Graduate Student Funding


American Psychological Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

APF gives scholarships, dissertation funding, research support, travel grants and fellowships to launch careers for graduate students dedicated to the discipline. Student support ranges from $300 for travel support to $25,000 for fellowships.

Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF) Program

Supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences.

The DOE SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first or second year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of applying, and must be pursuing or plan to pursue graduate study and research in areas relevant to the science programs supported by the DOE Office of Science.

UCLA Funding Website.

EPA Fellowship Programs

The EPA STAR graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies.

National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

NASA’s Aeronautics Mission Directorate is currently accepting scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students in aeronautics and related fields for the academic year beginning in fall.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants in what follows) for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve-month award strongly encourages a research experience at the NASA center extending the GSRP Fellowship.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships

The Space Technology Research Fellowship solicits graduate fellowship proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of highly qualified individuals pursuing or planning to pursue Master’s (e.g., M.S.) or Doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at their respective institutions. This fellowship opportunity is open to students pursuing advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Selected candidates will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and/or nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories. In addition to his or her academic advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as the student’s professional mentor.

NOAA Student Opportunities

The NOAA Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. On this site, you can find information on scholarships, internships, fellowships and post docs, including a brief description of each program, the application deadline, award amount, dates of the opportunity, contact e-mail address and a link to the website.

NSF Specialized Information for Graduate Students

NSF graduate funding programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.

Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Programs

The Smithsonian Institute fellowship opportunities are sorted by unit.


American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

The American Psychological Association and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.

Cornell Fellowships Database

The Cornell fellowship database offers a database of funding opportunities in various fields of study.

Duke Graduate and Professional Student Funding

The Duke Graduate Student Funding website provides funding information for Graduate and Professional Students through searches of relevant funding listed on the Funding Opportunities website.

GRAPES (Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support) Database

The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Advanced search options allow users to refine their search by field, academic level, award type, award amount, and other criteria. GRAPES is maintained by the UCLA Graduate Outreach, Diversity and Fellowships Office.

Michigan State University Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

The Michigan State University scholarship database offers information on additional sources of funding for graduate students.

NASA Student Online Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows, and Scholars (SOLAR)

The NASA SOLAR offers a comprehensive and searchable database of internships and fellowships at NASA facilities.

University of Texas Arlington Externally Funded Fellowships

The University of Texas Arlington fellowship website offers information on externally funded fellowships for graduate students.

Federally-sponsored STEM Opportunities for Graduate Students

The STEM graduate student website was established to be the primary source for searching federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate training programs.