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Below are several funding opportunities for graduate students. Follow the links to learn more and apply.

Assistance with Facilities

We help support graduate student research by promoting the use of Arizona State University facilities. Awards up to $1,500.

Deadlines to apply: Jan. 30, April 10, Aug. 31 and Nov. 23

Assistance with Field Work

We help support graduate student research by facilitating field work. Awards up to $1,500.

Deadlines to apply: Jan. 30 and April 10

Fellowships for Graduate Training (SOLS doctoral students only)

We support School of Life Sciences graduate students in their efforts to obtain intensive training experiences that can only be met outside of programs offered at ASU. Formal training programs or courses will have priority. Awards up to $2,500.

Deadlines to apply: Jan. 30, April 10, Aug. 31 and Nov. 23

Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunities

The Research Advancement office, solsrti@asu.edu will assist you with proposal applications and the required ASU documents.

Fellowship applications require approval from the School of Life Sciences Research Advancement office and from the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA). Learn about the exciting fellowships currently available in the section below.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) provide pre-doctoral training support for doctoral candidates who have successfully completed their comprehensive examinations or the equivalent by the time of award and will be performing dissertation research and training. For more information: http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. This program is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) focus on selected areas of biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234&org=NSF&from=fund

The Department of Defense (DOD)

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation. For more information: http://ndseg.asee.org/

The Department of Education

National Research Council for the Ford Foundation

  • This foundation offers pre-doctoral and dissertation fellowships with the goal of supporting diversity in academia. Pre-doctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. For more information: http://www.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/fordpredoc.html

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association

  • APA Dissertation Research Award sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the this program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. For more information: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx
  • APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award sponsors dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute to the development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scholarships/index.aspx
  • APA Minority Fellowship Program provides financial support and professional guidance to students pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology or neuroscience, with the aim of improving the mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. For more information: http://www.apa.org/mfp/
  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) offers different scholarships to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half-time as a student, and in good standing at a regionally-accredited university. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apags/programs/scholarships/index.aspx

The ACT Organization

American Association of University Women

Educational Testing Service

  • ETS Research has fellowships available for scholars who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, measurement, and related fields, and who are interested in research opportunities. For more information: http://www.ets.org/research

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG)

  • This foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities, that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression and dominance. For more information: http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

The Spencer Foundation

  • This Dissertation Fellowship Program supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, and practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. For more information: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards

​International Student Fellowships

We will also assist you with proposal applications and the required ASU documents for international student fellowships.

Fellowship applications require approval from both the SOLS Research Advancement office and the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects Administration (ORSPA). Contact us at solsrti@asu.edu.

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All-USA College Academic Team

  • The All-USA College Academic Team honors full-time undergraduates who not only excel in scholarship, but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society. Follow this link for more information. 

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians who undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Follow this link for more information.

Asian Cultural Council

  • Supports international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange and nurtures the individual talents of the artists and scholars in Asia and the United States. The Asian Cultural Council grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States or citizens and permanent residents of the countries of Asia, from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia. Follow this link for more information.

The Bibliographical Society of America

  • Invites applications for its Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowship program, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Follow this link for more information.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow Program

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

  • Offers fellowship to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Follow this link for more information.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

  • Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Follow this link for more information.

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club

  • Offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Follow this link for more information.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

  • Scholarships are available for a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge only - it is not possible to study at any other university. Follow this link for more information.

Humane Studies Fellowships

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Regular Program

  • Funds programs of study related to development at the master's level in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management or other development related subjects. Follow this link for more information.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis that informs the creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. Follow this link for more information.

Smithsonian Fellowships

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships