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.

To find out more about the many possibilities involved with research scholarships, just click on the links below.

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.

Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease

$2000 scholarships will be available for students researching cardiovascular disease topics within basic, clinical, or population sciences. Eligible applicants include students in medical schools or in master's or equivalent programs in an accredited school in the United States where research training in cardiovascular disease and stroke is available. Ph.D.s and current M.D./Ph.D. students in the basic sciences committed to research careers are ineligible unless the Ph.D. was obtained previously in an area not related to the one in the proposed study. Each applicant and applicant's preceptor must be members of the AHA/ASA at the time of application. The awards will be made to institutions within the United States in which the research training is available to students under qualified supervision. If the student conducts the research at a location other than his/her home institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. For questions, please contact: Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships

Gary B. Multanen Applied Research Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, research, or other composites-based curriculum. Art students working with composite materials in restoration or sculpture are also encouraged to apply. 2. Must be a full-time student. 3. All research submissions must be composite-related, part of a specific class or curriculum, and imply practical/commercial or aesthetic applications. The focus here is on the pragmatic, not the theoretical. 4. All applicants must reside in the United States of America. 5. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student.

Field Museum Graduate Student Fellowships

A limited number of Field Museum fellowships are available for graduate students engaged in dissertation research associated with the Museum. These fellowships provide stipend support. Candidates will be expected to have formal involvement with the Museum; a Field Museum curator must serve as member or chair on the student's academic committee, and the research should rely heavily upon the collections and facilities of the Museum. Students must be in residence in the Chicago area and are expected to spend a significant portion of their research time at the Museum for the duration of the fellowship. Eligible graduate students must have completed the preliminary examination. The period of appointment is one year and starts on September 1st. Applicants must contact the sponsoring curator well in advance of the application deadline. Applicants who have been awarded a Field Museum fellowship by the scholarship committee previously are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship. Applications require descriptions of The proposed research (1-2 pages, double-spaced), including its purpose and significance and the relevance of Field Museum’s collections to the project Collaboration(s) with Field Museum curators, if any Procedures and methods used in the project

Predissertation Training Fellowship

The Eurasia Program is pleased to announce a fellowship program for research on the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the New States of Eurasia. Research related to the non-Russian states, regions, and peoples is particularly encouraged. Funding for this program is provided by the US Department of State under the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All fellowships awarded under this program are contingent upon the receipt of funding from the US Department of State. Regions and countries currently supported by the program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Funding is not presently available for research on the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Evaluation All SSRC Eurasia proposals are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that rewards clarity of argument, purpose, theory, and method, written in a style accessible to readers outside the applicant

The Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies

This fellowship supports research by a junior scholar (graduate student, untenured university professor or independent researcher) or senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar) into the impact of lesbians and/or gay men on U.S.society and culture. It is open to researchers both inside and outside the academy and is adjudicated by the Joan Heller- Diane Bernard Fellowship committee in conjunction with CLAGS. The winner may be asked to participate in CLAGSs colloquium series the following academic year to present her/his research project. Scholars conducting research on lesbians are especially encouraged to apply. Award: Two awards each in the amount of $5,000

The Portland Cement Association Scholarship

For students performing research on concrete systems to improve home resilience, impacts of housing stock loss post disaster and financial/social life cycle cost analysis of concrete home construction. The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research on any Portland cement based wall or floor system including castin-place concrete (conventional/ICF), concrete masonry, precast, tilt up, or autoclaved aerated systems. Suitable resilience based research on Portland cement based exterior wall and/or roof finishes will also be considered. Research topics must demonstrate concrete’s ability to mitigate the effects of, response to, and/or recovery from natural disasters. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: · Cost effective use of concrete systems to improve the resilience of new production homes through demonstrated improvement to resistance to natural hazards like wild fire, high wind, or seismic events All topics are subject to the requirements listed below. Award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency. 2. At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university. 3. The proposed faculty member who will direct the applicant’s graduate study during the year in which the scholarship is applied for and awarded must complete and return an appraisal of the student’s capabilities as part of the application process. This faculty advisor must take responsibility for guiding the student’s research program and must ensure the student meets the requirements of the scholarship by preparing and presenting a poster at the FLASH Annual Conference during the year the scholarship is awarded. 4. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the entire application package has been received by FLASH. The application package must include: a. A fully completed application form. The applicant must respond to all questions on the application form. Do not attach additional sheets. Responses must be typewritten. b. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records. c. A statement of appraisal and agreement to direct the applicant’s graduate research program from the proposed faculty advisor.

International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarship

PROGRAM International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarships are designed to financially assist research and non-research fellows and residents-in-training in allergy/immunology in attending the AAAAI's Annual Meeting. PROGRAM GOALS This program offers international allergy/immunology fellows-in-training the opportunity to attend the meeting and to: Meet other allergists/immunologists and to learn from others’experiences; Keep abreast of the current research in the field; and Contribute to the scientific development of the field. Present original research at the AAAAI Annual Meeting. GRANT To assure greater equity, financial support reflects variable air travel costs. Based on available estimates, the following maximum grant amounts (USD) have been established by the AAAAI Grant Review Committee: Mexico recipients - $900.00 Europe recipients - $1400.00 East Asia recipients - $1900.00 Australia/New Zealand recipients - $2200.00 Africa/South Asia recipients - $2100.00 South America recipients - $1800.00 Middle East recipients - $1800.00 Please note grant amounts are for actual expenses incurred and receipts must be submitted within one month after the meeting. This grant will reimburse travel, hotel, and meal expenses only. Rental car, registration fees, and abstract fees are not eligible for reimbursement. ELIGIBILITY Grants are awarded to postdoctoral applicants in training in allergy/immunology who are within 7 years at the time of application of their latest doctoral degree and who are outside the U.S. and Canada; Residents of the U.S. and Canada should apply for a domestic travel grant. The applicant is an International FIT Member of the AAAAI or has a completed membership application on file at the time of the submission of their International Fellows-in-Training Scholarship application. Information about International FIT membership is available at No more than 2 scholarships will be provided to the same medical center Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a scholarship in the past. SELECTION Applicant must be listed as an author for an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Grant selection is made by an ad hoc committee consisting of regional representatives from the AAAAI. Grants are based first and foremost on merit. The quality of the candidate’s credentials, training, research and environment are major factors in the selection. The applicant’s future in the field of allergy/immunology will also be considered. Due to the limited availability of funds and interest in honoring geographic diversity, some applicants may not be accepted for funding. All applicants will be notified of the review results in late December. INSTRUCTIONS Applications are submitted online and should include a complete curriculum vitae, a summary of clinical/laboratory research and a copy of the submitted abstract. Applicants must provide the name and email address of a supervisor or program director. If the supervisor or program director is not an AAAAI Fellow, then the application must also include the name and email address of an AAAAI Fellow. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible. Please check the website for any changes in deadline application.

Sigma XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding. Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually.

American Fellowship (Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants)

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Applicants may be tenure track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding. There are six publication grants of $6,000 available to prepare research for publication. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding. Research for publication

Full-time Independent Research (with Senior Thesis Option)

This program targets students who wish to conduct a full-time independent research project in field biology. Applicants may be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduates of an undergraduate program, or may be early in their graduate career. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists.

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