Please use this site to navigate your way through the various resources for fellowships. This site contains a listing of major fellowships and funding databases. Recipients of external funding should notify the Graduate School as soon as possible.
Please click on one or more of the following links to begin your funding research:
- Funding Databases
- Major Outside Fellowships for Graduate Students
- Major Outside Fellowships for Postdoctoral Students
- Fellowships for Academic Work Outside the U.S.
All of the following databases contain thousands of funding opportunities searchable by field of interest and/or keyword and some by academic qualifications (i.e., graduate, doctorate, etc.).Brandeis Funding and Grants Database
Search for funding opportunities by subject (arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, Federal funding). To access this database, log onto: http://brandeis.libguides.com/content.php?pid=14517&sid=98376.
Indexes over 8,000 current federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities; Creating an account allows you to save and set email alerts on personalized searches and grants and to browse Grant Forward from home. To access this database, log onto http://grantforward.com/index.
Grants.gov allows individuals and organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation--two agencies may graduate students. To access this database, log onto http://grants.gov.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
The Social Science Research Council brings necessary knowledge to public issues. Some opportunities are exclusively for faculty members while others are for students and professionals who have obtained a master's degree. To access this database, log onto http://ssrc.org.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
The mission of the ACLS is the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences, and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies. Most fellowships require applicants to have obtained their doctoral degree. However dissertation completion fellowships are also awarded. To access this database, log onto http://acls.org.
American Physical Society Dissertation Awards
The society sponsors several competitions for Physics students engaged in dissertation research. To access the listing, log onto: http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/dissertation/index.cfm.
American Political Science Association (APSA)
The American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. Funding opportunities include: Congressional Fellowship Program, Minority Fellows Program, Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, Small Research Grant Program APSA Centennial Center Visiting Scholars Program. Funding opportunities are for graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and faculty. To access this database, log onto http://apsanet.org.
American Psychological Association
Dozens of funding opportunities are listed in this database specifically for graduate students a many different topics. To access this database, log onto http://www.apa.org//about/awards/index.aspx.
Searchable database of biomedical funding opportunities for graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral associates and junior faculty. Created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. To access this database, log onto http://grantsnet.org.
The Foundation Center
The center's Web site provides links to private foundations, corporate grantmakers and public charities. Visit the Foundation Center at http://foundationcenter.org.
There are a number of postbaccalaureate fellowships to be applied for at the application stage or (in most cases) no later than the first year of graduate study. Below is a list of some of the major fellowships in this category as well as a select few that may be applied for later in one's graduate school career. This list is ordered chronologically by application date. Remember to search at least 3 other databases for funding opportunities. There are literally hundreds of opportunities--too many to list here. This list is not exhaustive!
Presidential Management Intern Program
The Presidential Management Intern Program offers federal government opportunities to students from a variety of disciplines who have a clear interest in public policy. Awards are up to $54,028 per year for two years, second year of funding may be greater if promoted. Graduate students from all academic disciplines who expect to complete an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university by Aug. 31 of the academic year in which the competition is held, are eligible to become Fellows. In addition, Students are eligible to be nominated by their schools if they demonstrate: exceptional academic achievement; a capacity for leadership; the potential for future professional growth; a commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. The application deadline is usually in September. For more information, log onto http://pmf.opm.gov/Index.aspx.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grants
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to outstanding women from developing countries, who are completing degrees at U.S./Canadian universities and are committed to improving the well being of women and children in developing countries. Individual MMMF Scholarships are approximately $12,000 and must be used during the 2012-2013 academic year. All applicants must be at least 25 years of age and be a national of a lower or middle income country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility List. Applications will be available in beginning mid September. For more information, please visit http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-us.html.
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program supports students in the applied physical sciences and modern biology. Candidates may be seniors or students who have already commenced graduate study. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The awards are for one academic year and are renewable up to five years. The awards include stipend, plus a cost-of-allowance in lieu of tuition and other fees. The application deadline is is usually in the fall. For more information, log onto http://hertzfndn.org.
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fellowships for International Scholarly Exchange
This foundation supports the international scholarly exchange to enhance the understanding of Chinese culture and society overseas. The foundation awards doctoral fellowships of $15,000. Applicants must have ABD status, Awardees cannot be employed or receive grants from other sources. The application deadline is is usually in October. For more information, log onto http://cckf.org/.
Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies
Consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, this fellowship is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. A stipend grant award of $8,240 will be provided for the 12-week session to offset expenses. The program takes place in Washington, D.C. and is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the criteria. Winter/Spring fellowship takes place from late January 24 to mid April; the Fall fellowship takes place from late August to mid November. The application deadline for the Winter/spring program is is usually in October and for the Fall program it is usually in May. Candidates may apply to both sessions concurrently. For more information log onto: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm.
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. Awards of up to $25,000 for analysis and dissertation write up for research on education in a range of disciplines and professional fields. Applicants must be doctoral candidates; and have completed graduate requirements by June 1 of award year. The application deadline is usually in October. For more information, log onto http://spencer.org.
Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
This program assists graduate students in the humanities or related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. Students must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation. The stipend carries a $25,000 award for one year plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000. The application deadline is late October, and all applications must be completed online. Decisions will be announced late March. For more information, log onto http://acls.org.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are for students in the fields of mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history and philosophy of science. The awards are open only to applicants who are citizens, nationals of the United States, or permanent residents. The NSF also allows students in a research-based terminal Master's programs to apply. The award is available for maximum tenure periods of three years usable over a five-year period. There is a $30,000 stipend for 12-month tenures, and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. A $1,000 International Research Travel Allowance is also available. The application deadline is in early November depending on field of study. For more information, log onto http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.
Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Getty Predoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Getty Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence for nine months from mid-September to mid-June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is early November. For more information, go here.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM covers tuition, a $16,000 stipend and a summer internship at a participating company. The application deadline is usually mid November (or early October for early consideration). For more information, log onto http://gemfellowship.org.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities are three-year awards in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, literature and languages, history, philosophy and religion, life sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and astronomy, engineering, mathematics and computer science with an annual stipend, and institutional award in lieu of tuition and fees and expenses paid to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows. There are around 40 of these awards, which are open to U.S. citizens or nationals. The awards are intended for students who plan to work toward the Ph.D. degree for the first time, and who are at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Individuals must demonstrate they can use three years of fellowship support. Application deadline is mid November. For more information, log onto http://nationalacademies.org/fellowships/.
Note: For a later stage, there is also the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships
One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. AAUW offers a variety of fellowships to both international and American female students. Please refer to each program for application details, eligibility requirements and deadlines. The application is available after August 1. For more information, log onto http://aauw.org.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Awards are for $25,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing on study of ethical or religious values in humanities or social sciences. Graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition for Newcombe Fellows. Applicants must be doctoral candidates by November and complete their dissertation by August. The application deadline is usually in November. For more information, log onto http://woodrow.org/newcombe/.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Fellowship awards grants of $20,000 annually for up to two years for leaders who can give evidence of creativity, accomplishment and commitment to the U.S. Constitution, and for whom graduate education is relevant to their long-term career goals. Applicant should not have completed more than two years in a graduate program and cannot have been born before November 10, 1981. Status as a New American means either holder of a Green Card, naturalized citizen or child of at least one naturalized citizen parent. The application deadline is early November. For more information, log onto http://pdsoros.org.
Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowships
The Dumbarton Oaks awards grants of up to $22,110 for residential dissertation research in Byzantine or pre-Columbian studies or studies in landscape architecture. Applicants must be doctoral candidates at time of application. The application deadline is usually in November. For more information, log onto http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships (NPSC)
The NPSC awards fellowships for graduate study in the physical sciences and related engineering fields for graduate study at participating NPSC institutions. It welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis toward the recruitment of minority and female physical science students. It provides a stipend of $20,000 per annum for 6 years, plus tuition and salary through the summer employment program. Students typically apply for this fellowship during their senior year in high school. The NPSC also offers a Dissertation Support Program. This program provides support while a graduate student conducts dissertation research. Students should apply in the year prior to the beginning of their dissertation research program, but not before they can describe their intended research in general terms. The application deadline is early November. For more information, log onto http://www.npsc.org/Applicants/fellowshipinfo.html.
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences
These six-year fellowships are for graduate study in the physical sciences. Funding is awarded for up to 6 years. Awards depend on university attended. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and in their first year of graduate school. The application deadline is early November. For more information, log onto http://npsc.org/.
Asian Cultural Council Humanities Fellowships
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia. The application deadline for most programs is usually in November. For more information, log onto http://asianculturalcouncil.org.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowships are for students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the U.S. and will complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research as early as June 1 and no later than September 1 with approval of the dissertation proposal six months before the starting date. Applicants should be planning to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination. Applicants must also be writing their dissertation and receiving their Ph.D. in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences. Mellon awards ten fellowships carrying stipends of up to $2,000 per month to support dissertation research for periods of nine to 12 months. The application deadline is mid November, and decisions will be announced by April. For more information, log onto http://clir.org.
