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Opportunities for Graduate Student Research Funding

We are happy to provide a number of links to various organizations that provide direct funding for graduate student research, training or conference participation. You can view by discipline as well as by project due dates. In addition, a number of sites are provided that serve as a searchable database to find current opportunities for funding, scholarships and jobs. Be aware that the application process may require many months of work and that the applications are typically submitted through a faculty member and may require additional certifications (IRB, IACUC). In addition, the Office of Sponsored Research must approve all grants submitted from USF. The Office of Graduate Studies is always looking for additional agencies that provide graduate student funding opportunities as well as your success stories about obtaining funding. You may submit any additional links or funding success stories to Matthew Cordner. You may also want to check the Workshops link for resources in preparing grants and other resources.


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COMMUNITY OF SCIENCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Searchable site for all types of grants/fellowships in many disciplines
http://fundingopps.cos.com/

GRANTS.GOV
Searchable site for all types of Federal grants/fellowships in many disciplines
http://www.grants.gov/

GRANTS.NET
Searchable site through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
http://www.nationalacademies.org/

PHDS.ORG
Jobs, grants, fellowships, etc. 
http://www.phds.org/

SCIENCEWISE.COM
Jobs, grants, fellowships, etc. 
http://lite.researchresearch.com/getPage.cfm?pagename=SWFOpsbyDisc&lang=SW&type=FundingOpp

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO FELLOWSHIP BLOG
A wealth of information, especially for social sciences and humanities
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/

USF LIBRARY
Research Help Link
http://www.lib.usf.edu/public/index.cfm?Tab=ResearchHelp#ResearchHelp

USF OFFICE OF RESEARCH
Searchable and updated with external and internal opportunities
http://www.research.usf.edu/sources.asp

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

Funding for Students of Diversity

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR UNIVERSITY WOMEN
http://www.aauw.org/

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE
http://www.awis.org/

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations
http://www.borenawards.org/

FORD FOUNDATION
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students
http://www.fordfound.org/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-481.html

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance
http://www.gemfellowship.org/

Smithsonian Latino Studies Fellowship Program
Provides opportunities to US Latino/a predoctoral students and postdoctoral and senior scholars to pursue research topics that relate to Latino art, culture, and history. Interdisciplinary subjects are encouraged and can be undertaken at more than one of the Smithsonian museums and/or research units, and advised by one or more of the Smithsonian research staff members.
http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm

Education

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced graduate students and are intended to support the student while writing the dissertation.
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations
http://www.borenawards.org/

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships
KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools
http://www.kstf.org/

WOODROW WILSON FOUNDATION
The Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields
http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/index.php

Humanities, History and Social Sciences

american historical association
The Association recognizes a wide variety of distinguished historical work, which can take the form of an exceptional book in the field, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, and even on film. Since 1896 the Association has conferred 1,276 awards
http://www.historians.org/prizes/index.cfm

AMERICAN PHILOSoPHICAL SOCIETY
The American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations
http://www.borenawards.org/

The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Resident Scholar Program
For individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of collections in the Dibner Library
http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.31

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Education Fellowships for master's and doctoral students in environmentally related fields of study
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences
http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO FELLOWSHIP BLOG
A wealth of information, especially for social sciences and humanities
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIPS
Graduate Fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months.
http://www.si.edu/

SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
Founded in 1923, SSRC has developed a worldwide reputation for generating new knowledge to advance understanding of critical social issues, both nationally and internationally
http://www.ssrc.org/

WOODROW WILSON FOUNDATION
The Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields
http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/index.php

WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION
Anthropology research
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_list.htm?attrib_id=13232

Natural and Biomedical Sciences

The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Resident Scholar Program
For individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of collections in the Dibner Library
http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.31

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Education Fellowships for master's and doctoral students in environmentally related fields of study
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Florida Space Grant Consortium
Grants from NASA
http://www.floridaspacegrant.org/

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants for Science Education: Awarded for up to 5 years of full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. in specified biological disciplines. Predoctoral fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. College seniors, college graduates with no or limited postbaccalaureate graduate study in the biological sciences, and first-year graduate students may apply.
http://www.hhmi.org/grants/

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance
http://www.gemfellowship.org/

NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
https://ndseg.asee.org/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NIH offers many predoctoral funding opportunities across the various institutes.  These opportunities can be searched through the main web page. 
http://www.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences
http://grants.nih.gov/training/joint_predoc/jointpredoc.htm

