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 NameFellowship ProgramDeadline (Check web site: These may change!)
National Science FoundationGraduate Research Fellowship ProgramExpected to be early Nov.
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement AwardsFall - dates vary. Check individual programs.
Department of EducationJacob Javits FellowshipExpected to be early Oct.
NOAANational Sea Grant Knauss FellowshipsExpected to be late Feb.
Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant FellowshipExpected to be late Feb.
National Institutes of HealthIndividual Predoctoral Kirschstein National Research Service AwardsDec. 8
Apr. 8
Aug. 8
Dec. 8
Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related ResearchDec. 13
Apr. 13
Aug. 13
Dec. 8
Environmental Protection AgencyScience to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental StudyExpected to be late Oct.
GRO Graduate Research Opportunity FellowshipExpected to be late Oct.
U.S. Department of State: Fulbright ProgramFulbright ScholarshipOct. 20
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad ProgramExpected early Nov.
NASAGraduate Student Researchers Fellowship ProgramExpected 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 MichiganMichigan Space Grant FellowshipExpected to be Nov.
Department of DefenseNational Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship ProgramExpected to be Jan. 7
Department of EnergyComputational Sciences Graduate FellowshipExpected to be early Jan.
Fusion Energy Sciences FellowshipExpected to be Jan. 31
Department of Homeland SecurityGraduate Fellowship ProgramExpected to be early Jan.