A roundup of graduate and postdoctoral fellowships specifically for women! If you are aware of more to add to the list, email us at wils.ucsf@gmail.com.

Also check out Graduate Women in Science's list of Research Funding Opportunities.

 

Graduate Fellowships

P.E.O. Scholar Award

Description from P.E.O. International: "P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research.

The numbers of awards is determined each year in accordance with the funds available. The current maximum award is $15,000." Eligibility information here. Applications are due November 20, 2016.

American Associate of University Women Dissertation Year Fellowship

Description from AAUW: "AAUW’s American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation." Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. This Fellowship awards $20,000. Applications are due November 15, 2016. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Description from HHMI: "The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community by recruitment and retention of individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. [...] Fellows will receive a non-renewable grant of $80,000 annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270,000 annually for up to four years of the faculty phase, if program criteria are met." See eligibility requirements and information on the application here. Applications are due on February 15, 2017.

American Associate of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships 

Description from AAUW: "The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research." This Fellowship awards $30,000. Applications are due November 15, 2016.

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program

Description from L’Oréal USA: "The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations." Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Additional eligibility requirements here. Applications will likely be due in February, 2017.

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Description from UC Office of the President: "The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC." Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident or "present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States." Additional eligibility information here. Applications are due November 1, 2016.