• New First Year Fellows
  • Upcoming Opportunities
  • Scholarships & Fellowships

Welcome new students!

The NEAGEP Family welcomes our new First Year Fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year!



2012 - 2013 First Year NEAGEP Fellows

Sam Alcaine

Food Science

J.D. Devaughn-Brown

Computer Science

Ameh Fioklou

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Takarra Greene

Civil & Environmental Engineering

John Hernandez

Nueroscience & Behavior

Carson Pete

Mechanical Engineering

Maxine Roman

Food Science

Bryan Salas-Santiago

Microbiology

Procter & Gamble Recruitment

P&G is hiring qualified doctoral and postdoctoral scientists in Engineering, Physical Science and Life Science for a variety of challenging R&D positions in Cincinnati and Boston. Qualified candidates will have a PhD or be within 12 months of degree attainment. Interested applicants should apply online at www.experiencepg.com.

Campus interviews will be held Oct 4-5 from 8 AM to 5 PM for those pre-selected.

There will be an information session held on Tuesday October 4, 2011 (from 6 -7 PM) in the Conte Polymer Research Center Auditorium (A110-111)

View the Recruitment Flyer.


Institute for Cellular Engineering Fall Graduate Preview

Are you interested in graduate studies in Engineering or the Sciences?  Did you know that UMass Amherst boasts more than 15 graduate degree programs in these areas? Did you know that UMass Amherst is home to several interdisciplinary training programs, which support graduate students with highly competitive (up to $30,000) annual stipends? Would you like to learn more?

Please join us in the UMass Campus Center (room 163C) on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Mingle with faculty, graduate students, and representatives from more than 10 departments and interdisciplinary graduate programs.  Gain valuable insight from a panel of current graduate students and meet with graduate school representatives about the application process and competitive UMass funding opportunities. This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required to secure your spot.

Click here for more information.


2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

The 2012 ERN Conference in STEM will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on February 23 - 25, 2012. The conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

The conference registration fee is $400 per person.  This fee includes the conference meals that are indicated on the conference agenda. To register, please access the following link: http://www.cvent.com/d/pcq71y

Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans

Web Sites | Databases | Books | Articles


Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
http://www.akaeaf.org/
Usually offer several sholarships to graduate students. Information is usually posted in November of each year.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

American Institute of Physics
Congressional Science Fellowships
http://www.aip.org/gov/cf.html
The American Institute of Physics annually sponsors one scientist to spend a year providing scientific and technical advice to Congress. The American Physical Society also runs its own APS Congressional Science Fellowship program, with the same purpose. Both programs are operated under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which sponsors its own Fellows, as well.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

American Institute of Physics
State Department Science Fellowship Program
http://www.aip.org/gov/fellowships/sdf.html
The American Institute of Physics in collaboration with the Department of State and with the American Association for the Advancement of Science has established an AIP State Department Science Fellowship program. Under this program, AIP will sponsor at least one Fellow annually to spend a year working in a bureau or office of the State Department. This is an opportunity for a scientist to provide scientific and technical expertise to the Department, and help raise awareness of the value of scientific input, while learning about and contributing to the foreign policy process.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Anson Fellowship
http://www.nif-inc.net/scholarships/jack_anson/
The Jack Anson Fellowship is presented annually to a current or former staff member of a national social fraternity or sorority who is currently enrolled or has applied for graduate study at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in student personnel, college administrative work, or contemplating work for their sorority or fraternity professional staff. The fellowship was established to honor Jack Anson of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity for his years of dedicated service to his fraternity and to the interfraternal movement.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Balfour Fellowship
http://www.nif-inc.net/scholarships/lloyd_balfour/
The Balfour Fellowship program was initiated in 1985 and provides financial assistance to full-time students who are enrolled in accredited graduate or professional schools. The fellowhips were established in honor of Lloyd G. Balfour of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Applicants must be initiated members of an NIC, NPC, NPHC, or PFA organization who are in good standing. Awards are based upon scholastic achievement (a minimum of a 3.2 GPA or equivalent is required), campus and community involvement and leadership within one's fraternity/sorority.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Bill Raskob Foundation, see Raskob Foundation

Boren Graduate Fellowships
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is hoped that recipients of Boren Fellowships will comprise an ever-growing cadre of experts whose enriched educational and professional experiences will enable them to provide leadership and direction in our national commitment to economic growth, international peace and security, and the promotion of democracy abroad. The Academy for Educational Development (AED) considers it a distinct pleasure to serve as the administrative agent for this important program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - International Travel and Study Abroad.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm
Deadline : Oct. 15
Engages fellows in analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy and develop skills essential to working in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels
(Last checked 09/21/11)

College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/fellowships
Francisco (Paco) A. Tomei Torres, Ph.D. has started a Google Group to post information about scholarhips, fellowships, internships etc.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Collegiate Inventors Competition
http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
For an application and further information contact, Paul Kunce, Program Coordinator at (330) 849-6887, send e-mail to pkunce@invent.org, or write The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, c/o Inventure Place, 221 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44308-1505.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Minority Graduate Application Fee Waiver
http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/FreeApp/Introduction.aspx
The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. Through this program, prospective students can apply for a graduate application fee waiver or request graduate information for Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions, which includes all Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago.
MSU students desiring more information about the FreeApp program can contact : Trina Trefil, Michigan State University, The Graduate School, 118 Linton Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Phone: 517-353-4738; Email: trefiltr@msu.edu
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Traveling Scholar Program
http://www.cic.net/Home/Projects/SharedCourses/TScholar/Introduction.aspx
The Traveling Scholar Program enables doctoral-level students at any CIC university to take advantage of educational opportunities--specialized courses, unique library collections, unusual laboratories--at any other CIC university without change in registration or increase in tuition. Since the CIC Traveling Scholar program began in 1963, more than 5,300 doctoral candidates at the CIC universities have taken advantage of the Traveling Scholar Program, which allows study for up to two semesters or three quarters at another CIC campus.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

(Jack Kent) Cooke Foundation
Graduate Scholarship Program
http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/
Deadline: April 30
Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student is $50,000 per year and the maximum length is six years. Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institution. Please see the list of designated faculty representatives. Students may not apply directly to the Foundation for this program. Please see the Guidelines for more details. If you have questions after reviewing the materials, call 1-800-498-6478. Note: The Michigan State University Honors College is eligible to nominate a candidate.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

David L. Boren Graduate Scholarships, see Boren Graduate Scholarships

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust, see Schwarz Charitable Trust

FedMoney.org
Student Financial Aid : Fellowships
http://www.fedmoney.org/grants/0-fellowships.htm
Current listings include:
(1) Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training - $10,889,000 grants
(2) Biological Sciences - $576,690,000 grants
(3) Biomedical Research and Research Training - $1,846,352,000 grants
(4) Business and International Education Projects - $4,400,000 grants
(5) Centers of Excellence - $11,495,000 grants
(6) Criminal Justice Research and Development_Graduate Research Fellowships - $100,000 grants
(7) Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs - $35,976,000 grants
(8) Education and Human Resources - $796,690,000 grants
(9) Engineering Grants - $580,920,000 grants
(10) Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants - $3,527,000 grants
(11) Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and Behavioral/Mental Health Professionals
(12) Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need - $30,067,000 grants
(13) Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship Program - $1,486,000 grants
(14) Javits Fellowships - $9,699,000 grants
(15) Medical Library Assistance - $65,177,000 grants
(16) Mental Health National Research Service Awards for Research Training - $57,258,000 grants
(17) Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program - $48,000 grants
(18) Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program - $170,000 grants
(19) Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program - $400,000 grants
(20) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - $106,705,000 grants
(21) National Resource Centers and Fellowships Program for Language and Area or Language and International Studies - $57,240,000 grants
(22) Office of Research and Development Consolidated Research/Training - $40,000,000 grants
(23) Promotion of the Humanities_Fellowships and Stipends - $7,879,000 grants
(24) Promotion of the Humanities_Research - $4,813,486,000 grants
(25) Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training - $6,066,000 grants
(26) Scholars and Fellows - $21,102,000 grants
(27) Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Program - $1,800,000 grants
(28) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences - $199,910,000 grants
(29) Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences - $1,355,000 grants
(Last checked 09/21/11)

General College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships : Undergraduate and Graduate Education
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/graduate.html
An outstanding resource on the internet created and maintained by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

(Harry Frank) Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm
Deadline: February 1
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (http://www.hfg.org/) welcomes proposals from researchers into any of the natural and social sciences or humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. In addition to the program of support for postdoctoral research, 10 or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of their dissertation within the award year. The fellowships, which include a stipend of $10,000 and are only awarded for the final year of Ph.D. work, are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate so that s/he completes his/her thesis in a timely manner. Visit the foundation Web site for eligibility requirements and application information. Contact: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 527 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; Tel: (212) 644-4907; Fax: (212) 644-5110.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships, see Guggenheim Foundation

Guide to Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Student International Research beginning in 2012
http://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/docs/internationalresearchfellowship.pdf
A compilation by Dr. David Wiley for his his MSU International Social Science Research Seminar.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

