College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: Special Edition, Graduate Fellowships Fall 2013

Thu, Sep 26, 2013

While this list is not comprehensive, it includes a number of the major fellowships for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, organized by deadline. Please feel free to contact the COLA Office of Research if you have any questions about these opportunities.

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Title: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: Multiple

Amount: $10,000-$20,000, varies by program

Description/Eligibility: These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Standard eligibility requirements state that a student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree to be eligible to submit a proposal and must be enrolled at a U.S. institution but need not be a U.S. citizen. These eligibility requirements apply to all directorates, unless the directorate issues a specific limitation.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form no later than three weeks before the program deadline.  NOTE: Internal deadlines may change during high-volume submission times.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547/nsf11547.htm

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Title: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Sponsor: Department of State

Deadline: 9/4/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: U.S. Student Fulbright grants for graduate students allow for individually designed study/research, facilitate cultural exchange, and promote mutual understanding. Master’s and doctoral candidates who plan to travel to conduct independent study or research should possess a general knowledge of the history, culture and current events of the countries to which they are applying. However, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a preference for candidates who have not had recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application. International applicants are not eligible, and should consult their home country’s Fulbright program. NOTE: U.S. Student Fulbright Grants should not be confused with the discontinued Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Grant program.

How to Apply: Contact the UT Austin Fulbright advisor at fulbright@austin.utexas.edu beginning in May for application guidance. 

More Info: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/fulbright  

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Title: World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship

Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation

Deadline: 9/24/2013

Amount: $7,500

Description/Eligibility: Supports Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training.  In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. Applicants should be ABD by the time of application, international applicants may apply.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by September 24 to initiate internal application process.

More Info: http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php

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Title: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 9/30/2010 (not offered in 2013)

Amount: $30,000 

Description/Eligibility: The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Student must not yet have completed their first full year of doctoral or MFA study or are entering graduate school for the first in the next academic year. International applicants are not eligible.

How to Apply: If new call is released, check solicitation for submission instructions.

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html  

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor: National Academy of Education & the Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 10/4/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Applicants should plan to complete their dissertation in one to two years. International students studying at U.S. universities may apply. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by October 4. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.naeducation.org/NAED_080200.html

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Title: Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2013

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: These fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. The program encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Applicants must plan to complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. International candidates who are enrolled in U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by October 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/

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Title: Luce Scholars

Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation

Deadline: 10/19/2012 (2013 deadline TBA)

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

How to Apply: Contact Joanne Duffy (jduffy@austin.utexas.edu) in the Graduate School for application instructions.

More Info: http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx

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Title: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) & Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: 10/23/2013

Amount: $33,000

Description/Eligibility: Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. Applicants must: 1) be Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States (international students are eligible); 2) have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation and obtained ABD (all but dissertation) status by the application deadline; 3) be no more than six years in the degree program, awardees can hold this Fellowship no later than their seventh year; and 4) must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by October 23. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/   

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Title: Minority Fellowship Program

Sponsor: American Political Science Association (APSA)

Deadline: 10/25/2013

Amount: $4,000

Description/Eligibility: The APSA Minority Fellows program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science. Applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans (federal and state recognized tribes); must be college/university seniors, college/university graduates, or students currently enrolled in a Master’s Program applying for doctoral study at another political science program/institution; must demonstrate an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science; and must be a United States citizen at time of award.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by October 25. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.apsanet.org/content_3284.cfm

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Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 11/1/2013 (additional deadline 5/1/2014)

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants 

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Title: Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey

Sponsor: American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: Varies

Description/Eligibility: Fellowships for research in Turkey are available to scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Grants are available for up to one year, but shorter projects may receive preference.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html

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Title: AIA Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

Sponsor: Archeological Institute of America

Deadline: 11/1/2013 (multiple, through 1/31/2014)

