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GRADUATE FUNDING


Teaching Assistantships:

The Department of Integrative Biology provides rewarding teaching opportunities for graduate students. Biology teaching assistants earn up to $18,600 for a nine-month academic appointment and have tuition waived. Teaching assistants also are eligible for between $1,750-$3,500 in summer support. Teaching assistants instruct undergraduate laboratories or work with small undergraduate discussion groups in courses such as introductory biology, ecology, anatomy, physiology or microbiology.

Research Assistantships:

Individual professors fund graduate students to perform research in their laboratories using extramural grant funding. The stipends are equivalent to teaching assistantships.


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Seed research grants are available for students and young professionals intending to do field-based research, as well as to use the AMNH collections. These include Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants, Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grants, Chapman Memorial Grants and Collection Study Grants. Additionally, they have the Kade Fellowship to support graduate student exchanges between AMNH and French or German institutions.

Anthropology Internship Program

The Anthropology Internship Program offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs in anthropology and related fields to work on projects relating to the collections or to the ongoing research interests of curatorial staff in the museum or in the field. In addition to Curatorial Research, internships can be considered in collections management, archives, and conservation. Internships are offered for periods ranging from three months to one year depending on the project. Grants provide monthly stipends for periods of two months to one year. The minimum work requirement for a paid internship is two days per week. For more information, visit the website or contact Anita Caltabiano, Director of Internship Program, Division of Anthropology.

Annette Kade Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship Program

The purpose of this program is to partner with French and German institutions to permit an exchange of graduate students. This program will allow students to spend 3 months during the year at a selected university in France or Germany or for French and German students to come to the AMNH 3 months. They expect that the students will have the opportunity to explore new cultures and enrich their lives with new contacts and friendships.

Grant Programs for Students, Postdoctoral Trainees, and Research Scientists

The AMNH Grants Program offers modest short term awards to advanced students, postdoctoral trainees, and scientific researchers who are commencing their careers in the fields covered by AMNH. Grants are available from four funds each having specific restrictions. Frank M. Chapman Grants support and foster research in ornithology, both neontological and paleontological. Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research support marine zoology. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants support research on North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation or natural history and includes everything north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the Caribbean. In 2008, the AMNH awarded 33 Frank M. Chapman Grants, 42 Lerner-Gray Grants, 43 Theodore Roosevelt Grants, and three Kade Grants. Another program provides support to students, postdoctoral investigators, and research scientists specifically to visit the collections. The awards partially support travel and subsistence for scientists on short term AMNH visits. For more information about these programs, application dates and deadlines, visit the website of the American Museum of Natural History.



ARNOLD O. BECKMAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS AWARD

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The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation established by Dr. and Mrs. Beckman in 1977. The mission of the foundation is to make grants to non-profit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award is intended to support postdoctoral scholars with the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and to assist in their transition from "mentored yet independent" postdoctoral to an independent, tenure-track position. Nearly all successful academic careers in science at present begin with a postdoctoral period of additional training and development prior to the first tenure tract appointment. These individuals are expected to become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.

Fellows will be appointed for two years, and may begin as early as August of their application year, and no later than December 31. The award amount will range from $57,000 - $67,000 based on research experience with 75% of the award going towards the stipend, which may be supplemented from other sources, and 25% used towards research expenditures. The award is a merit based program; issue of gender, race and financial need should not be considered contributing factors in the application review process or in the selection of the postdoctoral candidate. Before submitting an application, invited institutions must identify a postdoctoral candidate, and an individual who will serve as a mentor in the supervising, training and research experience of the Fellow. The mentor should be an active investigator in the area of the candidate's proposed research. The submitted application must be a collaborative effort between the institution, postdoctoral candidate and identified mentor. At the time of application, the identified candidate for the postdoctoral fellowship award must be a United States Citizen or lawfully admitted to the U.S. for Permanent Residence.

Program Overview and Submission Process: http://beckman-foundation.com/aob-postdoc-invitation-letter
For questions regarding this program, please contact the Foundation at (949) 721-2222 or email the Program Administrator, at cbryant@beckman-foundation.com.
Information regarding other programs supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is available on their Website at http://www.beckman-foundation.com.

