Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Graduate Student Funding Opportunites

Fellowships with Tuition & Stipend


Department of Defense
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: Early January
Award: salary & additional funds, 3 years
Website: http://ndseg.asee.org/
Comments: For science/engineering (need to be US citizen)

NSF
Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: Early November
Award: salary & additional funds, 3 years
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=EHR
Comments: Science, math, engineering

EPA
Environmental Research Fellowships
Deadline: Mid-October
Award: salary & additional funds, 3 years
Website: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/index.html#fellow
Comments: Environmental research

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: Early November
Award: 2-3 years of tuition & stipend
Website: http://www.npsc.org/
Comments: For NEW students only, cannot be enrolled yet

Ford Foundation
Pre-doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $20,000/year, 3 years
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $20,000/year, 1 year
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

Post-doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $40,000/year, 1 year
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

GEM
Ph.D. Science Fellowships
Deadline: Check
Award: Stipend & tuition, 5 years
Website: http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem_fellowship/tuition.php
Comments: Minorities in science and engineering


General


GSA
Research Grants
Deadline: Early February
Award: $1000-2000
Website: http://www.geosociety.org/profdev/grants/gradgrants.htm
Comments: For any geoscience

Southeast GSA
Resarch Grants
Deadline: Early February
Award: Variable
Website: http://www.geosociety.org/sectdiv/southe/students.htm
Comments: For any geoscience, prefer in southeast

VT Graduate Student Assembly
GRDP Awards
Deadline: Mid-February
Award: $300 M.S., $500Ph.D.
Website: http://www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu/Programs/GRDP/GRDP.html
Comments: For VT graduate students

Virginia Academy of Science
Research Grants
Deadline: Early April
Award: $1,250
Website: http://www.vacadsci.org/
Comments: For Virginia related research

Sigma Xi
Grants-in-aid
Deadline: Mid-October
Award: $100-1,000, average $600
Website: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
Comments: All fields, advisor needs to be memeber

Evolving Earth
Student Grant Program
Deadline: Early March
Award: $3,000
Website: http://www.evolvingearth.org/evolvingearthgrants/grantsmain.htm
Comments: Geosciences


For Minorities & Women


AWG
Penelope Hanshaw
Deadline: Late April
Award: $500
Website: http://www.awg.org/
Comments: For women

AAUW
Career Development
Deadline: Mid-December
Award: $2,000-8,000
Website: http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/
Comments: For women

PEO
PEO Scholar Award
Deadline: September-December
Award: Not specified
Website: http://www.peointernational.org/
Comments: For women

MAOP (VT)
Graduate Scholar Awards
Deadline: Early March
Award: $9,000-16,000
Website: http://www.maop.vt.edu/programs/gradscholars.html
Comments: For women and minorities

Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship Program
1 year Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: Mid-January
Award: $30,000 & tuition
Website: http://www.advance.vt.edu/clare_boothe_luce.html
Comments: NEW females pursuing graduate eduacation in the physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering

Ford Foundation
Pre-doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $20,000/year, 3 years
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $20,000/year, 1 year
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

Post-doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: Late November
Award: $40,000/year, 1 year
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
Comments: No restrictions, looking for diversity

GEM
Ph.D. Science Fellowships
Deadline: Check
Award: Stipend & tuition, 5 years
Website: http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem_fellowship/tuition.php
Comments: Minorities in science and engineering


Hydrogeology


AAPG
Grants-in-aid
Deadline: Late January
Award: $2,000
Website: http://foundation.aapg.org/gia/
Comments: For petroleum related research

Karst Waters Institute
William Wilson
Deadline: Mid-February
Award: $1,000
Website: http://www.karstwaters.org/wilsonapply.htm
Comments: For karst, M.S. students

AGU
Horton Hyd. Award
Deadline: Early March
Award: $10,000
Website: http://www.agu.org
Comments: For hydrogeology

Sigma Xi
Grants-in-aid
Deadline: Mid-March
Award: $100-1,000, avg $600
Website: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
Comments: All fields, advisor needs to be member

VWRRC
Walker Award
Deadline: Late March
Award: $2,500
Website: http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu
Comments: For research in water resources

Cave Research Foundation
Karst Fellowship Award
Deadline: Late March
Award: up to $3,500
Website: http://www.cave-research.org/grants/grants.html
Comments: For cave related research

Cave Conservancy Foundation
Fellowships
Deadline: Early April
Award: $5,000 gradute, $3,000 undergraduate
Website: http://www.caveconservancyofvirginia.org/
Comments: For cave related research

EPA
Environmental Research Fellowships
Deadline: Mid-October
Award: Salary and other funds for 3 years
Website: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/index.html#fellow
Comments: Environmental research


Travel Grants


GSA
Travel grant to annual GSA
Deadline: Mid-September
Website: http://core.ecu.edu/geology/neal/segsa/research.html
Comments: Must be presenting

GSA-Regional
Travel grants to regional GSA
Deadline: Mid-February
Comments: Must be presenting

Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly
Travel grants
Deadline: check
Award: $300
Website: http://www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu/Programs/TFP/TFP.html
Comments: Must be presenting