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Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
Usually offer several sholarships to graduate students. Information is usually posted in November of each year.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

American Institute of Physics
Congressional Science Fellowships
The American Institute of Physics annually sponsors one scientist to spend a year providing scientific and technical advice to Congress. The American Physical Society also runs its own APS Congressional Science Fellowship program, with the same purpose. Both programs are operated under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which sponsors its own Fellows, as well.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

American Institute of Physics
State Department Science Fellowship Program
The American Institute of Physics in collaboration with the Department of State and with the American Association for the Advancement of Science has established an AIP State Department Science Fellowship program. Under this program, AIP will sponsor at least one Fellow annually to spend a year working in a bureau or office of the State Department. This is an opportunity for a scientist to provide scientific and technical expertise to the Department, and help raise awareness of the value of scientific input, while learning about and contributing to the foreign policy process.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Beinecke Scholarship
Each year approximately 125 colleges and universities are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and 20 new scholarships will be awarded in 2014. To be eligible to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, a student must be a college junior, a citizen of the United States and have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years, and be interested in a a graduate degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Boren Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: January 28, 2016; On-campus deadlines vary
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is hoped that recipients of Boren Fellowships will comprise an ever-growing cadre of experts whose enriched educational and professional experiences will enable them to provide leadership and direction in our national commitment to economic growth, international peace and security, and the promotion of democracy abroad. The Academy for Educational Development (AED) considers it a distinct pleasure to serve as the administrative agent for this important program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - International Travel and Study Abroad.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline : Oct. 15
Engages fellows in analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy and develop skills essential to working in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels
(Last checked 09/09/15)

College and Graduate School : Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Students
An outstanding resource on the internet created and maintained by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
Francisco (Paco) A. Tomei Torres, Ph.D. has started a Google Group to post information about scholarhips, fellowships, internships etc.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Collegiate Inventors Competition
For an application and further information contact, Paul Kunce, Program Coordinator at (330) 849-6887, send e-mail to pkunce@invent.org, or write The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, c/o Inventure Place, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Minority Graduate Application Fee Waiver
The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. Through this program, prospective students can apply for a graduate application fee waiver or request graduate information for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions, which includes all Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago.
MSU students desiring more information about the FreeApp program can contact : Trina Trefil, Michigan State University, The Graduate School, 118 Linton Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Phone: 517-353-4738; Email: trefiltr@msu.edu
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Minorities
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Traveling Scholar Program
The Traveling Scholar Program enables doctoral-level students at any CIC university to take advantage of educational opportunities--specialized courses, unique library collections, unusual laboratories--at any other CIC university without change in registration or increase in tuition. Since the CIC Traveling Scholar program began in 1963, more than 5,300 doctoral candidates at the CIC universities have taken advantage of the Traveling Scholar Program, which allows study for up to two semesters or three quarters at another CIC campus.
MSU students desiring more information can contact : Stephanie Opatrny-Smith, Michigan State University, The Graduate School, 118 Linton Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Phone: 517-355-0301; Fax: 517-353-3355; Email: sos@msu.edu
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Student Financial Aid : Fellowships
Currently lists over 100 opportunities.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Michigan State University has been selected to receive funding under this program for September 2015 through March 2017. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program provides opportunities for prospective postsecondary teachers in the field of modern foreign languages and area studies to conduct doctoral dissertation research overseas.Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education. Graduate students submit fellowship applications through their respective institutions. Grantee institutions disburse grant funds to their fellows. Grants are awarded for an 18-month period, within which fellows must complete their respective research projects. Competitions are conducted annually. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible. Contact Roger Bresnahan with questions or interest (Email bresnaha@msu.edu or call (517) 432-8244).
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Dr. Charles & Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship
The Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship is for doctoral students who wish to undertake field research abroad for the purposes of their dissertations. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Applicants should be citizens and permanent residents of the United States.
2. Applicants are enrolled in doctoral programs at MSU, have garnered sufficient academic credits, have clearly-delineated dissertation research objectives and ideally have or are in the process of defended/defending their research prospectus/proposal.
Application deadline: March 18, 2016
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships and Related Advice
(Last checked 09/09/15)

(Harry Frank) Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: February 1
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (http://www.hfg.org/) welcomes proposals from researchers into any of the natural and social sciences or humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. In addition to the program of support for postdoctoral research, 10 or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of their dissertation within the award year. The fellowships, which include a stipend of $10,000 and are only awarded for the final year of Ph.D. work, are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate so that s/he completes his/her thesis in a timely manner. Visit the foundation Web site for eligibility requirements and application information. Contact: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 527 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; Tel: (212) 644-4907; Fax: (212) 644-5110.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

