Merit-based support provided by national, international or private foundations. Many organizations accept applications up to a year before acceptance into a graduate program. For your convenience, descriptions of selected extramural programs, many of which need nomination by the Graduate Division, are included in the following section. These descriptions and information regarding application procedures are organized according to the following categories: Early Graduate Study Fellowships, Dissertation Fellowships, Study Abroad Fellowships and Extramural Funding for Foreign Nationals. These lists of extramural fellowships are not exhaustive and are provided for informational purposes only. The Graduate Division does not accept responsibility for any information here that might differ from that of the funding agency. Students should check with the agency to confirm award descriptions, eligibility and deadlines.
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Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Up to five German Studies Research Grants to be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. Award Amount: $1,500 to $2,500 Disciplines Humanities. Social Sciences. Academic Level Highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students Citizenship: Open only to U.S. citizens Requirements Must be nominated by their department/program chairs. Open to master’s degree and PhD candidates in the humanities and German social science disciplines working on a “Certificate in German Studies” or doing preliminary doctoral dissertation research. Must have com- pleted a minimum of three courses in German studies (literature, history, politics or other field[s]) at the time of nomination. Contact Michael Thomanek email@example.com (212) 758-3223 www.daad.org
Campus deadline (approximate). Deadline based upon 2009-2010 information. Please check www.gdnet.ucla.edu for updated information. Description: Funding for this program is provided by the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California (Alpha Association), which reviews nominees and selects recipients for the award. Award Amount: Several scholarships of up to $2,500 each. Awards are made based on student’s financial need, academic record and availability of funds. Disciplines: Students in any field of study who will be in the final year of study for the terminal degree in their program when the award is made. Preference is given to students formally advanced to doctoral candidacy who plan to return to their home countries upon completion of their degrees. Academic Level: Working on doctoral dissertation Citizenship: International students Requirements: Students must be nominated by the UCLA Graduate Division. Award Type: Fellowship/Grant Contact: Samantha Reyes Outreach, Diversity & Fellowships UCLA Graduate Division 1252 Murphy Hall (310) 206-8743 firstname.lastname@example.org http://organizations.oxy.edu/pbk/index. html
Anticipated date based upon 2009-2010 information. Please check www.gdnet.ucla.edu for updated information. Description: For graduate students to study and conduct research in science and engineering fields relevant to NASA. Awards are renewable for one year for a master’s degree and two years for a PhD upon satisfactory academic advancement, research progress and available funding. This 12-month award will strongly encourage students to participate in a 10-week NASA Center-based research experience at the Center extending the GSRP Fellowship. The program will support approximately 180 graduate students annually. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Award Amount: Twelve-month $20,000 stipend, $3,000 student travel allowance, up to $1,000 for health insurance, and a $3,000 university allowance for research advisor. Disciplines: Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. Science disciplines of interest to NASA. Academic Level: Prospective/Current Graduate Student Citizenship: Open only to U.S. citizens. Requirements: Full-time graduate student, at any stage of studies, from accredited U.S. college or university. May not hold another federal fellowship or traineeship. Application must be sponsored by a graduate faculty advisor or department chair. Award Type: Fellowship/Grant Contact: http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/login/guideline.cfm for application information
Anticipated date based on 2009-2010 information. Description Fellowships for study leading to a doctoral degree in computational science related fields. Applica- tions are encouraged from women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Fellows do not incur any military obligation. Award Amount Awards include a yearly stipend of $32,400 plus fees and tuition. Annual research allowance of $1,000 plus matching funds of up to $2,475 for computer workstation. Disciplines Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. Open to fields with applications in high- performance computing. Academic Level Open to first- and second-year students. Citizenship Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Award Type Fellowship/Grant Contact DOE CSGF Program Coordinator Krell Institute 1609 Golden Aspen Dr., Suite 101 Ames, IA 50010 (515) 956-3696 email@example.com www2.krellinst.org/csgf/index.shtml Last Updated October 2009
Anticipated date based on 2009-2010 information. Description Approximately 200, three-year fellowships, support graduate study leading to a doctoral degree in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance. Applications are encouraged from women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Fellows do not incur any military obligation. Award Amount Twelve-month stipends of $30,500 the first year, $31,000 the second year and $31,500 the third year are offered with tuition and fees. Disciplines Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. Health Sciences. School of Public Health. Limited to: mathematics, computer science, physics, biosciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, geosciences, cognitive science, neural science, behavioral sciences, materials science, manufacturing science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering and oceanography. Academic Level Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Citizenship U.S. citizens or permanent residents and those applying for residency or citizenship are eligible. Award Type Fellowship/Grant Contact NDSEG Fellowship Program C/O American Society for Engineering Education 1818 N St., NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 331-3516 firstname.lastname@example.org Applications available online: https://ndseg.asee.org Last Updated October 2009
Deadline based upon 2009-2010 information. Please check www.gdnet.ucla.edu for updated information. Description: At least 15 fellowships for outstanding students to complete their course work, conduct research and prepare their dissertations in the life and physical sciences. Award Amount: Maximum award of $52,000, which consists of a Fellowship Stipend of $42,000 for the award recipient and a Department Research Grant of up to $10,000. Disciplines Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Academic Level: Working on Doctoral Dissertation Citizenship: Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents Requirements: Open to African American students who are within 1-3 years of completing their doctoral studies and who have successfully completed all qualifying exams. Each fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist. Award Type: Fellowship/Grant Contact: UNCF•Merck Science Initiatives United Negro College Fund 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive PO Box 10444 Fairfax, VA 22031-8044 www.uncf.org/Merck/
November 2, 2010 through November 12, 2010. Deadlines vary depending on discipline.