Amount: Varies 

Description/Eligibility: The AIA is pleased to offer fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies. AIA scholarships, fellowships, and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America. Fellowship Programs include: German Archaeological Institute (DAI) Fellowship for Study in Berlin, Colburn Fellowship for study at The American School of Clasical Studies at Athens, Pomerance Fellowship to support Aegean Bronze Age archaeology, Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome, James Traveling Fellowship for travel and study in the Mediterranean region, and the Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship, among others.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.archaeological.org/grants   

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Title: Predoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Getty Foundation

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. The 2014-15 theme is “Object—Value—Canon,” encourages exploration of the traditional art-historical process of interpretation of an object, discussion of value, to canonization through an interdisciplinary lens. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html  

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Title: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program (GRFP) (13-584)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/4/2013

Amount: $30,000 stipend, $12,000 tuition

Description/Eligibility: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science (including social science) and engineering research. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline. Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study, and are eligible to apply during the senior year of college, after graduating college and before entering graduate school, during the first year of graduate school, or prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school. International applicants are not eligible.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 4. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm

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Title: International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 11/5/2013

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2014 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2014, whichever comes first.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 5. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

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Title: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Sponsor: Soros Foundation

Deadline: 11/8/2013

Amount: $25,000 maintenance/yr., $20,000 tuition/yr.

Description/Eligibility: This fellowship program honors the American immigrant tradition. It has, since 1998, provided 30 fellowships annually to New Americans - naturalized citizens or "green card" holders, or children of naturalized citizens. Selection criteria emphasize sustained accomplishments that show unusual creativity, originality and initiative. We seek individuals who will use their graduate education to advance their abilities and commitment to contribute to American society and to be active citizens in a free country. Applicants must be not yet be 31 years old, and must not be beyond the second year of the graduate degree program for which support is requested. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 8. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.pdsoros.org/

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Title: American Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/

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Title: Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Religion and Ethics

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal. 

More Info: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Amount: $21,000

Description/Eligibility: These fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to  a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The foundation is especially interested in applicants who are members of the following underrepresented groups: Alaska natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/ 

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Title: Predoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Deadline: 11/20/2013

Amount: $20,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The foundation is especially interested in applicants who are members of the following underrepresented groups: Alaska natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 20. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/ 

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowships for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 11/22/2013, additional deadlines in March & July

Amount: $2,000-$4,000

Description/Eligibility: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually (March, July, and December).  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. This is a professional opportunity, and international applicants are not eligible.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by November 22. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

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Title: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship (CFDA 66.514)

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline: 11/27/2012 (Check for new solicitation in October)

Amount: $42,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: EPA's STAR graduate fellowship program supports masters and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form 3 weeks in advance of sponsor deadline.  

More Info: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/ 

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Title: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes f or U.S. Graduate Students (EASPI) (NSF 13-593)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 11/25/2013

Amount: $5,000

 

Description/Eligibility: NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by November 25. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

 

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13593/nsf13593.htm

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Title: Predoctoral Residential Fellowship

Sponsor: Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies

Deadline: 12/01/2013

Amount: $20,000/yr.

Description/Eligibility: The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year pre-doctoral research fellowship. The fellowship covers two years beginning in August. The Woodson Institute fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/fellowship/predoc.html   

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Title: Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $25,000/yr., up to 2 yrs.

Description/Eligibility: The fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Fellows can be based at any academic institution in the United States and are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships

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Title: General College Scholarships

Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Description/Eligibility: HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should be of Hispanic heritage; be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired); have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have plans to enroll full time at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam; must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and are pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal. 

More Info: http://www.hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships

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Title: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Sponsor: Foundation for Jewish Culture

Deadline: 12/15/2014 (not offered in 2013)

Amount: $16,000-$20,000

Description/Eligibility: Encourages scholarly research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish studies. The Doctoral Dissertation grant is intended to help students in their last year of thesis writing only. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be ABD (and have an approved prospectus), demonstrate significant course work in Jewish studies at the graduate level, and provide evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language. A strong preference is given to students who wish to pursue academic careers in Jewish Studies in the United States.

