Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

ARCS Scholar Awardees, 1975-2007
Program Disciplinary Area Purpose Eligibility Expected Deadline
AAUW American
Fellowships
Open  Dissertation 
Writing, Postdoctoral Fellowship
Female, U.S. Citizen
or Permanent
d Resident
November 1 2019
 
AAUW International
Fellowship
Open  Predoctoral,
Other Professional Degrees
Female,
International
November 15 2019
ACOR / CAORC Pre-Doctorate
Fellowship
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Predoctoral U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident
February 1 2019
AHA Research Grants & Fellowships Humanities Dissertation
Research
AHA Members  February 15 2019 for research grants; April 1 2019 for fellowships
AIMS Short- and Long-Term Fellowships
to Tunis, Oran, and Tangiers
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident
January 31 2019
AIYS Fellowships for Study & Research
in Yemen
 
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. Citizens
Only
February 28 2019
American Councils Critical
Language Scholarship
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Predoctoral U.S. citizens Only TBA 
APA Scholarships, Grants & Awards  Social Sciences,
Clinical Sciences
Research   Varies   Varies  
ARCE Fellowships Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research,
Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizens Only  TBA
ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities
and Social Sciences in Turkey
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open   November 1 2019  
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive
Advanced Turkish Language Study at
Bogazici University
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Graduate Study U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident
February 1 2019
CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship
Program
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
Resident
January 24 2019
CAORC / Mellon Mediterranean
Regional Research Fellowship
Humanities & Social Sciences Dissertation Research U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident January 24 2019
Center for Arabic Study Abroad at 
Harvard CASA 1 Program Fellowship
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Graduate Study,
Predoctoral
Open; Non-U.S.
Citizens,
see Eligibility
January 9 2019
CLIR / Mellon Fellowships for 
Dissertation Research in
Original Sources
Humanities & 
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research Open   December 2018
Cosmos Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid
to Young Scholars
Open Research,
Travel
Open November 2018
Council for European Studies (CES)
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
European Studies Short-Term, Pre-
Dissertation Research Travel
Open January 15 2019
DAAD Study Scholarship in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Independent Study,
Master’s Degree
Undergraduate
Seniors, Recent
Graduates
Contact Maria
Snyder
DAAD Research Grant in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research, 
Doctoral Degree
Ph.D. Candidates,
Recent
d Graduates
Contact Maria  
Snyder
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann
Foundation Fellowship
Open Graduate or
Professional
d Degree 
Open January 2019; Contact Maria
Snyder
Embassy of France in the US
HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open; French
Citizens Ineligible
January
2020
Embassy oF France in the US
STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship
STEM & Health Laboratory
Research
Open; French 
Citizens Ineligible
January 2020
Five College Fellowship Program 
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Humanities Dissertation Writing Open TBA: Program currently on hiatus
Fulbright US Student Program 
(Gervase Programs)
Open Graduate Studies,
Research, ESL
U.S. Citizens
Only
August 1 2019 (Campus)
Harvard Academy for International
and Area Studies Scholars Award
Predoctoral Fellowship
Humanities & Social Sciences Dissertation Writing Open   October 1  
Harvard Academy for International
& Area Studies Scholars Award 
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Humanities & Social Sciences   Postdoctoral   Open; within
Three Years
d of PhD
October 1  
HHS ACFS Early Care & Education
Research Scholars – Child Care
Research Scholars
Social Sciences;
Child Care Policy
d Issues
Dissertation Research   Open   TBA
HHS ACFS Early Care & Education
Research Scholars – Head Start
Graduate Student Research Grants
Social Sciences;
Early Care and
d Education Policy
and Practice
Dissertation Research   Open   TBA
Ithaca College Humanities &
Social Sciences Diversity Fellowship
Humanities & Social Sciences Dissertation Writing   Open; if Non-U.S.,
Requires Proof
d of Eligibility
to Work in the U.S.
TBA
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
Trust Dissertation Fellowship
Open Dissertation Writing Open January 2019
Marquette University Mitchem
Dissertation Fellowships for
Underrepresented Students
Various   Dissertation Writing, Course Instruction U.S. Citizen, Ethnic Diversity   TBA  
Mellon / ACLS Dissertation
Completion Fellowship
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Writing Open TBA  
Mellon-CES
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
European Studies Dissertation Writing U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
d Resident
January 2019
The National Academies Ford
Foundation Diversity Dissertation
Fellowship
Open   Dissertation Writing U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred January 7 2020
The National Academies Ford
Foundation Diversity Predoctoral 
Fellowship
Open   Predoctoral   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred January 7 2020  
The National Academies Ford
Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral 
Fellowship
Open   Postdoctoral   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred TBA  
The NAED / Spencer Foundation
Dissertation Fellowship
Open   킠 Dissertation Writing;
Research Question
d Relevant to Education
Open   TBA
The NAED / Spencer Foundation 
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Open   Postdoctoral;
Research Question
Relevant to Education
Open   TBA
New York Academy of Medicine 
Student Grants
Medicine, Dentistry Clinical Research U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
d Resident
Varies 
New York Academy of Medicine 
Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship
Medicine, Dentistry,
Public Policy, Public Health, Nursing
Master’s Candidates U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
d Resident
April 7 2019
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Service Research Award (NRSA)
Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)
Scientific, Health-
Related Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a research doctoral degree program April 8,
August 8, December 8
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Service Research Award (NRSA) 
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
Scientific, Health-
Related Sciences
Clinical Training,
Research
U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with research or clinical doctoral degree April 8,
August 8, December 8
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Service Research Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral
Fellowship to Promote Diversity
in Health-Related Research (F31-Diversity)
Scientific, Health-
Related Sciences
Clinical Training,
Research
U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a research doctoral degree program April 8,
August 8, December 8
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National
Service Research Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral 
M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual
Doctoral Degree Fellowship (F30)
Physician-Scientist,
Clinician-Scientist
d Dual Degree Programs
Clinical Training,
Research
U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a dual-degree program April 8,
August 8, December 8
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00 – Independent Clinical Trial Required)  Scientific, Health-
Related Sciences
Postdoctoral clinical training to establish research Open. Clinical or Research Doctorate Required. Clinicians (including those with MD, DDS, DVM and other licensed health professionals) in a clinical faculty position that denotes independence in clinical responsibilities but not in research also eligible. February 12,
June 12,
d October 12
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Language Study, 
Research
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Contact
Maria Snyder
NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation
Research
 Improvement Grant (DDRIG)
Social Sciences &
Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. Institution Varies by Program
PARC Field Research Fellowships for
Palestine, Israel, Jordan & Lebanon
Open; Palestinian
Studies
Doctoral
Research,
d Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizen
Only
January 7 2019
SSRC Dissertation Proposal
Development Program (DPDF)
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Early Stage,
Pre-Dissertation
Open November 2018
SSRC International Dissertation
Research Fellowship Program
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open November 
2018
SSRC Next Generation 
Social Sciences in Africa 
Doctoral Dissertation 
Proposal Fellowship
Peace, Security & Development  Short-Term
Dissertation
d Research
Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
d African
Country; see Eligibility
November
2018
SSRC Next Generation
Social Sciences in Africa
Doctoral Dissertation
Completion Fellowship
Peace, Security & Development   Dissertation 
Writing
Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
d African Country; 
see Eligibility  
November
2018
SSRC Next Generation
Social Sciences in Africa  
Peace, Security & Development  Long-Term
Dissertation Research
Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
d African
Country; 
see Eligibility
November
2018
NSF Graduate Research
Fellowship Program
Social Sciences, STEM Graduate Study,
Predoctoral
U.S. Citizen or Permanent 
Resident by application deadline; applicants in their Senior year of
d undergraduate study, College graduates, or graduate students with no more
than 12 months of graduate study by August 1
Varies; contact Maria Snyder for further information
Smithsonian Institute 
Postdoctoral and
Doctoral Graduate Fellowships
Varies Dissertation
Writing
Varies Varies 
U.S. Department of Education 
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation
Research Abroad (DDRA) Program
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. Citizen or 
Permanent Resident
Contact Maria Snyder
U.S. Department of Justice 
NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship 
of issues of Crime and Justice
Social Sciences & Sciences Dissertation
Research
Open April 2019
University of London Institute of
Historical Research (IHR) Junior
Fellowships
Humanities;
History
Dissertation
Research
Varies; see eligibility guidelines April 2019
Wenner-Gren Dissertation
Fieldwork Grant
Anthropological Research  Dissertation
Research
Open November 1
& May 1
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Humanities & 
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Writing
Open November
2018
The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation Dissertation
Grants in Women’s Studies
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Writing
Open October
2018