Chemistry Scholarships and Grants

Bookmark this scholarship page for your easy access next time.
Scholarship Name Scholarship Value Deadline
Postdoctoral Research Program $73,500 01/01/2075

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico offers up to 30 postdoctoral scholars an opportunity to research and publish in a scientific environment. The program selection is based on detailed research proposals plus academic and research excellence. Scholars will advance knowledge in basic and applied science, and strengthen national scientific and technical capabilities. The position is a pathway to build a career path for postdoctoral scholars. The laboratory's focus is on defense and weapons systems, arms control programs, and basic research in national security and energy needs. LANL is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, about 35 miles from Santa Fe.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program $44,000 November 18

Applicants must be full-time students who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study and be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents. The fields of study are interdisciplinary, computer and information science and engineering, mathematical sciences, geosciences, psychology, social sciences, life sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy and engineering.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - PGS Doctoral Scholarship $21,000 (Canadian) per year. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/15/2016 )

Note: The October 15 deadline is for direct application. Individuals applying through a Canadian university should note that there will be earlier departmental and university deadlines. Please consult the funder's website for more information.

NSERC supports Canadian citizens in doctoral programs in the natural sciences or engineering including civil and mechanical engineering; chemical, biomedical and materials science engineering; electrical engineering; computing sciences; mathematical sciences; physics and astronomy; chemistry; earth sciences; evolution and ecology; cellular and molecular biology; plant and animal biology; and psychology. The scholarships offers support for 2-3 years.

PhRMA Foundation - Pharmaceutics Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships $20,000 per year. Anticipated 9/2017 ( Previous deadline 9/1/2016 )

Fellowships support research into the design and evaluation of contemporary pharmaceutical dosage forms and systems to ensure their safety, efficacy, and reliability, using multidisciplinary approaches with significant underpinnings from basic sciences such as physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, and biophysics. (Investigations into the fundamental aspects of pharmacokinetics are not included since these are covered by PhRMA Foundation programs in pharmacology and toxicology.) Fellowships provide 1-2 years of support.

Predoctoral Fellowships

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship $20,000 November 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is eligible to pursue graduate study at a participating NPSC-member university. Minimum 3.0 GPA, application, transcripts, GRE general exam scores, and three to five letters of recommendation required.
Award includes tuition and fees plus stipend.
Recipient must maintain acceptable academic standing and full-time status to retain fellowship.
Awarded quarterly.
Study areas: astronomy, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, geology, materials science, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, physics and sub disciplines

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Graduate Scholarship

Scholarships of $5,000 and $10,000 are available.

Anticipated 6/2017 ( Previous deadline 6/30/2016 )

The scholarship is offered to graduate student in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field. The scholarship is for the semester following the deadline.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship $10,000 June 30

Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident over 16 years old who is enrolled at an accredited college/university pursuing a degree in biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry, or related life science field. Minimum 3.0 GPA and official transcripts required. Resume, recommendations, and projects are optional.
Study areas: biology, bio-chemistry, chemistry

Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship $10,000 11/01/2017

The Origins Project at Arizona State University (ASU), located in Tempe, is offering one award to an outstanding junior scholar who recently got their PhD. This award is the largest of its kind in the world. In addition to participating in the awards ceremony, the winner will give 4 talks on his or her research, as well as participate in other Origins Project events.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship $5,000|$10,000 November 8

To provide educational support for the next generation of scientists as they prepare for careers in research, science and medicine.

APPLY: International Postgraduate Research Studentships at University of Liverpool in UK, 2017 £9,135 12/19/2018

Description: The University of Liverpool is inviting applications for International Postgraduate Research Studentships. These studentships will offer full tuition waiver to a small number of highly qualified international students at the Department of Chemistry. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Recycling Research Foundation's National Scholarship $5,000 June 1

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.
Study areas: chemical engineering, chemistry, economics, electrical, electronic and computer engineering, environmental engineering, geoengineering, industrial design, industrial engineering, industrial technology, law, manufacturing engineering, material science, mechanical engineering, public and environmental affairs, software engineering, transportation and engineering management

Minority Scholarships $5,000 09/30/2017

Xerox awards about 120 scholarships for underrepresented graduate students in the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. With this program, Xerox supports minority students' academic success.

GSCAA Scholars Competition $3,500 June 1

Applicant must have completed at least the first year of a collegiate turfgrass management program and be planning a career as a golf course superintendent. Selection is based upon academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from college advisors and golf course superintendents or other employers. International students attending a US institution may also apply.
Study areas: botany, chemistry, forestry, golf course management, horticulture, plant science, turfgrass science

Postgraduate Scholarships for UK and EU Students at Cardiff University in UK, 2017 £3,000 07/05/2017

Cardiff University is pleased to offer Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2017-2018. Scholarship scheme supports home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master’s programme in September 2017. This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens. Cardiff University is a public research university located in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, it became one of the founding colleges of the University of Wales in 1893, and in 1997 received (but held in abeyance) its own degree-awarding powers. All overseas applicants whose first language is not English must have a standard level of English that will enable them to benefit fully from their course of study.

APPLY: Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships [£3,000 value] at University of Edinburgh in UK, 2017-2018 £3,000 09/28/2017

Description: The University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships. International students from outside the United Kingdom and European Union are eligible to apply. The Tercentenary International Masters Scholarships Scheme helps outstanding postgraduate taught masters students from outside the United Kingdom and European Union to study in the School of Chemistry by providing for some of the costs of their training. The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring the equivalent of a first-class honours degree or upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university or institution.

Eloise Gerry Fellowship $3,000 December 1

Applicant must be a woman who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.
Study areas: biological sciences, chemical sciences

Dr. Jerry L. Curnutt Endowed Scholarship $3,000 December 1

Applicant must be a junior at Franklin College pursuing a degree in chemistry.
Study areas: chemistry

The University of Strathclyde, UK 2017 Science Undergraduate Scholarships £2000 09/01/2017

The Faculty of Science at University of Strathclyde is offering a range of scholarships for international students in 2017-2018. These scholarships will be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the academic year in September/October 2017. The aim of the scholarship is to recognise academic achievement and to attract the best science students from across the globe. The Faculty of Science is one of the UK’s leading faculties of science, providing a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study. The University accepts a number of English language tests as proof of proficiency in English. IELTS is the most widely available, and our current standard requirements are: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

Faculty of Science Undergraduate Elite Scholarships at University of Strathclyde, UK £2000 09/01/2017

The Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde offers scholarships for international students to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the academic year in September/October 2017. The Faculty of Science is one of the UK’s leading faculties of science, providing a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study. The University accepts a number of English language tests as proof of proficiency in English. IELTS is the most widely available, and our current standard requirements are: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5). Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time undergraduate programme at the Faculty of Science in the field of Computer and information sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and statistics, Physics, Pharmacy and biomedical sciences Worth of Award £2000 scholarships towards course tuition fees are available in each year of study of a full-time undergraduate programme. Eligibility To apply for a Science Elite scholarship, candidates must: Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the academic year in September/October 2017. Hold an offer of study on a course at the University of Strathclyde Be paying full international fees Some scholarships have restrictions on other funding you can accept. This means that you if you are awarded two Strathclyde scholarships you will have to decide which scholarship to accept. How to Apply: Applications should be made online. Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2017. Click here for more details and to apply

Dennis Raveling Scholarship $2,000 October 31

Applicant must be pursuing an advanced degree in wildlife, zoology, botany, ecology or other biological science that are related to wetlands ecology. Selection is based on dedication to wetland preservation, high academic achievement and the merit of the project submitted.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program $1,500 July 15

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment with a declared major in a science-related field. Applicant must make a top 10 list of reasons why they think science is awesome and write a personal statement on how they plan to use their degree to further advance science in their field of interest.
Study areas: science-related field

