral students in mathematical sciences. Most of the summer internships are hosted at the National Laboratories to introduce students to applications of mathematical and statistical theories outside of academia. “The longer-term goals are to expand the program and include private industries and nonprofit organizations as hosts.”
January NIGMS - General Medical Sciences HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellowships for Advanced Study Program Details $50,000 per year for 3 years
The goal of HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study program is to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in science, particularly college and university faculty who have the responsibility to develop the next generation of scientists.
January Physical, Engineering, Computer, Mathematical, Or Life Sciences Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Program Program Details Full tuition and required fees, a yearly stipend of $37,000, and $5,000 academic allowance in the first year of the fellowship and $1,000 each renewed year thereafter. Up to 4 years.
This program provides opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. Fellows complete a 12-week practicum at a DOE national laboratory and follow a program of study that combines courses in a scientific or engineering discipline with courses in computer science and applied mathematics. An average of 20 fellowships are awarded per year. In 2018, new math and computer science tracks were added which focuses on applied mathematics, statistics or computer science that help emerging high-performance systems.
January Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) Program Details Current masters students: $750/week. Current Ph.D. students: $850/week. The program lasts 10 weeks.
The mission of the MLEF program is to provide opportunities for under-represented students in the STEM fields with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the DOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE). Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of FE. At the conclusion of the program, Fellows attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research findings and tour a nearby technical site.
January Study of Under-Represented Languages and Areas Critical to U.S. National Security National Security Education Program; Boren Fellowships David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship Program Details Up to $24,000 for overseas study as well as limited funding for supplemental domestic language study, for a total of $30,000 for combined overseas/domestic study. 12 weeks - 1 year of support.
This program supports the study of under-represented languages and areas critical to U.S. national security. The fellowship provides support for overseas study and a domestic language study supplement. Fellows are required to work for the federal government in a national security-related position for at least a year following graduation.
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Biomedical, Behavioral, And Clinical Research National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) Program Details "NIH will contribute to the combined cost of tuition and fees at the rate in place at the time of the award."
The purpose of this program is to provide predoctoral and postdoctoral research training opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing research careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Training activities can be in “basic biomedical or clinical sciences, in behavioral or social sciences, in health services research, or in any other discipline relevant to the NIH mission.”
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Biomedical, Behavioral, And Clinical Research National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) Program Details "NIH will contribute to the combined cost of tuition and fees at the rate in place at the time of the award."
The objective of this program is to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. The program provides short-term support for a period of at least eight, but no more than 12, weeks in a grant year for full-time training experiences under the supervision of experienced researchers. Many of the NIH ICs use this grant mechanism exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. The program may also be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging, scientific areas relevant to the mission of the NIH ICs.
February Advanced Composite Materials Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Internship Program Program Details A weekly stipend of $750 for graduate students for 40 hours per week, and a weekly housing allowance of $175.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) “supports research and development projects that accelerate the adoption of advanced composites” in the advanced manufacturing industry. The internship program aims to develop the technical skills of graduate students to support the advanced manufacturing industry after graduation, specifically related to vehicles, wind energy, compressed gas storage, infrastructure, and aerospace. The 10-week summer program allows students to connect with experts in the composites field and work alongside one or more of IACMI’s member organizations.
February Earth Or Space Sciences Or Related Disciplines National Aeronautics and Space Administration Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) Program Details Up to $45,000 per year; up to $135,000 total for three years.
This opportunity was previously known as the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program. The new program will offer graduate students to develop research projects that contribute to SMD’s research goals to better understand the solar system.
February Food And Agricultural Sciences U.S. Department of Agriculture NIFA National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program Program Details An estimated $3.1 million will be available. There is no commitment by USDA to fund any particular application or to make a specific number of awards. Awards are expected up to $262,500.
This grant program supports training students for masters and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences and special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible recipients. “Awards made under NNF are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in areas where there is a national need for the development of scientific and professional expertise in the food and agricultural sciences.”
