Fellowships and Traineeships are excellent mechanisms of support for graduate students. They generally provide one or two years of stipend and tuition, often provide additional funds for travel, and other expenditures. Training grants allow the fellow or trainee to participate in a community of scholars, and they are prestigious. The Graduate School at OSU grants fellowships to outstanding applicants as well as dissertation-year fellowships for the very best students at the university. Traning programs are mostly for first to third year students, and are either offered as part of the admissions package or can result from nominations from training faculty in the program. Other intramural and extramural fellowships typically prodivde mid-career to dissertation year support. Some mechanisms are restricted to U.S. citizens (and sometimes Permanent Residents), and also some mechanisms are targeted as specific groups.
Graduate School Fellowships
- Graduate Enrichment Fellowships and University Fellowships (typically first year, awarded to applicants)
- Presidential Fellowships (dissertation year, nominated by gradaute program)
Also, see the Graduate School Funding page for many additional opportunities for graduate student support.
- NIH Cellular, Molecular, and Biochemical Sciences Program (CMBP)
- NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Program
- NIH Training Program in Neuromuscular Disease
- Center for RNA Biology Fellowships
- Pelotonia Pre-Doctoral Fellowships (cancer research)
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (must apply in first or second year)
- NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowships
- AHA Great Rivers Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowships (January deadline only)
- InfoEd SPIN Database of funding opportunities