Grant and scholarship opportunities vary with the degree earned, research experience and interests of the applicant. Grants are typically available from federal or state agencies or from private foundations. Requirements for applicants and applications vary depending on the funding agency. Training grants such as the F–32 or T–32 are the most common entry–level research grants.
The links below are starting points for finding grant funding:
Loan Repayment Programs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers programs to repay student loans for young researchers pursuing careers in specific areas of research. These programs are typically very competitive. Current requirements state that the recipient must commit at least two years conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity. NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate and medical school loans. Visit www.lrp.nih.gov for more information on these programs.