Resources in the Life and Physical Sciences

Program Name

Notes

Academia Sinica-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Int’l students eligible.  Academia Sinica(AS), a prominent national research institution in Taiwan, offers opportunities for around 600 postdoctoral fellows each year.  In the fields of mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences.

 

Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Int’l students eligible

Acoustical Society of America - Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

AFCEA - Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Agency for Science  Technology & Research-Singapore International Graduate Award (SIGNA)

Int’l students eligible

AIF - The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Only for US citizens/permanent residents/Indian citizens

Air & Waste Management Association: Scholarship Program

Int’l students eligible

Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund: Sir JamesLougheed Awards of Distinction

Only for Canadian citizens/permanent residents

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: College Scholarship Awards

Int’l students eligible

American Academy of Arts and Sciences- Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Int’l students eligible

American Association of University (AAUW): Fellowships and Grants

Int’l students NOT eligible; The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for women graduate students.  AAUW is provides funding for several hundred fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations.

American Astronomical Society (AAS) Grants Prizes  and Awards List

Int’l students eligible

American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Chemical Society - ACS Public Policy Fellowships

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Chemical Society - Funding and Award Opportunities

Int’l students eligible

American Chemical Society - Irving S. SigalPostdoctoral Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation Fellowships & Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)/National Society of Professional Surveyors: Scholarships and Awards

Int’l students eligible

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Funding Opportunities

Int’l students eligible; The American Educational Research Association (AERA) small research grants and training for graduate students who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF.

American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF): AESF Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Geological Institute - Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): Graduate Fellowships

Only for American Indigenous people

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Only for American Indigenous people

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): AISES Intel Scholarship

Only for American Indigenous people

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): EPA Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship

Only for American Indigenous people

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Int’l students eligible

American Institute of Indian Studies - Grants and fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Institute of Physics (AIP)- Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Congressional Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Mathematical Society - Centennial Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

American Meteorological Society (AMS): Graduate Fellowship

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Meteorological Society (AMS): Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

Int’l students eligible

American Meteorological Society (AMS): Minority Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Museum of Natural History: Chapman Grants

Int’l students eligible

American Museum of Natural History: Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Museum of Natural History: Richard Gilder Graduate School- Fellowships and Grants Opportunities

Int’l students eligible

American Nuclear Society-Graduate Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Optometric Foundation- William C. Ezell Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

American Physical Society (APS)- Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): Graduate Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS): Awards and Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Society for Microbiology: Fellowships

Int’l students NOT eligible

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): Scholarships and Grants

Int’l students eligible

American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASH) Foundation - Graduate Student Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASH) Foundation -Research Grants

Int’l students eligible

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants Fellowships and Awards

Only for Americans and Scandinavians; The ASF's award program for study and research abroad awards fellowships and grants to graduate students in study or research projects with a Scandinavian focus.

American Water Works Association: AWWA Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

American Wildlife Research Foundation: Grant Program

Int’l students eligible

American Wine Society Educational Foundation: Academic Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Annie's Homegrown: Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL): Graduate Programs

Int’l students eligible

Argonne National Laboratory: Postdoctoral Programs

Int’l students eligible

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Scholarships and Fellowships

Int’l students eligible; The German Academic Exchange Service offersscholarships  research grants  and fellowships to graduate –level students and doctoral students in the humanities social sciences and physical science who would like to conduct research in Germany.

Dan David Prize

Int’l students eligible

Department of Energy, Global Change Education Project, (GCEP): Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships

Int’l students NOT eligible

Dirksen Congressional Research Award

Int’l students NOT eligible

DoD Science  Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

Int’l students NOT eligible; The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Ecological Society of America (ESA): ESA Awards

Int’l students eligible

Embassy of France in the United States: Chateaubriand Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

Epilepsy Foundation of America: Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Epilepsy Foundation of America: Research Programs, Grants, and Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

European Molecular Biology Organization: Long Term Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation: Graduate Fellowship Awards

Int’l students eligible The Hertz Foundation awards fellowship support to the nation’s excellent PhD students in the physical  biological and engineering sciences.

