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Dissertation - Write Up

The Graduate School website has information about dissertation completion fellowships.

 

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/

 

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;
    • 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

 

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

 

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/

 

NAEd / Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

  • Sponsor: National Academy of Education (NAEd)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 5, 2012
  • Program requirements: To encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education while bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or information education anywhere in the world. Fellowships support final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. 
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be candidates for doctoral degree at a graduate school within the U.S.   All applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1 and provide a plan for dissertation completion within a one or two-year time frame.
  • Award: ~25 $25,000 awards
  • Website: http://www.naeducation.org/NAEd_Spencer_Dissertation_Fellowship.html

 

Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad

  • Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: Applicants for ROC dissertation fellowships must be doing research on topics related to Chinese culture and society, the development of the Republic of China, or Taiwan Studies. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period.
  • Citizenship: Doctoral candidates who are Republic of China (ROC) citizens and who are completing the last stage of their Ph.D. research at an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply.  Only students who have graduated from an accredited university or college in the Republic of China, and who do not have foreign permanent residence status or citizenship, are eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to $15,000 for one year.
  • Website: http://www.cckf.org.tw/e-americaDF.htm

 

Doctoral Fellowships

  • Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: Support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. 
  • Citizenship: Doctoral candidates who are non-Republic of China citizens may apply.
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited university in the United State, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America.
  • Award: up to $15,000 for one year.
  • Website: http://www.cckf.org.tw/e-americaDD.htm

 

Society for the Study of School Psychology Dissertation Grant Award

  • 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

 

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: October 24, 2012
  • Program requirements: Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the U.S.  Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by the application deadline.  Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2014.  Restricted to students who have progressed no further than the sixth year of the degree program.
  • Award: Up to 65 $33,000 awards.
  • Website: http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=512

 

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

 

IRA Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship

  • Sponsor: International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • 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

 

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/

 

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

 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

  • Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: The fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.  Dissertation must be completed during the tenure of the award and submit completed dissertations by August 2014.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be a candidate for Ph.D. or Th.D. degree in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the U.S.  Must have dissertation proposal approved by application deadline.
  • Award: At least 21 awards of $25,000 each
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/religion_ethics/index.php

 

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

 

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

  • Sponsor: Williams College
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Deadline: November 15, 2012
  • Program requirements: The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars.  Applicants must intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S.  Must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.  Only those with degrees granted in 2012, or to be granted in 2013, are eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to 3 scholars appointed annually.  $36,000 annual stipend, plus health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.
  • Website: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/graduate-fellowships-2/graduate-fellowships/

 

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

 

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

 

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/

 

Eurasia Program Fellowships – Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs)

  • Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Department of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research
  • Dissertation: Write-Up, International Research
  • 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/

 

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

  • Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: December 14, 2012
  • Program requirements: For students writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Students at U.S. universities.  Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations toward their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.
  • Award: ~10 $20,000 Peace Scholar Fellowships, lasting 10 months starting in September.
  • Website: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program/peace-scholar-applicatio

 

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

 

Spring

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

HFG Dissertation Fellowships for Research on Violence, Aggression, and Dominance

  • Sponsor: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG)
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Program requirements: Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.  Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: This fellowship is appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.  This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research, but is intended to assist with the completion of writing the dissertation within the award year.
  • Award: At least ten $20,000 fellowships
  • Website: http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

 

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

  • Sponsor: Council for European Studies at Columbia University (CES); Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Dissertation: Write-Up
  • Deadline: February 4, 2013
  • Program requirements: Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be ABD, must be enrolled at a higher education institution in the U.S., and can have no more than one full year of dissertation work remaining at the start of the fellowship year.
  • Award: $25,000 stipend, professional development activities including publishing in Perspectives on Europe; presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops.
  • Website: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion

 

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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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/

 

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