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Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
TWAS offers a number of fellowships, prizes, grants, and professional exchanges for scientists in the developing world.
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AFCEA Educational Foundation
Provides incentives, opportunities and assistance to people engaged in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our programs focus on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
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.
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants
Grants are open to all geology graduate students. Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant. Although the focus of the program is the support of qualified candidates for Masters or equivalent degrees, qualified doctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply.
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American Association of University Women (AAUW)
International Fellowships
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree by September 30, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master's/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.
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American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Fellowships Opportunities
Current opportunities include:
(1) AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
(2) National Academies of Science Mirzayan Fellowship
(3) AAAS Science and Technology Fellowships
(4) AIP Science Policy Fellowships
(5) AGU Congressional Science Fellowship
(6) APS Congressional Fellowship
(7) Jefferson Science Fellowships
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American Geological Institute (AGI)
AGI Minority Participation Program
Deadline : March 15
Supports U.S. undergraduates who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate student majoring in geoscience, including the geoscience subdisciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education. This program does not support students in other natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Candidates must have a verifiable ethnic-minority status as Black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan). The award provides support is for full-time students only, with demonstrable financial need.
The award is available only to students currently enrolled in college geoscience programs. Application requires a personal statement, transcripts, test scores, 3 recommendations. Awards range from $500-$3,000. Web site contains application form.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Minorities, Sciences
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American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Deadline : August 4
Many research grants are available with varying deadlines in Atmospheric Sciences; Biogeosciences; Geodesy; Geomagnetism & Paleomagnetism, Hydrology, Ocean Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Space Physics and Aeronomy; Volcanology; Geochemistry & Petrology; Agronomy; Volcanology; Geochemistry & Petrology; and Mineral and Rock Physics. Student travel grants also awarded.
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American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Horton Research Grant in Hydrological Sciences
Grants are awarded each year in support of Ph.D. candidates in hydrology or water resources research.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Foundation Scholarships
AIAA's undergraduate scholarship program offers 30 scholarships of $2,000 to one or more college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year. Students also have the opportunity to renew your $2,000 scholarship annually until they graduate. Ten graduate student awards worth $5,000 each are presented annually.
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American Institute of Physics
Awards, Prizes, Fellowships, and Scholarships
AIP honors outstanding achievements in physics and raises public awareness of the contributions that physicists make to society. In addition to its awards program, AIP supports the profession with government fellowships and undergraduate scholarships and teaching awards.
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American Museum of Natural History
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
Lists grants and other funding opportunities available to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of zoology, paleontology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences.
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American Nuclear Society Scholarships
ANS offers a variety of scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the nuclear areas.
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American Physical Society (APS)
Dissertation Awards
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M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
Offered through the American Physical Society, this opportunity is available to students whose careers in physics research were interrupted. Funding can be used to cover childcare and other expenses, as well as tuition and equipment. Awards up to to $45,000. Must have previously commenced work on a PhD.
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American Physical Society (APS)
Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants. The award consists of $2000 per year for new corporate scholars, and $3000 per year for renewal students to be used for tuition, room & board, educational materials. In addition, each physics department that hosts one or more APS minority undergraduate scholars and assigns a mentor for their student/s will receive a $500 award for programs to encourage minority students. The program is usually able to fund 20-25 new recipients each year.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - sciences, minorities.
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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: March
Originally created by the surviving astronauts of the Mercury Seven, the foundation was created to ensure that the U.S. would maintain leadership in science and technology. The Astronaut Scholarship provides financial support ($10,000) for promising students in engineering and physical sciences. NOTE: Students pursuing a practice in professional medicine are not considered.
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American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences.
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Antibodies.com Annual Life Science Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Eligibility: All students studying Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.
Award Amount: $2000
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us at scholarships@antibodies.com
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AT&T Labs Fellowships
AT&T Labs Fellowships are available to outstanding minority and women students who are pursuing PhD studies in computer and communications-related fields. The fellowship provides for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, and approved travel expenses; a stipend for living expenses; summer employment; and a mentor who is a staff member at AT&T Labs.
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Borlaug Fellowship Program
The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is establishing the Norman E. Borlaug International Science and Technology Fellows Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) as an outcome of USDA's Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology held in Sacramento, California, June 2003. The program would foster developing countries' adoption and adaptation of agricultural science and technology.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded. BWF has programs which support primary and secondary students, science and mathematics teachers, institutions, and academic scientists: postdoctoral-faculty bridging awards and faculty awards. The majority of the BWF's grantmaking is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution. All institutions receiving awards must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Good opportunities for early career faculty.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards at the Scientific Interfaces
