L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program

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The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. They are seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. Learn more and apply today! Application deadline is February 1, 2019.

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Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Brown University invites applications for the two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2021 cohort to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars in integrative scholarship areas. The priority application deadline is December 16, 2018.

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American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

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Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) offers an annual fellowship stipend of $18,000 to support the training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. MFP selects talented doctoral students to ensure that a diverse workforce can assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society. Learn more and apply today! Deadline is January 31, 2019.

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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

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Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. They seek solutions that are breakthroughs in technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problem. Apply now to join the competition for $300,000 USD in prize money. Deadline is January 11. 2019.

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National Institute of Justice Doctoral Research Apprenticeships

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The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. Students have until January 25, 2019 to work with their schools to apply.

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Supplemental funding from NSF available to support graduate internships

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If you are on a project supported by NSF and would like additional funding for non-academic internships, talk to your Faculty PI about submitting a proposal for up to $55,000. The funding could support up to 6 months of a non-academic internship or other professional development training relevant to your work. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2019.

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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for advanced level Asian language study

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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply. Deadline is December 30, 2018.

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2019–2020 Herb York IGCC Dissertation Fellowship Competition

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The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) will award up to ten regular dissertation fellowships and one specially designated Herb York IGCC Fellowship for the 2019–2020 academic year. Fellowships are $25,000. US citizenship is NOT required. Application deadline is December 20, 2018.

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Fellowship award for research in NOAA mission-related sciences


NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. The deadline is December 17, 2018.

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UC MEXUS funding available for short-term projects

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The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers a monthly competition for support of University of California graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS. The next deadline is December 3, 2018.

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Apply now for the 2019-2020 Chateaubriand Fellowship

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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France, and health insurance. Apply today! Deadline is January 9, 2018.

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HHMI 2019 Hanna H. Gray Postdoctoral Fellowship

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The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in biomedical science by recruiting and retaining individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Deadline to apply is January 9, 2018.

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Summer research opportunities with Department of Homeland Security

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program seeks to engage faculty led teams of undergraduate and graduate students in research that provides opportunities to strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers, and to conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center, and DHS. The deadline to apply is Dec. 21, 2018.

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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

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The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The program was created with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in STEM fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is December 17, 2018.

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Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship in musicology

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The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship in musicology supports one year of graduate work for a student at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of a historically underrepresented group with a stipend of $22,000 for full-time study. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2018.

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Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) Dissertation Fellowships

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The Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) advances progressive values such as greater equality within and across nations, more effective democratic governance, and more enlightened environmental policies. CES is planning to award at least five fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2019-2020 academic year. Apply by December 15, 2018.

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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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