Engineering Dissertation Fellowship

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship (

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Dissertation Grants (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Minority Fellowships in Education Research (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Research Grants (

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): Academic Year Fellowship (

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Minority Doctoral Fellowships (

American Meteorological Society (AMS): AMS/Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships in the Atmosphere and Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences (  

American Political Science Association (APSA): Minority Fellows Program (

American Psychological Association (APA) & Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Administration (SAMHSA):Federal research funding opportunities for psychology (

American Society for Microbiology: Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship (

American Sociological Association (ASA): Minority Fellowship Program (

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc: Congressional Fellows Program (

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI): Scholarship Awards (

Department of Energy, Global Change Education Project, (GCEP): Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (

The Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund: Graduate Fellowships ( 

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship

Ford Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (

Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities (

Geological Society of America (GSA): Research Grants Program (

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada: Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship (Masterís program) (

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) (

IBM: Ph.D. Fellowships (

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Luis Donaldo Colosio Fellowship (

Korea Foundation: Fellowships for Field Research (

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (KASF): KASF Scholarships (

Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy: Native American Congressional Internship Program (

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/ United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation: Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) (

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM): Graduate Fellowship Programs - M.S. Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, Ph.D. Science (

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowship Program (

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE): African-American Graduate Fellowships (

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC): Graduate Fellowships in the Science & Engineering (

National Science Foundation (NSF): SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (

National Security Education Program (NSEP), Academy for Educational Development (AED): David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (

New York Sea Grant Office (NYSG)  (

NOAA/ U.S. Department of Commerce: The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowship (

Semiconductor Research Corporation: Graduate Fellowship Program (

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector: Dissertation Research Fellowship (

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Summer Internship for Diversity in the Museum Profession (

Spencer Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education (

TIAA-CREF: Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship (

U.S. Department of Defense: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program ( 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students (   

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program (

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of University Partnerships: Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants (

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: STAR Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study (

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/ Merck Science Initiative: Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships (

The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, Engaged Anthrpology Grant, Wadsworth International Fellowships, Wadsworth African Fellowships (

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Conservation  Doris Duke Conservation Fellows Program - 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Women & Gender Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Religion & Ethics Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Xerox Corporation: Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships (

Fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply their talents at research centers, universities, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Students refine their skills as they work to address issues of regional, national, and international importance.

Diversity Fellowship

Each year, a limited number of fellowships are awarded to graduate students in an effort to help the university achieve a more diverse graduate student body. A variety of factors may be used for the purpose of increasing diversity at the university, including gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected classifications consistent with the university’s nondiscrimination policy. These awards provide tuition support, and are recommended by the student’s academic department or college. There is no work requirement associated with the fellowship.

Fulbright Fellowship

Fulbright is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers two types of grants for graduate students: the research/study grant and the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA).

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship provides doctoral candidates close to completing their dissertation with the financial support needed to spend their final semester writing. The award provides a one-semester stipend that is half of the current academic year stipend rate. In addition, both the student’s one-credit registration fee and health fees will be covered by the award for the semester. The award must be used during the semester for which it is awarded and may not be deferred. For more information on the Dissertation Completion Fellowship, visit Northeastern’s Research site.

Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Research Grant

The Thesis/Dissertation Research Grant is designed to help full-time graduate students meet the costs associated with completing their thesis or dissertation research, to improve the quality and impact of their research, and/or to support research endeavors intellectually independent of the advisor. Allowed expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel to special library or museum collections, archives, laboratories, or other research facilities
  • Access to libraries, databases, or other information sources not otherwise available
  • Hiring consultants or special services
  • Remuneration of research subjects or supporting undergraduate research assistants
  • The purchase of specialized reagents, supplies, software, or equipment not otherwise available (which will remain the property of the university)

Proposals to fund specialized training will be eligible for consideration only if such training is clearly necessary for the applicant’s thesis or dissertation research.

For more information, visit Northeastern’s research site. You can also contact Ginny Leung, fellowships and grants assistant for the Office of the Provost, by email at or by phone at 617.373.6904.

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