NOAA Hollings Scholarship

The NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program provides second-year undergraduates with funding for their two remaining years of study and a paid, 10-week research internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.
Deadline: January 31, 2024 (to be confirmed)
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship recognizes second- and third-year undergraduates who are (1) pursuing studies related to the environment and stewardship of public lands OR (2) Native American and Alaskan Natives interested in issues of tribal governance or health care.

UF may endorse up to four applicants in each of the two categories for the national competition annually.
Campus Deadline: Early Spring
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship recognizes second- and third-year undergraduates committed to research careers in a non-clinical STEM discipline.

Note that this competition requires students to set up an account on the Goldwater website and complete a basic pre-application. Following pre-application approval, students will gain access to the full Goldwater application. The full application is due for the campus deadline, so please plan accordingly.

UF may endorse up to five applicants for the national competition annually.
Campus Deadline: Late Fall
Contact: Kelly J. Medley


DAAD-RISE offers STEM research internships in Germany during the summer for undergraduate students attending American universities, regardless of citizenry. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students and researchers whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. In addition to a living stipend, students are funded to present their research at a culminating conference.
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a variety of grants in over 140 countries: (1) English teaching, (2) earning a graduate degree, or (3) forming an independent research project. All Fulbright grants cover travel and a living stipend, though additional grant offerings are on a grant-by-grant basis. Applicant qualifications (degree level, any knowledge of host language, etc.) are also on a grant-by-grant basis.

Applicants must meet the campus deadline in order to be scheduled for a feedback session with the campus committee. This campus committee is made up of UF faculty with Fulbright experience, ideally in the applicant's host country. Applicants will regain access to their applications after the feedback session, allowing them to revise their applications based on feedback from the campus committee.
Campus Deadline: TBD for 2023
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship is for rising seniors and newly graduated alums interested in pursuing one of fifty-six eligible STEM Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers all expenses for the year at Cambridge, including tuition and residency at Churchill College.

UF may endorse up to two students for the national competition annually.
Campus Deadline: Mid-Fall
Cambridge Application Deadline: mid-October (typically)
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship funds graduate study in the hard sciences at the student’s choice of tenable schools. Applicants should show evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research.
Deadline: TBD for 2024
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellowships are offered annually at the Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral phase of research-based (not practice-oriented) Ph.D. or Sc.D. study, each with varying deadlines.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

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