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American Society for Microbiology: Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The ASM URF is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will conduct research projects for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer, work with faculty mentors who are ASM members at the students' home institutions, and submit research abstracts for a presentation at the ASM General Meeting. The Fellowship provides up to $4000 for student stipend, a two-year ASM student membership, and up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2010 ASM General Meeting.

biology, microbiology
AT&T Labs Fellowship Program

The AT&T Labs Fellowship Program seeks to encourage outstanding, underrepresented minority and women students to pursue Ph.D. studies in computer and communications related fields. There is a single type of award in the program: a 3-year fellowship. The fellowship provides for all educational expenses during the school year (including tuition, books, fees, and approved travel expenses), Education expenses for summer study or university research, a stipend for living expenses (currently $2380 per month, paid for 10 months of the year, plus a $500 book allowance), and support for attending approved scientific conferences. Designed as a practical program to enhance and support graduate study, the ALF Program provides financial assistance to deserving students and devotes special attention to the personal interaction of students with practicing researchers. Each student works with an AT&T mentor, an experienced scientist or engineer in a related discipline, who serves as a resource for academic and career guidance. The program is intended to prepare students to become leaders in their chosen disciplines.

CalTech – Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships (MURF)

The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American; females who are underrepresented in their discipline; or first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.

Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

CAORC Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Language Institutes

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azeerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu for Summer 2012. The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

Scholarship recipients – U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates – receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here:

All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Foundation provides fellowships to the exceptionally talented in the study of applied sciences and engineering. They look to support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides ongoing mentoring, symposia and a network of peers providing Fellows with a forum to share ideas and explore opportunities throughout their careers. The Foundation is developing ways for Hertz Fellows to communicate with their peers across generational and disciplinary lines, further enhancing their opportunities to gather information, form scientific networks, and make contributions. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend for up to five years.

biology, engineering
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The fellowship awards up to $20,000 per year for up to three years. Eligible applicants are individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.

Predoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 19, 2012
Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 24, 2012
Supporting Document receipt deadline (all fellowship levels): Jan. 9, 2013

GEM Fellowship Program

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) provides valuable research training, faculty mentorship, and financial support for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in the professoriate, and whose intellectual and social commitments embody those of the late Dr. Benjamin Mays.

MMUF is administered at Columbia University as a joint endeavor of Columbia College and the School of General Studies. Through this program, the two colleges aim to support the ambitions of students who are thinking of becoming professors themselves someday.

By connecting fellows with a faculty mentor and providing intellectual guidance and financial assistance throughout the two years of fellows' membership, the Columbia University MMUF program works toward three goals:

  • prepare fellows to apply to graduate school;
  • equip fellows to thrive in graduate school and prepare for faculty positions;
  • offer an academic enhancement to the undergraduate experience for all fellows, regardless of their ultimate academic and professional destination.

Accepted fellows receive a yearly stipend of $3,600 and summer research funding up to $3,900 for each of two summers. In addition, they are eligible for travel expense reimbursement up to $1,200 and research expense reimbursement up to $400. After entering a Ph.D. program in one of the designated fields, Mellon fellows are eligible for up to $10,000 in undergraduate tuition loan repayment.

Underrepresented minority students and other Columbia University undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to racial diversity are eligible to apply to the Columbia University MMUF program. In addition applicants:

  • must be sophomores in good standing
  • must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above

For more information about this program, please contact Dean of Fellowship Advising Glenn Novarr at

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies.

The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

Distinguishing characteristics of the program include dual-mentoring by NIH and U.K. investigators on a collaborative project. This enables students to conceive and manage a research project on an international scale while completing the Ph.D. in about four years, half the time most American biomedical doctoral students invest in obtaining their degrees.