Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Grants for Student Researchers

Health & Social Sciences
Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Math



Health & Social Sciences:



Funder: American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation
Title:  Student Research Grants
Purpose: The mission of the Academy is to advance the practice of implant dentistry through education, credentialing, and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Implant Dentistry

Funder: American Association for Dental Research
Title: Awards and Contests
Purpose: Various awards and training opportunities for student researchers.
Eligibility: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Clinical Dentistry, Health, Dental Health and Hygiene

Funder: American Political Science Association
Title: Grants and Fellowships
Purpose: The American Political Science Association awards grants, fellowships, and scholarships with the aim of advancing education and research in political science.
Eligibility: See above
Discipline area: Social Sciences, Political Science

Funder: American Psychological Association
Title: Graduate Research Scholarships & Student Travel Awards
Purpose: The purpose of the Travel Award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA Convention to present their research.
Eligibility: Graduate students that are in good standing.
Discipline area: Social science, Psychology

Funder: American Psychological Foundation
Title: Paul E. Henkin Student Travel Award
Purpose: The $500 grant supports a graduate student member of Division 16 to attend the APA annual convention. The funds can be used to pay for convention registration, lodging and transportation costs.  Funds cannot be used for food, drink, supplies, or other expenses incurred while attending the APA convention. The award is not renewable.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Education

Funder: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Title: Grants and Scholarships
Purpose: ASHFoundation supports innovators and sparks innovation in communication sciences. We give early support to promising students, researchers, and clinicians exploring bold ideas to transform the field and improve people's lives.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences; Biomedicine; Audiology

Funder: Field Psych Trust
Title: Research Grants for Graduate Students
Purpose: The Field Psych Trust provides grant funding for promising graduate students exploring the history, contributions, and further development of Perceptual (Field) Psychology in relationship to the research and writings of Arthur W. Combs, PhD. Graduate students with an interest in exploring the link between human experience/meaning/perception (currently referred to as "dispositions") and human behavior may qualify for support for class papers and projects, master's theses, and dissertations.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Funder: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title: Medical Student Fellowships
Purpose: Supports a year of full-time fundamental biomedical research for medical students, & continued support for a second year of research training or completion of medical studies, with the goal of strengthening & expanding the nation's pool of medically trained researchers.
Eligibility: Students working for doctoral degrees in the biological sciences.
Discipline area: Sciences, Biomedical

Funder: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Title: Grants-In-Aid Program

Purpose: Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded graduate student research, with strong preference for students at the dissertation state.  SPSSI supports scientific research in social problem areas related to the basics interests and goals of SPSSI.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Psychology, and other Social Sciences


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Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, & Math:



Funder:  American Ornithologists Union
Title:  Student Membership Awards
Purpose:  The Council of the American Ornithologists' Union has voted to provide one-year student membership awards to qualified undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in ornithology.
Eligibility:  Undergraduate or graduate students
Discipline area:  Environmental Sciences, Biology

Funder:  American Society of Heating Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc.
Title:  Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award Program
Purpose:  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) provides an annual grant to 10-25 full-time graduate students of ASHRAE-related technologies. The grant is intended to encourage the student to continue his or her preparation for service in the HVAC&R industry.
Eligibility:  Graduate Students
Discipline area:  Education, Educational Curriculum Studies, Engineering Education, Engineering, Heat Engineering, Air Conditioning Systems

Funder:  Association for Information Science and Technology
Title:  Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper
Purpose:  The award consists of round-trip travel expenses and full registration for the ASIS&T annual meeting, not to exceed $500, to be paid by Pratt Institute; a certificate; and possible submission of the paper for publication in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIST).
Eligibility:  Graduate Students
Discipline area:  Information Technology, Information Science, Information Theory

Funder:  American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Title:  The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, ASPRS Student Travel Grants
Purpose:  The intent of this program is to increase student exposure to the profession, and to encourage continued student identification with and membership in, ASPRS as their national professional organization.
Eligibility:  Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Discipline area:  Geospatial Technology, Photogrammetry

Funder:  Argonne National Laboratory
Title:  International Student Exchange Program


Purpose:  Research internship & foreign practicum training to graduate students in the scientific & technical fields of mutual interest to U.S. and foreign countries.
Eligibility:  Graduate Students
Discipline area:  Science, nuclear engineering

