EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 16th Annual P3 Awards focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) is a collegiate design competition promoting the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. The two-phase competition offers $25,000 for initial project ideas and $100,000 implementation project awards. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2018.

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NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Program

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Fellowship offers research, training, and other educational opportunities for postdoctoral fellows. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2018.

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Apply now for winter 2019 Global Dynamics Graduate Research Fellowships

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The 21st Century Global Dynamics Fellowships provide one academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus a stipend of $7,500 to PhD students in the humanities and social sciences wishing to conduct research in Global Studies or Gender and Islam. With mentorship from a Mellichamp Professor, the candidate will have research support and duties related to the professor's projects in the specified area of interest. The deadline to apply is November 21.

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RAND Corporation Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

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The RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program offers paid 12-week summer opportunities for graduate students to conduct research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2018.

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Ford Foundation Fellowship recap of October info sessions

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Did you miss the Ford Fellowship Information Sessions, but are still interested? View this recap for a summary explaining the Ford Fellowship focus as well as suggested tips/deadlines for application materials. Be sure to consider signing up for other upcoming Ford Fellowship writing workshops, as well.

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AccessLex and AIR Institute Research and Dissertation Fellows Program

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The AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Research grants of up $50,000 and dissertation grants of up to $25,000 are available. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

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Graham Foundation Carter Manny Awards

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The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2018, for 2019-2020 funding.

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Center for LGBTQ Studies fellowships and awards

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The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) supports students and scholars through fellowships and awards for research contributions to the historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities. Visit the website for details on various funding opportunities. The next upcoming deadline is November 15, 2018.

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Enter now to compete in the NSF 2026 Idea Machine contest

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Do you have a great big innovative idea but aren't sure how to go about making it happen? Start at the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition! Participants have the opportunity to be recognized, win cash prizes, and get their idea invested. The deadline to apply for the competition is October 26, 2018.

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University of California President’s & Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowships and grants

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Funding awards of $2,000 to $35,000 available to applicants at various stages of academic, professional, or scholarly work. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Read on for an overview of upcoming opportunities! Earliest deadlines are November 1, 2018.

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Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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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. The average award is $22,000. The deadline to apply is November 7, 2018.

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NASA limited submission funding opportunity


NASA presents a limited submission funding opportunity, Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO). This program supports training and development of students and faculty in STEM at targeted colleges and universities, and provides opportunities for research and education to inspire and prepare increasing numbers of students for STEM careers. Deadline quickly approaching so apply today!

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Echoing Green’s Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs

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Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Echoing Green Fellows are the innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels that reject the status quo and drive positive social change all over the world. Apply today!

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Grant funding now available with Coastal Fund

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The Coastal Fund (CF) is a student organization that protects, enhances, and restores the UCSB coastline. The fund supports research, restoration, preservation, access, and educational projects in line with CF's mission. Quarterly opportunities available; current fall deadline is October 12, 2018.

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Big Ideas @ UCSB information session

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Want to win up to $10,000 for your project, startup, or student group that has social impact? Come to a Big Ideas Contest information session on October 11th to learn about the contest's goals, categories, timeline, and application requirements.

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Funding Forecast for Fall 2018

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Funding application season is here! If you are looking for external funding for the 2019-2020 academic year, you should start looking now. The fall quarter deadlines are typically for next year's awards. Review the upcoming list of opportunities then get ready, plan ahead, and apply soon!

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