There are a variety of fellowship opportunities available to graduate students. (Please note that the awards listed on this page are only a selection of those available.) Be sure to search online and ask professionals in your field for additional options.
Also, unless international students are mentioned, the awards listed on this page are open only to U.S. residents. However, both international and U.S. students can use https://www.scholarships.com to find possible scholarships. Once you begin the application process, the Communication Center is a great resource. Visit the Fellowships Office website or email the office for help with locating additional opportunities and preparing applications.
Information for NSF Graduate Research Fellow Applicants and Recipients
If you are interested in applying for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship or you've received one, be sure to read the following information sheets that we've put together:
- Guidance for Those Applying for NSF Research Fellowships
- FAQ for Current NSF Graduate Research Fellows
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Open to first-year graduate students.
- Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research Program. Deadline is Sept. 24.
- Eisenhower Fellowships (Transportation). Open to international students if their bachelor’s degree is from a U.S. institution.
- Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
- IBM Fellowship Awards Program. Student must be nominated by doctoral faculty. This award is open to international students.
- Intel Fellowship
- Intel Ph.D. Fellowships
- National Defense Science and Engineering Grants. December deadline.
- National Institutes of Health. Additional information available at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Open to first-year graduate students or first-semester second year students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) majors. October deadline.
- Science to Achieve Results Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
- SMART Fellowships. Funding from the Department of Defense (DOD) for STEM master’s or Ph.D. students. Requires DoD work for each year funded. December deadline.
- Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Awards
Underrepresented and Minority Student
- GEM Master’s and Ph.D. Fellowships for Underrepresented Students. Please reference eligibility requirements here. Applications are due November 15.
- Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships. For African American students doing biomedical research.
- NIH Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship
- CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) Scholarship
- Ford Foundation Fellowships
To Go Abroad
- Fulbright Awards. Apply while working on master’s degree or in the early stages of working on your Ph.D. (first three years of the program). Open to all fields. Campus deadline is Aug. 1 to complete the preliminary form, and the end of August for the online application. For more information, contact Kathryn Meehan.
- NSF EAPSI Summer Institutes (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes)
- Whitaker Fellowship (Biomedical — for both graduate and postgraduate awards abroad). Whitaker awards are expected to end in 2017.
- Joint Ph.D. Research Fellowship of the Confucius China Studies Program. For humanities, arts, and social science work at one of 15 Chinese Universities. Open to students who are not Chinese citizens.
Master’s degree students may also be eligible to apply for nationally competitive awards such as
- Rhodes Scholarship (age limit 24)
- Marshall Scholarship
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship
- Mitchell Scholarship
- Churchill Scholarship (to do a one-year master’s degree at Cambridge University in a science/technology/engineering/mathematics area)
Campus deadline for these applications is Aug. 1. For more information, contact Kathryn Meehan in the Office of Fellowships.
- Russian Global Education Program. This program is a Russian government-sponsored program designed to foster mutual understanding and strengthen U.S.-Russian relations. It is designed to help Russian students who are in need of financial support to pay for tuition, living expenses, application, exam fees, travel, visa fees, and transportation costs.
- China Scholarship Council Graduate Scholarship Program. Up to 70 scholarships will be available for Ph.D. study to candidates who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of applying for entry for the academic year.
- Domenica Rea D’Onofrio Fellowship Student must be a native and Italian citizen, and a graduate of an accredited Italian undergraduate institution of higher learning. Preference is given to students from Pomigliano D'Arco, Naples Italy; the University of Naples, Italy; or the region of Campania, Italy. Disbursements are administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). For questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AAUW International. Available for graduate and postgraduate studies.
- AAUW Dissertation Fellowships. For students in their final years. Open to people in all fields.
- PEO Scholarship. The Georgia Tech PEO nomination is due in early October. Application is made through the student’s graduate coordinator, who must nominate the student. The $15,000 scholarship is for advanced women graduate students who are enrolled in a doctoral-level degree program and who are U.S. citizens and within two years of completing an academic program (with at least one full academic year remaining). The scholarship is not need based. Call for nominations will appear in Graduate Studies announcements in September.
- Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. For women in technology.
Those Interested in Teaching High School
- Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships for STEM High School Teachers. For information, contact Susan Belmonte.
- Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students. For those interested in adding a foreign language component to their graduate education. January deadline.
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- Fulbright Program, Critical Language Enhancement Award. Available in some languages in some countries.
Completing a Master’s or Ph.D.
Completing a Ph.D.
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
- Marshall Sherfield Fellowship. Apply in early October the fall before completing a Ph.D. to do a one or two-year postdoc anywhere in the UK. Must have letter of invitation and a minimum 3.7 GPA for all degrees separately. Must be in STEM field.
Gain Washington, D.C., Experience
- Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship. Designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
- Georgia Tech D.C. Internship Program. You must have taken one of the following courses prior to applying for program: HIST 2111, 2112, POL 1101, INTA 1200, PUBP 3000 or its equivalent. Open to graduate students in all majors. You must be a returning student and enrolled in classes for the semester following your internship.
- Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships. Apply when completing Ph.D.
- White House Fellow. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions. No formal age restrictions. However, the fellowship program was created to give selected Americans the experience of government service early in their careers.