American Academy in Rome Fellowships (AAR)
Rome Prize Applications are accepted in the following fields: Arts (architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts) and Humanities (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, modern Italian studies). Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively.
American Association of University Women
Dissertation Fellowships: To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations and received approval for their research proposals or plan by a certain date. Open to applicants in all fields of study, except engineering.
Selected Professions Fellowships: Awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Research Fellows Program: This program receives support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to provide fellowships for beginning educational policy researchers, including advanced graduate students, to focus on policy-related research while in residence at either NSF or NCES. Minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dissertation Grants Program: This program receives support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to provide funding for advanced graduate students conducting educational policy-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF and other national databases. Minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Minority Doctoral Fellowships
Fellowships of up to $12,000 are available to minority candidates who have been accepted into a doctoral accounting program. Students must have earned a masters degree and/or have completed at least 3 years of full-time experience in the accounting practice.
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Fellowship: Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this fellowship program is directed at students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other psychology doctoral students whose training prepares them to provide counseling, therapy, testing, assessments, etc. The fellowships include stipends and funding assistance for living expenses, and they can be renewed annually for a maximum of three years.
American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
This graduate fellowship program offers up to three years of funding to minority students studying sociology with a focus on mental health issues and research. Students devoted to mental health and drug abuse research can receive an annual stipend of up to $20,772. The stipend can be renewed for three years and students are not required to repay the funds. However, this graduate fellowship does not cover the expenses of doctoral dissertations.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Graduate Fellowships for Talented Minorities
The 13 Consortium schools have offered more than 300 fellowships annually, covering tuition and mandatory fees for two years of full-time study. Applicants who are admitted through the Consortium process and become Consortium members are considered for these prestigious fellowships. Individual schools may also award other merit-based scholarships and financial aid.
These awards will be made to individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, who show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Predoctoral Fellowships: The program has previously awarded approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships each year. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) or doctor of science (ScD) degree. Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The annual stipend of $20,000 and $2,000 institution award can be renewed annually for up to three years.
Dissertation Fellowships: The program has previously awarded approximately 35 dissertation fellowships a year. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) or doctor of science (ScD) degree. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The one-year stipend of $21,000 is offered in addition to conference expenses.
Greenlining Institute Academy Fellowship Program
The Academy Fellowship Program is an annual leadership training program for multi-ethnic students who have at minimum completed their undergraduate studies and want experience working on low-income and minority economic development. Through the Main Project Assignment, fellows work independently and develop expertise in a specific program area (banking, health, telecommunications or sustainable development) under the direction of Greenlining staff.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
This merit-based fellowship covers the cost-of-attendance and includes a personal-support stipend for U.S. citizens pursuing a Ph.D. in fields related to applied physics and engineering sciences. The fellowship is renewable annually for up to five years. Fellows with dependent children receive an additional stipend.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will award at least 80 five-year fellowships for full-time study toward a Ph.D. or ScD degree in the biological sciences. The fellowships are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate study toward an MS, Ph.D. or ScD degree in the biological sciences. Students who hold or are pursuing medical or dental degrees (MD, DO, DVM, DS) may also be eligible to apply for fellowship support for study toward a Ph.D. or ScD.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The 2010 Teaching Fellowships support exceptional individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding mathematics and science teachers in U.S. high schools. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in biology, a physical science, mathematics or a related field, and have received their most recent content degree within the past five years. Individuals who are currently enrolled in a secondary math or science teaching credential program are eligible if they are within five years of their most recent content degree and will not have completed their credential before December 2009.
Fellowships will be awarded in each of three disciplinary strands: biology, physical science, and mathematics. Benefits include Financial and professional support for up to five years, including tuition assistance for up to two years and a monthly stipend while fellows are enrolled in a recognized teacher credential program. Room, board, travel expenses and fees for summer professional development activities as well as a monthly stipend during the summer. Opportunities to apply for instructional materials, academic year professional development, school-site mentor support, support for National Board Certification and financial support for leadership activities. Membership in a professional organization. Room, board and travel expenses for three meetings per year with other KSTF Fellows.
Microsoft Research Student Fellowship
More than 20 graduate students are awarded this fellowship by technology giant Microsoft. The tuition and fees of eligible graduate students in the area of computer science will be covered by the company. Students also receive funding to cover some living expenses, as well as money to cover the cost of attending professional conferences. The fellowship award will cover 100 percent of tuition and fees for two academic years, and a stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in school. A conference and travel allowance is provided for recipients to attend professional conferences or seminars, and all recipients will be offered the opportunity to complete salaried internships with either Microsoft Research or Microsoft Live Labs in Redmond, Washington. Fellowships are awarded to recipients for two academic years only and are not available for renewal.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
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.
Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed or are currently enrolled in a masters engineering program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program: 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 junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a masters 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.
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
NPSC offers a unique graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U.S. citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically under-represented minorities and women. An NPSC Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum duration is six years, in which case the overall value (stipend, tuition, fees, summer salary for two summers) of an NPSC fellowship typically well exceeds $200,000.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a nationally competitive basis, and 30 Fellowships will be awarded each year. A “New American” is 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. The applicant must either have a bachelors degree or be in his or her final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelors degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition. Students who have received a masters degree in a program and are continuing for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.
United Negro College Fund and Merck Foundation Science Initiative Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
This graduate fellowship program is available for African American students preparing for a dissertation in biomedical sciences. The fields of study covered by the fellowships include the environmental and life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, and engineering. Students must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral program and must be within one to three years of completing their dissertation research. The fellowship awards grants up to $10,000 and stipends up to $42,000.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies: The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional or cultural boundaries. Seven fellowships are awarded each year in the amount of $3,000 for dissertation-related connections, such as books, travel, microfilming and computer services. These fellowships were designed to support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship: This fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service are encouraged to apply. Eligible U.S. students studying in fields such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology or foreign language can be awarded the fellowship based on academic merit and financial need. The fellowship covers tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for the first and second years of graduate study, as well as book and travel reimbursement. In exchange for the fellowship, after completion of a degree, students are required to spend at least three years in service as a Foreign Service Officers.