Research Management Group (RMG)

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities


This webpage contains pre-doctoral fellowships and dissertation grants/fellowships offered by Stanford programs, as well as by foundations, associations, federal agencies (DOE, DHS, EPA, NIH, NSF).


Questions about this webpage? Please contact Jeanne Heschele at jheschele@stanford.edu.





Special announcement:


James S. McDonnell Foundation
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studying Complex Systems

Eligibility: this fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students with theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science that anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2016 or in 2017 more >>

 

Searchable funding database (Pivot)

Stanford maintains a subscription for the Pivot Searchable funding database program. For details on how to set up an account and to use the database, see this webpage >>


Internal Stanford Funding Opportunities

Internal Stanford funding opportunities webpage >>
Check the table for programs currently accepting applications or download the master list of internal Stanford funding opportunities offered throughout the year.

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities


Looking for Postdoctoral funding opportunities? See the Research Management Group (RMG) Fellowship Office website for links to the most recent upcoming postdoctoral funding opportunities (including a master list of over 200 postdoctoral fellowships). More >>

 

 

Limited Submission Programs

 

Limited submission programs to be announced throughout the year:

 

Graduate Student Awards for the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany
Faculty advisors-Request for Nominations

Limited program-Stanford may nominate two candidates so a university-wide internal selection process is required.
The topic may vary from year to year.

The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science
Requires a one-step university-wide internal selection process facilitated by the Computer Science Department.
See the internal submission guidelines for eligibility and other criteria.
Theoretical computer science (see key criterion)
No citizenship criteria
Internal Computer Science Dept. deadline: Jan.2015 TBA
Institutional representative (if selected-Office of Sponsored Research deadline:


Google U.S./Canada Ph.D. Fellowship Program
Requires a one-step university-wide internal selection process facilitated by the Computer Science Department.
See the internal submission guidelines for eligibility and other criteria.
Theoretical computer science (see key criterion)
No citizenship criteria
Internal Computer Science Dept. deadline: TBA


Phi Beta Kappa – Graduate Scholarship Opportunity
Limited program- the Stanford chapter will select up to six applicants
Stanford students currently pursuing graduate studies or professional degrees to apply for the annual graduate scholarship valued at $5,000.
Citizenship requirement not stated
Internal deadline: Feb. TBA
Instiutional representatives: not applicable because this is a scholarship.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
International Student Research Fellowships

Limited program-requires 2 step internal selection process: first at the School level to determine the top 7 applicants (through our SoM Awards Committee), then at the VPGE Office internal review committee.
Timeline:
Internal School of Medicine deadline: Oct. TBA
Top seven nominee proposals from each school to be submitted to VPGE internal review committee: Nov.
University submission of candidate names to HHMI: Nov. TBA
Candidates submit their completed applications to HHMI: Feb 2014 TBA
Internal submission guidelines for nominations submitted through the School of Medicine:
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/hhmi_international.html
Contacts and nomination deadline for other schools:
For the brochure, internal submission guidelines and nomination submission instructions for these other schools see this VPGE webpage >>
Internal deadline for the following schools: Oct. TBA (submit online via the above VPGE webpage)
School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences: Contact Roni Holeton at roni@stanford.edu
School of Engineering: Contact Sally Gressens at gressens@stanford.edu
School of Humanities and Sciences: Contact Sheila Dianne Booth at dianne@stanford.edu


 

National Institute of Health (NIH)

NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
NIH and AHRQ Dissertation Grants

 

NIH NRSA F Series Individual Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships


Citizenship: applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For program announcements, required NIH NRSA grantsgov computer labs, application materials, search tips, please see this resource webpage: http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/nih_NRSA_F_awards.html


NIH and AHRQ Dissertation Grants



AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36) (PA-15-318)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Purpose: provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an accredited academic program to qualify for a research doctorate degree
Eligibility:
Candidates are eligible to apply for this award provided that they:
Citizenship: Are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award;
Are full-time students (as defined by the student's institution) in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics;
Will have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. The only exception allowed will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation
Institutional representative dealine:
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually
Expiration date: Nov. 2, 2018
Guidelines
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-318.html
Institutional representatives for your R36 application:
School of Medicine PIs:Please alert your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) at least 3-4 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline so that your budget can be completed 10 days prior to the deadline. RPM department assignment webpage>>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
PIs in Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal proposal deadline policy on this DoResearch webpage >>

 

NIH NIMH Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity PAR-15-181
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Individuals are eligible to apply for this award provided that they: are registered in an accredited research doctoral degree program; are in good-standing in that program; have an approved dissertation proposal at the time of the award; are U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals (e.g., residents of U.S. territories), or permanent residents by the time of award.
To increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all areas of research within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research to support the completion of the doctoral research project.
Citizenship: Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time the award is issued.
Institutional representative (RPM in RMG) (see above) dealine: Dec. 13, 2015 etc.
Remaining Deadlines:  April 22, 2016, August 22, 2016, December 22, 2016, April 27, 2017, August 22, 2017, December 22, 2017, April 23, 2018
AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, Sept. 7, Jan. 7
Expiration date for this RFA: May 8, 2018
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-181.html
Institutional representatives for your R36 application:
School of Medicine PIs:Please alert your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) at least 3-4 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline so that your budget can be completed 10 days prior to the deadline. RPM department assignment webpage>>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
PIs in Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal proposal deadline policy on this DoResearch webpage >>

 

NIDA Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36) PAR-13-182
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-degree program (e.g., Dr. PH., D.NSC. and Sc.D.), a formally combined M.D. /Ph.D. program or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral program in the biomedical, behavioral and social, and clinical sciences at an accredited domestic institution.
Citizenship: Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time the award is issued.
Areas of focus include research on basic and clinical neuroscience and behavior, developmental trajectories, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences. Grant support is designed to encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in these areas of interest to NIDA.
Institutional representative (RPM in RMG) (see above) deadlines: Oct. 9, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016
Remaining Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, 2016
Expiration date: May 8, 2016
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-182.htm
Institutional representatives for your R36 application:
School of Medicine PIs:Please alert your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) at least 3-4 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline so that your budget can be completed 10 days prior to the deadline. RPM department assignment webpage>>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
PIs in Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal proposal deadline policy on this DoResearch webpage >>



NIH NIA Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-13-152

National Institute of Aging (NIA)
Purpose: To increase diversity in the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions within NIA's strategic priorities. The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-degree program (e.g., Dr. PH., D.NSC. and Sc.D.), a formally combined M.D. /Ph.D. program or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral program in the biomedical, behavioral and social, and clinical sciences at an accredited domestic institution.
Citizenship: Candidates must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time the award is issued.
Remaining Standard AIDS-related deadlines: May 7, 2016
Expiration: May 8, 2016
Guidelines:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-152.html
Institutional representatives for your R36 application:
School of Medicine PIs:Please alert your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) at least 3-4 weeks prior to the sponsor's deadline so that your budget can be completed 10 days prior to the deadline. RPM department assignment webpage>>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
PIs in Other schools: Download the Pre-award OSR department assignments, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal proposal deadline policy on this DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

 

Foundation/ Association Funding Opportunities

 

Foundations and associations  


Special announcement

James S. McDonnell Foundation
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Studying Complex Systems

$200,000 over 2-3 years (up to 10 to be awarded)
Eligibility: this fellowship is intended for Ph.D. students with theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science that anticipate completing their graduate training in late 2016 or in 2017
Applicants should not have already identified a postdoctoral position and a postdoctoral research mentor
Citizenship: no restriction. Candidates from any country are eligible.
Purpose: This fellowship is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek potential postdoctoral research funding opportunities on the basis of the student’s interest and desire to obtain additional skills and experience that will further their pursuit of careers in complex system science
The Studying Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the science of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. While the program's emphasis is on the development and application of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se, JSMF is particularly interested in the continued development of complex systems science, and in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
https://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the sponsor.

