Early Career Support Resources
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) - USA
Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.
American Physical Society (APS) - USA
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - USA
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
DOCTORAL/POSTDOCTORAL LEADING TO TENURE
Margaret Clayton - Women in Research Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010 (deadline 3 July)
Monash University, Australia
The Faculty of Science has established the Margaret Clayton - Women in Research Postdoctoral Fellowship to attract female early career researchers with outstanding potential to undertake research in areas of identified faculty research strength or emerging research potential.
International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training:
- Fellowships are for 8 to 12 months of work. They are intended to enhance the original research or scholarship on which a postgraduate applicant is already engaged. First year doctoral students and applicants just beginning their research are not eligible. Fellowships are the equivalent of 8,000 to 10,000 Swiss francs.
- Grants are for a minimum of 2 months of work. They are awarded for specialized training, independent research, or to assist in the completion of a postgraduate degree. Grants are from 3,000 to 6,000 Swiss francs.
- IFUW Recognition Awards are for a minimum of 2 months of work. IFUW
Recognition Awards are 1,000 Swiss francs.
The Third World Organization for Women in Sciences (TWOWS)
The Third World Organization for Women in Science offers a fellowship to women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and other Least Developed Countries, including Mauritania, Sudan, and Yemen, wishing to pursue a PhD at universities outside of their own country. The fellowship covers travel, tuition, and living expenses for up to three years. Each fellowship will be offered for a maximum of three years and will cover travel expenses and a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution. The applicant can enrol as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country. In this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for a maximum of three years.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The Australian Federation of University Women - Qld Inc. (AFUW-Q)
The AFUW-Q fellowships are open to women scholars who: (a) are graduates of a recognized tertiary institution from any country who are intending to take up or continue postgraduate studies at a recognized tertiary institution in Queensland, Australia, or (b) have graduated at a recognized tertiary institution in Queensland and are intending to take up or continue postgraduate studies at a recognized tertiary institution elsewhere. The value of the Fellowships is at least the equivalent of, or better than an Australian Postgraduate Award. The number awarded each year depends on the funds available.
Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowships
Women of any nationality pursuing a PhD/doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related scineces and aerospace-related engineering are eligible. The Fellowship of US $10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited graduate courses and degrees. Students must be registered in a PhD/doctoral program when funds are received in September and December. Current Amelia Earhart Fellows may apply to renew their Fellowship for a second year through the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science (SDE/GWIS)
To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student, or engaged in post-doctoral or early-stage junior faculty academic research, and demonstrate financial need for continuation or completion of their research. The major component of the research can be either applied or basic. Exact Fellowships amounts will be determined by the SDE/GWIS Fellowships Committee and will range from $5000 to $10,000.
Delta Gamma fraternity Grad School fellowships
Grants awarded on a competitive basis for scholastic excellence, contributions to chosen field, past and current Delta Gamma activities and campus and community involvement.
Monash University - Melbourne - Australia
Margaret Clayton - Women in Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Faculty of Science has established the Margaret Clayton - Women in Research Postdoctoral Fellowship to attract female early career researchers with outstanding potential to undertake research in areas of identified faculty research strength or emerging research potential. The fellowship will be funded for up to three years, with the second and third year of funding being confirmed following consideration of a report. Applicants must: be female and undertaking research or have recently undertaken research in disciplines of relevance to the faculty, be no more than five years from the date of award of a PhD, and have demonstrated potential to achieve research outcomes at an international level.