HigherEd Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Going to a graduate school, or need financial support to complete your advanced degrees? Find it in HigherEdSpace.com Funding Directory. It has a collection of many scholarships for graduate students including funding to complete your thesis / dissertations.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Howard Hughs Medical Institute
International Dissertation Research Fellowships
Deadline : November 1
The HHMI website states that nominees must be in their 2nd or 3rd year of graduate study and must not be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. To be competitive, nominees must be truly excellent. This is a nationwide competition with nominees from very strong programs. The first fellowships were awarded this year to 48 graduate students (out of 385 who completed applications) from 22 countries and representing 25 universities. HHMI is looking for exceptional graduate students who have already shown potential as researchers and hopes, through the fellowships, to identify future scientific leaders. Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their promise as scientific investigators. Many factors will be assessed. The most influential will be the applicant's summary of his or her proposed thesis research, and the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the student. Also important will be the recommendation letters, the training environment, and the applicant's previous research and other accomplishments.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Graduate Fellowships Program
Deadline : February 15
Available Fellowships:
The ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship pays tuition at the school attended by the recipient, a stipend of $5,000, and awards $1,000 in ISI Books. More than 400 Weaver graduate fellowships have been granted since the program's inception in 1964.
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
In addition to the above fellowships for graduate students, ISI awards an undergraduate fellowship each year. Graduating college seniors interested in the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose are invited to apply. Application guidelines for the Simon Fellowship are distinct from those requirements listed below for the graduate fellowships.
General Requirements:
In order to qualify for ISI graduate fellowships, applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law) schools are ineligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or graduate students who are familiar with ISI's purposes and programs and who receive The Intercollegiate Review. Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship, but an applicant may receive only one ISI fellowship during his academic career.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

International Research Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Students Beginning in 2016-2017
Compiled by Dr. David Wiley and associates, August 25, 2015 for his International Social Science Research Seminar.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

