Grants for Doctoral Programs – Where to find them

Individuals pursuing any doctoral programs can apply to various grants and scholarships offered by the federal government, private institutions, organizations and the college or university where PhDs desire to attend.

International Fulbright Science and Technology Award

One of the known grant providers all over the world is the Fulbright under the U.S. Department of State. One of the grant programs under it is the “International Fulbright Science and Technology Award”. This program offers support to doctoral study and programs to any leading U.S. educational institutions in the field of science, technology, engineering or other related fields. This program is given to foreign students excelling in the said field of study. The grantees of this S&T program will receive three years of funding as well as assistance from the U.S. institution where they get accepted. Interested applicants can visit to see the field of study that the Fulbright S&T supports. In addition to that, the website also contains other programs for doctoral studies both for US students and non-US students. In order to apply for this program, applicants must go or contact the Fulbright Commission or in the U.S. Embassy of the participating country. For further inquiries, send email to or call (202) 632 – 3238.

AAPG Foundation Grants-In-Aid Program

The AAPG Foundation Grant-in-Aid program aims to promote research in the field of geosciences. The grants are intended to provide financial support to deserving graduate students, whether in Masters or Ph.D. programs and his/her thesis research is inclined to the development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources as well as environmental geology issues. Selection of the recipients will be based on the qualifications indicated by his/her past performance, the originality and innovativeness in his/her the proposed research/project, support coming from the department he/she belongs and works for and the perceived significance of the said project he/she has in the field of energy minerals, petroleum and related environmental geology. The grants that will be awarded are ranging from $500 up to $3,000. The cash grant must be used to expenses that are to the thesis work of the student only. The funding is not intended for the use in conferences, capital equipment, salaries, tuition, living expenses during the school year. Interested students can download the brochure of the program here: For more detailed information, applicants can contact the foundation through email by going to the email page at

AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program
P.O. Box 979
Tulsa, OK 74101-0979

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