Opportunities for Graduate Study/Graduate Students
For an additional excellent database of fellowship information for graduate
students in the arts and humanities, see:
AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
American Association of University Women. $20,000 All fields. To complete writing within the year. Deadline November.
ASA Dissertation Award
American Sociological Association; for best Ph.D. dissertation in the discipline. Deadline January
AAUW International Fellowship
$18,000 to support graduate work. Female; non-citizen. Deadline December 1.
AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship
To $12,000 Female; minority; math or engineering. Deadline January.
To complete dissertation; also post-docs. Deadlines vary.
ACLS Public Fellows
Humanities Ph.D. within past 3-yr window. $50,000-78,000 stipend; 2-yr fellowship in govt or non-profit sector. June 1.
Adolescent Literacy Pre-doc
$25,000 For doctoral research to improve literacy outcomes for middle and secondary students. Qualifying exams completed. Deadline December 1.
American Institute for Certified Public Accountants. Various graduate scholarships, plus listings of other scholarship resources. Deadlines vary.
Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowships
$3,000 to $7,500 for graduate study. ALD members; graduating seniors and graduate students may apply. January 31.
AMNH Anthropology Internships
American Museum of Natural History. Graduate internships 2 months to 1 yr. Deadlines April 1 for summer or fall, December 1 for spring.
AMS Mass Media Fellowship
10-week paid summer internship for grad students in math, science, health, or social science. Placement in media organizations, communicating science and technical subjects to the public. January 15.
American Accounting Association
Multiple awards for outstanding dissertations and for dissertation research. Deadlines vary.
American Antiquarian Society
Library collections = Amer. hist or culture through 1876. Fields = history, art and music history, literature, political science, 18th-cent. studies, newspapers, magazines, history of book.
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship -- $35,000 for 12-month fellowship. Up to 3 yrs from Ph.D. Any topic in collection; to revise or extend dissertation for publication. Deadline Oct.
AAS Short-term Fellowships - $1,000 per month for 1-3 mo. For research in collections, including for dissertation research. January.
American Historical Association
To $1,000 for research; advanced doctoral candidate. Deadline February
AIIS Junior Fellows
Up to 11 months in India, affiliated with Indian university and research supervisor, for Ph.D. research specializing in Indian aspects of specific disciplines. Deadline July 1.
To $20,000 for year fellowship, $4,000 for study visit one to three months. Study/research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Citizen or perm res; well-defined research project; some language proficiency expected; general priority to advanced graduate students. Deadline November 1.
AIMS Research Grants to Maghreb
Short-term (1-3 months, to $6,000) and long-term (3+ mo., to $15,000) grants for research on North Africa in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania. US citizen; all disciplines; AIMS member. December
AIMS Summer Advanced Arabic
Partial grants available to attend intensive summer language program in Tangier. Two years Modern Standard Arabic required prior to application. Deadline February.
Archaeology Institute of America
$22,000 for study in Aegean; ABD or PhD. Deadline November 1.
Argonne Lab Post-docs www.dep.anl.gov
$2,000 MA or PhD, toward public service. Political science or public policy; Texas resident; need. February
Asia Pacific Leadership Program
Tuition toward 9-month graduate certificate program in regional expertise and leadership, at University of Hawaii. Deadline February.
Banting Postdoc, Canada
Two-year postdoc fellowship for research at a Canadian institution. Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering. November 1
Fulbright Binational Business Grant
Corporate internship in Mexico. JD, MBA, MA in international studies...Must have Spanish fluency. SMU deadline Sept. 28
Beneventi Law, DAR
$2,000. Enrolled in law school, 3.25+GPA. Deadline April.
Beneventi MBA, DAR
$2,000 Enrolled full-time for MBA, 3.25+ GPA. Deadline April.
Bliss Prize, Dumbarton Oaks
$45,000 to pursue Byzantine studies. Deadline November 1.
National Security Education Program. Deadline January.
Bridges College Scholarship
To $15,000 per year for graduates of accredited Texas high schools or foreign nationals who have legally resided in Texas for 12 months prior to application; financial need. Deadline April 1.
Canada Doctoral Research Award
For dissertation research in Canada, dissertation related to study of Canada. Deadline October
CAORC Intensive Summer Language
Overseas Research Council. All direct expenses for intensive study in "critical" languages. March
CAORC Multi-Country Research
Overseas Research Council. Research support for doctoral candidate in humanities, working on issues of trans-regional significance.