UNCF/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
The UNCF/Merck science initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American biological and chemical scientists and engineers. Each fellowship provides up to a maximum of $53,500, which includes a stipend of up to $43,500 for the Fellow and a Research Grant of up to $10,000 to support the research needs of the Fellow. The fellowship stipend is intended to cover from 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. A maximum of $30,000 in stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The Fellow must be engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research having successfully completed all qualifying exams by September 1, 2013. Applicants must be African American U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. For more information, log onto http://umsi.uncf.org/sif#ScienceResearchDissertation.
The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field. Ten Switzer Fellowships are annually awarded from a strong pool of over 150 applications in each region. Applicants be U.S. citizens; be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California or New England (master's and Ph.D. students may apply); have strong academic qualifications; and have academic and career goals focused on environmental improvement, regardless of the school, major or program. The award provides a one-year $15,000 cash award and networking and leadership support to recipients. The application deadline is January 10, 2013. For more information, log onto http://www.switzernetwork.org/grant-programs/fellowship-program.
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship is to fund graduate students studying and conducting research in the U.S. who have demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The fellowships also aim to attract students with an outstanding academic record who hold promise in their chosen field of study. The award includes tuition and a $18,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All applicants must turn in the hard copy of their completed application to Brooke Ball at GSAS (MS 031). The 2013 application deadline has passed. An application will be posted here once the DZL releases it (usually later in the fall). GSAS will then submit its three nominees' applications to the DZL by the postmark deadline. For more information, log onto http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/.
Posen Society of Fellows
This fellowship supports doctoral students who are writing their dissertations on modern Jewish history and culture and fiction writers working on a Jewish-themed novel or short story collection. Each fellow will receive a two-year, $40,000 award and a special opportunity to collaborate with peers and learn from seasoned scholars. Applicants must have completed their comprehensive exams or have started writing their dissertations by the award date (April of the year the application is due). The application deadline is January 15, 2013. For more information, log onto http://posenfoundation.com/what-we-do/fellowships.php.
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG) of the US Department of Defense is intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study for doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, and engineering sciences. It is open to U.S. citizens or nationals. It is a three-year award, which includes a stipend, plus full tuition and fees, not including room and board. The application deadline is available in September and usually due in January. For more information, log onto http://asee.org/ndseg/.
The American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program
The ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has existed since 1974 and has supported nearly 500 sociologists of color during this time span. Applicants can be new or continuing graduate students of sociology, who are enrolled in a program that grants the Ph.D. Applications may be for study in any sub-area or specialty in sociology. Applicants must be members of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group in the U.S. and must also be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. The fellowship is awarded for 12 months and includes tuition and fees. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm.
The Smithsonian awards in-residence fellowships at museums, research institutes, and offices of the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships are for study in animal behavior, ecology and environmental science; anthropology and archeology, astrophysics, astronomy, earth sciences, paleobiology, evolutionary and systematic biology, folklife, history of science, history of art, materials research, molecular biology, and social and cultural history of the U.S. predoctoral fellowships are for doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research for three to 12 months and carry a stipend of $30,000 per year plus allowances. The Latino Studies Fellowship Program offers awards to U.S./Latino/a pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral or senior scholars to pursue research related to Latino history, art, and culture using Smithsonian resources. The term for this fellowship is three to 12 months with the opportunity to spend up to a third of the time in the field but not at the home institution. It carries a stipend of $30,000 per year plus allowances. The application deadline for all fellowships mentioned above is in January. For more information, log onto http://si.edu/research+study.
Fredrick Douglass Institute Fellowship
The fellowship provides dissertation funds for African and African-American research. An annual stipend of $26,000 is awarded. Applicants must be ABD by beginning of the academic year and have completed the first chapter of dissertation. Applications are being accepted anytime between September and December 31. For more information, log onto http://rochester.edu/College/aas/.
John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships
The John Carter Brown Library fellowship program was created to give scholars from this country and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. The program awards grants for short-term (two to four months) research in history and the humanities. Awards are for up to $2,100 per month. Long-term research fellowships are for up to $4,200 per month. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents for at least three years for long-term research grants and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals for short-term research fellowships. All applicant must be ABD. The application deadline is in December. For more information, log onto http://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/fellowship.
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace Dissertation Fellowships
The Jennings Randolph Program awards $20,000 for dissertation research and/or writing on international conflict and peace. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.usip.org/fellows/index.html.
Boren Fellowship — National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. Students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests. All proposed programs must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language. The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community for a minimum of one year. Awards are for up to $30,000 depending on if study takes place abroad or domestically. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.borenawards.org.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
The Social Science Research Council, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, sponsors a program for fellowships and workshops for predissertation research and dissertation proposal development. The DPDF program is designed to intervene at a critical moment in the career development of graduate students in the humanities and social sciences by aiding their transition from students to researchers. DPDF will be open to early-stage graduate students in all disciplines of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at accredited universities in the United States. Fellowships will include support for sustained research and/or training, as well as participation in two sets of workshops. The application deadline is in January and decisions will be announced in April. For more information, log onto www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/.
Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant
The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant was founded to aid doctoral students researching topics relevant to aging and later-life learning. This $5,000 grant may be used in any way that aids the recipient in either the completion or publication of their research and dissertation results. Applicants must be doctoral students studying any field where their research will have a significant impact on the field of later-life learning (education, psychology, gerontology, social work or a related discipline). The application deadline is in May. For more information, go here.
Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctoral program or have received their graduate degree in the last 18 months. The application deadline is in June. For more information, log onto http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm.
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania
The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence. The fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University and seek to attract graduate students from Penn and other institutions who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by their start date. In addition postdoctoral scholars from other institutions who have completed their dissertation within the last three years are eligible. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is August 1, 2012. For more information, go here.
The Abe fellowship supports post-doctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant issues including: U.S.-Japan relations, problems common to industrial societies, or global issues. The Abe supports research that compares and contrasts these processes, problems, and issues in more than one nation. Awards and terms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows three to 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Those eligible include: citizens of the U.S. and Japan; nationals of other countries who can demonstrate long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience by the date of initial activation of the fellowship. The application deadline is in September. For more information, log onto http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/.
The Michigan Society Fellowship
The Michigan Society Fellowship offers awards in the Humanities and Arts, Sciences and Professions. An Annual stipend of $52,000 for a three-year term. Fellows are appointed as assistant professors or research scientists in appropriate departments and as postdoctoral scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic year of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, participate in the informal intellectual life of the society and devote time to their independent research or artistic projects. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2010, and September 1, 2013. The application deadline is in September. For more information, log onto http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/society.html.
Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities is one of the oldest and most established postdoctoral fellowship programs in the United States. The society is proud to sponsor some of the most interesting interdisciplinary work in the humanities currently conducted in the United States. Postdoctoral fellowships award $60,000 (half of which is for independent research and half of which is for teaching in the undergraduate program in general education) and an additional $5,000 in support of research. Applicants must have received Ph.D. between January 1, 2011, and July 1, 2013. The application deadline is October 1, 2012. For more information, log onto http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html.
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fellowships for International Scholarly Exchange: Junior Scholar Grants
This foundation supports the international scholarly exchange to enhance the understanding of Chinese culture and society overseas. Applicants must have ABD status, U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status. Awardees cannot be employed or receive grants from other sources. Postdoctoral grants up to $30,000 for one year; pursuing a scholarly project with the sponsorship of an academic institution, letter of recommendation from sponsor. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. The application deadline is in mid October. For more information, log onto http://www.cckf.org/.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2012 – 2014. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation review of research and teaching in the fields of art history, archaeology and conservation. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level and while participating in a major international research initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The fellow will participate in the meetings of the relevant working groups and will teach one graduate level course each year. In addition to these responsibilities, in the second year the Fellow is to organize a seminar, conference, or workshop stemming from their research topic. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $55,000 per year, with benefits. There is a further $12,000 housing allowance and $2000 for travel and research expenses. Applicants for 2013 – 2015 must have received the Ph.D. between October 1, 2007, and October 1, 2012. There are no restrictions about the field of study, and applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the Institute of Fine Arts. The application deadline is November 1, 2012. For information on how to apply, log onto: http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/application.htm.
Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers annually a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies to begin July 1, 2010. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. Applicants may not have previously published or have under contract a scholarly monograph, and they must have met all requirements for the doctorate before commencing the fellowship. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. Fellows devote most of their time to research and writing, work closely with the editorial staff and participating in colloquia and other scholarly activities of the institute. In addition to a stipend of $50,400, the fellowship provides office, research and computer facilities as well as some travel funds for conferences and research. Fellows hold concurrent appointment as assistant professor in the appropriate department at the College of William & Mary and teach a total of six semester hours during the two-year term. Institute fellows also have the option of spending a summer at the Huntington Library on a full grant within five years of their residency in Williamsburg. The award is open to all eligible persons. Foreign nationals must have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the date of the fellowship award in order to receive NEH funding. The application deadline is in November. For more information, log onto http://oieahc.wm.edu/fellowship/index.html.
