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Fellowship Opportunities

In addition to the following opportunities, here are a few helpful fellowship and financial aid guides for doctoral students:

Financial Aid for Doctoral Students: https://www.phds.me/financial-aid/ 

The Doctoral Student's Guide to Fellowships: https://www.phds.me/resources/guide-to-fellowships/ 

Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Paid Teaching Fellowship Abroad for STEM PhDs

Are you a recent or soon-to-be PhD graduate? Would you like to spend up to six months making a difference by developing and teaching science curriculum abroad?
Science Corps offers fully paid internships to upcoming and recent PhD graduates (up to four years after graduation) to help build science capacity at one of our host locations – a town on the island of Bohol in the Philippines, a village up in the Indian Himalayas, in the beautiful port city of Tangier, Morocco, and in the bustling city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. We are also currently developing new site partnerships, and are open to a fellow working on site development.
Fellows travel to partner institutions to develop science curriculum, teach in classrooms, train teachers, and build community-based research projects. In addition to building science capacity at these host locations, we also aim to offer fellows a life-changing experience. Fellows are given the opportunity to spend time in beautiful locations, immerse themselves in different cultures, and learn from their host educators, all while making positive contributions to local communities.
We are presently interested in recruiting immediately for fellowships starting this year or early next year. The deadline for this application round is November 15th, but we still encourage you to contact us if you would like to be considered for a later appointment!
To find out more about us and apply, please go to: https://science-corps.org

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities – Fall 2023 (NSTGRO23)

This fellowship opportunity solicits proposals on behalf individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.  

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellows will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. Each recipient will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged NASA researcher who will serve as the research collaborator on the award. Through this collaboration, graduate students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their academic and career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, and directly disseminate their research results within the NASA community.

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities with the faculty advisor as the Principal Investigator.  

This solicitation covers only proposals for new awards; continuation of existing awards is handled separately.

All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by a university Authorized Organizational Representative (exceptions may apply; see full solicitation for details) and are due by 6 PM ET on November 2, 2022

Website: https://nspires.nasaprs.com

Questions/comments: HQ-NSTGRO-Call@mail.nasa.gov

Innovation Zone Makerspace Fellowship

The Innovation Zone Makerspace Fellowship provides programmatic, educational, and administrative support to the UConn Innovation Zone Makerspace in Werth Tower. The Innovation Zone is a creative makerspace that enables and supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and making by providing resources, technologies, and mentorship to UConn students, faculty and staff. This is a live-in fellowship, with the cost of rent and utilities for a furnished one-bedroom apartment located in Werth Tower for one academic year considered as compensation for 15 hours per week. For more details, please view the full description.pdf.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest; resume/CV; and names and contact information for three professional references to: Cody D. Ryan, LCIZ Makerspace Supervisor, Office of First Year Programs and Learning Communities at Cody.D.Ryan@uconn.edu. Candidates must be eligible to work 15 hours per week. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) – Speech Science Research Grant

Supports studies by new investigators pursuing research in speech science.

Award: One grant of $10,000

Eligibility: Researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate earned within past five years)

Deadline: Next competition will be offered in 2022

Website: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/speech-science-research-grant/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) – Researcher–Practitioner Collaboration Grant

Supports collaborative studies that will increase knowledge to improve services for individuals with communication disorders.

Award: Up to four grants of $35,000 each

Eligibility: Partnerships of researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in CSD or related discipline) and practitioners (with a degree in audiology, speech-language pathology or related field)

Deadline: Next competition will be offered in 2022

Website: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/researcher-practitioner-collaboration-grant/

Innovation Zone Makerspace Fellow: 2021-2022

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest; resume/CV; and names and contact information for three professional references to: Cody D. Ryan, LCIZ Makerspace Supervisor, Office of First Year Programs and Learning Communities at Cody.D.Ryan@uconn.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Website: https://lciz.uconn.edu/innovation-zone-makerspace-fellowship/

Airport Cooperative Research Program 2021-2022 Graduate Research Award Program

Airport Cooperative Research Program 2021-2022 Graduate Research Award Program
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Eligibility: These awards will be offered only to persons who, on the date of the application, are U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or current student visa holders and officially enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of higher learning. Proof of both may be required. Eligibility status must be maintained throughout the academic year.

Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Deadline: January 6, 2021
Citizenship: Unrestricted
Website: http://www.corofellowship.org/

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 15, 2021
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs.
Website: https://chci.org/programs/graduate-fellowship-program/

Chateaubriand Fellowship (research in France)

Deadline: January 6, 2021
Citizenship: Unrestricted
Website: https://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/

DOE Entrepreneurship Program Seek World-Class Energy & Manufacturing Technology Innovators for 2 year Fellowship

Deadline:  Three opportunities (two due on 10/31/2020; one due on 10/30/2020)
Citizenship: not specified
Website:   https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/apply-now-doe-entrepreneurship-programs-seek-world-class-energy-and-manufacturing

Selected Professions Fellowships

Deadline:  December 1
Citizenship: Must be US Citizens or permanent residents
Website:  https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/selected-professions-fellowships/

International Fellowships

Deadline:  November 15
Citizenship:  Not US Citizens or permanent residents
Website:  https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/international/

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Deadline:  December 10, 2020 (5:00 pm EST)
Citizenship:  all US Nationals, and US permanent residents
Website:  https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm

IBUILD: Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship
IBM PhD Fellowship Award Program