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  • First of all, here's a great summary by the UA Grad College of how to read an RFP document, which can be non-trivial your first (or nth) time around.


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS @ OSU

  • 20-25 TAs are needed each semester in the Department of Microbiology, with 4 being sent to the Department of Biology. Microbiology 4000, Basic Microbiology, is the largest course and is taught every semester, so quite a few TAs will be assigned to that class.
  • For information on TA calls, contact Program Coordinator Staci Schweinfurth (schweinfurth.22@osu.edu) for more information.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES DATABASE


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT WORK IN OUR LAB

Undergraduates

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Organization: Udall foundation
  • Scholarship of up to $7,000
  • Application opens September 1, 2017 (Deadline March 8, 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment
    • Will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree full-time during the 2018-2019 academic year
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and International Research Grants for Undergraduate in Arts and Sciences

  • Ohio State University
  • Scholarship (URS) of $500-6,000
  • Grant (International Research Grants for Undergraduate in Arts and Sciences) of $4,000
  • Applications opens December 2017
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be enrolled in a major program in the College of Arts and Sciences
    • Must have attained junior standing and meet one of the following criteria:
      • Be a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction or present other evidence of work on a significant research project
    • Must have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom the applicant works with to devise and refine a proposal and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway

H&S Student Enrichment Grants (Spring and Autumn Enrichment Grants)

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grants of up to $3,000
  • Application opens now (Deadline: Autumn Enrichment Competition: November 1, 2017, Spring Enrichment Competition: February 1, 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Undergraduate Honors and Scholars students of all majors are welcome to apply
    • Must be current, full-time undergraduate students at the Columbus campus
    • Must be in good standing in the University Honors Program or an Ohio State Scholars Program

International Security Study Scholarships for Undergraduate Theses and Study Abroad

  • Organization: Mershon Center for International Security Studies (OSU)
  • Scholarships for $2,000-3,000
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisite
    • For undergraduates whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security

The Global Mobility Project

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grants for up to $2,000 and an additional $1,000 stipend for faculty mentorship
  • Application opens now (Deadline: November 13, 2017)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Grants are for undergraduate research and mentors (must have a mentor)
    • Applications related to any aspect of mobility and migration will be considered (can be used toward the completion of a research-based paper, digital humanities project, or creative work in an arts discipline)

Academic Enrichment Grants (AEGs)

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant of $100-1,200 (median award is closer to $700)
  • Application opens now (Deadline: April 8, 2018)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Available for all undergraduate majors and can be used for a variety of purposes, including, but limited to, research, creative work, and professional development

The Honors Study Abroad Scholarship for Winter 2017 in Spring 2018

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Scholarship of $250-$500
  • Application opens now (Deadline: November 13, 2017)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must have 3.2 minimum GPA
    • Must be a member of the honors college
    • Must have an interest in studying abroad

Phi Beta Kappa Travel grant

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Travel Grant of $300
  • Application opens now (Deadline: December 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Students must be active members of the honors college
    • Be juniors or seniors in class standing
    • Have a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher

Honors College Internship Funding for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Scholarship: dollar amount varies
  • Application opens now (Deadline: November 13, 2017)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be an active UA honors college student
    • Must have an interest in participating in an internship
    • Must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA

Honors Alumni Legacy Grants: Travel Conference

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Grant of up to $1,000
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a UA honors college member
    • Must have an acceptance to present at conference

William and Marguerite Hesketh Scholarship

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Scholarship (annual) of varying dollar amount
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a member of the UA Honors college
    • Must have a major in the College of Engineering
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must be an Arizona resident

Baird Scholarship

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Scholarship:
    • Financial award: $12,500 per year for four years
    • Full-tuition: $12,300 per year for four years
  • Application opens now (Deadline: Mid-January 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be admitted to the university of Arizona for fall 2018
    • Be Arizona residents who have attended an Arizona high school for at least two years preceding admission to the University of Arizona
    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.75 or higher

Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

  • Organization: NASA
  • Scholarship:
    • Stipend: $5,000
    • Travel is covered
    • Housing and transportation will also be covered
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • For undergraduate seniors
    • Applicants must have a strong background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, mathematics or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system
    • Must be a full-time student at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university

NASA’s Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program (PGGURP)

  • Organization: NASA
  • Scholarship:
    • Travel is covered to and from the host institution
    • Housing is payed while at the host institution
    • Stipend: $250/week for eight weeks
    • $1,000 can also be payed if the results of the research are being presented at a national conference
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must have not previously participated in PGGURP
    • Must be in the college or university graduating class of 2020 (or earlier) and have not yet begun graduate studies
    • Must have an interest in learning about research in planetary geoscience

The SETI Institute Astrobiology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

  • Organization: The SETI Institute
  • Scholarship:
    • Stipend: $4,500
    • Dorm housing will be provided
    • Travel reimbursement: up to $600
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisite
    • Must be a current sophomore or junior undergraduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

LPI Summer Intern Program

  • Organization: Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Scholarship:
    • Stipend: $6,675
    • Travel:
      • U.S. travel: $1,000
      • Foreign travel for foreign interns: $1,500
  • Application opens now (Deadline: January 5, 2018)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Must be a college undergraduate with at least 50 semester hours of credit interested in a career in the sciences


Graduates

Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant

  • Organization: The Ohio State University
  • Travel Grant of up to $1,000
  • Application opens: TBD (Deadline: February 1, 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be enrolled in the Graduate School at OSU during the semester in which the applicant submits the grant application
    • The applicant must be in good standing with the Graduate School
    • MA or PhD students must be conducting their own independent research to be eligible to apply
    • Previous winners of a Global Gateway grant are not eligible

Career Development Grant

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant of up to $350
  • Application opens: now (Funding period #3 Deadline: November 1, 2017, Funding period #4 Deadline: February 1, 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be enrolled in the Graduate School at OSU during the semester in which the applicant submits the grant application
    • The applicant must be in good standing with the Graduate School

Graduate Associateships

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Hire: Stipend of $15,000 and other benefits
  • Application opens: NA
  • Pre-requisites
    • Typically students who apply for admission to a program will be considered for GA positions
    • If students are interested in finding a GA position they should always begin with their home departments

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)

  • Organization: NASA
  • Fellowship:
    • Student Stipend: $36,000
    • Faculty Advisor Allowance: $10,000
    • Visiting Technologist Experience Allowance: $10,000
    • Health Insurance Allowance: $1,000
    • Tuition and Fees Allowance: $17,000
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be pursuing or seeking to pursue advanced degrees directly related to space technology
    • Must have or will have a bachelor’s degree
    • Are or will be enrolled in a full-time master’s or doctoral degree program at an accredited U.S. university

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

  • Organization: NASA
  • Fellowship:
    • Stipend: $35,000
    • Tuition and fees: $10,000
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • For individuals pursuing a Masters or PhD in earth and space sciences, or related disciplines
    • Students already enrolled in a full-time Masters and/or PhD program may apply

MS Engineering, PhD Engineering, and PhD Science Fellowships

  • Organization: The National Gem Consortium
  • Fellowship:
    • MS Engineering Fellowship Program
      • Stipend: $4,000 per full semester
      • Up to two paid summer internships
      • Full tuition and fees are provided
    • PhD Engineering Fellowship and PhD Science Fellowship
      • Stipend: $16,000 in the first academic year
      • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of the PhD program
      • A minimum of one paid summer internship
      • Full tuition and fees are provided
  • Application opens: now (Deadline: November 13)
  • Pre-requisites
    • General (for both)
      • Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of these underrepresented groups: American Indian/Native, African American/Black, and Hispanic/Latino
      • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
      • Recommended to take the GRE (applicants will be asked to provide test dates and/or GRE scores when available)
      • Applicants must directly apply to a minimum of 3 GEM Member Universities STEM graduate departments (must be admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program)
    • MS Engineering Applicants
      • Applicant must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8/4.0
      • Must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM employer
    • PhD Program Applicants
      • Applicant must be a senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application
      • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
      • Must contractually agree to intern with a GEM employer

