dcsimg

PhD Programs: Funding For Science Fellowships is Needed

New York State is looking for scientists. The Yeshiva University of medical science is seeing a lack of students who want to earn their PhD degree to become scientists. Many students don't even consider the degree due to the expense and lack of funding for fellowships.

The Obama administration has called for tripling the number of science fellowships in graduate education in the 2010 budget to draw more students into the field.

Only 1 in 10 applicants get funding from the National Science Foundation, Short noted. Others have to rely on institutional aid, or grants from smaller foundations

If science students can't find funding, they probably won't enroll. Unlike some other fields, practically nobody pays their own way through their graduate-level science education, Short said.

Funding is necessary because students can't expect to be making huge salaries once they graduate, said David M. Holland, professor of mathematics and director of the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science at New York University.

According to job listing site Indeed.com, the average scientist in New York earns $90,000 per year " 21 percent higher than the nationwide average salary of $74,000.

Funding for physical, mathematical and engineering sciences is at an all time low and has been declining for the past 30 years. Hopefully more government funding will bring about resurgence in students who are looking to go in to a PhD program.


Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
2 Program(s) Found
  • Shape young lives, improve student outcomes, and stay at the forefront of your field through our online MS in Education (MSEd) program.
  • Engage in cutting-edge curriculum that connects students with education experts, researchers, and scholars.
  • The MSEd program offers 17 specializations, including Special Education, Educational Leadership and Administration, and more.
  • Qualifying students may transfer up to 15 credits to the MSEd program.
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
  • Liberal Arts degrees include BAs in English, History, Applied Linguistics, and more.
  • Coursework is designed to enhance students’ knowledge on a wide range of subjects, including history, culture, and art.
  • Educators focus on developing their students’ critical, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  • 100% online, flexible courses allow students to pursue their degree on their own schedule.
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Show more [+]
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Show more [+]
  • Accredited
  • Online Courses
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
2 Program(s) Found
  • Concordia pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Our online degrees provides the same high academic standards as our on-campus.
  • #1 in M.Ed Degrees awarded by a Non-Profit University with over 8,000 M.Ed degrees that have been awarded to Concordia Online Students (Based on 2013-2014 IPEDS data); #3 MBA Program in Oregon (2015).
  • Your diploma and transcript is exactly the same as what students receive from Concordia’s on-campus program and carries the same value as a traditional degree
  • Concordia offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards designed to make the cost of a quality liberal arts education more affordable. Military benefits are available to candidates who qualify.
  • Concordia offers outstanding student-focused support including technical support and student service teams to assist you from initial contact through graduation. 
  • Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

Featured Schools