Donna Weistrop and David B. Shaffer Scholarship $1,000 December 1

Applicant must be a master's student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate college pursuing a degree in astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, or physics. Preference given to students in physics or astronomy. Minimum 3.5 GPA, resume, statement of purpose, unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation required. Recipient must remain in good standing in degree program and complete a minimum of six graduate credits each semester of the scholarship year.
Study areas: astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, physics

David R. Jones IV Scholarship $1,000 December 31

Applicant must have completed their sophomore year at an accredited college or university and be majoring in a field that is related to asphalt paving technology, such as civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or other related majors. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and interest in the field of asphalt technology.
Study areas: civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry

NAR Scholarship Program, Robert L. Cannon Educator Award, and NAR Extracurricular Activity Grant $500 June 1st

Did you know that if you are NAR member between the ages of 17 and 22 attending college or a vocational school that you may be eligible to receive a scholarship?

Couponbirds "Help to Save" Scholarship $500 10/21/2017

To assist students in reducing their tuition fee burden and collect their smart ways of saving money, couponbirds starts the Couponbirds "Help to Save" Scholarship program. The most sparkling idea and response will be drawn to present at our site and rewarded with prize.

Shibley-Hicks Scholarship Unspecified June 15

16 DTU H.C. Ørsted Fellowships for International Researchers in Denmark – 2017 Unspecified 07/01/2017

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for up to 16 H.C. Ørsted fellowships for researchers, which is co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. These fellowships are open to young talented researchers from all over the world. The Programme will contribute to the researcher’s career development, broadening and be deepening individual competencies through exposure to an international and multidisciplinary environment. The Programme is based on incoming mobility and will enable experienced researchers from all over the world to carry out curiosity-driven, bottom-up research projects within all branches of engineering science at DTU. Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is recognized internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and the natural sciences, renowned for business-oriented approach, focus on sustainability, and amazing study environment.

Mozilla - Fellowships in Open Source and Data Sharing in the Life/Natural Sciences $60,000 stipend. Anticipated 7/2017 ( Previous deadline 7/15/2016 )

Fellowships are for early-career researchers working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open in the life and natural sciencesFellows remain at their home institution but receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source and data sharing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices. Fellows spend up to 20% of their time on continuing their personal research. Fellowships are for 10 months.

Germany Scholarships for International Students at University of Koblenz-Landau, 2017 Unspecified 15 July2017

The University of Koblenz-Landau is inviting applications for Successful Start Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to international students for pursuing masters (M.Sc.) program start their studies in the winter semester 2017-2018.The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) - Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research into Complex Biological Systems Stipend, child allowance, and relocation allowance vary according to country. Anticipated 8/2017 ( Previous deadline 8/25/2016 )

Postdoctoral fellowships support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems, with emphasis placed on novel approaches that cross disciplinary boundaries, in laboratories in HFSP Member Countries. Fellowships are open to scientists from biophysics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and nanoscience. Research should focus on new approaches for understanding the complex structures and regulatory networks that characterize the evolution and interactions of organisms and biological systems. Fellowships are for 3 years. Fellows may choose to stay for up to three years in the host country or use the last year of their fellowship to return to their home country or to move to another HFSPO member country.

PhRMA Foundation Pharmaceutics Pre Doctoral Fellowships Unspecified September 1.

To support advanced students who will have completed the bulk of their pre-thesis requirements and are starting their thesis research by the time the award is activated.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) - Postdoctoral Career Award at the Scientific Interface


The awardprovides the following levels of support during the postdoctoral portion of the award, i.e., years 1-2:
Salary and Research: $65,000.
Administrative Fee: $5,000.
Annual Total: $70,000.

The award provides the following le

Anticipated 9/2017 ( Previous deadline 9/6/2016 )

NOTE: The 9/1/16 deadline is for a preproposal. The full proposal will be due 1/9/17.

