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Distinguished Awards

ASU graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to compete for scholarships, fellowships, and other academic awards that are widely recognized as distinguished honors. Recipients of these awards go on to become outstanding scholars, leaders both in their disciplines and in the larger society. 

Learn more about these awards and the various resources available to you!

  • Visit the tabs above to learn more about specific awards for academic study and dissertation research.
  • Explore the various internal and external databases to locate other sources of graduate and postdoc support.
  • Register for our hosted information sessions.
  • Discover which awards require ASU endorsement before you can apply.

Ready to get started? Find out more about making your application as competitive as possible.

First, meet with your advisor, postdoctoral supervisor, or other trusted mentor to let them know your plans to apply and seek any additional insights they might have.

Current ASU students and recent graduates may find helpful resources through the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Administration’s (ONSA) for select awards.

“ASU Endorsement” means that only one or a select few applications may be forwarded from ASU for subsequent consideration by the sponsor, based on the sponsor’s requirements. For these awards, you’ll need to work with the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Administration’s (ONSA) and their internal deadlines to make sure your application is considered. 

 

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowship

Click here for a summary of benefits, eligibility criteria, and award requirements.

Deadline:

  • Campus deadline is the first week in January
  • Program deadline: February 2017

Provides unique funding opportunities (up to $24,000) for U.S. graduate students, who want to work and study in less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests that are underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Preference given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer. Those proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree program.

 

Fulbright Scholarship and Postdoctoral Scholars Award

Click here for a summary of the eligibility and selection criteria.

Deadlines:

  • Initial submission: typically mid-September
  • Final round submission March - May, 2018

ONSA  Info Session: Fulbright Day @ ASU: Wednesday, March 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m. in MU 230 Pima, Tempe (reception to follow)

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe
  • Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, candidates must be U.S. citizens and have a completed bachelor’s degree by the start of the grant period.

Currently enrolled students must apply through the campus process and submit applications online.

Postdoctoral Scholars Awards are open to U.S. scholars who recently completed their doctoral degrees (within the previous five years). Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences.

 

Schwarzman Scholarship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility and selection criteria, and the application process.

Deadline:

  • Campus deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Program deadline: September 28, 2018

ONSA Info Session: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe

The first fully funded scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century in politics, business or science to understand China’s role in global trends where recipients spend a year immersed in an international network of global leaders.

Eligibility: Must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018. Demonstrate excellence in academic pursuits.

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These awards, in a variety of disciplines, do not require prior ASU endorsement but some may have ONSA-supported informational sessions to help make your application more competitive.

 

AAAS L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science

AAAS L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science

Deadline: February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national program that recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women scientific researchers in the early stages of careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 towards their postdoctoral research.

The U.S. Fellowship aims to:

  • Raise awareness about the contributions of women to the sciences
  • Identify outstanding female researchers in the U.S. as role models for younger generations

Eligibility: All applicants must have a conferred PhD and have started their postdoctoral positions (cannot be in a faculty positions) by the application deadline. Awardees must plan to conduct research primarily in the U.S. and be involved in the life and physical sciences, engineering and technology, or computer science and mathematics.

Awardees are required to spend at minimum 20 hours of activity in support of women and girls in science and be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week.

Applicants must be naturalized or American born citizens and have permanent U.S. residency.

Applications open December 2, 2017. For more information about and to apply visit: http://lorealfwis.aaas.org

 

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Application Open: May 1, 2018 – November 1, 2018

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Info Session: TBD

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) offer outstanding scientist and engineers an opportunity to learn about and contribute to policymaking and the realm of policy. The fellowship is a yearlong appointment in the federal government. Approximately 300 fellows a year are placed in all branches of the federal government as Policy Fellows.

To learn more about what Policy Fellow alums have accomplished, view the newsletter, Fellowship Focus. Current fellows convene regularly for Professional Development events, participate in Affinity Groups, and network, collaborate and share resources. Alumni participate in symposia, networking, and Affinity Groups, and all Fellows use FellowsCentral, a password-protected online community, to connect and collaborate. 

