Biological Sciences

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Internal Opportunities

CSUPERB - various grants and awards to support student & faculty research, teaching, & travel associated with biotechnology (broadly defined(opens in new window)). Deadlines during Spring and Fall semester.

CSU Pre-doctoral Scholarship Program(opens in new window) - supports CSU students interested in pursuing a PhD. Funding for travel to meetings and visits to prospective PhD programs. Applications due early spring.

Research and creativity award – Chico State – award deadlines twice a year based on funds allocated by Provost. Up to $1700 for semester awards and $5000 for summer

CSE - Grant Funding Opportunities – find funding with lists maintained by Chico State Enterprises. 

External Opportunities

American Museum of Natural History – offers a variety of fellowships, research grants, and exchange opportunities for students at all levels. Deadlines throughout the year.

American Society for Microbiology – a variety of support opportunities – see website for details

American Society of Plant Biologists - offers fellowships, research funding, and travel awards to present research at their annual meeting. See individual announcements for details. 

Botanical Society of America - numerous opportunities to support graduate student research or travel to annual Botanical Society meeting. See individual announcements for details. 

California Botanical Society - supports travel & supplies (usually up to $1000) on research associated with Baja California. Proposals due Mar and Dec.

California Native Plant Society(opens in new window) - various grant opportunities to support travel & materials associated with research on plants. Proposals due 30 September annually.

Garden Club of America - offers a wide variety of fellowships and scholarships to support research in botany, conservation, restoration, bird habitat, urban forestry, wetlands, etc. Award size varies but is usually several thousand dollars. See individual announcements for details. 

Genetics Society of America – travel support – see website for details and deadlines.

International Society for Experimental Hematology - travel support – see website for details and deadlines.

International Society for Stem Cell Research - travel support – see website for details and deadlines.

National Science Foundation(opens in new window) - graduate research fellowship. MS students from non-PhD granting institutions (such as Chico State) are encouraged

Northern California Botanists(opens in new window) - supports travel & materials up to $1000 for research on plants in northern California. Proposals due mid Spring semester annually.

Plant Population Ecology - section of the Ecological Society of America - small grants to support student travel to present research results at annual Ecological Society meeting. Proposals due during spring semester.

Sigma Xi(opens in new window)-travel & materials up to $1000 in support of research by full-time students. Proposals due in March and October annually. 

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology – multiple research awards (max $1000) given annually to society members. Deadline mid-October.

Raveling Scholarship Fund(opens in new window) - for research on waterfowl in California

Zebrafish Disease Modeling Society – travel support – see website for details and deadlines