Navigation

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.

Judith G. Whitaker Fund

A former scholar recipient and ANA Executive Director, the fund was started with $50,000. Ms. Whitaker added $5,000 each year until her death. Given to a doctoral applicant in nursing research or organizational study. The criteria that are given the most consideration when selecting candidates are: • Academic excellence, which is given first priority; and • Potential for contributing to the profession. To qualify for an NEF award, you must be: • A registered nurse; • A member of a professional nursing association; • Enrolled full- or part-time in a doctoral program in nursing or a nursing related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher; • A U.S. citizen or have declared your official intention of becoming one. NEF scholarships are given for a full academic year and are non-renewable. Completed applications, including all support material must be received in the NEF office no later than February 1. If all materials do not reach us by that date, your entire application will be declared ineligible. There is a small, non-refundable processing fee of $20 for each application. Checks should be made payable to NEF and included with your application. NEF scholarships are competitive. The number of awards and the amount of each depend upon available funds.

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. http://www.hfg.org/

William Y. Inouye Scholarship Fund

An endowment fund established to honor the father of David Inouye. Given annually to an undergraduate student researcher. 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.

Woodruff Traveling Fellowship

To support archeological research toward a dissertation in Italy (not including Sicily and Magna Graecia) and the western Mediterranean, the $6,000 award can be combined with external funds, and can be used to cover room, board, travel, and other legitimate research expenses. Preference is given to field-oriented projects. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation at the time of application. At the conclusion of the fellowship tenure, the recipient must submit a report on the use of the stipend to the President of the AIA. Archaeological Institute of America 656 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02215-2006 Phone: (617) 353-9361 aia@aia.bu.edu www.archaeological.org Research on Archaeology

Thomson Reuters/ MLA Doctoral Fellowship

Thomson Reuters sponsors a fellowship in the amount of $2,000 to foster and encourage superior students to conduct doctoral work in an area of health sciences librarianship or information sciences and to provide support to individuals who have been admitted to candidacy.The award supports research or travel applicable to the candidate's study within a twelve-month period. The award is given every other year and may not be used for tuition.

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.

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.

Evelyn J. Barclay Fund

This scholarship is given to a doctoral applicant in nursing education or research. The criteria that are given the most consideration when selecting candidates are: • Academic excellence, which is given first priority; and • Potential for contributing to the profession. To qualify for an NEF award, you must be: • A registered nurse; • A member of a professional nursing association; • Enrolled full- or part-time in a doctoral program in nursing or a nursing related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher; • A U.S. citizen or have declared your official intention of becoming one. NEF scholarships are given for a full academic year and are non-renewable. Completed applications, including all support material must be received in the NEF office no later than February 1. If all materials do not reach us by that date, your entire application will be declared ineligible. There is a small, non-refundable processing fee of $20 for each application. Checks should be made payable to NEF and included with your application. NEF scholarships are competitive. The number of awards and the amount of each depend upon available funds.

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. To be eligible to apply for Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must: be a U.S. citizen; be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories; earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

Gilder Lehrman Fellowships

Criteria: * Scholars/Doctoral students * Research must be completed within a year of the notification of the reward * Not available for scholars who live within commuting distance of New York Stipends range from $1,500 to $4000. The fellowships support work in one of five archives: the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New York Historical Society; the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the New York Public Library

Creating an account only takes minutes and puts all available Research Scholarships that match your profile in front of you immediately from our extensive database of scholarship awards.

Create an Account

States

loading...