Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Flowchart: Pursuing Funding Opportunities for NMSU Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Applicants interested in these opportunities should contact Ms. Chong-Hwey Fee, Office of Research Administration Services.


Title Pre-proposal Proposal Special Restrictions
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory opporunities [1] Visiting Sudnet Research Program  [2] Year Round Internship Program [3] Maximizing Student Potential Program  All qualified applicants, including invited candidates, may apply throughout the year by sending an email to Internships and fellowships are offered by the JPL Education Office for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Internships and fellowships have a strong educational and research component, allowing students to gain valuable experience in their field of study. Students are paired with a mentor for a specific research or mission project and are required to do a final presentation to demonstrate what they’ve learned and how they have contributed to JPL research.
Student employment is offered by JPL Human Resources as an internship option for both non-STEM and STEM majors. Student employment focuses on giving students career experience at JPL and introducing them to the laboratory workforce and operations.
Note: While interns, fellows and student employees come to JPL through different channels and for different opportunities, the JPL student community is very much that: a community. The JPL Education Office and Human Resources work closely to ensure that all students have the same stellar experience at JPL, with opportunities to network, participate in tours, lectures and career advisement, and ready themselves for a bright future.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education contact The program is seeking postdocs that have experience in modeling and large data sets and have a foundational knowledge of the physics or engineering applicable in learning to create high-fidelity synthetic data. Within the proposed project, there are multiple opportunities available to engage in your applied research and evaluation interests
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF) NSF 19-574 Proposals accepted anytime Geospace Track: Science that aligns with the Aeronomy, Magnetospheric Physics or Solar Terrestrial Physics program; * Atmospheric Track: Science that aligns with the Atmospheric Chemistry, Physical and Dynamic Meteorology, Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics or Paleoclimate program.
National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine Deadlines vary depending on program Visit  National Academies website to see all current opportunities: NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP);
Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program ;
ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships Program; Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs; Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship; Jefferson Science Fellows Program; NETL Methane Hydrates Fellowship Program; The Optical Society, Foundation Fellowships.
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Deadlines vary Visit NAS website to see all current opportunities
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in High Performance Computing & Prediction of Geospatial Dynamics (USDA-ARS-2020-0007) Rolling This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration status. Click HERE to see Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details:Click HERE to see all current at Agricultural Research Services
New Mexico Geological Society Grants-in-Aid Grants-in-Aid deadline is typically the 3rd Friday in February Multiple scholarships and awards. Undergraduate students are eligible for some scholarships and awards. Visit NMGS website for details. Click HERE to go to Application Portal.
Post-doc Fellowship at MBARI 1/20/2021 Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering. Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments.
MIF Research Fellowship Program To be announced This program is available only for those who have no previous experiences in Japan. Thus, your case does not meet our eligibility requirement. Our program is offered for those whose length of research stay in Japan is between three and six months.
Fellowship Program for International Postdoctoral Researchers 2/1/2021 The fellowship program is open to international candidates who have received a PhD from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel less than 4 years from the time of application (not including parental or medical leave), or who will receive a PhD from a recognized higher education institution outside of Israel prior to the commencement of the fellowship. The program will commence on October 1, 2021. Fellows may arrive beginning June 2021 and until March 1, 2022.
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship 2/1/2021 Outstanding scientists from outside TUM, who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas together with a TUM Research Group are eligible for a TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship. The TUM-IAS awards up to 5 Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships each year. The Fellowships last 3 years, of which Fellows are expected to stay at TUM in Munich, Germany for 9 months. Candidates are required to have the commitment of the university to provide the required matching for the fellowship: At least 25% in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, and at least 50% in the fields of STEM.
Awards for Geochronology Students Research 2/1/21 The AGeS program is a collaborative strategy for supporting community access to geochronology data and expertise. AGeS2 is supported by a 3-year, cross-programmatic award from NSF that offers opportunities for graduate students to develop the scientific rationale for projects involving geochronology and then provides them with hands-on experience acquiring data in labs, all while being mentored by geochronologists. 
