Fellowships & Scholarships

This page is intended for the use of current graduate students at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa who are seeking financial assistance. These are national and international competitions for which you are encouraged to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements.

For local funding opportunities, please go to the STAR Scholarship site.

The information below is for reference only and is subject to change. Please visit the respective websites for most current and accurate details.

Fellowships & scholarships are available in the following categories:

General

Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences

Math and Science

Multiple Awards in Specific Fields

GENERAL

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education / Educational Testing Service Outstanding Dissertations Competition

AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles. Awards of up to $5000 are given to allow such students to complete their dissertations.

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation that focuses on Hispanics in higher education or to any Hispanic who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, within a specified period. Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains that are related to the ETS corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing and so forth. Dissertations in the humanities, sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics are not eligible.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW provides three fellowships for graduate students: American Fellowships, International Fellowships and Selected Professions Fellowships. American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S. Selected Professions Fellowships provide opportunities for women to pursue graduate and first-professional degrees in designated fields where women traditionally have been underrepresented and where the employment outlook and earnings potential are strong.

Eligibility Requirements: American Fellowships, International Fellowships, Selected Professions Fellowships

The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program (JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. It aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB's developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must: be a national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship); have gained admission to an approved post graduate course in any of the participating academic institutions; have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent with superior academic record; have at least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience; have proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies; be not more than 35 years old at the time of application; be in good health; and should agree to return to his/her home county after completion of studies under the program.

Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship

The scholarship covers one or two years of study in Japan and provides a $30,000 scholarship award in addition to a $15,000 annual allowance which covers tuition and one-time round-trip airfare from Honolulu to Japan. Any amount of this $15,000 allocation remaining after tuition and airfare reimbursements are made will be paid out to the recipient as a Cost of Living Allowance.

Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship is awarded to 1) graduate students in Japan for study at UHM; and 2) an American graduate student at the UHM for study in Japan who is pursuing a subject area leading to better understanding between Japan and the United States.

Doctoral Research in Canada

This program is designed to assist full-time graduate students at degree-granting institutions of higher education, whose dissertations are related in substantial part to Canada, to undertake doctoral research about Canada. The purpose is to increase knowledge and understanding of Canada and to support the development of Canadian Studies. The award provides assistance towards international airfare and a monthly flat rate allowance for up to a maximum of 6 months spent in Canada while doing research.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a citizen of the country (or have legal resident status) where he/she is submitting an application; NOTE: Applicants who are registered in institutions outside their home country should apply in their country of citizenships. Applicants must be a graduate student in a recognized institution of higher education or equivalent degree-granting institute in the determined country who will have completed course and course-related doctoral requirements by the time a graduate student award would be granted. Proficient in either English or French.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships and Dissertation Diversity Fellowships

Three year fellowships or one year dissertation fellowships for U.S. citizens or nationals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Provides a $20,000 stipend for the predoctoral fellowship and a $21,000 stipend for the dissertation fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements: All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation are eligible. Applications are limited to individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations) and committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. Approximately 1,300 awards are available for study in over 140 countries. Applies to course work, master's or dissertation research.

Eligibility Requirements: For application and eligibility information, please see the following Office of Graduate Education links:

Fulbright Graduate Study & Research Abroad

Fulbright Annual Competition Calendar

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

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.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants be U.S. citizens and must be doctoral candidates at the time of the award.

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Office of Graduate Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Fulbright-Hays Sample Essays

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Travel awards are up to $5000. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Eligibility Requirements: Grants will only be available to doctoral students.Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have received Lewis and Clark Fund grants may reapply after an interval of two years.

