External Student Grants and Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in applying for funding and would like assistance, please contact our office at research@andrews.edu. If you know of a scholarship that should be listed here, please let us know. For a list of grant-writing resources, click here

Church-Sponsored Scholarships

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline
General Conference Women's Ministries Scholarship Program

Website

  • Women planning to attend an SDA college in the division in which she resides
  • Primary consideration given to those in the last two years of college-level study
 

North American Division Graduate Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Information

  • The North American Division Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist with financial aid for full-time graduate and post-graduate Hispanic students who are North America Division-based, faithful Seventh-day Adventist Church members in good standing, and whose financial resources are inadequate to enable them to complete their graduate school education. 
Feb 28 or Sept 28

North American Division Regional Scholarship

Application

Brochure

  • Available to full time graduate students at NAD-Based Graduate schools
  • Must be citizen of Bermuda, Canada, or the USA
  • Must be a member of a specific conference/union (see list on application)
Dec1 

Dissertation Grants

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

AERA Dissertation Grant                               

Website

  • AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

Jan, Sept

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

Website

  • The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.

Nov 1

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program

Website

  • Funding for dissertation projects up to $20,000
  • Projects must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work within HHS and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used
Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, and Nov 1

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Website

  • Applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in a U.S. doctoral program 

Nov 15

 

 

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Website

  • Eligible applicants include Ph.D. or Sc. D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based field at a U.S. institution

Nov 13

Fund for Theological Education: Doctoral Fellowships for Students of Color

Website

  • Fellowship to sustain current PhD and ThD students of color through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship. 
  • Students must have completed course work stage of PhD or ThD program in religion, theological studies or biblical studies
 

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarships are awarded to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations with relevance for policy and practice in the field of international peacebuilding and conflict management
Dec 11
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Website

  • The program is open to Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for Ph.D. except dissertation
Oct 21

 

 

 

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Website

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a U.S. doctoral program
  • Applicants must plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material
  • Applicants must write in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (Ed.D, J.D., D.D. not eligible)

Sept 

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Website

  • Proposed project must be an education research project

Oct 1

Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

Website

  • Applicants must be active Phi Kappa Phi members who are doctoral candidates and are completing dissertations
Nov 30

Health Sciences

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

AMBUCS

Website

  • Scholarships given to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree
Feb 18 - April 15 annually

Daughter's of the American Revolution

Website

  • Scholarships for Nursing and Physical Therapy Students

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Feb 10

Foundation for Physical Therapy

Website

  • The Foundation awards scholarships for post-professional doctoral studies
 

Shape America

Website

  • Awards Early Career Investigator grants up to $5,000 and Graduate Student grants of up to $2,500
Oct 15

Humanities

Communication

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Amy Foundation Writing Awards

Website

  • A submitted article needs to have been published in a newspaper, a local or national magazine, or a news website. 
 

History and Political Science

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship

Website

  • $1000 scholarship for junior or senior undergraduate majoring in  political science, history, government, or economics

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Feb 10

 

Theology

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Calihan Academic Fellowship

Website

  • Awards are open to seminarians or graduate students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or in related fields.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in the themes of the Acton Institute.
  • Candidates must display the potential to advance the themes of the Acton Institute.

Oct 15

North American Division Ministerial Scholarship

Application

  • No description available
 

The Fund for Theological Education

Website

  • 2016 Program requirements not yet posted

 

Grant Specific

 

Word & World Essay Competition

Website

  • Students must be enrolled in accredited Ph.D. or Th.D. programs in theology or religious studies
  • Essay should be devoted to topics that promote "theology for Christian ministry"

Nov 1

 

 

Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Calihan Academic Fellowship

Website

  • Fellowship only applies to those studying theology, philosophy, economics or related fields who demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society (human dignity, religious liberty, etc)
  • Fellowship is open to seminarians or graduate students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or related fields

Oct 15

Calihan Travel Grant

Website

  • Provides financial assistance to students who have been selected to present research relevant to themes promoted by the Acton Institute at an academic conference
  • Grants are open to seminarians or graduate students in theology, philosophy, religion, economics, or related fields

On-going. Six weeks prior to travel date.

