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External Fellowships

Fellowship Deadline Eligibility Award Amount & Duration Citizenship Requirements
American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) Predoctoral Fellowships March Predoctoral students in their third or fourth year of graduate study (second or third year of graduate study at the time of application) engaged in medicinal chemistry research. Mentors for all applicants must be members in good standing of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Must have at least one year of graduate school remaining at the time an award would begin (September 1). $26,000 for one year US Citizen/Permanent Resident
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships* Opens in August, Deadline in November Support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be proficient in English, intend to return to home country to pursue a professional career $18,000-$30,000 for one year (amounts vary) Only for non-US citizens
American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship* September At the time of applying, applicant must have completed initial coursework and be at the stage of the doctoral program where he/she can devote full-time effort to research or activities related to the development into an independent researcher. $23,844 stipend/year US Citizen/Permanent Resident, pending permanent resident, or other visa categories listed
Chateaubriand Fellowship*  Opens in October, Deadline in January  Applicants who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.

Monthly stipend, round-trip ticket to France 

Do not have to be U.S. citizens.
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program (National Academies of Sciences)* Opens in June Graduate students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply. Spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC. Stipend to offset expenses for 12-week session in Washington, DC. US Citizen/Permanent Resident, U.S. nationals, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and non-US citizens holding visas under specific categories listed (F-1, J-2, J-1). 
Dept of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (DOE SCGSR) Annually November Applicants must have obtained Ph.D. candidacy, and must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.  Supplemental award to support part of a graduate student’s thesis research to be conducted at a DOE laboratory/facility; includes travel to the laboratory and a monthly stipend of up to $3,000  US Citizen/Permanent Resident
Faculty for the Future Fellowship (Schlumberger Foundation)* Opens in September, Deadline November

Applicants must be female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. In addition:
*Proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching
*Active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences
*Willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home country and region by strengthening the faculties in their home university, pursuing relevant research, or using their specific expertise to address public policy matters.

Up to $50,000/yr, may be renewed through completion of studies Only non-US citizens may apply
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships  Annually, December Applicants must be planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science. Applicants require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D. degree.

Predoctoral: $24,000/yr for three years
Dissertation: $25,000 for one year

US Citizen/Permanent Resident, U.S. nationals, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study (HHMI)

Nomination Deadline: October

Application Deadline: January

Faculty nominations of 2nd or 3rd year Phd students.
$46,000/year for up to three years of dissertation research. US Citizen/Permanent Resident
Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship Competition

Opens in April

Graduate students currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of California. Must be from a specific area of India and Pakistan, be committed to returning to his or her country of origin after receiving the graduate degree.
$30,000 Not specified
Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program* (Postdoc Opportunity) Annually, January

Applicants must:

• be from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

• have a PhD and/or MD by the start of the grant term.

• have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at an academic research institution located in the U.S. 

Annual $60,000 salary and $20,000 expense allowance for 2-4 years.  Any Citizenship or nationality
Hertz Foundation Fellowship Opens August, Deadline October First year graduate students who are willing to "morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in a time of national emergency" $32,000/yr for up to 5 yrs US Citizen/Permanent Resident
IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Oct. 15 / Apr. 15 Provides 3 years of mentored post-doc research experience for biomedical scientists. Applicants can be near graduation, new PhDs, or postdocs with up to 2 years of training. NIH-determined salary, health benefits, and support for research ($2,500 towards purchases, $1000 in travel) US Citizen/Permanent Resident. Candidates from groups under-represented in biomedical and/or behavioral sciences or with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Josephine De Karman Fellowship* Annually, January Applicants must be in the final year of a PhD program $22,000 for one year US Citizen/Permanent Resident, international students may apply if they are already enrolled in a university located in the US and if they will be in the US by the July preceding the fall semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled.
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship* Annually, December Graduate work related to societal energy supply and utilization, well defined thesis direction, and potential for a career that will impact energy supply and utilization. $29,500/yr for two years No limitations on citizenship
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program Annually, January Applicants must be currently pursuing a Master's degree or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within the past year $850/week for the duration of a 10-week summer program US Citizen
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Opens in September Deadline December Applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in biosciences, chemistry, physics. Intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies. Applicants must have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. $102,000 over 36 consecutive months starting in September of award year US Citizen
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship Opens in August, Deadline November Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, must be available to accept two summers of a paid internship.  $20,000/yr for 2-3 years, possibly up to six years US Citizen
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Annually October Applicants in their first or second year of graduate work.  $34,000/yr for three years US Citizen/Permanent Resident, US nationals
NIH F-31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Intent to Apply: March 7, 2019

Agency Deadline: April 8, 2019

Established investigator capable of providing administrative and scientific leadership. Link to Grad Division instructions

$23,844 for FY 2018 US Citizen/Permanent Resident, US nationals
PhRMA Foundation Pre Doctoral Fellowships (Pharmaceutics) Annually, September Submission by the university, limited to one application per institution. Applicants must hold a Pharm.D. or a B.S. or M.S. from an accredited school in pharmacy or a related area, such as chemistry, biology or engineering. Applicants should expect to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. in two years or less from the time the fellowship begins. $20,000 in stipend support per year for one or two years US Citizen/Permanent Resident
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program Opens August Deadline December Applicants should be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Required to serve as interns at DoD laboratories during summers.  $25,000 - $38,000/yr (depending on degree), covering the total cost of full-time tuition  US Citizen (or Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or UK)
Switzer Environmental Fellowships Annually, January Open to top graduate students in California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. Applicants at the PhD level must plan to have completed at least three years of doctoral work. One year, $15,000 cash award US Citizen


*International students are eligible to apply to these opportunities