STEM

NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.



AHA

American Heart Association (AHA) Pre-doctoral Fellowship

The AHA Pre-doctoral Fellowship provides pre-doctoral students with individualized, mentored research training to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research. Fellows will work at a non-profit medical institution for two years under the sponsorship of a mentor at the institution. Applicants must be full-time pre-doctoral students who have already earned their bachelor’s degrees. Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or have an applicable visa are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier education institutions, including Caltech, Harvard, and Stanford. A signature component of the program is a mid-summer symposium, held in California, where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity


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B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Selected participants will work 40 hours each week for eight to ten weeks and be paid a stipend. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017


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Caltech WAVE Fellows

This program fosters diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. This summer research program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Second- and third-year students with at least a 3.2 GPA who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

Churchill

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of master’s-level study in science, mathematics, or engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College, in the spirit of US-UK scientific exchange. Northwestern may nominate up to two students each year. Scholars often have at least a 3.9 GPA. Students who are US citizens and graduating seniors or have graduated within the last 12 months are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017

 

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DAAD Research and Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE Germany offers undergraduates from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest. DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. German language is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017




Dannon

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Dannon awards two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body. Examples may include the role of calcium, vitamin D or other nutrients from yogurt, or the effects of probiotics, fermented dairy products or yogurt on brain function, digestive health, weight management or heart health. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion and will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics. Currently enrolled US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017



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Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This ten-week program seeks students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. Students accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program. Applicants must have prior research experience. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017




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Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Scholars receive up to $7500 to cover eligible educational expenses. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates each year. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Expected GPA of 3.8 or above.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, November 7, 2017



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Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship seeks to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Scholars receive up to $9500 per year in academic assistance for two years, and a 10-week full-time summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility. Second-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017




KSTF

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

KSTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education. Financial benefits of the fellowship include stipends and grants. In addition to financial benefits, Fellows have the opportunity to to connect with and benefit from being part of a national community of over 300 experienced STEM classroom teachers. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, November 26, 2017

 

DoD

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive award for US citizens who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines, at a US institution of their choice. Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree or less than two years of full-time graduate study are eligible to apply.
National deadline: fall 2017

 

NSF GRFP

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP 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 at accredited US institutions. US citizens who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study are eligible to apply.
National deadline: fall 2016, dates vary by discipline

 

Whitaker

Whitaker International Fellowship

This program sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the US or Canada to conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursue coursework at a foreign academic institution, or intern at a public-policy, industrial or non-profit setting. The award pays for round-trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, and any tuition fees involved. Awards typically begin between August 1 and October 1, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year, and as late as June 30 of the following year, as long as the start date allows the grantee sufficient time to complete the academic-year grant-length requirement. Interested applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and graduating seniors, currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral program, or currently employed with a degree no higher than a master’s degree are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadlines: Sunday, October 23, 2016; Tuesday, November 29, 2016; Monday, January 23, 2017