 

 

 

American Epilepsy Society
Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship

Amount of funding: $20,000
The Predoctoral Research Training Fellowship supports pre-doctoral students with dissertation research related to epilepsy, thus strengthening their interest in establishing epilepsy research as a career direction.
Eligibility: Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy. They must have a defined dissertation research project an a qualified mentor with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on epilepsy related research.
Citizenship: U.S. citizenship is not required; however, research must be conducted in the U.S.
Letter of intent (required): Nov. via proposal central
Institutonal representative (RMG Fellowship Office*): Feb. 8, 2016
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Feb. via proposal central
Guidelines >>
*Institutional representatives:
You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative* at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline.
School of Medicine: Fellowship Office in the Research Management Group  more >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
Other schools: Office of Sponsored Research OSR department assignments >>


American Heart Association
Western States Affiliate
Pre-doctoral Fellowship
To help students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training. Research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Eligibility: be a full-time post baccalaureate, predoctoral M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. (or equivalent) student who seeks research training with a sponsor/mentor prior to embarking on a research career AND have completed initial coursework and be able to devote full-time effort to research or activities related to development into independent researcher.
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others with certain visas (see the guidelines for details)
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG*) deadline: July 20, 2016
Western States Affiliate Deadline: July 27, 2016
Application guidelines
*Institutional representative: Submit your completed PDRF form and application materials to the RMG Fellowship Office per the proposal checklist/guidelines on this webpage >>

 

 

American Lung Association
Lung Health Dissertation Grant

$21,000 per year for 2 years
Eligibility: At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the fields below*. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with a MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply.
No citizenship restrictions-see visa requirements in the guidelines.
To support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines* of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including psychosocial, behavioral, health services and health policy, epidemiology/biostatistics and public health education research.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Dec.
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Dec. via proposal central
http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

American Lung Association
Senior Research Training Fellowship

$32,500 per year for 2 years
To support the training of recently graduated MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
No citizenship restrictions-see visa requirements in the guidelines.
Eligibility:
The intent of the Research Training Fellowship Award is to provide support of first-time post-doctoral research fellows as they transition toward tenure track faculty positions. At the time of application, an applicant must hold a doctoral degree and must work in an academic or not-for-profit institution.
MD or DO applicants must also have completed their clinical training, have some research experience, and be in their 3rd or 4th year of fellowship training at the time of application. Fellows with small amounts of clinical training to complete or clinical activity are eligible as long as they have a minimum of 75% effort devoted to research.
PhD applicants must be in their 1st or 2nd year of postdoctoral training at the time of application.
Persons with medical degrees, whose credentials show that they are on a career track which will not include the practice of medicine, must be in their 1st or 2nd year of full-time postdoctoral research.
Individuals completing a secondary post-doctoral training, residency training or who have been appointed to a tenure track position or equivalent (e.g. commitment of start-up funds, independent laboratory space) are not eligible for this award.
To support the training of recently graduated MDs and PhDs seeking further academic training as scientific investigators researching the mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Dec.
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Dec. via proposal central
http://www.lung.org/finding-cures/grant-opportunities/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 


American Society of Plant Biologists ASPB
Fellowship

$22K fellowship for graduate students who have an interest in applying the study of plant biology to research topics related to important commodity crops including corn, soybeans, rice, wheat or canola, and recognizes and encourages innovative graduate research and innovation in such areas of plant biology.
Citizenship: information on citizenship is not available because the guidelines have not been posted to their website: The application must be prepared by the nominee's faculty mentor.
Deadline: Feb.
Guidelines:
FYI: the website indicates the call for nominations will open on Jan. 4th.
https://awards.aspb.org/
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the sponsor.

 

 

Arthritis Foundation
Dissertation Award

Deadline: Feb.
Check the ProposalCentral website
https://proposalcentral.altum.com/
http://www.arthritis.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

Autism Science Foundation
Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Training awards
Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards
$25,000 for pre-doctoral and medical students
$35.000 for postdoctoral fellows
Eligibility: graduate students. Applicants for predoctoral awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D. or a dual degree such as an M.D./Ph.D. in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution.
Applicants for predoctoral awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D. or a dual degree such as an M.D./Ph.D. in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution.
Applicants for Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards should beenrolled at an accredited university medical school. Medical school applicants must apply prior to graduation from medical school but the gap year may be taken immediately after graduation .
Applicants for postdoctoral awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program in the United States as of the award start date (July-September 2016).
Citizenship: no citizenship requirement.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Nov.
Deadline: Nov.
http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/ApplyForaGrant.html
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>


