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To help you fund your graduate education at the University of Florida, this webpage alerts you to fellowships, grants and scholarships offered by organizations outside the university, as the UF Graduate School learns of such financial aid opportunities. Contact the organizations listed directly by clicking on the links provided for information about deadlines and application requirements.

AAUW Financial Aid for Female Graduate Students

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers a number of different fellowships, grants and scholarships to promote education and equity for females, especially female college students who are minorities or majoring in professions where females are underrepresented. For details on current financial aid opportunities, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: AAUW Fellowships, Grants and Awards.

AIR/NCES Fellowships for Graduate Study

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), as part of its contract to improve the quality of institutional research in US postsecondary education systems and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), offers graduate fellowships for full-time doctoral students and part-time graduate students, funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). These fellowships are for graduate study advancing or leading to careers in institutional research, thereby increasing the national level of expertise of institutional research officers and the data they produce. For details on current financial aid opportunities, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: AIR/NCES Fellowships.

California Science+Technology+Policy Fellowship

The California Council on Science and Technology seeks PhD scientists and engineers to provide the California State Legislature with critical, unbiased scientific and technical advice through one-year fellowships. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: California Science+Techology+Policy Fellowships.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships offer $18,500 12-month awards to support full-time dissertation writing for Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Theology students in humanities and social science programs at US graduate schools, who are engaged in study of ethical or religious values in all areas of human endeavor. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.

Chateaubriand Fellowships

Sponsored by the Embassy of France in the United States, Chateaubriand Fellowships offer up to 12 months of monthly stipends, round-trip travel to France, health insurance coverage and 30 days per diem for travel in France to doctoral students at US universities whose research in the humanities or sciences would benefit from visiting France. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: Chateaubriand Fellowships.

Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award

The Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award is a competitively awarded program available for underrepresented PhD students in the writing stages of their dissertation. Applicants may not receive a fellowship, assistantship or other funding with this award. The award provides up to one semester of support, which includes tuition assistance up to three hours of dissertation credits, and a $5,000 stipend.

Recipients may only qualify for the award for one semester. The application deadline is mid-April. Awards are normally made for the fall semester. You must adhere to application guidelines in order to qualify for full consideration. Awardees will be expected to participate in at least two Professional Development Programs organized by the UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs, and provide regular updates of their writing progress. For an application, click on this link: Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award Application.

Fletcher Fellowships

Fletcher Fellowships offere $50,000 awards to scholars, writers and artists contributing to the improvement of race relations in American society and the furtherance of the US Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. For details about available awards, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Fletcher Fellowships.

Florida Sea Grant Fellowships and Scholarships

Florida Sea Grant offers a number of different fellowships and scholarships for graduate students in majors related to aquatic, coastal and marine sciences, economics, engineering, management and conservation. For details about available awards, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Florida Sea Grant Fellowships and Scholarships.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships offer a $19,000 annual stipend, a $3,000 tuition-and-fees award, and expenses-paid Conference of Ford Fellows participation, for minority US citizens or native residents of US possessions working toward their first Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science degree at an accredited US educational institution in anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning and related interdisciplinary fields. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships.

Fulbright Scholarships

Sponsored by the US Department of State, Fulbright Scholarships help Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy students pursue a year of study and research in another country with paid travel, tuition and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be US citizens. For details about available awards, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Fulbright Scholarships. UF students also should contact John Denny, a campus Honors Awards Advisor and Fulbright counselor, via e-mail for further information and help by clicking on this link: jdenny@ufl.edu.

GEM Fellowships

GEM Fellowships offered by the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science help underrepresented minority students to obtain Master of Science degrees in engineering and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in engineering, natural sciences and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. For details about available awards, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: GEM Fellowships.

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowships

IREX IARO Fellowships provide graduate students with financial support and research opportunities for overseas study of contemporary political, economical, historical and cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. (Limited funding is available for non-policy-relevant topics as well.) Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Countries eligible for research are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosova, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Fellowships cover travel expenses and a stipend for housing and living expenses, funded by the US Department of State Title VIII Program and the IREX Scholar Support Fund. For details about available awards, award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: IREX IARO Fellowships.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

The US Department of Education's Jacob K. Javits Fellowships aid graduate students pursuing a terminal highest degree (master's degree or doctoral degree) in selected areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences with fellowships up to $40,000 (student stipend plus institutional payment) on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents attending an accredited institution in the United States. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships.

Link Energy Fellowships

Link Energy offeres two-year fellowships to Doctor of Philosophy students working in the area of societal producation and utilization of energy. The fellowship includes a stipend, money for research expenses and funding for attending one or more technical meetings or covering publication expenses. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Link Energy Fellowships.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships fund a number of scholarships and fellowships that enable US graduate students in any major to study at an institution in the United Kingdom, with the aim of building and strengthening educational, scientific and culture ties between the British and American peoples. For details about eligibility, awards, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Marshall Scholarships.

