Pivot - Pivot focuses on what matters most to Research Development Professionals, Research Administrators, and their institutions: the ability to identify and connect funding opportunities to researchers at their institution.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support Database at UCLA (GRAPES)GrantsNet - Searchable database for graduate fellowships and postdoctoral opportunities.
FundSource - A tool designed to help behavioral and social scientists find research funding.
Foundation Center - A search tool for funding across disciplines.
Federal Funding Sources
National Science Foundation
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Specialized Funding Opportunities
Wenner-Gren - Fellowships & grants in Anthropology
Social Science Research Council
American Educational Research Association
American Association of University Women
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Kentucky Arts Council Folk Arts Project Grants
NASA Kentucky Space Grant & EPSCoR Programs
Kentucky Academy of Science
Additional Resources for Underrepresented Students
Ford Foundation Minority Fellowships Program
American Association of University Women Fellowship Program
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Gates Millennium Scholars
APA Minority Fellowship program
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students
Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program
Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
American Indian Graduate Center
United Negro College Fund
ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships
These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D.
AERA Dissertation Grants
The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities.
AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
Members of ethnic minorities are encouraged to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations.
AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces its continued interest in the health services research dissertation grant program. This program supports research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate.
American Egg Board
Egg Nutrition Center Dissertation Fellowship - A fellowship program to support students during the final three years of their doctoral research on nutrition topics related to eggs, egg products or functional nutrients in eggs.
Support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.
American Marketing Association Scholarship
A scholarship program in 2003 focused on creating scholarship funds for populations underrepresented in the marketing profession.
American Political Science Association Minority Fellowships
A program primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in political science for the first time.
American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Awards
The principal aim of the MFP is to provide financial support, professional development activities, and guidance to promising doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees with the goal of moving them toward high achievement in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships
The American Psychological Association MFP's mission is to increase the knowledge of, and research related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse services delivered to ethnic minority populations.
Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program
A program committed to increase the presence of underrepresented ethnic groups in the professorate by supporting doctoral candidates in completing the final academic requirement, the dissertation.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Educational Awards
The AWIS Educational Awards Committee offers awards to support women planning a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Baird Society Resident Scholar Program
The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program was established to support the study of some of SI Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections.
Barbara Rosenblum Scholarship for the Study of Women & Cancer
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage doctoral research in sociology, anthropology, psychology and related fields on women's experience of breast cancer and other reproductive cancers and the prevention of these cancers.
Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, Residential Fellowship Program
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year predoctoral research fellowship.
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts - National Gallery of Art
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism.
Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowship
The purpose of this award is to support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare, the Center offers three Dissertation Fellowships each year.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Program designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities or social sciences.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Education Office of the Embassy of France in the United States.
City of Chicago Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program
The program seeks candidates who have demonstrated a substantial commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community or public service.
Council on Library and Information Resources Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research
Offers fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.
Council on Social Work Education: Minority Fellowship Program
The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Fellowship Program (MHSAFP) is designed for social workers, with a social work master's degree, who are preparing for leadership, teaching, consulting, training, policy development, and administration in mental health and substance abuse with ethnic minorities.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Study Scholarships
The German Academic Exchange Service -Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - offers scholarships to highly qualified students for independent study or to complete a full Master's degree at universities or institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Research Grant
The German Academic Exchange Service Research Grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates with ABD status at North American institutions or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - Study Scholarship for Artists and Musicians
These scholarships aim to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education.
Dartmouth - Eastman / Marshall Dissertation Fellowships
Dartmouth College invites applications for the Charles A. Eastman / Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching.
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.
Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences.
Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program
Support the training of scientists by providing financial support to talented students who enter a period of study and research in designated areas of stewardship science accompanied by practical work experience at NNSA research facilities.
Department of Homeland Security Fellowship Program
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.
Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Resident Scholar Program
The Dibner Fund awards stipends of $3,500.00 per month for up to six months for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of collections in the Dibner Library. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply.
Dissertation Fellowship Program - Boston College
The Boston College African and African Diaspora Studies Program is part of an academic initiative to bring more African American students to the university and make its undergraduate curriculum more broadly reflect a range of intellectual and critical perspectives.
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is designed to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate more effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and/or Women and Sex/Gender Differences
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This grants supports drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences, areas in which there is a significant need for new investigators.
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
The National Science Foundation and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for US graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year.
Economic History Association Graduate Dissertation Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowships are intended for students whose thesis topic has been approved and who have made some progress towards writing their dissertation. Applicants must be members of the Association.
Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant
A $5000 dollar research grant is awarded annually to a student in various disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging and social work. The student must already be engaged in their dissertation research as an abstract and description of the research is required. International students are encouraged to apply.
Five College Fellowship Program
The program supports scholars from under-represented groups, and/or scholars with unique interests and histories, whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships - Predoctoral
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximimze the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine
The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses. Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library.
Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships
Allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship, provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country, facilitates cultural exchange, and promotes mutual understanding.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides opportunities to graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
The Fund for Theological Education
The Fund for Theological Education fellowship programs provide resources to help gifted students explore and respond to God's calling in their lives. Through financial awards and a network of support, students find the help they need to prepare for leadership in the church, academy, and the world.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholarships provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant
The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines.
Grants in Aid of Research Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.
Hans Boeckler Doctoral Fellowship
These residential fellowships will be awarded to graduate students engaged in dissertation projects related to the Foundations research and policy consulting program and to the on-going work of its researchers.
Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work
The program, a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, provides substantial financial support and professional development enhancements, prepares you for a tenure track faculty position at a major university, and provides the opportunity to become a leader in an elite network of scholars.
Henry Luce Foundation / ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
ACLS invites applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
Horatio Alger Fellowship for the Study of American Popular Culture Northern Illinois University
The University Libraries, Northern Illinois University, invite applications for the Horatio Alger Fellowship for the Study of American Popular Culture. Funding is available to scholars who will be using materials from the Libraries’ major holdings in American popular culture.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students
The Medical Fellows Program supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
Founded in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice President, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries that have a wide range of development needs.
Huntington Library Fellowships
The Huntington Library is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine.
International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.
International Reading Association Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship
The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a $6,000 (US) grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowships
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.
(ISC)2 Security Transcends Technology Graduate Research Projects
Graduate students often need funding to conduct special research projects.The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. provides seed funding of up to eight grants will be given for up to $3,000 each to help fund these projects.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award provides funding up to $50,000 per year for up to three years for students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.
Japan Foundation Fellowship Program
In order to promote Japanese Studies overseas, this program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by providing the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. The minimum and maximum durations for the fellowship are indicated in parentheses.
Japanese Government Scholarships
Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology offers scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a Japanese professor willing to supervise their research.
Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program
The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
The fellowship program invites roughly twenty scholars each year to conduct research on a specific theme within the various fields of Judaic studies.
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship program is an annual competitive program that awards up to fifteen Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.
Kettering Foundation Research Fellowships
The Kettering Foundation offers one-year fellowships to doctoral candidates with research interests in democratic theory and practice. Fellows participate in workshops and meetings. They also engage in research projects, writing reports and reviewing literature related to the foundation's program areas.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, ability to teach and leadership.
Kobe College Corporation - Japan Education Exchange Travel Grants
These travel grants aid students interested in Asian or Japanese studies in traveling to, from, and within Japan.
Kress/ARIT Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and Archeology in Turkey
The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for doctoral research in art history and archaeology in Turkey.
Lake Institute Dissertation Fellowship
The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving is accepting applications for the Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, a $22,000 award for a Ph.D. candidate working in the fields of faith and giving or religion and philanthropy. The fellowship is intended to support the final year of research and dissertation writing. The award is open to various academic disciplines.
Leakey Foundation Research Grants
The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups.
Leopold Schepp Foundation Grants
The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work at an accredited college or university.
Library Company of Philadelphia And The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections.
Link Foundation Energy Fellowships
In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $25,000/year for students working towards a Ph.D. Degree.
Link Foundation Fellowships in Advanced Simulation and Training
The Link Foundation awards up to five fellowships to qualified doctoral students in academic institutions per year, with each grant totaling $25,000 to support students while they complete their dissertation research.
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Fellowship
This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. It is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain academic success. The research can focus upon early childhood education, student performance in the elementary, middle or high school years, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that help individuals finish college and graduate school.
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship
Kenyon College offers the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. In the past, fellowships have been awarded in: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, English, History, Math, Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Music, Religious Studies and Sociology.
Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship
The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined.
Michelson Prize & Grants
The $25 million Michelson Prize for faculty and post-docs will be provided to the first entity to provide the foundation with at sage and effective non-surgical sterilant for male and female cats and dogs. Yearly grants allocated in $250,000 to fund research in pursuit of this goal are available.
Michigan Society of Fellows: Fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Professions
The Michigan Society of Fellows awards eight, three-year fellowships each year to students in the social, physical, life sciences, professionals, and the humanities.
Miller Center Fellowship in Politics and History
The Miller Center Fellowship program is a competitive program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowships
The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowships provide support for graduate study in engineering (at the master's and doctoral levels) and science (at the doctoral level) for American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic Americans with at least junior-year status.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines.
National Humanities Center Fellowship
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.
National Marine Fisheries Service/Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics
In 1999, NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a Graduate Fellowship Program in two specialized areas: population dynamics and marine resource economics. Population dynamics is the study of fish populations as affected by fishing mortality, growth, recruitment and natural mortality. Ph.D. candidates interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship Program
In the traditional fellowship, initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer. Students typically apply while seniors in college. The Dissertation Support Program covers the period of dissertation research and defense, up to a maximum of four years.
The Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities
Newberry fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; an array of both scholarly and public programs. Our collection holds particular strengths in American History and Culture, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the History of Cartography, and the Renaissance.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,654 graduate fellowships in this competition pending availability of funds. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study.
National Security Education Program (NSEP)-David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
NNSA/PNNL Nonproliferation Graduate Program
The Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program offers a combination of specialized training and practical application. As part of their training, participants selected for the NGFP receive a comprehensive overview in nuclear technologies and nonproliferation. Opportunities for additional training at other U.S. national laboratories and other U.S. government agencies are determined by NNSA program office management.
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program
NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to our continued growth and success. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and digital media industry, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. We select students each year who have the talent, aptitude and initiative to work closely with us early in their careers. Recipients not only receive crucial funding for their research, but are able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most gifted minds in the field.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships
Graduate scholarships are offered for study towards a Master’s or Doctorate degree. They may also be used for graduate research, if required by a specific academic program.
Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full time residential fellowships, which support outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. The Center’s Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency in a restored circa-1735 house in historic Chestertown, Md.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
Paul P. Fidler Research Grant
The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition. The grant is named in memory of Dr. Paul P. Fidler, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, whose pioneering research on student learning and success had a vital impact on work being done to promote the success of all students in transition.
P.E.O. International Projects- Loans, Scholarships and Awards
P.E.O. International’s philanthropic mission is to promote educational opportunities for women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood sponsors no less than six international philanthropies, or projects, designed to assist women with their educational goals.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards sixty Fellowships of $5,000 each and forty Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science Fellowships
The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS) offers one- or two- month Dissertation Research Fellowships and nine-month Dissertation Writing Fellowships for students in the history of science, technology and medicine. Fellows will use offices in the PACHS facility in Center City Philadelphia and will have ready access to events and activities at PACHS member institutions and throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities.
Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships
Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships provide support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Funded through a small endowment, the Doctoral Research Fellowships are named after Dr. Charles Ping, a gifted teacher and scholar, a tireless advocate for the internationalization of U.S. higher education, President Emeritus of Ohio University, and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors.
Presidential Management Fellows Program
The PMF Program attracts to Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.
Rotary World Peace Fellows
Rotary World Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research off-campus.
Science of Generosity Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in the Social Sciences
The University of Notre Dame's Science of Generosity In SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants initiative offers five (5) one-year doctoral dissertation fellowships of $25,000 each. The aim of these fellowships is to support highly promising graduate students who are conducting research and writing empirically-grounded, social science dissertations examining the origins, manifestations, and/or consequences of generosity.
Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an inter-disciplinary society of scientists who encourage and support women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration careers, personal goals, and society's needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration.
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Smithsonian fellowships are awarded competitively to graduate, pre-doctoral, or post-doctoral students – or granted non-competitively to visiting professionals, students, scientists, or scholars – are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. Smithsonian fellows are generally appointed to terms lasting between 1 to 3 years.
Smithsonian Latino Studies Fellowship Program
The Latino Studies Fellowship Program provides opportunities to US Latino/a predoctoral students and postdoctoral and senior scholars to pursue research topics that relate to Latino art, culture, and history. Interdisciplinary subjects are encouraged and can be undertaken at more than one of the Smithsonian museums and/or research units, and advised by one or more of the Smithsonian research staff members.
Smithsonian Minority Visiting Students
Through the Minority Student Awards Program the Office of Fellowships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Visiting Student Awards are available for currently enrolled advanced graduate students. Visiting Students pursue independently designed research projects in association with Smithsonian staff.
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is designed to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate more effective doctoral dissertation proposals.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation Scholarships
In 1956 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists began a program of encouraging the establishment of scholarship funds by companies and individuals engaged or interested in the field of geophysics.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Minority Doctoral Scholars Program
The Doctoral Scholars Program is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions. Developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation, the program offers financial support and other services to doctoral scholars nationwide.
