Student Support

General Grants
1. Sigma Xi
2. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
3. NSF Doctoral dissertation Improvement grants
4. Graduate women in Science (GWIS) grants
5. American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships
6. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
7. American Physiology Society Minority Program (Porter fellowship)
8. L’Oreal USA Fellowships
9. NSF Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
10. Human Frontier Science Program
11. NESCent graduate fellowships
12. American Philosophical Society – Lewis and Clark Grant
13. British Ecological Society
14. Ecolab – apply before October to work on one or more properties
15. National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship16. Soros Fellowship for children of immigrants – Nov. 1

Taxon Based

1. Society for the Study of Amphibians and reptiles
2. ASIH Gaige Fund (herps)
3. ASIH Raney Fund
4. ALA Vern Parrish Award
5. North American Native Fishes Association
6. Texas Herpetological Society grant
7. Herpetologists’ League grant
8. Barton Springs Salamander Conservation fund
9. Chopsticks for Salamanders of Appalachia grant
10. Leapfrog Conservation fund

Ecology & Evolution

1. EPA STAR fellowship
2. Animal Behavior Society
3. American Museum of Natural History
4. Society for the Study of Evolution


1. Texas Academy of Sciences– you must attend the annual meeting too
2. SWAN McCarley Award
3. Texas Fisheries Grant
4. Women in Science (WISE)

Links from the Biology Department website

Departmental Graduate fellowships

  1. University Scholarships – mostly due in the Spring (expect to have pubs and in house service to get these)
  2. Graduate College Scholarship and Celebrity Classic (for best overall grad student)
  3. Durrenberger scholarship (women in science)
  4. Coker Scholarship (ask for no more than $1400)
  5. Denison-Coker scholarship
  6. Doctoral Research Stipend in the fall
  7. Thesis Research Support Fellowship for MS research fund (after thesis proposal is submitted: fall).
  8. Texas State Graduate Merit Fellowship for potential MS students (spring)
  9. Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship for PhD students entering in the fall

Hispanic Fellowship
1. Hispanic fellowships for college and beyond
2. Star scholarship fund


1. Darwin Fellowships– UMass
2. Huxley Fellowship – Rice University
3. SPIRE Fellowship – UNC
4. NESCent postdoctoral fellow
5. Omidyar Fellowship– Santa Fe Institute
6. Grand Challenges in Biology – University of Minnesota
7. Fulbright fellowships – grad and postdoc

Job Search

1. Physiological Ecology website – great resource for all levels of grad and job opportunities

Travel funding

1. Hungarian Scholarships for students through faculty
2. NSF East Asia and Pacific summer institutes for US Grad students (EAPSI)3. International research fellowships from NSF