Graduate Student Fellowships

Award NameDescription Eligibility Approximate Deadline
NSF – Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramThe NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students
in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research
based Master’s and doctoral degrees at
accredited United States institutions.
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DoD SMART ScholarshipsThe Science, Mathematics And Research for
Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service
Program is an opportunity for students
pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be
gainfully employed by the Department of
Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.
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Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG)
Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral
degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest
within one of the fifteen
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Foundation Fellowships
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.
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Hispanic Scholarship
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of
Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.
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American Association of University
(AAUW) *
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide
range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and
communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort
promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality
of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers
facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.
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AAUW International FellowshipsInternational Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or
research in the United States to women who are not U.S.
citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and
postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
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Arizona State University (ASU)See here for more awards and fellowships at ASU.
University Graduate FellowshipsThe Graduate College provides academic units with an annual
allocation of resources (i.e. block grant) to be used as
University Graduate Fellowships to facilitate the recruitment
and completion of the most diverse and highly qualified PhD
students. An interested PhD applicant should communicate
directly with the academic unit about the availability of these funds.
Completion FellowshipThe Completion Fellowship is a merit-based award to support
degree completion of outstanding graduate students enrolled in one
credit for their last semester or last year of a doctoral,
MFA or other terminal degree immersion (on-campus)
program. This is a competitive fellowship award,
all applications are reviewed by faculty and selected based
on the significance and impact of a students’ research/work and
strong support from the chair and department. Students
must be nominated by their academic unit.
Graduate College FellowshipThe Graduate College Fellowship (GCF) is a need-based award to
support new and continuing masters and doctoral students with
financial need as determined by information taken from the FAFSA.
The GCF is intended to support in recruitment and retention of
outstanding graduate students at Arizona State University. Students
may receive this award for a maximum of four semesters
throughout their degree study. Students must be
nominated by their academic unit.  
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Travel AwardsThe Graduate College Travel Awards provide funding for graduate
students for airfare and/or registration costs to attend professional conferences and workshops. Students must be nominated by their admitting academic unit.
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Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)Undergraduate students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering can be funded in FURI, the beginning of their second semester of attendance at ASU until their last semester. The FURI program operates during summer, fall, and spring semesters. Students are eligible for two semesters of funding. Undergraduate students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and in good academic standing (i.e. not on academic probation)March & October
Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE)The Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) is designed to enhance your engineering and technical graduate curriculum by providing hands-on lab experience, independent and thesis-based research, and the opportunity to travel to professional conferences. The MORE program operates during fall and spring semesters.Fulton master’s students in good academic standing are eligible for two semesters of funding. Whether it is your own research idea, or you would like to get involved with a faculty member’s research, you will need to connect with a faculty member and then apply for the MORE program.April & October 21, at noon