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JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) Program

  • Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: September 4, 2012
  • Program requirements: The aim of JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) Program is to provide tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa who wish to obtain their Ph.D. degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course. This program is implemented in cooperation with JSPS's overseas nominating organizations in Asia and Africa.
  • Citizenship: Select list of Asian and African countries included on the website
  • Eligibility: Each applicant for the Program must be a researcher who belongs to a university or research institute in the above-listed countries; already holds a full-time position as a researcher in a university or research institution in his/her home country or will likely be appointed to such a position by 1 April of the starting year of the fellowship; is 45 years of age or younger as of 1 April of the starting year of the fellowship.
  • Award: About 30 fellowships awarded per year, renewable for up to three years of support. Includes travel expenses between Japan and fellow’s home country, expenses incurred in conducting research, and other expenses related to the fellow’s dissertation submission.
  • Website: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-ronpaku/

 

NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: Different deadlines, depending on discipline.  Science of Science and Innovation Policy – September 9, 2012; Documenting Endangered Languages – September 15, 2012; Political Science – September 16, 2013.
  • Program requirements: The dissertation proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution.
  • Award: A total of $2.5 million is available to fund 200-300 awards under this program.  Individual awards will vary due to estimated program budget, number of awards, duration, variation in research techniques, and needs across the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453

 

West African Research Center Travel Grant

  • Sponsor: West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: September 15, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Travel grant funds may be used to 1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; 2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work; 3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; 4) travel to a research site.
  • Citizenship: Open only to West African nationals affiliated with institutions of higher education. 
  • Award: $1,500 travel costs, $1,500 stipend
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/

 

APA Dissertation Research Award Program

  • Sponsor: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: September 17, 2012
  • Program requirements: Assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. 
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students of psychology in good standing with their university, at a regionally accredited university or college located in the U.S. or Canada.  Must be affiliates or associate members of the APA.  Dissertation proposal must be approved prior to application.  Applicants who have already defended their dissertations are eligible to apply as long as they have not yet received a doctoral degree as of the application deadline.
  • Award: 30-40 $1,000 awards; several grants up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.
  • Website: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx

 

AERA Dissertation Grants

  • Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: Reviewed three times per year. September 19, 2012; January 23, 2013; Anticipated March 2013.
  • Program requirements: AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal databases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets such as those supported by NCES, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health.  Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, OR non-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution
  • Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Award: ~15, $20,000, one-year grants
  • Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx

 

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: Letter of intent: September 20, 2012. Full proposal: November 13, 2012
  • Program requirements: ITEST supports the research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. ITEST projects must include students and may include teachers.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: 15-20 awards, amount varies
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467

 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program

  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: Contact the MSU Fulbright Advisor to be added to a mailing list for updates
  • Program requirements: Conduct research in other countries in foreign languages and area studies, outside of Western Europe.  Ph.D. candidates only.  Should deepen research knowledge and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.
  • Citizenship: Citizen or national of the U.S. or is a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Award: ~150 awards, 6-12 months, $15,000-$60,000
  • Website: http://www.isp.msu.edu/funding/fulbright.htm

 

Pi Lambda Theta Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012; April 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. A grant proposal can be for an independent project or a part of a larger project, such as a dissertation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must have been a member of Pi Lambda Theta for at least one year before applying for a grant. Continued eligibility requires continued membership
  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Website: http://pilambda.org/benefits/scholarships/research-grants/

 

 

NASP Graduate Student Research Grants (GSRG)

  • Sponsor: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: GSRG were created to support high quality theory-driven graduate student research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and should address professional competency and/or advocacy.  Proposed research may be a thesis or dissertation required for completion of the training program.
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a school psychology training program and be regular or student members of NASP at the time of application.
  • Award: up to three $1,000 grants.  At least one going to a doctoral student.
  • Website: http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/gsra.aspx

 

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

  • Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: Fellows will have the opportunity to spend one year in Germany to network with prospective leaders from abroad, explore new solutions to the global issues of our times, and carry out a research project of their own choice.  Participants gain insight into the social, cultural, economic, and political situation in Germany.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of the U.S.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed their first degree (at least a bachelor’s or comparable degree) less than 12 years prior to the start date of the fellowship, have subsequently gained work experience, and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in their career.
  • Award: up to 10, one-year research stays
  • Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html

 

Society for the Study of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards

  • Sponsor: Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 19, 2012
  • Program requirements: The purpose of the Society of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards is to promote excellence in research training in school psychology, thereby enhancing the capability of students to pursue a productive research career that advances the science of school psychology. Although not all quality proposals submitted can be funded, each student will receive feedback intended to contribute to the student’s enthusiasm for and competence in research.
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Doctoral students who are matriculated in school psychology programs in the U.S. or Canada are eligible.
  • Award: up to four $5,000 awards
  • Website 1: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MTgzNTc3NDMwNjEyMDkwNzk3MjIBMTA5NDkyMzE1MDk3MzE0NzkwODQBMzNmOWNhY2QtZWQ5Yi00YzZjLTliYzItZWQ5MDhjYTM3MjAzQGdvb2dsZWdyb3Vwcy5jb20BNAE&pli=1
  • Website 2: http://www.ssspresearch.org

 

NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: Different deadlines, depending on discipline.  Geography & Spatial Sciences – October 10, 2012; Sociology – October 15, 2012.
  • Program requirements: The dissertation proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution.
  • Award: A total of $2.5 million is available to fund 200-300 awards under this program.  Individual awards will vary due to estimated program budget, number of awards, duration, variation in research techniques, and needs across the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453

 

IRA Elva Knight Research Grant

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Supports research in reading and literacy.  Projects may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy.  Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of research.  Projects should be completed within two years.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of the International Reading Association.
  • Award: Up to $8,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/resources/awardsandgrants/research_knight.aspx

 

 NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant

  • Sponsor: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising.  Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome.  Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for single-year awards; Up to $5,000 annually for multi-year awards.
  • Website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/Research_Related/Grant-Guidelines.htm

 

IRA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: This fellowship is a grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars.  Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. 
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be association members.
  • Award: $6,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_chall.aspx

 

IRA Steven A. Stahl Research Grant

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: This award is intended to encourage and support promising graduate students in their research.  All applicants must have at least three years of pre-K-12 teaching experience and be current members of the association.  The research must be conducted in the classroom(s), it must be focused on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement, and it must be empirically rigorous.  Research must be completed within two years.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be association members.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_stahl.aspx

 

IRA Helen M. Robinson Grant

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Given annually to assist doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy.  Focus on instructional interventions.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Must be IRA members.  Must have dissertation proposal successfully defended in order to apply.
  • Award: $1,200
  • Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_robinson.aspx

 

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

  • Sponsor: The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012; May 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: 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. 
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctoral degree and have all doctoral degree requirements complete, other than the dissertation/thesis, by the start date.
  • Award: Up to $25,000
  • Website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

 

Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Several funding opportunities for Fellows: Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) may fund travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software, etc. for $1,500 up to four times; Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) Grant may fund small-scale, preliminary research and other activities; Dissertation Completion Grant (DCG) is available after completing the fifth year of graduate school with dissertation completion expected within 12 months. 
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have been selected as Mellon Mays Fellows as undergraduates, and must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Award: $2,500
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon-mays-predoctoral-research-grants/

 

Awards for Study in Scandinavia

  • Sponsor: American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.  ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.  Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Grants are for visits of one to three months in duration. Priority for fellowships is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Eligibility: Must have completed undergraduate education by the start of the project in Scandinavia.  Some ability in the language of the host country is desirable.  For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.
  • Award: Fellowships up to $23,000; Grants up to $5,000.  Number of awards varies according to total funds available.
  • Website: http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html

 

Leo Baeck Institute / DAAD Fellowship – Research in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Sponsor: Leo Baeck Institute / Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Leo Baeck Institute supports new research on German-Jewish culture and history. 
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Must be affiliated with an accredited U.S. institution of higher education and be a Ph.D. candidate (doctoral student) or recent Ph.D. who has received a degree within the preceding two years.
  • Award: One six-month graduate fellowship or two three-month graduate fellowships are available per year.  Each fellowship consists of a monthly stipend to cover expenses.
  • Website: http://www.lbi.org/about/fellowships/lbidaad-fellowships/

 

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 7, 2012
  • Program requirements: The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the U.S., about non-U.S. topics, for a minimum of nine months of research outside of the United States.  Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2013, whichever comes first.  The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up.
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Graduate students in the humanities and social sciences enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the U.S.
  • Award: 80 awards.  Average of $20,000 per award.
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

 

AAUW American Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: Dissertation fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.  Awards are available to women who complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply.
  • Citizenship: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be women, have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by November 15, 2012.
  • Award: $20,000 for dissertation fellowship
  • Website: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/american.cfm

 

ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

  • Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: The ACLS offers support for dissertations in East European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.  There are two types of fellowships: Research fellowships for use in Eastern Europe to conduct fieldwork or archival investigations and Writing fellowships for use in the U.S. to write the dissertation after research is complete.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a U.S. university, with all requirements except for the dissertation completed by June 2013.
  • Award: $18,000
  • Website: http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=532

 

