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Funding Opportunities for Minority Students

Recognizing that diversity is one of the most critical components of a vibrant research community and that many minority communities have been disproportionately underrepresented in many disciplines, some grant-providing entities have designed programs specifically for minority groups. Below are some illustrative examples, but there are many more to be found in SPIN, the searchable grants database to which all Vanderbilt students have access using their Vanderbilt e-mail address.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship (

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Dissertation Grants (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Minority Fellowships in Education Research (

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Research Grants (

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): Academic Year Fellowship (

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Minority Doctoral Fellowships (

American Sociological Association (ASA): Minority Fellowship Program (

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc: Congressional Fellows Program (

The Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund: Graduate Fellowships ( 

Ford Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (

Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities (

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowship (

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector: Dissertation Research Fellowship (

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Summer Internship for Diversity in the Museum Profession (

Spencer Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education (

TIAA-CREF: Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship (

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program (

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of University Partnerships: Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants (

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Women & Gender Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies