Awards Sponsored by the National Research Council of the National Academies

Other Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities



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Graduate Opportunities

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HHMI - Gilliam Fellowships for Adanced Studies

The goal of HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
program is to ensure that a diverse and highly trained
workforce is available to assume leadership roles in science,
including college and university faculty who have the
responsibility to develop the next generation of scientists.
The training of scientists and engineers has long been a
cornerstone of public science policy. HHMI has invested and
continues to invest substantially in graduate and medical
research education through the direct support of fellowship
and training programs. The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced
Study program promotes excellence in the life sciences and
related fi elds by helping young scientists with exceptional
promise engage in high-quality graduate education.
The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study were created
in 2004 in honor of the late James H. Gilliam, Jr., a charter
Trustee of HHMI and chair of its Audit and Compensation
Committee. Mr. Gilliam was a respected business and civic
leader who spent his life nurturing excellence and diversity in
science and education.


  • Up to three years
  • Supports years three, four, and five of a PhD program
  • 2015-2016 fellowship year compensation: $43,000


See Nomination Process

Nomination letter due November 20, 2014


Application Deadline is February 5, 2015


Oak Ridge Insitiute for Science and Education


Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Varies Varies

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)


Science Education Programs

Research Experiences and Internships


Awards for Scandinavians


Contact ASF Varies between countries Contact ASF

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

Energy efficiency and renewable energy (engineering, physics, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences)

Two years annual stipend, allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses, limited reimbursement for relocation expenses. More info...

Rolling basis

Scinece Education programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Graduate Student Opportunities



Postdoctoral Fellows Opportunities

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Funding Entity
Amount of Award
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The National Academies -

Ford Foundtion Fellowships Programs 2015

The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.  Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
  • Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:

  • Predoctoral -- $24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation -- $25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral -- $45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Application Deadline Dates:

Predoctoral: November 19, 2014

Dissertation: November 14, 2014

Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014

Arnold Q. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows

Bekman Requirements

JHU Limited Submission Cover Sheet


Please note: There are specific requirements for the candidate and the required mentor. READ the Beckman requirements to view the specific instructions to apply for this announcements.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is pleased to announce the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award. This award program is intended to support postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and to assist in their transition from “mentored yet independent” postdoctoral to an independent, tenure-track position. Nearly all successful academic careers in science at present begin with a postdoctoral period of additional training and development prior to the first tenure tract appointment. These individuals are expected to become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.

Fellows will be appointed for two years, and may begin as early as August of their application year, and no later than December 31.  The award amount will range from $57,000 - $67,000 based on research experience with 75% of the award going towards the stipend, which may be supplemented from other sources, and 25% used towards research expenditures.

JHU Limited Submission Deadline:



Foundation Deadline:


Mickey Leland 2015 Energy Fellowship

Internship Program

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. This program is designed to increase awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for under-represented students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Participants will:
• Train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists to obtain valuable experience on mission-related research programs while gaining insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.

• Present research findings at a “Technical Forum” and tour a technical site located nearby.

Funding varies:

Receive a stipend. Some participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

Foundation deadline: 01/02/15

Facebook Fellowship Program 2015-2016

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students around the world who are enrolled during the current academic year(s) and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area. 

Facebook accepts applications from students interested in the following academic research areas:  Architecture, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Databases, Distributed Systems, Economics and Computation, Human-Computer Interaction & Social Computing, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking & Operating Systems, Programming Languages & Compilers, Security & Privacy, Software Engineering

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s)

$37,000 yearly grant

Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research

Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook


Completed applications are due January 5, 2015.
Announcements of finalists and winners will be made in mid-February, 2015.  
Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematical fields Varies Varies
Awards for Scandinavians Contact ASF Varies between countries Contact ASF

National Research Council of the National Academies Awards for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers


See National Academies website

Annual stipends of $42K - $80K for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience


National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)


Science Education Programs

Research Experiences and Internships


Science Education Programss at Oak Ridge National Laboratory



Ph.D. Graduates




Oak Ridge Insitiute for Science and Education

Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships




School of Advanced Research (SAR) Fellowships

See the SAR website for each of the six fellowships.

Low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from Sept. 1 through May 31.


 Other Funding Opportunity Announcements:

The German Center for Research and Innovation



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