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

  • Sponsor: National Research Council (NRC)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 19, 2012 --> EXTENDED to November 24, 2012
  • Program requirements: Focus on achieving excellence in college and university teaching. Awards will be made to individuals who 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 schools and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Citizenship: Citizens or nationals of the U.S.  Does not include permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates.
  • Award: $21,000 one-year stipend, ~35 awards
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959

 

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

  • Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 30, 2012
  • Program requirements: The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.  This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: This program is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders).  Applicants must be at an accredited university in the United States.  Dissertation proposal will need to be approved prior to the start of the grant period.
  • Award: 1-year stipend of $12,000 and up to $1,000 in travel support to attend the AERA Annual Meeting.
  • Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAMinorityFellowshipProgram/tabid/10243/Default.aspx

Dr. Susan R. Komives Research Award

  • Sponsor: NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 30, 2012
  • Program requirements: The purpose of this award is to support the creation of new knowledge focusing on the area of student leadership programs in higher education. This award is intended to support professional, doctoral, and masters-level scholarly research.  Recipient will submit an article about their research to the SLP-KC newsletter in order to disseminate their findings to the KC membership and beyond.  Award recipients will be recognized at 2013 NASPA national conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be a member of NASPA.  Past recipients are ineligible.
  • Award: Unspecified.
  • Website: http://www.naspa.org/kc/slp/recdev.cfm

 

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship

  • Sponsor: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, psychometrics, and statistics.  During the academic year, selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with ETS research scientists and psychometricians. During the summer, fellows are invited to participate in the Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students, working under the guidance of an ETS mentor.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: At the time of application, candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program, have completed all the coursework toward the Ph.D., and be at the dissertation stage of their program.
  • Award: $19,000 stipend, $8,000 to defray tuition and fees, small grant for equipment or software.
  • Website: http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/gulliksen/

 

AAUW International Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the U.S. to women.  Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.
  • Citizenship: Not U.S. resident or permanent resident.
  • Eligibility: Must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2012.
  • Award: $20,000-$30,000.  Up to five are renewable for a second year.
  • Website: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/international.cfm

 

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

  • Sponsor: Freie Universität Berlin
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.
  • Citizenship: U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Dissertation fellowship – full-time graduate students at a North American university, all Ph.D. coursework completed, and successfully defended their dissertation proposal by the time the stay in Berlin begins.  Postdoctoral fellowships: Those who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.  Applicants should show an appropriate level of training and skill to undertake the proposed research, including evidence of language fluency adequate to complete the project and participate in the seminar at the Freie Universität Berlin, which is conducted in German.
  • Award: Approximately 12 fellows are selected.  The Berlin Program Fellowship stipends are EUR 1,100 per month for those working on a dissertation project, EUR 1,400 per month for postdoctoral research.
  • Website: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/bprogram/

 

Kennan Institute Summer Research Scholarships

  • Sponsor: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, U.S. Department of State
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area can apply for the new Summer Research Scholarships.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Grant applicants are required to hold an M.A. degree or higher.
  • Award: Two months, between May and September, with stipend of $6,400 for 62 days ($103.22/day).
  • Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-summer-research-scholarships

 

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

  • Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: These 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.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and have completed the coursework required to be advanced to candidacy.
  • Award: Up to 15, $25,000 awards for up to two years
  • Website: http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships

 

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Graduate Merit Fellowship

  • Sponsor: TIAA-CREF, Michigan State University
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 17, 2012
  • Program requirements: TIAA-CREF established the Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship at TIAA-CREF in 2005 to honor the memory and life's work of Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton ("Dr. Hamilton"), a former professor at MSU and member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees. Dr. Hamilton's 35-year-long career at MSU included appointments in the Department of Sociology, the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora, the dispersion and settlement of African people after leaving the African continent. Dr. Hamilton was a valued member of the TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2003, serving on the Board's Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committees from 1990 to 2003, as well as the Board's Executive Committee.
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Eligibility: All MSU graduate students whose dissertation research is related in any way to the African Diaspora.
  • Award: $36,500 for one year. Funds may be used for travel to support research, present at a conference, support the collection of data, or complete writing of the dissertation.
  • Website: http://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/TIAACREF.aspx

 

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 21, 2012; April 22, 2013; August 22, 2013; December 23, 2013; April 22, 2014; August 22, 2014; December 22, 2014
  • Program requirements: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing awards to support the completion of the doctoral research project and dissertation for individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research.  This FOA targets the timely awarding of the doctoral degree.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Individuals must be registered in an accredited research doctoral degree program, in good standing, and have an approved dissertation proposal.
  • Award: The total award project period may not exceed two years, but must be no less than 12 months.  Total allowable costs per year are the current fiscal year National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend level (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm#policy) and up to $15,000 for additional expenses.
  • Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-103.html

 

Frederick Douglass Institute Predoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester

  • Sponsor: Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 31, 2012
  • Program requirements: The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences in the area of Africa and the African Diasporas. Its mission is to further undergraduate and graduate education, faculty research, and intellectual exchange within the University community. The Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student of any university whose degree contributes to the scholarship in the field of African and African-American Studies. A principal aim of this fellowship is to provide a different intellectual environment that will enrich and expedite the completion of the Fellow's dissertation. The Fellow will also gain valuable experience through work with the Institute's director in organizing colloquia, lectures, and other events. There is no teaching obligation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have successfully completed all required courses, qualifying exams, and at least one chapter of the dissertation before the fellowship begins.
  • Award: $26,000
  • Website: http://www.rochester.edu/College/AAS/fellowships/index.html

 

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AIPS Long Term Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: January 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: Research fellowships for junior scholars (pre-doctoral graduate students) lasting two to nine months, in countries other than Pakistan.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens. (AIPS-funded); non-U.S. citizens (pending availability of unrestricted funds). All non-U.S. applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled/employed full-time in an institution of higher education in the U.S. Pre-doctoral applicants should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation.
  • Award: International travel expenses and stipends (subject to availability of funds). The amount of the stipends will be comparable to Fulbright Awards. Total fellowship support can range from $3,000 to $25,000. Non-refundable processing fee of $30 must be included with the completed application.
  • Website: http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/fellowship/long-term

 

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

  • Sponsor: AcademyHealth
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 7, 2013
  • Program requirements: The fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, MD for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community.  Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies, and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff. Must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or have a green card.
  • Eligibility: Must be at dissertation phase of program.
  • Award: 13 month fellowship, in Maryland.  Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience – doctoral students may qualify for salaries based on a GS-9/11/12 civil service equivalent, which in 2009 ranged from $50,408-$95,026.
  • Website: http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1441&navItemNumber=2332

 

Fellowship Program for Minority Students

  • Sponsor: Five Colleges, Inc.
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 7, 2013
  • Program requirements: Up to four dissertation fellowships that run from September through May. Fellowship is meant for students from underrepresented groups and/or scholars with unique interest and histories, whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Fellows are hosted at an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College and the University of Massachusetts.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Must be working on doctoral dissertation.
  • Award: Up to 4, one-year fellowships, which include a stipend of $30,000, office space, library privileges and housing assistance. 
  • Website: https://www.fivecolleges.edu/faculty/fellowships

 

AIR Dissertation Grants

  • Sponsor: Association for Institutional Research (AIR), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 10, 2013
  • Program requirements: With support from the NSF, NCES, and NPEC, AIR operates a grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education.  The program has two separate purposes: NSF and NCES support grants aimed increase the number of researchers using national datasets and demonstrate the contribution that these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice; and NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Doctoral students are eligible for dissertation grants to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor.  Proposal submissions must meet one or more of the following criteria: use data from one or more of the national datasets of NCES and NSF AND/OR address the 2013 NPEC Focus Topic: “The impact of data on the college search and selection process.”
  • Award: up to $20,000 for one year
  • Website: http://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/GrantProgramOverview.aspx

 

Cameron Fincher and Charles I. Brown Awards for an Outstanding Dissertation Grant Proposal

  • Sponsor: Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 10, 2013 (application as part of AIR Dissertation Grants – see above)
  • Program requirements: These awards are given to the two highest rated dissertation grant proposals submitted for the AIR Dissertation Grant program.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Doctoral students beginning their dissertation work who have applied for and been awarded an AIR Dissertation Grant.
  • Award: Each recipient is introduced to the membership at the Annual AIR Forum. 2013 AIR Forum will be May 18-22, 2013 in Long Beach, CA.
  • Website1: http://www.airweb.org/EducationAndEvents/AnnualConference/Pages/default.aspx
  • Website2: http://www3.airweb.org/?page=887

 

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellowship

  • Sponsor: The American Research Center in Egypt, U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Fellowships provide sufficient funding to cover round-trip air transportation, a living allowance, mentoring, and a home base in Egypt for doctoral candidates.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities.  Predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage.
  • Award: 6-7 fellowships, 3-12 months
  • Website: http://www.arce.org/grants/fellowships/funded

 

Fellowships for Study and Research on Yemen

  • Sponsor: American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS), U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: The American institute for Yemeni Studies annually holds a competition for fellowship programs supporting research on Yemen, presently limited to venues other than Yemen.  Proposals are invited from graduate and post-graduate scholars in all disciplines.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are post-graduate professionals.
  • Award: Not normally above $6,000.
  • Website: http://www.aiys.org/fellowships.html

