Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships

Going through a bunch of places myself, I understand importance of financial support during the mentored/educational part of your career. Actually, I think I never paid myself to get and education. In Russia, the higher education is compulsory and free if one passes a certain admittance level. Past that, I was lucky to receive a scholarship from Erasmus Mundus Masters program on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, supporting my European MSc. EMM NANO has a special place in my heart, and I strongly encourage anyone to apply there. I did my PhD then in Germany, where it is considered an entirely research & work position, for which one is actually getting paid for.

Below if (certainly not full) list of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and educational opportunities that I have gathered over the years, and will do my best to update at least annually. Feel free to copy, share, forward the page or information! And I will welcome anyone’s support – just send me the e-mail (see contact details).

ScholarshipStyle/LevelCountry/Location of the target InstitutionCountry of Origin & other detailsSupportLink
Erasmus Mundus Masters on (100s of programs on different topics)MScEUanyup to €1.000 per month + relocation extrasLink
EMM NanoMScEUanyup to 1.000 € per month + relocation extrasLink
NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowshipPostdocUSA, must have resident or eligible visa statusanyDepending on the NIH sub-organizationLink
NIH K22 Postdoctoral Career Transition Award
Diversity Promotion
Postdoc -> ECR transitionalanyup to $ 100,000 per yearLink
NIH Director's New Innovator AwardECRUSA, no citizenship requirementanyup to $1.500.000 for 5 yearsLink
NIH K__ Research Career Development AwardsUndergrad;
USA, dependsdependsdependsLink
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipPostdocUSAAll U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents...$50.000 per yearLink
L’Oréal USA Women in Science fellowshipPostdocUSA, citizenship requirementsWomen, USA citizenship requirements$60.000Link
Burroughs Wellcome FundMinority postdoctoral fellowsUSAUSA or Canada citizenship$60.000Link
DAADPhDGermanyanyup to €1200 peer month supportLink
AAUW International FellowshipsMSc
USAWomen, International$18.000 MSc
$20.000 PhD
$30.000 Postdoc
Facebook Fellowship AwardPhDanyanyTuition fees +
up to $42.000 annually
Google Lime ScholarshipMSc
USA or Canada
Students with disabilities$10.000
5.000 CAD
Google Europe Students with Disabilities ScholarshipMSc
Students with disabilities€7.000Link
IBM PhD FellowshipsPhDanyanyUSA: $60,000 in award year one; $35,000 in award year two
Other countries: vary
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
PhDUSAUS Citizens$34,000 + allowance $12,000 to institutionLink
Microsoft Research PhD FellowshipPhDNorth Americaany$42,000 USD stipend
and tuition fees for 2 years