Link Foundation Energy Program

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $25,000/year for students working toward a Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility Requirements:The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution. (Please note that the applicant must be accepted in a Ph.D. program.) No limitations have been placed on citizenship. Fellowships are only tenable at U.S. and Canadian Universities.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the Luce Scholars Program, candidates must be U.S. citizens who would not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1st of the year they enter the program. Candidates must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or reasonably expect to receive that degree by July 1st of the year they enter the program. Candidates must be in physical health that will not restrict them from working in a foreign environment.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The 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. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Eligibility Requirements: The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States. These fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports up to two years of graduate or professional school study in the United States. The award covers one-half tuition plus a maintenance grant of $20,000. Thirty awards are granted annually.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the Luce Scholars Program, candidates must be U.S. citizens who would not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1st of the year they enter the program. Candidates must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or reasonably expect to receive that degree by July 1st of the year they enter the program. Candidates must be in physical health that will not restrict them from working in a foreign environment.

Roshan Institute Fellowships for Persian Language and Culture

This Fellowship program supports graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i and in particular, the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature in their study of Persian language and culture. Fellows must be full-time students in good academic standing and taking Persian language and culture courses offered by the Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 up to $5,000, and are available for one year with the possibility of renewal based on the Fellow’s academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements: Fellows must be full-time students in good academic standing and taking Persian language and culture courses offered by the Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program.

Soroptimist International of the Americas Founder Region Fellowship

The fellowship aims to advance the status of women by offering financial support to women in the last year of doctoral studies. Preference is given to women pursuing doctoral studies that have great social importance to the world or in fields that are under-represented by women. It is hoped that the future work of fellowship recipients will reflect and further the ideals of Soroptimist International.

Eligibility Requirements: Competition is open to any outstanding graduate woman who is working toward a doctoral degree, preferably in the last year of study but permissibly during the last two years provided she has advanced to candidacy. She must be enrolled in a graduate school within Founder Region; including the Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, the State of Hawaii, and the U. S. territories of Guam and The Marianas.

ARTS & HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Asian Cultural Council

The Council supports living costs and international travel for students participating in graduate degree programs relating to the visual and performing arts. Please note that the Council is not able to provide support for full tuition costs.Grants are for individuals seeking grant assistance to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia in the visual and performing arts.

Eligibility Requirements: The Asian Cultural Council grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. In addition to a Fellowship of $25,000 that will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing, fellows' graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must: 1) be candidates for the Ph.D. degree in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States. Candidates working on D. Min., law, Psy.D., and other professional degrees are not eligible. 2) have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and must expect to submit completed dissertations within two years. 3) be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award. 4) have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, MacArthur, Mellon, Pew, Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible. 5) plan to write on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern. 6) have never applied for the Fellowship before. Previous applicants may not apply.

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.

Eligibility Requirements: You are eligible to apply for a Boren Fellowship if you are: A U.S. citizen at the time of application; either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete; planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend two workshops are covered by the DPDF Program.

Eligibility Requirements: The DPDF program is open to doctoral students in social science or humanities disciplines who have completed their major course requirements and are beginning to design research proposals. Students who have completed their comprehensive, general, or qualifying exams are eligible to apply as long as their dissertation proposals will be formally approved by their department after the fall DPDF workshop. Typically such students will be second and third year graduate students, but first and fourth year students may, under exceptional circumstances, be eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program within an accredited university in the United States, unless indicated otherwise for a particular field.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in a wide variety of transportation-related disciplines (including mathematics, psychology, planning, as well as natural sciences and engineering). This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships enable students to pursue master's degrees or doctorates in transportation-related fields at the university of their choice.

Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships acquaints undergraduate and graduate students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Fellowships for advanced training in Canadian, East-, Central-, South-, and Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, Russian and Eastern European and Western European Area Studies. These awards are made through the student’s department. Please contact your FLAS coordinator.

Eligibility Requirements: For graduate and professional students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Academic year awards are for language and area studies. Summer fellowships are solely to support intensive language study. At the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, the following languages may be studied: Cambodian, Chinese (third year or higher), Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese (third year or higher), Korean, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Eligibility Requirements: These grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for applicants to be confident that they will complete the dissertation within the year, they should not apply, as the application will not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable. In some disciplines, particularly experimental fields, research and writing can reasonably be expected to be completed within the same year, and in those cases it is appropriate to apply.

Humane Studies Fellowships

Awarded by the Institute for Humane Studies (HIS), Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.  Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies.