Campus deadline. Deadline based upon 2009-2010 information. Please check www.gdnet.ucla.edu for updated information. Description Fifteen to eighteen young Americans are offered the opportunity to live and work in Asia to increase the awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Award Amount: Awards provide travel, medical insurance and living expenses Disciplines: Open to all fields except Asian studies Academic Level: Prospective/Current Graduate Student Citizenship: Open only to U.S. citizens Requirements: Must be nominated by UCLA Graduate Division. Upper age limit is 29 by September 1st of award year. Knowledge of an Asian language is not necessary. Must hold a bachelor’s degree. Asian specialists and persons with significant exposure to Asian culture are not eligible. Must complete a preliminary application form, which can be obtained at 1252 Murphy Hall. Award Type: Internship Contact: Samantha Reyes Outreach, Diversity, & Fellowships UCLA Graduate Division 1252 Murphy Hall (310) 206-8723 email@example.com www.hluce.org www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx Application form available in 1252 Murphy Hall
Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships for students who have enrolled or plan to enroll in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program in fields supported by this program and who provide evidence that they can fully utilize a three-year fellowship award. Award Amount: Predoctoral fellowships of $20,000, annual institutional allowance of $2,000 in lieu of tuition and fees for up to three years, and expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows. Disciplines Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering. Academic Level: Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Individuals holding a doctorate degree or pursuing a professional degree are ineligible. Citizenship Open only to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals. Requirements: Applicants must show evidence of superior academic achievement, be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, be enrolled in or plan ning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a PhD or Sc.D. at a U.S. educational institution. Membership in one or more of the following under-represented groups will be considered a positive factor: American Indian, Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Micronesian or Polynesian), or Puerto Rican. Contact: Fellowship Office/Keck 576 National Research Council 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 (202) 334-2872 firstname.lastname@example.org www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfel- lowships/fordpredoc.html for application information
Also due May 1, 2011. All materials should be submitted to the UCLA Graduate Division two to three weeks before the DAAD deadlines: November 1, 2010, for music, visual arts and performing arts; November 15, 2010 for applicants in other fields. Description Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors and gradu- ate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. Research Grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates and post-doc researchers for research or a course of study and training at universities or other institutes in Germany. Scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) and must take place during the German academic year (Oct.1–July 31). Students enrolling in a master’s degree program will be eligible for a one-year extension in order to complete a full degree course. Award Amount Monthly stipends range from 750 to 1,000 Euros. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and travel costs. Disciplines Open to all fields. For research in the fields of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine, contact DAAD for special guidelines. Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a very good command of German. Academic Level Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Working on Master’s Thesis. Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholar. Citizenship Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at the time of application. Requirements Graduate students should be enrolled full-time, PhD candidates should have all but the dissertation completed and post-doctoral applicants must have completed their PhD no more than two years prior to applying. For short term study, applica- tions should be submitted to the UCLA Graduate Division two weeks before the actual deadline. All other applicants should submit their applications three weeks prior to the deadline. Award Type Fellowship/Grant Contact Chérie Francis Outreach, Diversity & Fellowships UCLA Graduate Division 1252 Murphy Hall; MC 141901 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1419 (310) 206-2557 email@example.com www.daad.org firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 758-3223 (415) 986-2021 DAAD New York 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Last Updated October 2009
Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Approximately 30 fellowships support “New Americans” pursuing graduate studies. The Program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principal residence and focus of national identity. Award Amount: Awards provide stipends of $20,000 per year plus half-tuition costs up to $16,000 per annum for up to two years. Disciplines All Academic Level: Open to enrolled graduate students (not past 2nd year), college seniors and recent college graduates. Citizenship: “New Americans” include Green Card holders, naturalized citizens and children of parents who both are naturalized citizens. Requirements: Must not be older than 30 years of age at time of application deadline Contact: Apply online at www.pdsoros.org. (212) 547-6926 email@example.com Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans 400 W. 59th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10019
Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Up to 20 fellowships provide support for students of outstanding potential in the applied physical sciences at selected universities who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of undergraduate and, in some cases, early graduate records, and on institutional and individual recommendations. The proposed field of graduate study must be concerned with application of the physical sciences to problems, as contrasted with work that extends the basic physical sciences. The fellowship is expected to result in a PhD degree. Award Amount: At present, there are two fellowship options: (1) nine-month stipend of $31,000 plus cost- of-education allowance, renewable for up to five years; (2) nine-month stipend of $36,000 plus cost-of-education allowance for two years. Also, up to three years of $3,500/year supple-mental stipend (awardee is required to accept a three-year fellowship from another source). $5,000 a year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children. Disciplines: Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. Academic Level BA with at least an A- grade average during last 2 years of undergraduate work. Applica- tions are accepted from students who expect to receive a bachelor's degree and from students already enrolled in graduate programs. Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents and those applying for residency or citizenship are eligible. Requirements: Open to graduating seniors and students who at the time of application have not yet com- pleted one year of graduate study. Contact: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation 2456 Research Drive Livermore, CA 94550- 3850 (925) 373-1642 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hertzfoundation.org for application information
Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Approximately 70 new fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to a doctoral or terminal master’s degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Awards are renewable up to a maximum of three years contingent on satisfactory progress to degree and funding availability. Award Amount: Awards up to $30,000 stipend plus fees. Financial need determines the actual stipend. Disciplines: Humanities. Social Sciences. School of Arts and Architecture. Selected fields within these areas. Academic Level: Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents and those applying for residency or citizenship are eligible. Requirements: Open to graduating seniors and students who at the time of application have not yet com- pleted one year of graduate study. Students must also demonstrate financial need by filling out the FAFSA by January 31, 2010. Contact: Carmen Gordon and Sara Starke Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program U.S. Department of Education, OPE Teacher and Student Development Programs Service 1990 K Street, N.W., Room 6089 Washington, D.C. 20006-8524 (202) 502-7542 email@example.com www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index. html for application information
Anticipated campus deadline. Check Graduate Division Website for updated 2010 - 2011 deadline http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/stusup/stusup.htm Description: Approximately 1,300 fellowships give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination in over 150 countries. Fellowship amounts vary depending on country. Awards are for one academic year, according to host country’s calendar. Award Amount: Stipends vary by country. Disciplines: Open to all fields Academic Level:Prospective/Current Graduate Student. Working on Master’s Thesis. Working on Doc- toral Dissertation. Citizenship: Open only to U.S. citizens Requirements Any degree except the PhD or, in the creative and performing arts, four years of profes- sional study and/or experience. Must have proficiency in the language of the host country unless otherwise specified. Law applicants may hold a JD. Preference is given to candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months. Enrolled students must apply through their home institution. Applicants not currently enrolled at an institution are encouraged to apply “at large” or through their alma mater. Contact: Samantha Reyes Outreach, Diversity & Fellowships UCLA Graduate Division 1252 Murphy Hall; MC 141901 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1419 (310) 206-8743 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/library/ fulbright.htm www.fulbrightonline.org
Campus deadline. Approximate. Description: Two awards and certificates of citation for dissertations that represent original work making significant contributions to their discipline. Award Amount: Honorarium of $2,000 plus reasonable travel expenses to annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools Disciplines: Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. Fields of competition alternate yearly. Physical and social sciences (even years); biological sciences, life sciences, and humanities (odd years). Academic Level: Working on Doctoral Dissertation Citizenship: No citizenship requirements Requirements: Doctoral degree awarded, or completion of all degree requirements, within the last two years. Award Type: Award/Competition Contact: CGS Dissertation Award Committee One Dupont Circle, NW, Ste 230 Washington, DC 20036-1173 (202) 223-3791 email@example.com www.cgsnet.org