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Funding Databases

The National Academies of Science A list of websites that provide searching capabilities for fellowships and other sources of funding, or provide general fellowship information.

Peterson's You should register at Peterson’s, build your profile, and then use their search engine to help you to locate external funding for graduate education.

Educational Funding Opportunities A list of funding opportunities maintained by Rutgers University

GRAPES UCLA Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES)

Scholarship Database Links to a number of scholarship database search engines.

Canadian Resources Financing Graduate Study in Canada

FinAid The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid A comprehensive list of government programs and resources for students

Additional Graduate Scholarships  Sorted by Categories

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships A list of links to funding resources maintained by the SOU McNair Program

International Fellowships A list of links to international funding resources maintained by the SOU McNair Program


McNair Specific Fellowships A list of links to institutions that offer McNair specific fellowships.


Council for Opportunity in Education A list of graduate schools that offer Fee Waivers and/or other opportunities to McNair Scholars

National Academies of Science Fellowships and scholarships available from the National Academies of Science.

National Academies of Science Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants Links to other funding sources

Ford Predoctoral Fellowships The Ford Fellowships offer 3 years of funding for Ph.D. or Sc.D. in any academic discipline; or for joint programs of JD/Ph.D, MD/Ph.D., or MFA/Ph.D.

Javits Fellowships This program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability and achievement, (2) exceptional promise, and (3) financial need, to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree. (The Jacob K.Javits Fellowship Program from the Department of Education has not been funded by Congress for the 2012-2013 award year, so will not be accepting applications during 2011)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Three years of funding for students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

    * Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    * Biosciences
    * Chemical Engineering
    * Chemistry
    * Civil Engineering
    * Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
    * Computer and Computational Sciences
    * Electrical Engineering
    * Geosciences
    * Materials Science and Engineering
    * Mathematics
    * Mechanical Engineering
    * Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    * Oceanography
    * Physics

Hertz Foundation Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships for applied scientists and engineers, five years of funding providing a stipend plus tuition and fees.

EPA STAR Fellowships  EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study

NPSC National Physical Science Consortium funding for physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering for up to six years of stipend, plus tuition and fees.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships Only students in their Junior year are eligible to apply. Each Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special  internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be US citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the not-for-profit sector.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans  Soros Fellowships are for New Americans: an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.)

U.S. Department of Energy Students selected for fellowships (which can be renewed up to four years) agree to undertake study and research in computational science. The program of study must provide background in a scientific or engineering discipline, computer science, and applied mathematics. Disciplines include: biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, civil engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, applied math, physics, bioengineering, aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, bioinformatics, vision science, computational chemistry, and computational mechanics.

U.S. Department of Defense The U.S. DoD National Defense Science and Engineering offers substantial fellowships for U.S. citizens studying in the natural sciences, earth sciences, computational sciences, and mathematics.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program.

NSF Specialized Information for Undergraduate Students Many Summer Internships

NSF Specialized Information for Graduate Students Or those going to graduate school next year

Funding Resources for Women

The American Association of University Women

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) provides many forms of financial assistance for women. P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial awards to women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a graduate degree, terminal degree master's or are engaged in graduate research at an accredited institution.

The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Woman's Studies

Funding for Minority Students

MSPHDS: The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MSPHDS) in Earth System Science initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating increased participation in Earth system science.

AGEP: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate programs offer minority students support in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

African American


Black Excel 200 Scholarships for Minorities


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Native American

Federal Student Aid

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian College Fund

General Funding Opportunities

GovBenefits: is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

NASA One Stop Shop Initiative (OSSI): NASA funding supports a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships nationwide in a wide range of STEM and related disciplines. A one-stop-shop centralized application process for most NASA opportunities

Graduate Level Grants and Scholarships 2012 (pdf): A list of graduate level grants and scholarships greater than $1,000