Other Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities Funding Resources

Fellowship Opportunities:

Mellon/American Counicl of Learned Societies (ACLS) 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
  • Stipend: $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000 (for the tenure of one year)
  • Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States. Applicants from other departments may be eligible if their project is in the humanities or related social sciences, and their principal dissertation supervisor holds an appointment in a humanities field or related social science field.
  • Deadline: October 22, 2014
  • http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

American Association of University Women (AAUW)American Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships, and Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants

  • American Dissertation Fellowship - $20,000; Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship - $30,000; Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants - $6,000
  • Support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2014
  • http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/

Boston College African and African Diaspora Studies Program Dissertation Fellowship

  • Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible
  • Includes a $30,060 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence and maintain an active presence on Boston College’s campus for the academic year. The fellow must deliver one public lecture and teach one seminar course.
  • The 2014 deadline has passed. See the Boston College website.
  • http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/aads/resources/dissfellowship.html

Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

  • IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba).
  • Please check back in the fall for information about the 2015-2016 application.
  • http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship Overview

  • The Jennings Randolph program awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities researching and writing doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peace.
  • Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.
  • $20,000 for 10 months
  • Deadline: December 12, 2014
  • http://www.usip.org/fellows/scholars.html

WARA Pre-Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, for 2 to 3 month’s research in West Africa during the summer of 2013, is for the purpose of 1) preparing a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carrying out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program (e.g., MFA or MPH). This competition is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States.
  • The WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, for 2 to 3 month’s research in West Africa during the summer of 2013, is for the purpose of 1) completing or elaborating upon an earlier project; 2) initiating a new research project; or 3) enhancing understanding of a particular topic in order to improve teaching effectiveness or broaden course offerings. This competition is open to U.S. citizens already holding a Ph.D. who are currently affiliated with an academic institution or who work in another related domain (e.g. public health or museology).
  • Each fellowship will provide round trip travel to a West African country and a stipend of up to $3,500
  • Applications for 2015 will be available online as of October 15, 2014. 
  • http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/

Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Fellowships

  • The SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2014 to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
  • SDE/GWIS Fellowships are intended to provide supplemental funding to women scientists conducting research in the natural sciences. Fields of social science that use the scientific method are eligible to apply.
  • The SDE/GWIS National Council will determine exact fellowships amounts with the maximum allowable award being $10,000
  • Applications for the 2014 Fellowship are now closed.  The awards will be announced on or before July 1, 2014. Visit the SDE/GWIS website for further details about the next deadline.
  • http://gwis.org/national-fellowships-program/

Social Science Research Council - Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

  • The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interdisciplinary areas of study.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full time in Ph.D. programs at accredited universities within the U.S. For international fields, students enrolled in Ph.D. programs within the U.S. and other selected countries are eligible to apply.
  • Open for applications, next deadline is October 15th 2014. See webpage for further information.
  • http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/

Funding Resources

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American University Funding Opportunities
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Department of Veteran Affairs
This web site contains information on a wide range of benefits for veterans including the GI Bill and Dependent's Educational Assistance Programs.

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Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
A nonprofit network staffed by volunteers, Disability Resources provides an extensive online guide to disability-related funding opportunities, browsable by funder type.

Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students
This site gives a relatively comprehensive listing of many different scholarship funds, dividing them into general, athletic, regional, and campus specific.

Financial Aid for Native American Students
This site provides information on financial aid and scholarship programs for Native Americans available from a variety of sources.

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
This site lists a number of information resources about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.

The "electronic storefront for federal grants," organized by topic. Selecting a topic provides links to funding pages for the 26 federal grant-making agencies, some of which support individual research projects. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it offers users "full service electronic grant administration" with guidelines and grant applications available online.

HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals With Disabilities
Sponsored by George Washington University, this online clearinghouse provides information about disability support services, policies, procedures, and adaptations, as well as information about accessing college or university campuses, career-technical schools, and other postsecondary training entities. In addition, it offers guides on financial assistance, scholarships, and materials that help students with disabilities attend college, university, career-technical schools, or other postsecondary programs.

Peterson's Grad School Bound: Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
For the graduate and post-graduate students, this resource identifies more than 1,000 scholarships, grants, and fellowships available to help pay for advanced studies.

Scholarships for Hispanics
This free searchable online directory is available from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) Foundation and identifies more than 1000 scholarships and fellowships for Hispanics/Latinos.

Science Careers American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Grants and Funding
Are you seeking funding for research or training in a particular area? AAAS staff has compiled a list of information on funding programs.

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