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Graduate Fellowships

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
Tel: 800-326-2289
Website: AAUW - Support for scholars pursuing academic research; public school teachers promoting girls’ achievement in math, science, and technology; and community activists helping to improve the lives of women and girls through education. Funding assists women at critical stages of their careers as well as those preparing for professions underrepresented by women and women of color. Special funding is available for a college/university scholar-in-residence to research issues of gender and equity.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force.

Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

International Fellowships
are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.

Selected Professions Fellowships
are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)
Tel: 301-594-3421
Web Site: NIH- Fellowships support health services research by providing opportunities for one or more years of academic training and supervised experience in applying quantitative research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of health care services. With a mission to support and conduct research to improve the outcomes, quality, access to, and cost and utilization of health care services, the sponsor seeks to expand the number of researchers who conduct health services research in the following areas: health outcomes, at the clinical and system levels; quality measurement and improvement including the use of evidence-based practice information and tools; organization, financing, and delivery of health care and the characteristics of primary care practices with emphasis on health issues related to priority populations including minority populations, women, and children; health services research, especially cost-effectiveness analysis; and ethical issues across the spectrum of health care delivery. Applications may be for one, two, or three years of fellowship support.

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
AARP-Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarship and Fellowships in Gerontology
Tel: 202-289-9806
Website: AGHE - The sponsor invites applications for three full-year, doctoral-level fellowships of $15,000 each, and the equivalent of five full-year, master's-level scholarships of $7,000 each from students who are committed to studying gerontology with the goals of working in aging-related careers.

African Initiative Grants and Fellowship Program
Tel: 734-764-5513
Website: African Initiative - The sponsor provides support for grants and fellowships in the area of African Studies. Eligible applicants are prospective and current University of Michigan graduate students. A total of approximately $100,000 will be available for the 2002-2003 academic year.

American Educational Research Association
Minority Fellowship Program
Tel: 202-223-9485
Website: AERA - Doctoral fellowships for thesis research to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. Fellowships provide mentoring and and guidance towards completion of doctoral studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or native residents of a possession of the United States who have advanced to candidacy and successfully defended their PhD/EdD dissertation research proposal. Applicants must work full time on their dissertation and course requirements. This program is targeted for members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Pacific Islanders, Filipino Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans). Fellows will receive an academic year stipend of $10,000, with renewal for a progress. Awards will not exceed two years.

American Heart Association
Predoctoral Fellowship
Tel: 214-706-1457
Website: AHA - Support to help students initiate careers in cardiovascular or stroke research by providing research assistance and training for 1 or 2 years, with option to reapply for a third year. $19,000 per year stipend.

American Institute of Architects/American Hospital Association (AIA/AHA)Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design
Tel: 202-626-7366
Website: AIA - The sponsor supports study and research related to the field of health care architecture.

American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) Postdoctoral and Predoctoral FellowshipContact: Dr. Brian Spooner, President, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Museum,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6398
Website: AIPS  - The sponsor provides fellowships for graduate students who have yet to complete course work toward and Ph.D., and who demonstrate an interest in topics related to Pakistan studies. Support is also offered for candidates to conduct research on topics which contribute to scholarship in Pakistan Studies. Support includes a stipend and travel expenses.

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Industry/Government Graduate Fellowship; Industry Minority Scholarships; Industry Undergraduate Scholarships; Undergraduate Scholarships ; Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science; Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships ; The Father James B. Macelwane Annual Awards in Meteorology

Tel: 617-227-2426 ext. 246 or 235
Website: AMS  - The sponsor provides support to prepare young scientists for careers in the meteorological, oceanic, and hydrologic fields. A stipend of $15,000 is provided for nine months.

American Research Institute in Turkey Kress/ARIT
Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and Research Fellowships in the History of Art and Archaeology
Tel: 215- 898-3474
Website: ARIT - Support for doctoral research and other research in Turkey in art history and archaeology.

American School of Classical Studies Fellowships
Tel: 609-683-0800
Website: ASCA - Numerous fellowships for graduate students in various disciplines, including NEH, Fulbright, Mellon Research Fellowships, and fellowships in Environmental Studies, Faunal Studies, Geoarchaeology, and other subjects, are offered through the ASCSA.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships
Tel: 202- 331-3516
Website: ASEE - Fellowships are awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens or nationals. The fellowship is for thirty-six months.

Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation Graduate FellowshipsTel: 202-326-8940
Website: AWIS The sponsor provides support for female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree. Five to ten awards are available.

Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF)
Graduate Fellowships for Study in Belgium
Tel: 203-777-5765
Website: BAEF - The sponsor provides support for advanced study at one of the Belgian universities or other academic institutions of higher learning. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The stipend is $17,000, including lodging and living expenses in Belgium, for a term of twelve months.

Community Associations Institute Research Foundation (CAIRF)
Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Research on Community Associations
Tel: 703- 548-8600
Contact: Stephanie Ayres ( Fellowship of $2,000 to graduate students in any discipline (law, economics, sociology, urban planning)working on topics related to community associations, including condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions. Projects may focus on either applied or theoretical research and address management, institutions, organization and administration, public policy, architecture, as well as political, economic, social, and intellectual trends in community association housing. Application consists of a letter to the Chair of the Community Associations Institute Research Foundation. There is no deadline for applying for a fellowship.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowships
Tel: 202-543-1771
Website: CHCI - Support for Latinos to gain hands-on experience in the public policy area of their choice at the national lelvel, including international affairs, economic development, public health administration, telecommunications policy, financial service, corporate public interest, education, housing, and local government.

Crane-Rogers Foundation Institute of Current World Affairs FellowshipsTel: 603-643-5548
Website: ICWA - Interested parties should write to the Executive Director, Peter B. Martin, for introductory purposes. The sponsor provides talented individuals an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of an issue, country or region outside the United States. Fellowships are normally two years to women and men under thirty-six years. Fellowships for 2002-2003 are: John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship--provides support for study of East Europe and the Middle East.

John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships offer people with graduate degrees in forestry or forest-related specialties an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the relationship of forest-resource problems to humans, including policy-makers, environmentalists, peasants, scientists and forest-product industrialists.

Target of Opportunity Fellowships
Fellowships are offered for the study of issues or areas of the candidate's own choice, or for study in the following areas: Korea; Japan; East Germany; China; Cuba; Poland; The Seas; Burma; Russia; and/or Central Asia.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities
Tel: 202- 334-2872; 202-334-2860
Website: Predoctoral fellowships offer members of six minority groups underrepresented in the professoriate the opportunity to engage in graduate study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in selected academic disciplines. Fellowships provide an annual stipend of $16,000 for 3 years of support to be used within 5 years plus an institutional award to be accepted in lieu of tuition and fees of $7,500. Approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships will be awarded. Eligibility to apply is limited to: Citizens or nationals of the United States; Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in a research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program. In a designated field; Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level; Persons who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field. Individuals enrolled in practice-oriented programs will not be supported.

International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER)
Graduate Fellowships in Alternatives in Scientific Research
Tel: 312-427-6025
Website: IFER - Fellowships for graduate students with programs of study likely to have an impact on development of scientifically valid alternatives to the use of animals in research, product testing, education, and/or increasing public awareness. $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and $2,500 for supplies per year, renewable up to three years. Open to students enrolled in Master's and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, humanities, psychology, and journalism.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program (LARSS)
Tel: 757-864-5298
Web Site: LARSS - Support is provided for in-residence research opportunities to undergraduate juniors and seniors and first year graduate students studying aeronautical engineering or selected space disciplines of interest to the sponsor. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500. Approximately 125 students will be selected. Program duration is ten weeks during the summer months. Selected disciplines of interest to the sponsor include: aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or other related fields.

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowships
Tel: 617-557-7411
Address: 50 Congress St., Boston, MA 02109
Support for college graduates who aspire to become teachers and college and university teachers who wish to pursue their studies abroad or at some location other than their usual place of teaching.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Chester Dale Fellowships
Tel: 212-570-3756
Website: MMA - The sponsor supports in-residence research related to the fine arts of the western world at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eligible applicants are both graduate students and senior scholars, preferably American citizens under the age of forty. Fellowships range from three months to one year, with stipends ranging from $25,000 to $30,000 and an additional $3,000 for travel.