HigherEd Financial Aid for Graduate Students
http://www.higheredspace.com/index.php/funding
Going to a graduate school, or need financial support to complete your advanced degrees? Find it in HigherEdSpace.com Funding Directory. It has a collection of many scholarships for graduate students including funding to complete your thesis / dissertations.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Institute for Humane Studies
Scholarship Opportunities
http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=1201
Scholarship opportunities at George Mason University include:
(1) Humane Studies Fellowships : Scholarships of up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.
(2) Film & Fiction Scholarships : Apply for scholarships up to $10,000 to support the study of filmmaking or creative writing.
(3) Summer Graduate Research Fellowships : Want to dedicate your summer to research, without going hungry? Graduate research fellowships come with a $3,000 stipend and an opportunity to present your work at two academic seminars.
(4) Hayek Fund for Scholars : Graduate students and young faculty - get up to $1,000 to attend a professional conference, attend an academic job interview, conduct research, or participate in a career development seminar.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Graduate Fellowships Program
http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/fellowships.html
Deadline : February 15
Available Fellowships:
The ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship pays tuition at the school attended by the recipient, a stipend of $5,000, and awards $1,000 in ISI Books. More than 400 Weaver graduate fellowships have been granted since the program's inception in 1964.
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually.
In addition to the above fellowships for graduate students, ISI awards an undergraduate fellowship each year. Graduating college seniors interested in the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose are invited to apply. Application guidelines for the Simon Fellowship are distinct from those requirements listed below for the graduate fellowships.
General Requirements:
In order to qualify for ISI graduate fellowships, applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law) schools are ineligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or graduate students who are familiar with ISI's purposes and programs and who receive The Intercollegiate Review. Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship, but an applicant may receive only one ISI fellowship during his academic career.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Jack Anson Fellowship, see Anson Fellowship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, see Cooke Foundation

Lloyd G. Balfour Fellowship, see Balfour Fellowship

Mary Lousie Roller Panhellenic Scholarship, see Roller Panhellenic Scholarship

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=512
Application deadline : November 12
These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. These Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
Conference Grant
http://cogs.msu.edu/downloads/confapplication.doc
All graduate students are limited to one COGS Conference Grant of up to $300 during their MSU academic career. Students will be granted funds only for a qualified conference. Eligible expenses include conference registration, travel, accommodations, and materials needed for lecture preparation. Items such as food, banquets, field trips, and souvenirs are not eligible. The COGS Finance Committee has the final decision on eligibility of items. For other opportunities, check the COGS Funding page.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Schools
Fellowships and Financial Aid
http://www.cgsnet.org/Default.aspx?tabid=163
CGS does not offer any financial assistance for graduate students. We have, however, prepared this list of graduate fellowship opportunities for those entering graduate programs. It is by no means comprehensive, but it is provided to give basic information about some of the fellowships that might be available for graduate study.
There are many other sources of fellowships. Some are regional. Others are local. Community organizations like Rotary, Altrusa, Kiwanis, and the Optimist Club may also have very organized graduate scholarships for students from their communities. Graduate fellowships are frequently offered by college honor societies, fraternities, and sororities. Contact the national offices of organizations to which you belong to find out if you are eligible. Or discuss possibilities with a student affairs professional on your campus (dean of students, student activities director, or their staff members).
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Council of Graduate Schools
Graduate Student Group Event Funding
http://cogs.msu.edu/funding.php
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Honors College
National/Internatonal Fellowships and Scholarships
http://www.honorscollege.msu.edu/nifs/
Laura Symonds is the new National/International Scholarships and Fellowships coordinator for the Michigan State University Honors College. As such, her job is to coordinate the major nationally competitive programs as far as the univeristy nominations are concerned. For any students interested in applying for the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, or National Science Foundation scholarships, or for competitive undergraduate scholarship such as the Hollings, Goldwater, Truman, or Udall Scholarships, please contact: Laura Symonds, Coordinator, National/International Fellowships and Scholarships, Michigan State University, 105 Eustace-Cole Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1041; Telephone : (517) 355-2326; E-mail: symonds@msu.edu@msu.edu.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Office of Financial Aid
Short Term Loan Programs
http://finaid.msu.edu/msuloans.asp
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan State University
Office of the Graduate School
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
http://grad.msu.edu/funding/
Provides current scholarship, fellowship, and internship information of interest to Michigan State University graduate students.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Michigan Tuition Grant Program
http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,1607,7-128-38195_39283-6155--,00.html
Applicant must be a Michigan resident attending a private, independent, degree-granting Michigian college, demonstrate financial need, and complete FAFSA. Applicant cannot major in religious education. For more information, contact the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority, Office of Scholarships and Grants, PO Box 30462, Lansing, MI 48909-7962; 517-373-3394.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

National Academies
Fellowships Office
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fellowships/
The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce. Current opportunities are as follows:
(1) Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Through its Fellowship Program, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Administered by the National Research Council (NRC) since 1979, these programs provide fellowship support at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who can demonstrate superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
(2) The Research Associateship Programs (RAP). The NRC Resident Research Associateship Programs were established in 1954. The goal of this program is to provide advanced training for highly qualified graduate postdoctoral and visiting scientists, while enhancing the research conducted in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. A wide variety of research opportunities are available at top research laboratories across the U.S. and in select foreign locations. These awards are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and with some limitations, foreign nationals in all fields of science and engineering.
(3) Jefferson Science Fellowships. Recognizing that knowledge of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) is essential to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, the Secretary of State began the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, in 2003. Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow returns to his/her academic career, but remains available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.
(4) Vietnam Education Foundation. Established by the U.S. Congress through the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000. The VEF provides fellowship support to Vietnamese nationals who wish to pursue graduate studies in STEM fields at U.S. institutions of higher learning. The VEF also supports postdoctoral opportunities for Vietnamese nationals for short term visits to the U.S. a well as funding U.S. faculty to teach in Vietnam. Since its inception, the Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies has played an integral role in the support of these programs.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship Program
http://ndseg.asee.org/
The U.S. Department of Defense is offering 90 NDSEG scholarships of $20,000 each to eligible graduate students in the science and engineering disciplines. Restricted to U.S. citizens or nationals. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). For more information, contact the Department of Defense, NDSEG Fellowship Program, 200 Park Drive, Suite 211, P.O. Box 13444, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3444; Telephone: (919)549-8505; Fax: (919)549-8205; E-mail: ndseg@aro-emhl.army.mil.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
http://www.npsc.org
Application deadline: November 5
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields such as Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on the recruiting of underrepresented minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master's program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. Persons who already possess a doctoral degree in any field are ineligible.
The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The initial phase of the Traditional Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum total duration is six years.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Graduate Students, Minorities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Sciences.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

National Science Foundation
Specialized Information for Graduate Students
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?org=NSF&fund_type=2
The following programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
(1) Arctic Research Opportunities
(2) Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(3) Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)
(4) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
(5) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
(6) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(7) Ethics Education in Science and Engineering
(8) Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service
(9) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(10) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program
(11) International Research and Education: Planning Visits and Workshops
(12) National STEM Education Distributed Learning
(13) NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships
(14) NSF GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS IN K-12 EDUCATION
(15) Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program
(16) Partnerships for International Research and Education
(17) Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research
(18) Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(19) Undergraduate Research Collaboratives
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Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/
A compilation by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Nationally Coveted Scholarships
National Scholarships and Databases Worth Considering By MSU Honors College and Academic Scholars
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/national.htm
(Last checked 09/21/11)

NOAA Student Opportunities
http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/noaa_student_opps.html
This new web site provides scholarship, internship, and fellowship information for high school, undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs. NOAA is currently accepting applications for the following Student Opportunities:
Undergraduate Scholarship Program applications due by January 31
Graduate Sciences Program applications due by January 31
(Last checked 09/21/11)

North Carolina State University Graduate School
Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowships
http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/fellowships.html
Describes AAUW Educational Foundation Selected Professions Fellowships, AAUW Educational Foundation American Fellowships, American Meteorological Society/Industry Fellowships, BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Disseration Fellowships, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Fellowship Program, Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program, Environmental Protection Agency NNEMS Fellowships, Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowships, Ford Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities, Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship Program, GEM Fellowship Program, Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences, Integrated Manufacturing Predoctoral Fellowships, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, NASA Graduate Student Reseachers Program, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships, National Security Education Program Graduate International Fellowships, NCAA Ethnic Mnority Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics, NCAA Women's Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarships, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Semiconductor Research Corporation Program, Shaver Hitchings Scholarships, Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, SURA Graduate Fellowship Porgram, Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies, and WREI Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity
Dissertation-Writing Fellowships
http://www.diversityoncampus.com
Deadline : January 1
A number of colleges and universities in the Northeast region are offering dissertation-writing stipends for 2009-10 ($24,000-$32,000). The host universities include: Colgate, Northeastern, Monmouth, and the Univ. of Rochester. The host colleges include: Allegheny and Middlebury. Successful applicants spend one year in residency as Visiting Diversity Scholars at the host campuses while they work on completion of their dissertations. The director of the Visiting Scholars Program, JoAnn Moody, PhD, JD, serves as a mentor-at-large to all Visiting Scholars. Questions should be directed to her at: joann.moody@earthlink.net.
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Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, see Soros Foundation

(Bill) Raskob Foundation
http://www.billraskob.org
A small family foundation set up to give deserving students undergraduate and graduate loans with no interest. It funds over one hundred applicants a year.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

