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.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (STIPEND ONLY)
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.
South Asia Institute
Fellows will have the option to teach or co-teach one course, are expected to participate in seminar series, and must be in residence.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Studies
Program creates a one-year teaching fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social sciences for members of under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds whose research focus is in international fields of study, including comparative or cross-cultural scholarship. Fellow will teach three courses, including one that incorporates the teaching of writing.
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.
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.
University of Pennsylvania
Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
A one-year fellowship for a scholar in any discipline whose research is relevant to the program’s 2013-2014 theme: Citizenship and Social Rights. Both empirical and normative scholarship is welcome, focused comparatively or on particular regions, or communities, that explores the various ways that social policies concerned with health, education, housing, the unemployed, children, the disabled, women, ethnic minorities and others have structured capacities for achieving and exercising full and equal citizenship in different contexts.
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asia or Africa
Position involves undertaking research, coordinating teams of student researchers, and teaching a semester-long seminar. Open to scholars in any social science discipline with an empirical research focus on either East Asia (preferably China or Japan) or Africa.
Case Western University
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Historical Research in African American Studies
One year appointment. The Fellow is expected to teach one history course (cross-listed with Ethnic Studies) in the spring semester.
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy
History department seeks scholar in the social sciences and/or humanities doing history-related research in African American urban studies. Fellow will pursue his/her own research project, collaborate on current center projects, and interact with faculty and students.
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Studies in Early Modern Europe
University seeks two postdoctoral fellows in Studies in Early Modern Europe, one with research interest in the public life of arts and ideas, and one with research interest in digital humanities. Fellows will join a large, multidisciplinary, international research team.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Applied Social Issues Internship Program
Provides awards ranging from $300 to $2,500 to graduate students and first-year postdoctoral researchers in psychology, applied social science, and related areas, for social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other not-for-profit organization that will benefit from the project. Eligibility is limited to SPSSI members. http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=637
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.