University of Nebraska Medical Center

Domestic Funding

There are a variety of funding opportunities for U.S. students. Be sure to also review the list of available PhD Scholarships, compiled by the Open Education Database, for additional scholarship opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

American Association of University Women

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low, such as STEM.

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

The American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship encourages proposals from all basic science disciplines, bioengineering or biotechnology, public health, behavioral, epidemiological and community and clinical investigations broadly related to cardiovascular and stroke problems.

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

The American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program is a federally funded training program for ethnic and racial minority researchers and service providers.

Association for Institutional Research

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) offers a Fellowship Program in Institutional Research.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks supports global biomedical research into the diagnosis, causes, prevention and treatment of autism. In addition to their research grants, they also offer the Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship and the Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing from the American Cancer Society are awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists.

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency provides support for research fellowships and professional development opportunities to encourage students to obtain advanced degrees in the environmental sciences and pursue STEM-related careers. Deadlines vary by program.

Fannie & John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Foundation Fellowships are for graduate work leading to the PhD in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Applications are generally available at the end of August with an October deadline.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program is offered by the U.S. Department of Education. This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

The deadline is generally in November. Internal UF coordination required for submission, with instructions posted in the FYI Funding Newsletter in October

Graduate Women in Science Fellowships

The GWIS National Fellowships Program offers fellowships to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.

Grass Foundation

The Grass Fellowship Program in neuroscience supports graduate students for study at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA for a summer research program.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards

Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards provides support for research to understand and reduce violence, aggression and dominance. The annual deadline is February 1.

NASA Fellowships

NASA Fellowships are available for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees, related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of Department of Defense interest. The application is generally available in the fall.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NSRA) offers individual fellowship funding opportunities.

National Science Foundation Graduate Education Funding

The National Science Foundation offers funding for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NIHCM Foundation

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation offers a variety of investigator-initiated research grants.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Program

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. The deadline is in early November, with the application available in May.

PhRMA Foundation Fellowships

The PhRMA Foundation supports the research and early career endeavors of scientists in drug discovery and development. They offer fellowships for graduate students.

SMART Scholarship for Service

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.