Mathematics and Physical Sciences: Scholarships
Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research Awards for Students

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IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

Oct 26 The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including optimization), business sciences (including financial services, communication, and learning/knowledge), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program.


Herman Goldstine Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at the Research Center. The Research Center is located in Westchester County, less than an hour north of New York City.

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Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
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The Hertz Foundation — Graduate Fellowship Awards

Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences — Up to $37,000

Oct 28 Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences 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. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) — Fellowships

Marine Policy Fellowships

Jan 5 Qualified individuals in the social sciences are invited to apply their training and expertise to the economic, legal and policy issues that arise from use of the world's oceans. The work of MPC scholars integrates law, policy analysis, and statistics with WHOI's basic strengths in ocean sciences.


Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Jan 5 Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography.


Summer Student Fellowship Program

Feb 15 A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student and Minority Fellowship programs. All fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer's work. Research topics span a broad spectrum of topics throughout WHOI's science departments, and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).


Undergraduate Summer Fellowships for Minorities

Feb 15 Awarded to minority undergraduates who are enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and who have academic interests in physical or natural science, mathematics, engineering, or marine policy.


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships

Feb 15 Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines.

Guest Student Program

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers a limited number of guest student appointments in our laboratories on a year-round basis for full-time graduate and undergraduate students in conjunction with their studies. Advanced high school students enrolled in Upper Cape and Island schools may also be eligible for a guest student appointment.

Krell Institute — Fellowships

U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowships (SSGF)

Jan 10 The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) Program provides opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions.


U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships (CSGF)

Jan 17 The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first and second year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply for the program.

Chemical Heritage Foundation — Fellowships and Travel Grants

Long-Term Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Jan 15 Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose Ph.D. dissertations have been accepted by their respective university departments. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their Ph.D. in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship.

Short-term fellowships

Jan 15 CHF offers several short-term fellowships for researchers studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. Short-term fellows are in residence at CHF for periods ranging from two to four months, according to their allocated fellowship.

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

National Air and Space Museum Fellowships in Aerospace History and Earth & Planetary Sciences

Jan 15 The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of fellowships for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and non-academic researchers.


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct 30 Awarded to an outstanding researcher displaying significant promise in theory, observation, instrumentation, and/or laboratory experiments.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Student Internships and Scholarships

Coastal Services Center Coastal Management Fellowships — $34,000 per year

Oct 13 The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs

Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers

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Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers. The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) — Fellowships

Summer Student Program for Undergraduates

Jan 31 Each summer, the STScI brings highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program.


Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy, Physics and Related Disciplines

Nov 6 The fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in that program: the Herschel Space Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and the Spitzer Space Telescope.


Giacconi Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy, Physics and Related Disciplines

Nov 6 The Giacconi Fellowship provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Accounting Student Scholarships

Feb 1 The Washington CPA Foundation awards scholarships annually to qualified accounting majors attending an accredited 4-year university in the state of Washington.

Geological Society of America — Grants and Scholarships

W. Storrs Cole and Gladys W. Cole Memorial Research Awards

Feb 1 Grants to encourage and support studies by students either in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, or at the Masters or Ph.D. level. The awards support research in invertebrate micropaleontology and geomorphology of semiarid and arid terrains in the United States and Mexico.

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Grants

Feb 2 Grants to encourage and support studies by students either in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, or at the Masters or Ph.D. level.

American Meteorological Society — Scholarships and Fellowships

AMS Minority Scholarships — Up to $3,000

Feb 6 The scholarships help support the college educations of minority students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students, who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.


AMS Graduate Fellowships in the History of Science

Feb 6 To be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.


AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarships

Feb 6 The scholarship program is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences.


AMS Graduate Fellowships

Feb 10 A stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.


AMS Undergraduate Named Scholarships

Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory — Fellowships

Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering for Undergraduate Students

Feb 8 The Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering has been established by the Illinois Accelerator Institute to attract undergraduate students into the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology. A limited number of highly qualified students will be selected into this program. The program includes a generous stipend and all travel expenses.


Thesis Awards

Mar 20 To qualify the thesis must have been submitted as partial fulfillment of the Ph.D. requirements, be written in English, and must have been submitted in electronic form to the Fermilab Publications Office in accordance with Fermilab policy.


John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship for Master's and Doctoral Engineering Students

Provides full-time entry-level opportunities for outstanding engineering graduates who are interested in working in a cutting edge research environment. Fermilab provides opportunities in the fields of electrical, electronics, radio frequency systems, power distribution, magnets, RF cavities, mechanical, materials science and cryogenic engineering.


Peoples Postdoctoral Fellowships in Accelerator Physicists and Accelerator-Related Technology Specialists

Nov 1 Candidates must either have received within the prior three years a Ph.D. in accelerator physics or accelerator-related technology. Post-doctoral experience is not required or have received within the prior five years a Ph.D. in high energy physics or a related field. Candidates are normally expected to have at least three years of post-doctoral experience in high energy physics or a related field.