Five College Fellowship Program

Int’l students eligible

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Int’l students NOT eligible; Ford Foundation Fellowship awards are offered at the Pre-doctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral levels. Awards are made to individuals “who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

Fulbright Scholar Program

Int’l students eligible; The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduate students to study abroad for one academic year.

Fulbright U.S. Students Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

Garden Club of America (GCA): Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

Int’l students eligible

The Grass Foundation: Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Int’l students eligible

Hagley Museum & Library- Research Grants and Fellowships

Int’l students eligible; The HagleyMuseum and Library offers the Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships to doctoral students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation and whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections.

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Henry Luce Foundation Programs

Int’l students eligible

Herb Society of America: Grants and Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Horace Smith Fund: Walter S. Barr Fellowship

Int’l students NOT eligible

Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant

Int’l students eligible

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI): Graduate Programs

Int’l students eligible; The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards fellowships and graduate and post-doctoral science education, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work and creating opportunities for students from diverse populations to succeed through the highest levels of academic science.

Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research : Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program

Int’l students eligible

Interservice / Industry Training Systems and Education Conference (I/ITSEC): Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Insight Collaborative Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

Iota Sigma Pi, National Honor Society for in Chemistry

Int’l students NOT eligible

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF): KSTF Teaching Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Korean American Scholarship Foundation- Scholarships

Only Korean-Americans can apply; The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) awards scholarships Korean-American graduate students. The criteria for eligibility is broad, as the KASF looks to “assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.”

Kosciuszko Foundation: Fellowships and Grants for Polish Citizens

Int’l students NOT eligible

Kosciuszko Foundation: Tuition Scholarship Program for Americans

Int’l students NOT eligible

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust: Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG): Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Lalor Foundation: Fellowships and Grants

Int’l students eligible

Lemelson Center Fellows Program

Int’l students eligible

Link Foundation: Fellowships and Grants

Int’l students eligible

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Graduate Research Assistant Program

Int’l students eligible

Markowski-Leach Scholarships

Int’l students eligible; The Markowski-Leach Scholarship awards LGBTQ graduate students who plan to attend San Francisco State University  Stanford University  or University of California Berkeley* during the academic year of the award.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation

Int’l students eligible

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins PredoctoralFellowship Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

National Academies: Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Academy of Sciences - NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

Int’l students eligible; The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) offers research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and institutions to graduate students who promote excellence in scientific and technological research.

National Air and Space Museum (NASM): Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Int’l students eligible

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Grants

Int’l students eligible

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program

Int’l students NOT eligible; The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding graduate students who are either Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement or students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH): Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Scholarships and Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Physical Sciences Consortium (NPSC): Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciencess& engineering

Int’l students NOT eligible; NPSC awards fellowships in science and engineering to any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship.

National Sea Grant Office (NSGO): Funding and Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Security Education Program:FlagshipLanguage Initiative Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

National Science Foundation (NSF): Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Int’l students NOT eligible; Several programs provide either direct (i.e.  fromNSF) or indirect (i.e.  from an awardee institution) funding for graduate students at various levels and from different disciplines in the physical sciences.

National Science Foundation (NSF): Specialized Information for Graduate Students

Int’l students eligible; Several programs provide either direct (i.e.  from NSF) or indirect (i.e.  from an awardee institution) funding for graduate students at various levels and from different disciplines in the physical sciences.

National Water Research Institute: Fellowship Program

Int’l students eligible

New York Sea Grant Office (NYSG): Funding Opportunities

Int’l students eligible

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation: Grants, Scholarships and Awards

Int’l students eligible

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE): Academic Fellowships and Scholarships

Int’l students eligible

Optical Society of America (OSA): Awards and Grants

Int’l students eligible

Open Society Foundations: Programs

Int’l students eligible

Organization of American States: OAS Academic Scholarship Program

Int’l students eligible

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Int’l students NOT eligible; The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA): Fellowships Grants  and Awards

Int’l students eligible

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA): The PaulCalabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology

Int’l students NOT eligible; The PaulCalabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship is offered to medical or dental graduate students who have research interests in and would like to pursue teaching careers in pharmacology - clinical pharmacology and who are willing to spend full-time in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit.

