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Fellowships for Graduate Students

Science-Related Graduate Fellowships

Ford Foundation Diversity Grants

  • Pre-doctoral fellowship for students who intend to acquire their Ph.D. or Sc.D. degrees in the future.
  • Students eligible for the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship must be a senior in undergraduate studies with the intention of enrolling in a program that leads to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. the semester directly following undergraduate graduation. Other people eligible include those who have completed their undergraduate studies with the same intention of enrolling in a program that leads to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. or those who have completed some graduate school in a program that leads to a Ph.D. or Sc.D.
  • Students who are awarded a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship receive support for three years, which includes an annual stipend of $20,000, a scholarship of $2,000 for one’s graduate studies institution, expenses paid in order attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, and access to mentoring.
  • Visit the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships website for pre-doctoral students for more information.

GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program

  • Tuition with a minimum stipend of $16,000
  • Deadline: November 5
  • Criteria for selection include: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, specific ethnicity underrepresented in the natural sciences, enrollment as a senior, graduate student, or working professional with a minimum of a B.S. in an applied science discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0; and an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue graduate studies in the applied sciences.
  • Visit the National GEM Consortium website for more information.

National Academies

  • Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The Fellowship Office administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study. The office currently administers the following programs: The Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities; the Resident Research Associateships Program; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowships; the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellows Program; and the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships.
  • Fields: Science, Medicine, Engineering Research
  • Visit the National Academies website for more information.

National Consortium For Graduate Degrees for Minorities

  • Amount: $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to four semesters ($8,000 per academic year—three quarters)
  • Deadline: November 15
  • Fields: Engineering, Natural Sciences
  • Visit the GEM Fellowship website for more information.
  • Deadline: December 20
  • Amount National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
  • Program open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the U.S. Applicants should be at or near the beginning of their work on a doctoral degree in a mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, or engineering science. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Selection is based on academic record, recommendations, and standardized test scores. Financial need is not considered.
  • Vist the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship website for more information.

National Hispanic Science Network

  • The National Hispanic Science Network offers a variety of programs for graduate students and early career scientists who are interested in researching drug abuse among Hispanics.
  • One such program is the NHSN’s Interdisciplinary Research and Training Institute (IRTI) Summer Program. This summer program assists participants in transitioning their research into practice.
  • Another program offered by the NHSN, in collaboration with the National Institute of Health (NIH), is a Summer Internship Program which focuses specifically on biomedical research. Interns have the opportunity to work with leading scientists and to attend lectures and workshops.
  • The NHSN also offers Early Career Mentoring for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Research. This mentoring program aims to provide Early Career mentees who are employed as faculty or as research staff members with research training opportunities, assistance in developing grant applications, and support for research and travel to scientific conferences.
  • Visit the NHSN Early Career website, f or further information, as well as contact information.

National Physical Science Consortium

  • Graduate fellowships for minorities and women in Physical Science
  • Amount: $20,000 per annum
  • Field(s): Astronomy; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geology; Material Science; Mathematics; Physics. Open to U.S. citizens who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or female who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and are eligible to pursue graduate study in the above areas at a participating NPSC member university. Renewable for up to six years. Total value of award up to $180,000.
  • For more information, visit the National Physical Science Consortium website.

National Science Foundation

  • For three years, fellows are awarded an annual $30,000 stipend as well as a $10,500 annual scholarship to one’s graduate studies institution.
  • The National Science Foundation awards fellowship to students who are enrolling in science or engineering graduate programs at a U.S. institution. Confirmation of acceptance to an approved graduate program is required before fellowship acceptance. The Foundation encourages underrepresented students in the science and engineering fields to apply.
  • Visit the National Science Foundation Fellowship Program website for more information.

Department of Energy

  • Benefits: Yearly stipend of $36,000; payment of all tuition and fees; $1,000 yearly academic allowance.
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy-density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory.
  • This program is open only to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens studying at a U.S. university who are exceptional senior undergraduates or are in their first or second year of graduate study.
  • Visit the Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship website for more information.

Other Graduate Fellowships

American Council for Learned Societies/Mellon

  • Deadline: October 23, 2013
  • ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships competition, which supports a year of research and writing to help advances students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing
  • Visit the American Council for Learned Societies website for more information.

American Council for Learned Societies/Luce Foundation

  • Deadline: October23, 2013
  • Ten fellowships providing stipends of $25,000 and up to $2,000 for travel expenses are available for the 2014–2015 academic year for graduate students at any stage of the Ph.D. dissertation research or writing process.
  • Visit the American Council for Leaned Societies website for more information.

American Political Science Association

Afro-American and African Studies

  • Amount: $20,000
  • Deadline: December 1, 2013
  • Applicants for the pre-doctoral fellowship must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Afro-American or African Studies, except for the dissertation, prior to August of the fellowship year. Applicants must include a description of a research project that would be pursued during the fellowship year.
  • Visit the Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia for more information.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

  • Deadline: January 9, 2014
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • Visit the Humanity in Action website for more information.

Art History Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Deadline: November 1, 2013
  • Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals interested in furthering their scholarly research within one of the Museum's curatorial departments are invited to apply.
  • Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for more information.

Aspen Institute Hearst Scholars

  • Deadline: November 22, 2013
  • Fellowship for Minority Students
  • The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, D.C. office of the Aspen Institute, which seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges in philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.
  • Visit the Aspen Institute for more information.

Duke Fellowships for Promotion of Child Well-Being

  • Deadline: December 15, 2013
  • For Doctoral Students
  • Designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to present all forms of child maltreatment.
  • Visit the Chapin Hall website for more information.

Getty Graduate Internship

  • Deadline: December 2, 2013
  • Offered by the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust (the Museum, Research Institute, Conservation Institute, and Foundation).
  • A few internships will be located at the Getty Villa. All positions are full-time beginning September, 8 2014.
  • Visit the Getty Foundation for more information.

The Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Deadline: November 8
  • This program provides opportunities for continuing generations of accomplished “new Americans” to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The fellowship grants half tuition plus $20,000/year for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Applicants must provide evidence of at least two of the following: creativity, originality, and initiative; commitment to and capacity for accomplishment; commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • Qualifications: Applications are open to those who hold "green cards," have been naturalized as U.S. citizens, or are the children of two parents who are naturalized citizens. Applicants must either have a bachelor’s degree or be in the final year of undergraduate study and must not be more than 30 years of age. Applicants maybe in graduate school, though not beyond their second year.
  • Visit the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans website for more information.

Public Health Associate Program

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution by July 1 of the year of application (applicants with a master’s degree will be considered, but do not receive preference in hiring, nor a higher pay). Individuals holding a master’s degree may be eligible for other CDC fellowship programs. Must be willing to commit to full-time work for two years. Must be willing to work in a state, tribal, local, or territorial health agency setting, or CDC quarantine station and must be willing to relocate at the associate’s own expense.
  • Visit the Public Health Associate Program website for more information.

United Negro College Fund

  • Deadline: December 5, 2013
  • Open to College Juniors
  • Fields: Science, Engineering
  • Visit the United Negro College Fund for more information.

Women’s Research and Education Institute

  • Amount: WREI fellows receive a stipend of approximately $1,450 per month for eight months of the academic year (January–August). An additional sum of $500 is provided for the purchase of health insurance. WREI will also reimburse fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 ($750 per semester) for the cost of three hours tuition at their home institutions (books and other non-tuition charges are not covered).
  • Visit the Women’s Research and Education Institute website for more information.
  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office email to:
  • vgarcia@iup.edu