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Science and Engineering Graduate Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency Title Description or Notes
Department of Energy (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) Students should demonstrate promise as young researchers and be able to contribute to the research project as described in the research proposal. 
Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Fellows in High Energy Theory A competitive program open to graduate students in theoretical high energy physics whose advisors are currently supported by a research grant
Department of Energy (DOE) NBL Training Internship Program – The Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students
Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) A one day “Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion” workshop for faculty, staff, postdoctoral, and graduate researchers from EFRCs focused on solar energy conversion
Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Requires substantive graduate work in each of a scientific or engineering discipline, computer science and applied mathematics
National Science Foundation (NSF) Gratuate Research Fellowships Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering
Department of Defense NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE (NDSEG) FELLOWSHIP  Awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of fifteen disciplines
Office of Naval Research Early Student Support for Physical Oceanography Investigators Graduate student participation on ONR-funded projects and initiatives
Office of Naval Research Small Business Programs Graduate student participation on ONR-funded projects and initiatives
Office of Naval Research Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Graduate student participation on ONR-funded projects and initiatives
Office of Naval Research Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Graduate fellowships for individuals expected to become members of the engineering faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions, and curricular enrichment programs
Office of Naval Research  Ocean Electric Field for Oceanography “Ocean Electric Field for Oceanography” example of grad student involvement
Office of Naval Research Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor at a participating Navy laboratory
Office of Naval Research SeaBASS: A Marine BioAcoustics Summer School  Opportunity for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in marine bioacoustics
Office of Naval Research Search results page (336 more “hits” found here) General listing of hits on “graduate students”
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH Notice:  NOT-OD-13-093 NIH Encourages Institutions to Develop Individual Development Plans for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers
National Institutes of Health (NIH) New and Early Stage Investigator Policies Statement of Commitment to New and Early Stage Investigators
National Institutes of Health (NIH) PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships for Minority Students
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Graduate Student Research Opportunities General info for Graduate Students for ORAU
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Graduate Student Opportunities at ORNL Graduate Student Opportunities at ORNL
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) Short-term research opportunities to recent recipients of Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Higher Education Research Experiences  (HERE at ORNL)  Research opportunities and associated activities for graduate students.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) HERE at ORNL – Thesis or Dissertation Research Research opportunities and associated activities for graduate students.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) Cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program Cutting edge automotive-related research at ORNL
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Science Education Programs at ORNL Science & Discovery at ORNL in Six Disciplines