An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF places up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, D.C., area. The lab experience will be six weeks in length. The SSF program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills essential to succeed in graduate school, and gives students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological science the opportunity to be mentored by nationally known faculty.
Eligibility is strictly limited to rising college seniors at U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities. Applicants should be psychology majors, although students with related preparation may apply if they expect to enter a psychological science graduate program. International students enrolled in U.S. or Canadian colleges are eligible; U.S. citizenship is not required. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The minimum GPA required to apply is 3.0. In addition, you must have at least a 3.25 psychology GPA in order to be considered for the program.
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate
Nomination: No, but encouraged to work with Office
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program is a 10-week research experience designed primarily for science, math and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year, held at the University of Rhode Island. The program can include lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a research cruise.Summer Fellows may be involved in projects related to:- Physical, Biological, Chemical and Geological Oceanography- Geophysics / Geodynamics- Archaeological Oceanography- Geobiology- Atmospheric Chemistry / Meteorology- Remote Sensing / Ocean EngineeringThe program focuses primarily on the quantitative aspects of Oceanography, so a large number of the student projects deal with various aspects of fluid dynamics, marine geophysics, or numerical/physical modeling. Students receive a $5,500 stipend with additional funding for housing and travel expenses.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference for students with junior status.
The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who clearly demonstrate leadership potential in their field. Twenty Switzer Fellowships are annually awarded from a strong pool of over 300 applications. All applicants and recommenders should be aware that the Switzer Environmental Fellowship primarily looks for environmental leadership potential of the applicant, and secondarily, the applicant’s research topic.The Switzer Environmental Fellowship provides a combination of funding for graduate study, trainings to help develop leadership skills, and access to the Switzer Fellowship Network.
Eligibility: US citizenship; enrollment in an accredited graduate institution ONLY in California or New England; possess strong academic qualifications with academic and career goals focused on environmental improvement, regardless of the school, major or program in which they are enrolled.
Enrolled as a full time student for the entire academic year
Master's degree candidates must have completed at least one semester of course work to apply and be seeking the Master's as a terminal degree. Master's degree students planning to pursue a PhD are advised to wait until they are in their PhD program to apply.
Individuals enrolled in one-year Master's degree programs may apply prior to enrollment, but must be formally accepted into their program to be eligible for a Fellowship interview. (Interviews take place in May.)
Applicants at the PhD level must plan to have completed at least three years of Doctoral work by July 1 of application year or plan to have passed their qualifying exams by May 1 of application year.
Major: Environmental Issues
Fellowship Type: Graduate
Nomination: No, but encouraged to work with Office
In 2004, four government agencies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) --- Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC) ---jointly established the Taiwan Scholarship Program to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. MOFA Scholarship: One economy-class, direct-route roundtrip international airfare, plus a monthly stipend of NT$30,000 (approximately US$882). MOE Scholarship: A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately US$735) for undergraduate or LEP study, and NT$30,000 for a postgraduate degree program. NSC Scholarship: A monthly stipend of NT$30, 000. MOEA Scholarship: A monthly stipend of NT$30, 000.
Value: The amount of each scholarship varies in accordance with the funding government agency's policy
Eligibility: Be a high school graduate or above, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience, be of good moral character and does not have any criminal records. Is not an R.O.C. (Taiwan) national. Does not have the status of being an overseas compatriot student. Has never enrolled at any educational institution in Taiwan for the same level of degree or LEP that he/she intends to matriculate with the aid of a Taiwan scholarship. Is not an exchange student in accordance with any agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a Taiwan Scholarship. Is not applying for a study program leading to the same level of degree as previously undertaken under the Taiwan Scholarship Program. Does not have any revocation record regarding the Taiwan Scholarship Program nor from the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program. Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or at any other educational institutions in Taiwan.
The purpose of this travel grant is to support students of archaeology (defined as undergraduates, or postgraduates within the first year of graduation and not excluding mature students) who wish to enlarge their experience abroad, perhaps by attendance at a foreign excavation to which they have been specifically invited (as opposed to engaging in their own unsupervised fieldwork), or by travel to study sites, monuments or museum collections that will enhance their understanding of the discipline.
Value: $500 maximum
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are undergraduate or first year postgraduate students of archaeology. Must be a resident of the state of Hawaii.
Fellowship Type: Graduate, Fellowship Type: International Students
Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office
Funding for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Members of each class of Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions, and were selected based on strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on others through service.
Value: Each award amount is determined on a case by case basis, based on individual financial need and the strength of application in comparison to the overall pool. Average $11,000
Eligibility: --Veteran and active duty military service members of both pre- and post-9/11 service from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
--Spouses of active or veteran service members, including surviving spouses
--Service member or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above), graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution
Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship Program
This program enables Native Americans to work for the environmental protection of tribal lands by assisting them in their pursuit of environmental science degrees. Students compete based on grade-point average, knowledge of Indian culture, commitment to environmental protection, character and leadership ability, level of study, and work experience.
Eligibility: Full-time junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in an environmental discipline are eligible to compete for the scholarships
Recognizes students who have the potential and initiative to be “agents of change.” Provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.
Value: Provides up to $30,000 in funding
Eligibility: Juniors; pursuing degrees in public service; record of service and leadership.