IU Grants & Scholarships for Women in Science
IU Women in Science Travel Grant
- Applicants must be Indiana University-Bloomington undergraduate and graduate women in good standing, with majors or specialization in any area of the natural sciences, social sciences or mathematics.
- Funds may be requested for use in a variety of venues, but any request for use of funds must describe fully its impact on the applicant's academic/professional career. Travel grant monies may be requested for costs such as participating in or attending a conference, symposium or workshop; attending specialized training off-campus, or supporting off-campus academic research.
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Fall and the Spring Semester.
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Scholarships and Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate Women in Science
The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
HOLDNREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. Go to: http://www.asee.org/nreip for application deadlines and detailed program information.
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)
SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR laboratories for high school students who have completed at least grade 9, and are at least 16 years of age (for most Laboratories), and a U.S. citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply. The stipend for the summer program is $1,500 for new students; $1,550 for returning students. Go to http://www.asee.org/seap for application deadlines and detailed program information.
AWIS Educational Awards
For college students in their second or third year of study with at least one additional year remaining to complete their undergraduate degree. The application process includes a resume, essay, and two letters of reference. (Note: Freshmen and seniors are not eligible.) More information
Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award
For sophomore and junior college students studying Geosciences or Physics. The application process includes a resume, essay, and three letters of reference.
Grants & Scholarships For Graduate Women in Science
Department of Energy Compuational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The fellowship includes a 12-week research experience at one of 17 DOE laboratory sites. The DOE CSGF program is open to senior undergraduates or students in their first or second year of graduate study. Benefits include a $36,000 yearly stipend, payment of all tuition and fees, yearly conferences, $5,000 academic allowance in the first year, $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year and a 12-week research practicum. Application materials and additional information can be found at www.krellinst.org/csgf/.
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Scholarships in the National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program are offered to exceptionally promising students who wish to pursue accelerated Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D training at the cutting edge of biomedical research in collaborative projects between labs of the National Institutes of Health and Oxford University or Cambridge University. These scholarships fully fund PhD. training expenses, including tuition, college fees, stipend, health insurance and travel. Scholars can receive full funding for combined M.D./PhD. training in coordination with one of the 42 top U.S. medical schools that have NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Programs. Details at: http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/
The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
This fellowship program provides students with three years of financial support including a $30,000 annual stipend and $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of research-based graduate studies in the Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences fields are eligible to apply. For additional program information, go to: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/.
AWIS Educational Awards
For graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy and will complete their degree within two and one- half years (i.e., 30 months). The application process includes a resume, research plan, and two letters of reference. More information
Louise Meyer Schutzmeister Award
For graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy, studying Physics. More information
For graduate students in a PhD program who have delayed their studies for three or more years because of family obligations. The application process includes a resume, research plan, certification of eligibility, and two letters of reference. More information
Barbara Filner Award
New this year, the Barbara Filner Award is for graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy while also mentoring or otherwise helping women advance in STEM fields. The application process is the same as for the predoctoral award above, with an additional page documenting activities to help women achieve their career goals. More information
Funding and Other Opportunities for Women Science Faculty
The National Geographic Society awards grants in the following areas: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. Grant amounts usually range from $15,000-20,000. Women scientists with a Ph.D. degree or pursing a Ph.D.-level degree from any country may apply. Deadline: none, submit pre-application at least 10 months prior to anticipated project start date.