Grad Student Funding

Multiple/Open Deadlines

See grad student funding opportunities with multiple or open deadlines.

Submission Guide

Graduate Program Grant Office Support Graduate Program Deadlines
MCB GP BMRA Jo-Ann Joyal, Grants Coordinator 5 business days prior to due date
EEB GP BMRA Tiffany Bagby, Grants Coordinator 10 business days prior to due date
Pathobiology GP BMRA Michele Welindt, Graduate Program Coordinator 12 business days prior to due date
MPPB (MPP, AVC, BME) OSP Kristin McCutcheon, Grants Coordinator
business days prior to due date
Neuroscience GP
OSP Rosanna D'Arezzo Cabral, Graduate Program Coordinator
10 business days prior to due date

While there are no additional deadlines specified by these graduate programs, the applications are due to the grants offices (OSP/BMRA) no later than 5 days prior to the grant submission dates. We strongly recommend giving at least 5 additional days notice to the administrator coordinating the submission. Late submissions to OSP/BMRA require the approval of both the VP for Research and the Dean of BioMed to be processed. 

Diversity Fellowship Note

Diversity Fellowships may require a letter from the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if you are applying for a fellowship as an underrepresented minority, or from Disability Support Services if you are applying as an individual with a disability. 

Funding Opportunities


Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
This program sends young Biomedical Engineers, anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities: Conducting academic or scientific research in a university or pursuing coursework at an academic institution. Deadline: Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Medical Research Fellows Program
The Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. Deadline: January 11, 2014.

American Otological Society - Research Grants
The purpose of the grants is to encourage and support academic research in sciences related to the investigation of otosclerosis or Meniere's disease. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2014.





American Society for Microbiology - Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014.

United States Pharmacopeia - USP Global Fellowship Awards Program 
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014. 

Society for Neuroscience - Young Scientists Achievements and Research Awards 
Application Deadline: May 7, 2014.


International Council for Science - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship Programme 
Application Deadline: June 4, 2014.

Smithsonian Institution - Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture 
Application Deadline: June 15, 2014.

IFUW International Fellowships & Grants Competition 2014 
Application Deadline: June 30, 2014. 


Leakey Foundation - General Research Grants (to support research into human origins) 
Application Deadline: July 5, 2014.

National Science Foundation - Linguistics
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014.  

Waterbird Society - Nisbet Research Award
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014.  

National Science Foundation - Biological Anthropology -- SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014.  

National Science Foundation - EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
Application Deadline: July 18, 2014.  


National Science Foundation - Science, Technology, and Society (STS) -- SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Application Deadline:  August 1, 2014.    

National Academies - Research Associateship Program
Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, 2014. 

Neotropical Grassland Conservancy - Student Grant Program
Application Deadline: August 1, and November 1, 2014.  

National Institutes of Health - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
Application Deadline: 

  • F Series Fellowship Deadlines: Apr. 8, Aug. 8, Dec. 8
    Individual National Research Service Awards (Standard)
  • AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.  

    National Science Foundation - Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI)
    Application Deadline: August 14, 2014.

    National Science Foundation - International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
    Application Deadline: August 19, 2014.  

    Northeast Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Student Award Deadlines
    Application Deadlines:  August 29, 2014. 


    Wings for Life Individual Research Grant
    Application Deadline:  September 1, 2014.   

    Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
    Application Deadline: September 1, 2014.  

    DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 
    Application Deadline:  September 24, 2014.  

    Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)
    Application Deadline: September 30, 2014.  


    Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships
    Deadlines of application: February 1, June 1, October 1 of each year

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Higher Education Research Experiences for Students
    Deadline: Open, but for best results apply Feb. 1 for summer, June 1 for fall, Oct. 1 for winter/spring

    Society of Toxicology (SOT) - Syngenta Fellowship Award in Health Applications of New Technologies
    Application Deadline: October 9, 2014. 

    The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program 
    The PMF Class of 2015 application opening period is expected to be October 1-15, 2014.

    The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Graduate Fellowships
    Deadlines: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15

    Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
    Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2013–February 3, 2014

    National Institutes of Health R36 Dissertation Support
    Deadline: October 16

    Institute for International Education Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    Brown Internal Deadline: tbd. Full Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

    The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award 
    The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. 
    Deadline: October 31, 2014.


    AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
    Deadline: November 1, 2013

    Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute David and Lindsay Morgenthaler Endowed Fellowship 
    Three years of support with a stipend and benefits. All Institute principal investigators are potential mentors for Morgenthaler Fellows. 
    Deadlines: May 1 or November 1

    R36 Dissertation Support: AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
    Application Due Date(s): February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually

    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 
    Deadlines between November 4-8, 2013 depending on discipline

    History of Microbiology Research Travel Awards
    The Center for the History of Microbiology/ ASM Archives (CHOMA), housed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), offers travel awards for research at the ASM Archives in the area of the history of microbiology.
    Deadline: November 15, 2013

    American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
    The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.
    Deadline: November 30, 2013


    UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
    The dissertation fellowships are intended to support African American graduate students as they complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare thedissertation required for the doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.
    Deadline: December 3, 2013

    Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Research in Neruoscience Albert and Ellen Grass Faculty Grant
    Proposals for Research Award support will be considered in, but are not limited to, the following fields of investigation: CellBiology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Tissue Engineering. Deadline: December 15, 2013

    NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F31)
    The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who are enrolled in combined MD-PhD programs, who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Deadline: December 8, 2013