Graduate Women In Science National Fellowship Program

The Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program promotes knowledge in the natural and social sciences and encourages women’s academic and professional careers in the sciences. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research conducted by GWIS fellowship winners. During the 2023-2024 funding cycle, we distributed $50,000 in research awards to nine outstanding women scientists and recognized twenty graduate students and seven early-career honorable mentions. Since 2008, we have awarded nearly $750,000 in research awards.

A maximum of $10,000 may be requested – any proposal requesting over $10,000 will be automatically disqualified.

Fellowship funds can be used for the following:

  • expendable supplies
  • small equipment to be used by recipient (not for general use)
  • publication of research findings
  • travel and subsistence while performing field studies

Deadline: January 8, 2024

Award Amount: Up to $10,000


For more information, please see the announcement website.