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Graduate Funding Opportunities

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

Funding Information Sessions and Support

  • Summer 2016 Fellowship Application Support Program
  • Student Fulbright Information Session
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Session

 

General Funding Opportunities

  • American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Short Term Research Grants
  • German Federal Environmental Foundation/ Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) – Doctoral Scholarship Program
  • GPSC Research and Project (ReaP) Grants (UA only)
  • GPSC Travel Grants (UA only)
  • International Foundation for Ethical (non-animal) Research Fellowship Program
  • Korean American Scholarship Foundation

 

Funding Opportunities in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
  • Arts Learning Grants – Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Boston Athenæum Short-Term Fellowships
  • Coalition for Western Women’s History Prize for Ph.D. Research
  • Study of Terrorism Travel Award
  • Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

 

Opportunities in Science and Engineering

  • American Water Resources Association – Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship
  • Forensic Sciences Foundation Jan S. Bashinski Grant
  • Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) Dean Amadon Grant
  • US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (OS) Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowships - US Department of Energy

 

Funding Information Sessions and Support

 

Summer 2016 Fellowship Application Support Program

The OFCE with the UA Honor's College is pleased to announce the Summer 2017 Fellowship Application Support Program. The program serves to assist UA students in completing fellowship applications over the summer and to improve the quality of UA student fellowship applications.

Deadlines: Application deadlines for the summer support program are March 31st (priority deadline) and May 12th (final deadline).

More information: https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/summer-2017-application-support-program

Questions: Shelley Hawthorne Smith (shellh@email.arizona.edu)

 

Student Fulbright Information Session

If you are interested in conducting research or teaching abroad, please attend our Student Fulbright information session. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) is hosting a panel of Student Fulbright recipients and faculty and staff Fulbright experts to help you, whether you are just getting started or your application is already in progress.

When: Friday, April 21st, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (light refreshments will be served)

What: "Student Fulbrights"

Where: Student Union’s San Pedro Room

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeF7JkN-FTR1d6zDYEZydm88HYTc4xKlBHq1nXUeYwvXMyyTw/viewform

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Session

The purpose of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program is a wonderful source of funding for graduate students – providing awardees with $34,000 annually for three years, as well as additional benefits. For more information, please review the following website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org. Please check your eligibility on the website before attending an information session.

When: Tuesday, April 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 in University Services Building Room 216 AND Wednesday, April 19 from 3:00 – 4:00 in University Services Building Room 216

RSVP: https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/nsf-grfp-information-sessions

 

General Funding Opportunities

 

American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships

The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

Citizenship: enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Website: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/ 

 

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Short Term Research Grants

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs). DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Citizenship: US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals who live in the USA or in Canada must have been living in the US/Canada for a minimum of one year and have their current residence in the US/Canada by the time of the application deadline.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Website: https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/graduate-opportunities/research-grants/short-term-research-grants/

 

German Federal Environmental Foundation/ Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) – Doctoral Scholarship Program

The DBU grants dissertation fellowships each year, for individuals in all disciplines, for advanced research work in the field of environmental protection. The work has to be done mainly in Germany, with a clear reference to the German environmental situation. The chosen topic is expected to be of high relevance and should contribute to solving problems in environmental and conservation efforts. Generally, all environmental issues are welcome who meet the above-mentioned criteria, i.e. in addition to the natural sciences and engineering, also applications from the social sciences, humanities, economics and law. Interdisciplinary topics that support a sustainable development, are especially welcome. The complexity of environmental problems requires interdisciplinary collaboration between different scientific disciplines. Therefore, DBU would like to support individuals with its scholarship programme with as many different environmental issues and in various fields. 60 fellowships are awarded each year. Projects are expected to be completed in a period of up to three years. An individual may not yet have started the doctoral thesis. DBU expects good skills of German from foreign applicants to allow their integration into the DBU scholars' network.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Website: https://www.dbu.de/2599.html 

 

GPSC Research and Project (ReaP) Grants (UA only)

GPSC recognizes that graduate and professional student education is advanced through academic research. Therefore, GPSC strives to support quality graduate and professional student research to continue the University of Arizona’s reputation as a leading research institution. Current graduate and professional students in good academic standing who have a project proposal and a principal investigator (PI) or project advisor may apply for Research and Project Grant funding. The maximum that can be awarded for Research Funding is $1000 per project to be used within the academic year.

Citizenship: Must be UA student

Deadline: April 15th (last deadline for the 2016-17 academic year)

Website: http://gpsc.arizona.edu/research-grants

 

GPSC Travel Grants (UA only)

The GPSC awards travel grants for graduate and professional students who are attending or presenting research at academic or professional conferences. In certain cases, funding may be awarded to students who are attending competition or are conducting research elsewhere.