CESRI European Summer Science Research
Graduate students in science/engineering. Lab placement for 8-week summer research in Germany, Austria, Hungary, central European countries. Deadline early February.
Chateaubriand Fellowships to France
9-month fellowship in France for graduate student pursuing Ph.D. Deadline December.
Summer, 6-month, and year-long paid internships for undergrad and grad students in art history, media, editing, and related areas. Fall app deadlines.
S. DuBois Cook Postdoc Fellowship
History, social sciences. For research on constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from interdisciplinary perspectives. Social Science Research Institute, Duke University. January 15
Coro Fellows in Public Affairs
Intensive two-year internship for those intending careers in public affairs. Deadline early January.
Cross Future Leaders
Travel, lodging to attend AACU conference. Doctoral level. Deadline September.
CSGS Master's Thesis Award
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.
DAAD Grants to Germany
Graduate work or research in Germany for academic year or summer.
Study Scholarship: one yr independent study, or Master's degree. Deadline November.
Research Grant: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D., to conduct research. Deadlines Aug, Nov.
German Studies Research Grant: contemporary German affairs. Deadlines May 1, Nov 1.
Intensive Language Courses: 8 wks. Any field not language or lit. 3 sem.college Germ. Deadline Janu.
Bundestag Internship: 2 mo. Strong written/spoken Germ. History, eco, law.
Research Internships: Summer. Biol, chem, physics, geol, engrg grad students. Deadline January.
DAAD-Leibnitz: 6-36 months. Interdisciplinary. At Leibnitz Institute. Deadlines vary.
Helmholtz Research: 12-36 months. Earth science, health, etc. Deadlines vary.
Leo Baeck Institute: Dissert. or post-PhD research on German-speaking Jewry. Deadline Nov.
Postdoc (within past 5 yrs) 3-yr research awards at West Point. Mathematical Sciences. US citizen.
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Grants for research in Venice. Historical or contemporary Venetian society and culture. Humanities and social sciences, e.g. arts, archaeology, history, economics, law, literature, music, religion, theater...Must have dissertation proposal approved. Deadline Dec. 15.
Dempster Fellowship, Theology
To $11,000 United Methodist; Ph.D. candidate, planning to teach theology in seminary or university. October
To $30,000 for graduate study in neurolinguistics. Deadline June.
DOE, Department of Energy
Multiple programs; deadlines vary.
East-West Center Affiliate Scholar
For graduate students from all countries, one-term or 1-yr affiliation with EWC while working on thesis research related to Asia Pacific region. Rolling deadlines.
East-West Center Graduate Fellowship
Toward tuition at Univ of Hawaii and East-West Center for Master's or Doctorate. Deadline Nov.
Fichter Research Grant
Association Sociology of Religion. For dissertation research on women and religion, incl. gender issues and feminist perspectives. May 1
Fiessinger Fellowship, Waste Management
$5,000 for MS or $12,000 for PhD. Deadline May.
EPA Graduate Research Fellowships
Environmental Protection Agency. Multiple programs.
Findley Chemistry, DAR
$2,000 Full-time graduate student in chemistry,3.25+GPA. Deadline April.
National Security Education Program. Deadline January.
FORD Engineering Award
$10,000 for Master's level study. GK member. October 15
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
$20,000 pre-doctoral; $40,000 post-doc; also dissertation fellowships. To increase diversity in teaching faculties. Citizen, planning to teach college. Deadline November.
French Teaching Assistantships
Paid assistantship in France, 9 months. Age 20-34. Deadline December 1.
FTE Fund for Theology
$5,000 to $15,000 Graduate students in theology. Deadlines February and various.
Geological Society of America
Multiple awards and scholarships, varying deadlines.
Getty Research Institute
Arts, humanities, social sciences. Museum Institute or at Villa. All deadlines are Nov 1
Post-doc -- $22,000 for academic year. Ph.D. 2002 or later
Library Research Grant -- To $2,500. Five days to 3 months.
Pre-doc -- $18,000 for academic year.
Golden Key Awards
GK Graduate Scholar Award -- $10,000. GK member. Deadline January 15
GK Council of Advisors Award -- $10,000 for grad study. Undergrad degree in past 5 yrs. Janu 15
Research Grants -- $1,000 for thesis research of conference presentation. Oct 15, Apr 1
GK Education Award -- to $2,000. GK member in Educ. program. March 1
GK Community Service Award -- to $2,000. Outstanding community service. March 1
Google, Anita Borg
$10,000 Female, computer science or computer engineering. Deadline January.
