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Deadline: 01/26/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $7,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


This program strives to encourage promising students who plan research careers related to engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences.

Who Should Apply:

Students majoring in engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences and who plan to pursue an advanced degree. Undergraduate research experience is essential. Applicant should demonstrate promise and commitment as future mathematician, scientist, or engineer. Must be a sophomore or a junior. The minimum GPA is 3.0 out of 4.0; many recipients have a 3.7+ GPA.

Fellowship Benefits:

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Junior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support. Scholars may opt to study abroad, but their Goldwater funding will be based on their U.S. institution’s budget. Scholars must consult with the Foundation prior to signing up for an overseas program, as there may be some costs associated with being overseas that are prohibited from being covered by this scholarship.

Program Duration:

Award is applicable to the final 1-2 years of undergraduate study.

Number & Amount Available:

Varies between 240-260 awards annually. Up to $7500 a year towards eligible college expenses.

Citizenship Requirements:
U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

STEM Fields Only:Yes

Required GPA:
3.0 and above
Academic Level:
NC State Campus Deadline:

November 28, 2017 at 5PM ET

Applicants: If you are considering applying for this award, you should email FAO staff and share your interest. You should also meet with FAO staff at least once early in the campus, or endorsement, application process. A strong endorsement application typically requires multiple drafts over a period of several weeks or months, and it should be treated as your final application. We therefore recommend that you meet with us as early as possible so that we can get to know you and give you feedback on your campus application.

In order to submit an endorsement application, you must submit your materials by the campus application deadline posted with our online submission form (click for the link). Please be sure to look at the online submission form before you are ready to submit to make sure everything is formatted correctly. Letters of recommendation are also due by that deadline, but should be submitted by the recommendation writer as noted below.

Download the endorsement application document that should be completed for the campus deadline as either an MS Word file or as a PDF file.

Download application instructions for the campus deadline as a PDF file.

Letters of Recommendation: It is a good idea to share with your recommenders a draft of your application. Please be sure to read, and then share with each recommender, the guidance from FAO that provides instructions for what to include in the letter. This letter is posted below.

You should not have access to your letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will need to submit their letters of recommendation with a different online submission form (click for the link). If they need to submit with a different method or have any difficulty, they should contact FAO staff.

Download letter of recommendation guidance here as a PDF file. Additional guidance from the Goldwater Foundation can be found by clicking here.

National Deadline for Campus Representatives:
January 2018
Posted: 11/07/2017

Deadline: 02/01/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the fourth and last round of Post-doctoral Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) through their programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).  For 2018-19, IMMANA will award five 12-month Post-doctoral Fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with Mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) in any field related to agriculture, nutrition or health research and practice, and are seeking a career in research, education, and engagement at the intersection of two or more of these fields. Eligible candidates should have no more than three years of post-PhD experience prior to their proposed Fellowship start date.  We anticipate that IMMANA Fellows will bring diverse perspectives to leadership in agriculture, nutrition, and health. IMMANA Fellowships will aim for equal representation of women and men, and we particularly welcome applications from citizens of LMIC countries.


Applicants must propose to conduct fieldwork or other research under the joint supervision of two Mentors, one from the applicant’s current or previous employer or academic institution, and one from a host institution where the applicant proposes to advance their work. At least one of the two Mentors must be physically located in Africa or Asia. The two Mentors need not have equal roles in the project, but having both involved should help accelerate research and sharing of ideas between the Fellow’s home and host environments. Selection will give preference to applicants who have research or faculty appointments in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but applicants may be of any nationality and have earned their doctorate anywhere.


Applications are submitted in a two-stage process. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to submit a concept note to confirm eligibility and receive valuable feedback. Concept notes should be submitted as soon as possible, and will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1 February 2018. Applicants must submit a full proposal by 1 March 2018 and selected candidates will be notified no later than 1 May 2018. IMMANA Fellows must then begin their 12-month projects between the dates of 1 June and 31 December 2018. Both forms are available online at Enquiries should be sent by email to
Posted: 11/03/2017

Deadline: 02/02/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $60,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

The L'Oréal USA, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science – posted on Trialect .