Jacqueline Dorrance
Executive Director and CEO
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617
(949)721-2222 Phone
(949)721-2225 Fax



FLORIDA SEA GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

FLORIDA SEA GRANT

Florida Sea Grant administers a number of fellowship and scholarship award opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at Florida universities. These are offered on an annual basis. Application deadlines are indicated below. Students are encouraged to contact Karl Havens, the Director of Florida Sea Grant, for additional information about these opportunities. Description of currently available scholarship and fellowship opportunities and application window.

Karl E. Havens, Director, Florida Sea Grant College Program
Professor, UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Program for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
803 McCarty Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32611.
Office Phone: (352) 392-5870
E-mail: khavens@ufl.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flseagrant



NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAMS 9-9-2014

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories (see link above), are available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.
Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.

  • There are four annual review cycles.
  • Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

H. Ray Gamble
Director of the Fellowship Programs, National Research Council
The National Academies
500 5th Street NW, Keck 568
Washington, DC 20001


FINANCIAL AID


UGF

University Graduate Fellowships provide stipends for two consecutive academic semesters. A partial tuition waiver for each semester is also provided. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and a graduate level GPA of at least 3.5. A minimum total score of 1250 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE or equivalent to new GRE scale is required. Applicants who meet these requirements are automatically recommended by the IB Graduate Director and must submit an application for admission before December 1.


NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (GRFP)

The NSF helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the US and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until posted deadlines in late October and Early November 2014. More information on this award is available at NSFGRFP.org.


EPA SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (STAR)

Through grants and graduate fellowships, STAR researchers conduct targeted research across several scientific disciplines. STAR research is funded through a competitive solicitation process or request for applications (RFAs). Each RFA is significantly related to EPAs central mission: to protect human health and the environment. STARs current focus is on the health effects of particulate matter, drinking water, water quality, global change, ecosystem, ecosystem assessment and restoration, human health risk assessment, endocrine disrupting chemicals, children's health, socio-economic research, behavioral sciences, sustainability and new technologies. More information on this award is available at epa.gov/ncer/rfa.


RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA)

Dr. Ruth Kirschstein's National Research Service Award named for her accomplishments in polio vaccine development, becoming the first woman director of a NIH Institute along with her research, training and advocacy for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce. More information on this award is available at grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FROM STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND ALUMNI WEBSITES, GRANTS sg.usf.edu/services/grants


STUDENT GOVERNMENT GRANTS

In 2001, the University of South Florida's Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) now the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), through the generous support of Student Government, created the Conference Presentation Grant Program (CPGP). The Conference Presentation Grant Program offers money to USF students presenting or otherwise actively participating at a conference. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. The Arts and Sciences Business Office processes all applications for Student Government Grants, confirms receipt of applications, and notifies students of any application errors and/or eligibility. Students receiving funding from any other USF entity (as defined in the CPGP Policies and Procedures manual) are not eligible to receive CPGP funds. If you have any further questions regarding your application or its status please email the Arts and Sciences business office.


2014-2015 TRAVEL GRANTS

Applications for the 2014-2015 Travel Grants are available at sg.usf.edu/services/grants. Students receiving funds from any other USF entity (as defined in Chapter 810 of Student Government Proviso) are not eligible to receive the Travel Grant (defined in the CPGP Policies and Procedures manual) and are not eligible to receive CPGP funds. Please e-mail your completed Travel Grant request to sgbudgets@usf.edu. As of fall 2014, Graduate students receiving travel funds from another source are not eligible to received Student Government funds for that particular conference but can apply for funds for a different conference.


