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External Scholarships

To follow below are examples of resources and common extramural funding opportunities available from governmental agencies or private foundations for graduates, pre- and post-docs. Please note that students and post-docs must discuss extramural funding opportunities with their faculty research mentor and their department’s administrator as early as possible, before starting the application process.

AAUW International Fellowship Program

Eligibility: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to return to their home country. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
Number of Awards: Not stated
Award Amount: $18,000 - $30,000
Application Deadline: December 1
Website: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/ 
Contact Information:aauw@applyists.com


American College of Healthcare Executives Graduate Student Scholarships

Award Name: Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Minority students enrolled in the final year of full-time study in a healthcare management graduate program (MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration)
Number of Awards: Between the McGaw and Dent Scholarships, up to 15 scholarships
Award Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: March 31
Website: http://ache.org/Faculty_Students/dent_scholarship.cfm 
Contact Information:contact@ache.org

Award Name: Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Students enrolled in the final year of full-time study in a healthcare management graduate program (MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration)
Number of Awards: Between the McGaw and Dent Scholarships, up to 15 scholarships
Award Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: March 31
Website: http://ache.org/faculty_students/mcgaw_scholarship.cfm 
Contact Information:contact@ache.org

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Research Training Programs

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an array of intramural and extramural pre-doctoral and post-doctoral educational, research infrastructure and career development grants and opportunities in health services research, including pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and dissertations. 
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Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)

The National Institute on Aging initiative provides dissertation awards to increase diversity in the scientific research workforce and to maintain workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions within NIA's strategic priorities. 
For more information click here

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Guide to Financing Your Degree

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health has published a guide to financing your public health degree, including tips and tricks to obtaining scholarships and a list of financial aid opportunities.

For more information click here.

CANFIT Graduate Nutrition, Physical Education and Culinary Arts Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is available to ethnic graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctorate level degree in public health, nutrition or physical education. Students must be attending an accredited and approved program at a college or university in California
Number of Awards: 2-5
Award Amount: Not stated
Application Deadline: March 31
Website: http://canfit.org/scholarships 
Contact Information:info@canfit.org

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) makes available NIH Dissertation Award grants (R36) to support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in NIDA areas of priority. The goal is to facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research and promote transdisciplinary collaborations.
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Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship

Award Name: Dissertation Fellowship
Eligibility Criteria: DrPH and PhD students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in the dissertation phase of their program whose research focuses on issues of obesity and related chronic disease prevention through physical activity and who are interested in working in underserved communities and minority populations in the US using community-based participatory research.
Number of Awards: Not stated
Award Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: March 31
Website: http://www.yanceyfellowship.org/ 
Contact Information:  info@yanceyfellowship.org

Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Female students pursuing a Master’s degree in public policy or a related graduate program (such as public administration or public health) at a CA university who plan to pursue a career in the field of children’s health policy/advocacy in CA. Demonstrated financial need.
Number of Awards: Not stated
Award Amount: $5,000
Application Deadline: March 9
Website: http://www.sacregcf.org/students/ 
Contact Information:  scholarships@sacregcf.org

Fulbright Programs
The Fulbright programs offer funding for graduating seniors and graduate students to support travel abroad for study or research. There are two Fulbright programs available. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for all graduating seniors and graduate students and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Fulbright-Hays Program is for doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research and is administered by the U.S. Department of Education (USEd). 
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Global Health or International Research Opportunities for Pre-doctoral and Graduate Researchers

The Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), maintains a directory listing of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research for pre-doctoral and graduate researchers. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. 
For more information please click here

Global Health or International Research Opportunities for Post-doctoral Researchers

The Fogarty International Center also maintains a directory of funding opportunities for post-doctoral researchers. These are available to researchers between completion of a doctoral degree and acceptance of a faculty position.
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Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)

Issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the purpose of this funding opportunity is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all areas of research within the strategic priorities of the NIMH. Awards are given to individuals from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented in mental health research, to support the completion of the doctoral research project.
For more information please click here

National Environmental Health Association/American Academy of Sanitarians (NEHA/AAS) Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Graduate student at a recognized college or university with a declared curriculum in the Environmental Health Sciences.
Number of Awards: 1 
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: March 15
Website: http://www.neha.org/professional-development/students/scholarship 
Contact Information: staff@neha.org

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Medical, nursing, dental, public health, pharmacy and policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and a commitment to serving Hispanics.
Number of Awards: 15-20 
Award Amount: Not stated
Citizenship Criteria: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA are eligible to apply
Application Deadline: October 1
Website: http://nhmafoundation.org/programs/the-nhhf-scholarship/ 
Contact Information: scholarship@nhmafoundation.org   

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Native Hawaiian student in an eligible health profession program willing to relocate within Hawaii to serve the Native Hawaiian community upon graduation.
Number of Awards: Not stated 
Award Amount: Funding for tuition, books, and other educational costs and a monthly stipend.
Application Deadline: April 30
Website: www.nhhsp.org 
Contact Information: adminassist@nhhsp.org

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunities

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA post-doctoral fellowship (F32) is to enhance the research training of promising post-doctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.   
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The Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship for New Americans

Eligibility Criteria: Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program.  Eligible applicants are green card holders, naturalized citizens if born abroad, or children of naturalized citizens if born in the US.  Applicants must be 30 years or younger.
Number of Awards: Not stated
Award Amount: Up to $25,000 stipend and 50% tuition and fees up to $20,000
Citizenship Criteria: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA are eligible to apply
Application Deadline: November 1
Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/ 
Contact Information: PDSoros@pdsoros.org

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

The goal of this research program, administered by the University of California, is to stimulate research on tobacco control and tobacco-related disease that is of highest priority and potential benefit to the State of California and the nation as a whole.  The program offers post-doctoral and dissertation awards.
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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: Resident of the 50 US states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Student in a graduate program in health education, medical school, public health, nursing and/or pharmacy. 
Number of Awards: 40 (10 - $10,000 and 30 - $5,000)
Award Amount: $5,000 and $10,000
Citizenship Criteria: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA are eligible to apply
Application Deadline: June 28
Website: https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship 
Contact Information: Tylenol@applyISTS.com

UCLA Graduate & Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES) Database

The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on masters thesis or doctoral dissertation, and post-doctoral scholars.
For more information please click here

For more external fellowships, please see this PDF document.