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Fellowships and scholarships aid graduate students as they pursue their academic careers. Below, you will find links to scholarships, fellowships, and other awards of particular interest to Clark, NSF-AGEP, LSAMP, and other core GCOS students.

View Binghamton University's excellent fellowships website: Fellowships and Awards for Graduate from Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards.

If you would like to search for funding based on a variety of criteria, such as race, nationality, or major, visit the Michigan State University individual grant page.

Fellowships/ Grants Based on Deadline

Fellowships/Grants Based on Major

Post- Doctoral Fellowships

 

Fellowships / Scholarships/ Grants based on deadline

Deadline: Proposals may be submitted at any time

NSF Archeology Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Dissertation Research Grant

Project Budget: Maximum of $20,000 to meet expenses associated with doctoral dissertation research. Items normally requested include per diem for time spent away from the home institution, travel funds, supplies and equipment, costs associated with field research and analysis fees. Salary for research at one’s home institution is not permitted.

Students doing international research having a formal affiliation with a foreign institution may be eligible for additional funding. Please contact the appropriate program in NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering and the Archaeology Program Director (John Yellen).

Both graduate students and advisors should feel free to contact the Program Director if they have questions or wish to discuss proposed research.

 

Deadline: December 15, 2011

The John Carter Brown Library fellowship program

The John Carter Brown Library fellowship program was created to give scholars from this country and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately thirty-five fellowships are awarded each year for periods of time usually ranging from two to ten months. Fellowships are available for any qualified researcher, the main criteria for appointment being the merit and significance of the candidate's proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the project to the holdings of the Library.

 

Deadline: November 7, 2011

LAPA fellows program

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as residential fellows for the academic year 2012-13. Each year, through its Fellows program, LAPA brings to Princeton world-class experts on the law. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the campus. For 2012-13, we plan to name up to four general LAPA Fellows. LAPA may also name an additional Microsoft/LAPA Fellow who specializes in intellectual property or the economic organization of society. Applicants to the program will be considered for all of the applicable fellowships, depending upon the applicant's proposed research project.

 

Deadline: October 19, 2011 by 5 p.m.

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)

The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in the mathematical sciences by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of the mathematical sciences, including applications to other disciplines.

 

Deadline: March 28, 2012

The Rosa Colecchio Travel Award

For Dissertation Research Enhancement

Only doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy are eligible to apply. The travel award must enhance the dissertation in a way that would not be accomplished otherwise. Supported activities may include travel for research dependent upon:

This program cannot be used for travel to a professional meeting.

Applicants may request up to $300. One or more awards, depending on availability of funds, are made each year. Requests are reviewed by an Advisory Committee of faculty and graduate students appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. Awards are based on consideration of well-presented and justified need, and the merit of the project.

 

Fellowships / Scholarships/ Grants based on major

Physics

The AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program

The American Institute of Physics in cooperation with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing - annually sponsors two scientists to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes.

Scientists at all career stages, including mid- and late-career professionals, are encouraged to apply. Although the Fellowship is a full-time position, arrangements to supplement the stipend by continuing to receive a salary from a current employer while taking a sabbatical or leave of absence during the Fellowship term may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

Application deadline: January 15 of the year of the Fellowship term that is being applied for

 

The AIP State Department Science Fellowship Program

Most of the foreign policy issues faced by the U.S. Department of State have a scientific or technical component. This Fellowship is intended to enhance the S&T capacity of the Department by enabling at least one scientist annually to work at the Department’s Washington, DC headquarters for a one-year term.

Scientists at all career stages, including mid- and late-career professionals, are encouraged to apply. Although the Fellowship is a full-time position, arrangements to supplement the stipend by continuing to receive a salary from a current employer while taking a sabbatical or leave of absence during the Fellowship term may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

Application deadline: November 1 of the year prior to the Fellowship term that is being applied for

 

Post- Doctoral Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) awards up to three postdoctoral fellowships for two-year appointments (approval of the second year is dependent upon satisfactory performance during the first year). The fellowships are designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching and to support research projects in the humanities. This includes, but is not limited to history, philosophy, languages, literature, linguistics, religious studies, art history and the arts. Proposals employing humanistic approaches are welcome from anthropology and other social sciences, natural sciences, music, architecture, and engineering.

