Other resources

The following links offer other areas to explore. Many fellowships are open to international students as well as citizens and permanent residents. These fellowships and resources are not administered by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.

MIT resources

Center for International Studies (CIS) funding opportunities: For funding in the field of international studies, note the CIS databases.

Energy Fellowships: The MIT Energy Initiative administers a sponsored fellowship program for outstanding incoming doctoral students, across all five Schools, who plan to pursue energy-related studies at MIT.

Legatum Fellowships: The Legatum Center administers a competitive fellowship program for incoming and current MIT graduate students, across all academic disciplines, who demonstrate the potential to create sustainable, for-profit enterprises in low-income countries.

Scholarships and fellowships: This site provides information for MIT undergraduate and graduate students wishing to compete for prestigious awards, including many for foreign study. The site includes descriptions of the internal MIT selection process, as well as general advice and links to other resources.

Financial aid planning tools

How to Win a Graduate Fellowship, from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Aid & Resoureces for Re-Entry Students
College Answer
FAFSA On the Web (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
FinAid: The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid

Fellowship databases

CollegeNet’s Scholarship Database
College Board Scholarship Search
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways
Free Scholarship Searches
Guaranteed Scholarships
National Scholarships
NSF Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Directorate’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) 
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
Scholarships and Grants
ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

Humanities

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowships for people of color in professional theater
Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation) for women of any nationality, in science or engineering
American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowships
American Sociological Association Graduate Funding
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarshipsv
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
Humane Studies Fellowships
Humanity in Action Fellowships
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Researach in Original Sources
Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology
Robateau-Epps Scholarship Fund for social reconstruction

Minority and women

25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
American Geological Institute Minority Geo-Science
American Political Science Association Fellowships
Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation
AT&T Labs Fellowship
College Fund/UNCF
Fellowships and Grants for US and International Women
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Gates Millenium Scholarships
Humanity In Action Fellowship
L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science
P.E.O. Scholar Awards for US women doctoral students or postdocs
Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship for Masters students
State Farm Insurance Hispanic Scholarships
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
University of California / University of Michigan President’s and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
William Randolph Hearst’s Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Xerox Scholarships for Students – Technical Minority Scholarship Program

General

Accounting Scholarships
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Educational Foundation
Association to Unite the Democracies for work relating to international integration and/or federalism
Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Award in Childhood Disability
Byron Hanke Fellowship for research on community associations
California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
CIMB Regional Scholarship for Environmental studies, Fine Arts, or Creative Arts
Davis-Putter Scholarships for those actively working for peace and justice
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship

Evette Harless Scholarship $1,000 for graduate students who show great interest in solar energy research
Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross $5,000 Doctoral Research Grant
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Program for students in the process of formulating their dissertation proposal as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals
Grant A. Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship
Hazing Awareness Scholarship
Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship
IBM PhD Fellowships
Institute for Humane Studies Summer Graduate Research Fellowships for Law or PhD students
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program grassroots development issues in the Caribbean or Latin America
Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (short-term)
John Kenneth Galbraith Policy Fellowship Program for public policy or economics
Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship for the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Scholar Award
Leopold Schepp Foundation Grants 
Link Foundation Energy Program 
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Internship Challenge
Microsoft Scholarship Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Technology Research Fellowships
National Collegiate Athletic Association Graduate Student Research Grant Program
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program 
National Research Council of the National Academies – Research Associateship Programs
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) summer internships
New York State Senate Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships
PARC Sustainability Fellowship

PEGS Graduate Fellows Competition
Presidential Management Fellows Program
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Simons Graduate Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science
Social Security Administration Small Grants to improve the disability process through innovative research on topics such as the Compassionate Allowances program, Wounded Warriors initiative, homelessness and SSI, and disability enrollment issues
Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program
Student Inventors Scholarships
Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program
Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship summer grant
Temasek Research Fellowship (TRF)
Tylenol Scholarships
US Department of Energy Scholars Program
URBANFRAME Teaching Apprenticeship in Community Design
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Educational Foundation Available to US students studying abroad and/or foreign studying within the US.

Last updated February 2012