External Funding Opportunities for Students
A variety of external funding opportunities exist for talented students interested in pursuing research during their undergraduate careers and beyond. Listed below are a are a number of opportunities offered on a regular basis. Additional opportunities can also be found through the following searchable databases (UROP or webGuru) Please discuss the possibilities with your faculty mentor.
Funding for Scholarly Travel:
Student Conference & Travel Funding Database This searchable database managed by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research offers information on funding opportunities for conference travel and field experiences in a variety of academic areas. This database will be periodically updated as new opportunities exist.
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The National Science Foundation funds a variety of REU sites around the country and on a variety of research topics in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. Students apply directly to the site in which they are interested. Citizenship requirements are imposed. Please visit the link provided for information on sites and application procedures.
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
The National Institutes of Health provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Please visit the link provided for information on application procedures and deadline.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (iSURF) at Dartmouth
Dartmouth College offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program that includes a full time research experience in the laboratory of one of the principal investigators in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program as well as participation in group discussions, seminars and other research and career oriented activities. Please visit the link provided for information on program application procedures and deadline.
Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Fellowship (iSURF-N) at Dartmouth
The “Bench-to-Bedside” INBRE Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Fellowship Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (iSURF-N) provides a 10 week research experience for undergraduate students. Selected students will work closely with faculty mentors on research and evidence-based practice projects.
Amgen Scholars Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program in Science and Biotechnology provides hundreds of selected undergraduate student with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions.
Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship
The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship, through the University of New Hampshire, provides a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in extension program areas, including Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Literacy, Coastal Communities & Climate Adaptation, and Communications. Applications are accepted from students beginning their junior or senior year in any four-year undergraduate institution in New Hampshire.
Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates:
Boren Award for International Study Offers up to \$20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
National Geographic Young Explorers Program
The National Geographic Society offers support to individuals ages 18-25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with the National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Gilman Scholarship program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.
Morris King Udall Scholarship
Offers scholarships to sophomore and junior students who are committed to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American healthcare.
Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities for Graduates
(Note: Many of these opportunities should be applied for during your Junior or Senior year in college)
Offers fellowships that support a program of self-designed independent study abroad for a minimum of 2 years.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Offers scholarships for graduate student and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge, UK.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Offers scholarships to highly qualified students in science, mathematics, and engineering who intend to pursue careers in those fields.
James Madison Fellowships
Offers fellowships to a select group of individuals who wish to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.
Funding for study in the United Kingdom (any discipline).
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program
Offers fellowships for one year of post-graduate student in any discipline offered by institutions of higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Students interested pursuing graduate level work in the Sciences, Social Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields should discuss with their faculty mentor the possibility of applying for graduate funding through the National Science Foundation. Students are eligible to apply in their senior year of undergraduate work. Citizenship requirements are imposed. Please visit the link provided for additional information.
Funding for study at the University of Oxford (any discipline).
The Rotary Scholarship
Offers a variety of scholarship and fellowship programs through local Rotary organizations.
Truman Scholarship Foundation
Offers up to $30,000 in scholarship funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.