(Robert S.) McNamara Fellowships
Deadline : February 11
This site addresses the programs sponsored by The World Bank, including the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program. You should note that the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships are only applicable for developing country nationals pursuing a PhD.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank, by contributions from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia. Every year the Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. These Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Conference Grants
Deadline: Friday, August 30, 5 p.m. for conference dates between 8/28/13 and 1/6/14
Open to graduate and professional students to help defray the costs of traveling to and from conferences. Up to $300 awarded via lottery system, available only once during graduate lifetime. Applications and instructions for this grant can be found on the COGS website at http://cogs.msu.edu/funding.html or requested from the main office.
(Last checked 01/07/13)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Schools
Graduate Student Organization Event Funding
Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Once funds allocated for funding requests are depleted, no more requests will be granted. NOTE: All applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the full council meeting of the month prior to your event. COGS will fund events up to $150.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Graduate School
Dissertation Completion Fellowships
One hundred and twenty(120) fellowships are available annually to allow students to devote full time to writing the dissertation with the goal that the dissertation will be completed during the tenure of the fellowship. Other MSU financial support, held simultaneously with the fellowship, cannot exceed a one-quarter time assistantship or the equivalent.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Graduate School
Education Opportunity Fellowship
Applications are currently available for the 2014-15 academic year and must be returned by April 15, 2014 for consideration.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Graduate School
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Graduate School
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
Provides current scholarship, fellowship, and internship information of interest to Michigan State University graduate students.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Graduate School
King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF) Program
Application deadline : February 14, 2014
The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFF) at Michigan State University (MSU) is funded by the State of Michigan's Workforce Development Agency and The Graduate School at MSU. The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented doctoral degree graduates who enter academic careers in postsecondary education. Preference is not given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Applications from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations are encouraged.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Honors College
National/International Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS)
Any MSU students interested in applying for the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, or National Science Foundation scholarships, or for competitive undergraduate scholarship such as the Hollings, Goldwater, Truman, or Udall Scholarships should check out this website. For more information contact: National/International Fellowships and Scholarships, Michigan State University, 105 Eustace-Cole Hall, 468 East Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824-1041; Telephone : (517) 355-2326; E-mail: nifs@msu.edu. August 10, 2012 note: The dean of the Honors College, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, is currently the contact for NIFS until the Coordinator/Director position is filled.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
International Studies and Programs
Office for International Students and Scholars
Financial Aid
There are limited financial resources available to international students at MSU. Loan and grant programs are either short term or to be used as degree completion loans. These financial packages are not designed to support your full academic program at MSU.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid
Short Term Loan Programs
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Academies
Fellowships Office
The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce. Current opportunities are as follows:
(1) Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Through its Fellowship Program, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties. Administered by the National Research Council (NRC) since 1979, these programs provide fellowship support at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
(2) The Research Associateship Programs (RAP). The NRC Resident Research Associateship Programs were established in 1954. The goal of this program is to provide advanced training for highly qualified graduate postdoctoral and visiting scientists, while enhancing the research conducted in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. A wide variety of research opportunities are available at top research laboratories across the U.S. and in select foreign locations. These awards are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and with some limitations, foreign nationals in all fields of science and engineering.
(3) Jefferson Science Fellowships. Recognizing that knowledge of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) is essential to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, the Secretary of State began the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, in 2003. Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow returns to his/her academic career, but remains available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.
(4) Vietnam Education Foundation. Established by the U.S. Congress through the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000. The VEF provides fellowship support to Vietnamese nationals who wish to pursue graduate studies in STEM fields at U.S. institutions of higher learning. The VEF also supports postdoctoral opportunities for Vietnamese nationals for short term visits to the U.S. a well as funding U.S. faculty to teach in Vietnam. Since its inception, the Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies has played an integral role in the support of these programs.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Academies
Fellowships Office
Outside Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grant Sites
Lists additional sources for graduate funding.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship Program
The U.S. Department of Defense is offering 90 NDSEG scholarships of $20,000 each to eligible graduate students in the science and engineering disciplines. Restricted to U.S. citizens or nationals. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). For more information, contact the Department of Defense, NDSEG Fellowship Program, 200 Park Drive, Suite 211, P.O. Box 13444, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3444; Telephone: (919)549-8505; Fax: (919)549-8205; E-mail: ndseg@aro-emhl.army.mil.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering
Application deadline: November 30
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields such as Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF 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 recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, many who have become leaders in their chosen careers, and some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Science Foundation
Specialized Information for Graduate Students
The following programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
(1) Arctic Research Opportunities
(2) Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(3) Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)
(4) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
(5) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
(6) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(7) Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
(8) Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service
(9) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(10) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program
(11) International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops
(12) National STEM Education Distributed Learning
(13) NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships
(15) Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program
(16) Partnerships for International Research and Education
(17) Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research
(18) Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(1( Undergraduate Research Collaboratives
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral
A compilation by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Nationally Coveted Scholarships
National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
(Last checked 09/09/15)

NOAA Student Opportunities
This new web site provides scholarship, internship, and fellowship information for high school, undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs. NOAA is currently accepting applications for the following Student Opportunities:
Undergraduate Scholarship Program applications due by January 31
Graduate Sciences Program applications due by January 31
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity
Dissertation-Writing Fellowships
Deadline : January 1
A number of colleges and universities in the Northeast region are offering dissertation-writing stipends for 2009-10 ($24,000-$32,000). The host universities include: Colgate, Northeastern, Monmouth, and the Univ. of Rochester. The host colleges include: Allegheny and Middlebury. Successful applicants spend one year in residency as Visiting Diversity Scholars at the host campuses while they work on completion of their dissertations. The director of the Visiting Scholars Program, JoAnn Moody, PhD, JD, serves as a mentor-at-large to all Visiting Scholars. Questions should be directed to her at: joann.moody@earthlink.net.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

(Bill) Raskob Foundation
A small family foundation set up to give deserving students undergraduate and graduate loans with no interest. It funds over one hundred applicants a year.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Scholarly Societies Project
Scholarly societies often provide information about grants, scholarships, fellowships, postdoctorates, etc. via their journals and newsletters. This web page, compiled by the University of Waterloo Library, provides links to an ever growing collection of scholarly society web pages and their journals, newsletters, etc.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

