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These are but a few of the many research fellowships available. Students should consult with their advisers for guidance on locating field-specific funding sources. Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences may also consult with Marion Pratt in the College of Arts and Science Grants Resources Office

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Name Description

Graduate/post-graduate research grants for women.

gradstds, spgrp, science, alumni science, technology, engineering, medicine, math, dissertation, graduate, post-graduate, women, woman, doctoral, scholar, research, teaching, January, December, November
Alfa Fellowship Program - Russia

Professional development in Russia

gradstds, alum, alumni, Russia, professional, graduate, experience
American Councils Research Fellowships

Language grants for Master's-level students.

gradstds europe, language, russia, asia, moldova, ukraine, caucasus, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia
American-Scandinavian Foundation

Graduate study and research in Scandinavia.

gradstds, alum, senior research, graduate, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, study, senior
Ariel Appleton Research Fellowship

Supports research in conservation and ecology.

science, undergrad, gradstds, ugradresearch, gradresearch natural sciences, conservation, ecology, species, ecosystems, ecology, grassland, savanna, riparian, Sonora, Chihuahua, ecoregion, earth
Australia - Endeavour Scholarships for Graduate Study

Support graduate study in Australia. International students also eligible.


postugrad, gradstds graduate, australia, research, study
Australia Graduate Fellowship Program

For graduate students in several science and engineering fields.

gradstds australia, engineering, medicine, graduate, grad, stem, cell, sustainability, life, science, study, research
Austrian Teaching Assistantship Program

Teach ESL at secondary school level.

alum, gradstds, postugrad senior, alum, alumni, teaching, Austria, November, January, education, german
Boren Fellowships

Intensive language study for graduate students.

gradstds mandarin, japanese, russian, japan, china, russia, africa, israel, portuguese, arabic, fall, spring, summer, , Akan, Twi, Wolof, Zulu, French, Portuguese, Swahili,graduate, hindi, urdu, india
Boren Scholarships

Intensive language study for undergraduates

science, undergrad, gradstds, summer, intern mandarin, ROTC, japanese, russian, japan, china, russia, africa, israel, portuguese, arabic, fall, spring, summer, STEM, undergraduate, Akan, Twi, Wolof, Zulu, French, Portuguese, Swahili,graduate, hindi, urdu, india
Brazilian Initiation Scholarship

For students interested in study/research in Brazil.

undergrad, gradstds brazil, portuguese, undergraduate, november, january,
CAORC - Council of American Overseas Research Centers

Humanities/Social Science research grant for PhD candidates/recent PhDs

Capital City Fellows Program

For recent master's degree graduates.

gradstds, service Graduate, master, public, administration, urban, law, engineering, human, Washington, D.C., internship, employment
Central Europe Summer Research Institute

Summer graduate research grant for science and engineering.

gradstds, science, intern
Chevening Scholarship

International students only.

undergrad, gradstds foreign nationals
Child Family Health International (CFHI)

Short term global health education programs around the world.

intern, gradstds, postugrad, undergrad, science india, south, africa, us, bolivia, ecuador, mexico, argentina, medicine, nursing, health, international, global
Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Funds 2 months travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project.

gradstds europe, dissertation, graduate, doctoral, research
Critical Language Summer Institutes

Summer language study.

intern, undergrad, alum, sochum, postugrad, gradstds language, study, undergrad, summer, alumni, Arabia, arabic, China, chinese, japanese, Japan, korean, Korea, persian, russian, Russia, turkish, Turkey, hindi, India, urdu, bengali, Bangladesh, Indonesia, indonesian
DAAD Germany

Study/research/intern in Germany.

undergrad, intern, gradstds, summer, postugrad research, science, engineering, summer, undergraduate, graduate, intern, study, german
DAAD Research in Science and Engineering

Summer research internships in science and engineering.

science, intern, gradstds, postugrad, ugradresearch, gradresearch science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, biomedical, mechanical, civil, industrial
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships

DAR is a lineage society dedicated to patriotism, historic preservation, and education.

undergrad, gradstds, science library, chemistry, medicine, nursing, history, political, economic, historic, preservation, law, mba, teaching, education,
Davis-Putter Scholarship

Need-based award for students actively working for peace and justice.