Recognizing the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has developed the Career Awards at the Scientific Interface. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Prior to 2010, candidates for this award were nominated by North American degree-granting institutions. Since 2010, eligible candidates for this award may self-nominate. Good opportunity for early career faculty.
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. New for 2014: Beginning this award cycle, BWF will make up to two additional awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus on research at the interface between neuroscience and psychiatry. These proposals must clearly demonstrate evidence of integration of neuroscience and psychiatry in project design. Good opportunity for early career faculty.
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Chateaubriand Fellowships for Science & Technology Research in France
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.
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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.
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(Winston) Churchill Foundation of the United States (Nomination Required)
Scholarships for Graduate Study
Deadlines for next 4 years: November 8, 2011; November 13, 2012; November 12, 2013, November 11, 2014
Established in 1963 at the recommendation of Winston Churchill himself, the Winston Churchill Foundation is the only organization in the United States that bears his name and that was authorized by Sir Winston.  The Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers American students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement the opportunity to pursue graduate studies for a year in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge  The newest of the colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built in tribute to Winston Churchill, who in the years after the Second World War presciently recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security.  Churchill College focusses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
In addition to the academic splendors of Cambridge University, the Churchill Scholarships provide the opportunity to experience life in England and to visit the country’s archeological, historical, and artistic treasures, to forge friendships with students from Great Britain and from around the world, to see the United States from a new perspective, and to gain the many personal insights that come from living abroad and adjusting to new ways and new challenges.
Fourteen awards between $45,000 and $50,000 are usually awarded annually. Note: The MSU Honors College can submit nominations.
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College of William and Mary
Office of Sponsored Programs
Sciences Funding Resources A-Z
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Collegiate Inventors Competition
Deadline: May 16
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.
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Department of Energy
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
Deadline: Application submission and supporting materials must be received by January 14.
This fellowship is for exceptional undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Recipients receive payments of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, $32400 yearly stipend, matching funds for a computer workstation up to $2500, yearly academic allowance of $1000, yearly conferences, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens. Applicants must apply online at https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/application. For additional information, contact the DOE CSGF program coordinator at csgf@krellinst.org.
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Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration
Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF)
Application and supporting materials must be received by January 21.
This fellowship supports graduate students planning full-time study for a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science areas such as High-energy density physics, Low-energy nuclear science or Properties of materials under extreme conditions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Benefits of the NNSA SSGF Fellowship: (1) Yearly stipend of $32,400; (2) Payment of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study at any U.S. university; (3) $1000 yearly academic allowance for professional development.
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Department of Energy
Office of Science 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.
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Department of Energy
Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF)
The DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program (SCGF) has supported outstanding graduate students pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology (non-medical), chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational and computer sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science mission areas to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
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Directed Energy Scholarships in High Energy Laser & High Power Microwave Technologies
The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is the premier organization for the exchange of information on the development and application of directed energy (DE), which includes both high energy lasers (HEL) and high power microwaves (HPM). DEPS fosters research and development of DE technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The traditional academic disciplines involved in DE research include, but are not limited to, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences, optical sciences, optical engineering, and aerospace engineering.
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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Clinical Scientist Development Award
Provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. An open competition for the 2017-2018 CSDA awards will be launched on Friday, September 30, 2016. Please refer back to our website for additional details on how to apply.
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Duke University
Research Funding Opportunities
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Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF)
EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in document communications and/or in the enterprise content management marketplace. These careers may include: Computer Science & Engineering, Graphic & Media Communications, and Business in the document communications industry. The EDSF scholarship awards program was established to recognize and support the vital role that education plays in the success of electronic document communication companies worldwide. EDSF scholarships are awarded to qualified students who are preparing for careers in this growing and dynamic industry. A minimum of 30 scholarships are available each year.
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Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Research on Solid Waste
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Size: From $15,000 to $500,000
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) offers research grants on the management of solid wastes. Topics include waste minimization; recycling; waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, and other products; waste diversion to other uses; and landfills. There are no geographical restrictions on institutions that can apply.
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Fermilab Graduate Student Research Program in Theoretical Physics
The Fermilab Graduate Student Research Program in Theoretical Physics is intended for graduate students at U.S. universities who are in the research phase of graduate study in theoretical particle physics or theoretical astrophysics. Positions in this program will last for one year (12 months), generally starting in the Fall. Graduate students in the Graduate Student Research Program will remain matriculated at their home universities but be in residence at Fermilab.
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GEM, see National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