Robert R. Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Particle Physics

Nov 14 The successful candidate will be a Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two years of post-doctoral experience. Provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate's choice. The Fermilab experimental program includes collider physics, studies of neutrino, muon, and astroparticle physics, as well as R&D and planning for experiments at future colliders and high intensity beams.


Lederman Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Physics

Dec In general, candidates should either have obtained a Ph.D. in an appropriate field within a year before the deadline for accepting applications or expect to obtain a Ph.D. in an appropriate field within approximately 6 months after the deadline for accepting applications. Postdoctoral candidates who have demonstrated outstanding ability in research and who in addition have a strong interest in education and outreach. Lederman Fellows have a choice in the broad progam of experimental work at Fermilab which includes research at the LHC, neutrino physics, astroparticle physics, and research at the Intensity Frontier.

U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — Educational Activities

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Feb 13 Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), Boulder, Colorado

Feb 13 You and your school are invited to participate in the Boulder, Colorado, Laboratories' NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Opportunities are available in the fields of Chemical Science and Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics.

Southern California Earthquake Center

Internships in Earthquake Science and Information Technology

Feb 24 SCEC offers two internship programs for college undergraduate students. SCEC/SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) interns are primarily juniors or seniors, and most projects are best suited for students majoring in earth science or a related field. SCEC/USEIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology) interns must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.

University of New Hampshire, Marine Program — Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

Marine Sciences Fellowships

Mar 1 These fellowships are offered through and coordinated by the Marine Program on behalf of the following UNH/NOAA Centers of Excellence and Cooperative Institutes.

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

Marine Science and Engineering Summer Internships

Mar 1 Open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, the 10-week program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a research environment in areas that include aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, marine mammal research, marine natural product chemistry, marine microbiology, ocean engineering, ocean technology, and oceanography.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Legacy Scholars

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarships for Undergraduate or Graduate-Level Degree Accounting-Related Majors

Apr 1 The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program provides financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Apr 1 Provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.


John L. Carey Scholarships for Liberal Arts Degree Holders Pursuing Graduate Studies in Accounting

Apr 1 Provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.


Scholarship Opportunities

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Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation — Programs and Awards

Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Aug 3 Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Research Fellowships in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or Neuroscience

Sep 15 The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

U.S. Department of Energy — Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Oct 2 The SULIs program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Postdoctoral Support in the Atmospheric Sciences

Nov The postdoctoral program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. scientists to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science. The program also invites postdoctoral physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and specialists from related disciplines such as biology, geology, science education, economics, and geography, to apply their training to research in the atmospheric sciences.

American Mathematical Society — Fellowships and Scholarships

Centennial Fellowships

Dec 1 The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award.


Fellowships and Stipends

Resources for funding and fellowships, other sources of funding.

U.S. Geological Survey

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Dec 1 Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff, often as a final element to their formal career preparation. The Program is also intended to provide research experiences that enhance their personal scientific stature and credentials. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Foundation

Awards and Scholarships

The ASPRS Foundation funds the awards and scholarships given annually by ASPRS.

American Statistical Association — Internships & Fellowships

Awards and Scholarships


Research Fellowships and Grants

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation — Programs

Beckman Scholars Program

Beckman Scholars Program awards are institutional, university or college awards. Each year, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation selects a number of research, doctoral, masters and baccalaureate universities and colleges to be invited to submit applications for the Beckman Scholars Program. Each institution may submit one application for consideration for an award. If an institution is interested in the Beckman Scholars Program, but has not been invited to participate, please review the following guidelines for eligibility.


Beckman Young Investigators Program

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Be an Actuary

Actuarial Scholarships

There are a number of opportunities for financial assistance available for students pursuing actuarial science.

Carnegie Institution of Washington

Summer Internships

For undergraduate students pursuing a degree in geosciences, physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, astronomy or a related field.

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) — Undergraduates, Graduate Students & Postdocs

Undergraduate Students

During the academic year, individual JILA scientists may opt to participate in CU's campus-wide Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, or UROP. Through UROP, individual faculty members can invite one or more talented and motivated undergraduate CU science majors to participate in their research laboratory for one or more semesters. The students not only get involved in ground-breaking research, but they also get paid for participating in the program.


Graduate Students

Graduate education is an integral part of JILA. Students work in a stimulating, collaborative environment with researchers from JILA and visitors from around the world. Students work in world-class facilities and have the option to participate in training courses in electronics, electron microscopy, computing, machining, and scientific writing.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

JILA supports an active postdoctoral research associates program for young scientists desiring advanced research training soon after being awarded a Ph.D. Appointments to the program are offered for durations of one year or more. Young researchers often undertake postdoctoral research to gain experience in a new field or expand their experience in applied research, theoretical analysis, or experimental research.

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Minorities Engineers & Computer Sci. Medical School Ethnic Groups & Studies
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