National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
(must demonstrate financial need)
Deadline: March 31
The NIH UGSP offers scholarships to undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Applicants must be academically gifted and have earned an overall 3.5 grade point average, or be within the top 5 percent of their class. The yearly renewable scholarships pay for tuition and related educational and reasonable living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
(rising juniors apply)
Deadline: February 9
The scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities. The Scholarship provides successful undergraduate with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.
The Hertz Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Awards
Deadline: October 28
The Hertz Foundation’s mission is to build America’s capacity for innovation by nurturing remarkable applied scientists and engineers who show the most promise to change the world. Our nation and the world urgently need the talents of applied scientists and engineers to drive innovation, enhance competitiveness and help solve critical problems we face. The Hertz Foundation identifies the rare young scientists and engineers with the potential to change the world for the better and supports their research endeavors from an early stage.
The Foundation empowers these outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate in collaboration with leading professors in the field.
Eligibility: College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
National Institute of Health Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award
No Deadline, but recommended to apply 6 months prior to expected start
The awards provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds. You must have applied or are applying to graduate or medical school. The stipends for Post baccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grants for Medical Student Research Training
Deadline: January 6
HHMI grants support promising biomedical research scientists working outside the United States, medical and dental students seeking research training, and leading research scientists who are developing new approaches to undergraduate science education. Please see website for grant specific information and criteria.
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields. NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on recruiting minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master’s program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master’s degree. The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The maximum total duration is six years.