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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Note: This is only a partial list. For a complete list of fellowships opportunities, go to our External Fellowships and Grants listings. Not only will you find specific agency fellowship listings, you'll also see various websites that serve as a convenient search engine and list numerous fellowship opportunities on their one site.

The following announcements are excerpts from the website or hard copy provided by the funding agency. Please review their websites for more detailed information, application and confirmation of deadlines.


Graduate Student Fellowships

Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Deadline: March 10, 2014 11:59 p.m. EST

Website: http://www.ncrw.org/MKCAwardInfo

The National Council for Research on Women has launched the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the inaugural call for submissions. Established through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the Council's first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. The Award enables the Council to continue Mariam's support of high-level scholarship. Annually, a first generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship. The Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited University in the U.S.

UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Website: http://www.blumcenter.ucdavis.edu/initiatives

The Blum Center links world-class faculty; inspiring new curriculum; and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies, including educating students, building partnerships, and rigorously evaluating our innovations in order to create scalable and sustainable contributions to help reduce global poverty. Three grant programs are annually administered to include the Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS), a GRADUATE student small-project grants program that supports research and project implementation in the field. Successful grants focus on innovative approaches to alleviating poverty. Poverty Alleviation Research to Action (PARA) is a FACULTY/POSTDOC/RESEARCHER competitive small grants program providing seed funding for innovative solutions to reducing poverty around the globe. The PARA grant is intended to help transform solid concepts into pilot projects. One $10,000 grant will be awarded each year. Student resources webpage: http://blumcenter.ucdavis.edu/resources.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 17, 2014

Website: http://www.chicanalatina.org/scholarship.html

Eligibility: Chicana/Latina women who have resided for at least two years in one of the listed Northern California counties. Graduate students must: be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation; or have been accepted into graduate/professional school, and have accumulative GPA of 3.0 for college course work.
Notes: You must commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February) and to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected. Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship. This is a $1,500 Scholarship.
*Please note that this opportunity is open to undocumented students.

Insight Data Science Fellowship

Deadline: March 23, 2014

Website: http://www.insightdatascience.com

Top Companies are hiring data scientists to help them glean insights from the terabytes of data that they collect every day. The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science. Insight highlights are a 6-week, full-time, postdoctoral data science training fellowship. This includes a dedicated office space, self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data scientists. Seventy Insight Fellow alumni are now data scientists at companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Square, Netflix and other top tech companies.

Livermore Graduate Scholar Program

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Website: https://lawrence-scholar-program.llnl.gov/

The Livermore Graduate Scholar Program (LGSP) and its predecessor programs have played a critical role for many years in helping to recruit new scientific and engineering talent to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Top Ph.D. students are granted appointments of up to four years to conduct research at the Laboratory while completing their thesis.
A key feature of the program is the triad relationship between the student, the University thesis advisor and the Laboratory technical supervisor. This team will jointly plan and execute the student?s research program. The Lab technical supervisor is a scientist or engineer and should ideally be a member of the student?s thesis committee. The LLNL technical supervisor must be a part of this team prior to student application. The student's success and the technical benefit to LLNL depend upon the close, productive relationships of these three partners. Joint publications, which include the three members of the LGSP team, will be the primary evidence that this relationship is working properly. The LGSP management and staff pay close attention to assuring that the student is progressing as planned through the course of the four-year appointment. Once accepted into the LGSP, the student becomes an employee of LLNL and is expected to perform the majority of his or her research at the Laboratory. Our expectation for a successful proposal is that the student will spend 75% of the calendar year at LLNL, though scheduling is flexible. LGSP students receive a highly competitive salary. Selections are made on a competitive basis. Annual Salary is $49,462.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Website: http://www.davisputter.org/

Any field of study is eligible. Award is up to $10,000. Must be living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. U.S. Citizenship is not required for this scholarship but applicants must attend a college within the U.S. Applicants who are not eligible for U.S. federal financial aid should completely fill out a FAFSA and attach it to the application. Applications which do not include a copy of the SAR, or a completed FAFSA if not eligible for U.S. federal aid, will not be considered. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, building the movement for economic justice, and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
*Please note that this opportunity is open to undocumented students.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)(F31)