Software Engineering Intern, Summer 2021 2/1/21 Minimum Qualifications::* Currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field * Experience with Data Structures or Algorithms.
GSA Graduate Student Research Grants 2/3/21 The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. 
Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship 2/15/21 Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution.
Thomas Jefferson Fund 2/24/21 Jefferson Fund aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. Applications are accepted in the following fields: *Humanities and Social Science (HSS), * Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TEM), *Science for Society (interdisciplinary ) STEM-HSS
Software Developer Internship, Embedded Systems, PhD, 2021 (multiple locations) 2/26/21 Minimum Qualifications:  *Currently pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, similar technical field of study (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology) or equivalent practical experience. *Development experience in embedded systems/firmware design
Software Developer Internship, Security, PhD, 2021 (multiple locations) 2/26/21 Qualification *Currently pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology) or equivalent practical experience.*Experience in applications security, cryptography, network security, systems security or malware analysis.
Software Engineering Intern, Security, PhD, 2021 (multiple locations) 2/26/21 Minimum Qualifications: • Currently pursuing a PhD degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology) or equivalent practical experience. *Experience in applications security, cryptography, network security, systems security or malware analysis.)
The Academic Research Institute in Iraq Fellowship Estimated 5/15/2021 (will be announced 1/2021) The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) is inviting post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers to conduct research focused on subjects in historical academic fields from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Iraq. Potential projects include: research in archives in Europe, Turkey, or India, interviews with Iraqis living abroad, remote sensing of ancient Iraqi landscapes, collaboration between a U.S. scholar and an Iraqi living in Iraq. Financial awards are up to  $7,000 and based on merit by a review panel consisting of scholars from member universities.
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) program Estimated 10/1/21 Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the CRLT Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction. Applicants must conduct research and language study for 3-9 months in the field. Participants must have at least an intermediate level of language proficiency. Fellowships range from $5K-$25K.
Title VIII Research Scholar Program Estimated 10/1/21 The program offers support for graduate students, faculty, Ph.D. candidates, post-doctorate, and independent scholars to conduct policy-relevant research for 3-9 months in Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Southeast Europe and Moldova. The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships ranges from $5K to $25K each. Typical awards include: international roundtrip airfare from the scholar’s home city to his/her host city overseas, academic affiliation at a leading local university, visa(s), opportunity for housing with a local host family and a living stipend. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible.
USA to Australia Fellowship Program 10/15/21 The Association awards Fellowships each year at the graduate (Masters, PhD or Postdoctoral) level of up to $40,000 USD for US scholars undertaking advanced research or study in Australia. Fellowships are available for Americans who will benefit from doing research or study in the fields of biophotonics, engineering, environmental and marine sciences, mathematics, medicine, sciences, sustainability and technology. Applicants must make their own arrangements for university affiliation and have a confirmed placement by the time the Fellowship is awarded. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents doing research or study at the graduate level.
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Estimated 12/10/21 ODI's prestigious Fellowship Scheme gives postgraduate economists and statisticians the chance to work in developing country public sectors as local civil servants on two-year contracts.
The prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Progarmme Rolling The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme is a funded opportunity for academics to reside in Cambridge, UK as they do research into building a sustainable economy. The Programme aims to foster new transdisciplinary thinking on sustainability in a large variety of fields, leading to practical insights, tools and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organizations alongside important advances in fundamental knowledge. There are specific opportunities open in specialized fields listed on their website.
Visiting Erskine Fellows Rolling Each year, some 70 distinguished, international academic visitors who are already advanced in the learning of any subject taught in the Faculties of Commerce, Engineering or Science are invited to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand for durations of 1-3 months for the purpose of giving lectures in such subjects to students of the University. Each Visiting Erskine Fellow receives a grant-in-aid which takes account of up to two return air fares and a daily allowance towards living expenses. A visitor must be nominated by the Department concerned.
PhD Bridging Program Rolling The Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) is offering facilities for current Ph.D. candidates who want to complete field research in Indonesia. Candidates from the following fields are encouraged to apply: law, politics, education, gender, sociology, or anthropology. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have proof of completion.