Graduate School Fellowships

Are you a graduate student? Then you are in the right place. Click on any of the tags below to access fellowship opportunities relevant to your current student status and those specific to your interests.


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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

 Description: Supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States

Deadline: 11/1/19

Boren Fellowship 

Description: Provides 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

Deadline: 1/29/20

Rhodes Scholarship

Description: Each year, 32 scholars from the United States are among more than 95 Rhodes Scholars worldwide who take up degree courses at Oxford University

Deadline: 10/2/19

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Award 

Description: Offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend

Deadline: 3/31/20

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program 

Description: Supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months

Deadline: 1/7/20

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund 

Description: Graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences 

Deadline: 4/15/20

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund 

Description: Aids people active in movements for social and economic justice

Deadline: 4/1/20

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship

Description: The Humane Studies Fellowship is a award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.

Deadline: 12/1/19

Point Foundation The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund 

Description: empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society

Deadline: 1/28/20

American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program 

Descriptiona fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science

Deadline: 11/1/19

P.E.O Scholar Awards

Description: one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs.

Deadline: 11/20/19

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship

Description: provide financial aid to minority students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Deadline: 3/31/20


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The Hertz Foundation Fellowship 

Description: Supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences

Deadline: 10/23/19

Ford Foundation PreDoctoral Fellowship 

Description: provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree

Deadline: 12/17/19

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship 

Description: highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines

Deadline: TBA

Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Program

Description: 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 upon degree completion

Deadline: 12/3/19

GEM Fellowship Program (MS Engineering Fellowship Program) 

Description: Objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry

Deadline: 11/12/19

GEM Fellowship Program (Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program)

Description: objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program

Deadline: 11/12/19

GEM Fellowship Program (Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program) 

Description: Goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science

Deadline: 11/12/19


Description: awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.

Deadline: 11/7/19

National Science Fellowship (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 

Description: supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education

Deadline: 10/21/19 (Life Sciences, Geosciences), 10/22/19 (Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research), 10/24/19 (Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning), 10/25/19 (Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy)

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

Description: Support exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders, especially those students who will go on to become faculty members at colleges and universities

Deadline: 10/19 (Nominations)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship 

Description: provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems

Deadline: 1/15/20

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program 

Description: To help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.

Deadline: 1/11/19

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust 

Description: Open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States

Deadline: 1/31/20

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) 

Description: Welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution

Deadline: 12/6/19

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship 

Description: Open to post baccalaureate, pre-doctoral Ph.D. (or equivalent) student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career

Deadline: 8/4/19

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program 

Description: Provides educational opportunities for future generations of science scholars, we’re offering $40,000 in scholarship funding to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming semester

Deadline: 5/20/19

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) 

Description: To enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers

Deadline: 4/8/20, 8/8/20, 12/8/19

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)

Description: To enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce

Deadline: 4/8/20, 8/8/20, 12/8/19

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30) 

Description: To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who are matriculated in a combined MD/PhD or other dual-doctoral degree training program (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD, DVM/PhD), and who intend careers as physician/clinician-scientists

Deadline: 4/8/20, 8/8/20, 12/8/19


Description: The Fellowship for the Future is a two-year leadership award program for women of color in STEM leading research or outreach projects in line with the 500 Women Scientists mission and focused on increasing equity, inclusion, accessibility, or social justice in STEM. During their fellowship, fellows will carry out a proposed project and receive financial and logistical support from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team.

Deadline: TBA

Science & Technology Policy Fellowships 

Description: provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm

Deadline: 11/1/19

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

Description: SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student’s tuition fees and to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec, such as conference registration fees, travel expenses, hardware, etc

Deadline: 12/4/19

Microsoft PhD Fellowship Program 

Description: Two-year fellowship program for PhD students at participating U.S. or Canadian universities enrolled in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics, or a department within the scope of these areas

Deadline: 8/15/19

Amelia Earhart Fellowship 

Description: open to women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree, who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering

Deadline: 11/15/19

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Description: Open to any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources

Deadline: 2/21/20

Data Science Fellowship 

Description: Open to anyone who has obtained, or is within 1 year of obtaining, their master's or PhD degree in any field

Deadline: TBA

Facebook Graduate Fellowship 

Description: Open to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country

Deadline: 10/4/19

Livermore Graduate Scholar Program 

Description: Open to graduate students currently at Ph.D.-granting universities in the United States who have completed their core courses and any relevant comprehensive and/or qualifying examination in order to pursue research leading to a Ph.D. degree

Deadline: 7/19/19

Linda Hall Library Fellowship 

Description: Invites pre-and post-doctoral scholars of exceptional promise to apply for its 2017/18 fellowships in the history of science and related areas of science and technology studies

Deadline: TBA

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Graduate Teaching Fellowships 

Description: Open to outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education (and related engineering fields), particularly women and minorities

Deadline: 3/1/20

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship 

Description: Award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare

Deadline: 6/27/19

The Generation Google Scholarship

Description: Help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field

Deadline: 12/5/19

Google Lime Scholarship Program 

Description: Provides scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities

Deadline: 12/5/19

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Description: An academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in tech

Deadline: TBA

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

Description: Assists students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree by awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000

Deadline: 2/15/19

MyBioSource Scholarship Program

Description: opening up doors to thriving students allowing them to explore the endless possibilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Deadline: 6/30/20

Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program

Description: Provides a total of $5,000 over two years to support underrepresented Ph.D. candidates enrolled in a North Carolina university and conducting biomedical research

Deadline: 9/15/19

NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award (F99/K00)

Description: purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers. 

Deadline: 4/15/19, 12/13/19, 4/15/20, 12/15/20, 4/15/21

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships

Description: a 5-year program to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science.

Deadline: 4/30/20

Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Description: For the 2019-2020 academic year scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students), enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States and living in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation.

Deadline: 4/10/20

The Andromeda Movement

Description: supports Indiana students pursuing exciting careers in the field of space exploration

Deadline: 7/16/20

BHW Scholarship

Description: Women in STEM academic scholarship.

Deadline: 4/15/20

2019 Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D. Fellowship

Description: invites exceptional Ph.D. students working in broadly-construed data science, including natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to apply for the Bloomberg Data Science Ph.D.

Deadline: 4/4/19

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

Description: scholarship is open to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the geosciences.

Deadline: 1/3/20

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Description: advances collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

Deadline: 10/29/19

National Association for Black Geoscientists (NABG) Scholarship

Description: provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate minority students enrolled full-time in geoscience programs at an accredited college or university.

Deadline: 4/30/20

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarships

Description: scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 USD per academic year

Deadline: 3/1/20

Tau Beta Pi Fellowships

Description: free to do graduate work in any field which will enable them to contribute to the engineering profession.

Deadline: 2/1/20


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American Association of University Woman (AAUW) American Fellowship Dissertation 

Description: Provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for 8 consecutive weeks

Deadline: 11/1/19

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program 

Description: awards non-residential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities and who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peace building

Deadline: 10/15/19

Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Award

Description: offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support

Deadline: 3/31/20

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research 

Description: to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties

Deadline: 11/1/19

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program 

Description:  fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world

Deadline: 10/3/19

Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) Dissertation Fellowship 

Description: accepting applications from Ph.D students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal

Deadline: 10/1/19


Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 

Description: provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree

Deadline: 12/10/19

Microsoft Dissertation Grant

Description: research grant for PhD students at North American universities who are underrepresented in the field of computing.

Deadline: TBA