Funding Opportunities

Friends of Hopkins' Graduate Research Grants 

Designed to provide Hopkins’ graduate students with research opportunities that would otherwise not be available.

Funds can be requested for equipment, travel, and lodging related to that travel. Funds cannot not be requested for scientific meetings, salary, meals, or publication expenses. 

Application deadline: March 1

Requests up to $7,000 will be considered.

Cooperative research proposals are highly encouraged. Please email Abby McConnell for more information regarding the application process.

Stanford Funding Resources and Financial Aid

Graduate Cash Advance – Helps graduate students with expenses before their graduate financial support is posted to their student account and/or TA/RA salary is paid

Graduate Student Aid Fund – Assists with University fees (i.e., health services fee, health insurance)

Graduate Grant-in-Aid Funds – If graduate students experience an unexpected financial hardship (e.g., medical, legal), it is possible to apply for grant-in-aid (small grants, not loans)

Financial Aid Office – Information and application forms for federally subsidized student loans

Graduate Housing Loan – assists with move-in costs for off-campus housing

Opportunity Fund – assistance with expenses (including conference travel) for diversity and first-generation students (SUNet ID login required)

Biosciences Travel Grant Program – defray conference fees including registration, travel, lodging, and food

Student Budget – provides estimated expenses

Bechtel – provides information on on-campus employment, CPT, OPT, internships and tax information for international students

Student Financial Services – provides information about the bill, tax information, third party sponsor invoicing, etc.

Mind Over Money – free online financial literacy tool

School of Humanities & Sciences website – information about graduate awards & fellowships

Gateway to Financial Activities – provides administrative resources (e.g., sign-up for direct deposit, tax treaty information)

Stanford Fellowships and Other Funding

General Stanford Fellowships

Stanford CEHG Trainee Grants and Fellowship

VPGE SGIF Fellowship

VPGE Funding

Additional Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Underwater Sciences

AMNH Collection Study Grant

APS Lewis and Clark Fund

The Company of Biologists (Cambridge, UK) (travel grant)

Conchologists of America

Constance E. Boone Award, Houston Conchology Society

ESA Graduate Student Policy Award

Explorers Club Grant

Fulbright Program - US

Fulbright-Hays

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

Henry Luce Foundation 

International Women's Fishing Association Scholarship

International Society for Reef Studies

J. Francis Allen Scholarship Award

Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research

Lindbergh Foundation Grant

Living Oceans Foundation

Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

National Geographic Society Waitt Grant

National Geographic Society

NIH K Series Awards 

NOAA Scholarships

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant

Ocean Park Foundation Grant

PARC Beginning Scientist Exchange Program

PADI Funding and Scholarship Opportunities for Divers

Rolex Award for Enterprise

Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grants and Scholarships

Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships