NSF GRFP


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Investigate further and apply on the program’s website.


The deadline for those intending to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry is October 25, 2019.

DoD NDSEG Fellowships

The DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. dual citizens who intend to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S. institution of their choice.

The NDSEG Fellowship lasts for 3 years and pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees; a monthly stipend ($38,400 annually); a $5,000 travel budget over the Fellow’s tenure for professional development; and up to $1,200 a year in health insurance.

Eligible applicants are required to be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program.

Visit this page for more information.
The application deadline is December 6, 2019.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will train alongside investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

Participants will be full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019, and will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age.

Applications are open for undergraduate and incoming graduate/professional students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Proof of health insurance must be provided.

Apply online on their website.

To complete the application process, you will need:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

If you have further questions, please email FDArpp@orau.org. Include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2019-0116).

Note: Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid. Eligible majors include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics), as well as Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.

Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship at the CDC

Application Deadline: January 18, 2019

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.

Opportunities may include:

  • Developing and applying new analytical methods aimed at characterizing and quantitating biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases using analytical techniques such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and others.
  • Assessing a variety of markers in biological specimens (such as serum or urine)
  • Developing reference materials

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit the job listing.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) offers the opportunity for students to develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. This program spans over 10 weeks during the summer, and focuses on the success of women and minorities in the STEM fields. (However, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply!)

The program has many different locations for placement, including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

To apply, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Available for full 10-week program
  • Enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in STEM program (BA, MA, or PhD)
  • At least college sophomore standing

If interested, visit this website to find more about the program, or this website to begin and application. Further questions can be sent to MLEF@hq.doe.gov !

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Historically, high-need students in Indianapolis have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows trains recent college graduates to become exceptional certified teachers in high-need subject areas. The fast-paced summer training program focuses on the essential skills that teachers need most to start strong. Fellows will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, receive direct feedback from skilled coaches, and pass a series of evaluations to be eligible to start teaching in the fall. More information can be found at their website.

Application Deadline – November 5th, 2019

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Hertz Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 24, 2018

The Hertz Foundation offers a few qualified candidates with the Hertz Fellowship each year, awarded to applicants that prove to be exceptional scientific and technical innovators. The Fellowship will ideally provide those awarded with the maximum possible freedom and encouragement to innovate in their graduate programs. This Fellowship is aimed toward graduate programs such as engineering, mathematics, and the physical, life and computational sciences. Unlike other Fellowships, the Hertz Foundation is prepared to provide five years of support for students.

Further details about the Hertz Fellowship can be found here. Additional questions can also be directed to Kathy@hertzfoundation.org or askhertz@hertzfoundation.org.

Important Dates:

Application Opens: August 15, 2018

Application Deadline: October 24, 2018

References Due: October 26, 2018

REMINDER: FAST Fellowship Application Deadline is Approaching!

If you are looking for a an exciting opportunity during undergrad or post-grad, the FAST Fellowship may be just right for you! The Florida Agricultural Science and Technology (FAST) Fellowship Program is a paid, two-year program in a state-of-the art laboratory located in Tallahassee, Florida. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Don’t wait, apply today!

For more information about the program, check out the original blog post.

FAST Fellowship Applications Open Now

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering two exciting fellowship opportunities for upcoming Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. graduates in Natural Science (Chemistry, Agricultural and Natural Resources, or Physical Sciences).  The Florida Agricultural Science and Technology (FAST) Fellowship Program is a paid, two-year program in a state-of-the art laboratory located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have received their degree (Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D.) by the time the FAST Fellowship Program begins (September 2018) and may not have received it prior to September 2015.  Eligibility requirements are listed below:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in a Natural Science (Chemistry, Agricultural and Natural Resources, or Physical Sciences) received within the last three (3) years.  Salary is based on degree of selected candidate.
  • Be a United States citizen, or a lawfully authorized alien worker.
  • Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher in the science courses completed.
  • Less than three (3) years of post-graduation professional experience in the Natural Sciences as described in (1).

Students and recent graduates may apply for one of our FAST Fellowship positions by visiting FreshFromFloridaCareers.com by March 31, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Wood by calling (850) 245-5561 or emailing Julie.Wood1@freshfromflorida.com.

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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

The East Asian Studies Center is seeking applicants for their Summer 2018 and the Academic Year 2018-2019 from both  undergraduate and graduate levels. Further information regarding applicant requirements and stipend amounts can be found on the program flyer. There are also information sessions that are being held in 100 Enarson Classroom Building on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Further questions can be directed to easc@osu.edu.