(Mary Lousie) Roller Panhellenic Scholarship
http://www.nif-inc.net/scholarships/mary_louise_roller/
The Mary Lousie Roller Panhellenic Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 awarded to an undergraduate woman who plans to attend graduate school the following fall. Named for Mary Louise Roller, this scholarship is funded by a grant from Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity in honor of Mrs. Roller's 33 year tenure on AOPi's Panhellenic Delegation. The nominee must have displayed outstanding service to her local college Panhellenic during her undergraduate year. Each College Panhellenic may nominate one candidate per year.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Scholarly Societies Project
http://www.scholarly-societies.org/
Scholarly societies often provide information about grants, scholarships, fellowships, postdoctorates, etc. via their journals and newsletters. This web page, compiled by the University of Waterloo Library, provides links to an ever growing collection of scholarly society web pages and their journals, newsletters, etc.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

(Evalee C.) Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
http://www.evaleeschwarztrust.org/
A trust created to give 0% interest loans to deserving graduate and undergraduate students.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm
The Smithsonian Institute's Office of Research Training and Services offers a variety of fellowship and paid research opportunities to graduate students and upper level undergraduates each year. Opportunities range from Native American studies and Latino studies to Molecular Evolution and Horticulture. Many of the opportunities have a January 15th receipt deadline.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Fellowships and Grants
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Soros Fellowship For New Americans (Paul and Daisy)
http://www.pdsoros.org/
Deadline: November 1
Provides support for new Americans - naturalized U.S. citizen, child of two parents who are both naturalized U.S. citizens, or a resident alien who holds a Green Card. Full support is given for two years of graduate study in the United States. Fellows receive a $20,000 maintenance grant and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of graduate program.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Minorities
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Udall Foundation
http://www.udall.gov/
Deadline : February 24
Two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 are available to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. For additional information about the Udall Fellowship, including eligibility, program conditions, and biographies of recent fellows, please visit our website at www.udall.gov. While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation also seeks to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome. If you have questions about the Udall Fellowship Program, please contact Jane Curlin, Senior Program Manager, at curlin@udall.gov
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities
https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/
Options include:
(1) View fellowships by name to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted alphabetically.
(2) View fellowships by deadline date to see a complete list of all fellowships, sorted by application deadline date.
(3) View fellowships with upcoming deadlines to see fellowships with upcoming application deadlines.
(4) View fellowships by category to see a filtered list of fellowships by categories such as External, Science and Engineering, and Dissertation Completion. Please note that fellowships may be found in multiple categories.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of Kansas
Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
Doctoral Fellowships for Tomorrow's Leaders
http://www2.ku.edu/~selfpro/
The mission of the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship is to identify, recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students in the sciences, engineering, business, and economics who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year award consisting of an annual $24,000 payment (2007-2008).
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of Virginia
The Jefferson Graduate Fellowship Program
http://www.jeffersonscholars.org
Deadline : December
Based solely on merit, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the University of Virginia seek to attract candidates who demonstrate exceptional potential as Scholars, teachers, and leaders, and who possess a willingness to share their passion with a broad audience.
Competitive applicants will exemplify outstanding academic ability and potential along with a capacity for leadership and an interest in sharing their knowledge with a broader audience. Applicants for candidacy for the Ph.D. at the University in any department in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Darden Graduate School of Business and the Law School. Candidates must be nominated by their departments. Once nominations are received, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will host all candidates at a selection weekend in Charlottesville in February.
A living stipend of $30,000 renewable for five years. Research funds up to $7,500. Full tuition remittance and health insurance. For more information contact Doug Trout via phone at (434) 243-9067 or by email at dft6n@virginia.edu or Karen Tapscott via phone at (434) 243-9034 or by email at ktm6k@virginia.edu
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Zonta International
Amelia Earhart Fellowships
http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/AmeliaEarhartFellowship.aspx
The Zonta International Foundation established this award to honor famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The award is for women who have completed at least one year of graduate study in an area of science or engineering which is closely related to advanced studies in the aerospace-related sciences. While often thought of as award just for those studying aerospace sciences, awards have been made for graduate study in such fields as aerospace, engineering, astronomy, astrophysics, biomedical engineering, computer science, fluid mechanics, geological oceanography, meteorology, molecular biology and space medicine. Therefore, this grant supports a wider range of study than commonly thought. Thirty-three to thirty-five grants of $6000 each are made yearly.
(Last checked 09/21/11)


Community of Science Funding Opportunities Database
On campus access
Off campus access using EZ Proxy Server
Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional funding opportunities by searching this database. Select Main Search and then type in the academic discipline of your choice in the "All Fields" box.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

GrantSelect
http://72.3.247.11/gs/cgi-bin/welcome.pl
GrantSelect is the online version of the GRANTS Database containing over 10,000 funding opportunities provided by over 3,400 sponsoring organizations. Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional funding opportunities by searching this database.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowship Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/?p=132
http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/
The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database is a database of fellowships, the majority of which are from non-Cornell sources. Those interested in consulting the notebook are welcome to do so. Please search under highlighted topics (General, Biological Sciences, Humanities, International Students, Minorities, Physical Sciences, Postdoctoral, Social Sciences, Study Abroad, Summer, Women) or type in your own keywords ("Einstein", "Kenya", "molecular biology", "January", etc.). Further inquiries regarding fellowships listed in the database should be directed to the sponsoring organization, rather than the Cornell Graduate Fellowships Office. The Fellowships Office limits its responses to requests for information from prospective applicants to Cornell and from current Cornell graduate students.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Duke University
Graduate Student Opportunities
http://ors.duke.edu/orsmanual/graduate-and-professional-student-funding
A listing of fellowships and grants for graduate study or dissertation research and/or writing.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

eNotes Scholarships and Loans Directory
http://www.enotes.com/scholarships-loans
Provides information on over 4,200 scholarships, allowing searches by type of school, gender, field of study, and special recipient criteria.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

GrantsNet Graduate Database
http://www.grantsnet.org/search/srch_specify.cfm?pgm_levl=Grad
&global_indv_key=21393715&global_indv_type=pgm_public&global_pgm_levl=&global_session_id=446540

Since our launch on March 2, 1998, GrantsNet has grown to include detailed information on predoctoral programs, medical student programs, MD/PhD student programs, postdoctoral programs, junior faculty programs, etc. Free registration required.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com
Scholarships.com has been providing students with a free college scholarship search tool and access to information on over 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth over $19 billion since 1998. The publishers personally screen the scholarships listed in our database to ensure students only legitimate awards. Also offers thirteen $1,000 area of study scholarship awards for students pursuing coursework in dozens of majors. We are members of both the National Scholarship Providers Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Registration required.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

ScholarSite.com
http://www.scholarsite.com/
Provides detailed and up-to-date information on approximately 600,000 financial aid opportunities. Registration not required. Also provides Spanish search engine as well.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/grpinst.htm
The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Advanced search options allow users to refine their search by field, academic level, award type, award amount, and other criteria. GRAPES is maintained by the Graduate Outreach, Diversity and Fellowships Office.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of Chicago
Graduate Student Grants/Fellowships Blog
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/
This blog is maintained by Sarah Tuohey, Assistant Dean of Students for Admissions and Fellowships in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research
Graduate Funding
http://research.uiowa.edu/dsp/main/?get=graduate_professional_student_funding&q=&action=
An ever-expanding list of funding opportunities.
(Last checked 09/21/11)


The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Cash for Grad School
New York : HarperCollins, 2004. 1st edition, 536pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .M2855 2004
The ultimate guide to grad school scholarships. Includes more than 2,500 entries representing over 2 billion dollars in scholarships and grants.

Chronicle Financial Aid Guide
Moravia, N.Y. : Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S75
Contains current information on more than 1,600 financial aid programs offered nationally or regionally, primarily by non-collegiate organizations, public and private. It also contains information on federal programs, state-sponsored programs, and programs offered by national and international labor unions. These financial programs range from those for high school students and incoming freshmen through financial aid for baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral students. Forms of aid include competitions, contests, essay awards, loans, scholarships, grants, internships, work-study programs, postdoctoral fellowships, and research grants.

The Financial Aid Book : the Insider's Guide to Private Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships
Student Financial Services. Seattle, Wa. : Perpetual Press, 1999. 3rd edition, 601pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.3 .F56 1999
2nd or 1996 edition also available.
Covers awards for academic advancement, including internships, college work-study programs, research grants, international study, and career development. Covers awards for all academic levels, including high school, junior college, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, postdoctoral, and professional research/study.

Financing Graduate School
Patricia McWade. Princeton, N.J.: Peterson's Guides, 1996. 190pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .M34 1996
1993 edition also available.
An indispensable tool for getting money for graduate and professional school. Includes expert advice about securing assistantships, fellowships, loans, internships, and co-operative education; writing winning grant proposals; special aid for women, minorities, veterans, and international students; and using the internet to find funding sources and loan updates.

Free Money for Graduate School
Laurie Blum. New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, 2000. 298pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .B58 2000
1996 edition also available.
1990 edition also available.
A guide to more than 1000 scholarships and grants. Sections include : Humanities and Social Sciences, Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Health, Law, Women Only, Women Preferred, Women's Studies, Ethnic Only, Ethnic Preferred, Foreign Nationals, Study/Research Abroad, and All Areas of Study.