need, undergrad, gradstds undergraduate, graduate, need, financial, peace, justice, progressive, social, racism, sexism, homophobia, davis, putter, international, january, april
Department of Energy

Graduate students.

gradstds, science
DOE Computational Graduate Science Fellowship

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

science, gradstds computational, science, computer, graduate, study, energy, DOE, January, engineering, compuational
Dolores Z. Liebmann Fellowship

Vanderbilt graduate student fellowship.

gradstds, vandy graduate, vanderbilt, master, PhD, doctoral
Endeavor Awards - Australia

For study and research in Australia.

undergrad, gradstds, postugrad
EPA Student Fellowships

Environmental internships for undergrads and grad students.

undergrad, intern, gradstds, environment, undergrad, grad, protection,
Fogarty Research Grants

Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral and Graduate Researchers

science, gradstds, postugrad science, graduate, research, biomedical, behavioral, fogarty
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Dissertation fellowship for students from underrepresented groups in academia.

gradstds, minority, spgrp graduate. PhD, academic
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

For graduate study leading to a career in academia.

minority, spgrp, gradstds, postugrad,
Foreign Affairs Internships

Foreign Service.

undergrad, intern, gradstds, postugrad state, economics, international, affairs, journalism, management, science, engineering, public, disease, visa, economic, environment, washington, embassy,
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

For the study of Portuguese and indgenous Latin American languages.

undergrad, gradstds language, portuguese, k
French Government Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships in France.

gradstds, alum, postugrad France, French, teaching, education, alum, gradstds, intern, January
Fulbright Fellowships

For graduating seniors and graduate students. Applications are due September 15 each year. Vanderbilt endorsement required for all currently enrolled students.

senior, gradstds, alum, postugrad, science english, graduate, medicine, science, education, study, graduate school, business, MBA, ireland, deaf, music, master, public, health, water, journalism, music, research, teaching, mexico, netherlands, ESL, australia, africa, nursing, medicine,
Fulbright Programs for Senior Scholars

For American scholars and senior faculty.

alum, gradstds, summer
Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

For current Master's and PhD candidates.

gradstds Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand, Tunisia , public, policy, PhD, Master
Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship

Open to graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies.

gradstds, science anthropology, history, research, language, Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Greenlining Leadership Academy

Public policy leadership development programs in California.

intern, gradstds, minority, postugrad law, summer, leader, research, advocacy, think, civil rights, minority, low-income,
Hertz Foundation

Supports PhD study in the applied sciences.

science, alum, gradstds graduate, science, alumni, physical, biology, engineering, chemistry, Aeronautics, Math, statistics, computer, earth, electrical, mechanical, materials, quantitative, biomedical
Hewlett Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development.

IAF Latin America and Caribbean Research Grant PhD students at dissertation writing stage. gradstds
ISI Fellowship Program

Support teaching, projects and research focused on Western Civilization.

gradstds american, history, america, teaching, internship,
Japan Student Services Organization

Scholarships for teaching, study and internships in Japan.

undergrad, gradstds, postugrad japan, japanese, study, summer, semester
John Heinz Dissertation Award

Award for dissertation addressing social insurance policy questions.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Open to rising seniors and PhD candidates, including international students, in any discipline.

gradstds, undergrad, ugradresearch, gradresearch
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

For the study of Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

intern, gradstds, undergrad, alum, summer summer, language, graduate, undergraduate, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Student/recent grads who plan to teach high school math or science.

science, alum, gradstds education, teaching, science, math, biology, chemistry, physics
Language Intensives

Funding for language study.

undergrad, gradstds
Leopold Schepp Academic Scholarship

Need-based scholarship for current academic study.

undergrad, gradstds undergraduate, freshman, sophomore, junior, need, graduate, financial, aid
Luce Scholars Program

Work and travel in Asia.
Vanderbilt nomination required.

alum, gradstds, postugrad alum, asia, japan, china, taiwan, vietnam, malaysia, thailand, india, work, intern, indonesia, bangladesh
Marshall Scholarships

Graduate study in the UK.
Vanderbilt endorsement required.

postugrad, science, alum, gradstds united kingdom, graduate, study, research
Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program Open to Graduate and Post-Graduate students. gradstds, science
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research

Research in the Humanities using original sources.

gradstds dissertation, phd, graduate
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

gradstds humanities, social sciences, dissertation, PhD, international, research
Mitchell Scholarships