Autism Speaks
Dennis Weatherstone
Predoctoral Fellowship Program
.
See areas of research in the guidelines
Eligibility: The candidate must be enrolled in Ph.D. or Sc.D. or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D. program and must be able to spend at least 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in Autism Speaks' research activities for the duration of the award and cannot simultaneously hold another named fellowship.
Prior to application, predoctoral candidates must have identified a mentor for their fellowship.
No citizenship requirement. There are no geographic restrictions on these applications. International applicants are encouraged.
Letter of intent deadline (required): Nov.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Dec.
Full proposals (by invitation only): Dec.
Guidelines
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program/open-grants-how-apply

Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

Cancer Research Institute
Student Training and Research in Tumor Immunology (STaRT) Grant

STaRT Grants provide up to two years of support for graduate students conducting thesis research in the area of tumor immunology. Applicants for CRI’s STaRT Program must be pursuing doctorate research directly related to cancer immunology. Research must be focused on immunology with direct relevance to solving the cancer problem. Proposals outside of this area will not be considered.
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time graduate students who will be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. Candidates and who will have successfully completed all of their host institution's requirements for advancement to candidacy by the time the award is activated. The award typically funds students in their 3rd and 4th years of graduate school.
Citizenship: check the guidelines when they are posted
Institutional representative deadline: TBA*
Deadline: April
Guidelines:
http://www.cancerresearch.org/grants-programs/grants-fellowships

Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

California Sea Grant Fellowships (UCSD)
The California Sea Grant State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested in marine resources and the policy decisions affecting those resources in California. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, the State Fellows Program provides an opportunity to acquire "on the job" experience in the planning and implementation of marine and coastal resource policies and programs in the state of California. The program matches highly motivated and qualified graduate students and recent graduates with "hosts" in State or Federal agencies in California for a 12-month paid fellowship.
Deadlines: Sept.
Guidelines:
http://www-csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/STATEFELLOW/StateFellow_current.html
Institutional representative: not applicable. You can apply directly to the program.

 

 

Children's Tumor Foundation
Young Investigator Award--neurofibromatosis (NF)

Eligibility: A postdoctoral fellow (MD, Ph.D. or equivalent) but no more than 8 years past the completion of their first doctoral degree at the time that this funding begins, OR a graduate student pursuing their Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Pre-application (required): Jan.
Full application by invitation only: March
Guidelines: (check the website in December)
http://www.ctf.org/CTF-Awards-Grants-and-Contracts/CTF-Young-Investigator-Award/
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine:
You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

Ford Foundation
Pre-doctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

To promote ethnic and racial diversity. See the guidelines for eligibility.
Citizenship: This is open to all citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Deadline: Nov. (for pre-doctoral fellowships)
Deadline: Nov. (for postdocs & dissertation fellowships)
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Awards are paid directly to the Fellow. Applications are submitted directly by the individual researcher to the sponsor.

 

Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The Foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research.
(14 week summer program at Woods Hole)
Eligibility: late stage pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows planning careers in neurobiological investigations.
Citizenship: Applicants who are not US citizens or resident aliens must hold a valid J-1 or H-1B visa for the entire duration of the fellowship
Application: Dec.
http://www.grassfoundation.org/grass-fellowship/grass-fellowship-overview
FAQ webpage: http://www.grassfoundation.org/faq
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applications are submitted directly by the individual researcher to the sponsor.

 

The Hertz Foundation
Graduate Fellowships

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.
Examples of areas of interest [but not limited to]: Aeronautics/Astronautics: Applied Mathematics and Statistics; Applied Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Earth and Geo Sciences; Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering; Materials Science; Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America
College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. First year graduate students are eligible (see FAQs)
They will support the Ph.D. portion of an M.D./Ph.D. study program
Deadline: Oct.
Guidelines
http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fields.aspx
Institutional representatives: not applicable. You can submit your applications directly to the sponsor.

