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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: Bloc Travel Grant for Students
Purpose: The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has received a grant
from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to support travel for dental students to the IADR/AADR/CADR  General Session & Exhibitions for presentation of scientific papers on dental research.
Eligibility: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Clinical Dentistry, Health, Dental Health and Hygiene


Funder: American Political Science Association
Title: Travel Grants for International Graduate Students
Purpose: Travel Grants for International Graduate Students are available for the Annual Meetings. These grants provide help in attending the Annual Meeting and are intended as supplemental funding, not as fully paid travel.
Eligibility: Non-U.S. graduate students who are also APSA members and who are studying in American doctoral programs.
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 Society for Microbiology
Title: Student and Post Doctoral Fellow Travel Grants (ICAAC)
Purpose: Through the ASM Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Grant program, the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), the ICAAC Program Committee will award travel grants worth at least $600 to support students’ attendance at the ICAAC.
Eligibility: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Discipline area: Life Sciences, Biology, Microbiology


Funder: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Title: Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development *GRANT NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*
Purpose: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation invites master's and doctoral students to compete for the Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development, supported by the Arlene Matkin Memorial Fund. The competition is for support of research to be initiated in the area of early childhood language development
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Communication Development


Funder: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Title: Student Research Grant in Audiology *GRANT NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*
Purpose: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF) invites interested masters and doctoral degree students to compete for the 2006 Student Research Grant in Audiology, supported by the Ira M. Ventry and Brad Friedrich Memorial Funds. The competition is for support of research to be initiated in the area of clinical and/or rehabilitative audiology.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences; Biomedicine; Audiology


Funder: Canadian Government
Title: Canadian Studies Grant Programs
Purpose: The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in a scholarly publication and at scholarly conferences.
Eligibility: This program is intended for full-time faculty members at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities, as well as scholars at American research institutions. Recent Ph.D. recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are also eligible to apply.
Discipline area: Social sciences, Humanities.  We are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations as well as Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment, and agriculture.


Funder: Emergency Medicine Foundation

Title: EMF/SAEM Medical Student Research Grant

Purpose: The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and Society for Academic Emergency
Medicine (SAEM) jointly award stipends to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research.
Eligibility: Graduate Students
Discipline area: Medical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Emergency Treatment, Health Care


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:  American Society 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:  Department of Energy
Title:  Faculty and Student Teams Program
Purpose:  The program provides hands-on research opportunities in DOE national laboratories during the summer. The faculty member identifies a mutually beneficial research area amenable to collaboration by the faculty member and the laboratory scientist
Eligibility:  Team comprised of one faculty member & 2-3 undergraduate (not graduate) students
Discipline area:  Science


Funder:  Earthwatch Institute
Title:  Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP) Grants
Purpose:  Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that supports scholarly field research worldwide in the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences. Since 1990, the Student Challenge Awards Program has offered students the opportunity to experience scientific research first-hand.
Eligibility:  Undergraduate, Graduate
Discipline area:  Earth Sciences, Earth Observation, Life Sciences, Biology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies



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:  Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Title:  Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant
Purpose:  The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have evidenced high professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied lighting design problem. The purpose of the Grant is to foster good lighting and advance the appreciation of lighting as an art.
Eligibility:  Undergraduate, Graduate students
Discipline area:  Arts, Architecture, Lighting Design


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:  Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)
Purpose:  The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
Eligibility:  Graduate students
Disciplinary area:  Science, Mathematics, Engineering related to NASA research and development


Funder:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Title:  MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR)
Purpose:  To prepare students for entry into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. in a biomedical science.
Eligibility:  Undergraduate students who are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences
Discipline area:  Science, Biomedical Sciences.


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/Student Achievement Grants
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:  Undergraduate and graduate students
Discipline area:  Social sciences, Education


Funder:  American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Title:  Dissertation Grants
Purpose:  Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation and equal up to $15,000 per year.
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:  Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions
Purpose:  Supports postsecondary education professionals & doctoral students to conduct research using national databases at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) & NSF.  Program goals: to provide professional development opportunities to Ph.D. students, institutional researchers, educators & administrators, & to foster the use of the federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.
Discipline area:  Education

Funder: Head Start
Title: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
Purpose: Head Start Grad Student Research Grants promote mentor-student relationships that support students' doctoral-level graduate training
Eligibility: Doctoral Graduate students
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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