External Fellowships and Grants

This page collects notices we receive at LGS about fellowship or grant opportunities that may be of interest to graduate students.

Do not use this page in lieu of a systematic search. This is simply a list of the ones that happen to come our way. We encourage students to use the Grant Forward database to search for more opportunities.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018

AAAS Fellowships website

American Association of University Women Fellowships

Fellowships available include international fellowships, American fellowships and career development grants. Funding ranges from $6,000 to $30,000. Deadlines vary from November 1, 2018 to November 15, 2018

AAUW website

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018

ASF website

Anne van Biema Fellowship

The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Deadline to apply: December 15, 2018

Anne van Biema Fellowship website

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 to graduate students to add an important international language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Easter Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Deadline to apply: January 30, 2019

Boren Fellowships website

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months. The program is divided into two sub-programs: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health & Humanities and Social Sciences. Deadline to apply (to either sub-program): January 8, 2019.

Program website

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities. Deadline to apply: November 15, 2018

DOE SCGSR Program website 

DOE 2019 Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program

The purpose of the Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program is to offer recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire knowledge and experience in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities and contractor fusion energy centers. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

Program website

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee.  Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. Deadline to apply: December 17, 2018.

Ford Foundation

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Deadlines to apply: Predoctoral (December 13, 2018); Dissertation and Postdoctoral (December 6, 2018)

Ford Foundation website


Emory has an internal process to manage Fulbright submissions. Click on the link below to visit our Fulbright page.


Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Emory has an internal process to manage Fulbright-Hays submissions. Click on the guidelines below to review important dates and details. Deadline to apply: June 18, 2018 by 4:30pm.

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship guidelines

Hertz Fellowship

The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. Here, "applied" is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Deadline to apply: October 24, 2018

Hertz Fellowship website

HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required. Deadline to apply: January 9, 2019.

Program announcement

Insight Fellows Program

Insight offers intensive, seven week fellowships in data science, health data science, artificial intelligence, and data engineering. Based in New York, Boston, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, and with a growing network across the country, the program enables scientists to learn the industry specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading companies. Application deadlines vary by area

Insight website

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.  LGS has an internal process related to this fellowship. Application due October 10, 2018. 

Mellon/CLIR Dissertation Research Fellowships Program

The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. Deadline to apply: December 4, 2018.

Mellon/CLIR website

Michigan Society of Fellowships

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. Deadline to apply: September 25, 2018

Michigan Society website

National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Deadline to apply: October 4, 2018

NETL Science Education Programs

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers opportunities to participate in energy-related research through three highly competitive internships and research fellowship programs managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), a U.S. Department of Energy institute managed by ORAU. NETL, with three primary locations in Albany, OR; Morgantown, WV; and Pittsburgh, PA, is the only national laboratory owned and operated by the United States Department of Energy. Deadlines vary but begin as early as November 30, 2018.

NETL website

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the GRFP is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM fields and STEM education. Deadlines vary, but begin as soon as October 21, 2018

NSF GRFP website

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school full-time in any field and at any advanced degree-granting institution in the United States. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018

PD Soros website

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship to Oman

The SQCC supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines. Up to $51,000/year to a scholar or team of scholars to conduct research in Oman for up to one year. Research must be carried out in 2018. Deadline to apply: September 16, 2018

SQCC website

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018

Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars Program provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers. The 12-month program provides 11-month in-country experience, stipend/salary support, health insurance, research project funding, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018