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 - there will be 2 full awards funded in Spring 2021
  • Contact: Rachel Dixon (rldixon@vims.edu)
RFP Announcement Application Deadline Spending Period
Feb 1, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Mar 12 - May 1, 2021

 

GSA Student Travel Grant

  • Up to $200 for attending virtual conferences. Preference is given to students that have not yet received the reformatted award.
  • These funds can be used to reimburse registration fees/abstract submission fees that have already been paid.
  • "Travel" spending period: Spring Semester through May 1, 2021.
  • Online application due by 11:59 PM February 12, 2021: Click here to apply.
  • Contact: VIMS GSA (gsaexec@vims.edu).
RFP Announcement Application Deadline Travel Period
Feb 1, 2021 Feb 12, 2021 Feb 19 - May 1, 2021

 

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)

EPA STAR Fellowship

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

Anchor QEA Scholarship

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

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

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

GWIS National Fellowships

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

Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research

  • Research support ($500-$2,000)

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)

Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

  • 1 year of support ($49,000)

Smithsonian Graduate Student Fellowships

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

AAUW American Fellowship

  • For women completing their doctoral dissertations

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

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