 

 

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

$200,000 to be awarded over 2-3 year*
Note: The program provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” which students in the final phase of graduate school can use in negotiations with potential postdoctoral training institutions.*JSMF Fellowships are not awarded until the student applies to and is accepted as a postdoctoral fellow at a qualified 501(c)(3) institution or foreign equivalent and the institution submits an acceptable application to JSMF.
Purpose: The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
Eligibility:
-Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before the June 13, 2014 deadline.
-Ph.D. student applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science.
-Applicants should expect to complete coursework and dissertation sometime in 2015.
-Ph.D. students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor should not apply. Support for such positions is readily available through traditional funding mechanisms
Citizenship: No ciitizenship requirement.
Deadline: June
Guidelines:

https://www.jsmf.org/apply/fellowship/details.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the foundation.

 

Society for Interventional Radiologists
Allied Scientist Grant

To provide support to trainees enrolled in graduate level training programs outside the clinical realm of
Interventional Radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of Interventional Radiology and create
collaborative research training environments that benefit from the unique perspectives of established scientists
and Interventional Radiologists.
Applications from graduate students enrolled in a wide variety of disciplines such as engineering, informatics, cellular and molecular biology will be considered.
Applicants must be an active member of the Society of Interventional Radiology. Grant funding will be made to
trainees enrolled in graduate level, degree seeking programs (Masters, Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent) at
educational institutions in the United States or Canada.
Institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office* or OSR**) deadline: Dec.
Deadline: Dec.
http://www.sirfoundation.org/grants-awards/index.shtml#asg
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

 

Trinity Colleage Cambridge
Junior Research Fellowships
A Research Fellowship provides an opportunity to spend up to four years in Cambridge undertaking post-doctoral research or scholarly work at an early stage of an academic career; this research may be on a topic essentially of the Fellow's own choice, though for an experimental scientist suitable arrangements must be made with one of the laboratories in the University.
Deadline: August
Guidelines
Institutional representative: not applicable. Send your applications directly to the sponsor.

 

 

University of California
President's Postdoctoral Fellowships

Individuals must find mentors at one of the UC campuses).
Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.
Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United
States without restrictions or limitations.
Deadline: Nov.
http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/how-to-apply/index.html
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Individuals apply directly to the University of California.

 

 

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) - Merck Science Initiative
Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship
To help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.
Citizenship requirement: applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Deadline:   TBA
Guidelines:
http://umsi.uncf.org/sif
Institutional representatives:
*School of Medicine: You must process be ready to submit your application materials for your institutional representative (RMG Fellowship Office) at least 5 working days prior to the sponsor's deadline per the fellowship proposal checklist on this webpage >>
SoM Internal proposal deadline policy, best practices and FAQs webpage >>
**PIs in other schools: submit your completed PDRF forms and application materials to your department’s OSR Contract Officer: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) internal deadline policy, FAQs, and Contract Officer department assignments: DoResearch webpage >>

 

University of Chicago-Chapin Hall
Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being

Purpose: The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.
The Fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or program mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually.
Eligibility:
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and have completed the coursework required to be advanced to candidacy. Applicants may be enrolled in any discipline. However, their dissertation must be applicable to practice and policy challenges facing the fields of healthy child development and child abuse prevention. They are expected to complete or make significant progress on their dissertation within the two-year fellowship period. Doctoral students already well advanced in their dissertation process who would benefit from a one-year fellowship are encouraged to apply as well. Such candidates may receive support for the full two-year period in order to apply their findings to a specific policy or practice challenge facing the prevention field.
Citizenship requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S.
Deadline: Dec.
Guidelines:
http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships
Institutional representative: not applicable. You can submit your applications directly to the sponsor. Fellowships are paid directly to the fellows.

 

 

Whitaker International Programs
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Programs-
Whitaker Fellows (graduate students)

This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada. Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months)
Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant or;
Be in or have recently completed a Master’s degree or
Be in a PhD program or and, postdoctoral (in biomedical engineering orreseearch in fields such as mechanical and chemical engineering pertaining to biomedicine)
The following are not eligible for consideration: Foreign-nationals; For Fellows, applicants holding a doctoral degree at the time of application. Anyone who has resided in the host country of the proposed grant project, for more than 6 months prior to grant start date (study abroad experience during undergraduate does not count). Preference is given to applicants who are proposing to do grant project in a country where they have not had an extensive experience.
Deadline: Jan.
http://www.whitaker.org/grants/fellows-scholars
Institutional representatives: not applicable. Applications are submitted directly to Whitaker (must be nominated by the Dept. Chair of Bioengineering or the Dean of the School of Engineering. If your degree is not BME, then the Chair of your department can provide the Nomination.

