Fellowship Opportunities

National Institute of Health
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program: The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. 

Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award: The purpose of the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful research postdoctoral appointments.


American Heart Association
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program: The purpose of the program is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and brain health.


National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship Competition: Potential applicants should consult the NSF's website for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program for more information and specific application instructions. Potential applicants should consult the NSF FastLane website for the availability of the Graduate Research Fellowship online application and deadlines.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Department of Defense Fellowship: The Department of Defense (DOD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers. Usually, these students are supported wholly by the DOD grant or contract.


The National Academies
Ford Foundation Fellowships/Diversity Fellowships: The Fellowship Office administers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study.


Hertz Foundation
Graduate Fellowships: Open to students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.


American Association of University Women
Selected Professions Fellowships (AAUW): Awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women have been traditionally underrepresented. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates in all programs except the master's in engineering and medicine are eligible to apply for support for the final year of study only and are expected to receive their degrees at the end of the fellowship year.


National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.
GEM Fellowship: The GEM Fellowship Program is designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented students to obtain MS and PhD degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.


Department of Homeland Security
Graduate Fellowships: Open to US citizens and permanent residents. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.


Bell Labs
Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Open to women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents:


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Various fellowship/scholarship opportunities are open to U.S. citizens:


Henry Luce Foundation
Clare Booth Luce Graduate Fellowship Program: The Clare Boothe Luce Program promotes the advancement of American women through higher education in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Preference is given for those expressing a career interest in academia. Open to women who are U.S. citizens.


Women In Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN)
Scholarships/fellowships database: This database provides contact information for organizations that provide scholarships and fellowships for women in engineering and science. There is also a list of corporations, foundations and government agencies that offer grants to women pursuing degrees in the engineering fields.