Category: Funding Opportunities

Opportunities for funding graduate education.

Michigan Space Grant Consortium

Michigan Tech is a long standing member of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium.  Many or our students, faculty and staff have received grants from MSGC over the past 15 years.  The annual conference and the RFP for future funding opportunities are described below:

The MSGC funding opportunities for Fellowship, Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, Teacher Training, and Research Seed Grant.
Deadline for proposals packages is no later than Friday, November 16, 2012.
Please visit the MSGC website,

Note – MSGC Fellowship Program:  Only US Citizens may apply for an MSGC Fellowship.

The MSGC Annual Fall Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October, 6, 2012

Please visit the MSGC website ( and click on the Annual Conference tab.
Registration is due no later than September 24th.

International Climate Change Policy and Technology Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for MS/MA or PhD Graduates and recent Alumni in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Public Policy

Application closes midnight EDT, Sunday, June 17, 2012 – visit to get started NOW!

Opportunity in Washington, D.C. to contribute to a multilateral initiative to promote industrial efficiency in major economies through the Clean Energy Ministerial ( The Fellowship position would involve frequent interactions with international counterparts and some international travel.

Prior industrial efficiency experience and demonstrated project management skills are both required.  Preferred qualifications include international experience and prior work in energy and/or climate change policy.  Familiarity with energy management is also desirable.

Stipends range from $50,000 to $100,000 depending on academic level, skills and experience.

Additional allowances for medical insurance or transportation may be provided.


E-mail Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) at .

Entomological Foundation and Society of America

Student Awards & Scholarships:

BioQuip Undergraduate Scholarship
(sponsored by BioQuip Products)

International Congress on Insect Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology (ICINN) Student Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, & Molecular Biology
(sponsored by ICINN)

Jeffery P. LaFage Graduate Student Research Award

Joseph H. Camin Fellowship

Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology
(sponsored by Dow AgroSciences)

Lillian & Alex Feir Graduate Student Travel Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology

Kenneth & Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Research Award

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Graduate Student Fellowship
(sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International)

Shripat Kamble Urban Entomology Graduate Student Award for Innovative Research

Snodgrass Memorial Research Award

Stan Beck Fellowship

Fulbright Non-US Students

A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.

Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities or in government service.

More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

Click here for application information for each participating country.

Click here to see the Foreign Student Program Playlist on the Fulbright Youtube Channel.

Fulbright US Student Programs

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Academic research/study grants are available in approximately 140 countries.  Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.  Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.


Projects in the Creative and Performing Arts and Creative Writing are research/study grants where the primary purpose of the grant is to learn an art form and/or create artistic work.  The Creative and Performing Arts application will require the submission of supplementary materials which are detailed in the Applicant section of the website.

English Teaching Assistantship

An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers.  The age and academic level of the students varies by country.  ETA grants are available to almost 70 countries.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are only available to Italy, Germany, and Hungary and are designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel.  Candidates for a Travel grant must submit the official Fulbright U.S. Student online application by the deadline in October and will only be offered aTravel grant if the application is deemed qualified by the participating review committees.

Travel grants include:

  • Round-trip international travel to the host country
  • Limited Health Benefits
  • Mid-term enrichment activities, if available in the host country
  • Language or orientation programs, if available in the host country

Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Fulbright mtvU Awards are available for all countries where there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference will be given to recent graduates.  In addition to the Fulbright application, an mtvU Documentation and Outreach Plan is required.

Critical Language Enhancement Award

The Critical Language Enhancement Award provides a supplement in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program  for grantees to receive between three and six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants.  This opportunity is available for select languages and in limited host countries.

Fulbright Business Grants

Australia: One Fulbright-ANU College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Scholarship for study in Business or Economics.

Mexico: Nine Binational Business Grants to enhance knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico are available for students interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business.

Netherlands: NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Grants give students access to a premier private finance school located in the heart of Europe with world-class faculty and direct links to industry leaders in the world of finance. Duisenberg School of Finance offers MSc programs in Finance and Law, Asset Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Banking, as well as an LLM in Finance and Law and a Ph.D. in Finance.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants: One International MBA Grant for full-time study in a one-year international MBA program; One grant for a Master’s in International Management.

Fulbright Journalism Grants

Germany: 5 Professional Journalism Awards for beginning professional journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields to conduct independent research and serve as interns or guest journalists at newspapers, publishers or television and radio stations in Germany.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants:One grant for a Master’s in Journalism.

UK: 1 Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism for a candidate to pursue the first year of a graduate-level program in Journalism in the UK. There is a possibility of an internship with the BBC for the successful candidate. The award is open to candidates at all degree levels.

Opportunities in the Sciences and Public Health

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note the specific grants below:

Australia: The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for Fulbrighters to undertake postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.

Chile: The Chile Science Initiative provides three grants for Master’s level or Ph.D. students conducting study/research at specified Chilean universities. Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency since much of the work at the Institutes is conducted in English.

Indonesia: The Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards provide scholarships for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research in priority science and technology fields.

Netherlands: The NAF/Fulbright Research Fellowships provides grants for Ph.D. level candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics; NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for a post M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health: Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

DOD NDSEG Doctoral Fellowship


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines:

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The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Deadlines TBA: December 14, 2012

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NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows

NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (Postdoctoral fellowship)
NSF SEES Fellows NSF 11-575

Through SEES Fellows, NSF seeks to enable the discoveries needed to inform actions that lead to environmental, energy and societal sustainability while creating the necessary workforce to address these challenges. The program’s emphasis is to facilitate investigations that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and address issues of sustainability through a systems approach, building bridges between academic inquiry, economic growth, and societal needs.  The Fellow’s proposed investigation should be interdisciplinary and allow him/her to obtain research experience beyond his/her current core disciplinary expertise.  Additionally, Fellows are required to develop a research partnership that would broaden the impact and/or scope of the proposed research activities.  Such activities might include, but are not limited to, a connection with a NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN), center or facility; industry; a national laboratory; or a state, regional, or local resource management agency.  Fellows are required to have two mentors, one for the proposed research at the host institution (the institution that will administer the award) and the other for the research partnership.  The mentors can be from the same institution, but should not be from the same discipline.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent residents of the United States (by the application deadline).
  • Have received his or her doctorate within four years of the application deadline of the competition. Exceptions to this time-related restriction can be made for extenuating personal circumstances, such as a career interruption due to family responsibilities, but must be approved by a cognizant program officer prior to submission of the proposal. PIs who have not yet received their Ph.D. are eligible to apply, but must have received their Ph.D. by the start date of the award.
  • Propose research that is in the broadly defined area of sustainability sciences, beyond the applicant’s current area of core expertise.

An applicant may submit a proposal as an individual or through an institution but, before the grant is awarded, must affiliate with a US university, college, or non-profit, non-academic organization, which will administer the award.

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