To $5,000 Graduate study in computer science or computer engineering. Deadline May.
GSA, Geological Soc. of Am.
Grants to fund research projects at all graduate levels. GSA members. Citizenship not an issue. Feb. 1
Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship
Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences. $15,000 fellowship to complete dissertation on causes, manifestations, or control of violence, aggression, dominance. Deadline February 1.
Salary for teaching one year, areas relating to Russia. Deadline November 1.
Higham Travel Grant, Amer. Hist
Organization of American Historians. For ABD specializing in American Immigration, Ethnic, or Intellectual History. Travel grant to annual OAH-IEHS meeting. Dec 1
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
To support graduate study. Hispanic; citizen or perm res. Deadlines vary.
Hmong National Development Fund
$500 Hmong; resident. Deadline November.
Walter Read Hovey
To $3,000 for graduate studies in art history. Deadline January.
Huggins-Quarles Award, Amer. Hist
Grant to grad student of color, for travel expenses to research collection to complete diss. Dec 1
Huntington Library Fellowships
Student at dissertation level. Deadline December.
Jacob Javits Fellowship
Tuition + stipend to $30,000 Student still in first yr of grad studies; humanities, arts. Early Oct.
Japan Bridging Project
To $4,000 to study in Japan. Citizen. Deadline early April.
Japanese American Citizen League Scholarships
Must be JACL member (students may join). Deadline March 1.
Jenkins Pre-doc Fellowship
Math, science, engineering. Underrepresented (women, minorities, disabilities), US citizen, full-time student in first 3 yrs of graduate program. March 15
Jensen Fellowship in French
$10,000 Research in France, 6 months. Citizen, graduate studies in French. Deadline Oct. 1.
John Carter Brown Library Fellowships
$2,000 per month for 2-4 mo research, all aspects of colonial history of the Americas.
John Wesley Fellows
To $10,000 per year x 4 yrs. United Methodist; for doctoral theological education. Deadline January
$16,000 for final Ph.D. dissertation defense year. All disciplines, with special consideration to Humanities. Deadline January.
John F. Kennedy Library Fellowships
Kovler Fellowship -- to $2,500 Research on foreign intelligence and presidency, or related. March
Schlesinger -- $5,000 Western Hemisphere history or policy, Roosevelt to Kennedy. Aug 15
Schwartz -- $3,100 Immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. March 15
Sorensen -- $3,600 Domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. March 15
Kennedy Research Grants to $2,500 Any topic relating to Kennedy period. Preference to Ph.D. dissertation research. March for fall, Aug for spring.
Hemingway Research Grants to $1,000 Use of Hemingway collection. Preference to Ph.D. dissertation research. Nov 1.
To $5,000 for research on dinosaur paleobiology. Faculty or students. Deadlines March 15, October 15
Kislak Fellowship in American Studies
Post-doc fellowship for research in the Kislak Collection, Library of Congress.
Kress Foundation, art history
$22,500 per yr for 2-yr research appointment; pre-doc studying art history pre-1900. Deadline November.
Larson Fellowship, Health and Spirituality
Post-doc fellowship in field of health and spirituality, at Library of Congress.
To $22,000 for field or museum research. Advanced PhD student in paleoanthropology, study of human origins, hunter/gatherer society. Deadlines July, Janu.
Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize
Organization of American Historians. Best dissertation in U.S. women's history. Oct 1
Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship
1 to 2 yrs study at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. US citzn age <30, major in history, international studies, or political science; career goal in diplomacy, international relations, govt or public service. Deadline March 1
Leland Fossil Energy Fellowship
Travel cost and stipend for 10-week summer internship. Women and minority students in Fossil Energy. Apply Sept-Janu.
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
contact Office of National Fellowships
Full tuition + $18,000/yr stipend, for graduate study in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, law, medicine, engineering or other formal professional training. US citzn, financial need. Seniors or grad students may apply. Campus deadline Nov.
Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship
$18,000. for final year of PhD or ThD dissertation writing on American religion. Deadline January.
Luna Legislative Scholars
Texas Senate Hispanic Research Council. Spring semester as full-time staff legislative assistant in office of senator or Lt. Governor. $2,000 monthly stipend. Junior, senior, recent grad or grad student, age 21+. Deadline Oct.
