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Graduate Funding Opportunities

You can find last month’s list, with more opportunities, here

General Funding Opportunities

  • Carson Scholar Program – UA Only
  • Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships
  • National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships
  • NSF Science of Science & Innovation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
  • Singapore International Graduate Award (to get a PhD in Singapore)
  • Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship
 

Funding Opportunities in Science and Engineering

  • Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Student Research Grants and Internships
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships
  • Welder Wildlife Foundation Graduate Fellowships

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)
  • Alcohol Research Group – Public Health
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities
  • Harvard University Society of Fellows
  • NASA Translational Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

 

General Funding Opportunities

 

Carson Scholar Program – UA Only

The Carson Scholars Program cultivates and advances interdisciplinary environmental scholarship at the University of Arizona. The program is designed to build a network of graduate students and faculty devoted to furthering knowledge and awareness of Earth’s natural environment and its interactions with people. The program also encourages individual initiative, innovation, and communication. Carson Scholars, through their emphasis on excellence in interdisciplinary environmental scholarship, problem-solving, and communicating science to a broad audience, will become leaders in the advancement of collaborative solutions to environmental challenges among the public, private, NGO, and academic sectors. The Carson Scholars Program offers one-year, one-time-only, $5,000 graduate scholarships. The scholarships are designed to support and retain University of Arizona PhD students whose research is related to the environment, social justice and renewable energy and who are interested in communicating science to a broad audience.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Website: http://carson.arizona.edu 

 

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies' committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

Citizenship: US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold one of the specified visas

Deadline: September 8, 2017

Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Citizenship:  A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom may apply

Deadline: October 11, 2017

Website: www.gatescambridge.org 

 

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships

The National Hispanic Health Foundation, affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, will award 26 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, policy, and public health, who exhibit exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the US. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the Tenth Annual California Scholarship Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 or the 14th Annual New York Scholarship Gala in New York City on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizens, permanent lawful residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deadline: October 6, 2017

Website: https://form.jotform.us/71444360054146

 

NSF Science of Science & Innovation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The program funds research to develop models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process and concern the use and allocation of scarce scientific resources. The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus.

Citizenship: Unrestricted (advisor is PI)

Deadline: Sept 11, 2017

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505092&org=NSF

 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded on the basis of a single national competition. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported. Applicants must not yet be 31 years old, as of the application deadline and not beyond their second year, if already enrolled, in a graduate degree program.

Citizenship: A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply 

 

Singapore International Graduate Award to Get a PhD in Singapore

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) was first conceived to foster a vibrant and culturally diverse research community in Singapore. A joint collaboration between A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the SINGA welcomes all international students to pursue a PhD education in Singapore. Under the SINGA, students will receive PhD training at their chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes or one of the three top universities in Asia - NUS, NTU or SUTD. Students will work in a multi-cultural environment, alongside distinguished and world-renowned researchers in state-of-the-art facilities. Singapore is the gateway to some of the fastest- growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadlines: January 1, 2018

Website: http://www.a-star.edu.sg/Awards-Scholarship/Scholarships-Attachments/For-Graduate-PhD-Studies/Singapore-International-Graduate-Award.aspx  

 

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship

In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

Deadline: Sept 17, 2017

https://www.sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx 

 

 

Funding Opportunities in Science and Engineering

 

Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Student Research Grants and Internships

DEED student research grants and internships support students studying in energy-related disciplines, increase awareness of career opportunities in public power, and provide assistance to DEED member utility sponsors. Each year student research grants and internships are awarded to students conducting research on an energy-related project. Students must be sponsored by a DEED member utility and are required to write an abstract and final report at the completion of the project.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: October 15 (and February 15)

Website: http://www.publicpower.org/Programs/interiordetail2col.cfm?ItemNumber=31309&navItemNumber=38572 

