Outside Funding Options & Scholarship Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the Dept of Health and Human Services offers a number of grants and fellowships for research aimed at promoting improvements in clinical and health system practices

Air Force Association- Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship
The Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship to an active duty Air Force, full time Air National Guard or full time Air Force Reserve (officer or enlisted) pursuing a Master's Degree in a non-technical field of study.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Fellowship Program
Eligible applicants to the AIGC Fellowship should be pursuing a master, doctoral or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States; be able to demonstrate financial need and; be an enrolled member of a US Federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one fourth degree US Federally recognized Indian blood. Applicants do not have to be admitted into a graduate degree program at the time of application. The application deadline is June 1. Please visit the AIGC website for more information 

Armenian Professional Society
Formed in 1958 for the advancement of education among Armenians. See site.

Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Scholarships
All scholarships are for students who are from federally recognized tribes and who are at least 1/4 Indian blood unless otherwise stated.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
A scholarship for students under 40.

Canadian Federation of University Women
Fellowships and awards.

Colgate-Palmolive/HDA Foundation
This scholarship program supports Hispanic students entering or participating in a Masters in an MPH or Dental Public Health program. For more information and an application please visit the foundation website.

The Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship supports emerging leaders in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The scholarship honors the legacy of Cory Richards, a member of the Guttmacher Institute staff for nearly four decades, whose passion for mentorship and commitment to leadership development benefited countless individuals in the field. Building on his work, the Cory L. Richards Memorial Scholarship will nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to students seeking advanced degrees in the fields of public health or public policy who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Priority will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need. Learn more and download the application.

David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program
The objective of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program is to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding deserving health policy students financial support to further their education. Please visit the AUPHA website for more information.

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
This fellowship is available to U.S. citizen graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, business, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The fellowship provides full tuition and an $18,000 stipend, and is renewable for up to three years. Application (PDF)

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite individuals who are interested in a career in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention to apply for the fellowships. For more details about the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, please refer to our resources section.

GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program
The Leadership Education & Advocacy Program awards scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities. Awards may be used for any post-secondary education, including nontraditional/alternative programs and vocational training. Learn more about the scholarship here.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award
Deadlines June 1st and December 1st
Grants for anyone attending a college or university - Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required. There are two award cycles each year.

HSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program
This scholarship program is available to Hispanic students who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (with a permanent resident card) who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale For an application and specific university and field of study information please visit the program website.

Japanese Medical Society of America
The JMSA is dedicated to promoting the exchange of medical and educational information between the US and Japan. In choosing scholarship recipients, the JMSA looks for candidates who demonstrate academic excellence; show a strong interest in the JMSA and achieving its goals; and propose a clear, achievable project that will benefit the JMSA and the Japanese community.

Kellogg Health Scholars Program
KHSP, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, develops new leadership in the effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities and to secure equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities. (Learn more.)

LGBT HEART Scholarship
This dedicated scholarship is for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT)-identified students in graduate-level health programs. For more information and an application please visit the LGBT Heart website.

League of United American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund
Merit-based scholarships for US Citizens only.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Hispanic Individuals.

The National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the U.S. by competitively awarding funding for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.

New Aid Foundation
Provides grants to public health scientists to conduct research abroad in areas of neglected infectious diseases.

NIH Opportunities

Office of University Partnerships (US Dept of Housing and Urban Development)
Office of University Partnerships offer funding and research opportunities to encourage and expand the efforts of institutions of higher education and urban scholars who are working with community groups.

Orphan Foundation of America (OFA)
Tina Raheem at OFA -- (800) 950-4673
John Emerson at Casey Family Programs --(206) 270-4921

PEO International Peace Scholarship
A philanthropic organization that provides assistance in educating women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Training grants, scholarships and fellowships for health professionals and doctorate students

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program
Materials describe the doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships available to those from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to support and improve services for people with mental health or substance abuse disorders who are from an underserved minority population.

Science Without Borders | The Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program
This program aims to promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology, and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility. The scholarship is open to Brazilian nationals, individuals who have Brazilian heritage, or a foreigner with a permanent visa Brazil. For more information about selection criteria, please visit the program webpage.

SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention
This one-year fellowship is designed to assist and train students in either unintentional injury or violence prevention. The fellowship is a joint initiative of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. For more information about selection criteria please visit the SOPHE website.

Southwest Tribal NARCH Student Support
Graduate MPH Student Development Program – Open to American Indian/Alaska Native students who are working to complete a Master in Public Health degree with a preference given to students pursuing dual degrees in medicine (MD) and public health (MPH). A stipend of $7,500 per semester is available. Students must be enrolled as full-time students. Two awards will be given per year.

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
The Dependents' Educational Assistance Program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans; the program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship
The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship® is awarded to students whose volunteer efforts make a difference in their communities. On April 15, 2014, the college scholarship application re-opens for students who will be enrolled at a federally accredited institution in the Fall of 2014. To apply, students must submit a 500-word or less essay. Learn more.

AERA Grants Program Dissertation Grants Program
This program supports quantitative research that that has U.S. education policy relevance and uses data from large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies.

American Anthropology Association
Offers Fellowships & Support resources for students conducting research with an anthropological focus, including the AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship.

American Council of Learned Societies offers funding opportunities including:
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies.

American Institude for Indian Studies (AIIS)
Offers AIIS Junior Research Fellowships for doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)
Click the "Grant Programs" and "Student Resources" links on the left sidebar for information about student funding opportunities offered through AIMS.

American Philosophical Society offers funding opportunities, including
The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research, for doctoral students, The Library Resident Research Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations, and the Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research to support research for masters theses or doctoral dissertations.

American Psychological Association Scholarships and Fellowships
For graduate students in psychology.

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
Offers funding for both U.S. students and Scandinavian students to study and conduct research abroad.

ASF Grants and Awards for Americans
funding for American students to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

ASF Grants and Awards for Scandinavians
funding for Scandinavian students to study and conduct research in the United States for up to one year

American Sociological Association (ASA)
Minority Fellowship Program for doctoral students to support the development and training of sociologists of color
Student Forum Travel Awards
Sections Awards for outstanding papers, including papers by graduate students.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship program:
Supports several funding opportunities for graduate students.

Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities
Offers the Mezey Dissertation Award: Awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture and the humanities.

Charlotte W. Newcome Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
For doctoral students preparing a dissertation in which ethical or religious values are a central concern, enrolled in doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences at graduate schools in the United States.

Council on Library and Information Resources
Offers The Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources: Fellowships for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Offers Two Student Research Awards for student papers, one at the pre-dissertation level and one at the dissertation level.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation awards ten or more dissertation fellowships for research on the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance, from any of the natural and social sciences and humanities.

Hewlett Foundation/Institute of International Education (IIE)
Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Applicants should be enrolled in Ph.D. programs in sub-Saharan Africa, the United States or Canada. Students in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply. Students should have completed their coursework by the start of the fellowship.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award
Supports advanced doctoral students completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Grants and Fellowships
Funding opportunities for scholars and students to support of research and use of archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Massachusetts, including the Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship for work in the areas of immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.

National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI)
Offers Predoctoral Fellowship opportunities for behavioral scientists conducting dissertation research and pursuing careers in dug use/misuse and HIV/AIDS.

Resources for the Future (RFF)
RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization aimed at improving environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research. RFF sponsors several internship and fellowship programs, available at their Fellowships and Internships page , including the Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to support students in their final year of dissertation research (primarily focused on economics and other social sciences).

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
For research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies and engages themes ranging from global issues facing the U.S. and Japan, to security, drugs and democracy in Latin America.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Policy Fellowships
Opportunities for researchers to one-year fellowships in Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy, open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to child development.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
Opportunities that support dissertation research related to anthropology.

Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Fellowships
Offers funding opportunities in several areas, including "conservation," "women and gender," and "access and opportunity."

American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Opportunities
APHA's Public Health Student Opportunities (PHSO) page offers information about:

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Student Funding Information
The ASPPH Graduate Training Programs page offers information about ASPH-sponsored fellowships, internships, and other programs available to students of public health.

CDC Student Internships and Fellowships
CDC offers a variety of fellowships and internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Detailed information about these programs can be found on the CDC's Student Internships and Fellowships page.