External Graduate Fellowships

External Graduate Fellowships

Deadline Date

 (if 2017 not yet posted, 2016 given for reference) 

Program Name and Website Link

Award InformationEligibility  Notes
January 4, 2017 Harriet Evelyn Wallace ScholarshipAwarded $5,000 for one year.  Can renew for a second year.Open to women pursuing an advanced degree in geosciences. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Must be a member of at least one of AGI’s member societies. Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher and a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
January 15, 2017 Hau’oli Mau Loa Graduate AssistantshipTwo-year stipend, with 2nd year contingent on satisfactory performance in 1st year.  Includes Graduate Assistantship stipend ($28,026/year plus fringe benefits), a full tuition remission, and $5,000 in professional development funds (books, fees, travel to local and national conferences, supplies, etc.).Must have graduated from a Hawaiʻi high school.  Must be pursuing an M.S. degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, or Geology & Geophysics, and be committed to pursuing and attaining a long-term career in natural resource management in Hawaiʻi. Track record of supporting Hawai‘i’s environment.  GPA of at least 3.0.  
January 17, 2017 Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship ProgramAmount awarded varies from year to year (in 2016, $48,000 was awarded to roughly 10 recipients).Open to women GWIS members (free) and non-members ($50 application fee).Fellowship funds may be used for such things as: expendable supplies, small equipment to be used by the recipient (not for general use), publication of research findings, travel and subsistence while performing field studies, and travel to another laboratory for collaborative research.
January 20-27, 2016UH Sea Grant Marine Fellowship (4 different opportunities) Varies ~$46,000- $56,500/year (some fellowships for multiple years).Must be a US Citizen. Must be enrolled as a PhD student at a US university, pursuing research/career in marine resources.Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu.
February 17, 2017 UH Student ScholarshipsWebsite lists various scholarships. Login to see the scholarships for which you may be eligible.Must be a UH student. 
March 1, 2017 Kua’ana Tuition WaiverTuition waiver for undergraduate and classified graduate students at the University of Hawa‘i at Mānoa.Must be of Hawaiian ancestry and enrolled on the UH Mānoa campus. Must be a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.5 or a full-time graduate student with a GPA of at least 3.0.Must complete a FAFSA application.
May 12, 2016 The Denise B. Evans Fellowship in Oceanographic ResearchProvides $28,000/year for up to two years.Must be SOEST graduate student pursuing research in oceanography.Students interested in receiving the Denise B. Evans awards must follow a specific nomination process. The student’s faculty advisor shall nominate the student by submitting a recommendation to her/his SOEST department chair (or director in the case of CMORE, HIMB, HNEI, and HIGP).
October 23 – 27, 2017 (varies by discipline) NSF Graduate Reasearch Fellowship ProgramEach Fellowship consists of three years of support. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000/year paid to student and a $12,000/year cost-of-education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution. Fellowship also provides opportunities for international research and professional development.Must be a US citizen, US national or US permanent resident. Open to undergraduate seniors, post-baccalaureates, and 1st or 2nd year graduate students. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Graduate students limited to one application to the GRFP.This application is long (e.g, requires personal & research statements), so plan to start months in advance.
November 10-17, 2016 (varies by discipline)Ford Foundation Fellowship ProgramTwo types of programs: (1) Three-year stipend ($24,000/year) for PhD research; or (2) One-year stipend ($25,000) for final year of writing PhD dissertation. Both programs will pay expenses to attend a Ford Fellow conference.Must be a US citizen, US national, US permanent resident or have been granted deferred action status under DACA. Must have evidence of superior academic achievements and career interests in teaching or research.This application is also long, so start early! For three-year stipend, must take first full year immediately.  Can defer last two years (but all years must be used within five years of award date).  For one-year stipend, tenure of dissertation fellowship can be no less than nine months and no more than 12 months.
December 9, 2016Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship ProgramProvides up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to a tuition allowance of up to $12,000,) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Must be pursuing an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology or all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas. Must have a cumulative 3.3 GPA. Women and minorities, who, due to financial constraints, may otherwise not be able to pursue an advanced degree areparticularly encouraged to apply. 
No Deadline (apply anytime)NSF Graduate Research PreparednessProvides funding for graduate students to collaborate with federal agencies, such as USGS and NOAA. Must be a PhD student at a US university working on a NSF-funded project.For more info, contact Dr. Eleanor Snow at esnow@usgs.gov or visit the USGS Graduate Intern Website