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International Research

International Studies and Programs (ISP) offers scholarships and other funding and predissertation travel awards for doctoral students with international reserarch interests.

Guide to Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Student International Research beginning in 2013 (.pdf)

 

Fall

 

JSPS RONPAKU (Dissertation PhD) Program  

  • Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Last 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/

 

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/

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research

  • Deadline: IIE Deadline: October 17, 2012.  Internal MSU Deadline: September 23, 2012.

  • Program requirements: English Teaching Assistantship grant or Research/Study grant.  For anyone with a bachelor’s degree, allows for individually designed study/research, graduate study, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in a single country. Application must be submitted through MSU.

  • Citizenship: U.S. citizenship at the time of application.  Permanent residents are not eligible.

  • Award: Amount of award varies, ~1,200 awarded

  • Website: http://www.isp.msu.edu/funding/fulbright.htm

 

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

 

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, International Research

  • 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/

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

  • Sponsor: National Research Council (NRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Deadline: November 14, 2012 – EXTENDED to November 19, 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 students. Applicants must have at least three years remaining as of fall 2013 before they would receive their Ph.D. degree and at least one of the three years is comprised of full-time course work.
  • Award: ~60 fellowships, three-year awards, $20,000 annually.
  • Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958

 

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

 

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: Second Thursday in November, annually. 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 6, 2012
  • Program requirements: NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for US graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. These 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 a research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit. An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented Master’s or Ph.D. degree program and be enrolled at a U.S. institution located in the U.S., proposing a research project in fields of science, engineering, and science education.
  • Award: Estimated 200 awards, total fund is $2,400,000, pending availability. Also includes participation in a pre-departure orientation, a summer stipend, and travel expenses to the research site. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Boren Fellowships

  • Sponsor: Boren Awards for International Study; National Security Education Program (NSEP)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, International Research
  • Deadlines: MSU internal – December 1, 2012; Final application – January 31, 2013
  • Program requirements: Boren Fellowships support adding an international and language component to graduate education through specialized area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Eligibility: Graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.
  • Award: Up to $30,000.  In exchange for fellowship funding, all Boren Fellows must agree to work in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
  • Website1: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
  • Website2: http://www.borenawards.org/institutions/michigan/michigan_state_university_1496
  • Website3: https://nifs.msu.edu

 

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

 

Eurasia Program Fellowships – Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs)

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Department of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to 4 weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other forms of feasibility studies related to their dissertations. Will provide young scholars the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of their proposed field sites, establish contacts within local communities, meet with local scholars, and gain insight into how their dissertation topic resonates with regional intellectual, political and social currents.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Targets graduate students in the first three years of study in a Ph.D. program.  Requires evidence of ethics training.  Recipients will be required to obtain university IRB approval for their project, if necessary.  Funds to be used before applicants defend their dissertation proposals.
  • Award: 6 awards anticipated.
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

 

Eurasia Program Fellowships – Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs)

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Department of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Program requirements: Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs) are intended to provide one year of support to enable the prompt completion of a PhD dissertation. Fellows will participate in professionalization activities and a fall workshop, and contribute to the Eurasia Program's new working paper and policy brief series. Applicants should pay serious attention to the policy-relevant aspects of their research.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: For advanced graduate students who have completed their fieldwork / have obtained ABD status by application submission deadline.  Demonstrate ability to complete dissertation by the end of the fellowship support period (August 2014) and demonstrate evidence of University cost sharing of not less than 10% of the award amount.  This may be an in-kind contribution, and may come in the form of a tuition remission, a waiver of required fees, health coverage, etc.
  • Award: 10 awards anticipated, with stipends up to $20,000
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/

 

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/

 

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

Spring

 

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

 

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

 

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training; Research Grants; International Research
  • Deadline: January 31, 2013
  • Program requirements: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree-granting program at a U.S. institution.
  • Award: up to 60 awards, $5,000 plus two workshops
  • Website: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

 

WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition

  • Sponsor: West African Research Association (WARA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, International Research
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship funds 2-3 months of research in West Africa for the purpose of: 1) preparing a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carrying out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the U.S.  It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting language.  Priority will be given to applicants who are at the pre-dissertation stage, that is, who will be returning to their institution to complete course work and exams, before beginning their fieldwork.
  • Award: Round trip travel to a West African country (not to exceed $2,500) and a stipend of up to $3,500.
  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/wara/files/2010/07/WARA-Pre-Doc-2013.pdf

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

  • Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; 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

 

 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/

 

Fellowship for Korean Language Training ** ANTICIPATED **

  • Sponsor: Korea Foundation (KF)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, International Research
  • Deadline: July 31, annually
  • Program requirements: This fellowship is awarded to researchers and graduate students studying Korean Studies subjects and other persons professionally engaged in Korea-related activities who wish to have an opportunity to take a language immersion program and learn Korean in a systematic manner at a university in Korea.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Persons who are engaged in Korea-related research within the context of humanities or social science studies or persons who are professionally involved in Korea-related activities and who also correspond to one of the following profiles: MA or PhD candidates: Graduate students pursuing a Korea-related degree as a major or minor; University faculties and researchers: Professors, lecturers and researchers who are teaching Korea-related courses or Korean language courses, or who are conducting Korea-related research at a university or research institution. Applicants are expected to have a basic understanding of the Korean language and a certain level of command of it (priority consideration is given to applicants with an intermediate level of proficiency).
  • Award: Up to 40 per year, supporting 6 months of language immersion program at a university in Korea, with a possibility of extending three to six additional months.
  • Website: http://www.kf.or.kr/eng/01_sks/sks_fel_sfa01.asp

 

 

Currently Suspended

 

Intensive Arabic Language Study Fellowships ** SUSPENDED **

  • Sponsor: American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training, International Research
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (as of 1/16/13)
  • Program requirements: AIYS offers students and scholars the opportunity to obtain intensive Arabic language training in Yemen. 
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens.
  • Eligibility: full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are post-graduate professionals.
  • Award: 10 weeks in Yemen.
  • Website: http://www.aiys.org/fellowships.html

 

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/

 

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