Scholarships and Fellowships
National Museum of Natural History Fellowships
The Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites fellowship applications for graduate student, postdoctoral, and senior fellows. Active areas of research include geochemistry, petrology, experimental petrology, volcanology, mineralogy, biomineralogy, environmental mineralogy, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2022. Click NMNH Opportunities to learn more.
Ford Foundation Fellowships
On behalf of the Ford Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers a national competition to award predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships. Through these fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. The 2023 competition is now open. Applications are due in December. Click Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs to learn more.
American Meteorological Society Student Awards
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships range from $1,000 to $25,000 and help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Applications for AMS Graduate Fellowships are now open. Applications are due on January 1, 2023. Click AMS Scholarships and Fellowships to learn more.
L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. and started a postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. Applications for 2023 will open in Fall 2022. The deadline is in January. Click L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program to learn more.
AGU Congressional Science Fellowship Program
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Congressional Science Fellowship (CSF) program places highly qualified and accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the office of an individual member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment. For four decades, CSFs have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other science-based issues. There are no restrictions on age, education, career level, or scientific background. Applications for the 2023–2024 fellowship opened in October 2022. Click AGU Congressional Science Fellowship Program to learn more.
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship Program
The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship program is a ten-week, paid summer program that places science, engineering, and mathematics students (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral) at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their skills in communicating complex scientific issues to the public. Applications for 2023 opened in October 2022. Click AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship Program to learn more.
GSA Graduate Student Research Grants
The Geological Society of America (GSA) offers research grants to provide partial support of master’s and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Applications for 2023 will open in Fall 2022 and close in February. Click GSA Graduate Student Research Grants to learn more.