Arts and Sciences Funding Opportunities 

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Arts and Sciences Funding Opportunities

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

Villers Fellows work in Families USA's health policy department and assist the organization's efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG)

Sponsored by the Department of Defense, these fellowships are targeted for those pursuing a graduate degree in science or engineering. Acceptance in graduate school is not necessary before application, and funds can be used for any accredited graduate institution.


NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP)

The GSRP program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. Applicants are required to contact their anticipated graduate school and find a Research Adviser.


Madison Fellowships

Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation makes available at least one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state. Applicants should either be a teacher or plan to become a teacher of American History, American Government or social studies at the secondary school level. After finishing their Master’s degree, scholars are required to teach these subjects in grades 7-12 for one year per each full academic year of study under the fellowship.


Gates Millennium Scholar

Approximately 1000 awards are given to minority students with financial need. The awards are targeted for undergraduate study in all disciplines or graduate study in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. Applicants should have outstanding academic qualifications, strong leadership potential, and demonstrate a commitment to community service. Although a nomination by a professional educator is required, students are encouraged to approach faculty or administrators if they have interest in this award.


Department of Homeland Security Fellowship

These awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. DHS realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.


AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

Increase your science communication skills as a science journalist. Fellows work for 10 weeks during the summer at mass media sites nationwide, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and NPR. Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, sharpening their ability to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to the public.