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR)

  • Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Supplemental awards:
    • Living stipend: up to $3000 a month
    • Inbound and Outbound Transportation: up to $2000
  • Application opens August 24, 2017 (Deadline: November 16, 2017 at 5:00pm Eastern Time)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a graduate student currently pursuing PH.D. degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science
    • Have a research proposal that does not have the same scope as a previously awarded SCGSR application
    • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
    • Must be at least 18 years of age

Graduate Access Fellowship

  • Organization: The University of Arizona
  • Fellowship of $4,000-8,000
  • Application is open year-round
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be an incoming Doctoral Student or Master’s Student with a 3.0 GPA or higher for spring 2018, summer 2018, or fall 2018
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must file the FAFSA form
    • Must have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic, or educational obstacles

Carson scholars program

  • Organization: The University of Arizona
  • Scholarship of $5,000
  • Application opens: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a University of Arizona graduate student in their first, second, or third year of their PhD program during the year of the scholarship
    • A current UA PhD student, UA JD student, or UA master’s student or those applying to such programs for the upcoming academic year
    • In residence on campus for the calendar year they are selected
    • Involved in research related to the environment and/or social justice

University of Arizona/Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP)

  • Organization: University of Arizona
  • Scholarship
    • $40,000 for Master’s students
    • $50,000 for PhD students
  • Application opens: NA
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a U.S. citizen American Indian born in the U.S.
    • Be officially enrolled or directly affiliated with a federally or state recognized tribe
    • Have regular admission to an approved graduate program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at the University of Arizona
    • Enroll for a minimum of six graduate units each semester of the award
    • Make satisfactory progress towards the degree for funding in years 2 and beyond
    • Demonstrate financial need

Selected Professions Fellowships

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Fellowships for $5,000-18,000
  • Application opens August 1-January 10 (Deadline: January 10)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a woman who intends to pursue a full-time master program course of study at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs
      • Designated degree program: architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics
      • Designated degree program that are restricted to women of color: business administration, law, and doctorate in medicine
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident


Post Doc/PhD

The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS)

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grants of up to $5,000
  • Application opens now (Deadline: March 19, 2018 at 5:00pm)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Post-candidacy doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates are eligible to apply
    • Funding must be for work that is essential to the dissertation or thesis

The NASA Postdoctoral Program

  • Organization: NASA
  • Fellowship:
    • Stipend:
      • Postdoctoral fellow: $53,000 per year
      • Senior Postdoctoral fellow: Will be based on the location of the appointment, experience, and career achievement
    • Travel allowance: $8,000 to support travel to conferences, meetings, and other activities (i.e., travel to field sites or observatories to collect data or for required training)
    • Relocation: may be reimbursed
    • Health Insurance: can pay up to 85% of the premium for an individual or family coverage policy purchased through USRA uninsured
  • Application opens now (Deadlines (annually): November 1 and March 1)
  • Pre-requisites (e.g. post-candidacy, citizenship)
    • Must have completed the requirements for a PhD scientist or equivalent doctorate degree before beginning the fellowship
    • Must have a U.S. citizenship, Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), or the Exchange Visitor J-1 Visa (research scholar only) before beginning the fellowship
    • Must be willing to relocate
    • Must have not help an NPP for five years prior to applying

NASA Hubble Fellowship program

  • Organization: NASA
  • Fellowship
    • Provides salary support for up to three years plus benefits, and an additional allowance for travel and other research costs
  • Application opens now (Deadline: November 2, 2017)
  • Pre-requisites (e.g. post-candidacy, citizenship)
    • Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level research degree in astronomy, physics, or related discipline
    • Fellowships are open to English-speaking citizens of all nations

Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Organization: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Fellowship
    • Salary: $64,570 (first year) and $66,200 (second year)
    • Benefits: Health and life insurance and participation in UCAR’s TIAA retirement plan
    • Relocation: $5,000 (if current residence is more than 50 miles from host institution)
    • Travel: $5,000
  • Application opens: now (Deadline: January 12, 2018)
  • Pre-requisites (e.g. post-candidacy, citizenship)
    • Applicants are expected to have had a PhD for no more than three years at the start tenure
    • Fellows are UCAR employees

Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program

  • Organization: Fisk and Vanderbilt University
  • Scholarship
    • Tuition and fees are covered
    • Medical insurance is provided
    • $2,200 monthly stipend
  • Application opens: now (Deadline: April 15th)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must have an undergraduate major in physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, math, or other science discipline
    • Should be motivated to pursue the PhD but who require additional course work, training, and/or research

American Fellowships

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Fellowships for $6,000-30,000
  • Application opens August 1-November 15 (Deadline: November 15)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be a woman who is completing a dissertation, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication


Others

Career Development Grants

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Grant for $2,000-12,000
  • Application opens August 1-December 15 (Deadline: December 15)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must hold an earned bachelor’s degree
    • Must not hold a graduate or professional degree
    • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: bachelor’s or associate degree that is different from the field of study already earned, master’s degree program, certification program, technical school, professional degree

Community Action Grants

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Grant:
    • One-year grant: $2,000-7,000
    • Two-year grant: $5,000-10,000
  • Application opens August 1-January 15 (Deadline: January 15)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women
    • Must be individuals, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations, or local-community-based nonprofit organizations
    • Must be the project director and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

International Fellowships

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Fellowship of $18,000-30,000
  • Application opens August 1-December 1 (Deadline: December 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women
    • Must have a citizenship in a country other than the U.S.
    • Must hold an accredited degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree
    • Graduate and post-doc students are eligible to apply
    • Must intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
    • Must be proficient in English

International Project Grants

  • Organization: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Grant of $5,000-7,000
  • Application opens August 1-January 15 (Deadline: January 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women
    • Applicant must have successfully completed an AAUQ International Fellowship
    • Applicant must be a citizen of a country other than the U.S.
    • Project must be implemented in the applicant’s home country
    • Must be the primary director of the project and be responsible for the project

Re-entry scholarships

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Scholarship amount varies
    • Funds can be used for tuition, books, child-care, or other related educational expenses
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Women who interrupted their education for a minimum of two years, can demonstrate financial need, are enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree program (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) at Ohio State’s main campuses, preference is given to those who are enrolled half-time or more

Women of Color Advancement Grants

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grants for up to $1,000 that can be used for:
    • Participation and/or presentation at professional conferences, seminars, or workshops
    • Research
    • Materials, equipment, supplies, or other expenses directly related to career or professional development
    • Developing articles or books for publications
    • Networking or mentoring activities
  • Application open now (Deadlines: October 1 and April 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women
      • Faculty and staff who have been continuously employed at Ohio State for at least one year
      • Full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above
      • Full-time graduate/professional students
    • Preference is given to individuals with acute financial need
    • Undergraduate students GPA must be above 2.5
    • Graduate students GPA must be above 3.0

Marianna Russell Technology Grant

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant dollar amount: TBD
    • Can be used for attendance/presentation at professional conferences, professional development seminars, developing articles or books for publication, networking activities/mentoring projects, equipment/supply costs, and expenses directly related to the ability to participate in a career-advancement opportunity
  • Application open now (Deadline: October 1 and April 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • For women for technology-related professional development
      • Faculty and staff (regular full- or part-time) who have been continuously employed at Ohio State for at least one year
      • Full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above
      • Full-time graduate students in good standing
    • Preference is given to individuals with acute financial need
    • Undergraduate students’ GPA must be above 3.2

The Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) Seed Grant

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant of $25,000-50,000
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisite
    • Ohio State faculty-student teams, preferably from multiple departments and colleges
    • P.I. must hold an OSU appointment or be an enrolled student with a faculty or staff advisor who will help to manage the project

The Connect and Collaborate Grants Programs

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant of up to $70,000
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Program to incentivize faculty, staff, students, and their respective public/private sectors community partners
    • Priority given to proposals aligned with focus areas of general, smart communities, global one health initiative, and china gateway
    • Proposals must include at least one external public/private sector community partner
    • Teams must be led by current Ohio State faculty or staff

Fellowships/grants to study in Scandinavia

  • Organization: American-Scandinavian Foundation
  • Fellowships and grants
    • Fellowships: up to $23,000
    • Grants: up to $5,000
  • Application open now (Deadline: November 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia

The Nadia Christensen Prize and The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award

  • Organization: American-Scandinavian Foundation
  • Award:
    • The Nadia Christensen Prize: $2,500
    • The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award: $2,000
  • Application occurs annually (Deadline: June 15)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Anyone who can translate outstanding poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Fellowship amount varies between programs
  • Applications accepted January 15, 2019-February 15, 2019
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be an undergraduate, graduate, medical student, or postdoctoral fellow that wants to research cancer
    • Field of study does not matter

Staff Career Development Grant

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Grant of $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for groups of two or more people
    • Can be used for conference/seminar fees, GED classes, books and materials for courses, online workshops or webinars, travel expenses, and more.
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must either be employed as a regular full-time Classified Civil Service or Administrative and Professional staff member with at least two continuous years of service with Ohio State
    • OR be a former Ohio State University staff member with at least two continuous years of service and currently unemployed due to the elimination of job position within the past year


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL FOR FIELDWORK OR CONFERENCES

Undergraduates

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program

  • Organizations: University of Puerto Rico and the National Science Foundation
  • Scholarship:
    • Stipend: $5,250
    • Travel: up to $600
    • Housing will be paid for
    • Food allowance is provided (students must prepare their own meals)
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Be an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during summer
    • Must be a sophomore or higher with a GPA over 3.0
    • Have an interest in pursuing graduate studies in ecology or evolution with emphasis on research


Graduates

Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship

  • Organization: Ohio State University
  • Travel Grant of $1,000
  • Application opens:
    • Funding period 1: March 15 (Deadline: May 1)
    • Funding period 2: June 15 (Deadline: August 1)
    • Funding period 3: September 15 (Deadline: November 1)
    • Funding period 4: December 15 (Deadline February 1)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Graduate students in good standing who are traveling to conferences and meetings to present original research

Pathfinder Fellowships

  • Organization: Universities Allied for Water Research (CUAHSI)
  • Fellowships for travel for up to $5,000
  • Applications open August 2018 (Deadline: October 2018)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Must be a graduate student enrolled in either Masters or PhD at a U.S. university in hydrology and related sciences program


Post Doc/PhD

The Lewis and Clark Fund

  • Organization: American Philosophical Society
  • Travel grant of $5,000
  • Applications open now (Deadline: February 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Available to doctoral students
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the U.S.


Others

AGU Fall Meeting General Student Travel Grant

  • Organization: American Geophysical Union
  • Travel Grant:
    • Awardees traveling from the U.S. and Canada: $500
    • Awardees traveling from outside the U.S. and Canada: $1,000
  • Applications open June 2018 (Deadline: August 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a current student member of AGU
    • High school students, 2 and 4 year undergraduate students, and graduate students are eligible
    • Must be first author presenting a paper or poster

David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship

  • Organization: American Geophysical Union
  • Scholarship of $1,500
  • Applications open June 2018 (August 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.4
    • Undergraduates must have completed at least four full semesters of study
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must have documented interest and potential for high achievement in a career in the geo-environmental sciences or geo-environmental engineering


FUNDING/ TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES ELSEWHERE

Undergraduates

FHL Blinks- NSF REU – BEACON Summer Internship Program

  • Check back for the summer of 2019 for application openings
  • Organization: Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • Internship:
    • Stipend: TBD
    • Financial support for costs of room, board, and round trip travel
  • Pre-requisites (e.g. post-candidacy, citizenship)
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be an undergraduate


