Museum Resources

Department-wide funding

Austin and Bullen Awards

Louis C. and Jane Gapenski Endowed Fellowship

Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Fellowship Endowment

Mary Ross Endowment

Discipline-specific funding

Invertebrate Paleontology – Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Invertebrate Paleontology – Drs. Emily H. and Harold E. Vokes Grants-in-Aid for Collection-based Research

Invertebrate Paleontology – The Florida Paleontological Society’s Gary S. Morgan Student Research Award

Invertebrate Paleontology – R. Jerry Britt, Jr. Paleobiology Scholarship

Invertebrate Zoology – Grant Resources

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity – Funding Opportunities

Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics Lab – Grant Resources

Vertebrate Paleontology – Miss Lucy Dickinson Fellowship

Vertebrate Paleontology – Ken Ericson Scholarship

Vertebrate Paleontology – International Travel Grants to Study the Collection


University of Florida Resources

UF Graduate School Financial Aid

UF Graduate School Financial Aid Bulletin Board

UF Office of Research External Funding Opportunities

UF Office of Research Graduate Student Travel Funds

UF Honors Program Domestic & International Fellowships for Undergraduates & Graduate Students

UF Student Financial Affairs Aid Programs

UF Libraries Grant Resources

UF Office of the Provost – Graduate Initiative

UF International Center – Financial Aid

UF Tropical Conservation and Development Fellowships

UF Tropical Conservation and Development Field Research Grant – for UF graduate students

UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grants

UF Graduate Student Travel Grants


Support for Travel, Field Work and Collections Study

AMNH Grant Opportunities
Research grants for students

Burke Museum
Vertebrate paleontology collections study grant

Doris O. and Samuel P. Welles Research Fund
University of California Museum of Paleontology collections study grant

Earthwatch Institute
Supporting scientific and environmental research

Explorer’s Club Student Grant
Supporting graduate student research

Explorer’s Club Youth Activity Fund

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
Non-traditional funding for young scientists and explorers

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Invertebrate & vertebrate paleontology collections visit grants

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) Research Fellowship
Short-term field research

Pamela and Alexander F. Skutch Research Award
Grants for bird life history studies

Phipps Conservatory Botany In Action Fellowship
Supporting student botanical research

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
For student research

Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Program
For recent Master’s graduates in art and archaeology

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Short Term Fellowship
Short-term field research

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Grants in Herpetology Program

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants in Anthropology


External Graduate Fellowships

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Fellowship Program in Institutional Research

Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships

Fannie & John Hertz Foundation – Hertz Foundation Fellowships
For graduate work leading to the PhD in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences

Florida Sea Grant Student Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

Florida Space Grant Consortium – Space Grant Fellowships

Ford Foundation – Diversity Fellowships: Predoctoral Fellowships

Institute of International Education (IIE) – Fulbright Awards for Study/Research Abroad
All disciplines, all levels of graduate study before the PhD; foreign language proficiency required

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation – James Madison Graduate Fellowships
For graduate study leading to a master’s degree; for students who plan to become teachers of American history, American government or social studies at the secondary school level

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) – Graduate Fellowships
Master’s and doctoral

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Coastal Management Fellowships
Master’s & doctoral studies in coastal and marine systems

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Master’s & doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology

National Physical Science Consortium – Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
Traditional Fellowships/1st 2-3 yrs + up to 3 more years with satisfactory progress

National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship Program

National Science Foundation – Funding for Special Programs for Graduate Students

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Information about Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation – Graduate Fellowships for New Americans

SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Program Fellowships
Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines

United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation – NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Awarded to support graduate students in their pursuit of advanced degrees in the STEM disciplines

U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) – Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
MFA or PhD in selected fields of the arts, humanities and social sciences

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) – National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowships

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Computational Science Graduate Fellowships

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) – Graduate Fellowships
For students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Early Doctoral Student Research Grant (EDSRG) Program


Dissertation Support

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Religion & ethics

Ford Foundation – Diversity Fellowships: Dissertation Fellowships

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation – Dissertation Fellowships
For research to understand and reduce violence, aggression and dominance

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants

Link Foundation Energy Fellowships

Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) – Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Open to Ph.D. students writing dissertations in the humanities and related social sciences

National Science Foundation – Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)) Grants
Available in some disciplines, primarily for field research in the environmental, behavioral and social sciences

U.S. Dept. of Education – Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

U.S. Dept. of Justice/National Institute of Justice – Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies