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    Lisa Jones
    Grant Program Specialist
    Christine Fluter-Brown
    Director of Research and Compliance

    External Funding for Students

     

    Opportunities available for the following:

     

     

     

    Undergraduate Funding Opportunities


    Field: Earth & Environmental Studies, Political Science
    C2C Fellows Follow-up Workshop
    Agency: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
    Link: http://www.bard.edu/cep/c2c/
    Description: C2C Fellows is proud to offer two $1000 scholarships to C2C Fellows to continue their leadership training at follow-up workshops with Wellstone Action and Starting Bloc!
    Starting Bloc offers a week long training workshop that focuses on social innovation. They are reserving one spot at the 2012 New York Institute training in Manhattan, August 2nd - 6th. The $1000 C2C scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost of the weekend which includes speakers, food, space, and receptions. Read more about the program through the link provided.
    Award Amount: $1,000

    Field: Political Science
    CHCI Scholarship Program
    Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
    Link: http://www.chci.org/
    Description: CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
    Award Amount: $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree; $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

    Fields: Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
    Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Agency: Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
    Link: https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid
    Description: The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
    While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
    Award Amount: Sciences & Engineering: $1,000; Astronomy, $5,000; Vision related, $2,500

     Field: All fields
    Tillman Military Scholars
    Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
    Link: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
    Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of service members (children and spouses).
    Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

    Field: International Studies, Social Sciences
    William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
    Agency: The Aspen Institute
    Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
    Description: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening's, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
    Award Amount: Fall & Spring Intern: $2,000; Summer Intern: $4,000

    Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
    Humane Studies Fellowships
    Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
    Link: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships
    Description: The fellowships connect winners to a support network to guide them through a successful career in academia. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
    ·    market-based approaches to environmental policy
    ·    the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
    ·    the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
    ·    impediments to economic growth in developing countries
    ·    the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance
    Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
    Award Amount: $2,000-$15,000

    Field: English, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology
    Ayn Rand Essay Contests
    Agency: The Ayn Rand Institute
    Link: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests
    Description: Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer over 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money each year. College graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this contest.
    Award Amount: First prize: $10,000; 3 second prizes: $2,000; 5 third prizes: $1,000; 25 finalists: $100; 50 semifinalists: $50

    Field: Biological Sciences
    Conference/Field Travel Grant Type 1 and 2
    Agency: The Wetland Foundation
    Link: http://thewetlandfoundation.org/The_Wetland_Foundation/Wetland_Grants.html
    Description: Students must show a demonstrated interest in wetland science.  Travel grants are to support participation in wetland science education and research activities.  The successful grantee will demonstrate this interest in the application package.  Intent to use the grant for wetland science-related activities and demonstrated aptitude to succeed in a wetland science career must be apparent.  Lastly, a demonstrated need for the grant.  Travel grants are meant to aid promising students with limited travel funds.  The successful grantee will demonstrate need in the application package and document it through current and pending support and letters of support.
    Award Amount: Conference Type 1: $600; Conference Type 2: $1,200; Field Type 2: $1,000

    Field: All fields
    Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
    Agency: Phi Kappa Phi
    Link: http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/study-abroad
    Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
    Award Amount: $1,000

    Graduate Funding Opportunities

    SCIENCE & ENGINEERING


    Field: Biological Sciences
    Conference/Field Travel Grant Type 1 and 2
    Agency: The Wetland Foundation
    Link: http://thewetlandfoundation.org/The_Wetland_Foundation/Wetland_Grants.html
    Description: Students must show a demonstrated interest in wetland science.  Travel grants are to support participation in wetland science education and research activities.  The successful grantee will demonstrate this interest in the application package.  Intent to use the grant for wetland science-related activities and demonstrated aptitude to succeed in a wetland science career must be apparent.  Lastly, a demonstrated need for the grant.  Travel grants are meant to aid promising students with limited travel funds.  The successful grantee will demonstrate need in the application package and document it through current and pending support and letters of support.
    Award Amount: Conference Type 1: $600;  Conference Type 2: $1,200; Field Type 1: $800

    Field: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
    Chateaubriand Fellowship - (STEM)
    Agency: Embassy of France in the United States
    Link: http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/
    Description: Every year, it allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in a French laboratory (public or private) for a 4 to 10 month period of time.
    This program has two main goals: To allow American students to benefit from an experience in one of the best laboratories in France; To develop scientific cooperation between France and the United States.
    The research should be performed in a French university, a school of engineering, a national laboratory or a private enterprise, with a link to a Doctoral School. Co-sponsoring by the interested French institution or company is possible and encouraged.  No particular level of French is required; it is at the host institution's discretion. Courses of French can be offered on site.
    Award Amount: $1,400 Euros monthly allowance, travel support and health insurance abroad

