This program is intended to support promising undergraduates in the sciences or engineering, in a mentored research project that introduces the student to academic research. Ideally, the research will have potential to inform or support activity “beyond the bench”. That is, to have real-world impact relevant to non-academics. This could be through , for example, translational medicine, product development, or direct implementation efforts.
The structure of the research plan should involve a mentored research experience, wherein the undergraduate student is responsible for addressing an appropriate self-contained question relevant to the mentor’s larger ongoing study.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Two fellowships in Congress to increase and improve interaction between scientists and policy makers.
American Association of University Women American Fellowships Fellowships supporting women finishing research for publication.
American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships(Aman, Jordan) Fellowships in all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences which contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies.
American Society for Engineering Education (Various US Navy laboratories) A joint progran with the Office of Naval Research branch of the Department of the Navy Science & Technology sponsors summer faculty research and sabbatical leave in 10-week programs in areas of mutual interest to faculty member and Navy peers.
American-Scandinavian Foundation(Scandinavian countries) Support for one year of research or study relevant to Scandinavian countries in all fields. Command of host country language expected.
Association for Computing MachineryAwards from $5,000 - $250,000 for contributions to computer science.
Grants for interdisciplinary research (1) to understand how Information and Communications Technologies (e.g. mobile connectivity) can affect the environment; (2) to understand how businesses can apply research findings related to ICT products and services to operate with less environmental impact and (3) to produce university faculty and students who can contribute to solving global and regional environmental problems.
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education Senior fellowshipsto research improvements in engineering education.
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (Colorado) Visiting and sabbatical fellowships in interdisciplinary exploration of earth system sciences.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholars)800 awards for research worldwide.
Ford Foundation Tenured faculty in science, technology, and engineering serve one year with the state department as science advisors on foreign policy.
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Six to twelve month fellowships for mid-career faculty across the arts and sciences, though not for artists who interpret other people’s work (yes for composers or choreographers, no for performers or directors of compositions or choreography).
Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) One term to multi-year visiting member fellowships in history of arts and sciences (combining humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature), math, and natural and social sciences.
Italian Academy at Columbia University Resident Fellowships(New York) One- and two-semester resident fellowships to pursue studies in cultural memory in global society, including scientific and technological connections and the neuroscience of cultural memory.
Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Visiting Professorship(Israel) Visiting professorship in any field of study at Hebrew University. Applicants must be full or associate professors AND be sponsored by a member of Hebrew University faculty.
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center(Durham, NC) Resident sabbaticals in interdisciplinary approaches to evolutionary science, including building databases and software and math modeling.
Research Associates Programs A comprehensive listing of US government-administered science and technology research conducted through sponsoring institutions.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars in Residence Program(New York) Six-month residency for research and writing on the peoples of the African Diaspora, which may include social and hard sciences if the work contributes to the humanities.
Simons Foundation Autism Research InitiativeFunding to pilot or continue research in diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory(Washington, D.C.) Visiting scientist program for up to one year in the areas of atomic and molecular physics; infrared, optical, radio, and X-ray astronomy; planetary sciences; geophysics; solar and stellar physics; and theoretical astrophysics.
United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation Grants for collaborations with Israeli researchers in science, math, economics, and sociology.