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External Fellowships

Name Description Deadline Graduate Level
American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant The Program provides advanced graduate students with research funding and professional development and training.  The program's aim is to advance fundamental knowledge of relevance to STEM policy, foster significant science using education data, and build research capacity in education and learning.  In 2022, deadline was mid-June Doctoral
GEM Fellowship GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The  Fellowship focuses on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers but also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academia. October 1 for early consideration. Masters, Doctoral
Microsoft PhD Fellowships For eligible students at universities pursuing research aligned to Microsoft Research areas of focus. Note that students may not apply until a nomination is first received from the office of the chair of the department at the student's University. In 2022, application deadline was July 8, but nominations were required by June 7 Students in their third year of their PhD program by the next fall term
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support, including an annual stipend of $37,000.  The purpose of the program is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in sciences and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.   In 2022, several dates ranging from October 17 to 21. Less than one year into graduate school. Otherwise, there are restrictions on application eligibility.  
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies  Founded in 1974, the WW Women’s Studies Fellowship was the first national fellowship program to support doctoral dissertations on women and gender, according to their website.  Fellows are late-stage Ph.D. candidates completing original, interesting, and interdisciplinary dissertations that address issues involving women and gender. In 2022, the deadline is October 14 Doctoral
Fulbright Scholars (Research and English Teaching Assistantships) U.S. Student Program funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. October   Masters, Doctoral
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Newcombe Fellows are late-stage Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences, whose work attends to religious commitments and ethical ideals across those disciplines. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to complete the writing stage of their dissertation.   November Doctoral
American Association of University Women Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool. November Masters, Doctoral
Ford Foundation Fellowships Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. November, December Predoctoral, Doctoral, Postdoctoral
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowships The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. November Doctoral
Critical Language Scholarship The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. November Masters, Doctoral
International Peace Scholarship The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. December International Students
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen October Doctoral
Department of Defense SMART Scholarships The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. November Masters, Doctoral
Boren Fellowship for Study Abroad and National Security Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded January Masters, Doctoral
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet the following eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer. January Doctoral
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. March 15 Masters, Doctoral
National Research Council Research Associateship Programs The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Multiple - February 1; May 1; August 1; November 1 Masters, Doctoral
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship The Smithsonian has a comprehensive list of awards on their site. November 1 Predoctoral, Doctoral, Postdoctoral
US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students (U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents) to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE lab/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.   November Doctoral
Alabama Space Grant Consortium The objective of the Graduate Research Fellowship opportunity is to encourage talented individuals to pursue research and careers in STEM fields that support NASA's Mission Directorates.  To apply, students must be U.S. Citizen and a full time Graduate Student at one of the ASGC Universities (of which Auburn is one). The fellowship lasts for a 12-month/1-year period, unless terminated by either side. If terminated, unused funds must be returned to the Space Grant office. February Masters, Doctoral