Asian Cultural Council Humanities Fellowships
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia. The application deadline for most programs is in November. For more information, log onto http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org.
Supreme Court Fellowship Program
Fellows spend one year in Washington, D.C. based at the Supreme Court, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, or the U.S. Sentencing Commission, working on projects related to the federal court system and the administration of justice. The Program seeks outstanding individuals from diverse professional and academic backgrounds, including law, the social and behavioral sciences, public and business administration, systems research and analysis, communications, and the humanities. Candidates must have one post-graduate degree; two or more years of professional experience; and multi-disciplinary training and experience, including familiarity with the judicial process. The application deadline is November 30, 2012. For more information, log onto http://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows.
The Smithsonian awards in-residence fellowships at museums, research institutes, and offices of the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships are for study in animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; anthropology and archeology, astrophysics, astronomy, earth sciences, paleobiology, evolutionary and systematic biology, folklife, history of science, history of art, materials research, molecular biology, and social and cultural history of the U.S. Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to scholars who received their Ph.D. no more than seven years ago. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who received their Ph.D. 7 or more years ago. The term for both of these fellowships is 3 to 12 months and carries a stipend of $45,000 per year plus allowances. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.si.edu/research+study.
Legacy Heritage Fellowships
Legacy Heritage Fellowship is seeking candidates for this prestigious international, fully paid, year-long fellowship which is open to post-graduates, outstanding college graduates and young professionals. They are looking for gifted, highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the fields of international relations, politics, the media, NGOs, think tanks, etc. in Israel, Europe and North America. Fellows are matched up with positions in the countries in which they reside and are mentored by senior executives in their placements. In addition to their ongoing professional development (including monthly conference calls, newsletters and regular communication with their peers), the Fellows attend three educational conferences held in Israel, Europe and the United States. The conferences include outstanding speakers, significant networking opportunities, skills training workshops and excursions. The Fellows also implement a Middle East Public Service Initiative that they design and execute during the Fellowship year. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.legacyheritage.org.
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Fellowship
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) was founded at Columbia in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture and its social context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in comparative literature and society. It draws its faculty from the humanities, the social sciences and the schools of architecture and law. The postdoctoral fellowship is for spring. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. after spring 2008. The award includes $45,000, fringe benefits, $1,000 for travel and an additional $2,000 for innovative course planning. Send all inquiries via e-mail only: email@example.com. The application deadline is in February. For more information, log onto http://www.columbia.edu/cu/icls/special/postdoc/intro/index.html.
This list is ordered chronologically by application date.
Fulbright, Institute of International Education (IIE)
The Fulbright is awarded for study or research abroad, and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the U.S. Information Agency. Approximately 630 awards for 93 countries are offered each year. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. The campus application deadline for graduate students is September 13, 2012. For more information, go here.
American Research Center in Egypt
ARCE administers fellowships for study in Egypt by students enrolled in doctoral programs (humanities, fine arts, social sciences) at North American universities and by postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Depending on the source of funding, fellowships are granted for periods of between three and 12 months during September and October. The awards are approximately $1,000 per month plus travel expenses. For more information, log onto http://arce.org/grants/fellowships/overview.
The Eurasia Program is pleased to announce a fellowship program for research on the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the New States of Eurasia. Research related to the non-Russian states, regions and peoples is particularly encouraged. Awards of up tp $33,000 for one academic year provide support to graduate students near the completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities. These fellowships are intended for applicants who have completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection, and who have made significant progress in outlining emergent, innovative contributions to scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is TBA. For more information, log onto http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/search/.
Humboldt Research Fellowship Program
The Humbolt Research Fellowship Program offers many fellowship opportunities in support of research in Germany in any discipline. Requirements vary by program, but many of these opportunities are postdoctoral in nature. Typical requirements include requisite language skills and Ph.D. (received within past 12 years). The program accepts applications at any time. For more information, log onto http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text_id=1710.
