2013 Call for Applications Hung and Goldman Fellowships
The American Council on Germany is seeking applications from promising young American scholars for two fellowships for the study of German and European affairs – the Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society and Culture, and the Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy and International Affairs.
These fellowships provide support for American academics in the relatively early stages of their careers, including new professors, postdoctoral students and individuals in the final phases of their PhD dissertation writing. The fellowship covers the cost of roundtrip transatlantic travel and pre-approved intercity travel within Germany and the larger European Union, if a need is demonstrated. Fellows also receive a daily stipend of $200 for up to 28 days.
Attached to this email, please find the call for applications for both programs, which contain complete information about the fellowships as well as application guidelines. We would appreciate it if you would pass these to any email lists, newsletters, career centers, colleagues or exceptional graduate and/or post graduate students who you feel might make a strong candidate for the program. Additional information can be found on our website at www.acgusa.orgThe application deadline for 2013 Hunt and Goldman Fellowships is July 1, 2013.
2014-2015 Fellowship Award Announcement: School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Location: United States
Fellowship Date: 2013-11-01
Date Submitted: 2013-03-19
Announcement ID: 202378
Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and can only be a Member in the School once. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2014-2015 the focus will be Egalitarianisms. The application deadline is November 1, 2013. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system.
School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton, NJ 08540
Visit the website at http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications
Summer Institute and Predissertation Fellowship on Inequality
Over a period of 10 days, this program will provide a mix of visiting speakers, seminars, and workshops designed to expose students in a close-knit group to cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research on a variety of topics related to the theme, including poverty; labor force participation; income and wealth disparities; the impact of race and ethnicity; spatial dynamics; educational gaps; and social and economic policies that address inequalities. A major goal will be to spur innovative approaches to topics of great social and academic significance and to foster interdisciplinary discussion of issues that cut across conventional social scientific boundaries. The invited students will participate in daily workshops in a lively but informal atmosphere, building networks with fellow students and leading scholars from multiple disciplines as well as policymakers.
Our goal is to bring together students from a broad mix of social science disciplines, including anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, public policy, and sociology, and related fields. We seek motivated applicants of great promise who have yet to begin their dissertations but who have already decided to pursue research related to inequality. While much of the program will focus on the United States, a comparative perspective is encouraged. The target cohort size is eight students, who will be expected to attend seminar and speaker sessions as well as workshops and social events. Students will receive a $1500 fellowship (which they may use to help defray for travel expenses) plus housing and some meals.
To apply for the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Summer Institute on Inequality, please submit the following materials as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Cover sheet that includes
Expected Date of Dissertation Proposal Defense:
2. Your C.V.
3. A 500-word statement explaining probable research focus, including a description of any relevant research you have conducted thus far.
4. Two letters of recommendation (should be sent by recommender to email@example.com, with name of applicant in subject line.
5. A current transcript.
Deadline: Applications are due Friday, April 12, 2013 no later than 11:59pm EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
County Management Fellows Program
The County of Los Angeles is announcing the launch of its new County Management Fellows Program, a two-year, paid fellowship for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in County government and who have a Master's degree or higher. We will begin accepting applications for the Management Fello position later thi month (March 2013) - actual filing dates will be announced on the Department of Human Resource website (http//hr.lacounty.gov) and the County Management Fellows Program facebook page (www.facebook.com/lacmf).
Center for Transpacific Studies: Summer Research Grant and Dissertation Fellowship
The Center for Transpacific Studies will provide some summer research grants for 2013 and a dissertation fellowship for 2013-2014. Please see below for details of the two calls.
The Center for Transpacific Studies will provide summer research grants for up to $4000 for graduate students working on a Transpacific topic. The grants can be used by the students for any valid research purpose. Interested departments can nominate up to 3 students whose proposed research in some way involves the traffic in peoples, ideas, cultures, or capital between Asia and the Americas. These students will be named Transpacific Fellows. One stipulation of accepting the summer research grant is that the Fellows will be expected to participate in the Center's activities during the academic year, including luncheons, seminars and lectures.
Directors of Graduate Studies should submit by April 12th the following: 1) a brief cover letter ranking the nominees; 2) the nominees' application packages in one Word or PDF document per applicant. The applicant’s package should include: a research statement of no more than two pages; a CV of no more than two pages; a detailed budget stating the amount requested and describing the use of the grant; and a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor.
The Center for Transpacific Studies will have one Transpacific Studies Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013. This will be a Final Year Fellowship, meaning that the recipient must file for her or his degree in Spring 2013. As with other College Final Year Fellowships, the recipient will not be eligible for additional funding from the College afterwards, either through fellowships or TAships.
The Transpacific Studies Dissertation Fellowship comes with a $23,000 stipend, health insurance, and 6 units of tuition. The Transpacific Fellow's research should in some way involve the traffic in peoples, ideas, cultures, or capital between Asia and the Americas. The fellow will be expected to participate in the Center's activities, including luncheons, seminars, lectures, and a presentation of her or his research.
Interested departments should nominate up to 2 students by April 12th. Directors of Graduate Studies should submit the following: 1) a brief cover letter ranking the nominees if there are more than 1; 2) nominee's research statement of 1-2 pages, which should indicate how much of the dissertation has been written and the plan of completion; 3) nominee's CV; 4) letter of recommendation from the advisor, which should include an assessment of the nominee's ability to finish by Spring 2014. All materials for each nominee should be in one Word or PDF document.
Nominations for both the summer research grants and the dissertation fellowship can be sent to Transpacificfellow@gmail.com. Results will be announced in May. Questions can be directed to Viet Nguyen.
Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies
TSAI FAMILY RESEARCH FUND FOR TAIWAN STUDIES
Summer 2013 and AY 2013-2014
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00pm
Made possible by a generous donation from the Tsai family, the Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies supports undergraduate and graduate study and research on Taiwan. We particularly encourage those students who may be interested in using Taiwan as a comparative case study in their research about larger themes or issues.
Note: If proposed project is not completed during the original award period, award must be forfeited.
Awards of up to $1,000 for study abroad in Taiwan or research in or on Taiwan under the guidance of a USC faculty. Applicable to USC programs: CIEE semester study abroad, EALC Taiwan Chinese language summer program, Problems Without Passports summer program in Taiwan and non-USC programs
Awards of up to $3,000 for summer research and/or language study in Taiwan, or smaller awards for conference participation if presenting a paper about Taiwan.
For more details about the Tsai Family Research Fund and to fill out the online application, please visit the official webpage:http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/tsai-family-research-fund/.
The Fernand Braudel-IFER Fellowships
1 Incoming postdoctoral fellowships, to researchers in on international relations, stragegy and military studies for periods of nine months in 2013 as part of its "Fernand Braudel-IFER" (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) programme.
Calendar : March 31, 2013
More informations :
Graduate Fellowships by the New York State Senate
The Graduate Fellowships offered by the Senate include Legislative Fellowships and Memorial Fellowships.
Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.
Memorial Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the unique qualifications and abilities required of each position. There are three such placements, each awarded to a single individual for the Fellowship class.
- Roth Fellowship - The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office. The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.
- Wiebe Fellowship - The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship is placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and works on a variety of policy areas of interest to the Senate Majority Conference. Wiebe Fellows demonstrate broad interests in all areas of public policy in New York State.
- Biggane Fellowship - The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee. The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process – one of the Senate’s primary responsibilities to the people of New York.
ASMEA Travel Grants
We are pleased to announce the ASMEA Travel Grant Program for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of these regions. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Sixth Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on November 21 - 23, 2013.
As in years past, our conference will be an excellent opportunity for professors and students to present their research, hear from leading thinkers, and network in our nation's capital. Applications and proposals to present new, unpublished research are being accepted now. The deadline for applications is April 30th.
Rules of Eligibility and How to Apply:
- Applicants must be engaged in ongoing study of the Middle East or Africa and enrolled in a Ph.D. program (preferably with M.A. complete), or serve in a post-doc capacity, or serve as a visiting/adjunct/assistant professor teaching a minimum of two courses per semester.
- Each grant may be used to cover hotel, conference registration, transportation, and related costs.
- Applications must be accompanied by a paper proposal for the conference. Paper proposals must be relevant to ASMEA’s regions of study and represent new and un-published research. Students may submit research poster proposals.