Fellows teach two courses per academic year and are expected to make significant progress in their research. Fellows meet with other HRC affiliates regularly to share works in progress, participate in Center workshops and initiatives, and meet regularly with a faculty mentor. Fellows receive $40,000 salary per year plus $2000 moving and research funds and are eligible for university benefits.

 

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those which transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Deadline for 2012-2013 fellowship applications: 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

 

NSF Arctic Research Opportunity

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region.

The goal of the NSF Division of Arctic Sciences is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Division of Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from OPP and other non-OPP NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 18, 2011

 

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Post Doctoral research Grant

The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community. Because the Fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

An important aspect of the Fellowship is that Fellows are organized into a cohort and are expected to attend a workshop at the end of the first year to discuss their research and to explore connections across various science disciplines.

Fellows may also be provided with the opportunity to serve as NSF proposal reviewers or panelists.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 2, 2012

 

International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)

The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.

Full Proposal Target Date: September 13, 2011

 

NSF Earth Sciences Post- Doctoral Fellowship

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 1, 2011

 

NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using CyberInfrastructure (CI TraCS)

The overarching goal of the NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using Cyberinfrastructure (CI TRaCS) program is to support outstanding scientists and engineers who have recently completed doctoral studies and are interested in pursuing postdoctoral activities in computational science, and thereby nurturing the future leaders in this emerging and important multidisciplinary field. Computational research and education activities that are cyberinfrastrucure-based and cross disciplinary boundaries are a key focus of this program. Successful Fellows may, for example, use cyberinfrastructure to make revolutionary advances in their disciplines, and/or deploy cyberinfrastructure-based technologies that enable innovative computational practices.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 13, 2012

 

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)

The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Program is a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses ranging in length from ten days to one month, involving lectures, demonstrations, research seminars, and discussions at the advanced graduate, post-doctoral, and junior faculty level.

PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, the geosciences, the computer and information sciences, and the engineering fields. Proposals in other areas funded by NSF may be considered on an ad hoc basis; in this case, lead investigators must consult with the PASI Program before proposal submission. Whenever feasible, an interdisciplinary approach is recommended.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 15, 2012

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research

The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) program areas (http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=OPP). The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of meeting prospective mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships.

The fellowship program develops and trains recent Ph.D.s (especially those new to polar research) with concomitant goals to

promote scientific research in polar regions;

support innovative research in emerging areas;

encourage interdisciplinary research;

foster activities that create broader impacts for science and society; and

increase the participation of under-represented groups in polar regions research.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 18, 2011

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2011, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation in Biology and (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves; and this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. International and teaching options are also offered. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral advisors to discuss the availability of BIO fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Post-Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is an intensive training program that provides opportunities for self-directed research and interdisciplinary collaboration in health metrics. Strong candidates for this program have graduate-level training in quantitative methodology from one of the following areas: health policy, economics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, demography, engineering, physics, medical sciences, or other related fields.

The PGF program combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive, on-the-job training and mentoring from an accomplished group of professors and researchers.

Deadline: November 1 , 2011

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

The fellowships offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by the application deadline. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

This fellowship is part of the American Fellowships, which support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Additional Information: Stipend Detail: The fellowship year will be July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. The stipend is $30,000. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow's institution.

Citizenship: United States

Requirements: Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional, Women

Eligibility: Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and will hold a PhD, EdD, DBA, MFA or DM by the application deadline. Candidates may apply for only one of the American Fellowships. Former recipients of these awards are not eligible to apply for additional American Fellowships or publication grants.

Deadline: November 15, 2011

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