(Evalee C.) Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
A trust created to give 0% interest loans to deserving graduate and undergraduate students.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
The Smithsonian Institute's Office of Research Training and Services offers a variety of fellowship and paid research opportunities to graduate students and upper level undergraduates each year. Opportunities range from Native American studies and Latino studies to Molecular Evolution and Horticulture. Many of the opportunities have a January 15th receipt deadline.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Fellowships and Grants
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Soros Fellowship For New Americans (Paul and Daisy)
Deadline: November 1
Provides support for new Americans - naturalized U.S. citizen, child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens, or a resident alien who holds a Green Card. Full support is given for two years of graduate study in the United States. Fellows receive a $20,000 maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of graduate program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minorities
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Udall Foundation
Deadline : February 24
Two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 are available to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. For additional information about the Udall Fellowship, including eligibility, program conditions, and biographies of recent fellows, please visit our website at www.udall.gov. While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation also seeks to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome. If you have questions about the Udall Fellowship Program, please contact Jane Curlin, Senior Program Manager, at curlin@udall.gov
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database
The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Advanced search options allow users to refine their search by field, academic level, award type, award amount, and other criteria. GRAPES is maintained by the Graduate Outreach, Diversity and Fellowships Office.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities
Options include:
(1) View fellowships by name to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted alphabetically.
(2) View fellowships by deadline date to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted by application deadline date.
(3) View fellowships with upcoming deadlines to see fellowships with upcoming application deadlines.
(4) View fellowships by category to see a filtered list of fellowships by categories such as External, Science and Engineering, and Dissertation Completion. Please note that fellowships may be found in multiple categories.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of Kansas
Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
Doctoral Fellowships for Tomorrow's Leaders
The mission of the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship is to identify, recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students in the sciences, engineering, business, medicine and pharmacy who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year award consisting of an annual $30,000 payment (2015-2019).
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of Texas Arlington External Funding Opportunities
The Office of Graduate Studies regularly posts external funding opportunities that are usually available to graduate students all across the country.
(Last checked 04/01/13)

University of Virginia
The Jefferson Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline : December
Based solely on merit, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the University of Virginia seek to attract candidates who demonstrate exceptional potential as Scholars, teachers, and leaders, and who possess a willingness to share their passion with a broad audience.
Competitive applicants will exemplify outstanding academic ability and potential along with a capacity for leadership and an interest in sharing their knowledge with a broader audience. Applicants for candidacy for the Ph.D. at the University in any department in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Darden Graduate School of Business and the Law School. Candidates must be nominated by their departments. Once nominations are received, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will host all candidates at a selection weekend in Charlottesville in February.
A living stipend of $30,000 renewable for five years. Research funds up to $7,500. Full tuition remittance and health insurance. For more information contact Doug Trout via phone at (434) 243-9067 or by email at dft6n@virginia.edu or Karen Tapscott via phone at (434) 243-9034 or by email at ktm6k@virginia.edu
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Zonta International
Amelia Earhart Fellowships
The Zonta International Foundation established this award to honor famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The award is for women who have completed at least one year of graduate study in an area of science or engineering which is closely related to advanced studies in the aerospace-related sciences. While often thought of as award just for those studying aerospace sciences, awards have been made for graduate study in such fields as aerospace, engineering, astronomy, astrophysics, biomedical engineering, computer science, fluid mechanics, geological oceanography, meteorology, molecular biology and space medicine. Therefore, this grant supports a wider range of study than commonly thought. Thirty-three to thirty-five grants of $6000 each are made yearly.
(Last checked 09/09/15)


SciVal Funding
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

MSU Scholarship Search
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

OMP Scholarship Directory
Our directory of graduate-level scholarships is an excellent place to start your search for assistance in earning your master's online. With over 2,500 sources of aid (and counting) in our database, and a selection of filters to narrow the list of scholarships down, every current or aspiring graduate student can find scholarships they not only qualify for, but can compete for and earn. Be sure to check the database often, as our selection and information on each scholarship is regularly updated. Courtesy of Online Masters Degrees.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Scholarships.com has been providing students with a free college scholarship search tool and access to information on over 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth over $19 billion since 1998. The publishers personally screen the scholarships listed in our database to ensure students only legitimate awards. Also offers thirteen $1,000 area of study scholarship awards for students pursuing coursework in dozens of majors. We are members of both the National Scholarship Providers Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Registration required.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