    Field: Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
    Grants-in-Aid of Research
    Agency: Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
    Link: https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid
    Description: The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
    While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
    Award Amount: Sciences & Engineering: $1,000; Astronomy, $5,000; Vision related, $2,500

     Field: All fields
    Tillman Military Scholars
    Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
    Link: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/  
    Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of service members (children and spouses).
    Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

    Field: Chemistry, Computer Science
    Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship
    Agency: American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information
    Link: http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship
    Description: Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science.
    Criteria:
    ·    A Bachelor's Degree with a major in Chemistry and related disciplines
    ·    Acceptance into graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution
    ·    Library, Information, or Computer experience preferred
    Award Amount: $1,500

    Fields: Geophysics
    Scholar & Fellowship Appointments
    Agency: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Link: http://www.whoi.edu/main/postdocs/scholar-fellowship-appointments
    Description: Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines. Fellows pursue a research project under the supervision of the staff and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program.
    Award Amount: $5,500

    Field: Science, Engineering
    Research Associateship Programs
    Agency: The National Academies
    Link: www.national-academies.org/rap
    Description: The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954.  Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories.  A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields. Visit the site for a list of sponsoring laboratories.
    Award Amount: Stipends vary

    Field: Science & Engineering
    AIR Research and Dissertation Grants
    Agency: Association for Institutional Research
    Link: http://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/GrantProgramOverview.aspx   
    Description: The program has two levels of grants:
    ·    Research Grants: Faculty and practitioners are eligible for research grants of up to $40,000 for one year of independent research. (Note: These research grants are not available to students). All grant recipients must be affiliated with a U.S. postsecondary institution or relevant non-profit higher education organization.
    ·    Dissertation Grants: Doctoral students are eligible for dissertation grants of up to $20,000 for one year to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor.
    Award Amount: $20,000-$40,000

    Field: Science & Engineering
    Mass Media Sciences and Engineering Fellowships
    Agency: American Associate for the Advancement of Science
    Link: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/program.shtml
    Description: Increasing public understanding of science and technology is one of the principal goals of AAAS. The association has improved coverage of science and technology in mass media for more than 30 years through the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced science, mathematics and engineering students in newsrooms across the country. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write, and report today's headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to non-specialists.
    Award Amount: $450/weekly plus travel

    Field: Science & Engineering
    Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Link: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
    Description: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
    Award Amount: $32,000

    Field: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
    Graduate Student Scholarships
    Agency: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
    Link: http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/stem-majors
    Description: For the 2012 Academic Year, the application for scholarships supporting graduate and technical certification STEM majors has been combined into one STEM Major Application. Applicants will complete the STEM Major Application and send in supporting documents only once, but will be considered for all AFCEA STEM Major scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified.  Online programs are eligible.
    Award Amount: $2,500

    Field: Science & Engineering
    Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Link: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2
    Description: A variety of research opportunities either directly from NSF or indirectly through awardee institutions provide funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
    Award Amount: varies

    Field: Science
    Gine Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships for Lupus Research
    Agency: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
    Link: http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_researchlfa.aspx?articleid=145&zoneid=31
    Description: The purpose of the Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program is to foster an interest among students in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus under the sponsorship and supervision of an established, tenure-track Principal Investigator who directs a laboratory dedicated at least in part to the investigation of lupus at a U.S. academic, medical, or research institution.
    Award Amount: $4,000

    Field: Physical Therapy
    Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I & II Scholarships
    Agency: Foundation for Physical Therapy        
    Link: http://www.foundation4pt.org/apply-for-funding/
    Description: PODS I & II Scholarships, part of the Foundation's Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) Program, are to fund post-professional doctoral students, who, having completed one full year of coursework, wish to continue their studies or have entered the dissertation phase of their post-professional doctoral program.
    Award Amount: PODS I - Up to $7,500 per year in support of the coursework phase of post-professional doctoral studies prior to candidacy (as defined by the applicant's institution).
    PODS II - Up to $15,000 in support of the post-candidacy phase of post-professional doctoral studies (as defined by the applicant's institution).

    HUMANITIES

     

    Field: English, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology
    Ayn Rand Essay Contests
    Agency: The Ayn Rand Institute
    Link: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests 
    Description: Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer over 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money each year. College graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this contest.

    Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
    Humane Studies Fellowships
    Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
    Link: https://theihs.org/funding/humane-studies-fellowship/
    Description: The fellowships connect winners to a support network to guide them through a successful career in academia. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
    ·    market-based approaches to environmental policy
    ·    the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
    ·    the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
    ·    impediments to economic growth in developing countries
    ·    the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance
    Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
    Award Amount: $2,000-$15,000

    Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
    Hayek Fund for Scholars
    Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
    Link: https://theihs.org/funding/hayek-fund/#Scholars
    Description: Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to:
    ·    Presentations at academic or professional conferences
    ·    Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
    ·    Travel to archives or libraries for research
    ·    Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
    ·    Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
    ·    Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers
    Please note, Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.
    Award Amount: $750

    Field: All fields
    Tillman Military Scholars
    Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
    Link: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/
    Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of service members (children and spouses).
    Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

    Field: International Studies, Social Sciences
    William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
    Agency: The Aspen Institute
    Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
    Description: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
    The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening's, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
    Award Amount: Fall & Spring Intern: $2,000; Summer Intern: $4,000

    Field: Political Science, Law
    CHCI Scholarship/Fellowship Programs
    Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
    Link: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
    Description: CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
    Award Amount: $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree; $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

    Field: Education, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Psychometrics
    Dissertation Fellowships in Education
    Agency: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
    Link: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/how-to-apply/
    Description: The foundation created its dissertation fellowship program in 2010 to advance its understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. The foundation plans to use this knowledge to design programs and interventions that help more low-income students identified as high-achieving in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their achievement levels through college and beyond.
    The fellowships are intended to support doctoral students for work done after the successful defense of their dissertation proposals.
    Award Amount: $25,000

    Field: Visual Arts, Creative Writing
    Graduate Arts Award
    Agency: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
    Link: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award/
    Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.  In 2012, the Foundation will select up to 15 recipients for this award.
    The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.  Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.
    Award Amount: $50,000/yr

    Field: Education
    Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants
    Agency: Children's Literature Association
    Link: http://www.childlitassn.org/beiter-graduate-student-research-grant
    Description: Beiter grant funds are not intended as income to assist in the completion of a graduate degree (e.g., applied to tuition), but as support for research that may be related to the dissertation or master's thesis. The award may be used to purchase supplies and materials (e.g., books, videos, equipment), as research support (photocopying, etc.), or to underwrite travel to special collections or libraries. Winners must either be members of the Children's Literature Association or join the association before they receive any funds. Winners should acknowledge ChLA in any publication resulting from the award. The Beiter Grants have a combined maximum fund of up to $5,000 per year, and individual awards may range from $500 to $1,500, based on the number and needs of the winning applicants.
    Award Amount: $5,000/yr or $500-$1,500

    Field: Education, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Statistics
    Dissertation Grants Program
    Agency: American Educational Research Association
    Link: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/
    Description: The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
    Award Amount: up to $20,000 for one year

    Field: All fields
    Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
    Agency: Phi Kappa Phi
    Link: https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship
    Description: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
    Award Amount: $5,000-$15,000

    Field: Curriculum & Instruction
    Teaching and Research Fellowships
    Agency: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
    Link: http://kstf.org/fellowships/
    Description: KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the science or math subject(s) they intend to teach. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.
    Award Amount: $18,000/yr

    Field: Education
    Dissertation Fellowship Program
    Agency: The Spencer Foundation/ National Academy of Education
    Link: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/
    Description: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Like all Spencer Foundation programs, the Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 25 fellowships will be awarded.
    Award Amount: $25,000

    Field: Curriculum & Instruction at college or university level
    Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
    Agency: Ford Foundation
    Link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
    Description: Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
    Award Amount: Predoctoral: $20,000

    Field: Educational Administration & Leadership
    Educational Administration Scholarship Award
    Agency: American Association of School Administrators
    Link: http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=3402
    Description: AASA's Educational Administration Scholarships were created in 1949 to provide incentive, honor and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career.
    Award Amount: $2,500


    Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities


     Field: All fields
    Tillman Military Scholars
    Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
    Link: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/  
    Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of service members (children and spouses).
    Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

    Fields: Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology
    Scholar & Fellowship Appointments
    Agency: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Link: http://www.whoi.edu/main/postdocs/scholar-fellowship-appointments
    Description: Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered to recipients of new or recent doctorates. Postdoctoral Fellows may be appointed in two types of categories: Postdoctoral Scholar Fellows supported by Institution scholarship funds, or Postdoctoral Fellows who have been competitively awarded national or international postdoctoral fellowships.
    Award Amount: Scholar: $56,500 per year for an 18 month appointment

    Field: Science, Engineering
    Research Associateship Programs
    Agency: The National Academies
    Link: www.national-academies.org/rap
    Description: The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954.  Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories.  A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields. Visit the site for a list of sponsoring laboratories.
    Award Amount: Stipends vary

    Field: Curriculum & Instruction at college or university level
    Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
    Agency: Ford Foundation
    Link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
    Description: Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
    Award Amount: Dissertation: $21,000

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