- Professors/post-docs must submit a brief letter of reference from their department chair. Students must submit proof of enrollment.
- Applicants must be members of ASMEA at the time the award is made.
- Full grants are awarded to winners residing outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Others are eligible to receive a partial grant.
- Deadline is April 30, 2013.
For questions or more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.429.8860.
Download the application here.
Download the flyer here.
Miller Center National Fellowship
Sponsor Name: Miller Center of Public Affairs
Funding Opportunity Number:
Established Date: 10-Apr-2003
Last Revised Date: 30-Nov-2012
Next Followup Date: 01-Dec-2013
Next Deadline Date:
The Miller Center of Public Affairs offers a competitive fellowship program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. The program provides up to eight $20,000 grants to support one year of research and writing. Along with the fellowship grant, the Miller Center assists the fellow in choosing a senior scholar from their field to serve as fellowship "mentor." This mentor will suggest relevant literature to frame the project, read the fellow's work, and give general advice on research.
All fellows are expected to participate in and contribute to the intellectual discourse at the Center. Each fellow is also expected to participate in two conferences – one in the fall and the other in May of the fellowship year. These conferences will provide a forum for presenting research and findings to the scholarly community at the Miller Center and the University of Virginia. The May conference will bring the Fellows, their Mentors, and the Miller Center and U.Va. community together to critique the Fellows' dissertation work.
Diplomacy International relations Public policy Foreign relations Political planning Political science
An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the fellowship year. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship is open to non-U.S. citizens. Residence is strongly encouraged but is not required.
Applicant Location Requirements
Applicant Types Eligible
Doctoral or Terminal Degree Student,Masters Student
Project Types Supported
Fellowship,Research Grant,Dissertation,Writing Projects
Project Locations Allowed
Sponsor's Target Groups
Eight grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded. (des)
Sponsor Currency Type
Total Potential Amount
University Fellows Program
This year the program will award approximately five fellowships. The University Fellows program provides one year of support (renewable for up to three years) for individuals who are ABD in their doctoral program in eligible fields.
University Fellowships will be awarded via a national search administered by the Assistant Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The fellowships will be given to individuals who, in the judgment of the departments, deans, and Assistant Chancellor, 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 scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility to apply for the University Fellows program is limited to Ph.D., D.Ed., or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible discipline at an accredited educational institution. Applicants should expect to finish the dissertation no later than Summer 2016.
Criteria for Selection
The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:
- Evidence of superior academic achievement
- Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers
- Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
- Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
- Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
- Membership in one or more of the following groups:
- Historically oppressed populations
- People of color
- Women in STEM
- First generation college students
- People with disabilities
- People identifying as LGBTQ
- Review panels may also look at additional factors such as the likelihood that the applicant will fully utilize 9 to 12 months of support prior to receiving the doctorate.
2013 Eligible Fields of Study
Awards will be made for study in the following disciplines and interdisciplinary fields:
- Agriculture (particularly Agribusiness or Animal Science)
- Engineering Physics
- Ethnic Studies
- Industrial Studies
- Mechanical Engineering
- Social and Environmental Justice
- Sustainable/Renewable Energy
- Women's Studies
Stipend and Benefits
- Nine-month stipend: $36,000
- Excellent benefits
How to Apply:
In order to be reviewed, materials must be received by February 24, 2013.
Please submit the following:
- Current CV or resume
- Statement of research (two-page limit, double-spaced)
- Abstract of dissertation (one-page limit)
- Personal statement (not to exceed two pages, double-spaced) that describes the applicant's background and experience and commitment to the University Fellows Program by addressing all of the following that apply:
- the applicant's capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
- the applicant's sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching and scholarship at the college or university level
- the applicant's likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship, and
- Membership in one or more of the following groups:
- Historically oppressed populations
- People of color
- Women in STEM
- First generation college students
- People with disabilities
- People identifying as LGBTQ
- Names and contact information of a minimum of three references (one of whom must be a professor on your dissertation committee)
Electronic or mailed submissions are appropriate. Submit all materials or direct questions to:
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available athttp://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents /student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.
Kristina Sarris, Administrative Assistant
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
UniteKCC Japan Education Exchange
UniteKCC Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) $2000 Travel Grants 2013 Fellowship
KCC-JEE is offering travel grants for research in Japan up to $2000 each.
