Undergraduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering
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The American Physical Society Minority Scholarship Program provides minority physics students with mentoring and educational funding – of $2,000 - $3,000 per year – to prepare them for career success as physics faculty, research scientists in the private sector, and high school physics teachers.
The Association for Women in Science provides a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. to outstanding female undergraduates in STEM fields who are of African American, Latina, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent.
The AWS awards include the Kristen Lorentzen Award of up to $1,000 are to female sophomores and juniors majoring in behavioral science, life science, physical science, social science, or engineering.
NSEP-Boren supplements each Fellow's graduate degree program by funding up to two semesters of language intensives in the U.S. and up to two semesters of language and area studies abroad. In this way, Fellows develop or increase competency in their chosen language, and gain experience and disciplinary knowledge in the foreign country where they study.
Boren Scholarships provide up to one academic year of funding to U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These countries include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Under this program, fellows work for nine months at the Institute for Women's Policy Research as a researcher or communications assistant on policy issues related to economic and social justice for women.
America's only graduate-only, research-extensive university, CGU offers a full tuition doctoral scholarship for interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary study in any of its nine graduate schools: Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Community and Global Health Educational Sciences, Information Systems and Technology, Management, Mathematical Sciences, Politics and Economics, and Religion.
Critical Language Scholarships provide intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences abroad to undergraduate and graduate students of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Travel funding is available to CSU undergraduate and graduate student to participate in marine and coastal-related conferences.
California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 in funding to develop their candidacy for doctoral programs. Applicants propose how they will use these funds: for visits to PhD-granting institutions, travel to professional meetings in their field, graduate school applications and test fees.
The Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award recognizes California State University students who have overcome adversity, demonstrate financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. Each year, S.F. State may nominate one to two students for this $6,000 award. One CSU nominee will receive a $10,000 award.
The RISE Professional Program places interns for 6 weeks – 6 months with German companies in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics.
Undergraduates in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering may apply for a summer research internship with research groups at universities and top research institutions in Germany.
This program offers an academic semester of study abroad at one of the German Universities of Applied Sciences followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at a German university in any academic field.
This program provides scholarships for summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, artistic, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.
This prestigious prize recognizes students under 18 who have completed an important piece of work in literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, science, technology or graduate level work in another field.
This fellowship, renewable for a total of 4 years, provides tuition and fees, plus a yearly stipend for doctoral study in physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences, with an emphasis in high-performance computing.
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship for those who intend to pursue a PhD in science and engineering in one of the 15 supported disciplines of research interest to the Department of Defense.
Two-year fellowship program provides $60,000 - $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to help social entrepeneurs turn their original high impact ideas into sustainable social change organizations working to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities.
EPA GRO fellowships provide tuition and living expenses in the junior and senior year, and a paid summer internship, for undergraduates in environmentally-related fields.
Under this fellowship program undergraduate and graduate students receive funding to work over a summer on a project at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., or at one of its 10 regional offices and laboratories.
Explorers Club grants are offered to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their academic institution under the supervision of an instructor.
Three years of support are provided to underrepresented graduate students studying for a PhD or ScD degree in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.
Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia) scholarships support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
Each year more than 1,500 students receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to live and study, or work as teaching assistants, in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright awards are in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts.
Full funding for a degree at Cambridge for students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise with a commitment to improving the lives of others.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for study abroad for students or disciplines traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs, or for study abroad outside Western Europe.
The Goldwater Scholarship Program awards 300 scholarships annually to foster excellence in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering and to encourage outstanding students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields.
Greenlining Institute's acclaimed leadership academy trains the next generation of social change leaders. Its year-long Fellows Program is associated with Greenlining Coalition, one of the nation's most effective and longest lasting multi-ethnic coalitions of community-based organizations.
This unique "no-strings-attached" fellowship allows exceptional applied science and engineering students up to 5 years of support for doctoral studies at one of the program's tenable schools.
This award provides $10,000 to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world following graduation and before going on to graduate school or a career.
This five-year program provides financial support and mentoring to beginning science and mathematics high school teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their teaching careers.
The Marshall Commission and the U.S .Environmental Protection Agency provide up to five years of funding towards a doctoral degree in England in an environmentally-related field.
Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the National Institutes of Health, NIH-Marshall Scholarships provide four years of funding for a doctoral degree in bioscience, medicine and related disciplines from any appropriate U.K. institution. The third and fourth years are spent in research at the NIH.
Marshall Scholarships provide funding to young Americans of high ability and leadership potential to study for two years for a degree in any discipline at any university in the United Kingdom.
This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.
Mississippi Teacher Corps, the most competitive teaching program in the country affords structured entry into the teaching profession for outstanding liberal arts graduates who have never before taught, and provides dedicated, talented teachers for critical-needs school districts in Mississippi.
Each year 12 Scholars with a deep commitment to public service are selected for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This graduate fellowship is for the early stages of graduate study, usually a one-year master's degree program.
An annual award of $1,200 by the American Mathematical Society and the the Mathematical Association of America to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics.
