SMART Scholarship

The application for the SMART Scholarship for Service Program is now open at 

The application will close on December 16, 2013.


The SMART Scholarship is an opportunity for students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be employed upon degree completion at a Department of Defense facility.  Scholarships awarded include a stipend of $25,000 to $38,000 a year, full tuition, health insurance contribution, and book allowance. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit for more information.


If you or any students have any questions please email



NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting applications for the 2014 competition. Please read the announcement below:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation

NSF 13-584

Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. EST):  November 04, 2013 for Engineering;    Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research


November 05, 2013 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy


November 07, 2013 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning


November 08, 2013 for Life Sciences; Geosciences

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email:

Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:

Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:

Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email:

Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.

For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below.

The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable (i.e., the institution is responsible for tuition and required fees in excess of the cost of education allowance).

All Fellowships will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowships is early April 2014.

Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.

Individuals are typically eligible to apply:

·        During the senior year of college

·        After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school

·        During the first year of graduate school

·        Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

The Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship application is now open. Check out the press release:

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is calling for 2014 Teaching Fellowship Applicants. Attached is an overview of our fellowship and criteria or you can visit

The KSTF teaching Fellowship is intended to support beginning high school science and math teachers. Individuals who have recently earned a secondary teaching credential (no earlier than January 1, 2013) or will earn their credential no later than September 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.

Applications close on October 15.  Anyone that is familiar with KSTF may remember the application deadline being in January. We have opened our applications earlier in the year to accomodate for the shift in the due date.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship has just issued their application for 2014. The accompanying press release is as follows:

I’m happy to report that the online application for the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships is now open. The WW Teaching Fellows—current senior undergrads, recent grads, or career changers—are candidates with majors in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math, and some related areas) who want to pursue graduate-level teacher preparation at one of 22 participating universities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey.

Each Teaching Fellow receives a $30,000 stipend to enroll at one of these partner institutions for a master’s-degree program that includes a full academic year of experience in secondary-school classrooms, along with intensive coursework.  Fellows commit, in turn, to teach for three years in high-need urban or rural schools in the state where they’ve done their preparation, with ongoing mentoring support and lifelong membership in the international network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.


Current undergraduate STEM majors who will complete the bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2014 are eligible, as are recent STEM graduates, current grad students in these fields, and mid-career or second-career professionals.  Individuals who have demonstrably strong math and science backgrounds, if not a STEM major per se, may also be considered. Application is open to candidates both in and beyond the states where participating universities are located. Application deadlines are October 15, December 2, and January 31.

Full information is available at As ever, we are looking for applicants who have not only outstanding credentials, but also experience working with young people, as well as a real commitment to teaching in high-need schools. We look forward to seeing applications from strong candidates on your campuses.

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowship

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowships are for recent grads in the STEM fields, for grad students in the STEM fields, for MBA students, and for marketing grads. This is a great program for students who want a year or two off before grad school, or who want to go into sustainable energy systems work.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, Individual Predoc. Fellowships to Promote Diversity (NIH-F31)

The NIH offers funding for graduate students in the beginning stages of their work towards a doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical research areas relating to health fields. This grant is for research and NOT for medical or nursing degrees.