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Selected Funding Opportunities for Women applicants

AAAS Mentor Awards
Deadline for nominations: July 31
URL: http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/mentor/index.shtml The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Research on Gender in Science and Education (National Science Foundation)
Deadlines: March 27, 2012
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10516&org=NSF
The program seeks to broaden the participation of girls and women in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by supporting research, dissemination of research, and extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and engineering workforce.

American Society for Microbiology
Title: Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women
Deadline: February 1
URL: http://www.asm.org/index.php/women-in-microbiology/121-whats-new/membership/1120-womens-career-development-grants
Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women are given to enhance the careers of postdoctoral women with outstanding scientific accomplishments and potential for significant research in the area of microbiology.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women's Education Fund
Deadline: March 1
URL: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
The sponsor awards scholarships to low-income women thirty-five years of age and older who, through undergraduate or vocational education, are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities. Awards are not given to pursue or complete graduate study or a second undergraduate degree.

Scholarships / HORIZONS
Deadlines: July 1 for Fall Semester
URL: http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/
The sponsor provides support to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security fields. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Deadline: March 1
URL: www.faseb.org/What-We-Do/Awards/Excellence-in-Science-Award.asp
"Recognizing the Research Accomplishments of Women Scientists" - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science. All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB will be eligible for nomination.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) scholarships
Deadlines: May 15 (Freshman); February 15 (Sophomore through Graduate)
URL: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/ (select Scholarships)
As part of its national educational activities, SWE administers over 70 individual scholarship awards annually, varying in amount from $1000 to over $10,000 per year and totaling more than $250,000.

Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation (AWIS)
Note: The Fellows Program is on hiatis until 2013
URL: http://www.awis.org/ (select Awards and Funding)
AWIS Educational Foundation provides support for female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a PhD degree. Five to ten awards are available.

AT&T Labs -- Internships and Fellowships
Deadline: Internships - January 15; Fellowships - January 31
URL: http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/internships.html
Each summer, research interns from universities all over the U.S. come to AT&T Labs Research to work with individual technical staff members on research projects for 10 weeks. The AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP) offers three-year fellowships to outstanding under-represented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications-related fields.

Sigma Delta Epsilon - Graduate Women in Science, Inc.
Deadline: January 15
URL: http://www.gwis.org/
Fellowships are for research in all the natural sciences, including physical, environmental, mathematical, computer, life sciences, anthropology, psychology, and statistics.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
L'oreal-USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Deadline: December 15, 2011
URL: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/loreal.shtml
The sponsor provides award funding to annually recognize, reward and support five women postdoctoral researchers in the U.S. who are pursuing careers in the life and physical/material sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering and computer science.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
URL: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
AAUW invites women to submit applications for fellowships and grants in the computer or information sciences, engineering, mathematics or statistics, natural sciences and other fields.

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

  • American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered. (Postmark deadline: November 15)
  • Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low. (Postmark deadline: January 10)
  • Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. (Postmark deadline: December 15)
  • International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. 57 fellowships will be awarded. (Postmark deadline: December 1)
  • Community Action Grants provide start-up funds for longer-term programs and are restricted to projects focused on K-14 girls' achievement in math, science or technology. (Postmark deadline: January 15)

Sloan Research Fellowships
Deadline: September 15
URL: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is awarding Sloan Research Fellowships to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science. Currently, 118 grants of up to $45,000 are awarded annually in chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and evolutionary molecular biology.

Women’s International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program
Deadline: August 1
URL: http://www.aaas.org/international/wisc/
WISC increases the participation of women in international scientific research by awarding on a competitive basis small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Pacific, Asia, and Western Europe. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals that are submitted to the National Science Foundation or other funders.

American Physical Society (APS)
URL: http://www.aps.org/
The Association for Women in Mathematics sponsors a variety of programs and awards to encourage girls and women in the mathematical sciences.

Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award
Deadline: July 1
URL: http://www.aps.org/praw/mgm/index.html
The Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award recognizes and enhances outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career, and provides opportunities for her to present these achievements to others through public lectures.

Travel Grants for Women Speakers Program
Deadline: open
URL: http://www.aps.org/programs/women/speakers/travel-grants.cfm
The sponsor will reimburse U.S., Canadian, and Mexican colleges and universities up to $500 for travel expenses for one of at least two women colloquium speakers invited during the academic year. Invited speakers should be physicists or in a closely related field, such as astronomy.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Deadline: dates vary throughout the year
URL: http://www.awm-math.org/programs.html
The Association for Women in Mathematics sponsors a variety of programs and awards to encourage girls and women in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematics Travel Grants
Deadlines: February 1, May 1, October 1
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/travel-grants/mathematics-travel-grants
Enables women mathematicians holding a doctorate to attend conferences in their fields. Up to $1500 for domestic travel and $2000 for foreign travel.

Mathematics Education Research Travel Grants
Deadlines: February 1, May 1, October 1
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/travel-grants/mathematics-education-research-travel-grants
Enables women mathematicians holding a doctorate to attend conferences in their fields. Up to $1500 for domestic travel and $2000 for foreign travel.

Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants
Deadline: February 1 each year
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/travel-grants/mathematics-mentoring-travel-grants
The sponsor seeks to assist junior women to develop a long term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. Up to $5000 each.

Mathematics Education Research Mentoring Travel Grants
Deadline: February 1 each year
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/travel-grants/mathematics-education-research-mentoring-travel-grants
Enables women mathematicians holding a doctorate to attend conferences in their fields. Up to $1500 for domestic travel and $2000 for foreign travel.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Deadline: November 1
URL: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/acs_award_for_women.shtml
This award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences recognizes individuals who have significantly stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, thereby promoting their professional development as chemists or chemical engineers, and/or increasing their appreciation of chemistry as the central science.

Microsoft National Women's Technical Scholarships
Deadline: February 1
URL: https://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegescholarship.aspx
Microsoft's program is designed to encourage women to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.

Women's Research and Education Institute
Deadline: May 20
URL: http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses.

Brookhaven National Laboratory - Science and Engineering Programs for Women and Minorities
Deadline: March 4
URL: http://www.bnl.gov/diversity/programs.asp#Science_and_Engineering
Undergraduate women and minority students are employed for ten to twelve weeks during the summer. This on-the-job training program is a paid position.

International Federation of University Women
Fellowships and Grants
Deadline: please check website
URL: http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.shtml
The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training.

More --
Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Resources for Women

URL:  http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-for-women/

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The Greatest Women in Science History
This is a comprehensive list of women scientists who have had the greatest impact on the field.
http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-the-greatest-women-in-science-history.aspx