External Fellowship Opportunities for Students
Graduate fellowship opportunities are available from a variety of public and private sources. The graduate school continues to compile and provide access to this list. For assistance in identifying and applying for fellowships, please email Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fellowships available for all Division of Basic Science students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents:
- California Council on Science and Technology
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Eligibility: U.S. citizen; Application made before completing two years of graduate school
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Application made before completing two years of graduate school
- Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: U.s. citizen or permanent resident
- National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowships
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Fellowships specifically for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and whose ethnicity is considered to be underrepresented in the biomedical sciences:
- Ruth Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Pre-doctoral Fellowships (F31)
- Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities
Fellowships for other groups:
- Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Eligibility: A green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country
- Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship
Scholarships and Loans Available through Outside Organizations for All Graduate Students
International Peace Scholarship – Philanthropic and Educational Organization (PEO)
Available to foreign female students. Some of the requirements for this scholarship include the student cannot be a permanent resident, and she must sign an agreement to return to her own country for at least two years upon completion of her studies. Other requirements exist. If you meet these first two requirements, please email Nancy Street, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Additional information may be found at PEO International.
Educational Loan Fund–Philanthropic and Educational Organization (PEO)
Available to women students. This loan varies in amount, up to $9,000, with various payback terms (loan must be paid in full by six years post study) and has an interest rate of 2 percent. Applicant must be within two years of completing course of study. To apply, please email Nancy Street, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be found at PEO International.