Graduate Scholarships

Fulbright Grant Program

Advisor: Lynn Insley at [email protected]

The Fulbright Grant Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the US Government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  Grants are awarded for independent research projects, or research on a postgraduate level.    Language proficiency sufficient to communicate with citizens of the host country is expected.

Gates/Cambridge Scholar

Advisor: Rosemary Dice at [email protected]

Outstanding students who can demonstrate not only academic excellence, but also enthusiasm and the ability to contribute to the discipline while a student at Cambridge.  Students must exhibit "humility based on understanding that nothing is simple".  Students' goals must also support the goals of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: reducing inequities & improving lives around the world

Marshall Scholarship

Advisor: Lynn Insley at [email protected]

Marshall Scholarships finance approximately 40 young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom each year. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree.    Candidates must have a clear idea of what and why they want to study in the UK.  Must identify a specific program of study at a specific university and the unique reasons/benefits for the program of study.

Nat'l Institutes of Heath Oxford/Cambridge

Advisor: Rosemary Dice at [email protected]

The program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. Students undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge. Students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world.  Most often, students begin their work in the UK in the fall of their first year in the program, but all admitted students have the flexibility to begin at NIH.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grad Research Fellowship

Advisor: Deborah Berkley at [email protected]

Through this program NSF seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, engineering and the social sciences in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.   The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.     Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States., interested in pursuing a research based masters or doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering & math fields. Those eligible to apply are graduating seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering.  Deadline:  November 2009.  

Rhodes Scholarship

Advisor: Deborah Berkley at [email protected]

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest international educational fellowships. It brings outstanding students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in England. Students may study for 2 years, with the possibility of a 3rd year, in any field available at Oxford. Thirty-two US scholars are selected annually, representing 50 states.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Advisor: Joe Stahley at [email protected]

Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.  Deadline:  November 2009.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Advisor: Deborah Berkley [email protected]

This program aims to increase the diversity of the faculty at the nation's colleges and universities. Applicants must be US citizens or nationals (not permanent residents), and members of six minority groups (identified by the program) whose underrepresentation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program selects individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them with the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.  Deadline:  November 2009.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Advisor: Joe Stahley at [email protected]

The (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.  Post graduation employment requirement.  DEADLINE:  12/15/2009.

Leonard P. Gollobin Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship program was generously bequeathed by Mr. Gollobin to direct students developing their technical talents into the defense industry.  Throughout his career Mr. Gollobin led scientific initiatives that improved our defense systems and strategically shaped our military capabilities.  The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will be administering the scholarship with the intent to provide financial support for those seeking advanced scientific or technical degrees and a path to leverage their technical competence and commitment, like Mr. Gollobin, to strengthen our nation's security.  Deadline: Spring (check website).