The Fellowship offers a $75 – 100,000 per year stipend as well as reimbursement for health care insurance. Each fellowships also includes a Professional Development program and some offer opportunities for publication and travel.  

Eligibility: Fellowships are highly competitive and undergo a 3-tier application process. Applications are only accepted through the online application system.

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (J.D. does not qualify) in any of the following:
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Biological, Physical, or Earth Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computational Sciences and Mathematics
  • Engineering Disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and 3 years professional engineering experience also qualify)
  • Applicants must hold a U.S. citizenship (dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country is acceptable).
  • Be eligible to receive federal government funds through the System of Award Management
  • Male applicants must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System unless becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen after age 26 or receiving a waiver

Applicants may submit up to two applications to AAAS per year. There are opportunities for fellowships in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Click here to learn about the four types of policy fellowships.

 

AAUW International Fellowship

AAUW International Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support ($18,000 Master’s/first professional degree, $20,000 Doctoral, and $30,000 Postdoctoral) for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the United States (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International (see the list of GWI affiliates). Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country or who are permanent legal residents of the United States are not eligible.
  • Hold an academic degree (earned in the United States or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by September 30, 2017.
  • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
  • Intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by December 1, 2017, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the United States during the fellowship year.
  • Applicants must be conducting a full year of study or research.

 

ASHA Research Mentoring (ARM) Network: Pathways Program

ASHA Research Mentoring (ARM) Network: Pathways Program

Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Pathways program helps to mentor early-career clinical scientists to build strong foundations in independent research careers. The program helps scholars create a 5-year research career plan, learn about funding mechanisms, learn how to build a publication record, and discover other components of fostering a research career. The specific goal of the program is to prepare eligible candidates to become competitive applicants for NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) R21 (formerly the NIDCD R03) or K23 awards. Approximately 10 early-career researchers are selected to participate yearly. In addition to the mentorship, funds are provided for participant travel, hotel, and meals to attend the annual Pathways Conference.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • PhD students at the level of candidacy, postdoctoral fellows, or junior-level faculty (below the level of associate professor)
  • Applicants must be clinician-scientists defined as graduates of an accredited, clinical program who are enrolled in or have graduated from a research doctorate program
  • Individuals with clinical doctorates who have at least 1 year of research experience are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Critical Languages Scholarship

Critical Languages Scholarship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility and selection criteria, and the application process.

Deadline:

  • November 15, 2018
  • ONSA Info Session: Tuesday, September 19, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe and Wednesday, September 20, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe

A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Languages Scholarship is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences in 13 different languages:

  • Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, currently enrolled in U.S. degree-granting program, at least 18 years of age, appropriate level of foreign language proficiency (varies by country)

 

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility criteria, and the application process.

Deadlines:

  • Dissertation & Postdoctoral, December 14, 2017
  • Predoctoral, December 14, 2017
  • ONSA Info Session, October 26, 2017
  • ONSA Intensive Writing Workshop, November 28, 2017

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation to increase diversity.

Eligibility Requirements: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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.

 

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility and selection criteria, and the application process.

Deadline:

  • October 27, 2017

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit for exceptional students in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency.

Eligibility: graduate students wishing to or in the process of pursuing a PhD in fields of interest to the Foundation. Generally, students should not be beyond their first year of graduate studies.

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility criteria and application process.

Deadlines:

  • October 2017, various
  • ONSA info session (including other STEM fellowships): Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe and Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242, Tempe

The program provides three years of support in the form of an annual $34,000 stipend and $12,000 annual cost of education allowance. NSF Fellows have the opportunity for international research, professional development, and freedom to conduct their own research within any accredited U.S. institution.

Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident, intending to pursue a research-based Master’s or PhD in an NSF-supported field, be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate institution, and have completed no more than 12-months of full-time graduate study.

 Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

Click here for a summary of the program.

The new GRIP initiative expands opportunities for NSF Graduate Fellows by enhancing professional development and engaging with research experiences through partner agencies. Internship details vary and are available through partner agency websites.

