Funding opportunities for graduate students

by Jane on February 24, 2011

A new page on our wiki collects funding opportunities for graduate study.  We’ve got the big fellowships (NASA GSRP and NSF GRF), predoctoral programs at observatories, and travel grants for grad students to attend conferences.  What are we missing?  Please speak up in the comments!

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1 Meg Schwamb February 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) like the GRF but you don’t have to be associated with a NASA institute – has separate fellowships for planetary science and astronomy{6803E463-A6EF-3164-F103-A1E4178E430D}&path=closed


2 Steve February 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Space Grant was always useful for some travel money and its usually on a state by state basis so depending on your state, it can be pretty easy to get:


3 John February 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

I’ll second checking out Space Grant; in Delaware, there are Space Grant graduate student fellowships and undergraduate tuition awards too.


4 Laura February 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship:

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships:

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships:

DOE Computational Science Fellowships (for theorists):


5 Betsy March 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Some institutions offer an NSF GK-12 fellowship that supports graduate study and gives students teaching experience in K-12 classrooms (Of course, latest news is that this program is being cut, so this may not be true for much longer)

NRAO offers awards up to $35,000 with successful proposals to any of their facilities which are intended to support a graduate student for a year, including up to $3000 for travel and computer hardware (award does not cover tuition).


6 Jane Rigby March 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

Thanks guys! All those have been added. What else?


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