Grad Student Funding

Diversity Fellowship Note

Diversity Fellowships may require a letter from the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if you are applying for a fellowship as an underrepresented minority, or from Disability Support Services if you are applying as an individual with a disability. 

Funding Opportunities


Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation - 2017 RFA: PHD Trainee and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in DM
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

National Academies - Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

American Federation for Aging Research - Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Global Health and Aging
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

National Science Foundation - Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)
Application Deadline: September 11, 2017

Primate Conservation, Incorporated - Call for Grant Proposals 
Application Deadline: September 20, 2017


Oak Ridge Associated Universities - HERE at ORNL - Thesis or Dissertation Research
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - Young Scientists Summer Program
Applications for the 2018 YSSP will be accepted October 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018.

American Australian Association - USA to Australia Fellowships for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study  
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

National Institutes of Health - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) -- AIDS
R36 Deadlines: October 16, 2017
AIDS Deadlines: September 7, 2017

National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Application Deadlines: 
October 23, 2017: Geosciences; Life Sciences
October 24, 2017: Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research
October 26, 2017: Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning
October 27, 2017: Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

Hertz Foundation - Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical Sciences
Application Deadline: October 27, 2017

Belgian American Educational Foundation - Fellowships for Study or Research in Belgium
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017


Churchill (Winston) Foundation - Churchill Scholarship 
Application Deadline: November 7, 2017

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) - GEM Graduate Fellowships for Minority Students
Application Deadline: November 13, 2017

American Association of University Women - American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowship
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

Schlumberger Foundation - Faculty for the Future Fellowships -- Women from Emerging Economies in Physical Sciences
Application Deadline: November 17, 2017 


The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

National Academies - Ford Foundation Fellowships for Postdoctoral Fellows 
Application Deadline: December 7, 2017

National Academies - Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
Application Deadline: December 14, 2017

NASA - Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017


Council of American Overseas Research Centers - Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

National Science Foundation - Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018