List of external organizations/foundations offering fellowships and grants. 

Links to search engines to help students conduct their own searches for outside funding can be found on UCR’s Office of Research website. Click on the “For Students” tab, then highlight “Funding Opportunities.” There you will find several links to different search engines that will help you in your search for outside funding.  

Below is a list of major links for fellowship opportunities: 

Social Sciences 
Biological and Medical Sciences 
Physical Sciences & Engineering 

American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program 
A program to encourage underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences 

American Society for Engineering Education 
Offers a variety of fellowships, scholarships, and internships in Engineering 

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) 
Funding for PhD students pursuing research in stewardship science 

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships 
Fellowships for students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering 

GEM Fellowships in Engineering for Minority Students 
Fellowships for underrepresented graduate students in Science and Engineering 

Geological Society of America 
Offers grants to provide partial support of master’s and doctoral theses involved in the geological sciences 

Graduate Women in Science 
Research grants 

Link Foundation Energy Fellowships 
Fellowships for students working towards a Ph.D in the energy fields 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
A graduate researchers project including a summer internship with NASA 

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship Program 
Supports graduate students in research 

National Physical Science Consortium 
Graduate fellowships for research and dissertation 

National Research Council 
Fellowships for students in the Sciences and Engineering 

National Science Foundation 
Graduate research fellowships 

Society of Geophysicists Foundation Grants 
Supports students in the field of geophysics