Helpful Websites for Women Scientists Interested in Fellowships, Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

The CSWM has compiled a list of resources for women in science regarding fellowships, scholarships and funding opportunities. If you know of any other funding opportunities that are not listed here, please e-mail the link to

Funding is also available from private sources. If a woman is interested in the type of work or research done by a certain type of company for example a. Pharmaceutical or, Chemical, etc. check with the company to see if they have any support for graduate studies with or without a “Payback consequence.”

Awards, Fellowships and Travel Grants

American Society for Microbiology
ASM Awards

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS Educational and Professional Development Awards

AAAS/Science GrantsNet - an excellent resource as it pulls together all federal programs and most of the private programs offering research and student support.The search enginepermits career stages and field specificsearchs.

Society for Neuroscience
Fellowship and Awards
Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (ANSWHR)
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring NIH institutes and centers announce two (2) program announcements (for an R21 and an R03)to advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health. Applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited. Detailed information, including deadlines, can be found through the urls below:

For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Begg, at, or 301-496-7853.

L’Oreal USA Fellowships for women in science is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five US-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each that they must apply toward their post-doctoral research.

For more career development information for women scientists, peruse the National Institutes of Health: - describes a NIH mentoring workshop for women scientists and has a link to the Beyond Bias and Barriers Report by the National Academies of Science.

US College Scholarships for Women provides a list of college grants and scholarships for women.