Financial Opportunities

Fellowships

Capital Fellows Program

The Capital Fellows Program consist of four individual fellowships:

These nationally recognized fellowships, sponsored by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for a future career. Fellows work 10-11 months as full-time staff members in the California State Assembly, Senate, Executive Branch or within the California Court System. They gain first-hand experience in governing the most diverse state in the nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of California society.

The only prerequisite for the programs is a four-year college or university degree and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service. Fellows come from all economic, cultural, political, career and educational backgrounds, and no previous legislative or political experience is required.

Visit http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html for more information or contact the Center for California Studies at 916/278-6906.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected February 2016.


Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

These fellowships, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, are designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, public policy, and law students in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a science/technology element. Eligibility is open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research within the last five years. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies working under a senior National Academies staff member mentor on substantive projects on science and technology policy analysis. The stipend amount is $8,000.

Visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed.  Info on next year's program will be available in Summer 2015, with an expected deadline of September 2015.


Coastal Management Fellowship Program

Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce

Any student completing a master's, doctoral or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at a US university is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Program matches students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state & selected by the fellowship sponsor.

Visit http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/ for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected January 2016.


Dissertation Year Fellowships & Scholar's Awards

These fellowships and awards, offered through the Truman (Harry S.) Library, provide varying amounts to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars conducting research on Truman's life or foreign policy from the Truman years.

Visit http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/ for more information.

Application Deadlines:

  • Research Grants - April 1st and October 1st of each year.
  • Dissertation Year Fellowships - February 1st of each year.

ETS Fellowships

Educational Testing Services offers several programs for Graduate Students:

  • Summer Internship Program
  • Gulliksen Fellowship

Visit http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html for more information.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer Internship Program - This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected February 2016.
  • Gulliksen Fellowship - This year's deadline has passed.  Next deadline expected December 2015.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program ($1,500)

A $1,500 award for students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Students must meet financial and academic requirements and be classified or conditionally classified in a graduate program at Sacramento State.

Visit http://www.csus.edu/graddiv/Grants%20and%20Awards/GraduateEquityFellowship.html for more information.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015.


Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

This program, offered through the National Physical Science Consortium, supports graduate work at any NPSC member institution in any field of the physical sciences. It supports the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who is sponsoring the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years, for a maximum of six years and over $200,000 total (including stipend, tuition, fees, and salary for two summers). Special emphasis is on underrepresented minorities and women, but all qualified students are welcome to apply.

Visit http://www.npsc.org/ for more information.

Application Deadline: Deadlines vary. Please visit web site for more info.


Minority Fellowship Program in Sociology of Mental Health

This program, offered through the American Sociological Association, supports students who have strong interests in the sociology of mental health. The program seeks to attract talented minority students who are interested in mental health issues and to facilitate their placement, work and success in graduate programs. The program funds up to 10 one-year fellowships with an annual stipend of up to $20, 772.

Visit http://www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm for more information.

Application Deadline: January 31st of each year.


National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

This program, offered through the U.S. Department of Defense, awards 36-month portable fellowships to new graduate students to support full-time study and research, leading to doctoral degrees in math, engineering, science, or other disciplines of DOD interest. Fellows can attend any U.S. College and do not incur military or any other service obligation.

Visit http://ndseg.asee.org/ for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Application cycle due to reopen in September 2015.


National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Fellowships

Offered through the U.S. Department of Commerce, this program includes four sub-programs: The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (New York), The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program (New York), The Padilla Bay Reserve Project (Washington), and The Tijuana River Reserve Project (California).

Visit http://nerrs.noaa.gov/Fellowship.aspx for more information.

Application Deadline: November 1st each year.


National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,100 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

Visit http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201 for more information.

Application Deadline:  Next deadline expected November 2015.


National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Program

Offered through the National Nuclear Security Administration, this program supports graduate students interested in exploring a career in international security and nonproliferation. This program is new for 2013 and combines the previous Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program and Future Leaders Program. 

Visit http://ngp.pnnl.gov/ for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected October 2015.


Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (up to $36,000)

This program is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Visit http://www.pdsoros.org/ for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected November 2015.


Professional Development Fellowships

These fellowships, offered through the College Art Association, aim to bridge the gap between graduate work and professional careers as artists or art historians, by supporting promising MFA students. Five awardees will receive a one-time award of $5,000 each. Honorable mentions will receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the CAA Annual Conference. U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply. Publication, exhibition, and travel grants also available.

Visit http://www.collegeart.org/fellowships/ for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected October 2015.


Smithsonian Fellowship Program

Graduate-level, Pre-Doc, Post-Doc and Senior fellowships support research at the Smithsonian in the following areas: anthropology, archaeology, astrophysics & astronomy, earth sciences, ecology, behavioral and environmental sciences, evolutionary & systematic biology, history of science & technology, art history, and social & cultural history of the U.S. The stipend and length of fellowship vary. Other graduate-level/undergraduate-level internships are also available.

Visit http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm for more information.

Application Deadline: Deadlines vary by program. Visit web site for details.


STAR Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

Offered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, these fellowships support master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study, including engineering, public health and ecological sciences. Master's level students can be supported for up to two years; doctoral students up to 3 years. Provides up to $42,000/year for stipend, tuition and expenses.

Visit http://epa.gov/ncer/fellow/ for more information.

Application Deadline: Not currently accepting applications.  Check web site for updates.

Internships


Anthropology Internship Program

These internships, offered through the American Museum of Natural History, support undergraduate and graduate projects relating to collections or ongoing research interests of the curatorial staff in the museum of in the field. Collections & research are focused on North, South and Meso-American archaeology & ethnology, Asian, African & Pacific ethnology, and Human Biology. Internships also awarded in Collections Management, Archives and Conservation.

Visit http://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/collections/InternshipGuide.shtml for more information.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall Session - August 4, 2015.
  • Spring Session - This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected December 2015.
  • Summer Session - This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected March 2016..

Applied Social Issues Internship Program

Offered through the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, this program provides awards randing from $300 to $2,500 to college seniors, graduate students, and first-year postdoctoral researchers in psychology, applied social science, and related areas, for social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other not-for-profit organization that will benefit from the project. Eligibility is limited to SPSSI members. Cost sharing is desirable.

Other awards are available with different deadlines. Please see web site for details.

Visit http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=637 for more information.

Application Deadline: April 15th of each year.


Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Summer Internships in Editing and Reporting

This fund supports annual summer internships in business reporting and newspaper copy editing. Free pre-internship training seminars are held on college campuses and weekly salaries start at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-0time the following fall will also receive $1,000 scholarships from the fund. The application process includes completion of a copy-editing or business reporting exam.

Visit https://www.newsfund.org/PageText/Prg_HomePages.aspx?Page_ID=Prg_CollegeIntern for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected November 2015.


ETS Summer Internship Program

Offered through Educational Testing Services, this program provides research internships for full-time doctoral students.

Visit http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html for more information.

Application Deadline: This year's deadline has passed. Next deadline expected February 2016.


Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Offered by the Los Rios Community College District, this program provides opportunities for qualified individuals to learn and practice teaching strategies from experienced faculty members. The primary goals of the program are to increase diversity of Los Rios full and part-time faculty, to recruit and provide qualified graduate students an opportunity to become Los Rios faculty as a career choice, and to provide an opportunity for Los Rios faculty to mentor prospective faculty.

Visit http://www.losrios.edu/hr/FDIP_Overview_2014_2015.pdf for more information.

Application Deadline: August 2015.


FLETC College Intern Program

Offered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this program supports 12-week residential internships at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) for U.S. graduate students or senior-year undergraduates who are majoring in criminal justice, criminology, or a related field, and are planning to pursue federal law enforcement careers. Interns are assigned a mentor and spend 50 percent time on an FLETC project and 50 percent on studies and training.

Visit http://www.fletc.gov/student-information/college-intern-program/ for more information.

Application Deadline: 

  • Fall Session - This year's deadline has passed.  Please check web site for updates.
  • Winter/Spring Session - Deadline expected October 2015.  Please check web site for updates.
  • Summer Session - This year's deadline has passed.  Please check web site for updates.

