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NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees, related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. This 12-month award includes a required internship at the NASA center affiliated with the NASA-sponsored research. The award may be renewed annually, for a maximum of three years. Visit the website for more information.

International Research Experiences for Undergraduates

U.S. chemical and materials science students may apply for a summer research opportunity in Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom through the ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) program. For more information, visit the sponsoring organization's website.

Association of State Dam Safety Officials Undergraduate Scholarship

Current Juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams are invited to apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship. Visit the Association of State Dam Safety Officials website for more information.

Summer Research - Early Identification Program

The SR-EIP provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate schools. This program is specifically designed for students interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

Teaching Assistantship Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Candidates must be native speakers of English and have a basic proficiency in French (equivalent to 3 semesters of college French). Learn more from the sponsoring organization's website.

Google Journalism Fellowship

The Google Journalism Fellowship is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations -- from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and from those forging new approaches to reporting to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.

Killam Fellowship Program

The Killam Fellowships Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of  binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country. Visit the website for more information.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C. Visit the sponsoring organization's website for more information.

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups. Visit the website for more information.

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates who have an international outlook and leadership experience. Fellows spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad and to explore new solutions to global issues. Visit their website for more information.

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