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Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowships
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Below is a listing of a number of nationally competitive fellowships. The links provide a basic summary of each Fellowship. Refer to the Fellowship websites (included on each summary page) for updated and detailed information about eligibility requirements, application instructions and contact information. If you have specific questions regarding one of these fellowships, please contact the sponsor.
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A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship (Sponsor: American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES))http://aises.org May 1AISES member; member of an American Indian tribe or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group by which affiliation is claimed.
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AAHD Scholarship Program for students with disabilitieshttps://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/November 15US Citizens/Permanent Residents with a disability as defined by the American With Disabilities Act
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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS) Scholar http://www.arcsfoundation.org/pittsburghSee Web link.The ARCS Foundation has eligibility requirements that universities must follow in selecting a student for an initial award and that the scholar must meet in order to continue receiving funding. Students may not apply directly to the ARCS Foundation or to any specific chapter.
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Air Force (AFOSR) http://www.wpafb.af.mil/AFRL/afosr/See Web link.
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American Association of University Womenhttp://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/index.cfm November 15US Citizens/Permanent Residents (Women) AND International Women
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American Heart Association Great Rivers Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowshiphttps://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/ApplicationInformation/UCM_443316_Predoctoral-Fellowship.jspFebruary 9Research related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
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Angiopathy Training Program (Funded by the NIH)http://path.upmc.edu/ATP-APP-FORM.pdf June 1Designed for students from a variety of disciplines with an interest in studying diverse aspects of the vasculature, while enlarging their exposure to various aspects of pathology.
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Army (ARO)  http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=3 Student Programs: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=236 and http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=527 See Web link.
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Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine Training Program (BiRM). Funded by the NIH.http://webster.engr.pitt.edu/bioengineering/main/graduate/training/BiRM.html See Web link.Students must first be admitted to doctoral programs in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh or Biomedical at Carnegie Mellon University. Highly motivated first year PhD level graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 from an accredited BS program are encouraged to apply.
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Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program (CBTP). Funded by the NIH.http://www.cbtp.pitt.edu/December 13Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Prepares students for independent careers in biomedical cardiovascular research.
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Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Training Program (CATER). Funded by the NIH.http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/events/cater/cater.htmJune 30For Predoctoral students in bioengineering and cellular and molecular pathology. Eligible students must be second year students, all of whom will remain associated with the program until graduation.
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Community of Science Database of Funding Opportunitieshttp://fundingopps.cos.com/VariesThe most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 25,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion. The record contains the sponsor’s URL so you can verify the information in the COS record.
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Council for International Exchange of Scholarshttp://www.cies.org/ Varied-app available US Citizens/Permanent Residents AND International Students
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DOD Armed Forces Arm-IV Postdoctoral Fellowship. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM)http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/afirm/default.aspSee Web link.Postdoctoral training in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and combat casualty care.
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Ford Foundationhttp://www.fordfound.org/grants/fellowships/individuals NovemberUnder-represented US Citizens/Permanent Residents AND International Students (must be citizens of Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, or Vietnam)
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Foundation for Science & Disabilityhttp://www.stemd.org/ January 1US Citizen/Permanent Resident
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Hertz Foundationhttp://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/application.aspx October 27US Citizen/Permanent Resident
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gilliam Fellowshiphttp://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/gilliam.html February 2Past participants in the HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP); graduating seniors or recent baccalaureate recipients who have completed no more than one year of PhD training; Former EXROP students pursuing an MD/PhD degree may apply; No citizenship requirement.
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InfoEd Internationalhttp://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spinmain.aspVaries
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IRIShttp://iris.library.uiuc.edu/~iris/deadlines/grad/VariesThe IRIS office compiles lists of upcoming deadlines. The lists are organized chronologically by deadline date and contain hypertext links to the complete IRIS record for each funding opportunity.
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K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship (Swanson School of Engineering)http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Student/Student-Programs/Diversity/Scholarships/See Web link.Designed to meet the critical need to recruit and retain underrepresented minority graduate students, and ultimately enhance their presence in the professorate.
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McGowan Trainee Career Advancement Program (MTCAP)http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/innovation/me.aspSee Web link.For graduate students in bioengineering and the interdisciplinary biomedical sciences.
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National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowshipshttp://ndseg.asee.org/DecemberFellowships to individuals demonstrating aptitude for advanced training in science/engineering. Open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Discipline: Aeronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, Computer & Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Sciences & Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval/Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Physics. For students at/near start of PhD studies in science/engineering.