Graduates

AAUS Scholarships

  • Organization: American Academy of Underwater Sciences
  • Scholarship:
    • Masters: $3,000
    • PhD: $3,000
    • AAUS may also award two additional $1,5000 scholarships to the next top ranking proposals
  • Application opens: NA (Deadline for proposals: June 30)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Be a current member of AAUS (student or full member)
    • Be enrolled in or formally accepted into a master or doctoral program
    • Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who are engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is used as an important research tool or the research topic is diving science

The Paula C. Silva Student Grants for Travel or Research

  • Organization: International Phycological Society
  • Grant of $500
    • Used for travel to meetings including workshops in which the student is presenting work on algae whether the meeting is phycological or more general (i.e. evolution or ecology)
    • Or can be used for research projects on algae which must be student led with support from the supervisor
  • Application open year around (Deadline May 30 and December 31 each year)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be graduate students
    • Must be no more than four years from the start of their present studies
    • Must be student members or ordinary members of the IPS and not an associate member
    • For conferences and workshops applicants must participate with a poster, talk, or other significant contribution; for research awards students just makes proposal

The IFWA Scholarship Trust

  • Organization: International Women’s Fishing Association
  • Scholarship amount TBD
  • Application open annually (Deadline: March 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Candidates for the scholarship must be matriculated or accepted for matriculation at a recognized university in the US or its territorial possessions and pursuing a course of study leading to a graduate degree in one of the Marine sciences
    • The personal qualifications that will also be considered includes, but is not limited to, evidence of general aptitude and ability in the area of study, the character of the candidate, and his or her previous academic accomplishments

SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR)

  • Organization: The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Grant for up to $1,000
    • Can be used to cover gas if conducting research at a local field site near the university, for any supplies, consumables, or gear necessary to conduct research in the field, for equipment costs for field related to research, for bench fees for equipment fees at field stations, OR for costs associated with being mobile after getting to a field site
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Previous recipients of any SICB award are not eligible
    • Awards are limited to graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs for active members of SICB
    • Nonmembers must become members for the current grant year to be eligible to receive awards
    • Grants are to support research in the fields of integrative and comparative biology

SICB Fellowship for Graduate Student Travel (FGST)

  • Organization: The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Fellowship of $2,000
    • Can be used for airfare to facilitate travel to distant field site, fields, station, museum, or collaborator’s laboratory
    • For fuel costs if you’re conducting research that requires driving long distances regularly (i.e. Outside what you would consider local fieldwork)
    • For dormitory, housing, or lodging costs at a distant field site, field station, museum, or other university
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Previous recipients of any SICB award are not eligible
    • Awards are limited to graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs for active members of SICB
    • Nonmembers must become members for the current grandeur to be eligible to receive awards

Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowships

  • Organization: Phycological Society of America
  • Fellowships of up to $1,500
  • Application open annually (Deadline: March 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be members of PSA
    • Must currently be enrolled in a graduate program or formally admitted at the time of the submission of the application


Post Doc/PhD

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

  • Organization: University Grant Committee
  • Fellowship:
    • Annual stipend: $30,000
    • Travel (for conference and research-relate travel): $1,300
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be seeking admission into a PhD program in the following eight universities: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Honk Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Hong Kong
    • Should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities


Others

MBARI Summer Internship Program

  • Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
  • Internship:
    • $600/week for 10 weeks
    • Partial travel support may be available
    • Housing costs are not included (MBARI will try to help arrange shared housing for all interested interns)
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisite
    • Open to undergraduate and graduate students and educators
    • Potential project areas include: ocean observation systems, mechanical engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, sensor development, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, ocean-floor mapping, geology, microbiology, deep-sea ecology, web design, video technology, and science writing

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

  • Organization: The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Scholarship dollar amount varies
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Awards are for advanced undergraduates or first or second year graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs
    • A scholarship to provide assistance to students to take courses or carry on research on invertebrates at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station

Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award and Hollis Gear Award

  • Organization: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS)
  • Type of funding:
    • Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award: Travel Award of $800 (used to attend AAUS scientific meetings with an interest in diving science)
    • Hollis Gear Award: Not Offered in 2018
    • Research Awards (for PhD and Masters): $3,000 each, an additional $1,500 may be awarded to the next top-ranking proposals
  • Application open annually (Deadline for proposal June 30)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Be current member of AAUS (student or full member)
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student

The AMS Student Research Fellowship

  • Organization: American Microscopial Society
  • Fellowship of $1,000
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • Any undergraduate or graduate student member of AMS is eligible to apply with the exception of past fellowship recipients
    • Funds are designated for summer support of research projects involving microscopy

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

  • Organization: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)
  • Scholarship of up to $42,000
    • 12-month stipend of $30,000
    • Education allowance of up to $12,000
  • Additional up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility
  • Application opens October 2018 (Deadline: December 2018)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of a US territory
    • Must pursue or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology or marine biology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas (or related areas) at a US accredited institution
    • Must have and maintain a minimum commutative GPA of 3.3 or higher and maintain full-time status for the duration of the scholarship award

PADI Grants

  • Organization: PADI Foundation
  • Grants of up to $20,000 (average grants are typically $5,000-10,000)
  • Applications open: TBD
  • Pre-requisites
    • For research and education related to aquatic environments
      • Must enrich mankind’s understanding aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems
      • Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man’s relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment
      • Improve understanding of, and response to, hazards to humans and ecosystems related to climate change in coastal and ocean environments

Grants-in-Aid Research Program

  • Organization: Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society)
  • Grant that can be used to pay for travel expenses to and from the research site, or for purchase of nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project
    • Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of sciences and engineering
    • Up to $5,000 for astronomy research
    • Up to $2,500 for vision related research
  • Applications open annually (Deadline: March 15 and October 1)
  • Pre-requisite
    • For undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree seeking progrmas

Hoshaw Travel Awards

  • Organization: Phycological Society of America
  • Travel award of varying amount
  • Application opens annually (Deadline: April 1)
  • Pre-requisite
    • Awards will be given to assist student-members to attend the annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America

Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

  • Organization: Phycological Society of America
  • Grant:
    • Up to $2,000 to graduate students
    • Up to $5,000 to postdoctoral researchers
  • Application open now (Deadline: November 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicants must be a graduate student or postdoctoral research or with an active research program in any area of phycology
    • The applicant must be a member of PSA

Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research Application

  • Organization: American Museum of Natural History
  • Grant of $500-2,500
  • Application open now (Deadline March 15)
  • Pre-requisites
    • To provide financial assistance to highly qualified persons (including doctoral students) starting careers in Marine zoology
    • Support is limited to projects dealing with systematics, evolution, ecology, and field oriented behavioral studies of marine animals

Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund Committee

  • Organization: American Museum of Natural History
  • Grant and Fellowship
    • Chapman Grants: up to $3,000
    • Chapman Fellowship: Varies (includes a stipend and budget)
  • Applications open: Chapman Grants and Fellowship Now (Deadline November 15)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Chapman Grants
      • For research in ornithology available to advanced graduate students (and occasionally postgraduate researchers) for expenses associated with their research
    • Chapman fellowships
      • For postdoctoral researchers and established scholars providing opportunities for advanced study in the fields of zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics

National Shellfisheries Association Student Research Grants

  • Organization: National Shellfisheries Association
  • Grants of $1,250 each
    • Intended to allow a student to purchase supplies and equipment essential to performance of the research
  • Applications open now (Deadline: November 1)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Applicant must be a student member in good standing of the National Shellfisheries Association and currently enrolled as a Masters or PhD student in a recognized degree granting institution anywhere in the world
    • Students who have previously been awarded a student research grants are not eligible to apply for crypt again
    • Students may apply for any or all three of the awards simultaneously but must submit separate applications and designate which applications correspond to which grants

Undergraduate Student Research Intern

  • Organization: Archbold Biological Station
  • Internship: interns receive a stipend, room, and board
  • Application openings varies (dependent on the specific programs)
  • Pre-requisites
    • Open for post-baccalaureate, graduate, or undergraduate levels