Study in Ireland.

science, alum, postugrad, gradstds ireland, study, senior, science, music, social science
NASA Graduate Fellowships science, gradstds science, gradstds, women, minority, black, hispanic, native, PhD, master, STEM, math, physics, engineering
NASA Programs science, undergrad, intern, gradstds alumni, science, engineering, physics, math, civil service, federal, government
National Academy for Social Insurance

Summer internships in social policy.

undergrad, gradstds, intern non-profit, insurance, disability, health, care, research
National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

Research in conservation.

undergrad, gradstds, science, postugrad research, conservation, wildlife, nature, environment
NDSEG Graduate Research Fellowship

For individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

science, gradstds, postugrad science, engineering,
NIH Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program

PhD in Biomedical Research.

science, alum,gradstds, senior, med
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Research fellowships for current graduate students and those in the process of applying for graduate study.

gradstds, science, postugrad science, engineering, math, biology, social, behavior, sociology, psychology, neuroscience, research, graduate study
Payne International Development Fellowship

Graduate study and entry in the Foreign Service.

postugrad, gradstds graduate, international, department of state, USAID, study, need, minority, foreign service
Peace Corps Master

Combines graduate study with service in the Peace Corps.

alum, gradstds, science, postugrad master's, international, service, travel
Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS)

Phd candidates interested in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Open to Master's and PhD students

Rhodes Scholarship

Graduate study at Oxford University.
Vanderbilt nomination required.

science, postugrad, gradstds, socsci oxford, graduate study, graduate, master
Robert Bosch Fellowship

For professionals with graduate degree or equivalent training in the fields of law, journalism, business, public policy, international relations or closely related field.

alum, gradstds graduate, germany, research, business, administration, journalism, law, public, policy, international, relations,
Rotary Peace Fellowship

International Studies in peace and conflict resolution.

alum, gradstds, postugrad peace, international, conflict, thailand, duke, japan, argentina, australia, england
SMART Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

science, gradstds, intern, undergrad, ugradresearch science, technology, engineering, chemistry, physics, math, research, scholarship, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Graduate research fellowships in the social sciences.

gradstds graduate, research, social science, sociology, economics, africa, china, japan, eurasia, islam, muslim
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Awards for writing, study, and research in health education and advocacy.

undergrad, gradstds public, health, education, injury
Soros Fellowship for New Americans

For current graduate students in any field.

alum, gradstds immigrant, graduate study
Southern Education Leadership Initiative

Summer leadership development program focused on educational equality in the South

postugrad, gradstds, intern, senior, summer non-profit, south, social, justice, social justice, education policy, education, policy, summer, junior, senior, graduate,
Spanish Government Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships in Spain.

alum, gradstds, postugrad senior, alum, alumni, teaching, Spain, Spanish, education, ESL, international education
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

For PhD candidates in any field pertaining to education.

SSRC Dissertation Fellowship

For dissertation research outside of the U.S.

gradstds, faculty dissertation, mellon, research, interntational, culture, public, policy, health, humanities, social
Study Abroad Scholarship Resources

For students seeking support for study abroad.

undergrad, intern, gradstds indonesia, asia, china, japan, thailand, africa, turkey, egypt, india, vanderbilt, GEO, global, internship, study
Teaching Abroad

International teaching opportunities for new graduates and professional teachers.


gradstds, postugrad teaching, teach, education, international, abroad, japan, secondary, elementary, english, latin america, greece, india, africa, china, korea, spain, austria, france,
ThinkSwiss Summer Study and Research Programs

Science study and research in Switzerland.

science, intern, undergrad, gradstds, ugradresearch, gradresearch, summer summer, research, science, biology, switzerland,
US Department of State Internship Program

Internship program offered each term and in the summers.

undergrad, intern, gradstds sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, foreign, service, international, government, internship, fall, summer, spring
Vanderbilt Medical School Funding Resource List

List of organizations that support health care education and research.


gradstds, postugrad, research medicine, health, education, nursing, research,
Wenner-Gren Fellowships in Anthropology

Supports graduate research in Anthropology

gradstds graduate, research, anthroplogy
Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship

Graduate study for teachers in science and math.

postugrad, gradstds, science cience, technology, engineering, mathematics, teaching, Indiana, urban, rural