Graduate students in the Allied Health fields represent a wide range of professions that are trained to provide health services. There are a number of national fellowship programs and independent organizations that provide funding for Allied Health graduate students.
Programs such as the Fulbright IIE and the AAUW fellowship programs are open to students in all fields. The Ford Fellowship program does limit eligibility based on field, but certain research-based health sciences programs, such as bioinformatics and epidemiology, amongst others, are also included. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have fellowship programs that support research in nursing, health sciences, and mental health and grants that support dissertation research in behavioral science, health services, nursing, health policy, and health sciences.
Specific Allied Health societies also have programs that support their given fields. The American Society for Nutrition has awards and fellowships for graduate students in nutrition. The American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the American Association of Implant Dentistry all support dental students. Academy Health and the American Society for Clinical Lab Science provide funds for students in health care policy and clinical lab science, respectively. There are also resources available for students who are also practicing medicine, such as physical therapists and physician assistants (PAs). The American Physical Therapy Association and the Foundation for Physical Therapy have scholarships, grants, and awards for physical therapy students. PA organizations such as Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery and the PA Foundation support PA graduate students.