February Ocean, Coastal and Great Lake Resources, and the National Policy Affecting Decisions Affecting Those Resources National Sea Grant Office John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program Details $71,500 for 13 months
Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has administered one of the nation’s most prestigious marine policy fellowship programs. The Knauss fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches fellows with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government for a one-year paid immersive policy experience in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Research Applications Must Address One Of The Following Areas: “(1) Research To Improve Healthcare Patient Safety; (2) Harnessing Data And Technology To Improve Healthcare Quality And Patient Outcomes; (3) Research To Increase Accessibility And Affordability Of Healthcare By Examining Innovative Market Approaches To Care Delivery And Financing.” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Services Research Dissertation Program Program Details Total award size and number of awards depends on the number of applications that AHRQ receives. The total direct cost awarded must not exceed $40,000 for the entire project period. Project periods must be a minimum of nine months but may not exceed 17 months.
This program provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate degree relating to healthcare quality.
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Biomedical, Behavioral, Or Clinical Research National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) Basic experimental studies with humans

Clinical trial required

Clinical trial not allowed
Award budgets consist of salary and other program-related expenses. The total project period may not exceed five years.
The purpose of the Pathway to Independence Award is to increase and sustain a strong pool of NIH-supported independent investigators. The program supports the transition from a postdoctoral research fellowship to a position as an independent, tenure-track faculty position. The K99/R00 award provides support in two phases: the initial K99 phase provides support for up to two years of mentored postdoctoral research training; the second R00 phase provides up to three years of independent research support.
March Companion Animal Research Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholars Program Details $5,000 for 10-12 weeks over the Summer
The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholars program is a highly competitive program that provides veterinary students the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that advances the health and/or welfare of companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas, and companion exotics) and wildlife. The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing from any AVMA-accredited US or international college, university or school of veterinary medicine.
March Foreign languages and areas studies Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Details Travel expenses to and from the host country of research; maintenance and dependents allowances for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); project allowance for research related expenses; and health and accident insurance premiums.
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.
April Institutions Apply; Participants In Program From Disadvantaged Backgrounds Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Program Details Awarded to institutions for a five-year project period. Average of $245,000 and supports about 25 participants.
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Grants, which is one of the TRIO programs, help institutions of higher education in aiding low income and first-generation college students to successfully complete undergraduate programs, and in encouraging them to pursue graduate degrees, with the goal of increasing the number of these students enrolled in doctoral programs by working “closely with participants as they complete their undergraduate requirements. Institutions encourage participants to enroll in graduate programs and then track their progress through to the successful completion of advanced degrees.” Competitions are typically held every five years. Applications were last due April 7, 2017.
April Transportation-related Department of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Program Details The funding amount for each awardee depends on the selection and ranking from the National Selection Panel. Awardees may receive up to $10,000 for tuition; masters level students may receive up to $1,700 per month while doctoral level students may receive $2,000 per month in stipends
This program offers fellowships to students earning degrees in disciplines related to transportation. It awards between 150 and 200 grants each year, subject to the availability of funds
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Scientific Health-Related Fields National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) Program Details "Up to 5 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level (up to 6 years for dual degree training, e.g., MD/PhD), and up to 3 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional training grants (e.g., T32) and an individual fellowship award.”
The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH ICs.
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Scientific Health-Related Fields National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) Program Details "Up to 5 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level (up to 6 years for dual degree training, e.g., MD/PhD), and up to 3 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional training grants (e.g., T32) and an individual fellowship award.”
The purpose of the F32 research training fellowships to provide support for research training for highly promising postdoctoral researchers with the potential to become productive, independent investigators scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH ICs.
May 5th, 2019 5p.m. ET Sustainable Agriculture Northeast SARE The Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant Program Program Details The Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant Program funds projects that explore one or more of the sustainable agriculture themes of environmental stewardship, farm profitability and quality of life for farmers and the farm community. Proposed topics should address issues of current or potential importance to Northeast farmers. Successful applicants will receive up to $15,000 for their research project.
The grant program is open to any graduate student enrolled at an accredited college, university or veterinary school located in any of the six New England states, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. or West Virginia. Application materials, including detailed instructions and supporting documents, are posted on the Northeast SARE website
May Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields Department of Energy Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Program Details 3 months to 1 year. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. Monthly stipend of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory and up to $2,000 in travel if the host laboratory is greater than 50 miles from their university/resident location.
This program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The program is geared towards students pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences. Around 100 awards are provided each year. Competitions are held twice a year and DOE typically releases a call for proposals in February and August.
