National Science Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

National Science Foundation (NSF)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Postdoctoral Research Awards, Training Funds, Internships, STEM Education


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NSF — Undergraduate Students

Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for college students.
 

NSF — Graduate Students

Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for graduate students.
 

NSF — Postdoctoral Fellows

Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for postgraduate students.
 

NSF — Graduate Research Fellowships

Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 19
Oct 20
GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers. Applicants must be pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at accredited US institutions.
 

NSF — CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS)

July 15
Supports scholarships in cybersecurity that require a service obligation following graduation equivalent to the length of the scholarship.
 

NSF — National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program

Sep 6
Supports interdisciplinary, evidence-based traineeships that advance ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to pursue a range of STEM careers.
 

NSF — Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Aug 21
Supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
 

NSF — Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Supplemental Funding for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholars in Computer and Information Science and Engineering

Open
Invites supplemental funding requests from current Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering research experiences for undergraduates (REU) sites to provide research experiences for recipients of S-STEM scholarships.

NSF — Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Mar 4
Supports institutions of higher education to fund scholarships for academically talented low-income students and to study and implement a program of activities that support their recruitment, retention and graduation in STEM.

NSF — Scholarships in STEM Network (S-STEM-Net)

Mar 26
Supports both the creation of a resource and evaluation center for the national S-STEM community and research hubs to study the conditions for the success of low-income undergraduate and graduate STEM students.

NSF — Robert Noyce College and Graduate Scholarships and Stipends — At least $10,000 per year

Aug 27
Noyce supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders who continue as classroom teachers in high-need school districts.
 

NSF — Teacher Salary Supplements in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Open
Seeks to clarify the opportunity for future awards funded in response to the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program solicitation to use grant funds to provide salary supplements of $10,000 or more per year for Scholars and Fellows.
 

NSF — Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship

Jan 30
Supports summer research internships for doctoral students in the mathematical sciences. Internships are primarily at national laboratories and focus on introducing students to applications of mathematical or statistical theories outside of academia.
 

NSF — Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences

Aug 13
The RTG program supports efforts to improve graduate student research training and professional development through structured groups pursuing collaborative research.
 

NSF — Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open
Provides graduate students with experiential learning opportunities through research internships to acquire core professional competencies and skills to support careers in any sector of the U.S. economy.
 

NSF — Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students in Geothermal Energy Supplemental Funding Opportunity (Geothermal INTERN)

Open
Invites supplemental funding requests from active NSF awardees to provide graduate students with professional development opportunities in geothermal energy, technology and its application areas.
 

NSF — Research Internships for Graduate Students at U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory and Ground Vehicle Systems Center (NSF-DEVCOM INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open
Invites supplemental funding requests to enable graduate students to pursue research internships and training opportunities on relevant topics at the DEVCOM ARL or DEVCOM GVSC that will complement the student's academic research training.
 

NSF — Research Internships for Graduate Students at Air Force Research Laboratory (NSF-AFRL INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open
Supports the training of graduate students to meet both the NSF's strategic workforce development objectives as well as the AFRL's mission to lead the discovery, development and delivery of new technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.
 

NSF — Graduate Research Internships in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Contexts (NSF-NIJ INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open
Invites supplemental funding requests from NSF-funded PIs to support graduate students to pursue forensic science or criminal justice research internship and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training.
 

NSF — Graduate Research Internships at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NSF-NIBIB/BETA INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open
Recipients with awards that include funding for graduate students, including institutional Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards, are eligible to submit a supplemental funding request. The PI for an active GRFP fellowship (not the GRFP fellow) should contact GRFP (GRFPI...@nsf.gov) regarding specific requirements before submitting a supplemental funding request on behalf of a GRFP fellow.
 

NSF — EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement : EPSCoR Research Fellows

Apr 8

Supports early- and mid-career investigators in eligible jurisdictions to develop collaborations at the nation's private, government or academic research institutions. Investigators may be affiliated with institutions of higher education or nonprofits.
 

NSF — Expanding Geographic and Institutional Diversity in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Open
Encourages new proposals and supplemental funding requests from EPSCoR-eligible institutions to broaden geographic and demographic participation in computer and information science and engineering.
 

NSF — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Organizational Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed OPRF)

Apr 23
Supports the development of cohorts of postdoctoral fellows as they engage in ongoing research, to develop independent research and to implement an independent professional development plan under the guidance of an experienced sponsoring researcher.
 

NSF — Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US)

May 31
The Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) program aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing careers in computer and information science and engineering fields. The program helps bachelor's degree holders return to academia and pursue their research interests, enabling them to engage in innovative and high-impact projects without the burden of financial constraints.
 

NSF — Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

July 24
Supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
 

NSF — Biological Anthropology: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Jul 20-31
Jan 20-31

Supports doctoral research including field, laboratory and computational research on human and nonhuman primate adaptation, variation and evolution to advance knowledge about human origins and the dynamics between biology and culture.
 

NSF — Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)

Aug 15
Jan 15
Supports doctoral research aimed at understanding patterns, causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation, including research that has implications for confronting anthropogenic problems.
 

