Fellowship Applications

There are several fellowships and grants available to graduate students in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Grants and fellowships are great because they give you money, make your advisors happy because you gave them money, get you better equipment, get you to more conferences, and look great on your CV. However, many of these grants *only* apply to first- or second-year graduate students, so now is the time to apply. Many of the grants have deadlines in the first 2-3 months of the school year.

Please note the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship---you should definitely apply to this one (Deadline early November).

Our department does not have a comprehensive list of these fellowships (hint to other do-gooders), however, University of Washington and Cornell have good resources for them. I have included these below. Obviously these are not exhaustive lists, and not all of them will apply to everyone of us (especially white males > 2 years into the program), but it is a good place to get started. Additionally, I recommend asking your research advisors if they have any suggestions for grants to which you might apply--it's never too early.

University of Washington's Astronomy Grant List

Cornell University's Astronomy Grant List

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute

Application Forms and Description - Deadline Nov 10.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.

Added by Cameron.