Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding Opportunities

GSA Student Research Grant

  • Up to $1,000 for research supplies not covered by other funding sources
  • Awarded 1x per semester
  • Contact: [[psthibodeau]]
RFP Announcement Application Deadline Spending Period
9/1/17 11/1/17 12/1/17 to 5/15/18
5/1/18 7/1/18 8/1/18 to 2/1/19

GSA Travel Grant

  • Up to $600 for travel to a conference. Preference is given to students that have not yet received the reformatted award.
  • Awarded 1x per semester and 1x in the summer.
  • Contact: [[gschwieterman]]
RFP Announcement Application Deadline Travel Period
8/1/17 10/1/17 11/1/17 to 5/15/18
12/1/17 2/1/18 3/1/18 to 9/15/18
4/1/18 6/1/18 7/1/18 to 1/15/19
External Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities - A compiled list (pdf) of potential graduate student funding opportunities. Updated March 2016.

Eligibility in 1st Year

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 3 years of support ($30,000 stipend, $10,500 tuition)
  • Due: November

EPA STAR Fellowship

  • 3 years of support (stipend and tuition, varies by degree)
  • Due: November
Eligibility during graduate career

Anchor QEA Scholarship

  • For research support ($500-$5,000)
  • Due: November

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

  • 1 year of support ($30,000 stipend, $12,000 tuition, $10,000 research
  • Due: March

GWIS National Fellowships

  • For women conducting graduate research ($1,000-$5,000 for research)
  • Due: January

Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Reseach

  • Research support ($500-$2,000)
  • Due: February

MTS Student Scholarships

  • For research support ($1,000-$2,500); must be a student member (free)

NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 1-3 years of support ($20,000 stipend)
  • Due: November, offered when position opens

Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

  • 1 year of support ($49,000)
  • Due: February

Smithsonian Graduate Student Fellowships

  • 3 years of support ($30,000 stipend) for predoctoral fellowships, research support ($6,500) for students
  • Due: January
Eligibility in final year of PhD

AAUW American Fellowship

  • For women completing their doctoral dissertations
  • Due: November

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

  • 1 year of support ($22,000 stipend) for those defending by the next calendar year
  • Due: January

Master'sDegreeOnline.org

  • A helpful site with a search engine for scholarship and fellowship opportunities