Student Support: Graduate Scholarships, Grants, etc.

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This page is dedicated to presenting various external sources of support available to students at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Please feel free to email your suggestions for new items to be added to this page.

At a Glance…

  • SDE Graduate Women in Science Fellowship
  • US Dept of Homeland Security Fellowship
  • NIH, Department of Health and Human Services: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual PreDoctoral Fellows (F31)
  • Congressional Fellowship on Women and Pubic Policy
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship
  • GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship
  • Gates Millenium Scholars Award

Provider: Sigma Delta Epsilon – Graduate Women in Science
Support Offered: Fellowships and grants to predoctoral and postdoctoral women in biological, chemical, and all natural sciences.

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Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate
Support Offered: Graduate Fellowships 

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URL:  and click on Research and Technology

Provider: National Institutes of Health (NIH); Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Support Offered: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual PreDoctoral Fellows (F31)

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Provider: Women’s Research and Education Institute
Support Offered: Fellowship; Average = $11,500; 6-12 awards per year; 9% of applicants awarded.
Contact: Rachel Mears, Fellowship Director.

Mailing Address:
Women’s Research and Educational Institute
1750 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-628-0444 x11

Provider: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
Support Offered: Fellowship; Award Amount = $2, 061 monthly stipend; 10-12 awards per year; 16% of applicants awarded.
Contact: Rico Gandara-Briones, Outreach Manager

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
504 C Street, NE
Washington. DC 20002
Tel: 1-800-EXCEL DC
Fax: 202-546-2143

Provider: GEM Fellowship Programs/National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Support Offered: Fellowship; Full tuition plus fees, stipend, and summer internship and travel expenses.

Contact Info:
The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-562-3646
Fax: 202-207-3518

Provider: United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Support Offered: Scholarship; Full tuition plus books.

Mailing Address:
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511
Tel: 1-877-690-GMSP

Provider: National Science Foundation
Support Offered: Graduate Research Fellowship Program; Anticipated Funding Amount: $40,500 Annually: $30,000 Stipend and $10,500 Cost of Education allowance per award.

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Provider: Cosmos Club Foundation
Support Offered: Size of awards will be determined individually, but are contemplated to be about $1,500, not to exceed $3,000. The purpose of the program is to provide small grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds.

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