National Funding Opportunities and Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to support exceptionally promising students as they pursue advanced study in the disciplines of the humanities.  Interested applicants must submit a request for application through the internet at (; 800.899.9963). 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Ford Fellowships are awarded to individuals who show promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. Application deadline is early November. Contact: National Research Council, Fellowship Office, 2101 Constition Ave., Washington, DC 20418 (202/334-2872; e-mail )

The National GEM Fellowship Program

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and   doctoral levels in engineering and science. Please refer to the following website for detailed information: .

National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship

NSF awards fellowships to full-time students in the early stages of graduate study in science and engineering. An annual stipend, tuition, and fees are provided for three years. The application deadline is early November. Contact the Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C. 20418.

External Funding Opportunities (The Graduate School Website)
Financial Aid for Minority Students 

Please refer to the following listings of additional funding opportunities available to underrepresented student populations: