Posts Tagged ‘Doctoral fellowship’


Talk to your advisor about nominations for the Intel PhD Fellowship

February 1, 2012

Our internal deadline for nominations for the Intel PhD Fellowship program is this coming Monday, but we haven’t gotten too many nominations yet. If your research is in an area you think would interest Intel and you’d like to be nominated, ask your advisor if s/he would like to nominate you. (Your advisor should have received the call for nominations from your department chair and/or grad coordinator.)

Normally we don’t let students know about this call because the nominations should be up to the advisors, but I’m a bit concerned about the paucity of nominations.

The broad areas of research supported by this fellowship are hardware systems technology and design, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, and software technology and design.


If you are applying for a NASA Fellowship

January 25, 2012

If you plan to apply for a NASA Fellowship (such as the NESSF 12 that’s due February 1), please be sure to email me (gradadvisor AT ucsd DOT edu) so that I know to look for your proposal in NSPIRES. If you don’t notify me, I won’t know to review and submit your proposal.
Please also note that unless otherwise announced, OGS’s internal deadline for all fellowship proposals is 14 calendar days before the agency deadline. Therefore, if you’re still working on your application, you’ve technically missed our internal deadline, and OGS can no longer guarantee on-time submission of your application. (We’ll still try, of course.) Please email me IMMEDIATELY to let me know of your intent to apply.

I realize I should have posted this deadline here earlier. I mean, our general policy is 14 days beforehand, but I realize that I made a mistake by not announcing this one in advance. So I’ll understand if you’re a little miffed.


NOAA Nancy Foster Scholarships for Master’s and PhD students in Oceanography, Marine Biology, or Maritime Archaeology

January 24, 2012

US citizens currently pursuing a master’s or PhD in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology are eligible for the NOAA Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, which offers “up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility.”

Master’s students can receive 2 years of funding, and PhD students, 4.

Application deadline: February 22, 2012


Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

January 17, 2012

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research funds “exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Doctoral students are eligible to apply. The grants can be as large as around $5,000.

It looks like they prefer applications from U.S. citizens, but foreign applicants based at U.S. institutions (such as, say, UCSD) can apply.

Application deadline: February 1, 2012

Letters of support are due earlier – January 26!!!


Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellowships for Students from Developing Nations

January 13, 2012

This award can fund your master’s or your Ph.D. The Baldwin Fellowships fund students from developing nations who study prehistory and paleoanthropology.

“Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate:

-Affiliation and/or employment with an institution in their home country
-Provisional acceptance (or evidence of application) to the host institution
-Financial assistance from the host institution
-Intention to return and work in the home country upon completion of training”

Awards last up to two years at a rate of up to $12,000 per year.

Application deadline: February 15, 2012


Leakey Foundation Research Grants

January 13, 2012

The Leakey Foundation Research Grants support doctoral candidates with roughly $3,000-$13,500 for research related to human origins.

Application deadline: July 15, 2012


Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program – Open to master’s students, non-US citizens

January 13, 2012

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program funds “the pursuit of master’s degrees or doctorates in transportation related fields.”


“Applicants of the Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship must:

-Possess an earned baccalaureate degree or be a confirmed graduating senior;
-Be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education no later than the Fall 2012 academic year
-Be pursuing a degree in a full-time program in a transportation-related discipline
-Have at least one full academic year remaining in program of study;
-Conduct ongoing research in one or more transportation-related disciplines; and
-Plan to enter the transportation profession after completing their higher level education.

Non-U.S. citizens must attach a certified copy of their I-20 or I-551 ID issued by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (CIS).”

Awards will include some portion of tuition, stipend, and travel to the group’s annual meeting. The minimum award is $5,000.
Master’s students selected for stipends will receive $1,700/month; doctoral students, $2,000/month.

Application deadline: February 10, 2012