Funding Guide for Graduate Students, Graduate Professional Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows at Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan : The Graduate School, 1998. 147pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .F84 1998
Section 1 reviews funding available via the Graduate School. Section 2 provides help for writing a funding application. Section 3 outlines electronic funding resources, including the world wide web and cd-rom databases. Section 4 contains a representative sample of funding sources available in the following categories : general, minorities, persons with disabilities, postdoctoral, study abroad, and women.

The Government Financial Aid Book : The Insider's Guide to State & Federal Government Grants and Loans
Student Financial Services. Seattle, Wa. : Perpetual Press, 1998. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .G68 1998
1996 edition also available.
1994 edition also available.
Covers awards for all kinds of academic advancement, including internships, college work-study programs, research grants, international study, and career development. Also covers awards for all academic levels, including high school, vocational/technical, junior college, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, doctoral, postdoctoral, and professional research/study.

The Graduate School Funding Handbook
April Vahle Hamel. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. 2nd edition, 150pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2371.4 .H35 2002
The Graduate School Funding Handbook illuminates the competitive world of graduate school funding. Covering programs in the arts and sciences and engineering, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students who seek information about applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations.
Spanning fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.

Grants for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study
, see
Peterson's Grants for Graduate & Postdoctoral Study


The Law Student's Guide to Scholarships and Grants
Franklin Williams and Mark Fischer, eds. New York, N.Y. : Scovill, Paterson, Inc., 1994. 258pp. Funding Center (1 East) KF287 .W57 1994
Covers almost 250 different sources of scholarships and grants.

Money for Graduate Students in the Arts and Humanities
Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M664

Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences
. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M653
2007/2009 available.
Lists fellowships, grants, and awards set aside specifically for graduate students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in: Agronomy, Animal sciences, Botany, Entomology, Environmental sciences, Horticulture, Marine sciences, Veterinary sciences, Zoology, and related fields. Programs listed have to offer at least $1,000 per year to each recipient (and many go way beyond that, awarding full tuition or $30,000+ to graduate students annually), knowing that not one dollar of that will need to be repaid (provided, of course, that stated requirements are met)!

Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences
. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M6532
Lists fellowships, grants, and awards open to students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in: Dentistry, Genetics, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, other related health fields. Targets programs that offer at least $1,000 per year to each recipient (and many go way beyond that, awarding full tuition or $30,000+ to graduate students annually), knowing that not one dollar of that will need to be repaid (provided, of course, that stated requirements are met)!

Money for Graduate Students in the Physical and Earth Sciences
El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M6662
Describes 800 of the biggest and best fellowships, forgivable loans, grants, and awards set aside just for students interested in working on a master's or doctoral degree in: atmospheric sciences, aviation, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, space sciences, technology, or any other physical or earth science.

Money for Graduate Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M667
A list of fellowships, grants, awards, loans, traineeships, and other funding programs set aside to support graduate study, training, research and creative activities in the social sciences; state sources of educational benefits; recommended financial aid resources; and a set of six indexes: title, sponsor, residency, tenability, subject, and deadline. Describes nearly 1000 funding opportunities for research and study in accounting, advertising, anthropology, business, criminology, demography, economics, education, geography, international relations, law, librarianship, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology, and the rest of the social sciences.

Mortgaged Futures : How to Graduate From School without Going Broke
Marguerite J. Dennis. Washington, D.C. : Hope Press, 1986. 175pp. Main Library Stacks LB2337.4 .D46 1986
Describes a debt management program from high school through graduate school. Includes chapters on the history of government assistance for postsecondary education, student loan defaults, creative financing plans for parents and students, and case studies of successful and unsuccessful student financial plans.

Paying for Graduate School Without Going Broke.
New York: Random House; Princeton Review, 2004. 200+pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.4 .P39 2004
Getting into graduate school and keeping up with your studies is hard enough without worrying about the enormous tab you're building up as you go. The Princeton Review knows graduate school--and financing graduate school-- and Paying for Graduate School Without Going Broke has all the tips and strategies you will need to make the most of the resources available to you.

Peterson's Grants for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's Guides, 1998. 5th or 1998 edition, 566pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G76
Provides details on 1,400 fellowships, scholarships, grants, awards, and prizes. Also provides tips on the grant-seeking process. Earlier editions in Main Library Stacks.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans : A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .S35
Provides access to more than 7500 sources of education-related financial aid for students and professionals at all levels of study from undergraduate and vocational/technical to post doctorate and professional study. Comprehensive listings are provided for: architecture, area and ethnic studies, art, business, communications, computer science, education, engineering, health science, humanities, industrial arts, language, law, literature, liberal arts, library science, life science, mathematics, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, physical sciences, social sciences, theology and religion. Also includes information about federal financial aid, the AmeriCorps program, and state agencies administering financial aid.
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Scholarly Arguments : Strategies for Writing Persuasive Proposals in the Humanities
Christina M. Gillis. Berkeley, CA : Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, 1993. 56pp. Funding Center (1 East) HG177.5 .U6 G55 1993 Also contains a list of centers, institutes, and organizations that offer postdoctoral funding for humanities and humanities-related projects.

