Grants and Fellowships

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies maintains a list of grants and associated deadlines (for grants with both one or multiple deadlines) for which graduate students are eligible. Some of the most common grants that NSGP students apply for are listed here.

National Science Foundation

The NSF, through its Graduate Research Fellowship Program, provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.  Submission deadlines for this award are in early November. Multiple students are supported by this prestigious predoctoral fellowship.

NSF Site

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. Several students are supported by this prestigious predoctoral fellowship.



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides individual predoctoral research training fellowship awards to promising doctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  Applicants must be at the dissertation research stage of their doctoral training. Applicants must also show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences and substantial interest in areas of high priority to the participating Institutes. Multiple advanced students are supported by these prestigious predoctoral fellowship. Examples of successful applications can be found in the Information for Students drive.

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctor Science. Applicants U.S. citizens, and preference is given to students belonging to groups whose “underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding”. For more eligibility details, visit the website linked below:

Ford Fellowship

Internal Fellowships 

The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science invites applications for Graduate Awards in Brain Science. These awards recognize outstanding and productive mid- to late-stage Ph.D. candidates conducting brain science-related research in a Brown graduate program. Awards cover full costs for two academic semesters plus one summer, beginning in Fall 2018. Awards will also provide $3000 in additional support for meeting travel, workshop registration, or research costs. Many graduate students are supported by these fellowships.

Graduate Awards




DISCLAIMER: The listings on this webpage are provided as a benefit and a resource to students who seek to obtain additional funding from Brown’s financial aid awards or to seek fellowships. Brown does not endorse or promote any particular third party entity’s scholarship, grant, loan, and fellowship. Brown encourages you to access the links that will take you to the third party provider’s website and obtain information about the specific requirements. You can then determine whether you are eligible and/or interested in applying.