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Outside Fellowships

Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) Fellowships

(For First Year PhD Students or Graduating Masters Students)

https://ffarfellows.org/

FFAR Fellowships are for PhD students in agriculture who have a designated research advisor as well as an industrial sponsor for their research project. Fellows receive $50,000 a year for tuition and fees and living expenses for up to three years.   

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Confirmation of an industry sponsor (sponsors can include companies, foundations, NGOs, grower organizations)
  • Three years remaining in the degree program (Fall 2019 to Spring 2022)
  • A confirmed PhD faculty advisor
  • (Some international students) TOEFL Score indicating a minimum of 25/30 for listening, speaking, writing

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Applications Available starting Dec. 15th
  • Stipend + Professional Development category: February 15th, 2019
  • Professional Development category: April 15th, 2019

Fulbright Fellowship for Graduate Students

 (For second and third-year PhD Students)

 Purdue- specific information:  https://www.purdue.edu/niso/scholarship/majorlist/fulbright.html

 National information: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

Travel abroad to conduct a year of independent research in another country! Funding provides living expenses and project costs.  The applicant’s project/research proposal may include university coursework, independent library, lab, or field research, or special projects in the social sciences, life sciences, or visual and performing arts.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants need to be US citizens
  • Bachelor's degree required - but not a Ph.D. - by the beginning date of the grant
  • For travel to non-English-speaking countries, the applicant must have language proficiency that supports the proposed project.

Application Instructions:

  • Complete all sections of the online application (https://iie.embark.com/auth/login)  EXCEPT recommendation information and      SUBMIT through the Embark portal. This will include completing the many sections online as well as uploading both statements and all transcripts.
  • Send personal statement and statement of grant purpose to niso@purdue.edu in Word doc format.

CTSI Postdoctoral Challenge Grant Funding to Utilize CTSI Facilities

(For current postdocs)

https://www.indianactsi.org/projectdevelopment/funding/all-open-rfps/#PDC201902

This grant poses a unique opportunity to submit a proposal for using CTSI core facilities for patient treatment investigations, animal studies, and other translational research trials. Recipients of the grant receive $5,000-worth of one year access to facilities listed at https://www.indianactsi.org/servicecores/.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • For researchers in biomedical technology who work with clinical trials, human studies, or adaptation of patient treatment.
  • Have earned a Ph.D.
For questions, contact Tommy Sors at tsors@purdue.edu
Application Deadline Dates:
  • February 22, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Writing Fellowship

(For Current Graduate Students)

https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/application-calendar

The National Endowment for the Arts grants a fellowship of $25,000 to an eligible graduate student in a field related to creative writing for their submission of prose or poetry and for their successful record of previous creative writing publications.

Eligibility Requirements:

Have a creative writing publication record that meets the criteria listed here: https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/applicant-eligibility

US citizenship or permanent residency

Application Deadline Dates:

March 6th  

National Institute of Justice Fellowships for Social and Behavioral Sciences Graduate Students

(For Current PhD Students, any year of their program)

https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15466.pdf

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides 10 – 20 fellowships a year to graduate students whose doctoral research has relevance to crime and criminal justice in the United States.  As stated in the NIJ mission statement, “We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.” Typical NIJ fellowships provide three years of support with a stipend of $35,000 annually.

Interested Purdue applicants must coordinate with the Fellowship Office (fellowships@purdue.edu) in order to ensure that the Fellowship Office can submit their application. Students do not submit their application on their own.


Eligibility Requirements:

Enrollment in a full-time doctoral program

Research area is social or behavioral science

US citizenship is NOT required.

Application Deadline Dates:

Submission Deadline (from the Fellowship Office): April 8th

Deadline to tell the Fellowship Office (fellowships@purdue.edu) that you want to apply: March 20th

Webinar Info Session Hosted by NIJ

February 27th, 1:00 pm

Click here to register

 

National Institute of Justice Fellowships for STEM Graduate Students

(For Current PhD Students, any year of their program)

https://www.nij.gov/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/Pages/grf-stem.aspx

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides 10 – 20 fellowships a year to graduate students whose doctoral research has relevance to crime and criminal justice in the United States, including forensic science. As stated in the NIJ mission statement, “We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.” Typical NIJ fellowships provide three years of support with a stipend of $35,000 annually.

Interested Purdue applicants must coordinate with the Fellowship Office (fellowships@purdue.edu) in order to ensure that the Fellowship Office can submit their application. Students do not submit their application on their own. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a full-time doctoral program
  • STEM fields eligible include Anthropology (physical), Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Geoscience, Geographical Information Systems, Information Sciences, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Pathology, Physics, and Engineering.
  • US citizenship is NOT required.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Submission Deadline (from the Fellowship Office): April 17th
  • Deadline to tell the Fellowship Office (fellowships@purdue.edu) that you want to apply: March 20th

Dimitris Chorafas Foundation - $5,000 Prize

(For PhD students)

Chorafas Foundation Award Page: https://www.weizmann.ac.il/feinberg/about/dimitris-n-chorafas-prize/about-foundation-and-prize

The Chorafas Foundation awards $5,000 prizes to successful doctoral students from universities around the world. The prize money is not considered a fellowship or grant, but simply serves as an award for the recipient to honor their hard work. Winners are selected based on number of first-author publications and the degree of application of their research to helping society. Purdue will nominate one student for the award.

To select Purdue's nominee, the Graduate School has put together the following nomination request form: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1LH0SaCmVpMsmd7

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates may not be older than 32 years of age at the time they are nominated for the prize.
  • Current doctoral student in one of the following research areas: Life Sciences & Medicine,
  • Physics, Chemistry (including nanotechnology), Mathematics, Informatics/Computer Science, Engineering of Finance & Risk Management
  • Conduct applied research that can “benefit humanity”

Deadline to Request Nomination: Use link provided above to request nomination

  • April 1st, 5:00 pm  

National Institutes of Health - NIH F31, F32, and K-Awards

(For PhD Students and Postdocs)

NIH fellowships and career awards (“K-awards”) are prestigious funding sources for graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences, health sciences, and bioengineering. See below for information on award types and upcoming information sessions.

Eligibility:

F31: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-671.html – US citizen or permanent resident who will use the fellowship during their PhD program

F32: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships/F32 – US citizen or permanent resident who will enter a postdoc term

K-awards: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/career-development/K99-R00 - no citizenship requirement, must have a PhD and less than 4 years of postdoc experience

Application Deadlines:

                -F31 and F32: April 8th, August 8th, December 8th

                -K-awards: March 12th, July 12th, November 12th

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