Scholarships and Fellowships

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Applications open on September 5 and close on December 12, 2023. Visit Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs to learn more.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend and a cost of education allowance to the institution. GRFP applications close between October 16–20, 2023. Visit NSF to learn more.

NOAA Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship

The NOAA Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to study a wide range of science, engineering, mathematical, computer, technology and social science disciplines related to NOAA’s mission and objectives. During the internships portion of the award, the scholar is provided opportunities for hands-on research at participating NOAA facilities. Scholars receive financial assistance for two academic years, a bi-weekly stipend and housing allowance during summer internships. Applications for 2024 open on September 1, 2023. Visit EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program to learn more.

Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges. The applications for the 2024 class of Hertz Fellows opened August 14, 2023. Visit Hertz Fellowship to learn more.