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Fellowships for PhD Student Funding

Fellowships without Citizenship Restrictions

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
American Association of University Women November American Fellowships – deadline 11/1
International Fellowships – deadline 11/15
American Heart Association December 1
Susan G. Komen October Training Researchers to Eliminate Disparities
Margaret McNamara Education Grants January 15 Specific citizenship eligibility requirements
Graduate Women in Science January
Check website for specific date
Awards up to $10,000
If a member of Graduate Women in Science application is no cost. Application fee of $50 for non-members

Fellowships for Canadian Citizens

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Canadian NSERC October 17 If awarded funds are converted to US dollars
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Check website If awarded funds are converted to US dollars
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholarship October 27

Fellowships for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents (some include non-citizen nationals)

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) April 8
August 8
December 8
AIDS related research deadlines are:
May 7, September 7, and January 7
Success rates
Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31) April 8
August 8
December 8
AIDS related research deadlines are:
May 7, September 7, and January 7
Success rates
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD students (F30) April 8
August 8
December 8
AIDS related research deadlines are:
May 7, September 7, and January 7
Success rates
National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program October
(check for specific date)
Check eligibility. Need to apply as an early graduate student, i.e., 1st year.
Also available for non-citizen nationals
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R36

February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

AHRQ provides support to individuals for dissertation research in health services research as part of completing a research doctorate degree.

Fellowships for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents (some include non-citizen nationals and DACA)

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation January 13 Individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) are also eligible
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Check website Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Behavioral Macroeconomics
Applicants must have advanced to dissertation candidacy status by the start of the fellowship period.
The Ford Foundation December (check website for specific date) Eligible applicants also include nationals, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans October (check website for specific date Intended for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.
Hertz Foundation Fellowships Check
Website
The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Must apply in first-year and must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Email contact

Fellowships for Female Students from a Developing Country

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Schlumberger Foundation Nov. 5, 2021

Must be a female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy where women are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Eligibility Criteria

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World Early 2022 Please review the website for specific information. The funding support is for students interested in returning to their home country and only specific countries are eligible.

Funding Databases

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Non-NIH Funding Opportunities Varies Please check each link to ensure eligibility and verify deadlines
Yale Student Grants Database Varies Search by field of interest and status in the program
ASPPH Funding Opportunities Database Varies Variety of organizations with funding opportunities listed. Please check the organizations that align with your research.
Yale MacMillan Center Fellowship and Grant Database Varies Use filters to screen eligibility. Information
Contact

Other Funding Sources

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Rotary Global Grants Check website Must be affiliated with a Rotary Club
P.E.O. Scholarships Check website This is a funding source for female students only. There are a variety of funding opportunities. Please review the website for specific fellowship criteria.
American Indian Graduate Center June
Check website for details
Awards vary. Must be able to present evidence of tribal eligibility certificate.
Switzer Environmental Fellowships Early January Must have a research project committed to applied environmental issues. Must have completed qualifying exams by 7/1. U.S. Citizen, Perm.Resident and DACA students eligible. Awards up to $15,000

Yale Specific Funding Resources

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) July 31 Eligibility: PhD students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Fox International Fellowships
This is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 21 world-renowned academic partners.
Contact
Fulbright Funding Mid-August (check website for specific date) Yale alumni who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply

Funding for Research Expenses

Name of Funding Source Deadline (please check – deadlines may fluctuate from year to year) Notes
Yale Women Faculty Forum, seed Grant Dec. 1 and April 1 No Citizenship requirements
Up to $2,000 awarded (for research expenses)
Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency Check website for details. Occasional funding opportunities
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) Check website Contact Casey.dunn@yale.edu for questions – Deadline is early March
Yale Downs International Student Travel Fellowship March 31, 2022 For travel and living expenses to conduct global health research.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund February 15 Must be of Hispanic heritage – Scholarships are up to $5,000.
Fulbright- Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health Spring
Check website
Provides funding for airfare, housing and research expenses needed to travel to chosen country for research. Check eligible countries for funding on the website.
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Check website Awards up to $2,000 to help with research that serves and empowers people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.
Wenner Gren Foundation May 1
November 1
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants up to $20,000. Visit site for eligibility details.
Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training (CRLT) Program October Provides funding for researchers who need to travel to specific countries (check website for eligible countries) to conduct policy-related research. Funding is for living expenses, travel and visa support. (US citizens only)
Social Science Research Council Fellowships Check website A variety of dissertation research fellowships are available for specific research areas.
Smithsonian Grants and Fellowships November Check eligibility on website. Must be conducting research at a Smithsonian Museum.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants Anytime

Contact: gss-info@nsf.gov for questions. Funds are available for research expenses.

Fulbright-Hayes Yale GSAS will send email to those interested announcing deadline. Usually between Jan. and June Administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Contact Robert Harper-Mangels at Robert.harper-mangels@yale.edu. Funding is for travel, living expenses and research expenses to conduct research abroad. This is for Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, for work outside of western Europe
AAUW Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science December

Contact: aauw@applyists.com
Application opens August 1st.
Open to women scholars conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee must publish their research in a scholarly publication and be listed as a primary author.

$10,000 - $35,000
Graduate Women in Science Fellowship Program January A maximum of $10,00 is awarded for research funding.
Franke Fellowship in Science and the Humanities March 11, 2022 Three to five fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded to support senior essay, research, or art project proposals that explore new and productive intellectual connections between science and the humanities.
American Institute of Indian Studies November 15 Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to eleven months
American Scandinavia Foundation December 1 The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.
rev. 10.17.2021