Manuscript Society Maass Grant
$5,000 toward expenses for research using original manuscripts. Deadline June 1.
Massachusetts Historical Society
$1,500 for short-term (20 days) research in Society collections. Deadline March 1
$40,000 for long-term (6-12 months, may be divided time periods). January 1
$5,000 for 8 wks research at regional consortium institutions. February 1
$4,000 for 8 wks, research related to Civil War. Deadline February 1
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion
$33,000 to student at dissertation level, to complete that year. Deadline November
Mellon Humanities Postdoc
$40,000 stipend for academic-year residency postdoc at Wesleyan University, Center for Humanities, teaching one course. Deadline November 1.
Methodist Board of Ministry
www.ctcbom.org click "BOM Forms"
Student in seminary. Deadline March 1.
Metropolitan Museum, Art History
Short- and long-term resident fellowships to pre-doctoral students and to post-docs generally under age 40. Research related to Museum's collections. Deadline Nov. 1
Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarships
$15,000 for first- or 2nd-yr grad student in CSE, EE, or Math. Non-citizens may also apply. Deadline Oct. 15
Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships
Full tuition/fees, plus $28,000 stipend, for 2 yrs. Student starting 2nd or 3rd yr of PhD program in CSE, EE or Math. Deadline Oct. 15.
Mortar Board Fellowships
$3,000 to $5,000 one-year fellowship toward graduate study, all fields. Mortar board member. Deadline January 31.
$55,000 PhD or EdD within past 5 yrs. Research project related to education. Deadline Nov.
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship
To $35,000 per yr for graduate support; plus paid summer internships. Aeronautics-related fields such as math, ME, EE, computer science. Deadline March.
National Gallery of Art
Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts. Multiple residency pre-doctoral fellowships, including travel abroad. Deadline November.
National Geographic/Waitt Grant
$5,000 to 15,000 to support hypothesis-based exploration or field research. Archaeology, Geology, Paleontology among other areas. Rolling deadline
National Research Council
Postdoc (within 5 yrs of doctorate) and Senior Research Associateships (5+ yrs), in chemistry, earth sciences, math, physics, space/planetary. US citizens and foreign nationals. Deadlines Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1.
Native American Fellowships
School of American Research, Santa Fe. 9-month resident fellowships to complete doctoral dissertations in anthropology or related disciplines including history, American Studies, sociology. Deadline Nov. 1.
Nevins Dissertation Prize, American
$1,000 Best-written doctoral dissertation on an American subject (arts, literature, science, biography, etc.) defended in previous calendar year. January 31
Newberry for ABD
Must be ABD. Deadline March 1.
Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
$23,000 for 12 months' full-time dissertation writing, on study of ethical or religious values in all areas of human endeavor. Must be PhD or ThD candidate in humanities or social sciences, dissertation proposal approved. Deadline early Nov.
Newton International Fellowships
Funding for 2 yrs post-doc collaborative research in U.K. Humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering. Apply when completing Ph.D. or up to 6 yrs postdoc. Deadline August.
National Physical Science Consortium
$16,000 per yr to support grad study /dissertation research in science or engineering. Apps open in August; deadline early Nov.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Support for 3 yrs graduate study. Nov 1
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Stipend
Stipend for 3 to 12 months' pre-doctoral research at the Museum. Deadline November
ORAU, Oak Ridge
Multiple programs in sciences and engineering. Deadlines vary.
For research only; not yet Ph.D.
Pepler International Fellowship,
For 3 weeks in U.K. studying town and country planning. Below 30 yrs old. Deadline March.
Grants to $3,500 for graduate research projects in Native American history, continental US or Canada. Not archaeology. March 1
For LGBT students at undergraduate or graduate level. Average award $13,600. Apply Dec - Feb. 9
$1,000 to $4,000. Graduate work in painting or sculpture. Deadline March 1.
Presidential Management Fellows Program
Eligibility for two-year paid appointment to one of 80 federal agencies. At time of application, must be in final completion year of graduate program (any field; master's, law, or Ph.D.) Sept. 15
See this website of the American Psychological Association, for listings of many scholarships and fellowships for graduate study at both master's and doctoral levels. Deadlines vary.
