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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.

The Home Depot Scholarship

For students performing research in supply chain logistics/availability of materials following a natural disaster and resilient landscaping during disaster preparedness. Three scholarships available. The Home Depot Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research in supply chain logistics/availability of materials following a natural disaster or landscape design and management for disaster preparedness, 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.

SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship

Description: The SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship, sponsored by Nihon Medi-Physics Co., LTD, is a one or two-year fellowship in the United States and Canada for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careers. The purpose of the program is to provide experience and training in nuclear medicine/molecular imaging modalities in the areas of cardiology, neurology, and oncology. The program is expected to advance Fellows' research and clinical expertise, as well as facilitate professional development, and to equip them to make significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Japan. An annual stipend of $24,000 U.S. dollars will be paid in three installments to the fellow(s). Requirements Applicants must be permanent residents of Japan and must have received their Japanese MD license no more than fifteen (15) years from the time of application. All applications must be completed on-line by the application deadline, 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on January 31, 2011. In addition, two (2) letters of support are required, one from the applicant's supervisor or mentor in Japan, and the other from an independent, qualified source from the applicant's institution. If the host institution in the United States or Canada has already been identified, one of the support letters should come from the host supervisor or mentor (see section III). Progress and final annual reports will be required of selected fellows before subsequent stipend payments are issued.

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.

Fellowship Programs: Research

The Research Fellowship Program promotes the economic, social, technical, and cultural development of the member states in order to achieve a stronger bond and better understanding among the peoples of the Americas. Fellowships are available to citizens or permanent residents of any OAS member country for research. Applicants must know the language of the country where research will take place and must secure acceptance in a university or appropriate facility. The award covers travel, study materials, tuition, and a subsistence allowance for periods between three months and two years. Organization of American States Fellowship and Training 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006

Catastrophic Disease Research Scholarships

Applicants for scholarships must be engaged in active research towards the cure of Alzheimer's and working on a graduate degree.

National Potato Council Scholarship Program

Each year, NPC awards a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the U.S. potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities, and grades.

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 http://www.aaaai.org/about-the-aaaai/aaaai-membership/international-in-training-and-phd-member.aspx. 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.

The Frances P. Bolton Fellowship

The Frances P. Bolton Fellowship provides post-doctoral support for individuals whose thesis or dissertation either focused on or included parapsychological research.

SSSS Student Research Grants

Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) awards two grants of $1,000 each to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Student research grant awards are funded by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

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