Student Research Funding

The following scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities are available to Miami students.
Opportunity Sponsor Description Miami Contact Grad/undergrad
Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement Program (GSTEP) Miami U Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Series of activities about teaching and learning for grad students with teaching responsibilities CTE G
Marshall Scholarships Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Funds study in the UK for high ability students Zeb Baker G/U
Summer Study Abroad Credit Workshop Scholarships Miami U Continuing Education Competitive scholarships for summer study abroad credit workshops Global Initiatives G/U
Graduate Assistantships Miami U Graduate School Tuition waiver and stipend in exchange for assumption of teaching, research, or administrative duties. Your department's graduate director G
Graduate Summer Scholarships Miami U Graduate School Service-free awards available to graduate award holders in the summer following their graduate appointments. Your department's graduate director G
International Grants-in-Aid Miami U Graduate School Tuition waiver with no required duties Graduate School (domestic students) or Global Initiatives (international students) G
Marjorie Post Farrington Scholarship Miami U Graduate School $1000 scholarship for full-time graduate students Graduate School G
Thesis or Dissertation Research Support Miami U Graduate School Up to $600 ($300 or Masters students) for unusual expenses related to dissertation or thesis project. Jim Oris G
Astronaut Scholarships Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Merit scholarship for juniors and seniors in engineering, natural or applied science, or mathematics. College of Arts & Science U
Graduate Students' Achievement Fund Competition Miami U Graduate School Up to $300 in recognition of significant achievement in external research or creative activity Christie Keller G
Boren Fellowships for International Study National Security Education Program Up to $30,000 for study in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests available to graduate students interested in studying less commonly taught languages Karla Guinigundo G
Boren Scholarships for International Study National Security Education Program Up to $20,000 for study in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests available to undergraduate students interested in studying less commonly taught language Karla Guinigundo U
Miami University Study Abroad Scholarships Miami U Global Initiatives Supports study abroad for Miami Students Karla Guinigundo G/U
Don & Susan Kasle/Félix Chomé Scholarships Miami U John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg $700 to $4000 scholarships for study at MUDEC MUDEC U
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi $5000 or $15,000 to Phi Kappa Phi members entering the first year of graduate or professional study Teresa Radomski-Bomba G

Karen Maitland Schilling Prize

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Miami U Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Awarded to one for more graduating seniors.  Preference to WGS or other College of Arts & Science students conducting feminist projects. WGS U

Women's Studies Essay Contest

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Miami U Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Awarded competitively for best essays in area of women's studies WGS  

Women's Studies Memorial Award

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Miami U Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGS) Supports womanist/feminist work done outside the classroom WGS  
AAUW American Fellowships American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Dissertation and postdoctoral research leave fellowships and summer/short-term research publication grants N/A G
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program U.S. Department of Defense Supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines N/A G/U
Fulbright U.S. Student Program U.S. Department of State Grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistantship programs Karla Guinigundo G/U
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad U.S. Department of Education Grants to fund doctoral students who conduct research in other other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for 6 to 12 months Karla Guinigundo G
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program U.S. Department of Education Fellowships to students of superior academic ability to undertake study at the doctoral and MFA level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences Your faculty advisor G
James Madison Junior Fellowships James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Up to $24,000 awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who plan to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for graduate study leading to a master's degree N/A G
Research Associateship Programs (RAP) National Academy of Sciences Graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions Graduate School G
Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities National Academy of Sciences Merit awards to students committed to a career in college/university teaching and research who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students N/A G
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants of up to $13,000 to cover research-related expenses, including field equipment and supplies and travel for up to 2 years Your dissertation advisor G
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation Offers 3 years of support (tuition + $32,000 stipend each year) over a 5 year period for graduate students who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research Anne Schauer G
Rhodes Scholarships The Rhodes Trust Rhodes Scholarships cover tuition and fees and provide a stipend and cover transportation costs for 2-3 years of study at the University of Oxford in the UK Zeb Baker G
Rotary Foundation District Grants Rotary Foundation Various levels of support offered by local Rotary Clubs N/A G/U
Rotary Foundation Global Grants Rotary Foundation Scholarships support study abroad by graduate students planning careers in fields that support Rotary's efforts to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. N/A G
Grants-in-Aid of Research Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society Grants of up to $1000 to students in all areas of science and engineering to pay for travel expenses to a research site or for purchase of non-standard lab equipment Paul Urayama G/U
International Dissertation Research Fellowship Social Science Research Council (SSRC) 9 to 12 months of support, averaging $20,000 total, to students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences conducting dissertation research N/A G
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship National Academy of Education $25,000 fellowships support students whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world N/A G
STAR Fellowships U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuition ($12,000) support, stipend ($25,000), and expense allowance ($5000) for up to 2 (master's students) or 3 (doctoral students) years for students in environmental studies disciplines N/A G
Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) $20,000 for a 10-month fellowship to support the research and writing of doctoral dissertations addressing the sources and nature of international conflict and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace N/A G
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Religion & Ethics The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Supports the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences N/A G
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Mentoring, professional development, and financial support for students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy who intend to enter the Foreign Service N/A G/U
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Supports the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways N/A G
K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Association of American Colleges & Universities Recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. N/A G
Truman Scholarships The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation For full-time U.S. citizen undergraduates in their junior year who plan to attend graduate school and want to work in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector. Recipients commit to working in public service for three of the first seven years after completing their Foundation-funded graduate degree. Zeb Baker U
Udall Scholarship Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore- and junior-level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American healthcare. Zeb Baker U
Critical Language Scholarship Program U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs An overseas and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the U.S. and other countries.  Offers opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the U.S. at every level of learning Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu; and at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of learning Arabic and Persian; and at the intermediate and advanced levels of learning Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Karla Guinigundo G/U
Goldwater Scholarships Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program For undergraduates with sophomore- or junior-level standing with outstanding potential, and who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7500 annually.

Oxford: Paul Urayama

Middletown: Rajappa Asthagiri

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Institute of International Education, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs For U.S. citizen undergraduates of limited financial means for up to $5000 in support of completing internships abroad. Recipients studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoke are further eligible to receive a Critical Need Language Award of up to $8000.

Karla Guinigundo

Dissertation Fellowships The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships of $20,000 each contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable completion of a thesis in a timely manner.  Appropriate only for students approaching the final year of Ph.D. work. Dissertations should be relevant to understanding human violence and aggression.


Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship Confucius China Studies Program For students currently enrolled in a China-focused doctoral program at a U.S. institution. Funding awards range from six months to two years and include a living stipend, a research stipend, a travel allowance, and a pre-departure orientation. Students from a wide range of academic areas focusing on China are encouraged to apply.

Karla Guinigundo


Amgen Scholars Amgen Foundation Undergraduates from across the globe can participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions across the U.S., Europe, and Japan in this summer program. N/A U
GetMeData Miami U Libraries Purchases data for student research projects and helps guide students to free data.

Eric Johnson


Travel Grant Program English-Speaking Union, Cincinnati Branch $2000 stipend for study or research in the U.S. or one of the countries of the British Commonwealth.

Karla Guinigundo


In addition, graduate students might find the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's "Fellowship Finder" database useful.