Eligibility: open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the GRFP award. Each Fellow's request must be approved by the institution's GRFP Coordinating Official before submitting an application.

Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

Click here for a summary of the program. 

GROW participants are provided an international travel allowance for 3 - 12 months research collaborations in partner countries outside the United States. The partner countries are: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, and Sweden.

Eligibility: open to active (those within their five-year fellowship, "on tenure" or "on reserve") awardees of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

National Association of Social Workers: Social Work HEALS

National Association of Social Workers: Social Work HEALS

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) have partnered together to develop and implement Social Work HEALS: Social Work Health care Education and Leadership Scholars. Social Work HEALS aims to educate and train social workers from the BSW to post-doctoral levels to strengthen the delivery of health care services in the United States. This will be accomplished by creating a cohort of health care social work leaders at every professional level (including BSW, MSW, and PhD/DSW students and post-doctoral graduates) together with practice, research, and policy mentors and leaders.

This grant will support 5 doctoral fellowships, including one Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship, annually, during the anticipated 5-year funding period, in the amount of up to $17,900 each to applicants with demonstrated commitment to the field of health social work and engaged in dissertation research related to health care practice, policy or education. A total of $15,500 will be disbursed directly to the recipient's university. An additional $2,400 will be earmarked for conference attendance and participation and leadership development. Expenses for conferences and professional development must be approved through the NASW Foundation and funds will not be distributed directly to the recipient.

Project Goals

  • Attracting and educating a new generation of BSW and MSW students who will be well positioned to be an integral part of the health care delivery team.
  • Ensure excellence in applying culturally competent, evidence-based practice in health care settings by providing professional development and mentorship
  • Build the next generation of social work academic and practice who contribute to the knowledge of innovative health care
  • Support doctoral and post-graduate policy fellows who will contribute to national health care policy improvements

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility and selection criteria, and application process. 

Deadline:

  • December 31, 2017

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate NDSEG Fellowship is highly competitive and awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend on pursuing a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. Recipients may attend any U.S. institution of their choice.

Fellows will receive a total of $102,000.00 in stipend funds over the course of three years, which provide payment for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 yearly in medical insurance (excluding dental and vision). Stipends are prorated monthly based on a 12-month academic year.

Eligibility: There are four eligibility requirements: citizenship, discipline, academic status, and the ability to accept the full benefit. Candidates must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible.

 

National Institutes of Health: Research Training and Career Development Fellowships

National Institutes of Health: Research Training and Career Development Fellowships

Deadlines: Various depending on award – Due Dates

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individual's potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.

 

Paul & Daisy SOROS Fellowship for New Americans

Paul & Daisy SOROS Fellowship for New Americans

Deadline:

  • November 1, 2018
  • Application for 2019-2020 Fellowships opens in April of 2018. 

Every year, the SOROS Fellowship for New Americans supports thirty Fellows, new Americans who are immigrants or the children of immigrants pursuing graduate degrees in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. Awardees may not defer the first year of the Fellowship funding.

Fellows are required to attend the annual Fall Conference in New York City, which is fully paid for by the program. The director or deputy director of the Fellowship program will visit each Fellow at his/her respective campus during the first fall semester of the Fellowship. Fellows must remain in good standing in their graduate program over the one to two years of their Fellowship and submit an exit report at the conclusion of their Fellowship.

Eligibility: Must be a New American who is 30 years old or younger as of application deadline. Must be planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States in the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in subsequent years if they are still eligible.

The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.  

Presidential Management Fellowship

Presidential Management Fellowship

Deadline: announced at www.USAJOBS.gov

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The program is designed to develop potential government leaders.

In addition to salary and benefits, the two-year appointment will provide opportunity to build experience in problem solving, strategic thinking and leadership. In addition to working at a single Federal agency, fellows may have the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another agency.

Eligibility: based on completion of advanced degree requirements by August 31st of the following year of the annual application.