 

NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: Different deadlines, depending on discipline. 
    • Political Science – January 15, 2013;
    • Linguistics – January 15, 2013; July 15, 2013;
    • Cultural Anthropology – January 15, 2013; August 15, 2013;
    • Law and Social Sciences – January 15, 2013;
    • Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics – January 15, 2013;
    • Methodology, Measurement & Statistics – January 16, 2013; August 16, 2013;
    • Economics – January 18, 2013; August 18, 2013;
    • Decision, Risk & Management Sciences – January 18, 2013; August 18, 2013;
    • Science, Technology & Society – February 1, 2013; August 1, 2013;
    • Geography & Spatial Sciences – February 14, 2013;
    • Sociology – February 15, 2013;
    • Biological Anthropology – April 5, 2013;
  • Program requirements: The dissertation proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution.
  • Award: A total of $2.5 million is available to fund 200-300 awards under this program.  Individual awards will vary due to estimated program budget, number of awards, duration, variation in research techniques, and needs across the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453

 

AIPS Short Term Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Short-term lecture and research fellowships for senior scholars and advanced graduate students lasting one to five months.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Enrolled/employed full-time in an institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Award: International travel expenses and stipends (subject to availability of funds).  The amount of the stipends will be comparable to Fulbright Awards. Total fellowship support can range from $3,000 to $25,000.  Funds may be used for research on materials relating to the history and culture of Pakistan and must take place in Pakistan at approved locations.  Non-refundable processing fee of $30 must be included with the completed application.
  • Website: http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/fellowship/short-term

 

NSF Economics Program – PD 98-1320

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: January 18, 2013; August 18, 2013 (Jan 18 & Aug 18 annually thereafter)
  • Program requirements: The program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, and other underrepresented minorities.
  • Award: Varies.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437

 

Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship Program

  • Sponsor: Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: January 22, 2013
  • Program requirements: Intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject.  Fellowships are four to 13 months in length.  Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty.
  • Citizenship: U.S. or citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba).
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. student, enrolled in a U.S. university.  Must have completed all course requirements and qualifying or comprehensive examinations for the doctoral degree before initiating IAF-funded field research.  Must speak and read the language(s) appropriate to the research.
  • Award: Up to 15 Doctoral Field Research Fellowships.  Includes airfare to/from research site, research allowance up to $3,000, monthly stipend of $1,500 for up to 12 months, accident and sickness insurance, conference attendance.
  • Website: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program

 

AERA Dissertation Grants

  • Sponsor: American Educational Research Association (AERA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: Reviewed three times per year. September 19, 2012; January 23, 2013; Anticipated March 2013.
  • Program requirements: AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal databases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. The research project must include the analysis of data from at least one of the large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets such as those supported by NCES, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health. Additional data sets may be used in conjunction with the obligatory federal data set. If international data sets are used, the study must include U.S. education.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, OR non-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution
  • Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Award: ~15, $20,000, one-year grants
  • Website: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx

 

ChLA Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Children’s Literature Association
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The grants are awarded for proposals of original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication or a conference presentation and contribute to the field of children’s literature criticism.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be either a member of the Children’s Literature Association or join the association before receiving funds.
  • Award: $500-$1,500, based on the number and needs of winning applicants.  Funds are not intended to be applied to tuition.  Instead, they are to support research that may be related to a dissertation.  The award may be used to purchase supplies and materials, as research support, or to underwrite travel to special collections or libraries.
  • Website: http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=03--Grants_-amp-_Fellowships&display=16#offset1

 

FSSS Student Research Grants

  • Sponsor: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS); Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013; June 1, 2013.
  • Program requirements: Grants are awarded to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility:   Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS.
  • Award: Two grants per year. $1,000 per grant.
  • Website1: http://fsssonline.org/grants/
  • Website2: http://www.sexscience.org/honors/student_research_grants/

 

Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships

  • Sponsor: Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe.  The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.  Recipients are expected to use CES support to lay such research groundwork as determining the availability of archival materials, scouting possible field sites, testing research design, securing ties with relevant European scholars or institutions.  Typically, they submit applications for dissertation research funding soon after completing CES-funded preliminary research.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a university that is a member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium; possess any language skills required to carry out the proposed research; have completed the majority of doctoral coursework; have not yet begun substantial dissertation research in Europe.
  • Award: $4,000 stipend, opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a bi-yearly journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities.
  • Website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

  • Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: February 4, 2013
  • Program requirements: 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 populations/aspects of our mission.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements and have dissertation proposal defended by application deadline.  Must be currently studying at an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Award: Up to 4, one-time awards of up to $25,000, which may be used for a period of not less than nine months and up to 18 months, beginning in June 2013.
  • Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/

 

Graduate Fellowship Program for American Scholars

  • Sponsor: Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. Travel grants must be used in the year they are awarded and are intended to cover the cost of travel both to and from, and within Japan. There are no restrictions as to research topic, place of study in Japan, gender or age of the applicant. The travel grant may not be used for language training. Preference will be given to applicants who are already proficient in research level Japanese language. Research interests may include (but are not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism or business. Preference will be given to applicants to have not previously studied or lived in Japan.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who have passed their qualifying exams, been advanced to candidacy at their universities, and at the dissertation stage.
  • Award: Up to five travel grants for a maximum of $2000 each
  • Website: http://www.kccjee.org/pages/program_pages/gradfellowshippage.htm

 

U.S.-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program

  • Sponsor: American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: The ACMS U.S.-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship supports short-term field research projects in Mongolia by students, university and college faculty, and other researchers between May and October each year.  Joint applications submitted by a student and a post-doctoral scholar or faculty member are highly encouraged.  The goal of the program is to assist as many researchers as possible to participate in a field research experience in Mongolia.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a university or college.  Students graduating in Spring 2013 are eligible for the program.  Must be a current member of the ACMS to be considered.
  • Award: Up to $4,000, approximately 4-8 awards for students, post-docs, and/or faculty.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from other sources in addition to the USMFRF program to support their work.  Demonstrations of other applications or receipt of other sources of support will be viewed favorably by the review committee.
  • Website: http://www.mongoliacenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=35&Itemid=68

 

NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship Program *ANTICIPATED*

  • Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ); United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: **Awaiting 2013 deadline update.  Traditionally it’s at the end of February.
  • Program requirements: The NIJ Ph.D. Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that support graduate study leading to 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. NIJ awards these fellowships in an effort to encourage promising doctoral students in the application of critical and innovative thinking to pressing criminal justice problems. The official applicant to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the sponsoring academic institution. Students must contact and seek the assistance of their university office of sponsored research or office of research, grants and contracts.
  • Citizenship: Any, as grant awards are made only to degree-granting educational institutions in the U.S.
  • Eligibility: It is not necessary to have formally defended the dissertation prospectus at the time of application, the student must have completed all required course work, passed all qualifying comprehensive exams, and be advanced to candidacy by the university.
  • Award: Up to $25,000 will be awarded to successful applicants.
  • Website: http://www.nij.gov/nij/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/welcome.htm

 

Esther Katz Rosen Graduate Student Fellowships

  • Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: March 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: This fellowship supports activities related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents.  Program goals are to advance the understanding of gifted children for the ultimate purpose of enabling and enhancing development of their talents, and to encourage promising graduate students to conduct research in this area.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy. Students may apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy will be required before funds are released.  Students must be in good academic standing at a university in the U.S. or Canada. 
  • Award: up to $20,000 for a one-year graduate student fellowship. The home institution of the selected fellow must provide a tuition waiver.
  • Website: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/rosen.aspx

 

NACADA Academic Advising Research Support Grant

  • Sponsor: National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Research support is intended to facilitate research related to academic advising.  Quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodologies are welcome.  Program assessment is not funded. Practicing professionals and graduate students from any institution (U.S. or international) seeking support for research in academic advising are eligible to apply. NACADA has a particular interest in soliciting proposals that document the outcomes of different advising models.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for single-year awards; Up to $5,000 annually for multi-year awards.
  • Website: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/Research_Related/Grant-Guidelines.htm

 

West African Research Center Travel Grant

  • Sponsor: West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: September 15, 2012; March 15, 2013
  • Program requirements: Travel grant funds may be used to 1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research; 2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work; 3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution; 4) travel to a research site.
  • Citizenship: Open only to West African nationals affiliated with institutions of higher education. 
  • Award: $1,500 travel costs, $1,500 stipend
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/fellowship/fund_travel/

 

Society for the Study of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards *ANTICIPATED*

  • Sponsor: Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection; Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 19, 2012; anticipated March 2013
  • Program requirements: The purpose of the Society of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Awards is to promote excellence in research training in school psychology, thereby enhancing the capability of students to pursue a productive research career that advances the science of school psychology. Although not all quality proposals submitted can be funded, each student will receive feedback intended to contribute to the student’s enthusiasm for and competence in research.
  • Citizenship: Any. 
  • Eligibility: Doctoral students who are matriculated in school psychology programs in the U.S. or Canada are eligible.
  • Award: up to four $5,000 awards
  • Website 1: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MTgzNTc3NDMwNjEyMDkwNzk3MjIBMTA5NDkyMzE1MDk3MzE0NzkwODQBMzNmOWNhY2QtZWQ5Yi00YzZjLTliYzItZWQ5MDhjYTM3MjAzQGdvb2dsZWdyb3Vwcy5jb20BNAE&pli=1
  • Website 2: http://www.ssspresearch.org