Geological Society of America
Grants, Awards, and Medals
GSA offers a variety of grant opportunities for research and travel. Explore the links provided for one that may pertain to you.
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German National Merit Foundation
Offers an exchange program with the MSU Department of Physics and Mathematics.
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Goldwater Scholarship (Barry M.) (Nomination Required)
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a premier award for undergraduates preparing for careers in engineering, math, and the natural sciences. It awards up to $15,000 to approximately 300 sophomores and juniors to cover junior and senior year expenses. Note: Students must be nominated for a Goldwater Scholarship by their institution's Goldwater faculty representative; direct applications are not accepted. The web page provides the name of MSU faculty representative.
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Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities
Science and Technology Category
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Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (John Simon)
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. Fellows are selected on the basis of two separate competitions, one for the United States and Canada, the other for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation does not make grants to institutions, organizations, or students.
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Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women in the Geosciences
The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is available for female students pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program.
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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Note: The application will be available for the academic year 2012-2013 in August 2011
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are based on merit (not need) consisting of a cost-of-education allowance in lieu of tuition and fees and a personal stipend of $25,000 over the nine-month academic year. The fellowship supports academic versus professional graduate study, e.g., study for the Ph.D. Only those studying the physical sciences whose work will have real world applications versus being purely theoretical are eligible. This focus, however, may be broadly construed. The official description of the fellowship also talks about the goals of the Hertz Foundation fellowship as being related to "the enhancement of the defense potential and technological stature of the United States." Again, this should not be taken literally. Students with an excellent academic credentials, who plan to study in some are of the physical sciences, should definitely consider applying for the Hertz. The Hertz offers very generous support. Fellows must attend one of the Foundations tenable schools. Michigan State University students are eligible to apply but should expect to attend one of the three dozen of the schools where students usually go to study.
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IBM Research Internship for Black, Hispanic, and Native American Students
IBM sponsors a research internship program for under-represented minorities. The goal is to encourage under-represented sophomore and junior minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Internships
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Imelda "Mel" and Ralph Lemar Scholarship
Deadline : April 1
Applicants must be graduating seniors at Fowlerville High School who will major in chemistry, physics, electrical or mechanical engineering. The program awards one nonrenewable scholarship of up to $800. Notice of eligibility is made known through public notices and classroom presentations at Fowlerville High School, and the candidate is chosen by a committee of faculty and staff.
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Laxenburg, Austria
Young Scientists Summer Program
Deadline: January
IIASA's annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute's Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. The YSSP provides a unique opportunity for participants to