How to Apply: If new call is released, check solicitation for submission instructions. 

More Info: http://jewishculture.org/cohen/

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Title: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Sponsor: Department of Defense

Deadline: 12/20/2013

Amount: $30,500-$31,500/yr., plus tuition and fees

Description/Eligibility: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines (including cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, and geosciences). NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 20. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://ndseg.asee.org/  

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Title: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Sponsor: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation

Deadline: 1/1/2014 (TBD)

Amount: $18,000 

Description/Eligibility: This foundation was created for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants. The awards are made to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance. Three nominations are forwarded to the Foundation by The University of Texas at Austin. Eligibility: U.S. citizen. High grade point average, outstanding academic record. All disciplines. 

How to Apply: Contact your department regarding application procedures. Fellowship applications are distributed to designated universities in October. 

More Info: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/  

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: U.S. Army Center of Military History

Deadline: 1/15/2014

Amount: $10,000 

Description/Eligibility: To encourage and support the production of dissertations in military history by qualified graduate students, the Center offers up to two Dissertation Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center’s facilities and technical expertise. Although the history of war on land is broadly defined in the fellowship program, the selection of winners gives preference to topics on the history of the U.S. Army. Applicants must be civilian citizens of the U.S. unaffiliated with the U.S. government.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.history.army.mil/html/about/df-geninfo.html

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 1/30/2014

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees

Description/Eligibility: LILAS offers a limited number of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for study of Portuguese or an arranged Amerindian language. These highly competitive graduate fellowships are funded by the Department of Education and are available for both summer and academic year studies. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., demonstrate potential for superior academic achievement as indicated by a long-term interest in Latin America, and be graduate students in good standing at UT Austin or accepted for regular admission to the UT Austin Graduate School. Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language or to those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/graduate-funding/fellowships.php

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Title: Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 1/30/2014

Amount: $600

Description/Eligibility: Graduate students in any department whose field research deals with Brazil may apply for summer research funding. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/graduate-funding/field-research.php

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Title: Tinker Field Research Grant

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 1/30/2014

Amount: Unspecified

Description/Eligibility: Tinker Field Research Grants are awarded as travel grants for graduate students with little or no previous field experience to enable them to conduct pre-dissertation research in specific regions of Latin America. Students will be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language, terrain, and culture; to familiarize themselves with information sources relevant to their studies; to conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations; and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields. The Tinker Field Research Grants are not to be used for advanced dissertation research, but rather to provide graduate students with their first experience in developing an independent research project and with conducting hands-on field research in Latin America.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

 

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/graduate-funding/field-research.php

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Title: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 1/31/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $5,000

Description/Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interdisciplinary areas of study. Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development workshops led by pairs of tenured senior faculty in the US and abroad who define emerging or reinvigorated multidisciplinary research fields. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/

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Title: Grants Programs for U.S. Citizens

Sponsor: American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Deadline: 1/31/2014

Amount: $6,000-$15,000

Description/Eligibility: The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib. Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program, independent scholars, and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/fellowships/lstuscitz_grants.cfm?menu=2

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Title: National Fellowships

Sponsor: Miller Center, University of Virginia

Deadline: 2/1/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $22,000

Description/Eligibility: The Miller Center National Fellowship funds scholars completing dissertations that employ history to shed light on American politics, public policy, foreign relations, the impact of global affairs on the United States, or media and politics. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates expecting to complete the dissertation by the end of the fellowship year. International students may apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://millercenter.org/academic/dgs/fellowship

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Deadline: 2/4/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $25,000

Description/Eligibility: The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. We seek to provide funding for doctoral candidates whose work informs and advances the following populations/aspects of our mission: high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students who demonstrate the potential for achievement, and/or the conditions that promote high achievement (e.g., school settings, interventions, policies).