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Internship Program

This program, offered through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), supports undergraduate juniors and seniors and first-year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or selected space disciplines of interest for a paid internship at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia. Applicants can apply for multiple sessions at the same time, but must submit by the first session's deadline.

Visit http://www.nianet.org/larss/ for more information.

Application Deadline:   Varies.  Please see web site for updates.


Native American Congressional Internships

Offered through the Morris K. Udall Foundation, this program provides 12 Native American students (members of recognized Tribes) with $1,200 plus airfare, dormitory lodging and a daily allowance to learn about the Federal Government. Participants will also receive practical experience in the legislative process and governmental proceedings. Dissertation support is also available for individuals working in environmental policy/conflict resolution.

Visit http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/NACInternship/NACInternship.aspx for more information.

Application Deadline: January 2016.


Summer Student Science Internships at the National Science Foundation

Offered through the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, this program is a ten-week summer internship that will take place May 25­July 31, 2009 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Computer science (Junior or Senior with experience in Java programming and/or database), Geosciences/ Environmental science, Biology (at least 5 needed), Atmospheric science/Meteorology, Mathematics, Chemical/mechanical/electrical/biomedical engineering, Political science, Journalism (someone with creative writing experience, with a science background), Social science, Science education.

Each internship will provide round-trip airfare, assistance with local transportation costs, summer housing on a local college campus, and a stipend ($3,000 for undergraduate students and $4,000 for graduate students), payable in three installments.

To be eligible for science internships at NSF, an applicant must be a citizen or national of the United States and must be a rising junior or senior, or a graduate student, currently enrolled in a science or engineering degree program at a minority-serving institution or at a non-minority institution with a track record in producing science and/or engineering graduates from underrepresented groups.

Visit http://qemnetwork.qem.org/internship.htm for more information.

Application Deadline: February 2016.

Grants

California Pre-Doctoral Program $3,000

Designed to increase the pool of potential university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of individuals who are current upper division or graduate students in the CSU system, economically and educationally disadvantaged, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The grant provides up to $3,000 for students to use for exposure to research in their chosen fields, visits to doctoral-granting institutions, national symposiums or professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, journal subscriptions, graduate school application fees, test fees, and books and materials.

Visit http://www.calstate.edu/PreDoc/ for more information.

Application Deadline: February 2016.


Clara Mayo Grants for Research on Sexism, Racism or Prejudice

Offered through the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, this program supports master's theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Up to four awards of $1,000 each are made per year. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested are favored.

Visit http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=727 for more information.

Application Deadline:  Varies. See web site for details.


People, Prosperity, and the Planet Grant (P3)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award as many as 50 grants up to $10,000 each to student teams. The money will be used to research and develop sustainable solutions during the academic year. In the following Spring, the teams will be invited to bring their designs to Washington , D.C. to compete for EPA's P3 Award, which includes an additional award worth up to $75,000 to further develop and implement the project in the field.

Visit http://epa.gov/ncer/p3/ for more information.

Application Deadline: Next deadline expected December 2015.


Research Grants for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Offered through the Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute for National & International Affairs, this program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and advanced researchers to enable travel to Truman Library and use of its collections over one to three weeks.

Visit http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/ for more information.

Application Deadline: April 2016.

Loans

Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) $19,000

The State program designed for students who are entering the teaching profession, enables students who are enrolled in a program leading to an initial teaching credential to have educational loans assumed by the California Student Aid Commission. Administered by the California Student Aid Commission, the program assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years of qualifying teaching service.

Visit http://aple.csusuccess.org/scholarship/ for more information.

Application Deadline: Applications are not currently being accepted. Check web site for updates.


Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program $30,000

Designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty positions at campuses in the CSU system. This is a competitive program directed by the CSU system, but it is open to doctoral students at accredited universities across the country. Provides loans of up to $10,000 per year and up to a total of $30,000 within five years for sponsorship from a CSU faculty member, and have aspirations of returning to teach in the CSUS system.

