Research Fellowships

What do the various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through Fellowship Advising. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed by the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to Fellowship Advising by the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of Fellowship Advising on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program by the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!

  • American Association for University Women Educational Funding & Awards

    AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in…

  • Boren Fellowship

    Graduating seniors and current graduate students who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for funding for a study abroad program in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The primary aim of the Boren Fellowship is for its recipients to develop critical language skills that prepare them to complete at least one year of work in the federal government.

  • Chevening Scholarship

    Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities. ELIGIBILITY An applicant must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country and intend to…

  • Churchill Scholarship

    The Churchill Scholarship funds one year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and/or the sciences at the University of Cambridge.

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) Study & Research Scholarships

    Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. ELIGIBILITY…

  • DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)

    RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. About 300 scholarships are available each year. RISE…

  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

    The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. ELIGIBILITY This fellowship is for exceptional undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the…

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

    Through its fellowship programs, 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. Predoctoral,…

  • Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program

  • Fulbright US Student Program

    U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates (approximately within five years of graduation) are eligible to apply to study, conduct research, or teach English in one of 140+ countries.

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    The Gates Cambridge Scholarship looks for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who demonstrate outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to improving the lives of others. The scholarship funds graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

  • Goldwater Scholarship

    The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes excellence in undergraduate research for students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.

  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety…

  • Hertz Fellowship

  • Humane Studies Fellowships

    The fellowships support study in fields such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. ELIGIBILITY Full-time graduate students (including law students) from any accredited university in the world.  Must have research interests related to liberty in society. AWARD Fellows are awarded $2,000-$15,000 per year of graduate study.  Individual advising and support network, career…

  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

    The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. ELIGIBILITY The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of…

  • James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

    Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for approximately 12 students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to scholars working at the Carnegie Endowment for…

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

    The Knight-Hennessy program provides funding for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who are seniors or have earned their undergraduate degree within the past four years to pursue graduate study at Stanford University. All applicants must apply directly to a graduate program at Stanford in addition to the Knight-Hennessy program.

  • Marshall Scholarship

    The Marshall Scholarship is for U.S. citizens with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates within two years of their undergraduate graduation are eligible to apply. The Marshall Scholarship provides at least one year of funding for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    U.S. citizens under the age of 30 may receive funding for one year of postgraduate study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Mitchell Scholars demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service.

  • NASA Internships & Fellowships

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF)

    The NSF GRF provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the sciences (including social sciences). Graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students in the first or second year of their program are eligible to apply.

  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU)

  • NIH Graduate Partnership Program

  • P.E.O. Scholar Award

    The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.

  • Rhodes Trust Scholarship

    The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or international students under the age of 24 who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates. The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. The application deadline for non-U.S. citizens is earlier than the deadline for U.S. citizens.

  • SMART Scholarship for Service

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD facilities. Applicants MUST be…

  • STEMGradStudents.science.gov

    The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate…

  • STEMundergrads.science.gov

    The STEMUndergrads.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. These opportunities range from scholarships and research internships that undergraduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative undergraduate training programs. Users of…

  • ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

    ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program takes place within the scope of the ThinkSwiss program. "ThinkSwiss – Brainstorm the future" is a U.S.-wide program on Education, Research and Innovation.…