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​Graduate Research Funding by Agency

This is not a comprehensive list.

Please review the solicitation for the current due date. The deadline month may vary yearly.

** Indicates a limited competition.



AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowships
AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists.
Deadline: January

American Association of University Women
The world's largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women.

American Chemical Society - Eli Lilly / Women Chemists Travel Awards (for Scientific Meetings)
Deadline: September (Meetings between January 1 and June 30) February 15 (Meetings between July 1 and December 31)

American Nuclear Society Graduate Scholarships
Scholarships are available for full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellowship Programs

American Society of Safety Engineers ASSE

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - AFCEA Graduate Intelligence Fellowships
Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as global security and intelligence studies, foreign languages, computer science information technology, or electronic engineering.
Deadline: November

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Scholars
Deadline: April



Central Intelligence Agency - Graduate Student Programs
Applications for winter, spring, and fall employment should be sent nine to twelve months before the desired start date.

Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) TL1 Predoctoral Program
Deadline: February


DOD: American Society for Engineering Education - Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)
Deadline: December

DOE: Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program at Oak Ridge
Deadline: January
A 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors).

DOE: Office of International Climate Change Policy and Technology
Fellowship Program
Deadline: January
To support efforts related to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), which is a high-level forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.

DOE Scholars (Summer Internships -- Grad Students)
Deadline: January



Facebook Fellowship Program
Deadline: December


Google - The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: January
This scholarship is dedicated to supporting women in technology.


Hertz Foundation Fellowship
The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Deadline: Fall

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – General College Scholarships
This Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarship programs for students of various educational backgrounds. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic heritage.
Deadline: December

Howard Hughes Medical Institute HHMI – Graduate Programs


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation - Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
Deadline: November
The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work toward a master's in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the United States.




Link Foundation-Advanced Simulation & Training Fellowships
Deadline: January
Supports programs to foster the theoretical basis, practical knowledge, and application of energy, simulation, and ocean engineering and instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.

Link Foundation - Energy Fellowship Program
Deadline: December
The applicant must be accepted in a Ph.D. program.



NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)
Deadline: March

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program{95EC29B1-C074-F67B-F246-79B14642063D}&path=open
Deadline: February

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF){BD3F49F4-611F-D9EC-1B84-16F4D7551609}&path=open
Deadline: November

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance - Biomedical Competitions -- For Student Teams
Deadline: April

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance - E-Team Program
Deadline: May
The E-Team Program provides early-stage support and funding for collegiate entrepreneurs working on market-based technology inventions.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NDSEG fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Deadline: December

National Society of Black Engineers - NSBE

NIH - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
Deadline: February, June and October

NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Deadlines: April, August and December

NIST Professional Research Experience Program (PREP-Boulder)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Deadline: November


Oak Ridge Associated Universities - Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Students
Deadline: February (for summer); June (for fall); October (for winter/spring)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Summer internships and scholarship programs for grad students in science and engineering.


Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.
Deadline: November

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) - Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: March



RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering
Deadline: January


Semiconductor Research Corporation - Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
Deadline: February

SHPE Foundation
The SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program exists to support Hispanic students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Deadline: May

** Simons Foundation - Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science
** Limited Competition** Internal Deadline: January

Smithsonian Institution - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Fellowships
Deadline: January

Society of Women Engineers - Graduate Scholarships
Deadline: February

SolarWorld AG Junior Einstein Award for grad students in photovoltaics
Deadline: April

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: May
Applying students must attend a university in a PhD program focusing on systems research.



U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)- Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists

USDA NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
R equired Letter of Intent Deadline: January



Washington University Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship provides support for full-time study leading to the completion of a doctorate in most of Washington University's academic programs.
Deadline: January
Washington University Olin Fellowships for Women

Water Environment Research Federation - WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
This scholarship provides $25,000 for a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field.
Deadline: March

Whitaker Foundation - Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program for Biomedical Engineers
Deadline: January