Lady Davis Graduate Fellowships
The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust was established 33 years ago to provide the opportunity for leading scientists and scholars, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students from abroad, regardless of nationality, gender or field of scholarship to teach, study and participate in research in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa. Awards include $3814-$5,971 NIS per month--tied to monthly cost of living for graduate study at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and return flight. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master's or doctoral program. Similar fellowships are provided for attendance at Hebrew University. The application deadlines vary according to programs. For more information, log onto http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/.
This program, sponsored by the German government, provides a fellowship for research in the Federal Republic of Germany. By special arrangement, Brandeis has a priority claim to one fellowship; this means that, all things being equal, an applicant nominated by Brandeis will receive preferential treatment. Because Brandeis is a partner institution, all applicants must turn in four complete sets of hard copies of their application (1 original, 3 photocopies) to Brooke Ball at GSAS. The internal, campus deadline is October 22, 2012. For information and forms, please log onto http://www.daad.org.
The Foundation awards up to $4,000-20,000 to support research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for one year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and they must arrange placement or affiliation independently. The application deadline is in November. For more information, log onto http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States for 75 fellows annually. Fellowships average $19,000 to support nine to twelve months for field research on all areas or regions of the world, as well as for research that is comparative, cross-regional and cross-cultural. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a US doctoral program and have ABD status by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2012, whichever comes first. The application deadline is in November. For more information, log onto http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/.
Asian Cultural Council Humanities Fellowships
The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia. The application deadline for most programs is in November. For more information, log onto http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program-CURRENTLY CLOSED
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern languages and area studies in the United States by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct doctoral dissertation research abroad. It may include all major world areas with the exception of Western Europe. The program is for those who intend a career in teaching and research. Note: In contrast to the Fulbright, which is mainly for a stay in a single country (although in some cases, several countries in a region are allowed), the DDRA program allows for stays in one or more countries depending on research needs. A western European country may be included as one of the stays, if archival work or other research needs related to the non-Western project warrant such a stay.) For more information, log onto http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html.
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies was established in 1986 at the Freie University Berlin to support and promote a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary German and European affairs. The Program supports anthropologists, economists, political scientists, sociologists, and all scholars in germane social science and cultural studies fields, including historians researching the period after the mid-19th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as post-doctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph. For those writing a dissertation, the award includes a stipend of EUR 1100 per month. For those who have completed their doctorate, the award includes a stipend of EUR 1400 per month. The Program also offers EUR 130 per month for each accompanying child and EUR 130 per month as spousal support if the spouse is not working or is on a fellowship. The Program provides one round-trip airfare for the fellow between the fellow's residence at the time of award and Berlin. Awards provide between 10 and 12 months of research support. In addition, funds for intra-European research travel may be granted upon request. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada. Dissertation applicants: ABD status at the time the fellowship begins. Post-doctoral applicants: scholars who have received the Ph.D. within last 2 years. The application deadline is in December. Winners are chosen the following February. For more information, log onto http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~bprogram/.
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation awards up to $19,900 for one full academic year of traveling to and residing in Venice and the Veneto to support historical/contemporary research on Venice and the former Venetian empire. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and ABD by December 15, 2011. The application deadline is in December. For more information, log onto http://www.delmas.org/guidelines/v_ir_a.html.
Boren Fellowship--National Security Education Program
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. Students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests. All proposed programs must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language. The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community for a minimum of one year. Awards are for up to $30,000 depending on if study takes place abroad or domestically. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://www.borenawards.org/.
The Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowships
AF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries. Proficiency in the language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required. The Fellowship includes: round-trip international transportation to the research site; a research allowance of up to $3,000; a monthly stipend of $1,500 (4-12 months); emergency health insurance;expenses related to required attendance at a mid-year conference. The application deadline is in January. For more information, log onto http://iie.org/en/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program.
Council For European Studies
The CES Fellowship Program serves as the leading source for pre-dissertation fellowships that fund students' first major research projects in Europe. The fellowship sponsors three components: a) A two-month stay abroad, during which time fellows pursue original archival and field research; b) Fellows’ participation at the CES International Conference, where they present their findings and receive feedback from senior scholars; c) Publication of fellows’ research reports in the CES journal, the European Studies Forum (as well as electronically). In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must fulfill four criteria: 1) The CES Fellowship is intended to fund students’ first major research project in Europe. Students who have already engaged in extensive field work and study in Europe, related to their dissertation, are not eligible. 2) Applicants must be in the exploratory, early stage of their research. 3) Applicants are expected to have finished all or a majority of their doctoral coursework. 4) The applicant’s home university must be a member of the Council’s academic consortium (Brandeis is a member). The application deadline is in February. For more information, log onto http://www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org.