Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Please, be aware that opportunities listed here have specific application processes & deadlines, so always contact the sponsoring institution for the most up-to-date information. This page is updated as we receive information about opportunities.

Lists & Multiple Opportunities Sponsored by One Entity

  • American Indian College Fund
    The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students.

    Art Deadlines List
    monthly newsletter providing information about internships, scholarships, residencies, fellowships, grants, funding, financial aid, & other opportunities for artists, art educators, & art students of all ages.

    American Political Science Association (APSA)
    1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20036-1206
    phone: 202-483-2512
    fax: 202-483-2657
    lists fellowships, grants, research & other funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate & post-doctoral students-also listservs, discussion groups, newsletters, general career information & job listings

  • the Workplace for Science & Engineering
    The Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) is your source for information on minority institutions & minority targeted opportunities

    Associated Western Universities, Inc.
    AWU administers research internship, fellowship, & scholarship programs. Since 1959, AWU has partnered with government & academia to offer students & postgraduates hands-on research opportunities.
    AWU also offers collaborative research programs, peer review administration, & provides science advisors & consultants

    The Diversity Network
    Nonprofit Ventures, Inc.
    phone: 888-921-9344
    fax: 714-242-1429
    send email to them directly from their website through a form under"Contact Us"
    Many Diversity Network organizations offer fellowships & internships with typical salaries ranging from $1,500 for a 6 week summer internship to $28,000 for yearlong fellowships. These positions may include academic scholarships & housing & and can be for undergraduate, graduates & change of career professionals.
    Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Low monthly, three-month, and yearly subscription rates. Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
    810 Seventh Avenue
    New York NY 10019
    phone: 212-377-2700
    fax: 212-377-2727
    The Social Science Research Council is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit international organization that seeks to advance social science throughout the world & supports research, education & scholarly exchange on every continent.

    The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database
    This is a database of more than 600 fellowships, the majority from non-Cornell sources. Further inquiries regarding fellowships listed should be directed at the sponsoring organization, not at the Cornell Graduate Fellowships Office.
    The database can be sorted to view lists of opportunities for: Biological Sciences, Humanities, Minorities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Study Abroad & Women.
    New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
    45 Temple Place
    Boston MA 02111
    phone: 617-357-9620
    fax: 617-338-1577

    The NEBHE's Mission & Goals are:

    • Increase educational opportunities & services in New England

    • Promote regional coordination & efficient use of educational resources among New England's six state governments & the region's more than 260 public & independent colleges & universities

    • Analyze & publish regional information related to higher education & the economy

    • Sponsor & conduct policy studies & forums on issues in higher education

    • Explore & strengthen the connection between higher education & economic development in New England


  • You will need to commit both time and effort to identifying potential funding sources. The information presented at provides you with some good starting points.

Specific Opportunities

More opportunities will be listed here as we become aware of them.

    Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN Fellowships)
    The current academic areas of national need, as determined by the US Department of Education are: biology, chemistry, computer & information science, engineering,geological science, mathematics & physics. The multi-year GAANN fellowship stipend, based on financial need, is currently set at the $21,500. An institutional payment of $11,296 is also sent to the school to cover tuition & required fees.
    Students cannot apply for GAANN Fellowships. Universities apply for GAANN grants &, if funded, award the fellowships to eligible graduate students.
    A current list of the 2003-04 GAANN recipients (funded universities & academic disciplines) can be found at:
    Also: See the listing for Marquette University's GAANN Fellowship in Biology below.
  • The American Physiological Society
    Physiology Fellowships for Minority Students
    The American Physiological Society is accepting applications for doctoral fellowships in the physiological sciences for minority students.

    • Who is eligible: African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Native Pacific Islander students who are American citizens or permanent residents and who are pursuing doctoral studies in physiology

    • Deadlines for applications: June 15 and January 15

    • Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: not specified.