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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowshiphttp://ndseg.asee.org/ SeptemberUS Citizen/Permanent Resident
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National GEM Consortiumhttp://www.gemfellowship.org/students/gem-fellowship-program/November 13Racial minority US Citizen/Permanent Resident
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National Hispanic Scholarship Fundhttps://www.hsf.net/scholarshipApril 26Hispanic US Citizen/Permanent Resident
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/Mechanisms/PromoteDiversity.htmSee Web link.PIs holding NIH research grants may request supplemental funds to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, post doctorates & eligible investigators from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; & individuals from socially, culturally, economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellowships - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awardshttp://www.bc.pitt.edu/rca/ra_traininggrants2.htmlSee Web link.Individual Fellowship Awards: F30 and F31 are fellowships awarded to pre-doctoral candidates. F32 are fellowships awarded to postdoctoral candidates with the potential to become productive independent investigators. F33 – Senior Fellowships Awards are made through a national competition for research training in areas that fall within the missions of the NIH.
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National Science Foundation (NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2See Web link.See a listing of programs which provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at the graduate level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
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Navy (ONR) Relevant Research Areas: http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/Departments/Code-34/All-Programs.aspx Student Programs: http://www.onr.navy.mil/en/Education-Outreach/undergraduate-graduate.aspxSee Web link.
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NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program (Sponsor: NCAA)http://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-postgraduate-scholarship-programVariesStudent-athletes at an active NCAA-member institution who are in final season; have an overall undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2; have performed with distinction as members of the varsity team; intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree.
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NIDDR Switzerhttp://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/res-program.html#fellowships See Web link.Students in rehabilitation research
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NIH fellowship http://www.nibib.nih.gov/Training/PredoctoralVariedUS Citizens/Permanent Residents
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NSF fellowshiphttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201 NovemberUS Citizens/Permanent Residents
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Provost’s Development Fund Award (PDFA)http://www.pitt.edu/~offres/pittdeadlines.htmlJanuaryFor students in last stages of doctoral work. Students must have completed their comprehensive exams and must have an approved dissertation prospectus. Funding is allocated for things such as tuition, stipends, travel, and other dissertation-related expenses.
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Research Associateship Programs (Sponsor: National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies of Sciences)http://www.nas.edu August, NovemberAwards are available for scientists & engineers at all stages of their career. Postdoctoral applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, a doctorate in science or engineering. Open to US citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals.
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Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarshipshttp://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx Varied based upon individual rotary deadlineUS Citizens/Permanent Residents AND International Students from countries which host rotary clubs
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Soros Fellowships for New Americanshttp://www.pdsoros.orgNovemberImmigrants or children of immigrants
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The Collegiate Inventors Competition (Sponsor: National Inventors Hall of Fame)http://www.invent.org/collegiate/index.html June Recognizes university students across the country whose innovations, discoveries, & research are deemed the year's most outstanding. Full-time students are eligible to participate.
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The Hartwell Foundationhttp://thehartwellfoundation.org/See Web link.To individuals for innovative & cutting-edge biomedical applied research that potentially benefit children. The individuals and children should be citizens of the United States.
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The Pittsburgh Foundationhttp://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/taxonomy/term/32See Web link.Use this link to find a list of available scholarships. Scholarships come in many flavors, and many have very specific eligibility requirements, so read closely!
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The Provost’s Office - University of Pittsburghhttp://www.provost.pitt.edu/information-on/resources.htmlSee Web link.The Provost’s Office offers a range of resources to help faculty, students, and staff of the University meet academic and strategic goals.
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Training Grants – The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/trainingSee Web link.3 training programs to provide in-depth interdisciplinary training in particular subjects relevant to cognitive neuroscience. Students apply during or after 1st year in CNBC Graduate Training Program. Multi-Modal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP). This program provides training in new imaging methodologies to students who already have background in use of a particular methodology. Behavioral Brain Research Training Program (B2). This program provides training in neuroscience to students with background in behavioral sciences. Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training Program (IGERT). This program allows students with training in one field of research to branch out into a cross-disciplinary research project.
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UNESCO Fellowshipshttp://portal.unesco.orgVarious deadlines Nationals from all member states of UNESCO are eligible—especially those from least developed countries.
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University of Pittsburgh, Office of Researchhttp://www.research.pitt.edu/See Web link.See links: Illinois Research Information Service (IRIS); Community of Science (COS) Database of Funding Opportunities; Sponsored Programs Information Networks (SPIN)
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