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This internship is an elective program that lets PhD students get practical experience in industry or at national laboratories in areas closely related to their research. These internships can provide impetus for the intern’s thesis and may lead to future employment.
The Cabell Fellowship is awarded to a highly select group of incoming PhD students. Each year, 10 students are given higher stipend amounts compared to University fellowships. They also receive benefits and activities that are based on the common interest of the Cabell Fellows.
This program provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.
This program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first- or second-year graduate student or an undergraduate senior with plans to pursue a relevant field of graduate study.
This program supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. PhD candidates may receive assistance for up to three years. Master’s students may receive support for a maximum of two years.
Hertz fellows are students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) offers three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, one of several areas of DoD interest.
This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.
This program provides full-tuition scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Part of the National Defense Education Program, students are provided with employment placement assistance after graduation.
Whitaker Fellows are biomedical engineers ranging from graduating seniors to those conducting doctoral studies. This fellowship award will be approximately one academic year in length, and should be used to conduct work. Candidates may apply to study or do research in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada.
AAUW provides fellowships to women in their dissertation year of doctoral study. Additional fellowships and grants are available to women through AAUW.
The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
Each summer, research interns from all over the world come to AT&T Labs Research to work with individual technical staff members on research projects for 10 weeks. Candidates with interest in and experience working on research problems at the graduate level are eligible. Deadline: January
These scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Through its fellowship program, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Deadline: Early November of each year
This scholarship provides financial assistance to 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year. With an emphasis on assisting minority students, it also provides personal and professional development through academic support and leadership programs.
The National GEM Consortium helps thousands of students from ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the engineering, physical science, and life science disciplines identify and secure the funding to secure advanced degrees.
LULAC Councils will award scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities in the United States. Scholarships may be used for the payment of tuition, academic fees, room, board, and the purchase of required educational materials & books.
These fellowships are provided to women and underrepresented minorities and are designed to increase the number of Americans with graduate degrees in physical sciences and engineering. The fellowships, which include tuition and an annual stipend, are open to all U.S. citizens and lasts up to six years.
These fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A New American is an individual who:
- is a resident alien, i.e., holds a Green Card; or,
- has been naturalized as a US citizen, or
- is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Apply during the fall before planned entry into Graduate School.
The Smithsonian Institute’s Office of Fellowships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.
- Deadline for Summer: January 15
- Deadline for Fall: January 15
- Deadline for Spring: October 15
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