Fellowships for Women Leaders in STEM

These fellowship opportunities are available to support women pursuing research and study opportunities in fields where women are underrepresented. WL-STEM Program participants interested in these prestigious awards should contact the Office of Grants and Fellowships to request a consultation: gradgrants@nd.edu.

 

AAUW Fellowships – International and Dissertation (deadline: November 15, 2018)

  • AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships support graduate or postgraduate studies at accredited institutions. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. The overwhelming majority return to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism, the arts, and science. Applicants must have citizenship in a country other than the United States (dual citizenship is not allowed).
  • Dissertation Fellowships provides $20,000 to offset a woman scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Open to applicants in all fields of study.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (deadline: June 1, 2017)

  • WPI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WPI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. Only students who are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible to apply. WPI welcomes applications from men and women.

Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences (deadline: September 15, 2017)

  • The American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), a national nonprofit located in Boston, are offering a $40,000, one-year postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman interested in developing, validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women’s health or sex differences. Proposals are reviewed by an award committee with expertise in related fields of the project. The award is not limited to the U.S. – international applicants are welcome.

Graduate Women in Science, National Fellowship Program (deadline: December 5, 2017)

  • The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2018 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. GWIS Fellowships are awarded to women of outstanding ability and promise, holding or seeking a degree from a recognized institution of higher education, who are performing hypothesis-driven research in the U.S. or abroad. A maximum of $10,000 may be requested to purchase supplies and equipment, to defray the travel costs associated with field study and collaborative projects, and to support the publication of the research findings.

L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science (deadline: February 2, 2018)

  • The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each that they must put towards their postdoctoral research. Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics. Additional eligible areas of study include: immunology, all areas of chemistry, earth science and medical research. Applicants to the L’Oréal USA Fellowships must have completed their PhD by time of application.

Mariam K Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy (deadline: February 28, 2018)

  • The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (deadline: January 3, 2018)

  • The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some may be eligible to receive housing and a travel allowance.

Schlumberger Foundation, Faculty for the Future Fellowships (deadline: November 17, 2017)

  • The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed.

US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, TechWomen (deadline: January 17, 2018)

  • TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley and participate in professional development workshops. Applicants must be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields and eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.

Zonta International, Amelia Earhart Fellowship (deadline: November 15, 2017)

  • Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Open to women of any nationality.