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Funding Opportunities

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Grant name and linkAward amountRequirementsApproximate deadline
Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship  Varies per year. Typically around $8,000  Female. Preference is given to members of Sigma Delta Epsilon. Can apply when submitting your application  January 
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning  $500  Active (dues paid) member. Have not received a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship or Award of Excellence grant.   April and October 
Phi Kappa Fi Dissertation Fellowship  $10,000  Active (dues paid) member. Completed all pre-dissertation requirements and have the endorsement of the chair.   November*
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship  $34,000 stipend for 3 years. $12,000 paid to the University for tuition and fees  Must be within your first year of graduate school. Must be US citizen  October-November (based on discipline) 
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award 
$23,844 stipend. Up to $16,000 for tuition and fees. $4,200 institutional allowance (Supplies, health insurance, travel to conferences, equipment, books)
 
Ph.D. candidate US citizen or permanent resident  April 8, August 8, December 8**
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research  
$23,844 stipend. Up to $16,000 for tuition and fees. $4,200 institutional allowance (Supplies, health insurance, travel to conferences, equipment, books)
 
Ph.D. candidate, US citizen or permanent resident who identifies as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander. Or ... "Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended."
 
April 8, August 8, December 8**
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship  Full payment of tuition and fees, $3,200 a month stipend, $1,500 for health insurance for up to 4 years (based on continued funding) 
US citizens only. Must be completing bachelors or within first 2 years of their PhD
 
December-January 
AAUW Dissertation Fellowship  $20,000  Female, US citizen or permanent resident. Completing your 1st doctoral degree  November 
Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research  up to $1000 (vision-related research up to $2,500)  Sigma Xi membership encouraged (75% of funds designated for Sigma Xi members)   March, October 
Texas Society for Microscopy Small Grant up to $1,500  Research at a Texas institution, 3.0 GPA, research utilizing microscopy. Mentor and student must become TSM members  January 31 
TWU QEP $1,000 to the student account. $500 to mentor for supplies  TWU Student  October, April 

* Must be selected by the local chapter, so the applicant may have to meet specific requirements for initial application.

** Deadline may be later if it falls on a holiday.

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