Sloan Research Fellowships Unspecified September 16.

To stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Sloan Research Fellowships Unspecified September 16.

To stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Exxon Mobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program Unspecified October 1

Applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree in geoscience, engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, math, or geography. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a history of academic excellence and native fluency in Arabic, demonstrate English proficiency, exhibit exceptional leadership skills and cultural competency, be willing and able to travel to a regional location for a final selection activity, and be willing and able to reside in the United States for the full duration of study. Award is to assist in the completion of a master's or Ph.D. degree.

Stanford University - Molecular Imaging Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Stipend, supplies and travel funds.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/3/2016 )

Fellowships support postdoctoral scholars through an integrated, three-year cross-disciplinary training program at Stanford University that brings together 33 faculty mentors from 14 departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Molecular imaging, the non-invasive monitoring of specific molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms, continues to expand its applications in the detection and management of cancer. SMIS faculty mentors provide a diverse training environment spanning biology, physics, mathematics, biocomputation/biomedical informatics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cancer biology, immunology, and medical sciences. Fellows conduct innovative molecular imaging research that is co-mentored by faculty in complementary disciplines. Fellows also engage in specialized coursework, seminars, national conferences, clinical rounds, including ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. The fellowship offers support for three years.

Lindau-Nobel Laureate Meeting 2017 (Chemistry) - Travel Awards

The award includes airfare, lodging, meals, ground transportation, and student participation fee.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/7/2016 )

The Lindau-Nobel Meeting, held annually in Lindau, Germany, brings Nobel Laureates together with top students from around the world for a week of lectures and small-group discussions.  Each meeting has a theme, and the 2017 theme is Chemistry.  The meeting will take place June 25-30, 2017.

The National Science Foundation, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), and Mars, Inc., will sponsor a limited number of graduate students nationwide for the full cost of attending the meeting, and attendees will be selected through an evaluation process that takes into consideration students' interest in attending the meeting and their record of research accomplishments.

IBM - PhD Fellowships Unspecified Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/26/2016 )

NOTE: A student must be nominated by a faculty member, and a department may submit up to two nominations in addition to any renewal nominations.

Fellowships supports PhD students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and cognitive computing), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas. Fellowships are for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Focus areas for 2017-18:

IBM PhD Fellowship Program unspecified 10/27/2017

Exceptional technology and science fellows are matched up with an International Business Machines (IBM) mentor to intern at an IBM research lab for 1-3 years. Fellowships are awarded annually for study at any university world-wide. The IBM Fellowship Program is intended to honor exceptional PhD students in disciplines of mutual interest, fundamental to innovation and on demand business. IBM hopes to retain doctoral students with an interest in problem solving, by making connections with colleges and technical faculty. This fellowship is renewable.

Departmental Entrance Scholarship Unspecified August 1; November 15

Applicant must be enrolled in the Inst for Cooperative Education.
Study areas: Building engineering, chemistry, computer science, economics, exercise science, mathematics, physics

Henry R. Kreider Scholarships in Chemistry Unspecified December 1

Applicant must be a junior or senior majoring in chemistry. Selection is based upon merit, financial need, and character.
Renewable if specific criteria are met.
Study areas: chemistry

Fully-funded Scholarship Positions in Neuroscience Positions at The IMPRS for Brain and Behavior – 2017 Unspecified 12/14/2017

The International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior at the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University is a collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Max Planck associated Center for Advanced European Science and Research (caesar). The school offers a completely funded international PhD training and research program in the neurosciences – in either Bonn, Germany or Jupiter, Florida.  The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.

International Postgraduate Research Studentships at University of Liverpool in UK, 2017 Unspecified 12/18/2017

The University of Liverpool seeks applications for International Postgraduate Research Studentships. These studentships will offer full tuition waiver to a small number of highly qualified international students at the Department of Chemistry. The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its royal charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original “red brick” civic universities. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University. Studentships are available for pursuing PhD programme in Chemistry and related disciplines only. Worth of Award Recipients of the studentship will Receive full waiver of tuition and student fees for up to 42 months as long as they make adequate progress. Not be required to demonstrate (teach). Eligibility Applicants should be international students with a BSc degree or be in the final year of a BSc degree programme in Chemistry (broadly defined) or a related discipline with the overall undergraduate GPA of 80% or better as determined by our admissions office. In exceptional cases, applicants with a GPA below 80% will be considered IF they have GRE Quantitative, Analytical and Chemistry scores in 80 percentile or better. Met the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University and UK Visa requirements. Demonstrated aptitude for research in chemistry through, for example, research component of their undergraduate degree. Successfully passed the admissions interview conducted by the staff of the department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. Be able to prove access to funds up to £9,135 per year to cover your maintenance costs (living expenses in order to obtain the UK student visa).  International students can apply for these scholarships.   How to Apply Interested applicants should send a single pdf file containing (in this order) to Dr Roman Boulatov via email for initial review: 1 page covering letter, describing how you meet the requirements of the programme, A CV (2 page maximum), A full or partial undergraduate transcript (first an official English translation, followed by documents in the language of issue) MSc students should also submit their BSc certificate/diploma), and results of any tests taken (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL and/or GREs) Deadline The programme has no deadline: applications are reviewed as they are received. Applications received after 1st August will be considered for admission starting the following academic year (e.g. successful applicants who applied prior to August 1, 2017 will be offered positions for the 2017/18 academic year after this date, studentships will be for the 2018/19 academic year). If all available places for the upcoming academic year are filled, successful applicants will be offered admission starting the next academic year. Click here for more details and to apply

Environmental Management Research Participation Program for the US Army Environmental Command unspecified 01/01/2075

The United States Army Environmental Command (USAEC) offers graduate students a yearlong opportunity to research topics close to their academic pursuits in MD. Interns will complete the program at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) located in Belcamp, Maryland. This program is also administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). There are opportunities to participate in environmental projects involving cultural and natural resources, restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, technology transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related programs. Students will participate in research and development opportunities. This award is renewable.

Student Internship Program at the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine unspecified 01/01/2075

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers a 3-12 month grad student internship possibly in Maryland to carry out applied clinical research. Interns will may go to various locations, including the United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USAPHC), located in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Opportunities to participate in applied clinical research in areas such as occupational and environmental health engineering, entomology, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, health promotion, industrial hygiene and worksite hazards, ergonomics, environmental sanitation and hygiene, laboratory science, chemistry, biology, toxicology, health physics, environmental health risk assessment and risk communication, and related projects.

Postmaster's Research Participation Program unspecified 01/01/2075

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites postmaster's students in science and engineering to research at the Lab in Tennessee for 1 year. The program will take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It provides postgraduates the opportunity to participate in scientific research at various federal governmental agencies and research sites. Full-time and part-time appointments are available. This program is renewable.

Graduate Research Assistant Program unspecified 01/01/2075

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico offers graduate students research experience in the Lab for up to 7 years. The laboratory's focus is on defense and weapons systems, arms control programs, and basic research in national security and energy needs. LANL is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, about 35 miles from Santa Fe. Graduate research assistant appointments are available for 90 days up to one year, with the option for renewal. If the Fellow has a BA or BS degree, the maximum number of years allowed in the Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) program is 4 years for students pursuing MS degree and 7 years for students pursuing MS and/or PhD. If the Fellow has an MS degree, the maximum number of years allowed in the GRA program is 2 years for students pursuing 2nd MS degree, 4 years for students pursuing PhD, and 6 years for students pursuing new field MS and PhD degree.

UNC chemist Bo Li awarded Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering $875,000 over unspecified

Bo Li is a 2016 Packard Fellow. (photo by Lars Sahl)

MacArthur Fellowship 2016 Awards for Creative People $625,000 unspecified

First Hamel Scholarship Awarded $100,000 unspecified