External Funding

Fellowship & Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

(Please refer to websites to confirm deadlines)

Graduate Student Support

National Science Foundation - Information for Graduate Students

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Information about Ruth L. Kirschstein
NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities
Deadlines: See individual program announcements

Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships
Deadlines: Vary by program
Application Available: Generally in the Summer

U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) - Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
(MFA or PhD in selected fields of the arts, humanities and social sciences)
Deadline: Fall
Application Available: Summer

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) - National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships
Application Available: Generally in the Fall

NASA - Graduate Student Researchers Program
Deadline: Early Spring
Application Available: Generally in the Fall

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowships (master's and doctoral)
Deadline: Generally in early November
Application Available: Generally in the Fall

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
(Master's and doctoral in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology)

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Graduate Research Fellowships (master's and doctoral)
(Special components for Women in Engineering and Woman in Computer & Information Science)
Deadline: Varies by Field; multiple deadlines in November
Application Available: Late Summer

Watch training workshop videos on how to apply.

U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) - Computational Science Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: Generally in January
Application Available: Generally in October

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Graduate Fellowships
(for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission)
Deadline: January
Application Available: Fall

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformations (SMART) - Program Fellowships
(established by the Department of Defense (DOD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines)
Deadline: December

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
Deadline: January

Institute of International Education (IIE) - Fulbright Awards for Study/Research Abroad
(all disciplines, all levels of graduate study before the PhD; foreign language proficiency required)
Campus Deadline: Generally in the September
Contact: John Denny

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) - Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
(Traditional Fellowships / 1st 2-3 yrs + up to 3 more years with satisfactory progress)
Deadline: November
Application Period:  The NPSC application is filled out and completed online.

Fannie & John Hertz Foundation - Hertz Foundation Fellowships
(for graduate work leading to the PhD in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences)
Deadline: Generally in October
Application Available: Generally in the end of August

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) - Graduate Fellowships (master's and doctoral)
Deadline: November 15, annually
Application Available: July 1

Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation - Graduate Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: Early November
Application Available: Generally in May

American Heart Association/Greater Southeast Affiliate - Predoctoral Fellowships
Deadline:Generally in January/February
Application Available: Generally after September 15

Sigma Xi -Grants-in-Aid of Research
(small grants under $1,000 to support research in any scientific area)
Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually

United Negro College Fund Special Programs Cooperation - NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
(awarded to support graduate students in their pursuit of advanced degrees in the STEM disciplines)
Deadline: February

AAUW Fellowships and Grants
Deadline: Click Here

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) - Fellowship Program in Institutional Research
Deadline: January

International Research & Exchanges Board Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
Deadline: November

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: January 15

Office of Naval Research - DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline: January

Dissertation Support

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)) Grants
(available in some disciplines, primarily for field research in the environmental, behavioral and social sciences)
Deadlines: IRES- September 15 (proposals for activities beginning at least six months after the target date)
                No deadline to apply for DDEP grants

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. - Dissertation Fieldwork
Deadline: May and November 1, annually

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - Dissertation Fellowships
(for research to understand and reduce violence, aggression and dominance)
Deadline: February 1, annually

National Physical Science Consortium - Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
(Dissertation Support Program up to four years)
Deadline: November

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
Deadline: Generally in October
Application Available: Generally in August

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program - The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
(for significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences)
Deadline: Generally in November
Application Available: Generally in the end of August

U.S. Department of Education - Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Deadline: Generally in November
Internal UF coordination required for submission: Instructions are generally posted in the FYI Funding Newsletter in October

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) Program
Application Available: Spring

Mellon / American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - Dissertation Completion Fellowships
(open to PhD students writing dissertations in the humanities and related social sciences)
Deadline: Mid-November
Application Available: Generally in July

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants
Deadline: September

Association for Institutional Research Dissertation Grants
Deadline: January