Mathematics and Physical Sciences: Scholarships
Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Applied Math, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Energy Research, Geology, Meteorology
Oceanography, Physics, Remote Sensing, Statistics, Accounting, Actuarial Science

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
The Hertz Foundation — Graduate Fellowship Awards
  Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences — Up to $37,000
Nov 1 Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  Sloan Research Fellowships in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or Neuroscience

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Krell Institute — Fellowships
  U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships (CSGF)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.

  U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowships (SSGF)

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) Program provides opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions.

American Mathematical Society — Fellowships and Scholarships
  Centennial Fellowships

The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award.

  Fellowships and Stipends

Resources for funding and fellowships, other sources of funding.

American Meteorological Society — Scholarships and Fellowships
  AMS Minority Scholarships

The scholarships help support the college educations of minority students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students, who intend to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply.

  AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarships

The scholarship program is open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences.

  AMS Undergraduate Named Scholarships

Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award.

  AMS Graduate Fellowships

A stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

  AMS Graduate Fellowships in the History of Science

To be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Foundation
Awards and Scholarships

The ASPRS Foundation funds the awards and scholarships given annually by ASPRS.

American Statistical Association — Awards & Recognition
Awards and Scholarships
  Research Fellowships and Grants
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation — Programs
  Beckman Scholars Program

This is an invited program for accredited universities and four-year colleges in the United States. It provides scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.

  Beckman Young Investigators Program

Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education — Internships, Educational Opportunities, Academic Scholarships, Academic Fellowships, Sabbaticals, Research Experiences
Educational Opportunities K-12 Teachers and Precollege Students
  Educational Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
  Educational Opportunities for Graduate Students
Educational Opportunities for Recent Graduates
  Educational Opportunities for Postdoctoral Students
  Educational Opportunities for Faculty
Be an Actuary
  Actuarial Scholarships
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation — Programs and Awards
  Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

Applications are accepted from principal investigators that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences, and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged.

Carnegie Institution of Washington
  Summer Internships

For undergraduate students pursuing a degree in geosciences, physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, astronomy or a related field.

Chemical Heritage Foundation — Fellowships and Travel Grants
Long-Term Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose Ph.D. dissertations have been accepted by their respective university departments. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their Ph.D. in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship.

Short-term fellowships

CHF offers several short-term fellowships for researchers studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. Short-term fellows are in residence at CHF for periods ranging from two to four months, according to their allocated fellowship.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory — Fellowships
  Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering for Undergraduate Students
  John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship for Master's and Doctoral Engineering Students
  Thesis Awards
  Robert R. Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Particle Physics
  Lederman Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Physics
  Peoples Postdoctoral Fellowships in Accelerator Physicists and Accelerator-Related Technology Specialists
Geological Society of America
Undergraduate and Graduate Research Grants
  Postdoctoral Awards
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Marine Science and Engineering Summer Internships

Open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, the 10-week program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a research environment in areas that include aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, marine mammal research, marine natural product chemistry, marine microbiology, ocean engineering, ocean technology, and oceanography.

IBM
  IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including optimization), business sciences (including financial services, communication, and learning/knowledge), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME).

  Herman Goldstine Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research in Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) — Undergraduates, Graduate Students & Postdocs
  Undergraduate Students

During the academic year, individual JILA scientists may opt to participate in CU's campus-wide Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, or UROP. Through UROP, individual faculty members can invite one or more talented and motivated undergraduate CU science majors to participate in their research laboratory for one or more semesters. The students not only get involved in ground-breaking research, but they also get paid for participating in the program.

  Graduate Students

Graduate education is an integral part of JILA. Students work in a stimulating, collaborative environment with researchers from JILA and visitors from around the world. Students work in world-class facilities and have the option to participate in training courses in electronics, electron microscopy, computing, machining, and scientific writing.

  Postdoctoral Research Associates

JILA supports an active postdoctoral research associates program for young scientists desiring advanced research training soon after being awarded a Ph.D. Appointments to the program are offered for durations of one year or more. Young researchers often undertake postdoctoral research to gain experience in a new field or expand their experience in applied research, theoretical analysis, or experimental research.

National Center for Atmospheric Research
  Postdoctoral Support in the Atmospheric Sciences
National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers
May 1
Aug 1
Nov 1
Feb 1

Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers. The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
National Air and Space Museum Fellowships in Aerospace History and Earth & Planetary Sciences

The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of fellowships for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and non-academic researchers.

  Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

Awarded to an outstanding researcher displaying significant promise in theory, observation, instrumentation, and/or laboratory experiments.

Southern California Earthquake Center
  Internships in Earthquake Science and Information Technology

SCEC offers two internship programs for college undergraduate students. SCEC/SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) interns are primarily juniors or seniors, and most projects are best suited for students majoring in earth science or a related field. SCEC/USEIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology) interns must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) — Fellowships
  Summer Student Program for Undergraduates

Each summer, the STScI brings highly motivated college students to Baltimore, Maryland, for a Space Astronomy Summer Program.

  Graduate Student Research Assistantships for Ph.D. Thesis Research
  Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy, Physics and Related Disciplines

The fellowship supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals as addressed by any of the missions in that program: the Herschel Space Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

  Giacconi Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy, Physics and Related Disciplines

The Giacconi Fellowship provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers.

University of New Hampshire, Marine Program — Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities
  Marine Sciences Fellowships

These fellowships are offered through and coordinated by the Marine Program on behalf of the following UNH/NOAA Centers of Excellence and Cooperative Institutes.

U.S. Department of Energy — Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships
  Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

This program places students in paid internships in science and engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. The summer programs at the various laboratories will run from late May to mid-August, fall programs run from August through December and spring programs from January through May.

U.S. Geological Survey
  Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — Educational Activities
  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), Boulder, Colorado

Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply.

  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), Gaithersburg, Maryland

You and your school are invited to participate in the Boulder, Colorado, Laboratories' NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Opportunities are available in the fields of Chemical Science and Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Student Internships and Scholarships
  Coastal Services Center Coastal Management Fellowships

Provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

  National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Graduate Research Fellowships

Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by engaging with reserve staff and participating in their host reserve's research, education, stewardship and training programs.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) — Fellowships
Guest Student Program

WHOI offers an informal internship program in which a limited number of college undergraduates are accepted as Guest Students in our laboratories on a year-round basis. Advanced high school students enrolled in Upper Cape and Island schools may be eligible as guest students, too.

  Summer Student Fellowship Program

A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student and Minority Fellowship programs. All fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer's work. Research topics span a broad spectrum of topics throughout WHOI's science departments, and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Marine Policy Fellowships

Qualified individuals in the social sciences are invited to apply their training and expertise to the economic, legal and policy issues that arise from use of the world's oceans. The work of MPC scholars integrates law, policy analysis, and statistics with WHOI's basic strengths in ocean sciences.

  Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ocean Science and Engineering

Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography.

  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships

Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Legacy Scholars
AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarships for Undergraduate or Graduate-Level Degree Accounting-Related Majors

The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program provides financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession.

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.

  John L. Carey Scholarships for Liberal Arts Degree Holders Pursuing Graduate Studies in Accounting

Provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.

  Scholarship Opportunities

Search dozens of scholarship opportunities to find the hidden cash that's out there waiting for you.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  College Scholarships in Accounting

The Washington CPA Foundation awards scholarships annually to qualified accounting majors attending an accredited 4-year university in the state of Washington.

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