Funder:  Council on Undergraduate Research
Title:  Posters on the Hill
Purpose:  The Council on Undergraduate Research invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts describing research conducted in collaboration with faculty in the natural and social sciences, technology and mathematics.  CUR will competitively select sixty research projects for participation in poster sessions with Congress and State Representatives.  Students and their faculty mentors will display posters on the U.S. Capitol and visit Representatives' and Senators' offices.
Eligibility:  Undergraduate students
Discipline area:  Social Sciences, Math, Technology

Funder:  Geo-society Association
Title:  Graduate Student Research Grants
Purpose:  The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students at universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Eligibility:  Graduate students only
Discipline area:  Science, Geology

Funder:  Mazamas
Title:  Graduate Student Research Grants
Purpose:  The Mazamas is a mountaineering organization based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to these natural landscapes are relevant research topics. The Mazamas Graduate Research Grants are intended to help graduate students cover travel and per diem costs of conducting master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research.
Eligibility:  Graduate Students
Discipline area:  Earth Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology

Funder:  Mineralogical Society of America
Title:  Grant for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology
Purpose:  The Mineralogical Society of America offers grants for research in mineralogy and petrology from a fund created by contributions from MSA members.
Eligibility:  Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Discipline area:  Earth Sciences, Geology

Funder:  NASA
Title:  NASA Internships and Fellowships
Purpose:  To support the vitality and diversity of the STEM workforce of NASA and the United States by training and funding graduate students during their STEM academic endeavors and providing access to NASA, its content, unique facilities, and STEM experts.
Eligibility:  High school, undergraduate, and graduate students
Disciplinary area:  Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and History related to NASA research and development

Funder: National Institutes of Health
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
Purpose: Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U-STAR awards provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The period of appointment to the MARC U-STAR program is a consecutive 24-month period at the final 2 years of undergraduate training, typically called the junior and senior years.
Eligibility: Institutions with significant enrollments of college students from underrepresented groups may be eligible to apply. Awards are made to colleges and universities that offer the baccalaureate degree. Only one grant per eligible institution is awarded. MARC institutions select the trainees to be supported. Trainees must be honors students majoring in the biomedical sciences who have expressed interest in pursuing postgraduate education leading to the Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or other combined professional degree-Ph.D. in these fields upon completing their baccalaureate degree.
Discipline area: Open

Funder:  Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society
Title:  Grants-in-Aid Student Research Program
Purpose:  To encourage close working relationships between students and faculty, promote scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
Eligibility:  Supports full-time graduate & undergraduate students
Discipline area:  Science, Technology, Engineering.

Funder:  SME Education Foundation
Title:  Student Scholarship Program
Purpose:  Provides financial support for educational expenses to students seeking degrees in manufacturing engineering and technology, or a closely related field, such as industrial engineering/technology and mechanical engineering/technology.
Eligibility:  Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Discipline area:  Industrial technology, Engineering


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Funder:  Fulbright U.S.
Title:  Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Purpose:  Program is designed to give recent BS/BA graduates, master's & doctoral candidates, & young professionals/artists opportunities for personal development & international experience in over 140 countries. Most grantees plan their own programs.
Eligibility:  Students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at U.S. colleges or universities and U.S. students studying at institutions outside of the U.S.  Applicants who have already graduated may apply through their alma mater
Discipline area:  Open to all fields of study

Funder:  The NEA Foundation
Title:  Learning and Leadership
Purpose:  The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.
Eligibility:  Members of NEA
Discipline area:  Social sciences, Education

Funder:  American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Title:  Dissertation Grants
Purpose:  The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
Eligibility:  Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens
Discipline area:  Education, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Demography, Statistics, Psychometrics

Funder:  Association for Institutional Research
Title:  Grants & Scholarships
Purpose:  The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) supports higher education professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning.
Discipline area:  Education


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Funder: University Film and Video Association
Title: Carol Fielding Student Grants
Purpose: The University Film and Video Association offer grants for student projects. Up to $4,000 is available for film, video, or multimedia production and up to $1,000 is available for research projects in historical, critical, theoretical or experimental studies of film and video.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Discipline area: Fine Arts, Mass Media

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