Fellowships are different from assistantships. Fellowships require you to make continued, satisfactory progress in your program, whereas an assistantship requires you to work 20 hours per week outside of your regular studies.
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
- American Association of University Women Fellowships
- Boren Fellowships
- Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
- Ford Fellowship Program
- Fulbright Student Program
- Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology
- NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities
- NIH F31 predoctoral fellowships
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship
- Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics
- Switzer Environmental Fellowships
The Graduate School offers the Janet Waldron Doctoral Research Fellowship through a highly competitive nomination process. This fellowship is open to all doctoral students, regardless of discipline and is designed to stimulate research and scholarship at UMaine as measured by research productivity and doctoral-degree graduation rate. Therefore, successful applicants will explicitly address how fellowship support would result in an overall increase in productivity. This JWDRF is intended to provide up to two years (24 months) of support for doctoral students to assist in completion of their degrees; however, support for the second year is contingent upon budget availability and success in meeting productivity goals.
Interested students should contact the graduate coordinator of their academic department.
The Graduate School offers the Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship through a highly competitive nomination process. This fellowship is open to all doctoral students, regardless of discipline, and is designed to provide funding and potential office space for those actively writing their dissertation. Successful applicants are doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive exams with preference given to those in their final semester or two of graduate study. Master’s students may be considered as long as they have completed four semesters of study and are actively writing their thesis.