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowships
For Women in French or Greek Studies

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowships offers a one-year $20,000 fellowship to female graduate students majoring in French studies (awarded during even-numbered years) or Greek studies (awarded during odd-numbered years). Applicants must be unmarried women between 25 through 35 years old who have met all requirements for their doctoral degrees except the dissertation and plan to commit to full-time research during the fellowship year. For details about eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowships.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships are traditionally awarded to African-American students newly admitted to select doctoral programs at institutions in the State of Florida's university system. It includes a $12,000 stipend funded for a maximum of five years. Applicants must be US citizens. For details about award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: McKnight Doctoral Fellowships.

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees, related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. This 12-month award includes a required internship at the NASA center affiliated with the NASA-sponsored research. The award may be renewed annually, for a maximum of three years. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowships.

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program seeks to increase the number of women, minorities and people with disabilities in NASA-related fields by providing full-time underrepresented graduate students at accredited US universities and colleges with financial support for their studies in engineering, mathematics, science and technology. These fellowships include three years of stipends, travel allowances, tuition offsets and six weeks of hands-on research at a NASA Center or Jet Propulsion Laboratory for eligible master's degree or Doctor of Philosophy degree students. For details on eligibility, current award amounts, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowships

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships provide three years of $30,000 annual stipends and $10,500 cost-of-education allowances for use within a five-year period. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents who have completed no more than 12 months of research-based graduate study in astronomy, chemistry, computer and information science and engineering, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics, psychology or social sciences. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships aid new Americans in pursuing educational opportunities and fulfilling their potential in their new homeland. They include a $25,000 maintenance grant and half the cost of tuition at the recipient's graduate program at a US institution (up to $20,000 an academic year). Applicants must be a naturalized US citizen, a child of two naturalized US citizens or a US resident alien with a Green Card. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

SMART Defense Scholarship for Service Program

The SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Defense Scholarship for Service Program is funded by the US Department of Defense and offers annual stipends, full tuition and related educational fees, a book allowance, paid summer internships and career opportunities after graduation to qualifying US citizens and nationals who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and science, able to obtain US Department of Defense security clearance and willing to work in a defense laboratory after graduation. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: SMART Defense Scholarship for Service Program.

Smithsonian Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for doctoral students in American social and cultural history, animal behavior, anthropology, archeology, art history, astronomy, astrophysics, biology, earth sciences, ecology, environmental science, folklife, history of science and technology, linguistics, materials research, molecular biology and paleobiology. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: Smithsonian Fellowships.

SPICE Fellowships

The SPICE (Science Partners in Inquiry-Based Collaborative Education) Fellowship Program is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to foster inquiry-based learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in under-resourced middle schools in Gainesville, Florida in collaboration with a wide spectrum of colleges, schools, departments and centers at the University of Florida and the Alachua County School Board. The fellowship provides $30,000 in the first year. For details on the program, eligibility, application requirements and procedures, click on this link: SPICE Fellowships.

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowships

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowships provide research support to graduate students in accredited US colleges and universities who are engaged in study of the African Diaspora. This fellowship is awarded for one year; recipients may reapply for it each year the program is offered. For details on award amounts, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowships.

UF George A. Smathers Libraries Funding Opportunities Webpage

The UF George A. Smathers Libraries Funding Opportunities Webpage provides numerous links to grants and other financial aid opportunities outside UF. Click on this link to learn more: UF George A. Smathers Libraries Funding Opportunities Webpage.

US Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Graduate Fellowships provide 12 months of a monthly $2,300 stipend and payment of full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees over three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and availability of funding, to graduate students in computer science, engineering, information science, life science, mathematical science, physical science, psychology and selected humanities. A 10-week summer off-campus research internship at a DHS-designated facility is required as part of the fellowship. Applicants must be US citizens. For details on available awards, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, and to apply online, click on this link: US Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships.

US Presidential Management Fellows Program

The two-year paid US Presidential Management Fellows Program recruits outstanding individuals in various majors and career paths who are interested in public service in the US federal government. It includes formal classroom training and multiple assignments. Fellows are hired by federal government agencies in criminal justice, finance, health, public administration, science, technology and many other areas. For details on application, nomination and selection criteria, requirements and procedures, click on this link: US Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Walter J. Jensen Fellowship
for French Language, Literature and Culture

The Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society's Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature and Culture provides a stipend and round-trip airfare for at least six months of study in France for students whose careers will involve active use of the French language. For details on available awards, eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature and Culture.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies offer a $3,000 award for dissertation writing expenses to doctoral students in any major at US graduate schools whose research addresses women in any number of disciplinary, regional or cultural ways. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies.

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards
for Female Aerospace Graduate Students

Zonta International offers its $6,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowships to female doctoral students in aerospace-related engineering and science graduate programs. For details on eligibility, application requirements and deadlines, click on this link: Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships.

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