Application materials will be available at the KCC Japan Education Exchange website by the next week. Please check at: www.kccjee.org
The travel grant must be used for travel to, from, and within Japan.
It may not be used to buy equipment, purchase books or materials, or any other direct research expenses. It may not be used for language instruction.
There are no restrictions on the discipline or content of the research project. This travel grant may be combined with any other fellowships or grants.
An applicant must be a US citizen
Enrolled in (or affiliated with) an American university; Ph.D. candidate who has been advanced to candidacy; Proficient in research level Japanese language
The cover sheet with bio info (from KCC); CV; Proposal; One letter of recommendation from the candidates thesis advisor; One letter ranking language proficiency
The proposal should include:
Brief dissertation abstract (500 words)
Statement of research agenda in Japan
Budget showing how the travel grant will be used
Upon completion of expenditure of funds, the recipient will be required to submit a report to KCC/Japan Education Exchange explaining the outcome of his/her project.
Applications are due no later than February 15, 2013 and recipients will be notified by February 28, 2013.
For questions please contact Roberta Wollons at email@example.com or Cindi Sturtz-Sreetharancsturtz@saclink.csus.edu
Center for the United States and Cold War Fellowships
United States and the Cold War Fellowships and travel grants for 2013-2014.
The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2013. A dissertation fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 for a nine-month academic year; a stipend for post-doctoral fellow is $45,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. This year there are at least five travel grants, one post-doctoral fellowship, and one dissertation fellowship available.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maximum), a statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project, and two letters of recommendation. Writing samples are welcome (5 pages maximum).
Submit material by February 15, 2013 to Zuzanna Kobrzynski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RFP for the 2013-2014 SJRFs
I am writing today to let you know about a fellowship that my shop is offering for the 2013-2014 school year for Ph.D level graduate students who are interested in community-engaged scholarship.
The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) received funding from Atlantic Philanthropies to offer funding to USC graduate students and faculty research fellowships to focus on merging research, policy and organizing for social justice. Called the Social Justice Research Fellows (SJRF) Program, it was first available for this academic year for any USC faculty member or graduate student doing research on social justice issues in partnership with a community-based organization.
Current faculty grantees are Rhacel Parrenas (Sociology) working with the Pilipino Workers Center of Los Angeles, Shana Redmond (American Studies and Ethnicity) working with UNITE HERE Local 11, and Veronica Terriquez (Sociology) working with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles. Current graduate research fellows are Janeane Anderson (Annenberg) working with the Women Alive Coalition and Michel Angela Martinez (Political Science and International Relations) working with the National Lawyers Guild. As you can see, we're pretty open to field and topic.
I am writing today specifically to ask you to share the RFP for the 2013-2014 SJRFs with your graduate students. Graduate Student Fellowships (for 50% RAship for 13-14) are open to doctoral students at USC (any school or department) interested in connecting their research to social justice movement building. It's a good deal: aside from funding to pursue their own projects, the students get a chance to spend some time with our research staff and learn about the way they conceptualize and execute community-engaged research.
Please view the Call for Proposals, here: http://csii.usc.edu/documents/SJRF_RFP_2012.pdf
We will be holding our second of two planned informational meetings on November 29th at 10:00 a.m. in JEF 124. The application is due December 14th and applicants will be notified of awards at the end of January 2013.
Last year, we had more top-flight applications than we could fund -- and since we'd like to be in that position again, we're asking for your help with outreach.
Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University is pleased to advise you of the launch of USAID’s Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship program, announced by USAID on March 2, 2012. This initiative is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service.
to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the
year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are
available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 23, 2013. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.
Fellowships Available from the Council of European Studies Academic Consortium
Through the graduate school, USC is now an institutional member of the Council for European Studies Academic Consortium. The Council offers a number of fellowships including:
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships to fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities, and Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focuses on topics in European Studies
More information can be found at: http://councilforeurope.server286.com/index.php
Please feel free to circulate this announcement widely. Also, if you haven’t already done so, please check out the graduate school’s facebook (https://www.facebook.com/USCGraduateSchool) and twitter (https://twitter.com/USCGradSchool) sites. We’ve been posting lots of fellowship and scholarship opportunities there.
Federal Programs and Fellowships that provide support for Graduate Students
This report contains a list of federal government scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs that provide support for graduate students.
The federal government programs listed below are organized by the agency that runs the program. Within each agency, the programs are organized by the applying entity, e.g. whether the award is given to the institution or to individuals. For each opportunity, there is provided a program summary, eligibility requirements, size of the program, approximate size and type of award, citizenship requirements, annual due dates, and other special factors. The program
websites are provided as a source for more detailed information. For the pdf click here.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds basic research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This includes research on social, behavioral, and economic sciences as well as education.
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Overview: This program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists, engineers, and educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents for change. It is also intended to facilitate greater diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged science and engineering workforce. The major portion of the funds must be used for doctoral student stipends and educational and training activities. IGERT is an NSF-wide program.
Eligibility: Projects may involve more than one institution, but a single institution must accept overall management responsibility. The lead institution must independently grant Ph.D. degrees in at least one of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields supported by NSF in order to be eligible.
Citizenship: All stipend recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Award/Program Size: IGERT awards to institutions can be up to $600,000 per year for five years. NSF plans to make approximately 18 new and renewal IGERT awards in fiscal year 2011. The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is currently $30,000 per year per IGERT trainee for a 12-month appointment. Additional funding is available for projects that include an international component. (Awards will carry an 8 percent allowance for indirect costs based on the total direct cost, excluding equipment and cost-of-education allowances, but not excluding participant support.)
Due Date: The most recent due date for the preliminary proposal was March 29, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
Special Attention: There is a limit of four preliminary proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution preliminary proposal.
Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)
Overview: This program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into the K-12 learning settings. The GK-12 program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire value-added skills, such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in the K-12 settings. Up to 30 percent of the total budget may be designated for direct costs other than fellows' stipends, K-12 teacher stipends and cost-of-education allowances.
Eligibility: Only academic institutions in the U.S. and its territories that grant master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported STEM disciplines may apply. The lead principal investigator (PI) must be a STEM discipline faculty member actively conducting STEM research at the lead institution. Faculty members whose primary research is on science education are not eligible to serve as the lead PI. GK-12 fellows will be selected by the awardee institutions. During their tenure as fellows, they must be full-time graduate students pursuing degrees (Ph.D. and/or master’s) and conducting research in STEM disciplines. The GK-12 program is intended for fellows who have completed their basic graduate course work and who have experience conducting STEM research. Citizenship: Fellows must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Fellows will be supported on any GK-12 award for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. The awards to institutions to support the fellows will be for up to $600,000 per year for five years. It is anticipated that approximately 20-25 new awards will be made in fiscal year 2011. Additional funding is available for projects that include an international component. (The Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitation is 8 percent of total direct costs, excluding participant support and equipment.) Due Date: The most recent due date for applications was April 20, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: Fellows must be able to communicate science and research to a variety of audiences and are expected to bring their research and practice into the K-12 classroom.
Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5228
Overview: This program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the U.S. higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks, The Scholarship Track and the Capacity Building Track. The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and computer security fields. The Capacity Building Track provides funds to colleges and universities to improve the quality and increase the production of information assurance and computer security professionals. Eligibility: For the Scholarship Track, the proposing organization must be an accredited U.S. university or college that either has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE or CAE-R) or has an information assurance program that meets criteria similar to those necessary for CAE/IAE designation. Applicants must be a full-time student within two years of graduation and in a formal program that is focused on computer security or information assurance at an awardee institution. Citizenship: To be eligible for consideration for an SFS scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen. Award/Program Size: The SFS Scholarship Track supports a university- or college-based scholarship program that supports two years of tuition, room and board allowance, and a stipend for students in the general area of information assurance and security. The scholarships provide academic year stipends of $12,000 per year for graduate students. There are an estimated number of six to eight Scholarship Track awards. Scholarship awards are usually funded as continuing grants over a four-year period. Due Date: The most recent due date for applications was February 2, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
Developing Global Scientists and Engineers http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831
Overview: This program encompasses two components – the first is the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and the second is the Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP). The IRES component of the program supports groups of U.S. undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators, while the DDEP component supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator. Eligibility: Proposals must be submitted by a U.S. institution, organization, or professional society. DDEP proposals must be submitted by the faculty advisor of the graduate student whose dissertation project is the subject of the proposal. Citizenship: Recipients of both awards must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The size of the IRES award is approximately $50,000 per year for three years. The size of the DDEP award is approximately $15,000 per award for up to two years. Due Dates: Applications for IRES are due September 15 annually. The applications for DDEP are accepted on a continuing basis.
