Fellowship Application Options and Support

JHU has an internal department dedicated to assisting graduate students who seek to apply for external fellowships. Please be sure to contact them for help with your application materials: https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/fellowships/

The JHU BME PhD program strongly recommends that each student apply for as many fellowships they can. Students are not required to apply for these external fellowships. However,  being awarded with one can greatly enhance your opportunities now and in the future. Having your own source of funding through prestigious programs like the NSF-GRFP can provide you with a higher stipend, as well as provide you with more opportunities.  In some cases it can also affect whether your professor of interest has the ability to agree to take you as a student long term.Winning a fellowship over $10,000 will result in the student being provided an extra $3,000 paid to them directly.

External Fellowship Programs

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship: https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP): https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Hertz Foundation Fellowship: http://hertzfoundation.org/default.aspx

American Heart Association (AHA):


Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship: https://ndseg.asee.org/

National GEM Consortium: http://www.gemfellowship.org/students/gem-fellowship-program/

Hispanic College Fund: https://www.hsf.net/en

The Ford Foundation Fellowship: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART): https://smart.asee.org/

The NIH Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-111.html

The UNCF-Merck Science Initiative Awards: http://www.hbcuinnovation.org/my-product/uncf-merck-science-initiative/