Graduate Fellowships for STEM Students

Applying to Graduate School this fall?  Aside from applying to graduate school the whole process of applying to fellowships can also be a time consuming process.  To make it easier we have put together a short listing of Graduate Fellowships that are due this fall.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF GRFP

NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program seeks to recruit individuals to STEM Careers by offering graduate fellowships.The program seeks to support individuals who have demonstrated potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers.  The program seeks to broaden participation in STEM from underrepresented groups including women, minorities, the disabled and veterans. If you hear people talking about “the NSF” this is the fellowship they are referring to and it can be a game changer. 

The NSF Fellowship is a comprehensive application.  Please see PowerPoint Presentation with a complete overview. Powerpoint Presentation with complete overview.
We strongly recommend reaching out to your Campus Graduation Division and your faculty mentors NOW for guidance.  It is never to early to start preparing for this one!

Full Proposal Deadline Dates

October 19, 2020       Life Sciences

October 20, 2020       Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 21, 2020        Engineering

October 22, 2020       Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

The NSF GRFP does not cover professional degrees such as MBA, PhD, JD, DVM, DDS, MD/PhD, JD/PhD, Master of Social work or Master of Public Health (MPH)

Letters of Recommendation must be received by October 30th.
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Ford Fellowships – Fellowships will open on September 8th

Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

Who’s eligible?

All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.  See website for additional criteria.

Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations) 

Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.

Deadlines
FORD FOUNDATION PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 
Deadline: December 17, 2020  5:00 pm (EST)

FORD FOUNDATION DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: December 10, 2020 5:00 pm (EST) 

FORD FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: December 10, 2020 5:00 pm (EST) 

GEM Fellowships

The National GEM Consortium offers three Fellowships. Aside from the monetary support the vast GEM Network provides underrepresented students with paid fellowships and internships as well as a number of career planning events throughout the entire academic journey.

GEM MS ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry.  GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.”

Citizenship Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
Levels:
senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application,
Minimum GPA:  2.8

GEM PH.D. ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP
The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.”

PhD Engineering Program Applicants:

Citizenship Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
Levels: Must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application
Minimum GPA:
3.0.

GEM PH.D. SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

“The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their senior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.”

Citizenship Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
Levels: Must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application
Minimum GPA:
3.0.

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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full-time graduate degrees at United States institutions. To be eligible, you will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2021. You may be applying to graduate school at the same time that you are applying to the Fellowship, or you may already be enrolled in the graduate program that you are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. The Fellowship is open to all fields of study and fully accredited full-time graduate degree programs.  All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline

To be eligible, your birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.*Please see website for specific citizenship requirements. Current and past DACA recipients are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  

Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2020
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Two Sigma Fellowship

“The Two Sigma PhD Fellowship supports doctoral students pursuing a PhD in a STEM field such as Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Finance/Econometrics at an accredited university in the United States. Applications are assessed based on the student’s research proposal, publications and recommendation letters. Please note that students already supported by another industry fellowship are not eligible. 

Tuition and fees plus a stipend for living expenses are covered for 2 consecutive academic years in the form of an unrestricted gift paid directly to the university. (The total award will not exceed $75,000 USD per Academic year.)

  • A Two Sigma Research Mentor will be assigned to the Fellowship recipients
  • Applicants must be full-time students currently pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the United States.
  •  Students must be in at least their 3rd year of a PhD program when the Fellowship begins (fall semester or quarter 2021).


Please note that students must be nominated their department Chair or designated faculty member.

There are two PhD Fellowships
Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship
Two Sigma PhD Fellowship 

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