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES WEBSITE, SCHOLARSHIPS www.grad.usf.edu/scholarships.php


OUTSTANDING THESIS AND DISSERTATION (ODT) AWARDS

Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Awards are intended to recognize those USF graduates who have demonstrated exceptional performance during their graduate careers at USF and whose thesis or dissertation has resulted in significant impact to the discipline at the national level. Theses and Dissertations submitted for these awards should represent those that are considered to be in the top 2% of their specific discipline. It is the intention of the Office of Graduate Studies to submit the award winners to National OTD competitions, and the application materials reflect those that are required by these competitions. Eligibility: All USF Graduates who submitted an approved thesis or dissertation during summer 2014 fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters are eligible to apply for the 2015 OTD awards. Deadlines for submission of complete packages is May 15, 2015. However, theses and dissertations submitted for these awards should represent those that are considered to be in the top 2% of their specific discipline and have resulted in "creative works" that were derived from the thesis/dissertation research. Application Process: The applicant is not required to submit the thesis/dissertation as these documents are already in the Office of Graduate Studies. However, the applicant must submit an application for this award with all the required documents. Interested students should work closely with their Major Professor on the application package and fully read and understand the instructions. Incomplete packages will be returned without review. All OTD applications must be submitted electronically to Matthew Cordner (mcordner@usf.edu) by the deadline above.


ANN WINCH FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 15th of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant, but an academic department may also nominate a student. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st. Eligibility: Enrolled as a Graduate Student at USF in good academic standing; Maintained a household or has been in the workforce; Proven track record of community service; Strong moral character and strong leadership capacity; Outstanding academic achievement; Financial Need. Award Specifics: The Ann Winch Fellowship was established to encourage and enable mature students in their pursuit of a graduate degree, and to promote scholarship and leadership at the graduate level. The award is a $1,000 stipend that is non-renewable.


DELORES AUZENNE FELLOWSHIP

Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships. Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Award Specifics: Master's students receive $8,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). Doctoral students receive$12,000/yr for up to three years (contingent upon academic progress). Each award also carries a tuition waiver.


DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 15, 2015. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Eligibility: Previous Registration: Continually enrolled in a doctoral program since the original semester of admission. Academic Standing: GPA that is 3.5 or higher with no withdraws or "I" grades. Course Requirements: Must be completed PRIOR TO the fellowship application. Preliminary Exams: Must have passed written and oral qualifying exams and be admitted to doctoral candidacy PRIOR to the fellowship application. Dissertation Prospectus/Proposal: Must be approved PRIOR TO the fellowship application. Student Engagement: Must be engaged full-time in the completion of the research and writing of the dissertation, including continued communication with the major professor/s. Enrollment Requirements: Must enroll full- time in Fall (9 hrs.), Spring (9 hrs.) and can enroll in up to 6 hrs. but no less than 2 hrs. during the semester of graduation. Degree Completion: To be eligible for the Fellowship, the completion of the dissertation must be a reasonable benchmark within the time frame of the Fellowship. Outside Employment: No Graduate Assistantships or other USF fellowships/scholarships or outside employment may be held during the award period without prior permission from the Office of Graduate Studies. Prior USF Fellowships: Students that have received 5-year fellowships are not eligible for these awards. Award Specifics:
Stipend: $15,000 ($5,000 to be provided each semester). Duration: One academic year: Fall, spring, and summer. Tuition, Fees and Health Insurance: Tuition will be paid (9 hrs. Fall, 9, hrs. Spring, up to 6 hrs. Summer) as well as student fees and health insurance.

GENSHAFT FAMILY DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 1st of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st. Eligibility: Academically talented full-time doctoral students in areas specific to biotech and bioscience demonstrating financial need. Note that USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship. Previous Genshaft Fellowship winners are not eligible to reapply. Award Specifics: Doctoral students receive $10,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). The award also carries a tuition waiver.


GRADUATE STUDENT SUCCESS DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 1st of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st. Eligibility: Requires filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preferably no later than January 2nd. Requires U.S. citizenship. Requires application to a USF graduate program. Note that you don't have to be admitted into a program to apply. However an award is contingent on admission to a USF program in the summer or fall semester. Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes Individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation, multi-lingual students (particularly English and Spanish speaking), who demonstrate financial need and have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in the pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals. Individuals that have come from programs such as the Ronald E. McNair, FGLSAMP, and FAMU Feeder programs are also encouraged to apply. In fields where males are underrepresented (i.e. Nursing and Special Education), consideration will be given to male applicants. Both newly admitted and continuing students are eligible to apply. Please note that students applying to or enrolled in USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship. Award Specifics: The GSS application includes consideration for the following fellowships: the Delores Auzenne Fellowship, the Pan American Fellowship, the Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship, the Kreplick Graduate Fellowship, and the SUS/USF Summer Program. Master's students receive $8,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). Doctoral students receive $12,000/yr for up to three years (contingent upon academic progress). Each award also carries a tuition waiver.


