Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2017

The Mazamas, a mountaineering organization based in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.

The Mazamas Research Committee annually awards research grants for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics. The maximum award in the graduate student category is $2,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility Basics

  • Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Award

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Application Deadline:  December 9, 2016

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. NPSC’s member universities (including the University of Washington) do not require fellows to pay tuition.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is open to all American citizens, provides an annual $20,000 expense allowance, lasts for up to six years, covers full tuition and required fees, allows a research or teaching assistantship, includes one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and provides a mentor. Initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer. Although the fields supported may vary  depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.

Eligibility:
NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Washington Trail Blazers Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

The Trail Blazers is a volunteer organization that contributes its time, energy and knowledge toward helping the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to enhance recreational alpine fishing. Members participate in a variety of studies, conservation and wilderness protection activities, camp cleanups, stream restoration and trail maintenance, but the fish stocking and surveying activities have given the Trail Blazers their focus that has endured since 1933.

The Trail Blazers are most interested in assisting students who seek a career that will enhance the management of wilderness, natural resources and fisheries science in Washington State’s mountains. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2016. Applicants will be judged on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, integrity and other personal achievements. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career that involves professional work in Washington’s high country. For example, the candidate might be pursuing professional studies in fisheries science, forestry, entomology, wildlife services, geology, botany, wilderness recreation or a related field. Applicants with existing or planned research work in Washington’s high country, especially related to the high lake environment will be given additional preference.

One qualified student will be selected to receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.watrailblazers.org/scholarship/

Mazama Graduate Research Grants

Application deadline:   February 5, 2016

The Mazamas, a 3,000-member Oregon mountaineering organization headquartered in Portland OR, is soliciting research grant proposals from scientists and their graduate or undergraduate students. The Mazamas are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.  Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics.

The Mazamas Research Committee awards grants annually for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors.

Graduate/Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the “Graduate/Undergraduate Student Grant” which has a maximum award of $2000.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://mazamas.org/resources/research-grants/

American Philosophical Society (APS) Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

The Lewis and Clark Fund from the American Philosophical Society (APS) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility Basics

  • Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Award

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclarkkar

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) UW Information Sessions

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) – UW Information Sessions

Thursday, May 14, 2015
10:30am-11:30am, MGH 171

RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/457
Open to all students, faculty and staff.

(Attend this session, then stay for the Graduate School Fair! 12:00-3:00pm, MGH Commons, hosted by the UW McNair Program)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm, Allen Library Auditorium (Room 181L)
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Webinars:    ( to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1318371982738825218 )
Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 2015; 3:30-5:00 p.m.

NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study!  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and tuition. Fellowships are open to US citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or PhD program in one of the supported fields. Current juniors, seniors, and grad students who have not yet completed more than twelve months of full-time graduate study may be eligible to apply this year for 2016-17 awards.

Supported fields include (note, this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Planning, etc.
  • STEM Education
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Math
  • Physics & Astronomy

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) UW Information Sessions

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) – UW Information Sessions

Thursday, May 14, 2015
10:30am-11:30am, MGH 171

RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/457
Open to all students, faculty and staff.

(Attend this session, then stay for the Graduate School Fair! 12:00-3:00pm, MGH Commons, hosted by the UW McNair Program)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm, Allen Library Auditorium (Room 181L)
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Webinars:    ( to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1318371982738825218 )
Wednesday, May 27, 20156:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 20153:30-5:00 p.m.

NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study!  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and tuition. Fellowships are open to US citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or PhD program in one of the supported fields. Current juniors, seniors, and grad students who have not yet completed more than twelve months of full-time graduate study may be eligible to apply this year for 2016-17 awards.

Supported fields include (note, this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Planning, etc.
  • STEM Education
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Math
  • Physics & Astronomy

Deadline in 3 Days – Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2012

In 1959 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists began a program of encouraging the establishment of scholarship funds by companies and individuals engaged or interested in the field of geophysics. SEG saw the need for a more appropriate organization and caused the SEG Foundation to be organized. In 1963 the Foundation’s activities were expanded to include grants-in-aid.

General Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Applicant must intend to pursue a college course directed toward a career in exploration geophysics; must have an interest in and aptitude for physics, mathematics, and geology.
  • Applicant must be one of the following: (a) A high school student with above average grades planning to enter college the next fall term, (b) an undergraduate college student whose grades are above average, or (c) a graduate college student whose studies are directed toward a career in exploration geophysics in operations, teaching, or research.
  • An applicant in need of financial assistance will be considered. However, the competence of the student as indicated by the application is given first consideration. Results of aptitude tests, college entrance exams, National Merit Scholarship competition, etc., are not required but should be furnished if taken.
  • Certain scholarships administered by the Foundation may carry additional qualifications imposed by the sponsors.
Student Type
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate

 

For more information and application details, visit: http://www.seg.org/web/foundation/programs/scholarship