Phi Beta Kappa Society: Programs

Int’l students eligible

Pioneer Hi-Bred International: Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Int’l students eligible

Pittsburgh Foundation: Programs for Graduate Students

Int’l students eligible

Point Foundation Scholarship

Int’l students eligible The Point Foundation awards scholarships to promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Int’l students NOT eligible; Presidential Management Fellowships are awarded to graduate students who are looking to grow professionally through service to the country.

Resources for the Future: JosephL. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Int’l students eligible. Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships award fellowships to doctoral students in the final stages of their dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.

RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. 

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health & Society Scholars Program

Int’l students NOT eligible

Rocky Mountain Nature Association: Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

RuthLandes Memorial Research Fund

Int’l students NOT eligible

Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation: Fellowships for Graduate Students in Wildlife Ecology & Related Areas

Int’l students eligible; The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation's fellowships for graduate research are awarded to exceptionally qualified M.S. or Ph.D. candidates and provide research information to manage wildlife populations. The scientific breadth of the program includes: animal behavior, biology, botany, conservation education, ecology, genetics, mammalogy, ornithology, parasitology, range science, veterinary pathology, and wildlife sciences.

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC): Fellowships and Scholarships

Int’l students NOT eligible; SRC offers doctoral fellowships and master's scholarships to engineering students through the Global Research Collaboration (GRC) and one doctoral fellowship through the NanoelectronicsResearch Initiative (NRI).

Sloan (Alfred P.) Research Fellowships

Int’l students eligible; The Alfred B. Sloan foundation offers dissertation support fellowships for Ph.D. students that are examining ways to better assess systemic risk from activities in the financial sector that affect the economy. Accepted proposals may be awarded up to $16,000, and may be renewed for an additional one or two years.

Smithsonian Gardens: The Enid A. HauptFellowship in Horticulture

Int’l students eligible

Smithsonian Institute- Fellowship Opportunities

Int’l students eligible

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation: SEG Foundation Scholarship Program

Int’l students eligible; SEG Foundation Scholarships awards graduate students studying geophysics and related geosciences.

The GreatLakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program

Int’l students eligible; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.

The National GEM Consortium: GEM Fellowship Program

Int’l students eligible

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Int’l students NOT eligible

Theodore John Schultz Grant for Advancement of Acoustical Education

Int’l students eligible

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - Fellowships and Scholarships

Int’l students NOT eligible; The UNCF provides annual support for the career development of minority scholars in graduate studies in the fields of biomedical research by funding appointments for 12 to 24 months.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Funding and Grants

Int’l students NOT eligible

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Fellowships

Int’l students NOT eligible

U.S. National Park Service (NPS): Murie Research Fellowships

Int’l students eligible

Winston Churchill Foundation: Churchill Scholarship

Int’l students NOT eligible

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) International Conservation Program: Research Fellowships

Int’l students eligible; The WCS Research Fellowship Program applicants must be citizens of developing countries (i.e., any country not defined as a "high income economy" by the World Bank.  An exception is made for applicants who are Native American (US) or First Nations, Métis or Inuit (Canada). The Program seeks to support the fieldwork of graduate-level students (Masters, PhD, DVM or equivalent; however applications will be accepted from all conservationists in the early stages of their career) who will work with WCS staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in special cases, North America (as noted above).

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships

Int’l students eligible; The GFD program supports graduate students from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics ofrotating  stratified fluids.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Post Doctoral Fellowship

Int’l students eligible

Zonta International Foundation: Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards

Int’l students eligible; Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women of any nationality pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.