KOSSOVE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Selection Process: Scholarship applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Upon notification from the Alumni Association, a select group of students will be asked to complete an interview with the selection committee before final award decisions are made. Eligibility: A citizen of the United States of America. Acceptance into a program of graduate study at USF. A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale. An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Award Specifics: The A. Harrison and Ruth Kosove Graduate Fellowship is a two-year USF Privately Funded Fellowship that provides financial support for students who demonstrate high academic performance, service to the community, and have financial need.


KREPLICK GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 1st of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st. Eligibility: Upper age limit – 30 years. Graduate students "who plan their careers to educate or to help others". Public high school graduates. Students pursuing graduate degrees in Education (particularly child development and special education disciplines), Nursing, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Criminology. Award Specifics: The award is a $1,000 stipend and is renewable.


McKNIGHT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: January 15th of each year, Eligibility: African-American and Hispanic doctoral students pursuing degrees at selected Florida universities.


RONALD E. McNAIR DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 1st of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st. Eligibility: Applicants must be students who have participated in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program or the USF McNair program at the undergraduate level. Applicants must be pursuing a doctoral degree at USF. Note that USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship. Award Specifics: Students receive $15,000/yr for up to three years (contingent upon academic progress). Each award also carries a tuition waiver.


PAN AMERICAN FELLOWSHIP

Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships. Eligibility: Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes Individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation, multi-lingual students (particularly English and Spanish speaking) who demonstrate financial need and have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in the pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals. Note that USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship. Award Specifics: Master's students receive $8,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). Doctoral students receive $12,000/yr for up to three years (contingent upon academic progress). Each award also carries a tuition waiver.


PRESIDENTIAL DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 13th of each year. Application/Nomination Process: All nominations are through a Doctoral Program/Department. Students may not nominate themselves. Selection Process: Nominations are evaluated and selected by the USF Graduate Council Fellowship Committee Eligibility: Available to new doctoral students with exceptional academic credentials (ex. evidence of experience in the field; research productivity, awards, honors; and professional contributions and achievements to the field). Students must be accepted into USF doctoral program but not yet have started taking classes at USF. Award Specifics: Provides a $25,000 fellowship plus tuition/fees for up to 5 years (contingent upon academic progress). By department nomination only. USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award. Up to $1,000 will be provided to support travel to research conferences where the fellow is presenting research. (Applications for Presidential Doctoral Fellowships are submitted by Departmental Graduate Program Directors.)


SUS-USF SUMMER PROGRAM

Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships. Awardees receive a $1,300 stipend for the summer semester plus tuition for a one-credit course called "The Graduate Experience." Students are required to attend 6 weekly workshops. Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is also given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first generation students demonstrating financial need who have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals.


USF SIGNATURE RESEARCH DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: February 15th of each year. Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Eligibility: Continually enrolled in a doctoral program since the original semester of admission. GPA that is 3.5 or higher with no withdraws or I grades. Admitted to candidacy no earlier than: Summer 2013, Fall 2013, spring 2014 or summer 2014 semesters. Students admitted to candidacy PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013 semester, ARE NOT eligible for this fellowship. No current departmental financial support (or loss as of fall 2014) and demonstrated need for funding. Demonstrated record of sustained progress toward the degree. Fellows will not eligible to be appointed as Graduate Assistants during the award period. The proposed research must be in one of the USF signature research areas: Integrated Neurosciences, Sustainability of populations and/or environment, Diabetes and autoimmune disorders, Drug Design and Delivery Award Specifics: $18,000/year stipend plus full tuition (9 credits fall, 9 credits spring, 6 credits, summer), fees and health insurance. Recipients will receive up to $600 each year of the fellowship to support attendance at a state, regional, national or international discipline-related academic conference in which the Fellow is presenting.


National Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants and College, Department or Program Scholarships and Fellowships are also available at www.grad.usf.edu/scholarships.php


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