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31)
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=8Yv3JNMHrxv3QytjVyPJyqZ2xpTHTnh22Fc4NRW6VYJ5nfhtKynT!-1123431098?oppId=44292&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-250.html

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES (NNEMS) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Provide students with practical research opportunities in an EPA office or laboratory
http://www.epa.gov/

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Division of Graduate Education.  Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (SMART) SCHOLARSHIP
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIPS
Graduate Fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months.
http://www.si.edu/

US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FELLOWSHIPS
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission
http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/content_multi_image_0011.shtm

Physical Sciences

AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
http://www.ametsoc.org/

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. 
http://www2.krellinst.org/csgf/index.shtml

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Education Fellowships for master's and doctoral students in environmentally related fields of study
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Florida Space Grant Consortium
Grants from NASA
http://www.floridaspacegrant.org/

NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
https://ndseg.asee.org/

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (SMART) SCHOLARSHIP
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIPS
Graduate Fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months.
http://www.si.edu/

US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FELLOWSHIPS
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Engineering

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS FOUNDATION
http://www.aiaa.org/

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. 
http://www2.krellinst.org/csgf/index.shtml

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Education Fellowships for master's and doctoral students in environmentally related fields of study
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Florida Space Grant Consortium
Grants from NASA
http://www.floridaspacegrant.org/

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance
http://www.gemfellowship.org/

NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
https://ndseg.asee.org/

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (SMART) SCHOLARSHIP
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/

SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORPORATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The Graduate Fellowship program addresses the issues of improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and supplying a relevantly educated work force for the semiconductor industry
http://grc.src.org/member/students/fellowships.asp

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIPS
Graduate Fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months.
http://www.si.edu/

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
http://www.trb.org/

US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FELLOWSHIPS
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

The Arts

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences
http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
http://www.nationalacademies.org/

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
http://www.nga.gov/resources/casvapre.shtm

January

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced graduate students and are intended to support the student while writing the dissertation.
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS FOUNDATION
http://www.aiaa.org/

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE
http://www.awis.org/

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations
http://www.borenawards.org/

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. 
http://www2.krellinst.org/csgf/index.shtml

NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
https://ndseg.asee.org/

SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CORPORATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
The Graduate Fellowship program addresses the issues of improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and supplying a relevantly educated work force for the semiconductor industry
http://grc.src.org/member/students/fellowships.asp

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIPS
Graduate Fellowships allow students to conduct research for ten-week periods in association with Smithsonian research staff members. Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships allow students to conduct research for periods of three to twelve months.
http://www.si.edu/

US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FELLOWSHIPS
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission
http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/content_multi_image_0011.shtm

February

AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
http://www.ametsoc.org/

Florida Space Grant Consortium
Grants from NASA
http://www.floridaspacegrant.org/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NIH offers many predoctoral funding opportunities across the various institutes.  These opportunities can be searched through the main web page. 
http://www.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-250.html

March

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced graduate students and are intended to support the student while writing the dissertation.
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/index.html

Florida Space Grant Consortium
Grants from NASA
http://www.floridaspacegrant.org/

April

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NIH offers many predoctoral funding opportunities across the various institutes.  These opportunities can be searched through the main web page. 
http://www.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences
http://grants.nih.gov/training/joint_predoc/jointpredoc.htm

May

The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Resident Scholar Program
For individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of collections in the Dibner Library
http://www.sil.si.edu/Galaxy.cfm?id=3.31

June

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships
KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools
http://www.kstf.org/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NIH offers many predoctoral funding opportunities across the various institutes.  These opportunities can be searched through the main web page. 
http://www.nih.gov/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-250.html

July

There are no current deadlines during this month

August

There are no current deadlines during this month

September

There are no current deadlines during this month

October

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Education Fellowships for master's and doctoral students in environmentally related fields of study
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences
http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-250.html

November

FORD FOUNDATION
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students
http://www.fordfound.org/

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance
http://www.gemfellowship.org/
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
http://www.nga.gov/resources/casvapre.shtm

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (GRFP)
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2

SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
Founded in 1923, SSRC has developed a worldwide reputation for generating new knowledge to advance understanding of critical social issues, both nationally and internationally
http://www.ssrc.org/

December

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (SMART) SCHOLARSHIP
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/