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.
Stanford's Center for International Security & Cooperation Fellowships
CISAC offers pre and postdoctoral and professional fellowships for concentrated study in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University, where they participate in seminars, and interact with each other as well as faculty and
Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
The Krell Institute is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to receive up to four years of financial support while pursuing degrees in fields of study important to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.
Swann Foundation Fellowships
The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon.
Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy
The ASA encourages applications for the Congressional Fellowship. The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington, DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office, or as a member of a congressional agency (e.g., the General Accounting Office).
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships for African-American Scholars
Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching. The goal of the Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.
TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment
To make available small cash awards to promising doctoral students working in the area of foreign- or second-language assessment that will help them finish their dissertations in a timely manner.
U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows fellowship grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing countrey setting, in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center or a national-level agriculture institution within the host country. The program is meant to lay a foundation that facilitates long-term international research collaborations between students and their affiliated academic advisors with international mentors.
UCSB Black Studies Dissertation Fellowship
The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for one fellowships for the academic year. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. This fellowship is also open to international applicants. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant
The Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) program empowers a new generation of scholars to develop and conduct applied research on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues.
University of Vermont George Washington Henderson Fellowships in Economics, Biology, and Natural Resources
The George Washington Henderson Fellowship Program was established in honor of the memory of George Washington Henderson who was one of the first African American students elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to graduate from the University of Vermont in the class of 1877. In cooperation with academic departments, the program sponsors pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who will help advance the university's research and teaching goals and assist UVM in reaching its diversity goals, especially with respect to the academic curriculum.
Warren E. Miller Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to outstanding pre-tenure scholars (assistant professors and advanced graduate students) in the social and behavioral sciences for the purposes of attending four-week sessions in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Recipients of the Miller Scholarship will receive a fee waiver to cover enrollment and a stipend to help with expenses while staying in Ann Arbor.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends emerging leaders in US biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field. 100 grants have been awarded to Fellows and Scholars to conduct projects in over 20 countries worldwide.
Winterthur Fellowship - McNeil Dissertation Fellowships
Winterthur invites academic, independent, and museum scholars, and advanced graduate students to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Fellows have conducted research in the areas of material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, sentimental literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history.
WREI Congressional Fellows 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.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.
Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowships Awards for Women
Women of any nationality pursuing a PhD/doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering are eligible.
Graduate Student Awards
Current award-winning graduate students are listed below, along with their grants and fellowships awarded.
- Wenner-Gren (2013)
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2014)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)
Kathryn Anne Catlin
- Fullbright/National Science Foundation Arctic Research Award, Iceland (2016)
- Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship (2016)
- NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015, 2014, 2013)
- NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2015)
- Viking Society for Northern Research Support Grant (2015)
- NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)
- NU Conference Travel Grant (2014 & 2013)
- US Student Fulbright Program (Alternate, 2015)
V Varun Chaudhry
- Wenner-Gren Foundation Award (2017-2018)
- Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) Dissertation Fellowship (2017-2018)
- Mellon Mays-SSRC Predoctoral Research Development Grant (2016)
- SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2016)
- Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) Conference Grant (2016)
- Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (2016)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
- Mellon Mays-SSRC Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant (2015)
- Al Qasimi Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (2016-2017)
- Wadad Kadi Student Travel Grant (2016)
- Fulbright IIE US Student Grant (2015-2016)
- NU TGS Graduate Research Grant (2014 & 2017)
- Buffett Center Crown Family Middle East Research Grant (2013, 2014)
- TGS Summer Language Grant (2013)
- MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) Student Travel Grant (2012)
- NU Graduate Research Grant (2017)
- LeCron Foster And Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2016)
- NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (2016)
- Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant (2015)
- NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2013)
- Society, Biology and Health Cluster Fellowship (2013)
- Wenner Gren Foundation Grant (2017)
- Fulbright IIE U.S Student program (2017)
Wenner - Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2017)
- National Geographic Early Career Research Grant (2017)
- LeCron and Foster Friends of Anthropology Summer Research Grant (2016)
- TGS Graduate Research Grant (2016)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2012)
- NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
- NSF-GRF (2013-2016)
- National Geographic Young Explorers Grant (2013-2014)
Andrew Wooyoung Kim
- Mellon Mays-SSRC Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant (2017)
- Human Biology Association Travel Award (2017)
- Buffet Institute Graduate Student Dissertation Research Travel Award (2017)
- LeCron Foster and Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2017)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)
(Rita) Dela Kuma
- LeCron Foster and Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2017)
- Program of African Studies Award (2017)
- Buffet Institute Dissertation Research Travel Award (2017)
- NSF - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015-2016)
- Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2015-2016)
- Northwestern University Graduate Research Grant (2015)
- Le Cron & Foster Friends of Anthropology Summer Research Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
- Fulbright IIE Italy-US program for graduate study (2012 awarded, but declined)
- Alice Kaplan Institute for Humanities: Franke Graduate Fellowship (2017)
- NSF-Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2016)
- NSF-GRF (2014, 2015, 2016)
- NU Conference Travel Grant (2013, 2014, 2016)
- NU Medieval Studies Cluster Grant (2016)
- LeCron Foster and Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2014)
- NU Graduate Research Grant (2014)
Arturo Marquez Jr.
- Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University (2017-2019)
- Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Merced (2017 Awarded but declined)
- The Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) Leadership Award (2016)
- The César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship, Dartmouth College (2015-2016)
- The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015 Awarded, but declined)
- The CMIA Minority Dissertation Fellowship, American Anthropological Association (2015 Awarded, but declined)
- WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching (2014)
- Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for Anthropological Research (2013)k
- The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), The Graduate School, Northwestern University (2011)
- Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2011)
- National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) (2010-2013)
- Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Summer Research Travel Award (2009 Awarded, but declined)
- The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship (2008-2009)
- The Graduate School Fellowship, Northwestern University (2008)
- SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (2017)
- TGS Graduate Research Grant (2017)
- Buffet Institute Graduate Student Conference Travel Award (2017)
- NU Conference Travel Grant (2016, 2017)
- Wenner-Gren 2016
- Buffett Center Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2016)
- Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2015)
- Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)
- Mellon Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellow Research Award (2014)
- The Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014-2015)
- TGS Graduate Research Grant (2015)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2015)
- Equality Development and Globalization Studies Research Grant (2014)
- Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Research Grant (2014)
- Henry R. Luce Initiative of Religious and International Affairs Research Grant (2013)
- Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Summer Research Grant (2012)
- Fulbright IIE Foreign Student Grant for Doctoral Study (2009-2012)
- The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (2008-2010)
M. Bilal Nasir
- Wenner-Gren Foundation Award (2017)
- Earle Dissertation Research Grant (2016)
- Buffett Institute Dissertation Travel Grant (2016)
- Islamic Scholarship Fund Mateen Mobeen Foundation Scholarship (2015)
- LeCron Foster and Friends Anthropology Research Grant (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Northwestern Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2015)
- Buffett Institute of Global Studies Graduate Conference Grant (2015)
- Comparative Race and Diaspora Mellon Foundation Research Award (2013)
- The Graduate School Graduate Research Grant (2010)
- Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences IT grant (2010)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)
- Hungarian American Enterprise Scholarship Fund (HAESF) (2004-2005)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2013, 2015-2017)
- African Studies Association Travel Award (2016)
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (2014)
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (2014)
- Equality, Development and Globalization Research Award (2014)
- The Buffet Center Graduate Student Dissertation Research Travel Award (2013, 2014)
- Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2012)
- Morris Goodman Award for Language Study (2012)
- Program of African Studies Travel Award (2012, 2014)
- NU TGS Summer Language Grant (2012, 2013)
- NU Weinberg IT Graduate Student Award (2012)
- NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2016-2018)
- African Studies Cluster Initiative Fellowship (2008-2013)
- Panofsky Program of African Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant (2009, 2010)
- BCICS Graduate Summer Research Award (2009, 2010)
- NSF Honorable Mention Award (2009)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009)
- WCAS/The Graduate School Teaching Fellowship, Northwestern University (2016)
- Beth Wilder Dillingham Award, Central States Anthropology Society (2015)
- Wenner-Gren (2014-2015)
- The Brady Scholars Graduate Fellowship (2012-2015)
- TGS Graduate Research Grant (2013)
- NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2009-2012)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2009, 2010)
- Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2016-2017)
- Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention (2015)
- National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015)
- UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Research Grant (2015)
- Wenner-Gren (2013-2014)
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2013)
- LeCron Foster & Friends of Anthropology Research Grant (2010)
- Northwestern Department of Anthropology's Earle Dissertation Award (2016-17)
- Northwestern Global Politics and Religion Research Group, Graduate Fellow (2016)
- FLAS Summer Language Fellowship (2016)
- Northwestern Program of African Studies, Hans E. Panofsky Pre-Dissertation Research Award (2014, 2015)
- Buffett Institute for International Studies, Graduate Summer Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Northwestern Department of Anthropology FAN Foster Award (2015, 2016)
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