Eligibility Requirements: IHS considers applications from individuals who will be full-time graduate students who have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Applicants are evaluated based on three primary criteria: (1) relevance of work to the advancement of a free society; (2) academic or professional performance; and (3) potential for success in chosen field.  All applicants will be considered without regard to race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live or study in those countries.

International Dissertation Research Fellowships

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $19,000. The fellowship includes participation in a Social Science Research Council funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Eligibility Requirements: The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2012 IDRF competition must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begin.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

This 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. Amount: Tuition plus an annual stipend of $30,000.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is limited to individuals who at the time of application-- (1) will be entering a doctoral program and/or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support; (2) will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program where the master’s is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowships

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowships support undergraduate students in their last year of college and graduate students in the last year of their doctoral studies. Students who have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose in any discipline are eligible to apply. Special consideration is given to students in humanities fields.

Eligibility Requirements: DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD and undergraduates entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and master’s degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Leakey Foundation Research Grants

The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$13,500 range.

Eligibility Requirements: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy) and established scientists are eligible for general research grants. There are no citizenship restrictions. However, all applications must be in English.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The American Council for of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States; have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation and obtained ABD (all but dissertation) status by the application deadline; and be no more than six years in the degree program; awardees can hold this Fellowship no later than their seventh year.

National Science Foundation Fellowships

The National Science Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science (including the social sciences), mathematics, science education, engineering and bioengineering, and other fields as supported by the National Science Foundation. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFP) are intended for students at the beginning of their graduate programs. The fellowships cover $10,500 for tuition and fees and provide a $30,000 stipend. The fellowship is renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility Requirements: Students in their fourth-year of college or first year of graduate school, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Students in joint BA/MA programs are eligible to apply, but applicants who have earned any medical degrees are ineligible. US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents are eligible to apply. A list of approved fields of study appears on the GRFP web page. The application deadlines vary based on field of study, but tend to occur in early November.

MATH AND SCIENCE

AISES Google Scholarship (Native Hawaiians are eligible)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Google Scholarships fund scholarship awards to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management information systems. AISES and Google support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native students working towards obtaining a degree in the fields computer science and technology so they can obtain the necessary skills to compete in today’s global society.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must: 1) have a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA); 2) be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college or in their second year at a two-year college leading to a four-year degree. Students at a two-year college must demonstrate a transition plan to a four-year college/university; 3) Major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems at an accredited four year college or university (other majors will be considered if it is evident that the applicant demonstrates a strong academic course of study that includes a high volume of computer science related courses and/or computer science related research); 4) be a member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; 5) be a member of AISES.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Graduate Fellowships

The National Academies’ Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is an early career educational and training opportunity. It is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy.  Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.The Fellowships will take place in Washington, D.C. at one of the National Academies facilities.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields. 

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship supports full-time study leading to a Ph.D. in the physical, computer, and life sciences, mathematics or engineering. The fellowship includes tuition and fees for up to four years plus a stipend of $31,200 and the opportunity to complete a practicum at a DOE laboratory.

Eligibility Requirements: Fourth-year undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet the following eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer.

Eligibility Requirements: 1.Undergraduate seniors 2. Applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school 3. First-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree)

During the fellowship period, fellows are required to be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and conduct research in areas of interest to the DOE. The summer should be spent conducting full-time research related to the completion of one's degree program, enrolled in classes or on a practicum assignment. This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability or national origin.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in a wide variety of transportation-related disciplines (including mathematics, psychology, planning, as well as natural sciences and engineering). This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships enable students to pursue master's degrees or doctorates in transportation-related fields at the university of their choice.

Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships acquaints undergraduate and graduate students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its STAR program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their graduate studies. Applicants must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application (you must have your green card at the time of application to be eligible for this Fellowship opportunity).

Fanny & John Hertz Graduate Fellowships

To support graduate education of students of outstanding potential in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Eligibility Requirements: U. S. citizenship; bachelor’s degree; accepted for graduate study in the physical sciences; 3.75-4.00 GPA.

