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PhD Funding Opportunities

While GW SMHS provides funding for PhD students, we strongly encourage students to apply for external funding. Having a fellowship during your graduate study will make you more competitive when you apply for a job after graduation. You should consider applications to PhD fellowships as well as travel awards to professional meetings. This listing below, arranged by application deadline, highlights many of the fellowships available. Please note that some fellowships are available only to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, while others are also available to international students. 

For international opportunities, please also see the NIH Fogarty International Center’s list of fellowships.

Use PIVOT to do your own search! See how these searches were done below, and feel free to tailor your search. Please contact Research Workforce Development at gwsmhsresearch@gwu.edu to report any errors in these listings.

All Biomedical Research | Cancer & Hematology | Cardiology | Genetics | Infectious Disease & Immunology | Neuroscience | Pharmacology & Physiology | Pulmonology

All Biomedical Research

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
$20,000 "American Fellows: Nov 1
International Fellows: Dec 1"
American Indian College Fund Scholarships
American Indian College Fund
  May 31
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
$2,000 Mar 31
Education and Research Fund - I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
$3,000 May 1
Cosmos Scholars
Cosmos Club Foundation
$5,000 Nov 1
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
de Karman Fellowship Trust
$22,000 Jan 31
DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
Department of Defense
  Dec 31
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE CSGF)
Department of Energy
$37,000 Jan 9
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
$18,000 Jan 1
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Ford Foundation
$24,000 Dec 6
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  Oct 9
Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  Jan 18
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  Dec 8, Apr 8, Aug 8
Research Dissertation Fellowship for Au.D. Audiologists (F32)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIDCD
  Dec 8, Apr 8, Aug 8
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
National Science Foundation
$46,000 Oct 21
Predoctoral Fellowships: Health Outcomes
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
$25,000 Feb 1
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Sigma Xi
$1,000 Mar 15, Oct 15
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships
The Hertz Foundation
  Oct 24
The GEM Fellowship Program
The National GEM Consortium
$16,000 Nov 12

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Cancer & Hematology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
ASH Scholar Award
American Society of Hematology
$50,000 Jan 15
Children's Tumor Foundation: Young Investigator Award
Children's Tumor Foundation
$32,000 Jan 4

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Cardiology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
American Heart Association
$26,844 - $53,688 Jul 11

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Genetics

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeships
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  Dec 31

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Infectious Disease & Immunology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
"Research Participation Programs at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education"
CDC
  Continuous
Autism Science Foundation
Autism Science Foundation
$25,000 Dec 31
Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program
Lupus Foundation of America
$4,000 Apr 8

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Neuroscience

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Predoctoral Research Fellowships
American Epilepsy Society
$30,000 Dec 20
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
American Psychological Association
$7,500 Sep 15
Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
American Psychological Association
  Jan 15
F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
American Psychological Foundation
$2,000 Jun 1
Sir Dennis Weatherstone- Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Autism Speaks
$35,000 Feb 27
Royal Arch Masons Research Fellowships in central processing disorder, autism and related conditions
Autism Speaks
$35,000 Feb 27
Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  Dec 8, Apr 8, Aug 8
Neuroscience Scholars Program
Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  May 1

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Pharmacology & Physiology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Carl V. Gisolfi Memorial Fund
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
$5,000 Jan 18
Doctoral Student Research Grant
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
$5,000 Jan 18
Predoctoral Fellowships: Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)
$20,000 Sep 15

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Pulmonology

Fellowship & Sponsor Funding Amount / Year Deadlines
Lung Health Dissertation Grant 
American Lung Association (ALA)
$50,000 Dec 21

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Updated March 2019