May Sustainable Agriculture Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Graduate Student Grants Program Details Graduate Student Grants are capped at $15,000 and projects usually run up to two years. In 2018, 61 applications were submitted. Of those, 28 were funded for a total of $405,373.
Northeast SARE offers grants to graduate students to conduct research on topics specific to sustainable agriculture under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Applications should address issues of current or potential importance to Northeast farmers, agricultural researchers, and farm support professionals like NRCS personnel, Extension educators, and nonprofit staff. Projects may address a range of topics including, but not limited to, cropping systems, pest management, livestock health, social sustainability on the farm, soil quality, farm energy production, farm labor, urban agriculture, and the marketing of local food. They should also explore one or more of the sustainable agriculture themes of good stewardship, profitability, and quality of life for farmers and the farm community. We specifically seek projects that are both consistent with our outcome statement and address our review criteria.
June Foreign languages Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program Program Details Awarded to institutions for a four-year project period, approximately $290,000 per year. Includes an institutional payment and a stipend for the fellow. For graduate students, the average year-round graduate fellowship was $15,000 and average summer fellowship was $2,500.
This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions are eligible to apply. Institutions conduct competitions to select eligible undergraduate students and graduate students to receive fellowships. This program is competed every three years and the next round of awards will likely be awarded in FY 2022.
July Cybersecurity National Science Foundation CyberCorps (R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program Details $34,000 per year for graduate students for up to 3 years
SFS seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of cybersecurity and to increase the capacity of the U.S. higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in that field. Recipients of the scholarship must work for the federal government for an amount equal to the length of the award.
July Food And Agricultural Sciences U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI): Education and Workforce Development Program Details Dependent on program area.
This grant program, formerly known as the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative, “focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.” Focus areas include professional development opportunities for K-14 teachers and education professionals, training of undergraduate students in research and extension, and fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral candidates.
August Supports programs and institutions to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in subject areas of national need. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program Details $149,250 to $398,000 for up to 3 years. 25% institutional match required.
“This program provides fellowships, through university academic departments and programs, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution.” Grants are awarded to programs and institutions to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in subject areas of national need. For the 2018 competition, the specified areas of national need included computer and information sciences, such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and engineering in fields like aeronautics, chemicals, systems, materials science, and electronics, among others.
Late fall Space Technology National Institutes of Health NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) Program Details $75,000 per year, including a student stipend, tuition and fees, and a faculty advisor allowance
NSTRF supports graduate students “who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies.” Fellows conduct research projects at their home institutions and NASA Centers or U.S. Research and Development laboratories. Students are also paired with a NASA subject matter expert that will aid in the students’ research projects.
October Public Health And Clinical Research In Resource-Limited Settings National Institutes of Health Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows in Public Health Program Details The size and number of awards granted vary.
The Fogarty International Center partners with the Fulbright Program in supporting medical or graduate student fellows to promote the expansion of public health research in resource-limited settings.
October Science And Engineering National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Program Details A stipend of up to $34,000 to the fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution. Up to 3 years.
GRFP is NSF’s signature graduate support program, providing support for students in the early stages of their graduate or doctoral studies in science and engineering.
October Various Department of State Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study and Research Abroad (part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program) Program Details Approximately 8,000 new grants annually. In FY 2018, the congressional appropriation was $240 million. Foreign governments and private organizations also contribute funding.
This program is an international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people in other countries. The program provides participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright projects span every major discipline, and recipients carry out a wide variety of unique projects and activities while on their grant.
November Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Information Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Oceanography; Operations Research; and Physics. Department of Defense Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program Program Details Full tuition and education related fees; cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 to $38,000 depending on the degree being pursued. 1-5 years.
This program allows students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship in exchange for serving at internships at DOD facilities and working for DOD after graduation.
November Child Psychology American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship Program Details $25,000 for 1 year
LIMITED SUBMISSION: The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.
November Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) National Security Agency Sponsorship) Program Details Tuition and fees for up to 6 years
This program is a vehicle by which the National Security Agency (NSA) supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, and physics. In addition to stipend support, NSA provides technical mentoring and at least two summers of employment at NSA.
November Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields Department of Energy Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Program Details 3 months to 1 year. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. Monthly stipend of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory and up to $2,000 in travel if the host laboratory is greater than 50 miles from their university/resident location.
