Government Agency Fellowship Programs

Selected Graduate Fellowship Programs

The following resources provide information for prospective and current students looking for funding opportunities.

  • Most U.S. Federal agency programs require U.S. Citizenship.
  • Some programs require submission of a letter of intent prior to the full application (for example, Homeland Security).
  • Program announcements are usually available 2 - 3 months in advance of the deadline.
  • Use COS, Grants.gov, and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for a broader search of fellowship opportunities, including those for non-U.S. Citizens.

Federal and Michigan Government Agencies

Agency Name Fellowship Program Deadline (Check web site: These may change!)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Expected to be early Nov.
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Awards Fall - dates vary. Check individual programs.
Department of Education Jacob Javits Fellowship Expected to be early Oct.
NOAA National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowships Expected to be late Feb.
Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship Expected to be late Feb.
National Institutes of Health Individual Predoctoral Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Dec. 8
Apr. 8
Aug. 8
Dec. 8
Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Dec. 13
Apr. 13
Aug. 13
Dec. 8
Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study Expected to be late Oct.
GRO Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship Expected to be late Oct.
U.S. Department of State: Fulbright Program Fulbright Scholarship Oct. 20
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Expected early Nov.
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Fellowship Program Expected to be early Feb.
Earth System Science Fellowship Program (Click on Solicitations) Expected New applications: Feb. 1. Renewals: Mar. 15.
Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) Mar. 1
NASA-University of Michigan Michigan Space Grant Fellowship Expected to be Nov.
Department of Defense National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program Expected to be Jan. 7
Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Expected to be early Jan.
Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship Expected to be Jan. 31
Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship Program Expected to be early Jan.