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Get your work recognized! Upcoming distinguished fellowship deadlines

AAAS L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science

Deadline: February 1, 2019

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 their 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:  Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident

  • Must have a conferred Ph.D. and have started in their postdoctoral position by February 2, 2018 
  • Must also maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year
  • Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution
  • Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research primarily in the U.S.
  • Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics
  • Cannot be in a faculty position
  • Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events)
  • Must be available for one week in October of 2019 (exact date to be announced) for the For Women in Science Awards Week.


Donald E. Super Fellowship for counseling psychology

Deadline: February 15, 2019

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 date 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.


James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: March 1, 2019

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.


National Association of Social Workers: Social Work HEALS

Deadline: Typically on March 1. Online applications for Social Work HEALS Fellowships are not yet open. They are typically accepted from mid-January through early March. Updated application information is typically posted in mid-to-late December along with application forms and links. 

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

  • Attract and educate a new generation of BSW and MSW students who will
  • 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