This program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The program is geared towards students pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences. Around 100 awards are provided each year. Competitions are held twice a year and DOE typically releases a call for proposals in February and August.
December Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Oceanography; and Physics Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program Details Full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance. Up to 3 years.
This program is a competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to students who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines: aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences; chemical engineering; chemistry; civil engineering; cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences; computer and computational sciences; electrical engineering; geosciences; materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; oceanography; and physics. The DOD has awarded approximately 180 new fellowships each year.
December Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Information Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Oceanography; Operations Research; and Physics. Department of Defense Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program Program Details Full tuition and education related fees; cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 to $38,000 depending on the degree being pursued. 1-5 years
This program allows students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship in exchange for serving at internships at DOD facilities and working for DOD after graduation.
December Development, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Communications, Public Policy, Business Administration Foreign Languages, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Or Urban Planning U.S. Agency for International Development Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program Program Details Up to $96,000 over two years
The USAID Donald Payne Fellowship Program honors the late former congressman by providing support for graduate students interested in careers in international development. The program supports students seeking masters degrees in “development, economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.” Applicants must commit to at least five years working for USAID as a member of the Foreign Service as a requirement of the program. The Payne Program specifically seeks applicants from minority groups historically underrepresented among international development professionals.
December Measurement Science and Engineering Research National Institute of Standards and Technology Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program Program Details $26,000/year for up to 6 years
This fellowship program provides financial assistance for doctoral students in disciplines related to NIST measurement science and engineering research. Specific fields vary by year, but in general include chemistry, computer science, materials science, mathematics, geology, astronomy, and physics. Fellows complete two summer internships at NIST laboratories. The program is run in conjunction with the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC, http://www.npsc.org/).
December Minorities in Various Ph.D. or ScD fields Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities) Program Details $25,000 stipend per year for 2 years
Through its program of fellowships, the Ford 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. Awards will be made for study in research-based PhD or ScD programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African-American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.
December Oceanography, Marine Biology, Maritime Archaeology and All Other Science, Engineering, Social Science and Resource Management Disciplines Involving Ocean and Coastal Areas Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program Graduate Scholarships Program Details $42,000/year for 2 years Master's students) or 4 years (doctoral students); and $10,000 for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas particularly by women and members of minority groups. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.
December Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields Department of Energy DOE Scholars Program Program Details Stipends starting at $650 per week for graduate students.
The DOE scholars program introduces DOE’s mission and operations to both undergraduates and post-graduates who are interested in exploring a career with the Department. The program is offered to students in a variety of disciplines, with site placements across the country.
Letter of intent: December

Full proposal: February
Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields National Science Foundation National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Program Details Up to $3 million total for up to five years
The objective of the NRT is to develop interdisciplinary, transformative models for STEM graduate education in order to prepare the scientists and engineers of the future. The NRT program has specific research themes that will rotate every two to three years. Special topics for the 2018 solicitation included any research in convergent themes of national priority with particular emphasis on NSF’s Big Ideas, including the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier, Navigating the New Arctic, Harnessing the Data Revolution, Quantum Leap, Windows on the Universe, and Understanding the Rules of Life. In addition to its topical focus, NSF expects institutions to instill graduate students with skills and experiences relevant to a variety of STEM careers.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields National Science Foundation Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) Program Details $5,000 towards the costs of the internship including research, relocation, travel, and other expenses.
The GRIP program provides supplemental funding to NSF Graduate Research Fellows to conduct collaborative research with select federal agencies. Fellows participate in internships with a host research mentor at national laboratories and facilities. GRIP is open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Program Details $5,000 to cover travel and research costs.
The GROW program provides travel funding for NSF Graduate Research Fellows to conduct collaborative international research abroad with researchers in specific NSF partner countries. Current opportunities exist in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, and Sweden. As mentioned in the IRES overview, NSF is examining how it can improve the outcomes of programs that include international experiences for graduate students through a Dear Colleague Letter. GROW is open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.
Dependent on association. Various Fields Relating To Psychology, Mental Health, And Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program AAMFT

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The program is managed by seven associations: American Nurses Association (ANA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), American Psychological Association (ApA), The Association for Addiction Professionals (AAP), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates (NBCC). In order to receive an award, students must apply through one of the aforementioned associations. The goal of this program is to increase the pool of professionals qualified to provide leadership, consultation, training, and administration to government, public, and private organizations that develop and implement programs for under-served ethnic minority persons with mental and/or substance abuse disorders. This program provides grants to encourage and facilitate the doctoral and post-doctoral development of minority nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. In FY 2016, SAMHSA allocated approximately $8 million to the Minority Fellowship Program.
