Science & Engineering

DAAD Rise Germany

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates from North America, Great Britain, and Ireland. During internships, students are matched with doctoral student mentors with whom they work closely. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover everyday costs while host universities and institutes provide housing assistance. About 300 scholarships are offered each year. The German language is not required as the working language will be English.

The objective of the grant is to promote student exchange to Germany in the fields of natural science, engineering, and life sciences, and to motivate undergraduate students to learn more about Germany's research landscape and study opportunities.

Alvan T. and Viola D. Fuller American Cancer Society Research Fellowships

The Alvan T. and Viola D. Fuller American Cancer Society Research Fellowships place recipients at leading New England institutions, such as teaching hospitals, universities, and medical schools. Fellowships last a minimum of ten weeks and are equivalent to full-time summer employment. Sponsors assign Fellows projects under their direction, with guidance provided by the sponsor's research staff. The Fuller Committee composed of senior scientists chooses and places the Fellows. Fellowships carry stipends of $4,500.

Fanny and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The Fanny and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships are given to support the graduate education of students of outstanding potential in the applied physical sciences.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is a senior or continuing graduate student; usually minimum GPA of 3.75 in last 2 years of undergraduate work. Students must attend one of 29 specified graduate schools and intend to pursue a Ph.D. Award is full tuition and $25,000 stipend, renewable for 5 years.

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program

The Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards to support academic studies related to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Scholarship students will be eligible for up to $8,000 of academic assistance per year for full-time study during their junior and senior years; a paid 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at an NOAA facility ($650 per week); a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship; and travel expenses to attend and participate in a mandatory orientation and conference. Apply as a sophomore in a four-year program or a junior in a five-year program. 

Math for America / Newton Fellowship Program

The Math for America / Newton Fellowship Program is for students who have completed at least five college-level math courses, not just math majors, and who might consider a career as a New York City high school mathematics teacher. Fellows receive master's level teacher training and ongoing financial incentives ($90,000 in stipends over 5 years in addition to the teacher's salary). Applicants must take the ETS PRAXIS II Math Content Exams.

Microsoft Scholarship Program

The Microsoft Scholarship Program is awarded in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry. A large majority of scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students, or students with disabilities. Minority applicants must be a member of one of the following groups underrepresented in the software field: African American, Hispanic, or Native American. Apply as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. Award: tuition (approx $10,500) plus stipend of $27,500.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program gives recipients the opportunity to work with at least two different research supervisors - one at the NIH and one at either Oxford or Cambridge - on a project that involves a collaborative undertaking by the two laboratories (visit the collaborations page of this web site for further information). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold or be on track to receive a bachelor's degree by matriculation date. The program also attracts individuals already enrolled in a graduate program or medical school. Students carry out research with a goal of earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) which requires spending roughly equal amounts of time at the NIH and at the chosen University.

NIH/PhD Partnership Training Program

The NIH/PhD Partnership Training Program accommodates students seeking combined MD/PhD training as the pathway to a career as a physician-scientist. Students admitted to NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program conduct research in the NIH intramural research program as part of a coordinated plan of dual-degree training with a U.S. medical school in preparation for a career as a physician-investigator in basic or translational science.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Schoalrship Program

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program awards $5,000-$10,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate science students. Students must also be legal United States residents; students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

United Negro College Fund - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards

The United Negro College Fund - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are awarded to outstanding African American Students who are pursuing studies and careers in the field of biomedical research. Each award provides up to $35,000 which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and fees. Each UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive two Summer Research Internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000. Application is for students in their junior year of undergraduate education.

United Negro College Fund - Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

The United Negro College Fund - Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships awards up to $40,000 to African American students enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the life or physical sciences. The award includes a stipend of up to $30,000 for the fellow and a department grant of up to $10,000 to support the research needs of the fellow.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one academic year. Pre-doctoral Whitaker Fellows must hold a bachelor's degree, be in or have recently completed a Master's degree, be in a PhD program, or be currently employed, with the most recent degree no higher than an MS.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships - STEM

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships - STEM seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.