Citizenship: Must be UA student

Deadline: May 1 and July 1

Website: http://gpsc.arizona.edu/travel-grants

 

International Foundation for Ethical (non-animal) Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of IFER’s Fellowship Program is to provide financial incentives to graduate students in science that encourage them at the earliest stages of their career to integrate innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals. Fellowships are awarded to those candidates whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science. Graduate Fellowships to develop alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education are open to students enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, and human or veterinary medicine. Fellowships will also be considered for graduate students in other fields, such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law, for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or to promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.

Citizenship: Not Specified

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Website: http://www.ifer.org/fellowships.php 

 

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korea American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions)

Citizenship: Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2017-18 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply

Deadline: June 30

Website: http://www.kasf.org/western

 

Funding Opportunities in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences

 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. Screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television are eligible to apply.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: April 10 (deadline), May 1 (late deadline)

Website: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/about  

   

Arts Learning Grants – Arizona Commission on the Arts

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services. Collaborative projects can take a variety of forms but must be submitted in one of the following categories:

  • Planning: Future project planning, curriculum development, evaluation, resource development, etc.
  • Professional Development: Training and learning for certified arts educators, classroom teachers, administration, teacher/artist teams, etc.
  • Student Learning: Sequential, hands-on learning in, through, and/or about the arts.

Deadline: May 4, 2017

Website: http://azarts.gov/grant/arts-learning-collaboration-grant 

 

Boston Athenæum Short-Term Fellowships

The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or foreign Nationals holding appropriate U.S. government documents

Deadline: April 15, Feb 1, and Feb 15

Website: http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/42

 

Coalition for Western Women’s History Prize for Ph.D. Research

The $1,000 prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the American West. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and be members of the Coalition of Western Women’s History (CWWH) at the time of application. The prize honors the memory of Irene Ledesma, whose contributions to Chicana and working-class history were ended by her untimely death in 1997.

Citizenship: unrestricted

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Website: http://womenswest.com/awards-prizes/irene-ledesma-prize/ 

 

Study of Terrorism Travel Award

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) offers a travel grant program for current graduate students working on issues related to terrorism and responses to terrorism. Students may apply through our website for research support grants of $500 per award.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through the summer of 2017.

Website: http://www.start.umd.edu/education/terrorism-research-award-application-information 

 

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The goals of the WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are to increase research and understanding of gender and philanthropy, contribute to building the field of study of gender and philanthropy, and support and encourage emerging scholars in their study of gender and philanthropy.

Citizenship: Not specified

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Website: https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships/dissertation-fellowship/wpi-fellowship/index.html 

 

Opportunities in Science and Engineering

 

American Water Resources Association – Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

At least one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. Consider becoming a member! Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: April 22, 2017

Website: http://www.awra.org/about/scholarships/  

 

Forensic Sciences Foundation Jan S. Bashinski Grant

The award is to provide Graduate Students with ­financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences.

Citizenship: United States

Deadline: July 31

Website: http://fsf.aafs.org/grants-scholarships-awards/jan-s-bashinski-grant/

 

Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) Dean Amadon Grant

The grant is designed to assist those working in the area of distribution and systematics (taxonomy) of raptors. Systematics covers a wide array of interests from molecular work to differential migration of populations from various geographic regions, for example. Distribution also covers a wide array of interests but should have something to do with where raptors live or why they are there. Applicants should indicate how their project fits into the area of raptor distribution and/or systematics.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: June 30

Website: http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/grants-and-awards/dean-amadon-grant/

 

US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (OS) Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR 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 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.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens at the time of application

Deadline: May 17, 2017

Website: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/

     

Postdoctoral Opportunities

 

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Postdoctoral Fellows

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation's best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field. By the application deadline, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences or engineering. Applicants must be within three years from date of award of Ph.D. or Sc.D. by the application deadline.

Citizenship: There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must successfully complete a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Fellowships/ARL/index.htm

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowships - US Department of Energy

The Postdoctoral (Postdoc) Program offers the opportunity for appointees to perform research in a scientifically rich research and development environment; present and publish research; contribute to the overall research efforts at the laboratory; advance knowledge in the areas of basic and applied research; and strengthen national scientific and technical capabilities. LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.

Citizenship: United States

Deadlines: April 1, July 1, October 1, Dec 1

Website: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php  

 

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Last updated 6 Apr 2017