Find Financial Aid

This page provides resources to help you find financial aid, including graduate and post-doctoral fellowships, research sponsors, and proposal-writing skills.

Student Financial Aid: General

The Financial Aid Information Page, also known as the FinAid Page, is a comprehensive free resource for information about student financial aid on the World Wide Web. Sponsored by the the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. Information on choosing a college and applying for federal financial aid. See especially their Information for Students.

Affordable Colleges Online.

Not-for-Profit Online Universities.

Student Financial Aid: Specific Agencies

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Division of Graduate Education (DGE)

  • Graduate Research Fellowships. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States; college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering.
  • Travel Grants for graduate students and recent doctorates to attend NATO Advanced Study Institutes in Europe, for US citizens and permanent residents only.
  • NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering, including special fellowship opportunities for visiting scientists from cooperating partner countries.
  •  NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education, US citizens and permanent residents only.

Fellowship and postdoctoral opportunities at the National Academies.

Boeing Scholarships and Assistantships

Assistantships - Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Stipends for research and teaching assistantships (nine months/20 hours per week) are awarded on a competitive basis. Students typically receive $20,000 annually from an $18,000 stipend and a $2000 performance-based award. Educational fees and tuition are waived for graduate assistants.

In addition, funds from the Boeing Company Scholars Program in Business at UMSL are used to supplement the stipends above. For 2009-2010 two Boeing scholarships are available for new entrants into the LSCM Ph.D. program.

Assistantships may be with or through the Center for Transportation Studies, the Center for Business & Industrial Studies, or with logistics & supply chain faculty in the College of Business Administration.

Student Research Experiences

Undergraduate research programs in mathematics. A list maintained by the Math Forum.

The National Science Foundation sponsors Research Experiences for Undergraduates, opportunities for undergraduates in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially.

Research Sponsors

Research Funding in OR/MS. Provides a brief overview of various opportunities for funded research in OR / MS, along with pointers to federal and other agencies which maintain web pages or electronic databases for such information. A service provided by INFORMS.

ResearchResearch provides grant information to educational and research organizations from participating federal agencies.

Resources Recommended by Other Professional Societies

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Graduate Assistantship Directory
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Employment Services
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellowship Programs.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Loans, Scholarships & Fellowships
IEEE Computer Society Scholarships and Awards
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Scholarships and Awards
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Operational Research Society (ORS) Student Section

Proposal Writing

Proposal writing: Internet Resources from University of Wisconsin, Madison
Proposal writing: Grants Information from University of Wisconsin, Madison
Some Reasons Proposals Fail from Montana State University