Funding Resources for Graduate Students/Postdocs

Searchable Database of Funding Organizations

Career Services Library Resources - Search the Career Services library for books related to funding, such as directories of funding organizations and books on writing applications. Particularly useful are: Foundation Grants to Individuals, Peterson's Grants for Postdoctoral Study, Directory of Financial Aids for Women, Funding for United States Study and the Annual Register of Grant Support.

Funding Information - Vice Provost for Research

Navigating the Grant - Graduate Student Center

Funding Opportunities and Resources - Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF)
Note: includes some information for graduate students, including international grants.

Grants and Funding - GAPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Assembly)

Paying for a Penn Education: Graduate and Professional Students - Student Financial Services

Other sources on fellowships and grants on campus include:

Additional Sites for Funding Information

Foundation Center - Comprehensive database of U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants.

Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database - A searchable database of fellowship opportunities, linked with permission of Cornell University.

The Grant Advisor - This online version of coming deadlines is extremely user-friendly and contains links to additional funding sources. These files can be accessed only from a campus computer or a account.

Grants & Funding - National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research grants process and types of grants.

Where to Search for Grants and Funding -

Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years by Cynthia Verba, Director of Fellowships, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. A publication of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. Scholarly Pursuits offers advice on all aspects of professional development in preparation for an academic career and for enhancing PhD career opportunities more generally. It also includes samples of winning fellowship proposals, as well as CVs and cover letters for job applications.

Graduate Scholarship List and Guide by Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC). This is a guide for graduate student scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship for eligibility.

Assistance with Applications

Eleven Steps to Funding Success

Credentials Service: It is often necessary to send letters of recommendations to funding organizations.

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