CSU Fellowship Opportunities

The Colorado Alliance for Graduate Education & Professoriate (AGEP) Fellowship Program

Generating, Analyzing, and Understanding Sensory and Sequencing Information (GAUSSI) Fellowship

  • Description: NSF-supported GAUSSI fellowships provide a stipend of $32,000 and tuition for full-time graduate students at CSU who have an interest in developing their skills in generating and analyzing large biological datasets. The program provides basic training in molecular biology, biosensors, programming, math and statistics during the summer. This prepares students from different backgrounds to join together for advanced training in experimental and computational aspects of biosensing and next-generation sequencing during the fall and spring semesters. In addition, professional development, and opportunities for outreach through interaction with K-12 and community college teachers are also integral components of the program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Description: The National Science Foundation's 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 in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Application
  • Contact: Dustin Grantham, 970-491-6817
  • Deadline: Please refer to the announcement link for the updated deadline

Non-CSU Fellowship Opportunities

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

  • Description: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. From grant writing to interaction with their community, today's young scientists must also be able science communicators. The lessons they learn through the Fellowship experience will benefit their career path and help them increase public understanding of science and technology.


  • Description: Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories Summer Research Program offers women and members of underrepresented minority groups the opportunity for technical employment experience at our research and development laboratories in Bell Labs. Also available is the Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

American Association of University Women

  • Description: For more than a century, the AAUW has helped nearly 9,000 women from 133 countries pursue their dream of obtaining a graduate degree or making an impact in their community. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. For more information visit.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

  • Description: ACLS is holding competitions for the following fellowship and grant competitions:
    1. ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above. Applicants for the ACLS/New York Public Library fellowships must also apply to the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. An application for the NYPL competition is available at http://www.nypl.org/csw.
    2. Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    3. Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    4. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    5. ACLS Collaborative Research Awards - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    6. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    7. Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    8. Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History - Information and Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    9. American Research in the Humanities in China - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    10. New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society - There are no application forms. Application guidelines are available at http://ofa.acls.org under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    11. East European Studies Program: Postdoctoral Fellowships, Dissertation Fellowships, Conference Grants, Travel Grants, Language Training Grants, and Heritage Speakers Research Grant - Applications can be accessed at http://ofa.acls.org or under "Fellowships & Grants" on the ACLS website listed above.
    12. Fellowship Programs Administered by the Social Science Research Council - For more information visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

  • Description: Accepting applications for Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Southeast Europe, Moldova and Ukraine. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for these awards.

American Society for Microbiology

  • Description: Encourages students to pursue careers or advanced degrees in microbiological sciences by participating in a research project and presenting the results.

Burroughs Welcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants

  • Description: This award supports Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers traveling to laboratories domestically or internationally to acquire new research techniques, facilitate or begin collaborations, or attend courses. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or are studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and are interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

  • Description: These fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, as well as to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. These fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. In 2009, 29 fellows will receive $24,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing.

Chateaubriand Fellowship

  • Description: The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship targets outstanding PhD students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period. The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance. STEM Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition. Priority is given to candidates working toward a “double degree” (cotutelle) with their host institution. All Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Health disciplines are eligible. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory.

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Description: This graduate fellowship program of the National Academies - consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council - is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellowship Programs

  • Description: A non-profit and non-partisan educational organization established to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. CHCI seeks to accomplish this by offering educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of its participants as effective professionals and strong leaders.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Ping Foundation Fellowships

  • Description: The fellowship is named after Dr. Charles Ping, President Emeritus of Ohio University and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors, and it provides support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

  • Description: Designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Hertz Foundation Fellowship Awards

  • Description: The foundation provides fellowships to students in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit and consists of cost-of-education allowance and a personal support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program 2010

  • Description: The IIASA is offering a summer fellowship in Austria for graduate students in Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Policy and Engineering. IIASA is an international institution, supported by the U.S. and 15 other governments, engaged in scientific research aimed at providing policy insight on issues of regional and global importance in the following areas: Energy and Technology, Natural Resources and Environment, and Population and Society.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

  • Description: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability — selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise — to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Michelson Prize & Grants

  • Description: The $25 million Michelson Prize will be offered to the first entity to provide the foundation with a safe and effective non-surgical sterilant for male and female cats and dogs. Grant funding of up to $250,000 per year per grant is available through the Michelson Grants to fund research in pursuit of this goal.

Michigan Society of Fellows

  • Description: The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. For more information, view the brochure.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship

  • Description: The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program is an Agency-wide fellowship program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. Underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, math and STEM education majors are encouraged to apply for this $30,000 annual fellowship.

NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships

  • Description: Office of Education Infrastructure Division (OEID)- An innovative solution to support the STEM workforce of tomorrow.

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowships

  • Description: The Consortium comprises leading universities (who provide tuition and fees) and private corporations and governmental research laboratories (who provide stipends and two summers of employment). NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on recruitment of a diverse pool of female and underrepresented minority applicants.

National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Programs

  • Description: The National Research Council of the National Academies announces the 2011 Research Associateship Programs to be conducted on behalf of federal research laboratories in over 100 locations throughout the U.S. The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D., Sc.D., or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory.

