Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadlines: March, 2013-June, 2013
NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please check deadlines with the funding sources.
DISSERTATION RESEARCH AND WRITING
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan
Provides short and long-term opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral foreign researchers to, under the guidance of their hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible. Applications are submitted by the inviting researchers who wish to host foreign researchers in Japan.
American Philosophical Society
Library Resident Research Fellowships
Supports residential fellowships for research in the library's collections. Subject areas include: early American history and culture; American Indian Language; 18th and 19th-century natural history; anthropology, biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; genetics and eugenics; and modern physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent, be Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage, or independent scholars. Awards provide $2,500/month for up to three months.
American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Provides up to $3,500 over one year for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory in the continental U.S. and Canada. Program will not support work in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or the preparation of pedagogical materials. Covers travel, tapes, and informants' fees, but not general maintenance or equipment purchase. Preference will be given to young Ph.D. scholars, but applications are also accepted for support of master's theses or doctoral dissertations.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Research Fellowships in Early American Economy and Society
Library offers three fellowships in residence to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Will award four short-term fellowships with stipends of $2,000 each for scholars at all levels. Topics may include the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and political economy.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
East European Studies
Deadline: 3/1/2013, 4/15/2013
Supports scholarships for Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. Research Grants provide support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed (12/1). Junior Scholars' Training Seminar Program supports junior scholars to attend a seminar in Washington (4/15). Summer Research Scholarships (3/1) and Short-term Research Scholarship (9/1 and 12/1) are also available.
University of Connecticut
Predoctoral In-Residence Fellowship
Program will support fellows from other universities while they complete their dissertation. Fellows will have access to outstanding resources, faculty expertise, mentoring, and other professional development opportunities. Appointments available in Women’s and Gender Studies; Asian American Studies Institute; Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies; and Institute for African American Studies.
Institute of Turkish Studies
ITS offers grants for both individuals (citizens and permanent residents) and institutions (U.S. only) across a wide variety of grant categories, including conference support, research, publications, dissertation support, language acquisition support, matching grants for library acquisitions and undergraduate exchange program support. Award amounts are up to $35,000, depending on the program.
Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Support short-term research at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, which houses the papers of LBJ's career. Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies offers $5000 to support scholarly work in presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the Presidential library system. Preference is given to dissertation students whose work highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues. Moody Research Grants offer $2500 for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the LBJ Library during the grant period.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. The Schlesinger Library is a noncirculating research library that documents the history of American women in the United States and abroad in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grants (Research on Women and Religion)
Supports scholars involved in the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues and feminist perspectives on religion. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, and travel assistance is also available. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply. Membership is required for consideration.
U.S. Department of Education
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Provides grants to universities to award six to 12 month fellowships for doctoral students in modern foreign languages or related area studies to conduct dissertation research abroad. Proposals focusing on Western Europe and the U.S. are not eligible.
U.S. Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: 5/1/2013 (tentative)
Provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in the criminal justice field. Special interest in projects relating to the long-range goals of NIJ's research, evaluation, and science and technology programs. Outstanding doctoral students, from any discipline, who have completed all course work are eligible for an award.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Grant Programs (Doctoral and Postdoctoral)
Deadline: 5/1/2013, 6/1/2013
Supports anthropological research and writing. Opportunities for doctoral students are dissertation fieldwork support ($20,000 plus possible $5,000 supplement, due 5/1 and 11/1) and international fellowships ($17,500, due 3/1). Postdoctoral opportunities are research grant support ($20,000 plus possible $5,000 supplement, due 5/1 and 11/1), fellowships ($40,000, due 5/1 and 11/1), international collaborative research ($30,000, due 6/1 and 12/1), and conferences and workshops ($20,000, due 6/1 and 12/1). All nationalities eligible.