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(Allied) Health Sciences Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, & Awards: Search Tools & Directories

Resources, hints, advice, and tools (including lots of links) for Allied Health Sciences and other students.

Created by Health Science Librarians


CareerOneStop Scholarship and Financial Aid Tools

Freely available tools from the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

CareerOneStop Scholarship Search Tool
Search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Search by Category or Keyword. See the Scholarship Search Help linked on the bottom bar for more information.

Prepare to Use the CareerOneStop Financial Aid Advisor
Go directly to CareerOnestop Financial Aid Advisor
The Financial Aid Advisor helps you fund your career pathway. Answer a brief list of questions to see what you might qualify for, where to go for more complete information on eligibility, and how to apply.  Use the Financial Aid Advisor to discover the many changes affecting the 2013-2014 school year. See Financial Aid Advisor Help on bar at bottom of search tool for additional information.

InfoEd SPIN Plus Funding Database

InfoEd Global's SPIN Plus is a comprehensive funding opportunities database. UNC researchers, administrators, postdocs, and graduate students can search over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 federal, public, non-profit, and private sponsors. Registered users can access the database from off campus or over VPN, set up search preferences, organize funding opportunities, and sign up for email notifications.

SPIN Plus is available now across campus from The Office of Research Development. Register a SPIN Plus profile to take advantage of SPIN’s customization features. To get started, visit and select Sign In from the top right corner. Additional information and resources are available on the InfoEd SPIN page on the Office of Research Development website.

InfoEd Global SPIN Plus

InfoEd Global SPIN Plus via UNC Funding Information Portal
You must be affiliated with an institution that subscribes to SPIN and use your affiliated email address to create an account. 

InfoEd Global SPIN Plus is a comprehensive, editorially maintained database of worldwide funding opportunities. Individual researchers rely on it to identify funding information as it relates to research, collaborative activities, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, operating and capital expenses, and more.

This resource is  made available to current UNC faculty, staff, and students by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. If you are affiliated with another academic institution, please check to see if it provides access.

Print Directories in UNC-CH Libraries

In the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Reference Section

  • Money for Graduate Students in the Health Sciences, 2010-2012
    W 20 S338m 2010, HSL Reference
    Table of Contents and Introduction for this title; includes directory purpose and sample entry (PDF).
  • Money for Graduate Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2010-2012
    LB 2337.2 S338m 2010, HSL Reference
  • Financial Aid for the Disabled and their Families, 2010-2012
    HV 1553 F491 2010-2012, HSL Reference

All Reference books are in-library use only.
HSL Reference is on the first floor of the library near the User Services Desk.
Contact Reference Services Press to purchase these and similiar directories.

These directories feature fellowships, grants, awards, and other funding programs with a focus on:

  • "Free" money programs not loans or service programs
  • Larger funding programs >$1000
  • Portable programs not linked to a specific school

Entries include: purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, application date, contact information with websites when available.

Find entries by: program purpose (study/training vs. research/creative), subject, sponsoring organization, program title, where you live, where you want to study, deadline date.


In the Graduate Funding Information Center

Additional Financial Aid Information Sources