Research Scholarships

The scholarships listed under the heading of research pertain to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields. Here you can find scholarship money for investigating and research into fields as disparate as human sexuality, edible fungi and the Russian Empire. If you have something you'd like to research, then take a close look at these research scholarships and you may find things that surprise you. 

There are a few different educational pathways for students interested in research. Research and development management is one such program. Here you'll study how to manage projects, programs and organizations that are involved with basic or applied research. 

Another academic program available at the bachelor's degree level is research methodology. With a research methodology degree program, you'll study the various modes of design for research studies. You'll learn how to measure variables, analyze data and formulate models.

However, you needn't enroll in either of the above mentioned programs if you want to conduct research. Plenty of academic fields feature research as an integral component of the discipline. The biological sciences are a good example of such a field. In subjects such as biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology or entomology, there are a host of opportunities for conducting research. However, keep in mind that in many of these fields conducting high-end research requires a master's or doctoral degree.

Other majors that feature a large amount of research include many of the humanities. Areas such as history, linguistics and comparative literature all rely of research to further the understanding and awareness of their subject matter. These research opportunities are available at both the bachelor's as well as the graduate level.

Other academic fields that rely heavily on research are the social sciences. Subjects such as anthropology, archeology, psychology and sociology use various modes of research to investigate and explore the issues and topics integral to their understanding.

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AAUW International Fellowships

The International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,300 women from more than 130 nations. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Lee R.G. Snyder Memorial Scholarship Award

An endowment established in honor of RMBL graduate student researcher Lee Snyder. This competitive award is given annually to graduate student researchers. Award decisions will be based on financial need and academic merit. You will be able to complete a financial aid form when completing the Coursework Application. Please note: students receiving fellowship and scholarship funds are expected to maintain a B average in their courses. Performance will be reviewed mid-way through the summer and students not in compliance will be asked to leave the field station at their own expense.

UNCF/ Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships

Awards up to $85,000. At least 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. Each fellowship provides a maximum of $85,000, which includes a stipend of up to $70,000 and a Research Grant of up to $15,000 to the hosting department. The stipend is intended to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $50,000 of stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Research Grant is intended to support the research needs of the Fellow. Each UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist. Fellows are expected to maintain frequent contact with their Merck mentor. Each Fellow is also required to visit the Merck Research Laboratories to present a progress report to the Merck research staff during the last half of the fellowship tenure. Each Fellow must also submit a two-page summary of their fellowship research to UNCF at the end of their fellowship tenure.

Research Grants in Armenian Studies

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) is prepared to consider applications for grants for research within the field of Armenian Studies. As funds are very limited, the following conditions should be noted by prospective applicants: 1. Grants may be given for travel, cost of digitization or microfilm or other research materials and for similar expenses, for a period not exceeding one year. Excluded are stipends for living expenses in the applicant's own institution or home and scholarships to colleges and universities. 2. Each applicant must state in full detail the purpose and scope of his research. Applicants must also indicate the exact sum of money required and whether other sources have been approached for financial support, giving the proposed itinerary in the case of an application for travel funds. In addition to a curriculum vitae, recommendations from at least two persons of academic standing familiar with the applicant's previous work and proposed research are required. 3. A copy of any book, article, report or other work, the writing of which has been assisted by a grant, is to be deposited with NAASR. A final report and financial accounting is expected within 15 months of a grant. Support of NAASR should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from a research grant. 4. NAASR reserves the right of access to all microfilms, software, copies of documents, or other materials acquired with a NAASR grant. Direct applications or inquiries (at least 3-6 months before grant request date) to: National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Inc. 395 Concord Ave. Belmont, MA 02478-3049

BAE Systems Award

Purpose * The purpose of the award is to reward top quality research and publication by young students (under age 35 as of the application deadline) at master’s or doctoral level and to encourage researchers to use the ASPRS annual conference as a vehicle to publish and present their findings.Eligibility * Eligibility for this award is limited to papers describing civil (non-military) applications of photogrammetry or remote sensing. * The applicant must be a student enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at a recognized institution of higher education chartered to award higher degrees. * The applicant must be the principal author of a paper accepted for publication in the proceedings of the ASPRS annual conference. Such papers may have multiple authors, but only the principal author may apply. * The applicant must be a current student member of ASPRS.Award * The award consists of a certificate and a grant of $2,000, equally divided among the recipients if more than one is selected. This amount can be varied at the request of BAE Systems. * Selected paper(s) will be published in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the official journal of ASPRS. * The award is presented by the ASPRS Foundation with funding provided by BAE Systems.Application * The applicant must submit an abstract for consideration for presentation at the ASPRS annual conference on or before the published deadline of the Call for Papers. * Once the abstract is accepted for presentation, the applicant must submit the full paper for publication in the ASPRS conference proceedings, together with the Application Form for the BAE Systems Award. Both the paper and the application must be submitted on or before the required deadline for receipt of the paper for the conference proceedings, as published in the Instructions to Authors. This is the only award with an alternate deadline for application submittal. * Application consists of the standard Application Form and a signed statement from the applicant’s faculty advisor that the applicant is a student working on the stated degree and that the published paper is primarily the work of the student. Applicants who have made only minor contributions to the work, for example, when it is primarily the work of their professor or research supervisor, are not eligible for the award.References and transcripts are not required.Award Selection * The selection committee will review applications for eligibility and will judge the submitted papers of eligible applicants, taking into account the significance of the research or innovation, the quality of scientific writing and other criteria that the panel may see fit to include. * The selected applicant must agree to personally present the paper at the Annual Conference.

Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship

The purpose: This scholarship was established as a permanent tribute to the years of dedicated fundraising for the American Heart Association of Melvin P. and Esther L. Nelson. This scholarship will enable a medical student to participate in health science research at a Minnesota institution and to explore the field of research as a career. Who is eligible: Minnesota Students Only: Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota are eligible for this award. How the scholar is selected: The scholar will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate Committee of medical and/or scientific professionals. The scholarship: The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $1,200 for a period of full-time research (usually three months duration) with the sponsor. How candidates apply: Candidates must submit the appropriate form and complete all other requirements. Applications must be fully completed to receive consideration. Where to apply: For further information and application forms, please visit

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. In addition to our program of support for postdoctoral research, ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $15,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner, and it is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research proposals. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful relevance to understanding and attempting to cope with problems of human violence and aggression will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Application Procedure Submit FOUR copies of a typewritten application in English to the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 527 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022-4304.

Sir Halley Stewart Trust

The Sir Halley Stewart Trust has a Christian basis and is concerned with the development of body, mind and spirit, a just environment and international goodwill. The Trust aims to promote innovative research activities or developments. It emphasizes prevention rather than alleviation of human suffering.Areas of interest to the Trust are medical, social or religious research within certain priority areas. Research takes place in the UK and lasts no longer than three years. Research operates under the auspices of a charitable institution, e.g. a hospital, laboratory, university department or charitable organization. For more information, contact: Sir Halley Stewart Trust 22 Earith Rd. Willingham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 5LS, England

Delivery System Science Fellowship

The AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF) provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. Students and researchers with an interest in conducting research in delivery system settings are encouraged to apply. To begin the application process, please complete the Intent to Apply. Once the Intent to Apply form is received, candidates will receive a confirmation email with a link to the full application, which requires a writing sample, CV, statement of interest, and two letters of support. The Delivery System Science Fellowship provides a year-long professional development opportunity for highly qualified, doctorally-prepared individuals interested in enhancing and applying their analytic skills to relevant and timely research topics in a delivery system setting. The need to develop experiential-learning opportunities in delivery system settings was expressed as a specific recommendation emerging from the HSR Summit on data and methods convened by AcademyHealth in 2009. The concept of a fellowship focused on delivery system science was also defined as a priority by the AcademyHealth HSR Learning Consortium (a forum for employers, educators, and student leaders interested in advancing training in HSR) in the Consortium’s 2011 strategic plan. AcademyHealth's strategic plan further emphasizes a commitment to advancing delivery system science. The goal of the fellowship is to provide hands-on training and professional opportunities for highly qualified researchers with a background in health services research (HSR) or related fields to enhance analytic skills and ultimately increase the capacity of the HSR workforce. AcademyHealth, in collaboration with our delivery system partners, plans on identifying additional host sites in future years and securing support to grow and enrich this important new program. The fellowship is guided by an advisory committee, which provides strategic direction for the fellowship and plays a key role in selecting Fellows.

Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth

If you are in need of supplemental assistance for college, the Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth Scholarship will make it easier for you to achieve your dream! Scholarships are available for high school seniors and undergraduate students that completed two years of college pursuing a degree in medicine, nursing, dental, research, nutrition or other health-related program.

Dr. Thomas N. Pesola Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awards scholarship money to Massachusetts residents who are: seeking further education, attending diabetes related education workshops or camps and/or are completing diabetes research fellowships.

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