Available Funding and Financial Aid

Prof. Katrin Iken showing a basket-full of crustaceans and bivalves
Bounty of the Sea. Photo courtesy of SFOS

Available Scholarships/Fellowships (Please see the application for the actual deadline each year; it is adjusted for years when the deadline date falls on a weekend.)


  • Thesis Completion Fellowship Program:  The application period for the 2014-2015 Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship Program is now closed. Please check again early in Spring 2015 for the next round (2015-2016)
  • Graduate Assistantships:various deadlines
  • Travel Grants: The current Travel Grant period is closed. Please check back around April 2014.

Sources of Financial Aid Information

Other Funding Opportunities


Arctic Institute of North America Grants

$1000 grants to graduate students “to augment research” from Arctic Institute of North America (AINA). For more information visit:

http://arctic.ucalgary.ca/scholarships/aina-grants-in-aid

Deadline is February 1, 2014.


RAP Awards

National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Awards

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 prog rams offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. In particular, note eligibility details. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD). When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria. In addition, note the application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews

Application and complete instructions, participating U.S. govt. agencies/labs, requirements, criteria, etc. may be found on www.national-academies.org/rap


Spring 2014 Travel Grants

For travel commencing BEFORE July 1, 2014

The UAF Graduate School announces an opportunity for graduate students in good standing to apply by February 14 for grants to partially cover expenses for travel that will substantially further their education.

Travel must begin before July 1, 2014

Please review the guidelines here.

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