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Student Funding Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​We have made every effort to identify opportunities for which FAS graduate students would be eligible to apply. On this page, you will find several opportunities such as scholarships, awards, travel grants, conference funding, research paper funding, exchange opportunities, fellowships, and other forms of student funds.

We hope that you obtain the utmost benefit out of this page. We also look forward to hear about your experience in any of these opportunities. You can always contact us at​

    Student Funding Opportunity

    • TWAS-NRF doctoral program fellowships​ [Natural Sciences]
      (Added: March 10, 2022 ​- Deadline: July 08, 2023)
    • Einstein Fellowship [Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences]
      (Added: ------ ​- Deadline: May 15, 2023)

    [Natural Sciences]
    Title: TWAS-NRF doctoral program fellowships
    Funding agency: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), INT and other funders
    Award am ount: ZAR 303,588
    Application deadline: July 8, 2023
    Full announcement here

    The National Research Foundation of South Africa and the Department of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences, invite applications for their doctoral fellowships. These enable developing-country scientists to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences in South Africa for a period of up to three years.

    Citizens or permanent residents of a developing country, except South Africa, may apply. Applicants must not be living, studying or working in South Africa in 2022. Candidates who were previously employed, studying towards a degree or undertaking research in South Africa, who returned to their country of origin less than two years ago, are not eligible. Applicants must have a master's in the field of natural sciences and be 32 years of age or younger by 31 December in the year of application. They must register at a South African public university in 2023 on a full-time basis and may be based at any South African public research institute. They must provide evidence that they will return to their home country on completion of the fellowship.

    Fellowships include tuition fees and accommodation costs up to ZAR 101,196 per year, travel costs and visa or study permit costs.

    [Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences]
    Title: Einstein Fellowship
    Funding agency: Einstein Forum, DE
    Award am ount: €10,000
    Application deadline: May 15, 2023
    Full announcement here


    The Einstein Forum and the Wittenstein Foundation offer a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

    At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Wittenstein Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun.

    Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. ​

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    • Elsevier research scholarship [Chemistry]
      (Added: ----- ​- Deadline: May 15, 2023)
    • Evans Fund [Anthropology and Archaeology]
      (Added: April 26, 2022 ​- Deadline: April 26, 2023)

    Title: Elsevier research scholarship
    Funding agency: RELX Group, GB
    Award am ount: € 2,500
    Application deadline: May 15, 2023
    Full announcement here

    The RELX Group together with the Organic Geochemistry journal and Elsevier invite applications for its Elsevier research scholarship. These support early-career scientists undertaking research in the field of organic geochemistry. These are intended to encourage exchange of ideas, expertise and techniques and cultivate the scientific dialogue. Research may be undertaken at the home institution or at a different university or commercial or industry laboratory.


    Applicants must be students currently undertaking Masters or PhD studies who wish to use the award to conduct a period of research related to their thesis, or newly qualified post doctoral scientists who are within one year following the completion of their PhD studies.


    Two awards worth EUR 2,500 each are normally given each year. Additional funds may be given to those travelling much further from their home institution that will incur greater travel expenses than the others.

    [Anthropology and Archaeology]
    Title: Evans fund
    Funding agency: University of Cambridge, GB
    Award am ount: £18,000
    Application deadline: April 26, 2023
    Full announcement here


    The University of Cambridge invites applications for the Evans fund. This supports research in the field of anthropology and archaeology, broadly defined as ethnological, ethnographic or archaeological research, in relation to south-east Asia. The research should contribute to the furtherance of the study in Cambridge.

    Graduates from any university may apply. Preference is given to applicants who intend to engage in research in relation to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Thailand. Candidates are expected to either be based in Cambridge or spend a substantial period of time during or after their period of research in Cambridge.

    The stipend is worth up to £6,000 per year for a duration of between one and two years initially, with the option to extend to three years. Candidates applying for an initial two-year period should be of postdoctoral status.

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    • Graduate awards [Arts; Enhlish Language & Literature; History; Modern Language & Linguistics]
      (Added: July 31, 2022 ​- Deadline: July 31, 2023)
    • Lars Onsager Prize [Physics]
      (Added: June 01, 2022 ​- Deadline: June 01, 2022)

    [Arts; English Language & Literature; History; Modern Languages & Linguistics]
    Title: Graduate awards
    Funding agency: Klassik Stiftung Weimar, DE
    Award am ount: € 6,000
    Application deadline: July 31, 2023
    Full announcement here

    The Klassik Stiftung Weimar invites applications for its graduate awards. These support scholars who have obtained above-average results in their degree studies with a conceptual connection of their dissertation or scientific work to the research project to be realised in Weimar.

    Awards are worth €1,000 per month for a maximum period of six months.

    Title: Lars Onsager Prize
    Funding agency: American Physical Society (APS), US
    Award am ount: $10,000
    Application deadline: June 01, 2023
    Full announcement here

    The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including the quantum fluids.

    Nominations are accepted from all scientists of all nations regardless of geographical location. The prize is open to researchers in statistical physics covering a wide range of physical phenomena, as long as the nominee is active at the time of the award. Nominations will be considered for three review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.

    The prize consists of $10,000 as well as a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient.​

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