National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)

  • Description: The goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

  • Description: Through GROW, NSF Graduate Fellows are provided an international travel allowance to engage in research collaborations with investigators in partner countries located outside the United States.
  • December 5, 2012 - February 1, 2013 - Submit GROW travel requests through the FRFP FastLane module.
  • February 1 - March 1, 2013 - GROW requests reviewed by NSF.

National Security Education Program's (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

  • Description: Enables U.S. graduate students to add an important international language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Science Education Programs

  • Description: Access information about the various scientific educational programs, internships, fellowships, and research appointments that are offered at ORNL.

Pathways to Science Graduate Student Portal Page

  • Description: Financial support resources for graduate students. Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships

  • Description: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 57 new graduate fellowships, 51 fellowships at $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each, to current members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Smithsonian Fellowships

  • Description: The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. is offering several fellowship programs for research and study including Senior Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Predoctoral Fellowships, Ten-Week Graduate Student Fellowships, and Latino Studies Fellowships. Awards are based on merit and are open to all qualified individuals.
    1. Senior Fellowships - For scholars more than seven years beyond the Ph.D. Term: Three to twelve months.
    2. Postdoctoral Fellowships - For scholars up to seven years beyond the Ph.D. Term: Three to twelve months.
    3. Predoctoral Fellowships - For doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research. Term: Three to twelve months.
    4. Ten-Week Graduate Student Fellowships - For graduate students to conduct independent research usually before having been advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. program. Term: Ten weeks.
    5. Latino Studies Fellowship Program - For U.S. Latino/a predoctoral students and postdoctoral or senior scholars to pursue research related to Latino history, art, and culture using Smithsonian resources. Term: Three to twelve months with the opportunity to spend up to a third of the time in the field but not at the home institution.

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

  • Description: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program assists graduate students in preparing dissertation and funding proposals for research that will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences.

The Mitchell Scholars Program

  • Description: The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Description: These fellowships support 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the U.S. Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year) wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents.

The Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI)

  • Description: WREI Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WREI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., this program is unique-the only Congressional fellowship program directed by, for, and about women.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Science Initiative Research Fellowships

  • Description: The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American biomedical scientists and to achieving the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity.

U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Biological and Environmental Research: Global Change Education Program Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF)

  • Description: The GREF program began supporting graduate students in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research-funded collaborative global change research at universities and national laboratories in June 1999. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, but minority and female students are particularly encouraged.

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship

  • Description: This Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.

Non-CSU Postdoctoral Opportunities

L’Oréal USA For Women In Science

  • Description: The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award post-doctoral women scientists in the United States with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

Louisiana State University Postdoctoral Position in Materials/Analytical Chemistry

  • Description: The Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University has recently demonstrated the feasible syntheses of novel nanomaterials from a group of uniform materials based on organic salts (GUMBOS). These novel materials have been shown to have 1) minimal cytotoxicity, 2) biodegradability, and 3) easy incorporation of multi-functional properties (e.g. near infrared absorption) for optimal use in analytical measurements. A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the use of these materials for multiple analytical applications. Interested candidates should submit their CV and three letters of references to Professor Isiah M. Warner or to the address listed in the link above.

Pathways to Science Post Doc Portal Page

  • Description: Opportunities for post docs and early career individuals. More than 250 openings nationwide.

St. Jude Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Health Evidence and Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Description: This department at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow would have an opportunity to become an integral part of several federally funded community-based participatory research projects and centers related to diabetes and obesity prevention and control. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita to Carol Horowitz MD, MPH.

The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • Description: The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.  Application deadline is November 2, 2009.  Complete the online application.

The University of California, San Francisco's Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research

  • Description: The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education directs a postdoctoral fellowship program that offers supervised research experience in tobacco control with members of the Center faculty. Each trainee meets regularly with a faculty mentor regarding research progress and career or professional issues.

The University of Chicago Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship

  • Description: As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of Chicago invites nominations and applications for the Provost's Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS). The Office of the Provost will select two promising junior scholars to receive a two-year postdoctoral scholarship beginning fall 2011. Scholars in all fields are eligible.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Postdoctoral Openings

  • Description: The Divisions of Gerontology and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition seek THREE qualified M.D. and Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows to work with a multidisciplinary team of clinical investigators, exercise physiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, and epidemiologists conducting research in aging, diabetes, obesity, exercise physiology, nutrition, and cardiovascular disease.For more information about the University of Maryland, Baltimore, visit the website above; about the School of Medicine, visit: http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu; or about Maryland's PROMISE, an AGEP, visit: http://www.umbc.edu/promise/.

Online Search Resources

SPIN - An electronic search engine, which provides current and available sources of funds and sponsorships. SPIN is a computer database with detailed and up-to- the minute information about thousands of Federal and Non-Federal and International funding opportunities.

Next Wave - Focus is on career development for young researchers and produced by the non-profit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science magazine. The primary audience is graduate and post doctorate students and, but also some faculty, staff, career counselors and administrators access the site.