IBM PhD Fellowship Awards

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, public sector and business sciences, and service science, management, and engineering.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest. Nominate students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program, and they must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Program for Young Scientists

The program offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August, accepted participants work within the institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.

Eligibility Requirements: Interested candidates should have research experience corresponding to a level typical of a researcher about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD or equivalent degree; a summer research proposal that clearly fits the research agenda of a selected IIASA program; ability to work independently as well as to interact with other scientists; fluency in English and the ability to communicate in a scientific environment; and willingness to actively participate in a broad range of interdisciplinary scientific activities at IIASA.

Microsoft Graduate Women’s Scholarship Program

The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during the first year of graduate studies.

Eligibility Requirements: Nominees for the Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Program must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the department. Direct applications from students are not accepted.  Student must attend a U.S. or Canadian university and be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics departments (if your department is within the scope of these areas, but is titled differently, you are eligible). Students must be enrolled in their first year in a graduate program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics to be eligible for the succeeding year’s award. If a student has already completed graduate-level coursework in any subject area, prior to their first year in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics, then the student is not eligible for the Scholarship program.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program

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 requires students to participate in a 10-week NASA Headquarters or Center-based research experience at HQ or Center extending the GSRP Fellowship

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible). Students may apply at any time during their graduate program. All applicants must have a University Faculty Research Advisor (who will be the Principal Investigator of the GSRP Training Grant) from the institution where they plan to receive their graduate degree.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Funded by the Department of Defense, NDSEG Fellowships encourage study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences. The Fellowship pays for tuition and fees and provides a stipend of approximately $31,000 for three years. Summer employment is included.

Eligibility Requirements: Fourth-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students who are US citizens or nationals are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who indicate an intention to pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to an approved specialty field. The evaluation of applicants is based on academic records, recommendations and GRE scores.

National Science Foundation Fellowships

The National Science Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science (including the social sciences), mathematics, science education, engineering and bioengineering, and other fields as supported by the National Science Foundation. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are intended for students at the beginning of their graduate programs. The fellowships cover $10,500 for tuition and fees and provide a $30,000 stipend. The fellowship is renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility Requirements: Students in their fourth-year of college or first year of graduate school, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Students in joint BA/MA programs are eligible to apply, but applicants who have earned any medical degrees are ineligible. US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents are eligible to apply. A list of approved fields of study appears on the GRFP web page. The application deadlines vary based on field of study, but tend to occur in early November.

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarships

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing a graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Participants in the SMART Scholarship program receive: Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking); cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $41,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length); a paid summer internships; Health Insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year; book allowance of $1,000 per academic year; mentoring; and employment placement after graduation

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be: a U.S. citizen at time of application, 18 years of age or older, able to participate in summer internships at Department of Defense laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page. Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for admission by fall of the scholarship year.

University of Guam/University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center Partnership

Doctoral students, either newly admitted or in an advanced semester, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are invited to apply for a one year student scholarship made available through the University of Guam/University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center Partnership (U54), a program funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Previously awarded scholars will be considered pending the availability of funds.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen, U.S. National, permanent U.S. resident, or citizen of one of three U.S. Compact Nations (FSM, RMI, ROP). Admitted to a doctoral program at the University of Hawai‘i. Identified mentor must be a University of Hawai‘i faculty member with experience in cancer research. Thesis must be cancer related. Students of Pacific Island ancestry and/or students with significant experience in the Pacific region (7 or more years) will be granted priority. Plan for financial support post U54 scholarship.

MULTIPLE AWARDS IN SPECIFIC FIELDS

American Philosophical Society

Graduate and Post-doctoral fellowships and grants in the Humanities.

American Political Science Association

American Sociological Association

American Water Works Association

Support for students interested in water safety.

Institute of Historical Research

For doctoral students in the Humanities, predominantly, History.

Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative

Fellowships for minority and low-income graduate students.

Social Sciences Research Council

See especially the International Dissertation Research and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowships.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Offers fellowships in diplomacy, conservation, women’s studies, and religion and ethics.