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Other Funding Sources

Maintained by LG

GSO travel grants

The UH graduate student organization (GSO) makes awards for travel to a meetings. Maximum is $1000 for travel to a meeting to present original results. An applicant who has received a previous travel grant is ineligible to reapply for future GSO travel grants. Proposals are reviewed three times a year:


Sigma Xi

The Sigma Xi scientific research society offers grants-in-aid of research of up to $2500. Deadline is March 15th. Applicants do not have to be members of Sigma Xi.


Amelia Earhart Fellowship

$6000 fellowships for women of any nationality. Deadline: November 15, can be renewed for a second year. 


Soroptimist International

Provides financial grants to women in the final phase of their doctoral degrees.


AAS career services

The American Astronomical Society maintains a long list of fellowships that are open to astronomers. Many are only for postdoctoral researchers, but some are aimed at graduate students.


Association for Women in Science Graduate Fellowships

Luise Meyer-Schutzmeister Award of $1000, deadline in January. For women only.


NSERC (Canada)

Canadian students at UH may be eligible for NSERC funding.


National Physical Science Consortium

You have to be a U.S. citizen and either in your first year at the IfA, or returning from the workforce with no more than a master's. But the great thing is that it is possible to get funding for SIX years. They emphasize funding under-represented students, including women.