College of Science
Funding opportunities for students and faculty


Finding sources of funding for scientific research is an ever-present challenge for university faculty members and students alike. The available pool of federal money for research funds has been shrinking dramatically in recent years. Thus, discovering opportunities for funding from other sources has become more and more important for scientists seeking the financial support they need in order to make new advances through research.

On this page, College of Science students and faculty members can find links to opportunities for research funding, as well as scholarship opportunities for students. Please check the page periodically for updates and new information.

For Students


The main site for scholarship opportunities available to UTA students can be found here. Search “science” to find the scholarships applicable to College of Science students.

The Krishnan Rajeshwar and Rohini Krishnan Graduate Fellowship for 2017 – This endowed fellowship will be awarded to up to two UTA graduate students annually who demonstrate excellence in the area of renewable energy or sustainability studies and/or policy and economics aspects of energy. The Fellowship provides each recipient with and award totaling $1,250. New and continuing students enrolled in the College of Science (COS) and College of Engineering (COE) are eligible. Students must be enrolled in order to receive fellowship disbursements. For application instructions, click here.
Scholarship America Dream Award – Too often, student scholarship support dries up after freshman year. The Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started. To apply, click here.


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program – For more than 20 years, the MLEF program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. To apply, click here.

For Faculty

NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants – Awarded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, these grants provide support for investigators during the critical period between the initiation of research and the receipt of sustained funding. A two-year grant up to $100,000 or $50,000 per year is provided to scientists at the associate professor level or equivalent who are clearly independent and have won national competitive support as a principal investigator. To apply, click here.

National Cancer Institute – The NCI offers funding opportunities for a variety of research topics. For more information, click here.