Fields of interest: Allergy, oncology, cancer, cardiology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Immunology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Nephrology, Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Infertility, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology, Global Health, Tropical Diseases, Hepatology, Hematology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Diabetes, Pathology, Public Health, Ophthalmology, Microbiology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Stem cells, Informatics, Data, Geriatrics, Cell biology, Bioinformatics, all other fields, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences, Biology

The details can be perused at: L'Oréal USA For Women In Science
Posted: 01/03/2018

Deadline: 02/04/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

3­-year doctoral training in insect sciences for development

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).


Deadline for applications: 4th Feb 2018


Announcement_ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships 2018.pdf - Call for Candidates and Eligibility Criteria

Appel de candidatures -ARPPIS_2018.pdf - Call for Candidates (In French)
Posted: 01/16/2018

Deadline: 02/08/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $20,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

For more information, please visit, what makes a competitive Boren Scholarship application.

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The Boren Scholarship national application deadline is February 8, 2018. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. Please visit how to apply for more information on application process.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mid-late April.

Boren Awards info session 10.25.2017 v.2.pdf
Posted: 10/24/2017

Deadline: 02/13/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $300,000.00
Funding Agency(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)

is of Program:

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.

The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders.

This solicitation features three mechanisms; proposers are required to select one of the following tracks to submit their proposal.

Track I focuses on the development of world-class research skills in international cohort experiences. Track II is dedicated to targeted, intensive learning and training opportunities that leverage international knowledge at the frontiers of research. Track III calls for U.S. institutional partnerships and coalitions to develop and evaluate innovative models for high-impact, large-scale international research and professional development experiences for graduate students, as individuals or groups.

  1. IRES - Track I: IRES Sites (IS) projects engage a group of undergraduate and/or graduate students in active high quality collaborative research at an international site with mentorship from researchers at a host lab. IRES Sites must be organized around a coherent intellectual theme that may involve a single discipline or multiple disciplines funded by NSF.
  2. IRES - Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes (ASI) are intensive short courses with related activities that engage advanced graduate students in active learning and research at the frontiers of knowledge. ASIs typically range in length from ten to twenty-one days and must be held outside the United States. ASIs must have a compelling rationale for their international location and should involve distinguished active researchers in the target field from the U.S. and abroad. ASIs should enable students to develop skills and broaden professional networks, leveraging international participation and complementary resources (expertise, facilities, data, field site, etc.) for mutual benefit.
  3. IRES - Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience (IGE) projects propose, implement, and evaluate creative ideas for catalyzing the development of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers at the graduate student level. The IGE IRES track invites professional societies and organizations in the U.S. directly associated with science and engineering education or research activities to propose innovative large-scale programs to provide high-quality international research and/or research-related professional development experiences for U.S. graduate students as individuals or groups. The proposed experiences should enhance transferable skills and expand professional networks. Graduate students recruited from a broad, diverse applicant pool should travel to non-U.S. locations for periods of several weeks to a semester for immersive experiences under the mentorship of appropriate collaborators in the U.S. and foreign locations. The proposed international professional development model may focus on research or research-related activities in any NSF-funded area(s). Proposals that utilize, leverage and potentially expand existing global networks and infrastructure are encouraged.

Student participants supported by IRES funds must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Students do not apply directly to NSF to participate in IRES activities. Students apply to NSF-funded investigators who receive IRES awards. To identify appropriate IRES projects, students should consult the directory of active IRES awards.
Posted: 10/30/2017

Deadline: 02/14/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Others


U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its seventh annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 3 – Saturday, June 16, 2018 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application.                  

U.S. citizenship is not required.  

Additional information and applications are available on the program website.
Posted: 12/15/2017