    • Amount of individual awards: $18,000 for one year, renewable for a second year

  • the Environmental Careers Organization
    This site lists many public and private sector internships & career opportunities for those interested in environmental work.
    American Indian Science & Engineering Society-AISES
  • Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars
    The State System of Higher Education (SSHE) for Pennsylvania is offering summer teaching opportunities to graduate students entering the final year of terminal degree programs & preparing to be college teachers. These summer teaching positions are available at four system universities: Clarion University of PA, Indiana University of PA, Lock Haven University of PA, & West Chester University of PA. The purpose of the positions is to attract graduate students from historically underrepresented & underserved populations. Selected scholars will teach and/or co-teach one course during one of the two 5-week Summer Sessions.
    This program is designed to give these graduate students teaching experience & to explore employment opportunities within a university setting, which is committed to cultural diversity. This is in keeping with the spirit of Douglass? life of public service & the Universities mission to be a source of encouragement to the African American, Native American, Hispanic American, & Asian American communities.
    Minimum requirements are: Applicants must be US citizens. Masters degree required & doctoral or ABD preferred; academic background in one of the fields taught; & at least three favorable letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals in the student?s field, including the student?s advisor. Preferred: experience teaching or as teaching assistant. Scholars will be compensated as adjunct faculty, according to each university?s collective bargaining agreement. Scholars are expected to live in on-campus housing in an apartment that will be provided at no charge & to participate in campus activities. Priority consideration will be given to applications postmarked by January 26, 2004.
    For information on each university please contact:

    Clarion University of PA
    Ms. Nancy J. Campbell

    Indiana University of PA
    Dr. Veronica Watson

    Lock Haven University of PA
    Mr. Albert Jones

    West Chester University of PA
    Ms. Marion Hyder

    Please, send TWO copies of application to:
    Office of Academic & Student Affairs
    Attention: Douglass Summer Scholars
    State System of Higher Education
    2986 North Second Street
    Harrisburg PA 17110

    The American Psychological Association
    Minority Fellowship Program
    750 First Street NE
    Washington DC 20002-4242
    phone: 202-336-6127
    fax: 202-336-6012
    The American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) supports the training of researchers & practitioners.

    The National Academies
    Policy & Global Affairs
    2101 Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20418
    phone: 202-334-2872
    fax: 202-334-3419
    The Fellowship Programs Unit of PGA administers predoctoral, dissertation, postdoctoral, & other fellowship programs for advanced study in research-based disciplines.

    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
    Higher Education Programs
    U.S. Department of Education
    1990 K Street, NW, 6th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006-8521
    phone: (202) 502-7700
    The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability & achievement; (2) exceptional promise; & (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
    CN 5281
    Princeton NJ 08543-5281
    phone: 609-452-7007
    The Foundation has three broad areas of concern: A Liberal Arts Renaissance, Access & Opportunity, & Partnerships for Learning. Its programs include fellowships for graduate study, professional development for teachers, educational opportunities for women & minorities, relating the academy to society, & national service.

    GAANN Fellowship in Biology at Marquette University
    Dale Noel, PhD
    Director of the GAANN Program
    phone: 414-288-1475
    Marquette University is proud to announce it has received a grant from the US Department of Education to support graduate students in its Department of Biological Sciences. The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships support students for up to 3 years of full-time graduate studies leading to the PhD.

    Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
    John Foster House
    36 Gordon Square
    London WC1H 0PF
    Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

    Rhodes Scholarship
    Office of the American Secretary, The Rhodes Scholarship Trust
    Elliot F. Gerson
    8229 Boone Boulevard, Suite 240
    Vienna, Virginia 22182
    Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory & certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time & vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to & from Oxford, & upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
    44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 200
    Lansdowne VA 20176-5199
    phone: 703-723-8000
    fax: 703-723-8030
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program awards scholarships to college seniors or recent graduates to attend graduate programs. The scholarships provide funding for tuition, room & board, books, & other required fees for the length of the graduate degree program, up to six years.

    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation
    6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 315
    pringfield VA 22150-2519
    phone: 703-756-6012
    fax: 703-756-6015 0
    This scholarship honors Senator Barry Goldwater through the operation of an education scholarship program, financed by a permanent trust fund endowment, designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, & engineering.
    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
    712 Jackson Place, NW
    Washington DC 20006
    recorded information line: 202.395.7429
    fax: 202-395-6995
    The Truman Scholarship is a merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government.

    The Morris K. Udall Foundation
    2000 K Street, NW, Suite 303
    Tucson AZ 85701-1922
    phone: 520-670-5529
    fax: 520-670-5530
    Each year, the Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships to juniors & seniors in fields related to the environment, & to Native American & Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy.

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
    130 South Scott Avenue
    Washington DC 20006
    phone: 800-525-6928
    The Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

    The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington VA 22230
    phone: 703-292-8694
    fax: 703-292-9048
    NSF Graduate Fellowships offer recognition & 3 years of support for advanced study to outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, & behavioral & social sciences, including the history of science & the philosophy of science, & to research-based PhD degrees in science education.

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    400 West 59th Street
    New York NY 100190
    phone: 212-547-6926
    fax: 212-548-4623
    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able & accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

    The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to expanding the pool of world-class African American biomedical scientists.

    National Association of Fellowships Advisors