NSF — Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF)

Aug 15-
Oct 15
Supports postdoctoral fellows to conduct an integrated program of independent research and education in areas supported by the Division of Astronomical Sciences.
 

NSF — EDU Core Research (ECR:Core)

Oct 3
Supports research on STEM education in one or more of three research areas: STEM learning and learning environments, broadening participation in STEM, and STEM workforce development.
 

NSF — Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

Oct 3
The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforc.
 

NSF — Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Program (CREST-PRP)

Oct 4
A part of the overarching CREST program; provides two years of support for research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers. The goal of the CREST-PRP awards is to increase the workforce presence of individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.
 

NSF — Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend)

Oct 16
Supports postdoctoral fellows performing impactful research in MPS fields while broadening the participation of groups that are underrepresented in the mathematical and physical sciences.
 

NSF — Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF)

Oct 16
Supports postdoctoral fellows in pursuing research and training in mathematics and statistics, including their applications to other disciplines.

NSF — International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Oct 28
Supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students.
 

NSF — NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

Nov 03
Supports independent postdoctoral research and professional development in research areas supported by the Division of Earth Sciences.
 

NSF — SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) — $ 45,000

Nov 6
Supports postdoctoral research in the social, behavioral and economic sciences and/or activities that broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in these fields.
 

NSF — Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology

Nov 7
Supports postdoctoral fellows in selected areas of the life sciences who focus on broadening participation of underrepresented groups in biology; study the rules governing interactions between genomes, environments and phenotypes; or study plant genomes.
 

NSF — Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF)

Nov 8
Supports independent postdoctoral research on any topic supported by the Division of Ocean Sciences and provides professional development with a focus on developing mentoring skills to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in STEM.
 

NSF — Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Jan 1
The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
 

NSF — Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Jan 9
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
 

NSF — Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)

Feb 3
Supports postdoctoral researchers performing interdisciplinary polar research that develops partnerships across polar regions or with nonpolar research communities. Fellowships also support researchers who have had limited access to polar research resources.
 

NSF — President's National Medal of Science

May 26
Presidential award to be given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering sciences, the social and behavioral sciences.
 

NSF — Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)

Open
Supports postdoctoral researchers in performing work that will broaden their perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions, and help establish them in leadership positions within the atmospheric and geospace sciences communities
 

NSF — NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA

Open
Supports principal investigators, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in conducting research and collaborating with researchers at FDA on topics related to public health and emerging medical device technologies.
 

NSF — Advancing Educational Innovations and Broadening Participation in STEM with Blockchain Technology

Open
Invites submission of proposals for projects that explore and research promising uses of blockchain technology in STEM education, broadening participation, and workforce development.

NSF — Persons with Disabilities - STEM Engagement and Access (PWD-SEA)

Open
Encourages new proposals or supplemental funding requests to support access to and engagement in STEM learning, research and workforce development for students, postdoctoral scholars, or faculty and staff with disabilities.
 

NSF — Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Open
Supports research addressing cybersecurity and privacy, drawing on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.
 

NSF — Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development

Open
Encourages the submission of proposals to specific programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources that support students in education pathways and careers in quantum information science and engineering.

NSF — Education Programs in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Open
Supports research experiences for undergraduates (REU) and postdoctoral fellowships that integrate atmospheric and geospace research and education.
 

NSF — EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research

Feb 28
Supports activities that will advance STEM education research, including professional development for researchers, institutional training on the use of cutting-edge research techniques, and conferences.
 

NSF — Innovations in Graduate Education Program

Mar 25
Supports research on innovative approaches to improve STEM graduate education and the effectiveness of interventions and policies.
 

NSF — Enhancing Engineering Technology and Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Technician Education (ETSTE)

Open
Encourages proposals to two programs supporting workforce development efforts at institutions of higher education. Proposals must build on or leverage strong industry-academic partnerships to strengthen the semiconductor manufacturing workforce.

NSF — OCE Education

Open
Supports efforts to integrate ocean research and education via two main program areas — Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites or Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.

NSF — Ocean Technical Workforce Education

Encourages Curriculum Development and Student Engagement proposals to develop the workforce required to support current and future ocean technologies. Proposals should be submitted to the programs listed in the full document.
 

NSF — Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Opportunity for Graduate Students Supplemental Funding to Link Geosciences and Human Health (GeoHealth INTERN)

Open
Invites geoscientists to seek supplemental funding for graduate students to complete six-month internships with public health or medical professionals on mutually beneficial projects exploring the linkage of human health and the earth environment.

NSF — Workforce Development in Spectrum STEM

Invites supplemental funding requests from active awardees of several NSF programs to support research, training, public outreach and workshops relating to development of the spectrum workforce.

NSF — Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

Jun 3
Sep 3
Supports tribal colleges and universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote STEM research and education to increase the number of Native Americans in STEM careers.
 

NSF — Undergraduate Research Experiences in Advanced Technological Education (ATE-URE)

Open
Invites supplemental funding requests from current Advanced Technological Education awardees for research experiences for undergraduates.
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Hispanics—Latinos High School Seniors Teachers Summer Internships
Minorities Engineers—Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups
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Women Biology—Environmental Sci. Cancer Research Media Communications
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