Funding Graduate research

These are my notes on graduate fellowships from graduate school, 2014 – 2019. Most of the info and dates is likely out-of-date, but hopefully these are useful nonetheless.

A useful, externally-maintained database

Other good lists here and here

Gilliam HHMI fellowship:

  • Can only apply after exhausting NSF fellowship support
  • No outside work/funding allowed
  • Advisor has to have some sort of NIH grant

Hertz Fellowship

  • Relatively low acceptance rate
  • Large number of essays required

Leakey foundation:

  • Info here
  • ($3000-15000) for human origins research with itemized budget
  • Deadlines July 15 and January 5

ASM Robert D. Watkins Gradaute Research Fellowship

  • May 1
  • Cannot be done concurrently with NSF or NDSEG
  • Can defer NSF if necessary

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust for finishing PhD research

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Due January 31

Welder Wildlife fellowship

  • need budget
  • October 1

After candidacy:

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship:

  • “The fellow cannot hold a comparable award as a source of supplementation.

Ford foundation predoctoral fellowship:

  • Individuals who require a minimum of three years study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree as of the 2016 fall semester,
  • Cannot hold multiple Fellowships simultaneously

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (oceanographic)

  • Focus specifically on issues of marine sanctuary conservation

Oregan Sea Grant (pop dynamics)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program (NESSF) (Includes planetary science)

  • “Improve our understanding of the origin and evolution of life on Earth to guide our search for life elsewhere.””

NSF IGERT

  • currently on hold

National Research Council Awards

Research grants

MASNA: June 17

  • info here
  • primarily focused on aquarium-related work
  • “In 750 words or less, discuss your educational career goals, community involvement, and the qualities of character and leadership important to achieving your goals.”
  • “Highlight your personal accomplishments, achievements and experiences that have given you considerable satisfaction and have helped to form your character. In particular, note any involvement in a local marine aquarium club and/or participation in any marine field activities.”
  • “Please include information about any aquariums that you have cared for or owned. Additionally, please explain what a difference receiving this scholarship would mean in your life, how you will be financing your college education and how this scholarship will impact your plans.”

Siebel Scholars

  • Final year of dissertation
  • Specific departments only
  • infp

Myers Marine trust

Nat Geo Waitts grant

Nat Geo Young Explorers

  • http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-content/file/YEG_Application_Guidelines-cb1423249960.pdf
  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/yeg-application/
  • Focused on enabling field work, appears to have an emphasis on visualization and media (sharing results with the broader world)

Travel Grants

PLOS travel grants for physical sciences https://www.plos.org/onetravelaward?utm_source=plos&utm_medium=EMI&utm_campaign=one-2018-psecrta https://www.plos.org/ecr-travel-awards

eLife Early career travel grants

From Company of Biologists http://www.biologists.com/travelling-fellowships/

  • 2500 GBP for collaborations

THE SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Awards

  • $1000, application opens in September

Conferences

Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting:

  • https://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/lindau.html
  • At Stanford, priority given to early-career students

Stanford Only

Stanford EDGE-STEM

Stanford SIGF/BioX

  • Can’t have another source of support
  • Also have $500 travel grants

Stanford travel fellowship

  • Stanford Georges Lurcy Fellowship Program For Study in France