GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE U.S.: SCIENCES


American Association of University Women  
Award: $5,000 - $12,000 for first year of graduate study  
Deadline: AAUW offers several different scholarships and deadlines vary.  Consult the website, available at the above link.  
Eligibility: Women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low, including (Architecture (M.Arch, M.S.Arch), Computer/Information Sciences (M.S.), Engineering (M.E., M.S.), Mathematics/Statistics (M.S.) and, for women of color, Business Administration (M.B.A.), Law (J.D.), and Medicine (M.D., D.O.). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  
Berry Contact:   Dr. Susan Conradsen at 706-236-5494  

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grants  
Award: Varies  
Deadline: Various  
Information: STAR is a grant funding program of the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) that provides grants and graduate fellowships in environmental science and engineering disciplines. STAR research is funded through Requests for Applications (RFAs) that concentrate on areas of significance to the EPA mission. STAR RFAs in the past have focused on air toxics, particulate matter, water quality, global change, ecosystem assessment and restoration, endocrine disrupting chemicals, economics and decision sciences, and nanotechnology, among others. NCER receives around 2000 proposals every year for STAR grants and fellowships and each year awards about 150 research grants and 125 graduate fellowships.  
Berry Contact:   Dr. Cathy Borer at 706-368-6742  

Hertz Scholarship  
Award: $28,000 plus cost of education annually toward the Ph.D.  
Deadline: October 28, 2016.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will have a bachelor’s degree and will pursue graduate studies in physical, biological and engineering sciences, and are willing to make skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency. Apply as a senior.  
Berry Contact:   Dr. Nadeem Hamid at 706-368-5632  

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)  
Award: The NSF provides three years of support for graduate study, up to $121,500, leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. See website for further details.  
Deadline: Late October/early November, depending on the field in which you are applying.  Check with Dr. Hamid if you are interested in applying for 2017-18.
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident  
Berry Contact:   Dr. Nadeem Hamid at 706-368-5632