Scholarships of up to $15,000, plus a paid summer internship at a NASA Research Center, are awarded to highly motivated juniors and seniors interested in aeronautics and related fields.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Scholarship Program Graduate Scholarship
The two-year NASA Aeronautics Graduate Scholarship is awarded to highly motivated graduate students in aeronautics and related fields with at least two years remaining in their program.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowship Programs
Full fellowships with paid internships to highly qualified underrepresented students to pursue an MS in Engineering or a PhD in Engineering or Science .
This program provides up to six years of funding for a PhD in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, plus at least two summers of paid employment with a leading national employer such as the National Security Agency or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The 2-year NBBTP Fellowship prepares fellows for a career in biosafety and biocontainment through academic training, experiential learning, and applied occupational safety and health research opportunities.
This program provides full funding for: a D.Phil or PhD in science from Oxford or Cambridge in which an accerlated program of research is conducted in the U.K. and at the NIH – and three different paths to a combined MD/PhD from the NIH and Oxford or Cambridge.
This program provides recent college graduates planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical, dental, or pharmacy) school with an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time biomedical research in the resource-rich environment of the NIH.
This program provides an opportunity to spend the summer working with leading scientists in biomedical research at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories.
This program provides up to 4 years of funding, at $20,000 per academic year, to exceptional undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Paid summer research at the NIH is provided and, after graduation, employment and training at the NIH.
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides 3 years of graduate support to students in the early stages of pursuing a research-based master's or Ph.D. degree in an NSF-supported discipline.
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated, and diverse individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most.
The Point Scholarship Program provides tuition, living expenses, and mentoring to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.
A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.
A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships provides accomplished scientists and engineers the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process, while learning about the intersection of science and policy. Candidates with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may apply.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship awards highly prestigious merit scholarships of up to $30,000 to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service for graduate or professional school in the U.S. or abroad.
U.C. Berkeley Amgen Scholars participate in 10 weeks of intensive mentored research in the sciences or biotechnology to increase their competitiveness for admission to prestigious graduate institutions.
Ten week program in which students are assigned individual research projects in integrative biology, molecular and cell biology, and plant and microbial biology.
Eight-week summer program provides research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and pre-law .
UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research At Berkeley Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)
Nine-week research apprenticeship in which participants work on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students.
This eight-week program provides motivated undergraduates interested in marine science careers with a summer research experience at the Bodega Marine Laboratory on an unparalleled and biologically rich stretch of the California coast .
During this 8-12 week program, students engage in cutting edge, interdisciplinary scientific research in biophotonics science and technology (CBST) research.
During this ten-week program students work alongside physics faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects.
A ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in cutting-edge chemistry research and gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities.
During this eight-week program undergraduates and master's students from all academic fields work closely with faculty mentors on research projects.
This summer research program is designed to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the U.C. system and universities nationwide.
During this ten-week research program students work in pairs on research projects in the biological sciences or bioengineering.
During this eight-week program juniors with outstanding academic potential work closely with faculty mentors on research projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and professions (excepting dentistry, law, management, and medicine).
The U.C.L.A. Brain Research Institute sponsors a summer undergraduate research experience program for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars from universities and colleges across the nation.
Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.
The Udall Foundation provides $4,000 merit based scholarships and sponsors a Scholars Conference to educate and empower a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their heritage through environmental studies, and Native American health and tribal public policy.
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues in today's complex world. The Foundation, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, seeks to promote tolerance. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Prizes range from $1,500 to $5,000.
The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students earning PhDs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Use this site to search for AGEP programs – which range from summer research opportunities for undergraduates to graduate-level research opportunities – by academic institution or by region.
Student Conservation Association database of conservation internships by category.
Summer research opportunities for undergraduates with an interest in medical school.
Maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), this site provides valuable information about the MD/PhD dual degree, current MD/PhD programs, and summer research opportunities for undergraduates who will pursue an MD/PhD degree.
Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Find program links for summer research science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs across the country. Most opportunities are for undergraduates, but some programs support graduate students.
Consult this list, maintained by the American Astronomical Society, for undergraduate research and internship opportunities in astronomy and astrophysics.
The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina graduate students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.
The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina undergraduates, valued at $1,500 each.
Scholarship provides $6,000 to C.S.U. undergraduate and graduate students of any nationality who are legally blind.
A $10,000 scholarship for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES students pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems.
A $10,000 scholarship aimed at encouraging female undergraduate and graduate students to excel in computing and technology, and to become active role models and leaders.
A $10,000 scholarship for highly accomplished students with disabilities who are studying computer science or computer engineering.
A $10,000 scholarship for African American students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and software engineering
HSF/General College Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic undergraduates in any discipline who are pursuing their first graduate degree.
Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded to meet the educational expenses of undergraduate and graduate students who are refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, or Iraqi and Afghan recipients of Special Immigrant Visas.
10,000 Degrees administers child care scholarships ranging from $500 to $9,000 per child for student-parents who residents of Marin County and enrolled in college.
The New Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division undergraduates or graduate students in Bay Area public universities who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service.