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Program: Grants Program (Advanced Graduate Students and Recent Ph.D.s)

Agency: American Museum of Natural History

Provides two hundred short-term awards that average $1,400 in support of advanced graduate students, recent Ph.D.s, and established investigators in zoology, paleontology, anthropology, astrophysics, and earth and planetary sciences.

Program: Visiting Scholarships/Graduate Fellowships and Undergrad Internships 

Agency: Field Museum of Natural History

Provides research support for scientists to use Field Museum collections. Preference for projects related to research areas of interest to museum staff, on which information is available by writing to the chair of one of four departments: Anthropology, Botany, Geology, or Zoology. Awards are for travel and subsistence for graduate students and professionals.

Program: Visiting Scientists Fellowship Program 

Agency: Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)

Provides opportunities to work with JILA university staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder for periods of four months to one year. Research at JILA involves collaboration between experimentalists and theorists and spans six areas: Atomic Physics, Chemical Physics, Materials Physics and Chemistry, Optical Physics, Precision Measurement, and Astrophysics.

Program: Plant Genome Research Program 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports basic research in plant genomics, and to accelerate acquisition and utilization of new knowledge and innovative approaches to elucidate fundamental biological processes in plants. Focus on plants of economic importance and plant processes of economic value.

Program: Computer Systems Research (CSR) 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports research and educational projects that have potential to lead to significant improvements in existing computer systems, produce systems software that is qualitatively and quantitatively more reliable and efficient, and produce innovative curricula/educational materials that better prepare next generation of computing professionals.

Program: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to strengthen U.S workforce and reinforce its diversity.

Program: Division of Astronomical Sciences 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Program areas in the Division of Astronomical Sciences, supported primarily through individual investigator awards, include planetary astronomy, stellar astronomy and astrophysics, galactic astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, and cosmology.

Program: Probability (Theory and Applications) 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports research on the theory and applications of probability. Subfields include discrete probability, stochastic processes, limit theory, interacting particle systems, stochastic differential and partial differential equations, and Markov processes.

Program: Materials Research and Education 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports innovative experiments in materials-related education, such as inquiry-based learning, integration of research and education, and early workplace exposure.

Program: Statistics Program 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Supports research to develop or improve statistical theory and methods (with applications to any area of science and engineering).

Program: Tropical Research Institute Fellowships (Various Academic Levels) 

Agency: Smithsonian Institution

Supports programs in residence at the Tropical Research Institute in Panama in tropical biology, ecology, behavior and evolution of terrestrial and marine organisms, archeology, paleontology, and human ecology.

Program: National Ocean Service—Fellowship and Scholarship Programs 

Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce

NOS supports two programs: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program—Financial Assistance for Grad Students; National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The Foster program will offer approximately $160,000 for up to five awards.

Program: Developing Global Scientists and Engineers 

Agency: National Science Foundation

Provides U.S. institutions with support for international research experiences and education for early career stages of scientists and engineers. Focus: support for International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) at the undergradute and graduate levels and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP).

Program: Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program 

Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Provides a weekly stipend of $450 plus travel expenses for up to thirty Mass Media Fellows to work for ten weeks each summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide. Fellows attend a session at AAAS at the beginning and end of the program. Eligibility is limited to college students in their senior year or in any graduate or post-graduate program in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, social sciences, or mathematics fields.

Agency: Association of American Geographers 

Offers three different dissertation and research grant programs to support doctoral dissertation research in geography.

Agency: National Academy of Sciences 

The Fellowship Office of PGA administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study. The office currently administers the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching, the Resident Research Associateship Programs, the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellows Program, the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships, and HUD Urban Scholars Program.

Agency: National Science Foundation 

The purpose of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees, including women in engineering and computer and information science.

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