Grants & Fellowships

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Grants and Fellowships
Grants

Another way to fund your graduate education is through grants.  There are university wide and college specific grants.  This page outlines what is available to you at Lehigh.

LU Forum Research Grants:

These grants are available to all Lehigh University students.  They are awarded based on the student-demonstrated significance of the project and its relationship to their education goals.  Preference is given to undergraduates, but graduate students with meritorious projects outside their thesis work are also considered.  These grands normally do not exceed $500 and usually are smaller, e.g., $100-200.  Proposals may be submitted at any time, but awards are made shortly after the beginning of the fall semester, according to the availability of funds. 

For more information, contact:

Professor Jonas Baltrusitis

Phone: 610-758-6836

Email: job314@lehigh.edu

College of Education Grants

Lehigh Business

P.C. Rossin College of Enginnering and Applied Science Grants

College of Arts & Sciences Grants

Outside Lehigh Grants

NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

This grant is funded through the National Science Foundations.  It is typically applied for in the fall.  Click here for more infomation. 

NSF: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

This grant is funded through the National Science Foundation.  It is typically applied for in the fall.  Click here for more information.

Searle Scholars Program

This grant is for students pursing independent research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biologial science.  Students typically apply for this grant in the fall.  Click here for more information.

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows

Microsoft offers a variety of different grants for graduate students.  Students typically apply for these in the fall.  Click here for more information.

Keck Foundation

This grant supports research in science, engineering, and medicine.  Students typically apply for this grant in the fall or spring.  Click here for more information.

NSF: Partnerships in International Research (PIRE)

This grant supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines.  Students typically apply for this grant in the spring.  Click here for more information.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

This grant was developed to meet the challenges of education U.S. Ph.D. scientists and interdisciplinary backgrounds and is inteded to develop new models of graduate education.  Students typically apply for this grant in the spring.  Click here for more information.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

This grant supports the resarch and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.  Students typically apply in the spring.  Click here for more information.

Fellowships

Graduate students may also fund their education through fellowships.  Fellowships can be found within Lehigh or through outside organizations and companies.  

Lehigh's Office of Fellowship Advising also provides a list of fellowships and scholarships for graduate students.  Click the button below to see if any of the opportunities fit your research!

Outside Graduate Fellowships

Africa and Africana Studies Dissertation Fellowship

This fellowship is through Boston College and funds students who are conducting projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Center for Engaged Scholarship

This fellowship is open for social science graduate students, including psychology and history.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

This fellowship is for students pursuing dissertations on religion and ethics.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

This fellowship provides one year support for graduate students in child psychology.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Doris Duke Fellowships for Child-Wellbeing

This fellowship funds students for up to two years to provide support with dissertation writing and provide a peer network.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

This fellowship supports students conducting dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines with the goal of increasing the ethnic and racial diversity.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program

This fellowship fund doctoral students in early American history at the McNeil Center in Philadelphia.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

This fellowship supports a year of writing and research for advanced graduate students in humanities and social sciences.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

This fellowship provides a monthly stipend for 9-12 months for original research in the humanities and social sciences.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship supports research on formal and informal education.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

NIH Individual Fellowships

This fellowship targets promising graduate students pursuing health related research.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

This fellowship seeks to "help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States."  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

NVIDIA Graduate Fellowships
This is the twentieth year that NVIDIA has invited PhD students to submit their research projects for consideration. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievements, professor nomination, and area of research. We have found this program to be a great way to support academia in its pursuit of cutting edge innovation, as well as an ideal avenue to introduce NVIDIA to the future leaders of our industry.
Pasteur PhD Partners Fellowship

This fellowship comes from the National Science Foundation and Lehigh University to support graduate stduents pursuing doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

Social Science Research Council

This fellowship supports dissertation research using non-U.S. subjects.  Click here for fellowship guidelines.

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