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Funding opportunity

Here you will find a collection of scholarship, fellowship and grant opportunities available to CBS faculty, staff and students.

Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

Graduate students in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America are eligible for the 2018 Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award.

The program will provide $32,000/ 9-month personal stipend, full tuition equivalent, and $5,000 per year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children. 

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

"Think Like a Researcher" Workshops


Interested in learning how to get started with faculty-sponsored research?

"Think like a Researcher" is a workshop designed to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities including the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more.

NSF Fellowship for Graduate Education - Info Session and Summer Writing Group

If you are applying to graduate school this fall, consider also applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).The NSF GRFP provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct your own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education.

UMII UROP funding

UROP projects with a significant informatics component have the opportunity to apply for additional funding. The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute will provide funding for these projects, which need to either address a data challenge within a research problem in any field of application or address informatics methodologies or techniques more broadly. Students interested can apply through the normal UROP process.

Sophomore scholarships session

The Office of National and International Scholarships is hosting a Sophomore Scholarships Session on Monday, April 27 to help students learn more about applying for different junior-year scholarships. Some of the scholarships they will cover include Goldwater Scholarships, Truman Scholarships, Fulbright Scholarships, Udall Scholarships and many more. The event will run from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in 240 Northrop.

Awards, grants and scholarships for women students, staff and faculty

Call for nominations for the 2015-16 awards, grants, and scholarships for University women. University-wide awards honor the contributions, research, and/or leadership of current University women faculty and staff; University-wide grants offer funds to further equity for women; and University-wide scholarships support outstanding women students.

Hamm Scholarship - March 5 deadline

hands in dirtA nonrenewable scholarship of $2000 is available to currently registered graduate students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. The award is highly competitive and the recipient(s) are usually in the advanced stages of a PhD program, often with multiple refereed publications.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.