External Opportunities

Deadlines posted here are tentative. Visit the scholarship page for more accurate information.

STEM-oriented

Guide to receiving support with the essay’s required for your scholarship application

Fellowship Deadline
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Jan 9
DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Jan 16
Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship (for Construction Engineering Technology students only) Mar 25
NSF GRFP, National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program  
NSF DDRIG, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Jan 15, Aug 15
Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship Oct 27
GEM PhD Engineering and Science Fellowship Nov 13
DOD SMART, Department of Defense, Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation Dec 1
NIH Graduate Partnership Program Dec 3
EPA STAR, Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results Fellowships  
NASA GSRP, NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Various
Pharma Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship  
Epilepsy Foundation, Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellowship (international student OK) Nov 1 Concise LOI submission opens through proposalCENTRAL

Dec 20 Concise LOI submission deadline

Jan 8 Applicants invited to submit full proposals, following eligibility screen

Jan 31 Full proposals due
Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship Program (international student OK)  
CSI Executive Search Stem Scholarship Aug 31, Dec 16
National Society of Black Engineers scholarships Dec 31
Society of Women Engineers scholarships  
National Society of Professional Engineers Jan 4
Microsoft scholarships  
Forging Industry Women's Scholarship Apr 16
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship  
ASHRAE Scholarship Program  
CNCMachines.Net Scholarship Jan 1

All Fields

Fellowship Deadline
Hannah H Gray Fellows Program Jan 16
Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship Aug 31
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program  
Mellon/ ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships  
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Nov 1
Japan Foundation Program for Doctoral Candidates Nov 1
SSRC Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship Nov 7
American Association of University Women Fellowships Nov 1
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Nov 15
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Dec 13 Predoctoral

Dec 6 Dissertation

Dec 6 Postdoctoral
Mellon CLIR Fellowships Dissertation Research in Original Sources Dec 4
Chateaubriand Fellowship Jan 8
Josephine De Karman Fellowship Jan 31
Native American student scholarships  

Smithsonian Fellowships

Fellowship Deadline
The James Smithson Fellowship Jan 15
National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History Fellowship Jan 15
National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Fellowships Jan 15
Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Baird Society Resident Scholar Program Jan 15
Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program Jan 15
Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program Jan 1
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Minority Awards Program Feb 1
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Community Scholar Awards Feb 1
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Visiting Student Awards Feb 1
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (SMS) Link Foundation/Smithsonian 12-Week Graduate Research Fellowships Feb 15
National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Engen Conservation Fellowship Mar 1
Latino Museum Studies Fellowship Program Mar 15
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short Term Fellowship Apr 15
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Post-Graduate Fellowship in Paintings Conservation May 25
Smithsonian Gardens (SG) Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture Jul 1
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short Term Fellowship Jul 15
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation & Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship Jul 15
Travel Research in Equity Collections (TREC) Jul 15
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Minority Awards Program Oct 1
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Community Scholar Awards Oct 1
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Native American Visiting Student Awards Oct 1
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) short term Fellowship Deadline Oct 15
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) SMA Postdoctoral Fellowships Oct 30
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship Oct 30
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) Dec 1
George E. Burch Fellowship in Theoretical Medicine and Affiliated Sciences Dec 1
The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship Dec 1
Stable Isotope Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Dec 1
The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Dec 1
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Earl S. Tupper 3-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Dec 1
The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Program Dec 1
Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Awards Dec 1
Lemelson Center Fellowships Dec 1
Lemelson Center Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship Dec 1
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Dec 1
Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (SAAM) Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship Dec 1
James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft (SAAM) Dec 1
Freer Sackler  Galleries (FSGA) The Anne van Biema Fellowship Dec 15
Global Genome Initiative Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Dec 15
MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship Dec 15