Fellowships and Grants
Fellowships and grants not only support your work, they can reduce the debt you may incur as a student and add important credentials to your resume or CV. Don't forget to check out the GSAS guide to finding funding and writing proposals.
Dissertation Year Fellowship
These fellowships provide a year’s funding to complete a dissertation. Awards are restricted to ABD students who are in their fifth of sixth year during the year of the fellowship (i.e., in their fourth or fifth year in the 2017-2018 academic year, when they apply) and writing dissertations in an area of the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Learn more about the dissertation year fellowship.
Mellon Dissertation Research Grants
A grant of up to $3,000 for dissertation research-related travel and other expenditures. Doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences may apply. Learn more about the Mellon Dissertation Research Grants.
An award in the $500-$1,000 range to support of an ABD-doctoral candidate's dissertation-related research expenses. Note: this award is managed and sponsored by the Provost's office, not GSAS. Learn more about the Provost Award.
Travel Funds Request
GSAS will reimburse doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts up to $500 each academic year so that they may travel to present papers or serve on panels at conferences or workshops. Learn more about the Travel Funds Request.
University Prize Instructorship
Provides doctoral students (from any discipline) the opportunity to design and teach an upper-division course in their field of research. Learn more about the University Prize Instructorship.Awards are restricted to ABD students who are in their fifth of sixth year during the year of the fellowship (i.e., in their fourth or fifth year in the 2017-2018 academic year, when they apply)
GSAS Master's Research Fund
Provides master's students (from any discipline) up to $300 to help cover research expenses primarily for a thesis or major paper. Learn more about the GSAS Master's Research Fund.
GSA Travel and Research Grants
These grants provide funds to conduct research, primarily for a thesis or the “major project” required by some graduate programs. Grants are typically in the $150-$300 range. Learn more about the GSA Travel and Research Grants.