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Upcoming Fellowships

NOTE: In the process of updating deadlines for 2017-2018

Opportunities are listed by:
(1) undergraduate and graduate students;
(2) graduate students only
(3) post graduates (graduated with an undergraduate degree) and
(4) post doctoral fellows
and summarized alphabetically below. Undergraduates only opportunities are listed at http://onca.org

Want help with an application? Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune

 

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

All Disciplines

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship – TBD (typically mid Jan.)
DAAD - deadlines vary with program; Nov. 1, 2017 (German studies); Nov. 1 & May 1, 2017 (Research, Study); Dec. 15, 2017 (RISE); Dec. 15, 2017 (UG, RISE Professional); Nov. 4, 2017 (Study/Intern.); May 1, 2018 (Research); Sept. 15, 2017 (EMGIP)
Ford Fellowship - Dec. 14, 2017 (predoctoral); Dec. 7, 2017 (dissertation)

 

Policy

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Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship - Jan. 13, 2018
Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - Jan.19, 2018

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships - Nov. 15, 2017
Institute for Humane Studies – TBD (typically Dec.; will post deadline Nov. 1)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Oct. 23-Oct. 27, 2017 (depending on discipline)

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program – Jan. 15, 2018
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - TBD (typically mid Jan.)
DOE NNSA SSGF (Krell) - TBD (last deadline Jan. 18, 2017.)
Explorers Club – TBD, (ltypically Oct.) (Youth Activity Fund, UG and Exploration Fund, G)
Hertz Graduate Fellowship - Oct. 27, 2017
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship - Dec. 1, 2017
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship – TBD, (typically mid Nov.)
National Defense Science and Engineering - TBD (typically mid Dec.)
National Physical Science Consortium – Nov. 30, 2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Oct. 23-27, 2017 (depending on discipline)
Sigma Xi GIAR – Oct. 1, 2017; Mar. 15, 2018
SMART – Dec. 1, 2017
 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

 

All Disciplines

AAUW - Nov. 15, 2017 (Domestic applicants); Dec. 1, 2017 (Int'l applicants)
Presidential Management Fellow – TBD (typically opens Sept. or Oct.)

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants - 3 times a year, next deadline Sept. 15, 2017
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies – Nov. 08, 2017
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Complete Fellowship – Oct. 25, 2017
International Dissertation Research Fellowship – Nov. 7, 2017
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships – Oct. 5, 2017
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa – Nov. 17, 2017

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellowships – Jan. 31, 2018
American Philosophical Society- Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploration & Field Research – Feb. 1, 2018
AMS Graduate Fellowship – TBD (typically mid Jan.)
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship – Dec.1, 2017
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship – TBD (typically Oct.)
Ohio Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program – Feb. 1, 2018
Summer Fellowship of the Electrochemical Society – TBD (typically Jan.)

 

Dissertation Fellowships

AAUW - Nov. 15, 2017 (domestic applicants)
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies - Oct. 15, 2017

 

POST-GRADUATE

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

Columbia University, Society of Fellowship in the Humanities - Oct. 2, 2017

 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

 

California Science+Technology+Policy Fellowships - TBD (typically Feb.)
L'oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science – TBD (typically Feb.)
National Research Council Research Associateship Program - Nov. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018; May. 1, 2018; Aug. 1, 2018
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships - Oct. 11, 2017
NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - TBD, (typically Jan.)
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Oct. 18, 2017
 

For more info, see program descriptions below.

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program – Jan. 15, 2018
Summer internship for seniors, graduate students or graduates in science (natural, physical, health or social), math, and engineering interested in working as reporters, researchers and production assistants in mass media organizations; $500/week for 10 weeks. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

AAUW American Dissertation Fellowships – Nov. 15, 2017
Female doctoral students in any area of study. Must have completed all coursework, passed all prelim exams and had the dissertation project approved by Nov. 15, 2015; degree completed between April 1 and June 30 2017; and degree conferral between April 1 and Sept. 15, 2017; STEM and gender issues are especially encouraged; must have commitment to helping women/girls; US citizen, permanent resident; $6,000-$30,000.

AAUW International – Dec. 1, 2017
Female graduate (master's and doctoral) students in any area of study. STEM and gender issues are especially encouraged; must have commitment to helping women/girls; international citizen; $18,000-30,000.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellowships – Jan. 31, 2018
For undergraduates who completed at least 1 academic quarter pursuing a degree related to AIAA interests and graduate students (must have completed at least 1 quarter or semester) pursuing research in any of the AIAA technical areas, including:aerospace design and structure, aerospace sciences, aircraft and atmospheric systems, engineeringand technology mgt, information systems, propulsion and energy, space and missiles; any nationality; must be AIAA member in good standing; GPA at least 3.3$2,000-2,500; GPA (UG); $5,000 and $10,000 (G). .
 

