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 2015-2016 Thesis/Dissertation Fellowship Program is now CLOSED. Please check again early in Spring 2016 for the next round (2016-2017)
  • Graduate Assistantships:various deadlines
  • Travel Grants: The current application period is now closed.  Please check in again around mid-May for the next round of travel grants.

Sources of Financial Aid Information

Other Funding Opportunities


2015 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Synopsis of Program:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for submission of applications is May 26, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 55 new fellowships in the Fall of 2015. The Fellowship Program provides up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master's level students may receive a maximum of two years of support ($88,000). Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years ($132,000), usable over a period of five years.

More information is available here.


Call for applications: NEFU international summer schools

North-Eastern Federal University has opened a call for applications for its annual summer school programs. This year it offers six summer school programs in different fields of studies. NEFU also offers full tuition and accommodation fee waivers for UArctic partner institution students.

More information can be found here.


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


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