Not completed annually. Social Work Health Resources and Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program Program Details Award and program size is subject to annual appropriations in competition years
This program, first competed in 2012, aims to strengthen the clinical field competencies of social workers and psychologists who pursue clinical service with high need and high demand populations. The BHWET program is not competed annually and will likely not be recompeted for several years. The most recent competition focused mostly on the workforce serving rural populations and medically underserved areas. Each competition lists specific eligibility requirements and focus areas.
Not completed annually; may not be completed until 2024 or later. Health Professions Students, Residents, Fellows, And Faculty; Healthcare Providers; And Direct Care Workers Who Will Provide Healthcare To Older Adults Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Program Details For the FY 2019 competition, HRSA planned to make about 47 awards each worth up to $750,000 over five years.
GWEP aims to “establish and operate geriatrics education centers… to develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care.” The program was recompeted in FY 2019 and will likely not be recompeted for several years without a major increase in funding. Funding will be awarded via cooperative agreements to “support the education and training of health professions students, residents, fellows, and faculty; healthcare providers; and direct care workers who will provide healthcare to older adults,” as well as “provide educational programs for individuals, patients, families, and caregivers to provide them with the knowledge and skills for self-management and/or care delivery for older adults.” The program aims to fund projects that benefit rural or underserved populations or meet public health needs in state or local health departments. In the most recent competition, HRSA placed special emphasis on the ability of grantees to establish ties with local partners and community organizations.
Various Climate Research; Weather and Air Quality Research; and Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Various (see website) Program Details Various
The mission of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the Department of Commerce (DOC), is to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources. NOAA is organized according to line offices, including the National Weather Service, the National Ocean Service, and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, among others. The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, which is where the majority of NOAA’s extramural research funding is maintained, is organized into three general research topic areas: Climate Research; Weather and Air Quality Research; and Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research. The majority of NOAA research fellowship opportunities are in the ocean research area. In addition to the opportunities below, NOAA has several programs that provide opportunities to work at NOAA sites.
Various Science, Technology, Engineering, Or Mathematics (Stem) Fields National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program Program Details The size and duration of the fellowship awards vary at each institution.
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) is a national network of colleges and universities, which includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Each of the 52 consortia funds fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in STEM, as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. A goal of the program is to recruit and train U.S. citizens (especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities) for careers in aerospace science and technology. Consortia are required to provide a specific target percentage for the participation of female and underrepresented minority students in fellowship and scholarship programs.
Various Social, Behavioral, And Economic Sciences National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) Program Details Various
This program, which used to award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research across the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, no longer exists as a single program. However, numerous programs within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) have DDRIG Prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, February 2019 25 tracks. Eligibility, award size, and due dates vary by program. Students should refer to the individual program site for more information on requirements for individual programs.
Various Space Science-Related Fields National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Internships and Fellowships Program Details Various
NASA offers a variety of fellowship, scholarship, and internship opportunities for students ranging from high school through postdoctoral levels in NASA-related fields.
Various Various Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Internships Program Details Various
CDC offers a variety of internship and fellowship opportunities and training and research grants, often administered through institutions, including colleges and universities, for students in CDC-related fields. Internships are available in fields such as environmental health, health education, infectious disease, epidemiology, emergency response, and others.
Various Various Department of Energy Student Stipend-Based Internship Programs Program Details Various
DOE offers several stipend-based internship programs such as National Laboratories Internships, the Science Graduate Fellowship, the NNSA Minority Serving Institutions Program, and the Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program.
Various Various Department of Transportation Student Programs Program Details Various
While DOT does not offer as many programs for students as other agencies, a brief overview of ongoing opportunities can be found on DOT's website.
Various Various U.S. Agency for International Development Volunteer Student Interns Program Details Various
The agency hosts both paid and unpaid internships throughout the academic year. USAID seeks undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide variety of fields. Opportunities with specific offices are posted on the USAID website as they become available. Requirements and deadlines vary by opportunity.