U.S. Department of Labor Scholarship Search Tool
Students can use the U.S. Department of Labor's free scholarship search tool to find scholarships along with information on how to apply.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowship Database
The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database is a database of fellowships, the majority of which are from non-Cornell sources. Those interested in consulting the notebook are welcome to do so. Please search under highlighted topics (General, Biological Sciences, Humanities, International Students, Minorities, Physical Sciences, Postdoctoral, Social Sciences, Study Abroad, Summer, Women) or type in your own keywords ("Einstein", "Kenya", "molecular biology", "January", etc.). Further inquiries regarding fellowships listed in the database should be directed to the sponsoring organization, rather than the Cornell Graduate Fellowships Office. The Fellowships Office limits its responses to requests for information from prospective applicants to Cornell and from current Cornell graduate students.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Duke University
Graduate Student Opportunities
A listing of fellowships and grants for graduate study or dissertation research and/or writing.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database
The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Advanced search options allow users to refine their search by field, academic level, award type, award amount, and other criteria. GRAPES is maintained by the Graduate Outreach, Diversity and Fellowships Office.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of Chicago
Graduate Student Grants/Fellowships Blog
This blog is maintained by Sarah Tuohey, Assistant Dean of Students for Admissions and Fellowships in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
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University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities
Options include:
(1) View fellowships by name to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted alphabetically.
(2) View fellowships by deadline date to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted by application deadline date.
(3) View fellowships with upcoming deadlines to see fellowships with upcoming application deadlines.
(4) View fellowships by category to see a filtered list of fellowships by categories such as External, Science and Engineering, and Dissertation Completion. Please note that fellowships may be found in multiple categories.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
External Funding Opportunities
An ever-expanding list of funding opportunities.
(Last checked 09/09/15)


The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Students should remember that no single resource covers every possible scholarship listing, and people who seek scholarships should research many resources in addition to databases and the Internet, so they can find as many scholarship listings for which they qualify as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

The Graduate School Funding Handbook. April Vahle Hamel and Jennifer S. Furlong. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012. 3rd edition, 200pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2371.4 .H35 2012
For more than fifteen years The Graduate School Funding Handbook has been an invaluable resource for students applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, the book offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that readers can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications....The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. This revised third edition provides a wealth of additional information and advice and details a number of new grant opportunities including several aimed at women, minorities, and other underrepresented student groups. Covering fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and current, based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.

Money for Graduate Students in the Arts and Humanities. Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M664

Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M653
Lists fellowships, grants, and awards set aside specifically for graduate students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in: Agronomy, Animal sciences, Botany, Entomology, Environmental sciences, Horticulture, Marine sciences, Veterinary sciences, Zoology, and related fields. Programs listed have to offer at least $1,000 per year to each recipient (and many go way beyond that, awarding full tuition or $30,000+ to graduate students annually), knowing that not one dollar of that will need to be repaid (provided, of course, that stated requirements are met)!

Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M6532
Lists fellowships, grants, and awards open to students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in: Dentistry, Genetics, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, other related health fields. Targets programs that offer at least $1,000 per year to each recipient (and many go way beyond that, awarding full tuition or $30,000+ to graduate students annually), knowing that not one dollar of that will need to be repaid (provided, of course, that stated requirements are met)!

Money for Graduate Students in the Physical and Earth Sciences El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M6662
Describes 800 of the biggest and best fellowships, forgivable loans, grants, and awards set aside just for students interested in working on a master's or doctoral degree in: atmospheric sciences, aviation, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, space sciences, technology, or any other physical or earth science.

Money for Graduate Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M667
A list of fellowships, grants, awards, loans, traineeships, and other funding programs set aside to support graduate study, training, research and creative activities in the social sciences; state sources of educational benefits; recommended financial aid resources; and a set of six indexes: title, sponsor, residency, tenability, subject, and deadline. Describes nearly 1000 funding opportunities for research and study in accounting, advertising, anthropology, business, criminology, demography, economics, education, geography, international relations, law, librarianship, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology, and the rest of the social sciences.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans : A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S35
Provides access to more than 7500 sources of education-related financial aid for students and professionals at all levels of study from undergraduate and vocational/technical to post doctorate and professional study. Comprehensive listings are provided for: architecture, area and ethnic studies, art, business, communications, computer science, education, engineering, health science, humanities, industrial arts, language, law, literature, liberal arts, library science, life science, mathematics, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, physical sciences, social sciences, theology and religion. Also includes information about federal financial aid, the AmeriCorps program, and state agencies administering financial aid.
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Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


4 Tips for Getting Graduate School Letters of Recommendation
With spots limited and competition high, getting into graduate school is sometimes nearly as much of a feat as completing a program. While having a firm grasp of the entire application process is critical for obtaining entry, letters of recommendation are often the aces up the sleeves of successful candidates. Advice from U.S. News University Directory
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Advice for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Applicants
Advice from Dr. Katy Colbry, College of Engineering, Graduate Recruiting Director.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Applying for Artistics Grants and Fellowships
Advice from the IU GradGrants Center, 2011.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