 

MMUF Travel & Research Grants *ANTICIPATED*

  • Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: anticipated – March 2013
  • Program requirements: The grants provide eligible graduate students with the financial means to complete their research prior to the start of dissertation writing. Awards are based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications received.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows and candidates for the Ph.D. degree in fields recognized under the terms of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Candidates must have passed all comprehensive examinations, completed all course work for the degree, and selected a dissertation topic that has been approved by the dissertation advisor.
  • Award: up to $5,000 for a period of one summer or one semester.  Grants may be used to cover dissertation research, travel to/from research sites, and photocopying of documents and/or the purchase of access to databases for research purposes. The award may not be used to purchase computer software or hardware, and may not be used for general living expenses.
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/opportunity/research/index.php

 

Pi Lambda Theta Research Grants

  • Sponsor: Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 1; April 1
  • Program requirements: Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. A grant proposal can be for an independent project or a part of a larger project, such as a dissertation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicant must have been a member of Pi Lambda Theta for at least one year before applying for a grant. Continued eligibility requires continued membership
  • Award: up to $2,500
  • Website: http://pilambda.org/benefits/scholarships/research-grants/

 

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 21, 2012; April 22, 2013; August 22, 2013; December 23, 2013; April 22, 2014; August 22, 2014; December 22, 2014
  • Program requirements: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing awards to support the completion of the doctoral research project and dissertation for individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research.  This FOA targets the timely awarding of the doctoral degree.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Individuals must be registered in an accredited research doctoral degree program, in good standing, and have an approved dissertation proposal.
  • Award: The total award project period may not exceed two years, but must be no less than 12 months.  Total allowable costs per year are the current fiscal year National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend level (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm#policy) and up to $15,000 for additional expenses.
  • Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-103.html

 

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

  • Sponsor: The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: November 1, May 1
  • Program requirements: 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. 
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctoral degree and have all doctoral degree requirements complete, other than the dissertation/thesis, by the start date.
  • Award: Up to $25,000
  • Website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

 

Byron Hanke Fellowship

  • Sponsor: Foundation for Community Association Research
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: May 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Hanke Fellowship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their studies relate to community associations generally and to the topic of the candidate's proposed community associations research project.
  • Award: $2,000 to $4,000
  • Website: http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

 

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies ** ANTICIPATED **

  • Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: May 31, annually
  • Program requirements: The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies. Assistance in liaising with institutions and use of facilities will also be provided to recipients. Grants of between three months and one year in duration will be awarded to successful applicants, with a research paper to be submitted to the CCS upon completion of the research period.
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Eligibility: This grant is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at universities around the world, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes.
  • Award: Travel subsidies in the form of a round-trip flight are included in the grant, along with a monthly stipend to cover research expenses.
  • Website: http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/regulation.aspx

 

Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

  • Sponsor: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: July 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has the potential to improve the experiences of college students in transition. The grant is named in memory of Dr. Paul P. Fidler, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, whose pioneering research on student learning and success had a vital impact on work being done to promote the success of all students in transition.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to faculty, staff, graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues of college student transitions. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply for the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant.
  • Award: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant award includes a $5,000 cash stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication.
  • Website: http://sc.edu/fye/research/grant/index.html

 

 AIIS Junior Research Fellowships ** ANTICIPATED **

  • Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Deadline: July 1, annually
  • Program requirements: These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors.
  • Citizenship: Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study.
  • Award: Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year. Awards are available for up to 11 months.
  • Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/

 

Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36)

  • Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 21, 2012; April 22, 2013; August 22, 2013; December 23, 2013; April 22, 2014; August 22, 2014; December 22, 2014
  • Program requirements: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is to increase the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing awards to support the completion of the doctoral research project and dissertation for individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in mental health research.  This FOA targets the timely awarding of the doctoral degree.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Individuals must be registered in an accredited research doctoral degree program, in good standing, and have an approved dissertation proposal.
  • Award: The total award project period may not exceed two years, but must be no less than 12 months.  Total allowable costs per year are the current fiscal year National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral stipend level (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm#policy) and up to $15,000 for additional expenses.
  • Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-103.html

 

Currently Suspended

 

Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies ** SUSPENDED **

  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Deadline: PROGRAM CURRENTLY SUSPENDED (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: Focus on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Complete all pre-dissertation requirements.  Enrolled in a graduate school in the U.S.
  • Award: Up to $3,000 for expenses connected with the dissertation.  These may include, but are not limited to, travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services.
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/women_gender/index.php

 

IDA General Grant Program ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Last Deadline: 2011. PROGRAM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The International Dyslexia Association announces an annual competitive grant program to support research projects involving the study of issues related to developmental dyslexia. The grant program is designed to provide support for new or ongoing educational, medical and cognitive science research projects. Studies on humans or experimental models (computer, et cetera) are eligible. The main criteria for the awards are the excellence of the proposals and their potential enhancement of theories, research, and applications related to dyslexia.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Not specified.
  • Award: $20,000 for one year, non-renewable.
  • Website: http://www.interdys.org/IDAResearchGrantGuidelines.htm

 

IFUW International Fellowships and Grants ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: NO FELLOWSHIPS OR FUNDING AVAILABLE BEFORE 2014 (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The IFUW offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study, and training. The awards are intended to help finance short graduate and postgraduate study, research, and training projects, and to serve as complementary funds for longer programmes. Fellowships are meant to encourage advanced scholarship and original research by university women. Applicants must be well started on the research programme to which the application refers. They are not normally given for a master's or for the first year of a Ph.D. programme.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Women graduates and either a member of one of IFUW’s national federations and associations, or, if living in a country where there is not yet a national affiliate, an independent member of IFUW, or an international individual member of IFUW.
  • Award: equivalent of 8,000-10,000 Swiss francs for fellowships, 3,000-6,000 Swiss francs for grants.
  • Website: http://www.ifuw.org/what/fellowships/international/

 

Badges, Trophies, and Achievements: Recognition and Accreditation for Informal and Interest-Driven Learning – Doctoral Student Grants ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: Digital Media Learning Competition (DML)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Last Deadline: January 6, 2012 (as of 1/16/13 – expected call for proposals in early 2013)
  • Program requirements: One year of funding to support dissertation research and write-up of findings on novel and effective ways of assessing learning practices, especially learning facilitated by digital media. We are especially interested in work considering the role and effectiveness of badges and badging systems as instruments of accreditation and assessment though competitive proposals will not be limited to this narrower focus.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: By the time of award, applicant must have passed all Ph.D. eligibility requirements to advance to candidacy (ABD)
  • Award: 2 awarded, $20,000 each to cover tuition fees, research funds, living stipend
  • Website: http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/research-competition-announcement.php
  • http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/learning-grant-guidelines/

 

ACMS Research Fellowship ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Last Deadline: February 15, 2011 (PROGRAM SUSPENDED as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The ACMS Research Fellowship Program will annually support up to three fellows to conduct 6- to 12-months of doctoral dissertation or post-doctoral research in Mongolia on topics in the Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Citizenship: U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • Eligibility: Must be attending or recently graduated from a university in the U.S. or Canada.  Must be a member of the ACMS to be considered for the program.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have completed required coursework for their programs and will have an accepted dissertation proposal prior to the start of their fellowship program.
  • Award: Up to $27,000 per fellow (up to 3 fellows selected).  Includes travel expenses to and from Mongolia, accommodation and food allowance, and stipend to cover research expenses.
  • Website: http://www.mongoliacenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=94&Itemid=132

 

Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program (DDRG) – FR-5500-N-23 ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Last Deadline: July 14, 2011  (PROGRAM SUSPENDED as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: The purpose of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) program is to enable doctoral candidates enrolled at institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to complete their dissertations on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues. The FY 2011 DDRG program seeks to fund research studies that may impact federal problem solving and policymaking and that are relevant to HUD�s policy priorities and annual goals and objectives.
  • Citizenship: Either be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national (such as a person born in the Swains Island or American Samoa) within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. Section 1408, or be a lawful permanent resident (recipient of an Alien Registration Recipient Card-Form I-551, commonly referred to as a Green Card) or other qualified alien (such as an alien who has been granted asylum or refugee status) within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. Section 1651(b).
  • Eligibility: Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited doctoral program. By the application deadline date, the student’s dissertation proposal/prospectus has been accepted by the full dissertation committee. The student will have an assigned dissertation advisor. By September 1, 2011, the student will have satisfactorily completed all other written and oral doctoral degree requirements, including all examinations, except the dissertation.
  • Award: $25,000
  • Website: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=KpDJQ3gKS1Vh8Thxkd1vfHt3RQPW4CJncnT2dfBZj6vQgwJGh1YQ!-578240590?oppId=95554&mode=VIEW