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GEM Fellowship Program

Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

MS ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a Master’s degree within industry. 

PH.D. ENGINEERING FELLOWSHIP: The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program.

Deadline: November 13, 2020


U.S. Department of Defense SMART Fellowship

Supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. SMART Scholars are provided with the tools required to pursue their STEM education and begin their career in a prestigious civilian position with the Department of Defense (DoD). Benefits include: Full tuition and education related educational expenses (meal plans, housing, and parking not included). Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 a year depending on degree level (may be prorated depending on award length. Summer research internships ranging from 8 to 12 weeks and other benefits. Employment placement at a DoD facility upon degree completion.

Deadline: December 1, 2020


Florida Interdisciplinary Research Fellows in Education Sciences (FIREFLIES)

Beginning this fall, FIREFLIES will leverage the unique strengths, robust resources and authentic opportunities available at FCRR and Florida State University to train 18 doctoral students. The training program will recruit fellows and faculty from six distinct disciplinary programs: reading education, special education, educational psychology, psychology, communication science and disorders, and social work. The fellowships are three or four years in length and include an annual stipend and funding support toward tuition, benefits, their own research, travel and professional learning expenses. Annual funding package - $34,000 stipend. Up to $12,000 to cover tuition and student health insurance. $2000 Research, Travel, Engagement, and Development Fund.
For more information, visit or email Dr. Sara Hart at

Applicants will apply through their doctoral program, with some deadlines as early as December 1, 2020. Please see the doctoral program of interest for specific info on application requirements and deadlines.


Golden Key Research Scholarships

Must be a member to apply. Supports members’ research and/or presentation of research at conferences. Deadlines vary by award.
Next scholarship deadline: December 13, 2020 
See website for details.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and Grant Programs

ACLS is one of the leading private institutions supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose. ACLS seeks to embed our commitment to inclusive excellence in all fellowship and grant programs. For the purpose of these competitions, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art history and architectural history; classics; economics; ethnic studies; film and media studies; gender studies; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric and communication; science and technology studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Deadlines vary by award.
 See website for details.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty in academia and more specifically at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates with doctoral degrees (PhD) to teach, conduct research, and serve as administrators at the college and university level. Up to 50 fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution).
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Deadline: January 15, 2021


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