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Opportunities in STEM

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarships
AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of their communities. Applicants must be a member of AISES, which is open to American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Canada

Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship and Kanders Churchill Scholarship provide funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. Scholars focus on STEM subjects and receive an opportunity for independent research (often leading to publications). University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Churchill campus representatives: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu (Lincoln Center) / Maria Fortier, mfortier1@fordham.edu (Rose Hill)

Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships
Funding to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in science, mathematics, and engineering.

DAAD RISE Professional Internship
Career-building internships in Germany in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. For graduating seniors and current graduate students only.

DAAD RISE Summer Internship
Interns in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering are matched with doctoral students in research groups across Germany. For undergraduates only.

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship
DHS Scholarships provide two years’ tuition and a 10-week summer internship related to the Department of Homeland Security. Available to sophomores (or juniors, if in a five-year program) who are studying an HS-STEM field (homeland security, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Studies
Full support for up to five years of study toward a Ph.D. in the life sciences for students who plan to become faculty members at colleges and universities. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students who have participated in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Foundation awards scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these science, mathematics, and engineering. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Goldwater campus representatives: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu (Lincoln Center) / Maria Fortier, mfortier1@fordham.edu (Rose Hill)

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Hertz Fellows receive the funding and research freedom needed to pursue their Ph.D., as well as mentorship from Hertz alumni. For students of applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. For study at select schools only.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships
The Liebmann Foundation offers graduate school fellowships in all fields of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Liebmann campus representatives: Dr. Anna Beskin, beskin@fordham.edu (Lincoln Center) / Maria Fortier, mfortier1@fordham.edu (Rose Hill)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the STEM disciplines supported by DoD.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Programs
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at REU Sites in the US and abroad. Each student is associated with a specific research project, working closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Placements involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF research programs or in projects designed for the REU program. Students apply directly to an REU site.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students NSF Graduate Research Fellowships support students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The Foundation provides a $30,000 stipend (12-month tenure) and a $10,500 allowance. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the NSF GRFP campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu (Lincoln Center) / Maria Fortier, mfortier1@fordham.edu (Rose Hill)

National Security Agency Internships
Multiple internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students pertaining to different facets of the NSA's work. Mostly for STEM students.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service
The SMART Scholarship is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.