External Funding 

PROGRAM

DISCIPLINARY
AREA

PURPOSE

ELIGIBILITY

EXPECTED DEADLINE

AAUW American
Fellowships

Open

Dissertation 
Writing, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Female, U.S. Citizen
or Permanent
Resident

November 15
 

AAUW International
Fellowship

Open

Predoctoral,
Other Professional Degrees

Female,
International

December 1

ACOR / CAORC Pre-Doctorate
Fellowship

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Predoctoral

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident

December 31

AHA Research Grants & Fellowships

Humanities

Dissertation
Research

AHA Members 

February 15 for research grants; April 1 for fellowships

AIMS Short- and Long-Term Fellowships
to Tunis, Oran, and Tangiers

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation
Research

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident

Expected January
2019

AIYS Fellowships for Study & Research
in Yemen
 

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation
Research

U.S. Citizens
Only

Expected February 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

Expected January 2019

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities
and Social Sciences in Turkey

 

Dissertation
Research

Open

 

Expected November 2018

 

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive
Advanced Turkish Language Study at
Bogazici University

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Graduate Study

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident

Expected February 2019

CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship
Program

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation Research

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
Resident

Expected January 2019

CAORC / Mellon Mediterranean
Regional Research Fellowship

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dissertation Research

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

TBA

Center for Arabic Study Abroad at 
Harvard CASA 1 Program Fellowship

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Graduate Study,
Predoctoral

Open; Non-U.S.
Citizens,
see Eligibility

Expected January 2019

CLIR / Mellon Fellowships for 
Dissertation Research in
Original Sources

Humanities & 
Social Sciences

Dissertation Research

Open

 

Expected December 2018

Cosmos Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid
to Young Scholars

Open

Research,
Travel

Open

TBA

Council for European Studies (CES)
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

European Studies

Short-Term, Pre-
Dissertation Research Travel

Open

January 15

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
Graduates

Contact Maria  
Snyder

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann
Foundation Fellowship

Open

Graduate or
Professional
Degree 

Open

Contact Maria
Snyder

Embassy of France in the US
HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation
Research

Open; French
Citizens Ineligible

January
2016

Embassy oF France in the US
STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

STEM & Health

Laboratory
Research

Open; French 
Citizens Ineligible

TBA

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 (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
of PhD

October 1

 

HHS ACFS Early Care & Education
Research Scholars - Child Care
Research Scholars

Social Sciences;
Child Care Policy
Issues

Dissertation Research

 

Open

 

TBA

 

HHS ACFS Early Care & Education
Research Scholars - Head Start
Graduate Student Research Grants

Social Sciences;
Early Care and
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
of Eligibility
to Work in the U.S.

TBA

Josephine de Karman Fellowship
Trust Dissertation Fellowship

Open

Dissertation Writing

Open

Expected 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

October 24

 

Mellon-CES
Dissertation Completion Fellowship

European Studies

Dissertation Writing

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
Resident

January 2017

The National Academies Ford
Foundation Diversity Dissertation
Fellowship

Open

 

Dissertation Writing

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred

January 8

The National Academies Ford
Foundation Diversity Predoctoral 
Fellowship

Open

 

Predoctoral

 

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred

January 8

 

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

 

 

Dissertation Writing;
Research Question
Relevant to Education

Open

 

Expected November 2018

 

The NAED / Spencer Foundation 
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Open

 

Postdoctoral;
Research Question
Relevant to Education

Open

 

Expected November 2018

 

New York Academy of Medicine 
Student Grants

Medicine, Dentistry

Clinical Research

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
Resident

TBA

New York Academy of Medicine 
Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship

Medicine, Dentistry,
Public Policy, Public Health, Nursing

Master's Candidates

U.S. Citizen or
Permanent
Resident

TBA

NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein 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. Kirchstein 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. Kirchstein 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. Kirchstein National
Service Research Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral 
M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual
Doctoral Degree Fellowship (F30)

Physician-Scientist,
Clinician-Scientist
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
independence

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,
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,
Postdoctoral

U.S. Citizen
Only

December
2016

SSRC Dissertation Proposal
Development Program (DPDF)

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Early Stage,
Pre-Dissertation

Open

October
2016

SSRC International Dissertation
Research Fellowship Program

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation
Research

Open

November 
2016

SSRC Next Generation 
Social Sciences in Africa 
Doctoral Dissertation 
Proposal Fellowship

Peace, Security & Development 

Short-Term
Dissertation
Research

Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
African
Country; see Eligibility

November
2016

SSRC Next Generation
Social Sciences in Africa
Doctoral Dissertation
Completion Fellowship

Peace, Security & Development  

Dissertation 
Writing

Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
African Country; 
see Eligibility

 

November
2016

SSRC Next Generation
Social Sciences in Africa

 

Peace, Security & Development 

Long-Term
Dissertation Research

Citizens of a
Sub-Saharan
African
Country; 
see Eligibility

November
2016

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
undergraduate study, College graduates, or graduate students with no more
than 12 months of graduate study by August 1

Various; contact Maria Snyder for further information

Smithsonian Institute 
Postdoctoral and
Doctoral Graduate Fellowships

Varies

Dissertation
Writing

Varies

January
2017

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

TBA

University of London Institute of
Historical Research (IHR) Junior
Fellowships

Humanities;
History

Dissertation
Research

Varies; see eligibility guidelines

Expected 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
2016

The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation Dissertation
Grants in Women's Studies

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Dissertation
Writing

Open

October
2016