Visit http://www.calstate.edu/HR/CDIP/apply/ for more information.

Application Deadline: January 2016.

Scholarships

Dr. Suzanne Snively Graduate Assistantship

This scholarship is to honor the memory of Suzanne Snively and her esteem for quality teaching through the provision of financial assistance to graduate assistants and graduate teaching assistants. Award is up to the amount of tuition/registration fees.

Criteria:

  • Student must be a current Graduate Assistant or Teaching Assistant as defined by university Graduate Studies office. (No Student Assistants)
  • Must apply and have approval for Graduate Assistantship through Major Department *Please attach Graduate Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Unit load must be approved by the *Department Chair in his/her recommendation of the applicant for the scholarship
  • Answer supplemental questions addressing your personal background, work and volunteer experience, educational goals, and career objectives.

More information: Scholarship Details

To Apply: Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: July 17, 2015 (no postmarks accepted)


Environmental Research Scholarship Program

Offered through the Environmental Research and Education Foundation, this program recognizes excellence in master's (up to $5,000 per year for two years) and doctoral and postdoctoral (up to $12,000 per year for three years) waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, professional experience, relevance of one's work to the advancement of solid waste management science, and potential for success.

Visit http://erefdn.org/index.php/scholarships/index for more information.

Application Deadline: May 2016.


Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarships

Offered through the Norwegian Embassy and Consulate, this program provides a number of graduate, postgraduate and postdoctorate scholarships for Norwegians and Americans who want to study and do research while maintaining the relationship that exists between the two countries. Award amounts vary.

Visit http://www.norway.org/studywork/study/ for more information.

Application Deadline: Deadlines vary. Check web site for details.


Kenneth Costello Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a one-time award of $500 that will be awarded to a student with Multiple Sclerosis.

Student must:

  • Be attending Sacramento State
  • A Graduate student in good standing
  • Have an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Be able to provide a doctor-verified diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

For more details, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Application: http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/forms/KennethCostelloScholarship.pdf.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015.


Additional Opportunities

Academically Related Activities (ARA)

Travel funds will be awarded to students who are presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences, selected for competition to perform musical or dramatic pieces, or invited by a recognized gallery to exhibit artistic works. Awards will not normally exceed $300 for in-state conferences and $500 for out-of-state conferences. Funds will be made available ONLY toward travel and lodging. Funds are distributed as applications are submitted on a first come, first served basis.

Visit http://www.csus.edu/acaf/academic%20resources/
policies%20and%20procedures/stf.html
 for more information.

Application Deadline: Next deadline expected April 2016.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This program, offered through the Institute of International Education, gives recent BS/BA graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals/artists opportunities for personal development and international experience in over 140 countries. Most grantees plan their own programs. Awards vary from country to country.

Visit http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html for more information.

Application Deadline: Next deadline expected October 2015.


Graduate Sciences Program (GSP)

Offered through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the goal of this program is to increase opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental or remote sensing oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI). The program will provide students with educational training in math, science, economics, law, social science and engineering, as well as entry-level employment and hands-on research and work experience at NOAA. Recruitment begins each October and closes each January.

Visit http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_grad_sciences_page.html for more information.

Application Deadline: Next deadline expected January 2016. Please check web site for info.


Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

The RIPS program provides an opportunity for high-achieving undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research project proposed by a sponsor from industry or a national lab. RIPS recruits its students from all over the world. The students, with direction from their faculty mentor and industrial sponsor, spend nine weeks learning about the problem, mastering the latest analytical approaches and techniques to solve it, and developing report-writing and public-speaking skills to be able to make professional presentations about the progress and results of their work to a scientific audience.

Visit http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rips2013/default.aspx for more information.

Application Deadline: February 2016.


Student Academic Development (SAD)

The purpose of the Student Academic Development Program fund, established with Sacramento State discretionary lottery monies, is to support activities that extend students' educational experiences beyond the normal instructional environment. We encourage students from all academic disciplines to apply.

Visit http://www.csus.edu/acaf/forms/sadp_app.stm for more information.

Application Deadline: Next deadline expected April 2016.