The Art of Writing a Proposal
Some candid suggestions for applicants to Social Science Research Council competitions by Adam Przeworski, Department of Political Science, New York University, and Frank Salomon, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin.
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Asking for Letters of Recommendation
One of the most important aspects of a student's application is the letter of recommendation. Depending on the grant or fellowship, a single applicant may need one to three letters that can attest to the strengths of both the student and his or her project. Strong letters of recommendation can be the decisive factor in whether or not a student receives funding and yet it is the part of the application over which a student has the least control. This web page provides a few tips to help you secure the strongest letters of recommendation possible. Advice from Dana Ohren, Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Do's and Don'ts for Fellowship Applicants
Advice from Guinevere L. Griest, Director, Division of Fellowships and Seminars, Grants Office, College of William and Mary. still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 07/08/13)

Dr. Karen's Foolproof Grant Template
Advice from Karen Kelsky appearing in The Professor Is In (July 16, 2011)
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Getting Inside the Grant Process : Writing Grants for Education Research
Advice from the Michigan State University College of Education IRTL unit, September 2012.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Grant Writing Tips for Graduate Students
Financial pressures have shifted grant writing to the forefront of skills that graduate students need to survive academic life. Some students receive instant gratification and get a grant the first or second time they apply. Far more common are repeated rejections. Advice from Lisa Patrick Bentley, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 11, 2010.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

A Guide for Proposal Writing
Practical advice for applying for research funding from the National Science Foundation.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Helping Students to Tell Their Stories
Anthony B. Cashman, director of the Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, regularly provides workshops on his campus and at other institutions that seek to help students write effective personal essays for their graduate-school applications. In the four years he has served in his post at Holy Cross, its students have won 30 Fulbright scholarships, placing the college among the top few institutions of its type and size for number of awards....Students need to make three basic moves with their graduate-school applications, Cashman says. Without any guidance, students typically achieve only one or two of them, he adds. But they need to put together an application that responds to all three. Article by James M. Lang appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 20, 2012.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

How to Win A Graduate Fellowship
Advice from Michael Kiparsky, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2006.
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The Most Common Errors Made in Research Proposals and Applications
Adapted from How to Get Money for Research, by Mary Rubin, The Feminist Press, 1989. Advice from Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Essay Insights
Courtesy of Robin G. Walker, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia.
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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Essay Insights
Advice from Alex Lang, Boston University Grad Student
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Paying for Grad School
The best kind of financial aid is money you don't have to pay back, typically called scholarships, grants, or fellowships. Series of articles from the U.S. News and World Report, March 21, 2008.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years
The publication Scholarly Pursuits: A Practical Guide to Academe offers by Cynthia Verba provides advice on all aspects of professional development in preparation for an academic career and for enhancing PhD career opportunities more generally. It also includes samples of winning fellowship proposals, as well as CVs and cover letters for job applications.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Writing a Fellowship Proposal or Statement of Purpose
This article explains the procedures involved in preparing a dissertation proposal. Article by Cynthia Verba, The Multicultural Advantage.
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Writing Effective Grant Proposals for Individual Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Courtesy of Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison via Carleton College.
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Writing Fellowship Essays
Advice from Yale University, International Education and Fellowship Programs.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Writing Personal Statements Online : A Handbook for Students Applying for Scholarships and Graduate Study
For students, personal statements and application essays are among the most difficult and most important documents they will ever write. They are difficult because they require both introspection and polish, and important because the writer may literally be competing for tens of thousands of dollars in a huge field of outstanding candidates. A writing tutor who has provided guidance on more than a thousand graduate applications, Joe Schall advises you on how to be competitive but not cocky, informed but not formulaic, openly creative yet professional. As you consider ways to write your way into your future, count on this website to help you grow and thrive in the process. Joe Schall was the Giles Writer-in-Residence for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State from 1988 until 2008.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Writing Proposals for ACLS (Advancing the Humanities) Fellowship Competitions
Advice from Christina M. Gillis.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Writing Recommendation Letters : A Faculty Handbook
Advice from Joe Schall, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, September 2013.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

Writing the Personal Statement courtesy of the Purdue Online Writing Lab
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Writing Winning Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Research Applications
Prepared by Mary Ann Walker for the Michigan State University Graduate School, 2014.
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Writing Winning Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Research Applications
Prepared by Mary Ann Walker Fall 2015.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

The Grants Project : An Introduction to Proposal Development
Prepared by Mary Ann Walker for the Michigan State University School of Engineering, Fall 2015.
(Last checked 09/09/15)

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