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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Are you interested in the interaction of science, technology and government in the United States and around the world? Would you like to work in Washington, DC, to learn firsthand how the federal government operates and to help make decisions that result in national public policy? If you have a PhD or an equivalent degree in one of the social, physical or biological sciences, or are an engineer with a master's degree and at least three years of post-degree professional experience, you are eligible to apply for a one-year AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship programs are designed to provide each qualified individual with a unique public-policy learning experience and to bring technical backgrounds and external perspectives to decision-making in the U.S. government. AAAS is proud to sponsor these programs to facilitate science/government interaction.
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Center for the Study of the American South
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application deadline : November 12
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. This award supports an outstanding junior scholar in the revision of a book-length manuscript for publication in a field related to the South, broadly construed to include the states of the former Confederacy and adjoining areas. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the UNC-CH Library or other research collections of the Triangle area, and explicitly engage issues of southern regional identity or distinctiveness. The fellowship provides a salary of $42,500 plus health insurance and $3,000 in research and travel funds. The fellow may arrange to teach no more than one course at UNC during the fellowship term.
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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
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Federal Programs and Fellowships That Support Early Career Faculty
This report contains an overview of federal government funding opportunities and fellowship programs that provide support for early career faculty reseachers working at universities or other non-government institutions. Some programs provide support for early career faculty, as well as postdoctoral researchers and new investigators. Slideshare package offered by Lewis-Burke Associates.
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Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015/2016-2016/2017 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year. Applications for 2014/2015-2015/2016 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2013. Further details on the program and on application procedures may be found at: Potential candidates should contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (jstavsky@fulbright.org.il; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.
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Global Health Sciences Directory of Grants and Fellowships
Fogarty Funding Opportunities
Fogarty's global health research and research training programs offer a variety of funding opportunities. Find upcoming application deadlines, announcements from the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) and more information about Fogarty programs.
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Global Health Sciences Directory of Grants and Fellowships
Non-NIH Funding Opportunities
This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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HigherEd Grants for Professionals
HigherEdSpace.com Funding Directory has a collection of funding opportunities / grants for scientists, researchers, faculty members. Funding / grants may be from governments, and other organizations
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Institute of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship
An opportunity for outstanding mid-career health professionals to gain an understanding of the health policy process, to contribute to the formulation of new policies and programs, and to develop in their careers as leaders in academic health centers and in health policy.
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Michigan State University
Office of Postdoctoral Training
The Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies announce the opening of an Office for Postdoctoral Training. The Office will formalize the ongoing Graduate School professional development support for postdocs over the past 2 years. The Office will be functionally located in the Graduate School and tied closely to the VPRGS. This web page includes information about funding opportunities.
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Michigan State University
Postdoctoral Opportunities
MSU Resources for Post-docs and Graduate Students. Revised September 2009.
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Michigan State University
Vice President's Office for Research and Graduate Studies
Central clearinghouse for research and funding information on campus. Follow the funding link to find information about external and internal funding sources.
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Michigan State University
Vice President's Office for Research and Graduate Studies
Grant Proposal System Submission Database
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Michigan State University
Vice President's Office for Research and Graduate Studies
Institution-Limited Competitions
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies has developed a new procedure for managing institutionally limited funding opportunities. Such limited submission proposals will require a short pre-proposal to select the application(s) to be submitted from MSU. The pre-proposal guidelines and cover sheet are available on the Web at: http://resfacil.msu.edu/groups/ILP/. This site also lists the program announcements including the internal and external deadlines. Faculty are encouraged to subscribe to the Limited Submission Listserv to receive regular notifications of limited submission opportunities. Instructions for subscribing to the limited submission listserv can be found on the Institutionally Limited Proposals Web site. If you have any questions about this new process please send them to me or to limited@msu.edu. Source: Estelle J. McGroarty, Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Director of the Office of Research Development and Grants Coordination.
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Michigan State University
Vice President's Office for Research and Graduate Studies
Strategic Partnership Program
A competitive grants program, funded by the Michigan State University Foundation, which provides funding for major projects in key areas of research, scholarship and creative activities. Pre-proposals due by 5pm on the Grant Proposal System.
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Michigan State University Foundation
Grants Programs
(1) The Strategic Partnership program concentrates on major grants ranging from $500,000 to more than $1 million into key areas of research growth. They are used to leverage matching support from other sources, to provide seed funding for the development of new knowledge, and to initiate new centers of excellence at Michigan State University. These grants are treated as investments in the future development of MSU as one of the nation's leading research universities. Projects are funded based on the following criteria: scope and significance, the potential they have to use grant funds in leveraging additional resources, and the commitment of resources from the sponsoring college and department.
(2) Capacity building grants are directed and administered by the MSU Provost and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. It encompasses a broad spectrum of University interests in research, teaching, and outreach. These grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. They are used to leverage other MSU resources to provide required externally funded grant matches and cost-shares, faculty recruitment and laboratory setup packages, and faculty retention packages, in addition to assisting in the limited support of a handful of University centers of excellence.
(3) The Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) provides up to $25,000 in funding for creative and performance projects and up to $7,000 in the arts and humanities area. Two types of awards are available:

Principal investigators are required to submit a report at the end of the project indicating the impact of the investment.
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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.
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National Institutes of Health
Fogarty International Center
International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)
Provides support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) U.S. research scientists for an intensive, mentored research career development experience leading to an independent research career focused on global health. The experience will be in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) as defined by the World Bank. Low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries are included. Applications are invited from biomedical, epidemiological, clinical, biostatistical, social and behavioral scientists in the formative stages of their research careers. Salary support: up to $75,000 plus applicable fringe benefits per year. Research support: up to $30,000 per year
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National Science Foundation
Major Research Instrumentation Grant
The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions....To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.
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Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral
A compilation by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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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.
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Equipment Grants
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Biological Sciences
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences
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Vietnam Education Foundation
The Vietnam Education Foundation is a special initiative by the Government and the people of the United States to promote closer relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. We do so by providing opportunities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in science and technology in the U.S., and for American citizens to teach in the same fields of studies in Vietnam. In short, we invest in the human capital of Vietnam and believe that we ourselves will become better by such investment.
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Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships Available in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadline : October 1
The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.
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Writing Winning Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Research Applications
Prepared by Mary Ann Walker for the Michigan State University Graduate School, 2012.
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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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The Grants Project : An Introduction to Proposal Development
Prepared by Mary Ann Walker for the Michigan State University School of Engineering, Fall 2014.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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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.
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Provides detailed and up-to-date information on approximately 600,000 financial aid opportunities. Registration not required. Also provides Spanish search engine as well.
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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.
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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.

Annual Register of Grant Support. Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Reference Funding Center 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. Keep latest three editions -- 2012, 2013, 2014.

Directory of Research Grants. Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Reference Funding Center 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. Keep latest three editions -- 2011, 2012, 2013.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Reference Funding Center 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. Reference Funding Center LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide. Keep latest three editions -- 2013, 2014, 2015.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans : A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, annual. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center 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. Latest three editions -- 2012, 2013, and 2014 -- are available in Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center via Standing Order.


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