If you will meet all advanced degree requirements (even though you have not necessarily graduated), including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation, you may be eligible to apply. Or, if you have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from the opening date of the annual application announcement, you are eligible to apply.

Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).

Supreme Court Fellows Program

Supreme Court Fellows Program

Deadline:

  • November 3, 2017

The fellowship places a total of four Fellows at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission for a year-long fellowship.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who hold a J.D. or other post-graduate degree. There is a special interest in candidates who are completing or have recently completed at least on judicial clerkship and anticipate pursuing careers in the academy or in public service.

 

Yenching Academy Scholarship

Yenching Academy Scholarship

Click here for a summary of the benefits, eligibility and selection criteria and the award requirements.

Deadlines:

  • December 2018
  • ONSA info session: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Honors Hall 242

Provides a postgraduate scholarship for international students to spend 12 months or students from China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) to spend 24 months in residence at Yenching Academy. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each awardee’s base city and Beijing, accommodations, and living costs on Peking University's campus.

Eligibility: Master's students seeking a degree in China Studies in 1 of 6 different concentrations:

  • Politics and Int'l Relations
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Literature and Culture
  • Law and Society
  • History and Archaeology
  • Economics and Management

Must be 25 years of age or younger by August 31, 2016 and hold a bachelor’s degree

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Here we list some of the most prestigious dissertation awards in a variety of disciplines; detailed information is available from the sponsors.  Be sure to work with your advisor to learn more about discipline-specific dissertation awards.

 

American Association of University Women Fellowship

American Association of University Women Fellowship

American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Eligibility: Women (US citizens/permanent residents) pursuing Doctoral degrees full-time, in their final year of writing dissertation; International is for women who are non-US citizens/permanent residents and in a Master's or Doctoral program; Selected Professions is for women who are Master's or Doctoral students in under-represented fields.

 

Barbara A. Kirk Award

Barbara A. Kirk Award

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Presented in recognition of outstanding student-initiated research (dissertation or other). To be eligible, a graduate student must conduct and produce independent research while enrolled in a counseling psychology program.  The piece of research can be submitted up to one year after graduation. The nominee must be the principal author of the research.

 

Chateaubriand Fellowship to France

Chateaubriand Fellowship to France

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a collaborative process evaluating students on a merit-based competition.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) targets outstanding PhD students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Deadline: Application opens in October 2017 and closes in January 2018

 

Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Deadline: June 30, 2018

The CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes dissertations that represent original work and make an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Each year, CGS and ProQuest choose two discipline fields as categories for the award. The categories for 2018 - 2019 are 1) Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and 2) Social Sciences (not including history).

The effective date of degree awarded, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must lie in the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018, inclusive, for each nominee selected.

Nomination for these awards require ASU endorsement. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2018.

 

Donald E. Super Fellowship

Donald E. Super Fellowship

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Donald E. Super Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research on a topic related to career development and is accompanied by a cash award. Only doctoral students enrolled in a counseling psychology program are eligible. Because the fellowship is intended to support recipients during their tenure as students, the anticipated completion dated for the dissertation should not fall before the award date (i.e., at the annual convention of APA .) The fellowship will be awarded based on the quality of the dissertation proposal and its potential for advancing knowledge in the area of career development.

 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Deadline: March 14, 2017

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependents(s) allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research- related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums.

As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Mellon/ACLS Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Mellon/ACLS Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Deadline: October 25, 2017

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing complete the PhD in a timely manner. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2019. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market.  The seminar takes place over three days in the fall of the fellowship year.

 

Social Sciences Research Council Fellowships

Social Sciences Research Council Fellowships

Since 1923, the SSRC has awarded more than fifteen thousand fellowships to researchers around the globe. Council fellowship programs are strategic—they target specific problems, promote individual and institutional change, and expand networks.

The SSRC’s varied fellowships and prizes share a core commitment to improving conditions for social science knowledge production worldwide. Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America.

 

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Deadline: December 4, 2017

The purposes of this fellowship program are to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships in 2018. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. The maximum award will be $25,000.

Eligibility: Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.

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