Postdoctoral Research Award Program Now Accepting Applications

In order to spur innovation in solar energy, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards support research on energy efficiency and renewable energy to help solve our nation’s energy challenges. This year, this exciting program will offer up to five recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research projects to advance breakthrough solar energy technologies at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities during the fall of 2015. Former recipients of the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards are now faculty and staff scientists at major research institutions and national laboratories.

Potential research topics for these awards include behavioral and data science to lower solar electricity cost, systems integration, concentrating solar power, and photovoltaic cells, modules, and materials. The awards will provide a highly competitive two-year stipend with health insurance as well as allowance for travel, relocation, and research expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, complete all requirements for their Ph.D. by May 31, 2015, and have a Ph.D. for no more than five years. Applications are due May 7, 2015. Apply today and learn more about former awardees.


ACS fellowships


Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award Program
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Application deadline: September 7, 2016


Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship


Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows:


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women: The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at Applications are due on Friday, February 5, 2016.


Two new post-doctoral research associates openings at Rice University under the Peter M & Ruth L Nicholas fellowship and the J Evans Attwell-Welch fellowship. These positions will both have a 7/1/2017.


Competition for the next J. Evans Attwell/Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship for research at the Nanoscale, Smalley Institute

The timetable for this competition is as follows:
Deadline for applications: Monday, October 20th at 5:00 pm Central time.
Announcement of the award: Early November.
Start date for the appointment: January 1, 2015, with a grace period to accommodate moving, thesis defense, etc.
Please click on the following link for details on eligibility and application requirements:


Competition for the Smalley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Materials. Follow this link to see the ad posted on the RCQM website


Fellowships, Funding, & Scholarships

The “Find a Fellowship” link will take you to an extensive database that allows you to search according to various criteria and find opportunities that are perfect for you.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Application Deadline Dates:
•Predoctoral: November 19, 2014
•Dissertation: November 14, 2014
•Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014

EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

deadline: April 2014

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

deadline: August 2015

Rice Nominated Fellowships


The Fulbright scholarship allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship, provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country.
•Essay = one .pdf of Application Form
Personal Statement, Proposed Project
•Affiliation Letters
•Language Evaluation (if applicable)
•3 Letters of Recommendation
•For a detailed checklist click (

Humboldt Fellowships for Postdocs
Whitaker Fellowships and Summer Grants
See for more listings


Fellowships and Grants for Rice Ph.D. Students and Post Docs found in the Fondren Library Database

Hertz Foundation Graduate fellowship


NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF17) – Fall 2017 Release{A3488581-2E70-6AA1-76F0-E9A5A770A975}&path=open
Nov 3, 2016


DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Opportunity
Materials due: January 18, 2017


SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.


The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.

Application Deadline:             December 9, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. EST


The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The NSF GRFP aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity

America Physical Society Fellowships

American Chemical Society fellowships

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Intended for use by students, teachers, and professors who are looking for internships or fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The lists have been compiled by members of FICE, the Federal Interagency Committee on Education.

Pathways to Science

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

IBP’s database includes 1922 programs in a variety of disciplines and education levels.

The Fellowships Office (FO)

The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards

Highly competitive and prestigious undergraduate college scholarships, graduate fellowships, education grants, summer jobs & research internships, awards for high school seniors & students, women, minorities, Hispanics, African Americans, nurses, engineers, teachers studying math, science & engineering and health professions from national & international foundations. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, stipends.

The National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

“The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior-level research.”

International Research for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Majors
NIH Biomedical Internships