Graduate students are invited to learn about nationally competitive and prestigious fellowships. GSU fellowships adviser, Katrina Helz, will provide tips and insight into finding and applying for external funding
in the form of fellowships including, but not limited to: Fulbright, Boren, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Ford and Southern Regional Education Board Fellowships. Please note that many national fellowships require United States
citizenship to be eligible. Questions? Contact Katrina Helz at [log in to unmask].
Info Session: Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Graduate Students
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1 – 2 p.m.
Student Center East, Room 218
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center East, Room 216
Monday, Oct. 21, 10 – 11 a.m.
Student Center East, Room 216
Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Graduate Students AT A GLANCE:
These are some of the premier nationally competitive fellowships that GSU students are encouraged to apply to. Note that this list is just a sample and is by no means comprehensive. Please visit the website and familiarize yourself with the fellowship and
eligibility requirements before contacting Katrina Helz ([log in to unmask])
for support with your application.
Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP):
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral
degrees at accredited United States institutions. Application deadlines are at the end of October. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.
Foundation Fellowships: the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational
benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Deadlines fall in December. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship: these support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the
humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Deadline is October 23.
Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships: AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited
institutions, or preparing research for publication. Deadlines are in November. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships:
nternational 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. Deadlines are in November.
Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG):
Funding to conduct doctoral dissertation research. Students apply under NSF programs in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; application details vary by program.
Regional Education Board (SREB) State Doctoral Scholars Program:
The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities. Deadline is typically in March.
Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F30/F31):
Five to six years of funding to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of
the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
Funding to teach English or conduct independent research in over 140 different countries for an academic year. Deadline: October 8, 2019
Fellowship: Fund research and language study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Deadline: January 29, 2020
Language Scholarship: Language and cultural immersion summer abroad program in countries critical to U.S. national security. Deadline: November 19, 2019
Dissertation Research Fellowship Program: supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances
knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. Deadline: November 5, 2019
Scholarships for studying, teaching, and researching in Germany.
It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Deadline: January, 2020