UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Fellowships

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

GPA Cutoff: 3.3

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: December. Please check website below for the specific date.


The UNCF/ Merck Science Initiative awards scholarships and fellowships at three levels:

UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers.  The UNCF/Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

UNCF /Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships will help African American graduate students complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare the dissertation required for a doctoral degree in the biomedically relevant life or physical sciences and engineering.

UNCF /Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships are intended to provide support to African American post-graduate students to obtain postdoctoral training and to prepare for a career in biomedical research.

Visit the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative site.

Award Details

Fields of Study: Life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering

Additional Qualifications: Must be African American (Black).