A variety of fellowship opportunities are available to developmental biology students. We have experience with preparing successful applications to these agencies: please feel free to request additional information, including examples of successful proposals. Federal fellowships are only open to US citizens and permanent residents; non-federal fellowships are also open to foreign students.
NSF PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
These highly competitive fellowships are open to applicants in the year before they begin graduate training and up to one year after training has begun, so incoming first year students and second year students can submit applications for the annual November deadline. Fellowships are for three years, and provide a generous stipend plus a small allowance for travel and equipment. Click here for more information.
HHMI INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
These fellowships are for second and third year international students in the lab in which they will conduct their dissertation research. The fellowship provides two to three years of support, including a stipend, allowance for insurance, travel, other expenses, and an additional amount to off-set tuition and fee costs.
NIH F31 FELLOWSHIPS
These fellowships are best suited to students who have already amassed significant preliminary data or, better still, published a paper. The training plan is a critical component of the application. Application deadlines are Institute specific. The fellowships are for up to three years, although shorter time frames are common, and cover the majority of the annual stipend, plus a small allowance for travel and equipment.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA awards for individual predoctoral fellowships (F31) are offered by the following Institutes: Ageing, Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Deafness, Drug Abuse, Dental and Craniofacial, Mental Health, Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA awards for individual predoctoral fellowships (F31) to promote diversity (only under-represented minorities are eligible) are offered by a wide range of Institutes: in addition to those listed above, Cancer, Eye, Heart, Lung and Blood, Genome Research, Child Health and Development, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and General Medicine.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION:
Students can apply to both the Midwest Affiliate and the National Organization for fellowship funding. Fellowships are for two years, and the annual deadline is generally in July. Research should be relevant to cardiovascular function and disease, or stroke. Fellowships cover the majority of stipend plus a small amount of additional support.
The University Campus. Photos: Louis Choi