*Office of Graduate Studies Deadlines for final receipt for submission: April 2, August 4, December 2, 2014
*NIH Deadlines April 8, August 8, December 8 annually

Website: https://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm

Research training fellowship provides 2-3 year of support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific healthrelated fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of their training, show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences, and substantial interest in a research area of high priority to the participating Institutes. Applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident.
Please e-mail dlmccook@ucdavis.edu or klprovost@ucdavis.edu to establish an eraCommons I.D. (profile) to apply for this funding opportunity. Electronic submission of the application is required through http://grants.gov by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies Grants Officers. Applicants must send their complete 424-PDF application e-copy with the Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship/Grant Application Data Form to dlmccook@ucdavis.edu or klprovost@ucdavis.edu FIVE BUSINESS DAYS in advance of deadline. For additional information and application guidelines: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11- 111.html.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GUIDELINES ARE GOING TO BE AMENDED AND RE-ISSUED ON MARCH 7, 2014 AND ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW GUIDELINES. For complete Office of Graduate Studies policy and application procedure, please see: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external-fellowships-pol-proc.html.

Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)

Deadline: April 9, 2014 PST

Website: http://home.vef.gov/details.php?mid=6&cid=362

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship Program, funded by the U.S. Government, brings Vietnamese nationals to the United States for graduate degree programs on the sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), technology (including information technology), engineering, mathematics, and medicine (including public health and health sciences). There will be 45 Master's/Doctorate Fellowships with full financial support through a cost-sharing agreement between VEF and U.S. universities available, including UC Davis.

Binational Science Foundation(BSF) United States-Israel Rahaminmoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists

Deadline: April 10, 2014

Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25

In light of this contribution, and his life's work in science and medicine, the BSF has decided to honor Professor Rahamimoff's memory by naming the new travel grants program for young scientists after him. The Travel Grants Program is open to PhD students and Post-Doc fellows doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries. In 2014 the program will have two CALLS, and each will support 10 trips. Grants are for $4,000 each. The trips will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage PhD students looking for a Post-Doc position. Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months. Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens. Applicants must be conducting supervised research in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals). PhD students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports. The split program does not apply to Travel Grants; applications in all fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger. Israeli and American students/post-doc fellows doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply. Up to 5 applications from one organization will be accepted.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Deadline: April 16, 2014

Website: http://www.chci.org

Award: $5,000 to pursue graduate-level or professional study. Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities, have strong writing skills, and must be 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. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Notes: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application. In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the postsecondary program, each associate and undergraduate level scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation (e.g., a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year).
*Please note that this opportunity is open to undocumented students.

A Place for Mom - Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Website: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

The Senior Care Innovation Scholarship is for advancement in the field of Gerontology. This is a general scholarship which will award the selected applicants with a financial donation. The annual scholarship award is for five (5) students enrolled in tan associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in the fields of Gerontology, Long-Term Care Administration, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, or Sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year University. $1,000 is awarded to the chosen scholar.

Research Associateship Programs

Deadline: May 1, 2014 | August 1, 2014 | November 1, 2014 | February 1, 2015

Website: http://www.nationalacademies.org/rap

The program provides opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research in problems of their own choosing. Fulltime Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in the fields of chemistry; earth; atmospheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years. Annual stipends range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience. In addition, the NRC provides health insurance, relocation benefits and an allowance for professional travel. Eligibility: Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Many awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Websites:
Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships
Dissertation Field Work Grants: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable, and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing.

NSF Social Behavior and Economic Sciences: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Deadline: Varies According to Field (October-July)

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund

Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) In an effort to improve the quality of dissertation research, many programs in BCS, SES, and the Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics Program within SRS accept doctoral dissertation improvement grant proposals. Eligibility: must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen. Proposals from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Please note this application requires institutional electronic submission by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies. An internal Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship Application Data Form, COI Training and financial disclosure forms are required: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external-fellowships-pol-proc.html. Final esubmission by applicant/PI is required 5 days in advance of actual deadline.