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Jefferson Science Fellowships
Program for tenured faculty from US institutions who are US citizens. Fellows spend one year on assignment at the Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. The application period opens in August and closes at the end of October.
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, see Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Keck Foundation
The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million and are typically $2 million or less.
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Leonard M. Reiser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security, see Reiser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security

Lindbergh Foundation
A foundation dedicated to furthering Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Lindbergh Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources - including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education - including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health - including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. A Jonathan Lindbergh Brown Grant may be given to a project to support adaptive technology or biomedical research which seeks to redress imbalance between an individual and his or her human environment. Grants are made to individuals as well as educational and publication programs. [Health; environment; education; science]
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Malcolm Pirnie/United Negro College Fund Scholars Program, see Pirnie/United Negro College Fund Scholars Program

Michigan Gem and Mineral Society Scholarships
Deadline March 1, 2011
If you are going into a field of Earth Science please apply. This would include Oceanography, Forensics, Green Technologies, Astronomy, Meteorology, Chemistry, Metal Smithing, Gemology, Jewelry making, Metallurgy or other Earth Sciences. Also related fields would be Teaching including Elementary Education and Art, Engineering, Health Care, or Research and Technology.
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Michigan State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships
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National Academies
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants Directory
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National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
GEM's mission is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital in engineering and science by increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate education. To do this, GEM offers an array of services, including direct financial support for graduate study, mentoring and professional development training, academic enhancement programs, and numerous publications and videotapes designed to aid students in preparing for graduate study. Note: Michigan State University is a participating member.
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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers. Toward that end, the DoD annually supports approximately 8,000 graduate students in fields important to national defense needs. The DoD's support is evidenced in a number of ways. First and foremost, the DoD funds thousands of graduate students, who are members of research teams, through contracts and grants. Selected by research faculty, the students engage in fundamental studies under the leadership of a senior researcher while earning advanced degrees. These students are generally wholly supported by their DoD grant or contract. Another important mechanism for DoD support of graduate students is through portable fellowships awarded to U.S. citizens or nationals following a competition each year. These fellowships allow the recipients to pursue their graduate studies at whichever U.S. institution they choose to attend. One of these is the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, which is highly competitive and confers high honors upon its recipients. The DoD has awarded approximately 2,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program's inception 17 years ago.
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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.
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National Science Foundation
A-Z Index of Funding Opportunities
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National Science Foundation
Browseable Funding Guide
Program areas include: Biology, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Crosscutting and NSF-wide, Cyberinfrastructure, Education, Engineering, Environmental Research & Education Program, Geosciences, International, Math, Physical Sciences, NSF-wide, Polar Research, and Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences.
Additional funding opportunities may be found in these special program areas: For Undergraduate Students, For Graduate Students, For Postdoctoral Fellows, For K-12 Educators, and Small Business Programs.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Biological Science
Most NSF programs in biology are funded through the Directorate for Biological Sciences. However, activities with biological relevance are supported by virtually all parts of the Foundation: examples include Biological Oceanography, in the Directorate for Geosciences; Bioengineering and Environmental Systems, in the Directorate for Engineering; and Physical Anthropology, in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. Note that NSF does not normally support bioscience research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering
The excitement of computer science is not only within the discipline itself. Advances in computers have led to leaps in almost every academic discipline and changed the very nature of our everyday lives. At the National Science Foundation, the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering promotes basic research and education in the computer and information sciences and engineering, and helps maintain the nation's preeminence in these fields. Such technologies affect nearly every facet of modern life from agriculture to manufacturing, health and education.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Geosciences
The National Science Foundation supports research, education, and infrastructure to advance the state of knowledge about Earth, including its atmosphere, continents, oceans, interior, and the processes the modify them as well as link them together.
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The National Science Foundation makes grants and awards in all areas of mathematical and physical sciences. Most NSF programs in these areas are funded through the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
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National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. GRFP Fellows Receive the Following: (1) Three years of support; (2) $32,000 annual stipend; (3) $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution; (4) International research and professional development opportunities; and (5) XSEDE Supercomputer access.
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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 of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.
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National Science Foundation
Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE)
Describes major NSF international initiatives, program announcements, grants with international dimensions, etc.
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National Science Foundation
Recently Announced Funding Opportunities
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National Science Foundation
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REu) Program
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
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Nestle Foundation: Human Nutrition in Developing Countries
Deadline: May 10, 2017
The Nestle Foundation supports research in human nutrition in low-income and lower middle-income countries. In relation to agriculture, the Foundation will consider research on food policy, food production, and food technology if the intervention has high potential for improved nutritional status and public health. The Foundation offers training grants, pilot grants, and full project grants. Priority is for proposals submitted by researchers in developing countries, or jointly with partners in developed countries. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time.
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Newton's List : A Gateway to International Research Collaboration
Newton's List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton's List is a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields. Newton's List is open to basic research funding opportunities related to one or more of the following fields: natural sciences, engineering/technology, agricultural sciences or social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research.
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Nuclear Energy Institute
Careers and Education Page
Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships
Lists various opportunities, including:
(1) Industry Internships in Nuclear Energy ; Summer and year-round internships being offered by leading companies in the industry at domestic nuclear energy companies.
(2) Industry Scholarships and Fellowships in Nuclear Energy : Scholarships and fellowships offered by the National Academy for Nuclear Training Educational Assistance Program.
(3) Federal Government Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships : Web sites of national laboratories that offer scholarships, fellowships, and internships in nuclear energy.
(4) Naval Nuclear Propulsion Graduate Fellowship Program and Internships : A fellowship program and internships sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Naval Reactors.<
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David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering provides the nation's most promising early-career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study. Packard Fellows must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering. Packard Fellows are encouraged to think big and look at complex issues with a fresh perspective. The Foundation encourages them to use their funds in whatever ways would best advance their research.
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Research Corporation: A Foundation for the Advancement of Science
Supports original research in chemistry, physics, and astronomy at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The foundation supports people and their programs, rather than bricks and mortar or broad institutional initiatives. The foundation also supports the next generation of scientists particularly women and minoriites. Grant programs include: Cottrell College Science Awards; Cottrell Scholars Program; Partners in Science; Research Opportunity Awards; Research Innovation Awards; and General Foundation Awards.
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RFP Bulletin : Science/Technology
Funding opportunities collected by the Foundation Center.
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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district. This new component also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts.
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Saludos.com - Science and Technology Scholarships
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Saludos.com - Science, Health, and Agriculture Scholarships
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Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students : Biology, Environmental Sciences and Agriculture
Covers Agronomy, Botany, Fisheries, Horticulture, Limnology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Wildlife, Zoology. A compilation by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students:
College Scholarships for Engineers, Computer Engineers and Scientists
Covers Biomedical, Construction, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Explosives, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Naval, Nuclear, Optical, Safety, Technology. A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students: Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Covers Actuarial Science, Applied Math, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Energy Research, Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Remote Sensing, Statistics. A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Science/Technology RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly by the Foundation Center. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Science
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Searle Scholars Program
Supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level in the biomedical sciences and chemistry, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution. Today, 153 institutions, including Michigan State University, are invited to participate in the Program. The Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980 and has been administered by Kinship Foundation since 1996. Each year 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars. Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years.
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Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program
This program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for astronomy or vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
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Significant Opportunities For Atmospheric Research and Science Fellowships
A partnership of several federal agencies and programs to improve minority representation in the atmospheric sciences.
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Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
A*STAR Graduate Academy offers and awards scholarships and fellowships to young aspiring scientific talent at top global universities to enable them to pursue their passion in science and to prepare for a rewarding R&D career. Since 2001, A*STAR has supported and nurtured a pipeline of more than 1300 local PhD talent, ensuring a sustainable flow of capable and committed PhD students and early-career researchers at public research institutes, industry and universities, as part of Singapore’s efforts to strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore.
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Sloan Research Fellowships
These two-year fellowships are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Currently a total of 126 fellowships are awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.
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SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship, see Department of Defense