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 4. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Sponsor: South Asia Institute (SAI)

Deadline: 2/6/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees

Description/Eligibility: The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies. SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 6. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. 

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/FLAS%20Fellowship/Applications.php

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Title: Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development

Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, International Institute for Education (IIE)

Deadline: 2/18/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $20,000

Description/Eligibility: Fellowships will support dissertation research on topics that examine how population dynamics, family planning, and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, poverty reduction, and equity. Dissertations that address population and development issues pertinent to the African continent are especially encouraged. The fellowship is intended for doctoral students enrolled in economics, economic demography, geography, and epidemiology, who address population and development issues in their dissertation topics. Students must have completed their graduate coursework by the start of the fellowship. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 18. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

More Info: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Hewlett-IIE-Fellowship

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Title: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsor: Resources for the Future (RFF)

Deadline: 2/22/2013 (2014 date not yet posted)

Amount: $18,000 

Description/Eligibility: In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959–1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. This fellowship is intended to be the principal source of support for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research. The program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, provided the latter have proper work and residency documentation.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by February 22. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/JosephLFisherDoctoralDissertationFellowships.aspx

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Title: Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Eisenhower Institute, Gettysburg College

Deadline: 2/24/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $10,000

Description/Eligibility: The Eisenhower Institute seeks to support study and education dealing with the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and improved understanding of America's role in world affairs. The Institute desires to encourage and assist promising young Americans to pursue studies and research in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs, so they may provide informed leadership in the conduct of our national life. Applicants should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral candidacies, preferably at the point of preparing their dissertations.

How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form no later than February 24.

More Info: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/fellowships/roberts.dot

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Title: E.D. Farmer International Fellowships for Texans and Mexican Nationals

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 3/1/2013 (2014 date not yet posted)

Amount: $4,000

Description/Eligibility: The Texas Legislature created the E. D. Farmer International Fellowship with the purpose of building friendship and fostering goodwill between Texas and Mexico. This fellowship provides financial support to conduct research, fieldwork, or studies in Mexico or to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies or research activities at The University of Texas at Austin. The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship is limited to applicants from Mexico and Texas. Candidates must submit their applications under one of three categories: 1) Mexican students applying to UT Austin, or 2) Mexican students currently studying at UT Austin, or 3) applicants from the state of Texas who plan to conduct research in Mexico.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/additional-funding.php

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Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity

Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 3/1/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Amount: $30,000 

Description/Eligibility: This program is designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. It supports scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. The Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing for residency at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://provost.upenn.edu/diversity-predoc

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Title: Wadsworth International Fellowship

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 3/1/2014

Amount: $17,500

Description/Eligibility: The Wadsworth International Fellowships are intended to provide support for students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at universities where they can receive international-level training in anthropology. These fellowships are available only to students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training. Priority is given to applicants who have not already begun graduate training abroad, and who are likely to return to an academic position in their home country upon completion of their degree. The purpose of the Wadsworth International Fellowship is to offer support for students who are in the early stages of their doctoral programs.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal. 

More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-international-fellowships

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Title: Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline: 3/3/2014

Amount: $2,500-$3,500 

Description/Eligibility: The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master's theses or doctoral dissertations.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by March 3. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.

More Info: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips

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Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NIJ-2013-3374)

Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 5/1/2013 (2014 deadline TBD)

Amount: $25,000-$30,000

Description/Eligibility: The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States and is in an NIJ-supported discipline; e.g., social and behavioral sciences, operations technology, information and sensors research and development, and investigative and forensic sciences. 

How to Apply: Contact Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 1.

More Info: http://www.nij.gov/nij/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/faqs.htm

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Title: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (CFDA 84.022A)

Sponsor: Department of Education

Deadline: 6/3/2012 (2014 deadline TBD)

Amount: $15,000-$60,000

Description/Eligibility: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

How to Apply: Contact the Graduate School for application instructions.  

More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

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