Funding Resources for Grad Students

Fellowships

American Association of University Women American Fellowships
The AAUW supports women scholars in many fields who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship provides $10000 to an incoming gradute student whose research and dissertation considers some aspect of wilderness. 

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship
The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology offers $1500-$3500 to support field research experience for first or second year graduates or advanced undergraduates

Philanthropic Eductional Organization Scholars Awards
PEO offers one-time awards to women who are pursuing doctoral degrees in many fields. 

SCGSR provides funding to graduate students in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology who conduct part of their thesis in a DOE host laboratory. 

Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellowships (EPA STAR)
The EPA provides fellowships to masters and doctoral candidates seeking degrees in the environmental sciences. 

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
The Ford Foundation supports graduate students in research-based programs who are committed to a career in research and teaching at the university level.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
The Hertz Foundation provides fellowships to graduate students in applied or physical science. 

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellows Program
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation supports graduate students in math and science who seek to teach high school in the United States.

NASA Graduate Opportunities
NASA provides many opportunities for graduate students in STEM fields. 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation provides fellowships to graduate students in NSF-supported fields. 

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Institute of Justice supports graduate students in STEM fields who are conducting research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States. 

United Negro College Fund Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship
UNCF awards fellowships to African-American students pursuing biomedical research. 

External Research Grants

Animal Behavior Society Student Awards
The ABS provides multiple awards to graduate students in the field of animal behavior. 

American Genetics Association Evolutionary, Ecology, or Conservation Genetics Research Award
Funding is provided to graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who require additional funds to conclude their research. Applicants must be a member of the AGA. 

AMNH offers several named research grants areas of focus, including collections-based research, ornithology, and wildlife conservation.

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
The American Philisophical Society provides funding to graduate students in multiple fields, including biology, with a large dependence on field studies.

Montana Native Plant Society Small Grants Program
The Montana Native Plant Society provides small grants to graduate students studying native Montana plants. 

Mycological Society of America Awards
The Mycological Society of America has multiple awards for graduate students studying mycology.

National Geographic Society Grants
The National Geographic Society funds grants in research, conservation, education, and exploration. 

The NSF provides support to doctoral students in specific areas of biological science to improve their dissertation past the existing scope of the project. 

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students (NSF EAPSI)
The NSF provides funding for summer research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan for US graduates students studying science, technology, or education. 

Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid Program
Earn up to $1000 in funding for a research project in all areas of science and engineering, with up to $5000 awarded to astronomy-related projects and $2500 awarded to vision-related projects. 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grants-in-Aid of Research Program
SOICB provides funding for graduate students in integrative and comparative biology.

Society for Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant Awards
SSE's Rosemary Grant Awards intend to provide funding to early Ph.D. students in order to allow for the collection of preliminary data or to expand the scope of the project beyond current funding limits. 

SSB Awards offer support for early (first 2 years) graduate students for initiation of systematics projects or for later students to enhance dissertation research in systematics.