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships

Two fellowships exist, one general fellowship and one focused on microwave engineering to medical applications. The general fellowships are intended to recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave engineering. The purpose of fellowship is to recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in applying microwave engineering to medical applications. The student must be actively pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, biomedical engineering or other appropriate field on a full-time basis at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: October 16, 2017

Website: http://www.mtt.org/students.html 

 

Welder Wildlife Foundation Graduate Fellowships

The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation's graduate research fellowship program is designed to promote the education of exceptionally qualified students and provide research information to manage wildlife populations. The scientific breadth of the program is suggested by the academic units of previous fellowship recipients, among them: animal behavior, biology, botany, conservation education, ecology, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, parasitology, range science, veterinary pathology, and wildlife sciences.

Citizenship: USA

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Website: http://welderwildlife.org/content/research/fellowships/ 

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities

 

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policy-making while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policy-making process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington.  Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., DVM, EdD, etc.*), in any of the following: Medical and Health sciences; Biological, Physical or Earth sciences; Social and Behavioral sciences; Computational sciences and Mathematics; Engineering disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional engineering experience also qualify).

Citizenship: U.S. citizen

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Website: https://www.aaas.org/page/stpf/become-st-policy-fellow

 

Alcohol Research Group – Public Health

The Alcohol Research Group postdoctoral training program is oriented toward the pursuit of alcohol-related social science, health services, and epidemiological research. We accept applications for our postdoctoral fellowship on a rolling basis. The postdoctoral fellowship offers the opportunity to work with leaders in the field and can be a critical stepping stone toward becoming an independent investigator in addictions research.

The postdoctoral training program is appropriate for:

• Recent doctoral graduates wishing to increase their research experience and establish a publication record in alcohol studies.

• Established researchers seeking to make a transition to the alcohol studies field.

Scholars who are new to alcohol studies are welcome to apply. Recent doctoral graduates are eligible if they are seeking a transition from related fields of study or if they are continuing previous study in the field. Established faculty are eligible if they have not previously conducted research in alcohol studies.

Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Website: www.arg.org/training/post_doctoral_fellowship.php  

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases was established in 1999 to support career development of physician/scientists focused on infectious diseases of the developing world. Thanks to a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, these fellowships provide funding for selected individuals to conduct research in tropical infectious diseases (and, on occasion, other clinical conditions unique to tropical medicine). The fellowship is designed to stimulate or sustain interest in research in tropical infectious diseases by individuals who are planning academic or other career paths ultimately focused on clinical research relevant to tropical or developing areas of the world.

Deadline: July 26, 2017

Website: https://www.astmh.org/awards-fellowships-medals/astmh-sponsored-fellowships

 

Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities

There is still time to apply for an exciting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunity in Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa for postdoctoral and early career scholars! Our organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2017-2018 is currently accepting applications and opportunities are available in a number of countries.

Citizenship: U.S.A.

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Website: http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc 

 

Harvard University Society of Fellows

The purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest caliber of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. These Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who with the President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio, administer the Society. Junior Fellows are required to be in residence in Cambridge or neighboring communities during the academic year and to attend the weekly lunches and dinners. Junior Fellows are not subject to examination, are not required to make reports, receive no credit for courses, and may not be candidates for any degree other than the Ph.D. Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from candidates themselves.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: August 11, 2017 (nomination)

Website:

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Esocfell/nominations.html

 

NASA Translational Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Translational Research Institute leads a national effort to apply cutting-edge terrestrial research to spaceflight human-risk-mitigation strategies for long-duration exploration missions. Postdoctoral fellowships will be competitively awarded in any lab in the U.S. conducting biomedical/biotechnological research aligned with TRI’s mission and goals.

Citizenship: Any researcher legally residing and/or working in the U.S., i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or persons with pre-existing visas obtained through their sponsoring institutions that permit postdoctoral training for the project’s duration.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Website: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/stu-intern-current-opps.html

 

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The purpose of the MSPRF is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.

Citizenship: United States

Deadline: October 18, 2017

Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5301

 

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Last updated 10 Jul 2017