American Philosophical Society- Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploration & Field Research – Feb. 1, 2018
For doctoral students conducting exploratory field studies for collection of specimens and data, including archeology, anthropology, biology ecology, geography, linguistics, paleontology and population genetics; up to $5,000.

AMS Minority Scholarships – Feb. 2, 2018
For minority students entering freshman year next fall pursuing a career in atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences; US citizen or permanent resident; $3,000 per year for 2 years.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship – Feb. 2, 2018
For students entering freshman year next fall pursuing a career in atmospheric and related sciences; US citizen or permanent resident; $2,500 per year for 2 years.  

AMS Graduate Fellowship – Jan. 12, 2018
For students entering graduate school next fall pursuing a career in atmospheric and related sciences; US citizen or permanent resident; $25,000.

AMS Named Scholarship – Feb. 2, 2018
For students entering senior (final) year next fall pursuing a career in atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences; US citizen or permanent resident. Range: $2,000-5,000.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship –  TBD (last deadline Jan. 10, 2017)
For those with a bachelor degree interested in gaining practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country and policy experience through placements in Washington DC.; $16,000 living allowance, health insurance, housing during field placement; $3500 end of service award; $4,000 housing subsidy in DC. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

California Science+Technology+Policy Fellowships - TBD (last deadline Feb. 28, 2017)
One-year appointment in the California State Legislature for scientists with a PhD or equivalent or engineers with a MS plus 3 years of post-degree experience interested in the interface of public policy and science; US citizen or suitable immigration status for non-residents.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships - Nov. 15, 2017
For doctoral students from all fields of the humanities and social sciences engaged in the study of ethical or religious values who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year; all pre-dissertation requirements complete by Nov. 15, 2012; $25,000.

Columbia University, Society of Fellowship in the Humanities - Oct. 2, 2017
Postdoctoral opportunities at Columbia University for doctoral students who have completed a PhD in the humanities or social sciences between 1 Jan 2015 and 1 July 2017. One year, renewable fellowship: $63,000; medical benefits and subsidized housing; $7,000 research allowance.

DAAD-EMGIP – Sept. 15, 2017
Advanced UG or master's student in political science, international law, history, economics or German studies; 2 month internship with German parliament; US citizen or international citizen attending a US university; must be fluent in German with knowledge of German legislative process. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

DAAD-German Studies – Nov. 1, 2017 & May 1, 2018
Junior, senior and and graduate students pursuing German studies track or minor; 1-2 month research in Germany of German culture, politics, history, economics, or social aspects of modern German affairs; must be nominated by department; US citizen; 2years of College German and 3 courses in German studies required. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

DAAD-Research Grant – Nov. 04, 2017
Doctoral students or postdoc; 1-10 month study abroad in German (longer if completing a PhD); US citizen or international students who have been at a US university for more than 2 years; good command of German required for those in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Graduate students contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune

DAAD-Study Scholarship – Nov. 04, 2016
Senior, graduate student or recent graduate; all disciplines; 10-month independent study or complete a master's in Germany; US citizen or international students who have been at a US university for more than 2 years; good command of German required for those in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

DAAD-RISE Professional – Dec. 15, 2017
Master's or doctoral students, recent graduates or UG who are RISE or other DAAD alumni; STEM fields; 6-week to 6-month internship with German company; language requirement depends on the company. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.  

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - TBD (typically mid Jan.)
Seniors and 1st and 2nd year doctoral students in engineering or physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences; research should focus on use of computing and mathematical methods; US citizens and permanent residents; $36,000 (stipend); support up to 4 years; must participate in 12-week practicum at one of 17 DOE national labs.
Note, student must take GRE by mid Nov. preceding the date of application.

DOE NNSA SSGF (Krell) - TBD (typically Jan.)
Seniors and 1st and 2nd year doctoral students in high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme condition and hydrodynamics; US citizens and permanent residents; $36,000 (stipend); support up to 4 years; must participate in 12-week practicum at Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos or Sandia.
Note, student must take GRE by mid Nov. preceding the date of application.

Explorer's Club - TBD (typically Oct.)
For undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates; support for exploration and field research; $500-1500, a few up to $5,000.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral/Dissertation Fellowships – Dec. 14, 2017 (predoc); Dec.. 7, 2017 (dissertation or postdoc)
Seniors and doctor students pursuing a research-based PhD or ScD or postdocs with a research-based PhD or ScD; practice-oriented programs are not eligible; US Citizen; must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; must demonstrate capacity to respond in a pedagogically productive way to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds; under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students contact ONCA.

Hertz Graduate Fellowship - Oct. 27 2017
For seniors and graduate students in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences; US citizens or permanent residents; must have exceptional intelligence and creativity; must attend one of approved schools or petition to attend school not on list; 32,000/yr for 5 years or $38,000/yr for 2 years.

Institute for Humane Studies – typically Dec.
For graduate students and exceptional juniors and seniors embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas, e.g. economics, philosophy, political sciences, history and sociology; range from $2,000-$15,000.