A Students' Guide to Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Publications in International Education and Other Disciplines.
East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University, International Studies and Programs in cooperation with the MSU Libraries, April 1997. 79pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M5 1997
A guide to funding opportunities in the area of international studies. Covers sources for both undergraduate and graduate students. A free copy is available from the International Studies and Programs Office. Call 517/355-2350.

Yale Daily News Guide to Fellowships and Grants
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 1999. 482pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .Y35 1999
Covers fellowships and grants of at least $1000 not restricted to any specific school.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


Asking for Letters of Recommendation
http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/publications/asking-for-letters-of-recommendation/
One of the most important aspects of a student’s application is the letter of recommendation. Depending on the grant or fellowship, a single applicant may need one to three letters that can attest to the strengths of both the student and his or her project. Strong letters of recommendation can be the decisive factor in whether or not a student receives funding and yet it is the part of the application over which a student has the least control. This web page provides a few tips to help you secure the strongest letters of recommendation possible. Advice from Dana Ohren, Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Do's and Don'ts for Fellowship Applicants
http://www.wm.edu/offices/grants/preaward/proposalprep/proposalprepguides/dodont/index.php
Advice from Guinevere L. Griest, Director, Division of Fellowships and Seminars, Grants Office, College of William and Mary.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Effective Communications Skills for Writing Grant Proposals
http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/publications/effective-communications-skills-for-writing-grant-proposals/
The way you express yourself in writing a grant proposal is very important. Keep in mind the following tips as you prepare and revise your proposal. Advice from Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Graduate Students Are the Working Poor; They Can Get Federal Assistance
http://www.the-aps.org/publications/tphys/1998/phys10x98.pdf
Administrators and many graduate students seem oblivious to many opportunities, including food stamps, public housing, and Medicaid. Advice from David S. North, The Physiologist, Vol. 41, No. 5, October 1998.
Originally appeared in the March 13, 1998 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B10.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Guide to Funding : What to Expect When Applying to a Graduate Program
http://www.lib.washington.edu/gfis/graduateFunding.pdf
(Last checked 09/21/11)

How to Win A Graduate Fellowship
http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Win-a-Graduate/46782
Advice from Michael Kiparsky, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2006.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

The Making of a Successful Proposal
http://grad.berkeley.edu/publications/thegraduate/Reprints/proposal.pdf
As you prepare to set pen to paper, keep in mind the following: Many graduate students apply for funds from foundations, agencies, and the University. You are not alone in having an interesting, worthy project to be funded or in wanting to travel to broaden your experience and contacts. But just wanting to go to Spain or New York or Tahiti is not enough to persuade a review committee. Nor is simply being a University of California Berkeley graduate student who happens to need funds (even desperately) for the next year. Instead, you are going to have to convince the reviewers that your project is worthwhile, unique, and that you are the person to carry it out.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

The Most Common Errors Made in Research Proposals and Applications
http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/publications/the-most-common-errors-made-in-research-proposals-and-applications/
Adapted from How to Get Money for Research, by Mary Rubin, The Feminist Press, 1989. Advice from Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Paying for Grad School
http://blogpublic.lib.msu.edu/index.php?blog=51&title=paying-for-grad-school&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
The best kind of financial aid is money you don't have to pay back, typically called scholarships, grants, or fellowships. Series of articles from the U.S. News and World Report, March 21, 2008.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Tips for Getting Money for Graduate School
http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/publications/tips-on-grant-searches/
Graduate students at all levels of study are eligible for funding. This includes beginning master's candidates through dissertation-level Ph.D.'s. All you need is a clear idea of where you are going and the basic skills to translate that into a grant application. Advice from Indiana University's Graduate School Grad Grants Center.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Writing a Fellowship Proposal or Statement of Purpose
http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/opportunity/scholarships/read/Writing-Fellowship-Proposal-Statement-of-Purpose.asp
This article explains the procedures involved in preparing a dissertation proposal. Article by Cynthia Verba, The Multicultural Advantage.
(Last checked 09/21/11)

Writing Fellowship Essays
http://www.yale.edu/yalecollege/academics/fellowships/application/essays.html
Advice from Yale University, International Education and Fellowship Programs.
(Last checked 09/21/11)


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