GSBS Awards and Funding Opportunities
External Funding Opportunities
These fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Contact Dr. Vicki Knutson Victoria.P.Knutson@uth.tmc.edu; 713-500-9870) for application information and deadlines.
The National Science Foundation. These are three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering. Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. College seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering are eligible to apply.
Ford Foundation. These fellowships are awarded to those individuals, who in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior scholarship and show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and a member of an under-represented minority as defined by the Foundation. The award includes a stipend plus tuition and fee allowance for up to three years and expenses paid for three Ford Fellows Conferences, held each fall.
Individual National Research Service Awards (Predoctoral Fellowships). These fellowships were created by the Congress of the United States to help ensure highly trained scientists would be available in adequate numbers in appropriate research areas to carry out the nation’s biomedical research agenda. Some specialized individual fellowships are available in Mental Health, Underrepresented Ethnic Minority, Cancer Biology, and Neurobiology. Students must be U.S. citizens and in good academic standing.
Fulbright Program for U.S. Students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this program provides U.S. graduate students the opportunity to conduct a portion of their studies/research internationally. Grants are awarded to support one academic year of study/research abroad. To be eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens with a baccalaureate degree, in good health, and proficient in the written/spoken language of the intended host country. The Fulbright Program Advisor for the Health Science Center is Dr. Vicki Knutson.