Other Grants

Cosmos Scholars

The Cosmos Scholars Grant Program provides grants to graduate students at local Washington-area universities to meet unexpected and otherwise unsupported aspects of their research.
Previous IPN Cosmos Scholars:

2013 Sonya Dumanis
2012 Patricia Washington
2011 Patrick Forcelli
2010 Lauren Ullrich
Patricia Washington
Sigma Xi

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering.

Graduate Women in Science

GWIS Fellowships are intended to provide supplemental funding to women scientists conducting research in the natural sciences. The major component of the research can be either applied or basic. Fellowships amounts range from $1000 to $10,000

APS Student Grant Competition

The APS Student Caucus provides a funding source for APS Student Affiliates to conduct research that currently is in its initial development. The APSSC Student Grant Competition offers partial financial support for various research expenses (e.g., the purchase of research materials) prior to data collection. Up to three awards ($500 each) will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards ($300 each) will be available to undergraduate student affiliates. Research proposals in all areas of psychological science are welcome. Learn more

APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant

The intent of this grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience and are APAGS members are eligible to submit. Funds for this $1,000 scholarship must be used to support the proposed research. This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation, or other research. Learn more

F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

The F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods. Proposed research should be compatible with Dr. McGuigan's overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology). Learn more

Young Researchers at the Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the exchange of knowledge between Nobel Laureates and young researchers. The scientific programme comprises interdisciplinary platform discussions, lectures presented by the Laureates and seminar talks and is spread over several days. Young researchers from more than 60 countries attend any one Meeting. More information is avialable at the website.

Past IPN attendees: 2011: Sonya Dumanis and Evan Gordon

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students

This program occurs every year and is funded by NIH (NCMHD). Minority students enrolled in or recently graduated from BA, BS, MA, MPH, PhD, MD or other Master's or Doctoral programs are eligible for the program. Interns will work on research projects for 12 weeks under the guidance of prominent international scientists in one of the countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa.Benefits of the program are as follows:

Paid travel expenses to attend orientation week in New York City and to and from the host country
Housing during orientation week and housing stipend in the home country
Monthly stipend of between $1000-$1,900, depending on level of education attained
Full health coverage for the three months spent in the host country, including emergency evacuation coverage
Required to report their research in the form of a scientific paper. The two most outstanding papers are chosen for presentation at an international conference. Both intern and mentor will be funded to present their work at the conference.

This link gives an overview of the program, a list of past and current research projects and research being conducted within the chosen countries. There is also a list of the mentors for each country.

Neurolinguistics Dissertation Fellowship

The William Orr Dingwall Foundation is pleased to announce that it is continuing its program of Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who are specializing in the field of Neurolinguistics. The amount of the stipend will be $30,000 for a period of 12 consecutive months (prorated for shorter periods). Funding is currently available for two fellowships. Awards will be made to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree, with the exception of the dissertation, at an accredited university in the United States. The objective of these fellowships is to allow the recipients to devote their full time to the completion of their doctoral dissertations. The funds may be used for living expenses, health insurance, equipment, travel, or any other purpose related to the completion of the doctoral dissertation. The fellowship is for one year only and may not be renewed. 

Graduate Language Scholarship

Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Effective Fall semester 2010 the Graduate School will provide tuition scholarships to graduate students in Main Campus programs who need to develop language skills for their research or to meet proficiency requirements. On the recommendation of the student's Director of Graduate Studies, a scholarship will be provided to cover enrollment in one approved language course per semester. You should apply per the instructions on the website here:http://grad.georgetown.edu/pages/language_scholarships.cfm.

Research!America Summer Science Policy Internship

Research!America works to bring decision makers and advocates for medical and health research together to work on serving the public interest. They offer a summer science policy internship. You can learn more here: http://www.researchamerica.org/sciencepolicyinternship

Society for Neuroscience Policy Fellowship

SfN frequently offers a short-term science policy fellowship in the summer or fall. Check their website for openings: http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=careers

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Student Volunteer Program

Serving as an OSTP Student Volunteer provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts. Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of three terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and may apply early for future terms. Each term lasts no more than 90 days. These positions are without compensation; however, you may be eligible to receive academic credit from your college or university. Learn more here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/student