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
Office of Sicence Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program May 6, 2020 The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science are eligible to apply for the supplemental research awards provided by the SCGSR program.
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.
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.
HORIZONS Scholarship, Women in Defense Applications are accepted now through March 15, 2020. Preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, policy and diplomacy, intelligence and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) 5/6/2020 GRIP is open to active Fellows (both “on tenure” and “on reserve”) who have completed at least one year of their graduate program at the time of application and will retain their active status for at least 12 months following the application submission deadline. They must be certified by the GRFP Institution to be making satisfactory progress towards their degrees, and have fulfilled all GRFP reporting requirements. For some agencies, Fellows must be U.S. citizens.
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF) NSF 18-574 August 15-October 15, Annually The applicant has earned the doctoral degree in an appropriate scientific field within five (5) years prior to the proposal submission deadline or will complete the doctoral degree by 1 October following the proposal deadline. Click HERE to go to Application Portal
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) NSF 18-565 9/9/2020 (Second Wednesday in September, annually thereafter) The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to obtain training beyond their graduate education. …… Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches.
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) NSF 16-558 10/21/2020 (Third Wednesday in Oct annually) May not have held the doctoral degree more than 2 years as of January 1 of the year of the award; Must propose research in an area of mathematics or statistics; May not have previously been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator of an NSF award (other than a graduate research fellowship or an award in support of a conference or workshop); May not submit a research plan duplicated in another NSF proposal; Must not have previously been offered an award by the MSPRF program; and Must have a doctoral degree conferred before the postdoctoral appointment start date. Click HERE to go to Application Portal
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) NSF 19-590 Oct 19 -23, 2020, depending on the program
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) 11/1/2020 (annually thereafter) Areas of Research: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in a broad range of disciplines and in interdisciplinary areas through its Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Division, Social and Economic Sciences (SES) Division, and SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA). Track 1: Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR). Track 2: Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP).