Funding Opportunities

Due Date
Fellowship Name
Amount
Description
Eligibility Criteria
Website Links
October 1, 2020 (5:00 p.m. PT).Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships$30,000-$35,000 depending on which fellowship (visit website for additional information)Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual research theme or the African American Art History Initiative. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities. Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships. Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows.http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html
October 16, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST)Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies$5,000 (to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies).The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original waysHave you completed all pre-dissertation requirements?
Are you writing on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory?
Are you enrolled in a graduate school in the United States?
Is your area of study in the humanities or social sciences?
Do you expect to complete the Ph.D. by summer 2022?
If the answer to all of these questions is YES, you are eligible to apply for a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies.
https://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/#:~:text=MISSION,%2C%20regional%2C%20or%20cultural%20boundaries.
October 20, 2020 (early deadline--- February 17, 2021 is final deadline)Religion and Spirituality in Society, Emerging Scholar FellowComplimentary Registration (a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics)The purpose of this Award is to recognize outstanding scholarship and promote the professional development of Emerging Scholars. Award winners are invited to attend the conference with a complimentary registration and act as facilitators, moderators, and contributors at the conference. Recipients of the Award are recognized on our website, on our social media pages, in the conference program, and formally at the conference Welcome and Closing sessions. A basic knowledge of computer technology, data projectors, and PowerPoint application is required. Emerging Scholars are expected to attend the conference in its entirety. In addition to promoting important discussions among fellow conference participants and potential collaborators, Emerging Scholar Awardees also have the opportunity to present their own academic work during the parallel sessions (once accepted by the Program Development Team).https://religioninsociety.com/2021-conference/emerging-scholar-awards
November 1, 2020University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program~$53,460 (Salary, depending on field and experience); $5,000 (research-related and program travel expenses); health insurance/sick leave includedProgram offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented.Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/
November 1, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m. Central Time)American Association of University Women (AAUW)- Fellowship Dissertation$20,000The purpose of the American Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation.Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math fields or those researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. American Fellowship candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
American Fellowships are open to scholars who identify as women in all fields of study.
The American Dissertation Fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all coursework, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by November 1, 2020. The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2022. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2022.
Dissertation Fellows are not required to study in the U.S.
Students already holding a fellowship or grant for the purpose of supporting their final year of writing or completing the dissertation the year before the fellowship year are not eligible to apply.
Applicants may apply up to two times for a fellowship for the same dissertation project.
The fellowship is intended for applicants who are completing their first doctoral degree.
https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/american/dissertation-fellowships/
November 6, 2020 (5 PM EST)The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Interdisciplinary Fellowship $42,000 stipend for junior fellows + $6,000 for travelThis one-year fellowship is part of the Museum's History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowship program and is intended as an independent research project. The fellowship encourages cross-departmental projects that explore connections between various cultures and collections in the Museum and that go beyond traditional boundaries, bridging the visual arts and other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, and fine arts. Fellows may explore connections between public practice, education, and the humanities, relating but not limited to curriculum development, gallery teaching, and interpretation. The project should relate to and make use of the Museum's resources, including its collections, libraries, archives, and programs. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups or from disciplines that have been historically underrepresented in the museum field. (Check website for updates regarding COVID-19)The fellowship is open to candidates holding either an MA or MFA, or currently pursuing or holding a PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Eligible fields may include but are not limited to Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Literature, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Gender Studies, Religion, Education, Music, Dance, Theater, and Film Studies.https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships/how-to-apply
November 9, 2020 and 3/29/2021Center for the Study of Women's Graduate Student Travel Grants (Spring and Fall) Up to $500Offered twice a year in spring and fall, provides graduate students with funds for research and conference travel. FALL 2020 AND SPRING 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE
The Center for the Study of Women will continue to accept applications for the Fall 2020 cycle, including expenses to present at conferences remotely (e.g., registration fees). If you have questions regarding acceptable expenses, please contact us prior to applying.
Travel for the fall grant must occur on or between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.
Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit.
Awardees must be registered UCLA students and preferably a woman. Awardees must also be registered during the quarter when travel occurs and when the reimbursement is processed. For summer, students must be enrolled in the preceding spring quarter and subsequent fall or winter quarters.
Travel must be for research or a conference pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality.
For conference travel, awardee must provide evidence that the paper was delivered at a conference.
CSW reimburses the awardee only after receiving original (hard copy) receipts for eligible travel expenses.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/travel-grants/
November 16, 2020CSW Alisa Bierria Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research$1,000The CSW Black Feminism Initiative (BFI) has established this fellowship to support intellectual work that centers Black feminist frameworks of analysis. This fellowship honors and continues the work of Alisa Bierria, whose writing explores race, intentionality, intimate organizing, anti-Black racism, carceral culture, gendered violence, and anticarceral approaches to justice.Applicant must be a currently registered PhD or Master’s student at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made. Fellowship can be used for research travel, conference presentations, or the acquisition of materials critical for an advanced research project such as a thesis or dissertation. Scholarly research that includes an artistic or organizing dimension is also encouraged. Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/black-feminism-initiative-graduate-fellowships/
November 16, 2020CSW Mariame Kaba Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research$1,000The CSW Black Feminism Initiative (BFI) has established this fellowship to support intellectual work that centers Black feminist frameworks of analysis. This fellowship honors and continues the work of Mariame Kaba, whose writing examines policing, abolition, gendered state violence, youth activism, organizing and leadership, interpersonal violence, and anticarceral approaches to justice.Applicant must be a currently registered PhD or Master’s student at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
Fellowship can be used for research travel, conference presentations, or the acquisition of materials critical for an advanced research project such as a thesis or dissertation
Scholarly research that includes an artistic or organizing dimension is also encouraged. Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/black-feminism-initiative-graduate-fellowships/
November 16, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST)Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships$25,000The Woodrow Wilson Foundation administers the Newcombe Fellowship competition at the request of and in consultation with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation. 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 to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year.Eligibility is limited to candidates in the social sciences and humanities, working toward a Ph.D. or Th.D. degree. Candidates must be enrolled in an American doctoral program, at a graduate school located in the United Stateshttps://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/#about
December 15, 2020Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship$25,000 paid out over a 9 month periodThe Center’s initial project is our dissertation fellowship, but we intend to launch new initiatives in future years so the Center becomes an increasingly valuable resource for progressive scholars – and a champion for engaged scholarship in America. The Center advances the idea that engaged scholarship can be excellent scholarship and that it is often superior to work that claims to be free of moral or political commitments. Our exemplary scholarship page provides examples of the kind of scholarship we seek to encourage.We are accepting applications from Ph.D students in the social sciences (including ethnic studies)who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation. The award is not dependent on citizenship.https://cescholar.org/faq
December 17, 2020 at 5:00 PMFord Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship $27,000 for three years +An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows+ Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; political asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation;
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations);
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.;
Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education no later than Fall 2021;
Individuals who as of the 2021 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study2 to complete their Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree; and
Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_171962
~January 2021Point FoundationFunding amount awarded on a “last provider” basis, meaning that Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc.Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2021. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible. Point’s application process is open to all college students regardless of citizenship. Undocumented students are eligible and will be reviewed as international students.
Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
Must be at least a senior in high school.
If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.
https://pointfoundation.org/
~January 2021Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA- Ethnic Studies Fellowship$6,000 (applied to standard tuition unless the awardee has another tuition-payment source. If there is another tuition-payment source, this award will pay out as a stipend.)Award is intended to support research by a continuing (at the time of the award) graduate student in one of the four ethnic studies master’s/doctoral programs
(African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies or Chicana & Chicano Studies).
Applicants must be available in spring quarter for an
interview. Must be a graduate student in one of the four ethnic studies master’s/doctoral programs
(African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies or
Chicana & Chicano Studies).
https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-continuing-students/fellowship-application/
~January 2021IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows Program$25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute, a structured writing program, faculty mentorship, and ongoing professionalization support.The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2020-21). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. Affiliation with one of our participating centers (includes UCLA's CSRC).
Approval by the Director of their IUPLR-affiliated center before they apply to assess eligibility. Directors must send an email of recognition to the program coordinator before the deadline.
Advancement to candidacy (ABD status with defended proposal) in a humanities or a humanities-adjacent discipline. Applicants must have completed a significant portion of the dissertation and anticipate defending at the end of the fellowship year.
Planning to pursue an academic career in teaching and/or research.
Be enrolled at their home institution while foregoing other employment during the fellowship year.
Must be able to attend a one-week IUPLR/Mellon Summer Institute in the summer of 2020 (dates TBA), present at forthcoming Latino Studies conference, and take part in a year-long structured mentorship and writing program.
https://mfp.lals.uic.edu/call-for-applications/
January 6, 2021The Founders’ Dissertation Fellowship from the Western Association of Women Historians$1,000The Founders’ Dissertation Fellowship is an annual $1000 award to a graduate student who show promise of significant contributions to historical scholarship. Funds from these Awards may be used for purposes directly or indirectly related to the dissertation, such as expenses for research, attendance of scholarly conferences, and the preparation of the dissertation.Applicants to the Founders’ Dissertation Fellowship must be current members of WAWH when they submit their application. Current WAWH board members are not eligible to apply. Applicants for the fellowship may apply for it more than once but may win only once. All recipients shall be graduate students engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields, have been advanced to candidacy, and are writing the dissertation at the time of application. They should expect the Ph.D. no earlier than December of the calendar year in which the award is madehttps://wawh.org/awards/founders-dissertation-fellowship/
January 7, 2021 (5 PM EST)Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship$28,000+ An invitation to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows + Access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons -- a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current Fellows -- and access to other networking resourcesThis competition year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. The 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 in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; political asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation;
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations);
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.;
Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation in a period of 9-12 months during the 2021-2022 academic year;
Individuals who, by December 10, 2020, have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree, except for writing and defense of the dissertation; and
Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_171939
January 7, 2021UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Graduate and Predoctoral Fellowship in Ethnic Studies$6,000-$7,400 per quarterIAC fellowship awarded to current UCLA graduate students and predoctoral candidates with demonstrated interest in ethnic studies to aid in the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Terms of awarded fellowships may range from 1 to 3 quarters, and cover in-state tuition and fees plus a stipend of $6,000-$7,400 per quarter. The acceptance of a fellowship includes a commitment to contributing to the activities of the sponsoring Ethnic Studies Research Center.This campus-wide program is open only to graduate students at UCLA and seeks to support students in the completion of their thesis/dissertation. Application for the fellowship in African American Studies is open only to doctoral students who will have advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the fellowship year.
https://www.iac.ucla.edu/funding/graduate
January 29, 2021American Academy for Jewish Research 2021 Seminar: “Beyond Cultural Studies and Critical Theory”Participation in seminar + If in person: The AAJR will cover the costs of on-campus housing and meals, travel to Cornell from NYC, and up to $400 in additional travel costs.The AAJR is pleased to sponsor a seminar for graduate students in all areas of Jewish studies. The seminar will be held from Sunday evening, June 6, to the afternoon of June 9, 2021, at Cornell University (or online, if we cannot meet in person). The seminar aims to create a community in which graduate students can examine current scholarship in Jewish Studies, and the nature of the academic profession in general and Jewish studies in particular. The focus for this meeting will be on methodologies for Jewish Studies; we will ask whether the paradigms that were so influential in the past few decades (cultural studies, postcolonial studies, queer studies) continue to hold promise, or whether they are being supplanted by other models—and if so, which ones? Along with these shared questions, graduate students chosen to participate will be asked to present on their research plans.Enrollment in the seminar is competitive and limited to those who have completed at least one year of doctoral study in any Jewish Studies discipline or time period. http://aajr.org/funding-opportunities/graduate-student-seminar/
~February 2021Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM)$6,000Designed to provide summer financial support for UCLA doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing. Promote opportunities for students to work closely with a faculty mentor in developing a paper for presentation at an academic conference and/or for publication.Applicant must be in year one, two or three of UCLA doctoral study at the time of application and have not yet advanced to candidacy. Priority will be given to students currently (at the time of application) in year one or two of doctoral study, and to students who have not already received a GSRM award. Graduate students may receive the GSRM a maximum of two times and in only one doctoral department/program. Applicants should be US citizens, permanent residents, international or registered California AB540 students. For international students, funding is subject to fellowship eligibility in regards to visa type. For those under AB540, funding will be provided only if AB131 is still in effect for the duration of the fellowship. https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-continuing-students/graduate-summer-research-mentorship-program/
~February 2021Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM)$20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and feesDesigned to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship. The program is open to UCLA doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing.Applicant must be in year one, two or three of UCLA doctoral study at the time of application and have not yet advanced to candidacy. Priority will be given to students currently (at the time of application) in year one or two of doctoral study, and to students who have not already received a GRM award. Awardees may not work more than 25% time. Cota-Robles awardees may receive a GRM only once in addition to their Cota-Robles 2 (CR2).https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-continuing-students/graduate-research-mentorship-program/
~February 2021Foreign Language Arts Scholarship (FLAS) $15,000 stipend as well as $18,000 in tuition and feesThe US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports graduate training in modern foreign languages and related area studies during the academic year. The academic-year fellowship requires that students take one language and one area studies course for a letter grade each term during the award period.To apply for a FLAS fellowship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic-year and summer awards.https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-entering-students/foreign-language-and-area-studies-fellowship/
~February 2021Summer Foreign Language Arts Scholarship (S-FLAS) $2,500 stipend, up to $5,000 in fees and tuitionThe US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program supports graduate training in modern foreign languages and related area studies during the summer and academic year. Summer fellowships are for intensive language study only.To apply for a SFLAS fellowship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New and continuing graduate students in all disciplines may apply for academic-year and summer awards. Fellowship recipients must be engaged in full-time study for the duration of their awards and must submit reports on the courses they pursue and the progress they make. Awards may be used for dissertation research, but this must be approved in advance and has the lowest priority.https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-entering-students/foreign-language-and-area-studies-fellowship/
February 1, 2021Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship$25,000The Dissertation Fellowship (DF) program supports the final year Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions, including seminaries, while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship.DF applicants must be candidates for the Ph.D. or Th.D. degree in an accredited graduate school in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be on track to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, by February 1 of the award year and should expect to complete the dissertation by the end of the following academic year. These fellowships are intended to support the final year of dissertation writing.
Proposed projects may employ a variety of methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, and historical, systematic, and practical theology. They may also be interdisciplinary in nature.
https://louisville-institute.org/programs-grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/dissertation-fellowship/
February 1, 2021American Academy for Jewish Research Summer Fellow~$4,000 (grant maximum)AAJR provides grants of up to $4,000 for graduate student summer research. The funds are not intended for language study or purchase of equipment. The grant is open to graduate students in any field of Jewish studies at a North American university who have submitted their Ph.D. Dissertation prospectus and have a demonstrated need to travel to archival, library, or manuscript collections or for ethnographic research. Should travel in summer 2021 not be feasible because of the ongoing pandemic, awarded funds may be reserved for use up to September 1, 2022. http://aajr.org/funding-opportunities/graduate-research-funding/
~March 2021UCLA Graduate Division- Dissertation Year Fellowship$20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and feesThis program is intended to support doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination by their department to the Graduate Division. Applicants should be within one year of completing and filing the dissertation and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year. Approximately 200 fellowships awarded under this program yearly.Program is open to UCLA doctoral students in all fields of study who: Are officially advanced to doctoral candidacy at the time they are nominated by their departments (usually one month after the student deadline). “”Officially”” means ATC documents have been received by the Graduate Division’s Academic Services; Will file their dissertations within 12 months of beginning their fellowships. The thoroughness with which nominees have provided details in their application for completion of their dissertation is an important element in assessing their candidacy for a Dissertation Year Fellowship; Are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, international or registered California AB540 students. For international students, funding is subject to fellowship eligibility in regards to visa type.https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-continuing-students/dissertation-year-fellowship/
~March 2021UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship$30,000 stipend plus $10,000 for each Fellow to use for the duration of the PhD for professional development opportunities that will expose, prepare and inspire Fellows to pursue the professoriate.The University of California (UC)–Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Doctoral Diversity Initiative (DDI) effort is designed to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented UCLA graduate students who received their bachelor’s or master’s degree from a public or private California HSI. As part of the DDI, the UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship aims to foster students’ interest in and preparation for the professoriate. There is also additional professional development outreach and support for underrepresented PhD students with a goal to encourage and help equip them to consider careers in the professoriate.Program is open to UCLA PhD students in all fields of study who: Are officially advanced to doctoral candidacy at the time they are nominated by their departments (usually one month after the student deadline). ; Are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or registered California AB540 students; Are continuing PhD students at UCLA who have a demonstrated record of advancing issues of inclusion, equity and diversity; Received bachelor’s or master’s degree from a public or private California HSI https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/financial-aid/funding-for-continuing-students/uc-presidents-pre-professoriate-fellowship/
March 1, 2021UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Research Grant$7,000 (maximum amount possible)The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os for 2021-2022. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units.UCLA faculty, staff, graduate students, and IAC visiting scholars.
Reimbursement basis only.
Funds for purchase of permanent equipment provided only under exceptional circumstances.
Conference travel, whether for presenting or attending, is not reimbursable.
Grant Period: July 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. Applications available October 15, 2020 and must be received by 11:59 p.m., March 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified in May.
Prior to submission of the application, applicants should briefly discuss their proposal with the Coordinator of the appropriate Center, or in the case of interethnic proposals, with each applicable Center.
All grant recipients, where appropriate, must comply with UCLA’s Protection of Human Subjects in Research before receiving funding.
If you have been awarded this grant for the last two academic years (2019-20 and 2020-21), you are not eligible to apply for a 2021-22 grant.
https://www.iac.ucla.edu/funding/grants#:~:text=Research%20Grants,%2Fos%20for%202021%2D2022.
March 1, 2021IAC Shirley Hune Inter-Ethnic/Inter-Racial Studies Award$3,500 to support research by a UCLA doctoral student (reimbursement basis only; conference travel ineligible)The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), which includes the four ethnic studies research centers, offers an award from Dr. Shirley Hune to support doctoral student research that addresses inter-ethnic and inter-racial issues.Registered and enrolled UCLA graduate students. Applicants will be notified in May. Prior to submission of the application, applicants should briefly discuss their proposal with the Coordinator of the appropriate Center, or in the case of interethnic proposals, with each applicable Center. All grant recipients, where appropriate, must comply with UCLA’s Protection of Human Subjects in Research before receiving fundinghttps://www.iac.ucla.edu/funding/hune-award
March 1, 2021Louisville Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship$2,000 per year, two yearsThe Doctoral Fellowship (DOC) program encourages current Ph.D./Th.D. students to consider theological education as their vocation. The Institute awards up to ten two-year Doctoral Fellowships of $2,000 per year. In addition, Fellows constitute a peer learning cohort that meets six times over a two year period.Applicants must be Ph.D. or Th.D. students, currently in their first or second year of doctoral study in an accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. Eligible proposals should describe the applicant’s commitment to the Christian church and theological education and suggest how his or her doctoral work would be an appropriate preparation of a career in theological school teaching. Applicants may represent a variety of academic disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, ethics, the social sciences, biblical studies, and historical, systematic, and practical theology.
In all its grantmaking, including the Doctoral Fellowship program, LI is interested in funding persons and projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions while simultaneously advancing American religious and theological scholarship.
https://louisville-institute.org/programs-grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/doctoral-fellowship/
March 22, 2021Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Summer Fellowship~$4,000 (grant maximum)The Feinstein Center at Temple University announces its annual summer fellowship to support research in the American Jewish experience. Predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying any area of American Jewish life are eligible for the grant of up to 4000. Applications should include a proposal of no more than five pages, a letter of recommendation, a CV, and a detailed budget of how funds will be used. Materials are due by March 22, 2021. We prefer that all application materials be emailed to feinsteincenter@temple.edu.https://www.cla.temple.edu/feinstein-center-for-american-jewish-history/fellowships/
March 29, 2021Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship$1,500Honors a UCLA doctoral student engaged in research focusing on feminist and working-class issues and demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activismApplicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made.
Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application date.
Applicant’s teaching and research must center on working class studies and feminist issues.
Applicant must demonstrate both excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/constance-coiner-graduate-fellowship/
March 29, 2021Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship$8,000For UCLA doctoral students engaged in research on women and/or gender using historical materials and methodsThe object of study may derive from the social sciences, literature, or the arts
Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
Dissertation prospectus must pertain to women and/or gender
Research must use historical materials
Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2021. Attendance is highly encouraged. Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/penny-kanner-dissertation-research-fellowship/
March 29, 2021Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship$8,000For UCLA doctoral students engaged in research on women and/or genderApplicant must be engaged in research on women and/or gender
Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application deadline
Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2021. Attendance is highly encouraged. Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/jean-stone-fellowship/
March 29, 2021Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Graduate Award $1,000Recognizes UCLA graduate students for an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavorsApplicant must be registered in a graduate program (such as PhD, master’s, etc.) at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
The research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA graduate program
Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with certain stipulations (see website). Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2021. Attendance is highly encouraged. Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/elizabeth-blackwell-award/
March 29, 2021Paula Stone Legal Research Fellowship$3,000For UCLA JD, LLM, SJD, or PhD students engaged in research focusing on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice systemApplicant must be registered in a JD, LLM, SJD, or PhD program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
Applicant must be pursuing independent research, the results of which are suitable for publication as an academic article or book
Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with the certain stipulations (see website). Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply.
https://csw.ucla.edu/funding/graduate-students/paula-stone-legal-research-fellowship/
~April 2021UCLA International Institute Dissertation Fieldwork FellowshipAward amount variesCheck website to see 2020-2021 updates. The UCLA International Institute announces a series of International Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowships open to UCLA advanced doctoral students in good standing whose research focuses on one or more aspects of international or regional studies.These awards are targeted for research abroad. Applicants must have completed all coursework for the Ph.D. degree and must be advanced to candidacy prior to undertaking field research. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply; there are no citizenship restrictions.Applicants’ dissertation research topics must have theoretical or comparative significance and may include one or more regional foci. Students in the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools are eligible to apply. International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship funds are limited and are thereby intended to be used as a supplement to other funding sources. Therefore, the Committee will only consider requests to cover travel to and from fieldwork sites – airfare and any necessary ground transportation only. Award amounts will vary, according to the project and proposed budget, with the precise award amounts to be determined by the Fellowship Selection Committee.https://international.ucla.edu/institute/funding/200563
~May 2021 (?)César Chávez Predoctoral Fellowships$36,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses; as a postdoctoral fellow in the second year, the stipend is approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2020-22 will be set at the time of offer).Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chavez Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting the career trajectories of underrepresented minority scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity.
For general inquiries, please contact the Graduate School at (603) 646-2106 or email PROF.Fellows@Dartmouth.edu
Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing racial underrepresentation in higher education. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/#/view-record/270/0 ; https://lalacs.dartmouth.edu/c%C3%A9sar-ch%C3%A1vez-fellowship
See website for 2021-22 cycle updatesThe Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies Fellowship Program$500-$1000 (depends on student/grad status- see website) + Mentorship and Professionalization opportunitiesThe Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent Center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and mentorship in critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and queer studies. Our fellowship brings together a diverse group of scholars from undergraduates to postgraduates working across these fields in a collaborative and supportive environment.The fellowship is open to: College students (including students in community colleges) and recent (3 years post-degree) BA and BSc holders; Masters students and recent MA holders (3 years post-degree); PhD students; Recent Postdoctoral scholars (not exceeding 6 years after earning a doctoral degree).https://www.bbqplus.org/