Thursday, October 15, 2009

Listing of Graduate Research Fellowships

Taking another break from writing on current work microbiology, to bring a list of current graduate research fellowships. This list is not inclusive, but lists some of the more popular and prestigious. Feel free to add any that I may have missed!

Who: Senior undergraduates and 1st/2nd year graduate students in all science, engineering, math and technology fields covered under the NSF mission statement.
What: $30,000 a year stipend for 3 years, plus $10,500 towards tuition and $1,000 for travel
When: Applications are due the first week in November
Where: Research is performed at the accredited institute of your choice
Why: "Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. [...] NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial in maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large."

What: $30,500 stipend, increasing yearly for 3 years, plus full tuition and fees coverage, and $1,000 towards health insurance.
When: Applications are due the first week in January.
Where: Research is performed at the accredited institute of your choice.
Why: "The [NDSEG] is a highly competitive, portable fellowship [...][which] confers high honors upon its recipients. The [DoD] is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers."

Who: Undergraduates and graduate students at ALL levels of education in most science, math, and engineering fields.
What: Full tuition and fees, $25,000 to $41,000 stipend per year, $1,000 towards books, $1,200 towards health insurance, guaranteed summer internships and employment following graduation. (Both mandatory for an equal amount of time spent on fellowship, in school)
When: December 15th
Where: Research is performed at an accredited institution of your choice, summer internships and post-graduation employment are performed at a DoD facility chosen upon award receipt.
Why: "To support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists working at DoD laboratories."

4) The Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Who: Senior undergraduates and 1st/2nd year graduate students in science, math, or engineering, in a discipline covered by the DOE / Office of Science
What: $35,000 stipend a year for 3 years, $10,500 towards tuition and fees, $5,000 research stipend per year for laboratory supplies or travel, travel and lodging to the annual DOE Research Conference.
When: Applications are due November 30th
Where: Research is performed at any accredited institution.
Why: "To support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S."

5) The Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowships
Who: Senior undergraduates, and early level graduate students in all applied sciences
What: Either $31,000 for 9 months plus full tuition both renewable for up to 5 years, OR $36,000 for 9 months plus full tuition both for 2 years, then $3,500 supplement for 3 years while under another fellowship.
When: October 30th
Where: Only at one of the institution's tenable schools
Why: "[To] build America's capacity for innovation by nurturing remarkable applied scientists and engineers who show the most promise to change the world."


Mariam Reyad said...

Dear Tim,
Thank you so much for this amazing post, also the writing style is awesome. This way you're helping undergrads like me to find more info about fellowships and how they can apply for them.

Shelly said...

I like this Tim! You should make sure to leave this available for next year, as I plan on applying for my own training grants next year.