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Website: http://www.blumcenter.ucdavis.edu/initiatives

The Blum Center links world-class faculty; inspiring new curriculum; and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies, including educating students, building partnerships, and rigorously evaluating our innovations in order to create scalable and sustainable contributions to help reduce global poverty. Three grant programs are annually administered to include the Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS), a GRADUATE student small-project grants program that supports research and project implementation in the field. Successful grants focus on innovative approaches to alleviating poverty. Poverty Alleviation Research to Action (PARA) is a FACULTY/POSTDOC/RESEARCHER competitive small grants program providing seed funding for innovative solutions to reducing poverty around the globe. The PARA grant is intended to help transform solid concepts into pilot projects. One $10,000 grant will be awarded each year. Student resources webpage: http://blumcenter.ucdavis.edu/resources.

Insight Data Science Fellowship

Deadline: March 23, 2014

Website: http://www.insightdatascience.com

Top Companies are hiring data scientists to help them glean insights from the terabytes of data that they collect every day. The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in data science. Insight highlights are a 6-week, full-time, postdoctoral data science training fellowship. This includes a dedicated office space, self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry data scientists. Seventy Insight Fellow alumni are now data scientists at companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Square, Netflix and other top tech companies.

Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Fellows

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14040/nsf14040.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an Implementing Arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S. scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants. Under the Arrangement, the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) identifies ERC-funded research groups who wish to host NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows for research visits of up to one year within their ERC funding. This Call invites current Postdoctoral Research Fellows to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. In General, the European Hosts will provide funding to support In-Country living Expenses during the visits. NSF will provide travel funds to and from Europe.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)(F31)

*Office of Graduate Studies Deadlines for final receipt for submission: April 2, August 4, December 2, 2014
*NIH Deadlines April 8, August 8, December 8 annually

Website: https://grants.nih.gov/training/F_files_nrsa.htm

Research training fellowship provides 2-3 year of support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific healthrelated fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of their training, show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences, and substantial interest in a research area of high priority to the participating Institutes. Applicant must be a citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident.
Please e-mail dlmccook@ucdavis.edu or klprovost@ucdavis.edu to establish an eraCommons I.D. (profile) to apply for this funding opportunity. Electronic submission of the application is required through http://grants.gov by the UCD Office of Graduate Studies Grants Officers. Applicants must send their complete 424-PDF application e-copy with the Office of Graduate Studies External Fellowship/Grant Application Data Form to dlmccook@ucdavis.edu or klprovost@ucdavis.edu FIVE BUSINESS DAYS in advance of deadline. For additional information and application guidelines: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11- 111.html.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GUIDELINES ARE GOING TO BE AMENDED AND RE-ISSUED ON MARCH 7, 2014 AND ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW GUIDELINES. For complete Office of Graduate Studies policy and application procedure, please see: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/external-fellowships-pol-proc.html.

Binational Science Foundation(BSF) United States-Israel Rahaminmoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists

Deadline: April 10, 2014

Website: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25

In light of this contribution, and his life's work in science and medicine, the BSF has decided to honor Professor Rahamimoff's memory by naming the new travel grants program for young scientists after him. The Travel Grants Program is open to PhD students and Post-Doc fellows doing research that requires facilities or expertise not available in their home countries. In 2014 the program will have two CALLS, and each will support 10 trips. Grants are for $4,000 each. The trips will be only to a higher education or a research facility in the U.S.A. (for Israelis) or Israel (for Americans). The program will not support participation in conferences or trips by late-stage PhD students looking for a Post-Doc position. Each trip will be for a maximum length of 2 months. Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens. Applicants must be conducting supervised research in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals). PhD students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports. The split program does not apply to Travel Grants; applications in all fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger. Israeli and American students/post-doc fellows doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply. Up to 5 applications from one organization will be accepted.

Research Associateship Programs

Deadline: May 1, 2014 | August 1, 2014 | November 1, 2014 | February 1, 2015

Website: http://www.nationalacademies.org/rap

The program provides opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research in problems of their own choosing. Fulltime Associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in the fields of chemistry; earth; atmospheric and space sciences; engineering, applied sciences and computer science; life and medical sciences; mathematics; and physics. Awards are made for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of three years. Annual stipends range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience. In addition, the NRC provides health insurance, relocation benefits and an allowance for professional travel. Eligibility: Awards are available for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Many awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Websites:
Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships
Dissertation Field Work Grants: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable, and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing.

Last Updated: March 5, 2014