 

 

 


Proposal Central Tips

This section is applicable only to funding opportunities that require that applications be submitted through Proposal Central.

IMPORTANT:
How to delegate the authority to submit your proposal to the RPM.
In order for RPMs to review and submit grants through Proposal Central, the PI has to go to the section of the application titled "Enable Other Users to Access this Proposal." The PI should scroll to the bottom of the page, enter the RPM's email address, then give the RPM"administrative" permission. The "administrative" permission allows the RPM to view, edit and submit the application. If the RPM is not given "administrative" permission, the RPM will not be able to access the submit button.
Special Note: Selecting the Institution's Name
School of Medicine PIs: Med. School PIs should select item #6 (following the “MDA clinic” listing) when they search for Stanford University. This one has the RMG Porter Drive address.
PIs in other schools: Select "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" which will display the OSR address.
Selecting a signing official: the "Stanford University" profile will include the list of RPMs. If "the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University" is selected, this profile will show the OSR signing officials.

 

 

 

Centers for Disease Control

 

Center for Disease Control
CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH)
This program is a paid ten week summer internship.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled full-time graduate student in a degree granting program from which a degree has not been conferred at the time of the internship. Interests and/or studies that are applicable to the field of environmental health. (see additonal criteria)
Citizenship: US Citizen or Permanent Resident with green card.
Deadline: Feb.
Guidelines:
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/geh/overview.htm
Institutional representative: not applicable. Students apply directly to the sponsor.

 



Department of Energy

 

Department of Energy (DOE)
National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF)

The program is administered for DOE by the Krell Institute (“KRELL”).
For students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.The fellowship builds a community of talented and committed doctoral students, program alumni, DOE laboratory staff and university researchers who share a common goal to further their science while advancing national defense. The friendships and connections fellows make in the program continue to them throughout their careers.
Deadlines: April
Guidelines: http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf/about-doe-nnsa-ssgf
Institutional Representatives: Pre-doctoral students submit their applications directly to the Krell Institute. Payment is ultimately made to Stanford's Student Aid office on behalf of the student.

 

Department of Energy
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The program is administered for DOE by the Krell Institute (“KRELL”).
Eligibility: Students must be planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. degree at an accredited U.S. university. Students in their first or second year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, or the physical, computer, or life sciences are eligible to apply for the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF). Senior undergraduates who can meet all the requirements listed in this application may also apply.
Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
Deadline: Jan.
Guidelines: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/
http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/how-apply
Institutional Representatives: Pre-doctoral students submit their applications directly to the Krell Institute. Payment is ultimately made to Stanford's Student Aid office on behalf of the student.

 

 

Environmental Protection Agency



Environmental Protection Agency
Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

Energy; Built Environment; Materials and Chemicals; Water
Eligibility: The faculty advisor is the PI
Faculty with PI eligibility. The faculty advisor for the team of undergraduate and/or graduate students faculty advisor will be designated the Principal Investigator (PI) throughout the P3 grant award and competition process. In addition to the Principal Investigator, each team selected for award will also be asked to provide contact information for a student lead.
Amount of funding-Phase I: The purpose of this RFA is to solicit proposals for innovative research projects and designs to compete for the first phase of the P3 Award Program. The first phase is a competition for one-year grants of up to $15,000 to test, research and develop innovative scientific projects or engineering designs that will promote sustainable development.
Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 45 awards for Phase I; Approximately 10 awards for Phase II.
Amount of funding-Phase II: only those approved in Phase II will receive an opportunity to apply for 2014 Phase II awards for up to $90K.
Guidelines: Awaiting 2015 announcement
Deadline-Phase I proposals: TBA via grants.gov
Institutional representative: for the faculty member (who is the PI )
To be announced in the Fall of 2015:
http://www2.epa.gov/P3/p3-funding-opportunities

 



National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

NSF 13-568 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
This will likely be reissued in 2016.