Publication Grant, Archaeological Institute
$5,000 in two installments. For final analysis, writing, prep for publication of research, excavated material of any period from anywhere in the world. Nov. 1
QEM summer internships in science
Airfare, housing,stipend for 10-week summer internship. Grad and doctoral students in science, technology, math, engineering. Deadline January.
Research in the Rockies
Summer, Rocky Mountain National Park. Housing + stipend. Graduate student in broad range, including proposals in archaeology, cultural and social sciences, geology, history, historic preservation. Toward career interest in environmental education, resource management, natural or cultural resources, or work in national parks. Deadline February 1.
see Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
$1,000 for essay on accounting fraud awareness. Deadline early May.
6-month or 11-month pre-doctoral fellowships to American Academy in Rome. Deadline Nov. 1.
Scherer Foundation Scholarship
see Karla Scherer Foundation
Female in grad studies, economics or finance, planning corporate business career. Deadline March 1.
SEG Geophysics Scholarships
Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Preparing for career in geophysics. To $14,000 Deadline Feb 1.
Scholarships for Methodists
Multiple scholarships for graduate students who are Methodist. Deadlines vary.
Tuition support for graduate studies in geophysics. Deadline March 1.
Sigma Xi Research Grants
To $1,000 for travel or equipment. Any science or engineering area. Deadlines October and March.
Simons Grad Fellow, Theoretical Computer
Student early in Ph.D. program, who has already shown significant results: two-year stipend, tuition, travel support. No citizenship requirement. May 1.
$27,000/yr, 3-12 months for dissertation research. Anthropology, archaeology, environmental science, earth sci, paleobiology, art history, social/cultural history of US, humanities. Deadline January.
Smithsonian 10-week Graduate
$6,000. For graduate students, independent research, usually before having been advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. January
Smithsonian Garber Fellowship
Travel and research expenses. Geology, astronomy, space science. Deadline January.
$27,000/yr + allowances; 3-12 months with opportunity to spend up to 1/3 of time in the field. For US Latino/a predoctoral students, to pursue research related to Latino history, art, and culture using Smithsonian resources. January.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Half tuition + $20.000 per year. Student in first or second year of graduate studies who immigrated, or both parents immigrated, to the U.S. Deadline November 1.
Spanish Ministry PCC
Program for Cultural Cooperation, to disseminate Spanish history/culture in US; matches up to 50% of direct costs for research projects in Spain. Grants also for translations, symposia, arts productions, publication subvention, dissertation research. Deadline April 1.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowships
$25,000 For dissertation, diverse fields, with potential to bring fresh perspective to the history, theory, or practice of education anywhere in the world. Deadline November 1.
SSRC - IDRF
Social Science Research Council - International Dissertation Research Fellowships. Ave. $18,000 for 9-12 months dissertation research outside the US. Humanities, social sciences. Citizenship not a criterion. Nov. 1
Stanford Humanities Post-doc
$50,000 stipend. Comp lit, languages. Deadline early December.
$1,000 to support graduate study. Deadline November 1.
For world-changing innovators in all fields; ideas worth sharing. Participation in the TED conferences. For 2012, apps open June 13 2011, close July 25.
United Methodist Church Music Scholarship
For music degree candidates, toward career in sacred music. Deadline March 1.
United Methodist General Scholarships
Active Methodist Church members. Graduate or undergraduate. Deadline January.
United Nations Internships
Internships for graduate students, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Deadline May
USDA, Dept. of Agriculture
Tuition toward Master's and internship, all areas. Commitment to work at USDA. Deadline April.
U.S. Dept. of State Internships
Summer, fall, or spring; in Washington D.C. or at embassies overseas; paid or unpaid. U.S. citizen; apply as a junior, senior, or grad student. Deadline July 1.
Watkins Graduate Fellowship
$21,000 stipend per yr, 3 yrs. Microbiology Ph.D. grad student, completed coursework. US citzn or perm res of underrepresented group. First-yr grad students cannot apply. Deadline May 1.
Whitaker International Scholar
Tuition, airfare, stipend for research yr abroad. Grad student in biomedical engineering. Deadline January.
see Hagley/Winterthur Fellowships
$3,000 for research at the libraries. Arts, art history. Deadline November.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship,
$3,000 to complete writing dissertation relating to women's studies. Deadline early October.
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Research at Center; graduate or post-doc. Deadline October 1.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
www.xerox.com search "scholarship"
To $10,000. Minority; undergrad or grad; chem, physics, engineering. Deadline Sept.