Fulbright Student Program Grants

Website

  • Must have B.A. degree or equivalent prior to start of grant

 

Oct 13

 

Issachar Fund Initiative

Website

  • The fund currently supports research in the following fields of enquiry: creation and the world of science; medical care and human dignity; human flourishing in a technological world; creation care

Contact info@issacharfund.org

Phi Kappa Phi Awards

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

 

Grant specific

 

 

 

Minority 

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Website

  • The fellowship is offered triannually by the Aspen Institute Program for Philanthropy and Social Innovation in Washington D.C and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color

 

 

Social Sciences

Anthropology/Archaeology 

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

ASOR Heritage Excavation Grants

Website

  • Applicants must be members of ASOR or be enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school
  • Grant provides funding for participation in an excavation project

 

Biblical Archaeology Society Scholarship

Website

  • Scholarship given to people who would otherwise not be able to volunteer on a dig

 

Graduate Student Paper Award

Website

  • Eligible students are predoctoral students in any discipline related to archaeology who have had a paper accepted by the Archaeological Institute of America Program for the Annual Meeting Committee

Dec 1

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Website

  • Open to junior and senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students, preferably those who are majoring in archaeology or a related discipline
  • Applicants must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind

March 1

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

Website

  • The grant is for pre and early post-doctoral scholars doing research in the humanities and social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers

 

 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Website

  • The Council of American Overseas Research Centers supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates or scholars who have already earned their PhD

 

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Website

  • Funds travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, the Aegean islands, Sicily, southern Italy, Asia Minor, or Mesopotamia

 

Nov 1

 

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant

Website

  • Funding for graduate students and well-established professionals to carry out research projects that incorporate the study of artifacts and related archival documents within the Institute's museum collections
 
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Website

  • ACSA has a number of Fellowships and Grants available for both students and senior scholars

Grant specific

 

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Website

  • Grant up to $5,000
  • Grant fund travel for doctoral research involving field studies

Application: Feb 1

Letters of Support: Jan 29

 

Behavioral Sciences

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grants

Website

  • Must be a student researcher working with a faculty advisor and using Qualtrics as your primary method of data collection
Applications are reviewed and approved every month
 

Communication/Media

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Internews

Website

  • Offer internships for Fall, Spring, and Summer
On-going

Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation: Francis D. Lyon Scholarship

Website

  • Awards up to two $3,000 scholarships to assist students of film making or other related fields (writing. speech, theater/drama, communications, photography, entertainment)
  • Available to individuals who are not Phi Delta Theta members

March 15

 

 

Radio Television Digital News Foundation

Website

  • Scholarships are open to undergraduate students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Applicants must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors in good standing when scholarships are awarded 
January 

Community and International Development

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability

Website

Fact Sheet

  • Seek applications proposing to research, develop, and design solution to real world challenges 
  • Funds undergraduate/graduate research teams

 

 

 

Transformation Initiative Research Grant

Website

  • Purpose of grant is to fill data and information gaps, and to begin to develop and evaluate policy alternatives that communities can adopt to facilitate decision making about various community investments

Contact regional office

 

 

Political Sciences

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Hayek Fund for Scholars

Website

Application Instructions

  • Funding is given to academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula
  • Funding may be used to cover travel, application fees, conference fees, etc. 

 

4 weeks in advance of your activity

 

STEM

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Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Amgen Scholars Program

Website

  • Program includes research projects along with seminars, workshops, and networking events
  • Sophmores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors are eligible to apply
  • Must have cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
Feb 15
American Society for Engineering Education SMART Scholarship

Website

  • The SMART scholarship program promotes the education, recruitment and retention of undergrad and grad students in STEM

 

The Entomological Foundation

Website

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students of entomology or a related discipline
  • Scholarships given to students who have needs based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions

Nominations due July 1

The Explorers Club

Website

  • Grants given to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects

 

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Website

  • The NREIP provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research at a Department of Navy laboratory during the summer

 

The Optical Society

Website

  • Website provides a list of various awards, grants, and fellowships

 

Grant specific

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Website

Search for an REU
  • The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students through REU sites where students participate in research programs at a host institution

Deadline specific to each REU

 

Sigma Xi : Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Website

  • Program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning
  • Funding given to undergraduate and graduate students

March 15, Oct 15

SURF

Website

  • Must be a continuing undergraduate student and eligible for fall term registration
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0
  • Program is 10 weeks long and introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned researches at Caltech and JPL
Feb 22

LIGO SURF

Website

  • Must be a continuing undergraduate student
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0
  • Must have taken at least one full year course in undergraduate physics
  • Research projects cover many areas of science and engineering related to the detection of gravitational radiation
Feb 4

NIST SURF

Website

  • Must be a continuing undergraduate student
  • Students must have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.).
  • Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.
  • Two locations: Boulder (CO) and Gaithersburg (MD)
Feb 12

VentureWell: BMEidea

Website

  • Competition for up to $10,000 for effective, functional and affordable technology solutions to clinical medical problems
  • Open to graduate and undergraduate students
April 

VentureWell: E-Team Student Grant

Website

  • Three-stage funding provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching, and a potential investment opportunity
Oct 7

WAVE Fellows Program

Website

  • Fellows must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0
  • Fellows will participate in research experience as well as a graduate school preparation series, seminars, and networking events
Jan 7
 

Summer Research Opportunities

Grant Description/Eligibility Deadline

Boston University Research Undergraduate Research Opportunities List

Website

  • Boston University provides a list of summer opportunities by location or by topic

Deadline specific to each Research Program