NSF 15-597 Graduate Research Fellowship Program
This will likely be reissued by the NSF in 2016

 

The Office for Science and Technology (OST)
of the Embassy of France in the United States


2-day Seminar: for US and French Ph.D. students on Nanoparticles for Medicine in France

Location of the seminar: Clinatec in Grenoble, France
plus 3-day visit of laboratories and companies working on nanoparticles (see below)
The seminar: The Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States is organizing a 2-day seminar for US and French Ph.D. students on Nanoparticles for Medicine in France. This seminar is part of the FADEx (French-American Doctoral Exchange) program. The objective of the seminar is to enhance scientific exchanges between young researchers, increase mutual awareness of laboratories of excellence in this field and to possibly trigger collaborations between US and French laboratories through the Ph.D. students.In addition, during the seminar that will take place at Clinatec in Grenoble, the OST will propose four (4) lectures of well-known French researchers expert in the field and a 3-day visit of laboratories and companiesworking on nanoparticles for medicine such as CEA Leti, Institut Albert Bonniot, MINATEC, Institut Galien Paris Sud or Nanobiotix. You will find here after a flyer regarding the event.
Funding opportunity (scholarships to attend the meeting):
Thanks to the generous support of the OST, ten (10) scholarships to attend this meeting will be granted to Ph.D. students enrolled in a US university. The scholarships will be awarded via a call to candidacy and the laureates will be chosen on the basis of the excellence of their file.
Deadline for scholarship application: Nov. TBA
Application form and instructions will be available on this webpage during the week of Oct. 5th.
http://www.france-science.org/-FADEx-.html
Institutional representatives: not applicable. You can apply directly to the sponsor.



Prizes (not sponsored projects/grants)


Collegiate Inventors Competition [prize]

The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or working prototype, must be the work of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be capable of being reproduced.
$15,000 top prize (graduate student); $12,500 prize (undergraduate); The student's advisor wins a cash prize as well.
No citizenship requirement.
Deadline: June
Guidelines: http://collegiateinventors.org/about-us/
http://collegiateinventors.org/enter-the-competition/
Important FAQ's: http://collegiateinventors.org/faqs/
Institutional representative: not applicable [because this is a prize and not a sponsored project, you do not need to submit your application through your department's institutional representative in the Research Management Group (RMG/School of Medicine) or Office of Sponsored Research (for all other schools)]
Note: Inventions are subject to Stanford’s Intellectual Property policies, if applicable.

 

Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes
Amount of awards:
$10,000 winning undergraduate team in each of the prize categories
$15,000 to the winning graduate student in each of the prize categories
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country.
The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy.
Prize categories: http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
The “Cure It” Prize
“Cure it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare.
The "Drive It" Prize
"Drive it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve transportation.
The "Eat It" Prize
"Eat it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve food and agriculture.
The “Use it” Prize
“Use it!”rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices.
Eligibility: Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2016 at a U.S. college or university. Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible.
Undergraduate Team Prize: Be an undergraduate student-founded and led team from the same U.S. university comprised of two or more students with the majority of team members being undergraduate students. Individual undergraduate students cannot apply without a team. The student completing the application should be one of the undergraduate co-founders/leaders. Undergraduate teams apply to one prize category with a tested prototype of their single invention.
Individual Graduate Prize: Individual graduate students must have tested prototypes of at least two inventions to be eligible for the competition. Graduate students choose a primary invention from their portfolio and apply to the prize category that best matches the field/industry of their primary invention. Their second and additional (more than two, if applicable) inventions do not need to be in the same field as the primary invention. There is no Graduate Team prize.
Initial application deadline (required): Oct.
Category deadline (by invitation only): Nov.
Finalists (by invitation only)- deadline: January
http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
Institutional representative: not applicable [because this is a prize and not a sponsored project, you do not need to submit your application through your department's institutional representative in the Research Management Group (RMG/School of Medicine) or Office of Sponsored Research (for all other schools)]


 

 






 

 

 


 




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