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship – Dec. 1, 2017
For doctoral students working on innovative solutions for societal energy supply and utilization issues; $21,500 (stipend) plus $2,500 (research supplies) and $1,000 (travel); 2 years.

L'oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science – TBD (typically Feb.)
Five postdoctoral fellowships for women in a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics; $60,000.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Complete Fellowship - Oct. 25, 2017
For doctoral students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of dissertation writing; $30.000/yr for two years.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship – TBD (typically Oct.)
For 2nd or 3rd doctoral students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Math; students must be nominated by their department chair; 3 applicants per department; $28,000 plus tuition and fees for 2 years.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship – TBD (typically mid Nov.)
For seniors and 1st or 2nd year graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a relevant space technology discipline; $36,000 (stipend) plus other expenses; 10-week onsite NASA experience; US citizen or permanent resident.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships – Oct. 5, 2017
For doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines undertaking research relevant to the improvement of education; must complete all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2017 ; $27,500.

National Defense Science and Engineering - TBD (typically mid Dec.)
Graduating seniors and 1st and 2nd year graduate students in STEM fields related to Dept. of Defense interests; US citizen; GRE Score required; $34,000/year plus $1,000/year for medical insurance through university.

National Physical Science Consortium – Nov. 30, 2017
For senior and 1st and 2nd year graduate students (traditional program) or graduate students in the year prior to beginning their dissertation research program (dissertation support program) interested in pursuing research at an NPSC member institution (Lawrence Livermore; NSA; Sandia; NIST); US citizen; up to 6 years (traditional) or 4 years (dissertation); recipients must complete one or two summer internships at the sponsoring NPSC member institution. Note: 95% of recipients are minority, female or both.

National Research Council Research Associateship Program - Nov. 1, 2017; Feb. 1, 2018, May. 3, 2018; Aug. 1, 2018
Postdoctoral researchers interested in working at a federal laboratory; citizenship requirements vary by national laboratory. Note: some labs have limited submission dates.

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships - Oct. 11, 2017
Recent doctoral students; observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research; US citizens of permanent residents.

NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - TBD (typically Jan.)
For graduate students or doctoral graduates no more than 3 years past degree conferral; US citizens of permanent residents.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Oct. 23-27, 2017 (depending on discipline)
Senior and 1st and 2nd year graduate students in any fields supported by NSF; US citizen or permanent resident; up to 3 years of funding for graduate school; $34,000 (stipend); $12,000 (cost of education allowance).

NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Oct. 18, 2017
For graduate students or doctoral graduates no more than 2 years past degree conferral; US citizens of permanent residents.

Ohio Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program – Feb. 1, 2018
Master's and doctoral students pursuing STEM degrees; US citizen; $16,000 (master's); $20,000 (doctoral).
 

Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - Jan. 19, 2018
Seniors or post-UG students who are going to pursue a two-year graduate degree in international development or another area of interest to USAID; US citizen; successful fellowsh receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with USAID; minimum of 2 years service as USAID Foreign Service Officer; $45,000 per year

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship - typically Jan.
Juniors or students who have graduated (post-UG) and are going to pursue a full-time master's degree in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign languages; US citizen; summer internship required; minimum of 5 years service as Foreign Service Officer$37,500 per year.

Presidential Management Fellow – TBD (typically opens Sept. or Oct.)
For graduate students in their final year of the program interested in leadership and management of public policies and program and a 2-yr fellowship at the US Dept. of State; the initial application is a form and your CV;
 

Sigma Xi GIAR – Oct. 1, 2017; Mar. 15, 2017
For undergraduate and graduate students; 75% of funds are restricted to student members or students of faculty members of Sigma Xi. Funds are for travel expenses to and from a research site or for purchase of non-standard lab equipment necessary to complete a project. Up to $1,000 for all areas of the sciences and engineering; up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research.
 

SMART – Dec. 01, 2017
For undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline; Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer; requires summer internship and employment at DoD laboratory or agency post graduation (1:1 match, e.g., 1 year funding = 1 summer internship and 1 yr employment); US citizen; $25,000-38,000 per year; GRE required (graduate students).

Summer Fellowship of the Electrochemical Society – Jan. 15, 2018
For doctoral students conducting summer research in an area of interest to the Electrochemical Society (Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Energy Conversion, Biomedical Applications and Organic Electrochemistry Corrosion, Passivation, and Anodic Films Dielectric and Semiconductor Materials, Devices, and Processing Electrochemical/Chemical Deposition and Etching Electrochemical Synthesis and Engineering Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Sensors and Displays: Principles, Materials, and Processing) who will be continuing his/her work after the summer period; $5,000.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies - Oct. 15, 2017
For doctoral students in their final year in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses the topics of women and gender in cross-disciplinary, regional or cultural boundaries: $5,000.