Funding Opportunities for Students

The following are potential undergraduate and/or graduate funding opportunities. If you have questions about a particular funding opportunity, please contact the organization directly. Please note that, while every effort is made to keep this list current, information on these sites may change.

CSUF Funding:

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI)

InterClub Councils (ICC)

Assistant Deans for Student Affairs

General Funding Sources:

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Fullbright Scholars Program

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF) (funding search engine)

NSF Funding and Programs for Undergraduates

Pathways to Science (all disciplines included)

Paying for College Student Resource Guide: courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-AllardPDF File

Pivot by COS (log in with CSUF email address)

Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships

The following university sites have a great collection of external funding sources for student research:

Clark University

Cornell University

CSU StanislausPDF File

Dartmouth College

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Resources for specific disciplines:


American Council of Learned Societies

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Humanities Center

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


American Chemical Society

CSUPERB (CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology)

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanic/Chicano and Native Americans in Science)


The Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship (mental health)

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Foundation: The Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant (for school psychologists)

The APF Visionary and The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

The Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant Award

Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Program

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship


American Sociological Association: Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) Grant

American Sociological Association: Student Forum Travel Awards