Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships application now open

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Monday, December 12, 2016 1:33 PM

gwis_logo_transparent The Graduate Women in Science's (GWIS) National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2017 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research done by GWIS award winners.


  • Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Career level (e.g. graduate student vs. assistant professor) of the candidate will be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposals.
  • Awards will be made irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Application for the GWIS Fellowships is offered at no cost to current GWIS members, as a member benefit. For non-members, an application processing fee of $50 is required. Fellowship applicants that are not already GWIS members may join GWIS with a 6-month introductory membership at a discounted rate of $35 (click here to join). Please note that membership approval can take up to 48 hours, so if you want to become a GWIS member, please do so (ideally) at least a week before the Fellowships deadline.

Financial need of research funding is a requirement for the application. No project that has already been fully funded will be eligible for the awards. All pending funding sources must be listed in the application and reviewers will consider these when assessing the financial need of the project. 

Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowships are now open. Please click here if you are ready to start your application. The application deadline for all GWIS Fellowships applications is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, January 13, 2017. Please note that applicants may only submit one proposal in a given year.

Current Graduate Students. Postdoctoral Scholars.

No citizenship requirements.


FELLOWSHIP WEBSITE: GWIS National Fellowships Program


Julie Nemecek
National Office
PO Box 240607, St. Paul, MN 55124
(319) 384-1816