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students -- or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars -- are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.
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STEMGradStudents.science.gov STEM Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
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STEMGradStudents.science.gov STEM Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
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University of California Berkeley
Sponsored Projects Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Biological Sciences
(Last checked 06/30/10)

William T. Grant Foundation
Scholars Program
Four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected each year, and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period. The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.
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Women Techmakers Scholars Program
Formerly Google Anita Borg Scholarships
Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award; finalists will each receive a $1,000 award. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Engineering
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Xerox Minority Scholarship
Deadline : September 30
Provides $1000-$10,000 scholarships for minority students (depending on tuition balance, academic excellence and classification). Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. They must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields:
(1) Chemistry
(2) Information Management
(3) Computing & Software Systems
(4) Material Science
(5) Printing Management Science
(6) Laser Optics
(7) Physics
(8) Material Science
(9) Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software)
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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.
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Note: Try other categories as well, such as Agriculture/Forestry/Horticulture; Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine; Chemistry; Engineering; Environmental Science; Food Science/Hospitality; Landscape Architecture & Turfgrass Management; Mathematics; Medicine; Nursing; and Physical Therapy.


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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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 Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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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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Pathways to Science
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/ Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
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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 Cooperating Collection 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.

Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M653
2010/2012 available.
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
2010/2012 available
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
2010/2012 available.
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.

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.


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