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Newkirk Graduate Research Fellowships
Contact: or fax Dr. Philip Judge at (303) 497-1589
Web Site: NCAR - The sponsor provides research fellowships located at the High Altitude Observatory for graduate students enrolled in university studies leading to the Ph.D. degree in support of research with a scientist at HAO on a mutually agreeable theoretical or experimental project related to current HAO research pursuits. Consideration of Graduate Research Fellowships will be performed continuously throughout the year.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships
Tel: 866- 353-0905
Website: NSF  - The sponsor aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately nine hundred graduate fellowships each year, including awards for women in engineering and computer and information science. Fellowships are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowships, Internships, and Research Opportunities
Website: ORAU

Among many programs offered is the

Student Internship Program at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.
Tel: 410-436-7257
Website: Support for students to participate in clinical research in areas such as occupational and environmental health engineering, entomology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, health promotion, industrial hygiene and worksite hazards, ergonomics, environmental sanitation and hygiene, laboratory science, chemistry, biology, toxicology, health physics, environmental health risk assessment and risk communication, and related projects. Appointments are carried out at U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) and other approved locations. Support for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in clinical research. Stipends are based on research area(s) and academic classification. Awards have a duration of three months to one year and are renewable; full-time or part-time appointments are available.

Open Society Institute (Soros) Criminal Justice Initiative: Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowships
Tel: 212-548-0170
Website: Open Society Institute Postgraduate Fellowships Postgraduate fellowships fund outstanding individuals in law, public health, criminal justice, public policy, and other disciplines, in order to initiate innovative projects that will have a measureable impact on issues underlying CJI's work. Eight to ten awards will be made with a yearly stipend of $37,500, $2,500 for an annual professional development budget, $2,500 for an annual health insurance budget, $1,200 for relocation costs, and $6,000 per year to help with payments for outstanding graduate school educational loan debt. Project periods are for two years.

Spencer Foundation
Dissertation Fellowship Program
Tel: 312-337-7000
Website:  Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Like all Spencer Foundation programs, the Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and about 20 fellowships will be awarded.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)•MERCK Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships
Website:  UNCF Merck
Awards up to $85,000. At least 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2010. Each fellowship provides a maximum of $85,000, which includes a Stipend of up to $70,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department. The stipend is intended to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $50,000 of stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Research Grant is intended to support the research needs of the Fellow.

U.S. Department of Commerce (NOAA)
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Tel: 301- 713-2431 ext. 124
Website: NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Deadlines vary from program to program, but applications are generally due early to mid-April. Candidates should contact their state's Sea Grant program for specific deadlines.

U.S. Department of Education, Science & Training International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
Website: AU DOE - About 300 new awards will be made each year. Awards cover tution, fees, and health insurance premiums for two years for a master's research degree and three years for a Ph.D. degree, to students for research at participating Australian higher education institutions in areas of research specialisation, offering opportunities to obtain a postgraduate qualification and experience with leading Australian researchers. The closing date for applications will be set by individual institutions.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management Presidential Management Intern Program
Tel: 215-861-3027
Website: OPM - Master's or doctoral level students completing degree requirements are eligible for nomination by their university to participate. PMIs receive an initial 2-year excepted service appointment (GS-9 level: $34,451-$44,783 per year). After the first year, PMIs are eligible for promotion.

University of Cambridge-Corpus Christi College Visiting Fellows
Tel: 01223 338000
Website: Corpus Visiting Fellows
Corpus Christi College has an annual programme under which scholars, either from Great Britain or from overseas, who may wish to spend the year (or part of it, but not less than one term) in Cambridge are welcomed as Visiting Fellows to temporary membership of this College. These Fellowships are non-stipendiary and ideally suited to faculty members on sabbatical leave from their permanent positions. Visiting Fellows are not permitted to register for degree courses. The College will not normally consider candidates under the age of 35, or over the age of 65. Limited assistance towards the cost of accommodation may be available from the Goodhart Fund for scholars in legal studies from developing countries.

Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering
Tel: 212-984-5445
Website: Whitaker Foundation
Support is provided to students to develop the skills required for a career in biomedical engineering.

Winterthur Program in Early American Culture
Tel: 302-831-2678
Graduate fellowships are provided to study American material life with emphasis on decorative arts and household furnishings. The fellowships are for two years and cover all tuition costs and provide and annual stipend of approximately $125000. The curriculum involves coursework at both the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Summer Study in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Tel: 508- 289-2950
Website: WHOI GFD Fellowship Program
Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines. Fellows pursue a research project under the supervision of the staff and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume. Fellows accepted to participate in the GFD Program will receive a stipend $5,200 and an allowance for travel expenses within the United States. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program.