Science Master’s Program
A competition in this program was run in 2009 as part of the economic stimulus funding NSF received. The program was designed to catalyze the creation of science master’s programs that prepare graduate students for careers in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies by providing them not only with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with research and internship experiences. The bulk of the funds were required to be used for graduate student stipends and educational and training activities. NSF is unlikely to run another competition in this program unless it is forced to do so by Congress.
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRF) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201
Overview: This program provides support for students in the early stages of their graduate or doctoral studies in science, mathematics, or engineering, as well as additional support for women in engineering, computer, and information science disciplines. Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) supported by NSF. Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: NSF expects to award 2,000 awards for new fellowships in fiscal year 2011. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 to the degree-granting institution. Also available is a one-time international allowance of $1,000 to students who have arranged full-time research study at an international site for at least three months. Looking ahead, President Obama in 2009 proposed to triple the number of new GRFs, bringing the level to 3,000 by 2013. The expansion of this program has already begun. Due Dates: Applications are typically due in November each year, with the exact date dependant on the field in which the student is applying. Special Attention: Applicants must not have completed more than 12 months of full-time graduate study prior to applying. Applicants who have completed part-time graduate study must have completed no more than 24 semester hours.
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Science (DDIG) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234&org=OISE
Overview: This program provides support for students in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research. Eligibility: An organization may submit only one proposal per student in a given year and a student may receive only one DDIG award. A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal. The proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of a graduate student who is at the point of initiating or is already conducting dissertation research. Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement for this program. Award/Program Size: There are an estimated number of 100 to 120 awards. The upper limit of the budget per award has been increased from $12,000 to $15,000. Due Date: Applications are due annually on the third Friday in November. Special Attention: Only proposals whose focus falls within the scope of the scientific area of the Behavioral Systems Cluster of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) or any scientific area in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) will be eligible.
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Overview: This program awards grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. This program provides supplemental funds for items not usually available from the student's academic institution. The awards are not intended to provide the full costs of a student's doctoral dissertation research. Eligibility: Proposals 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. The student (co-PI) must attend a U.S. institution. Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement for this program. Award/Program Size: There are an estimated number of 200 to 300 awards for the entire SBE Directorate. Funds are to be used exclusively for necessary expenses incurred in the actual conduct of the dissertation research. Due to the variation in research techniques and needs across the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, individual programs vary widely in award sizes; please consult the program's webpage or program director for specific information. These funds may not be used as a stipend for the student, for tuition, textbooks, journals, or for the typing, reproduction, or publication costs of the student's dissertation. Due Dates: The proposal deadlines are specific to research fields. Proposals are due annually January 15, February 9, February 15, August 16, and October 15. Please check the website for the appropriate due date. Special Attention: This program does not support research with disease-related goals, including research on the etiology, diagnosis, or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction of human beings, animals or plants.
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284
Overview: This fellowship program introduces graduate students in science and engineering to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and helps students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Institutes are located in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan and occur each summer between June and August. Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master’s or Ph.D. program at a U.S. institution. Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Award/Program Size: There are an estimated 195 awards annually. Awardees will receive a $5,000 stipend, a roundtrip international airline ticket, and will be supported to attend a pre-departure orientation in the Washington, D.C. area. Foreign co-sponsoring organizations will provide additional support to cover EAPSI students’ living expenses abroad during the period of the summer institutes, and will provide an in-country orientation to the science environment and culture of each location. Due Date: Applications are due annually on the second Tuesday in December.
Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831
This program supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator. For more information, please see the description of the Developing Global Scientists and Engineers program above.
National Institutes of Health
The primary function of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to support biomedical and health-related research. Included in this mission is research on the behavioral and social impacts of individuals and society as related to public health. Please refer to each program’s corresponding link to see which of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs), as well as which agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are collaborating on each program and to determine the areas of graduate study that are relevant.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)
Overview: The purpose of this program is to provide predoctoral and postdoctoral research training opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. Training activities can be in basic biomedical or clinical sciences, in behavioral or social sciences, in health services research, or in any other discipline relevant to the NIH mission. Eligibility: Only domestic, non-profit, private or public institutions may apply for grants to support NRSA institutional research training programs. The applicant institution must have a strong and high quality research program in the area(s) proposed for research training and must have the requisite staff and facilities on site to conduct the proposed research training program. The training principal investigator (PI) should be an established basic, behavioral, and/or clinical researcher with the skills, knowledge, past training record, and available resources required to conduct the proposed research training program at the sponsoring institution. Citizenship: The individuals to be trained must be citizens, nationals, or residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Awards may be made for periods up to five years and are renewable. Applicants should request full needs for tuition and fees. The rate currently provides 60 percent of the level requested by the applicant institution, up to $16,000 per year per predoctoral trainee. Stipends are also provided as a subsistence allowance for trainees to help defray living expenses during the research training experience and are based on a 12-month appointment period. Due Date: Applications are due in three annual cycles: January 25, May 25, and September 25. Please note, applicants should check with the relevant IC since some do not accept T series applications for all three cycles.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35)
Overview: The objective of this program is to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical research. The program provides short-term support for a period of at least eight, but no more than 12 weeks in a grant year for full-time training experiences under the supervision of experienced researchers. Many of the NIH ICs use this grant mechanism exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. The program may also be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging scientific areas relevant to the mission of the NIH funding ICs. Eligibility: Only domestic, non-profit, private or public institutions may apply for grants to support NRSA institutional research training programs. The applicant institution must have a strong and high quality research program in the area(s) proposed for research training and must have the requisite staff and facilities on site to conduct the proposed research training program. The training PI should be an established basic, behavioral, and/or clinical researcher with the skills, knowledge, past training record, and available resources needed to conduct the proposed research training program at the sponsoring institution. Citizenship: The individuals to be trained must be citizens, nationals, or residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Tuition, fees, and health insurance are allowable trainee costs. Grantee institutions will receive a facilities and administrative allowance at 8 percent of total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement. Due Date: Applications are due in three annual cycles: January 25, May 25, and September 25. Please note, applicants should check with the relevant IC since some do not accept T series applications for all three cycles.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Overview: The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Eligibility: The applicant must be at the dissertation research stage of their training and must show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences and substantial interest in a research area of high priority to the participating IC. Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: This award will provide up to five years of support for research training which leads to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined MD/Ph.D. degree, or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences. Due Date: Applications are due in three annual cycles: April 8, August 8, and December 8. Special Attention: Before submitting a fellowship application, the applicant must also identify a sponsoring institution. The sponsoring institution must have appropriate staff and facilities available on site to provide a suitable environment for performing high-quality research training and be demonstrably committed to research training in the particular program proposed by the applicant.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-109.html
Overview: The purpose of this fellowship is to improve the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the training of predoctoral students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. The award will provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating IC during the tenure of the award. Eligibility: For the purpose of this announcement, institutions are encouraged to identify fellowship applicants who will increase diversity on a national or institutional basis. NIH is particularly interested in encouraging the recruitment and retention of the following classes of candidates: individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in health-related sciences, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The project period may not exceed five years and is often limited to two to three years. Due Date: Applications are due in three annual cycles: April 8, August 8, and December 8.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral MD/Ph.D. and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)
Overview: The purpose of this award is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/Ph.D. and other dual doctoral degree training. This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral F30 fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators with both clinical knowledge and skills in basic, translational or clinical research. Eligibility: The participating NIH Institutes award this fellowship to qualified applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists and other clinician-scientists, including patient-oriented researchers in their scientific mission areas. An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences and substantial interest in research in areas of high priority to the participating Institutes. Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. Due Date: Applications are due in three annual cycles: April 8, August 8, and December 8. Special Attention: The applicant must be enrolled in a formally combined MD/Ph.D. (or DO/Ph.D., DDS/Ph.D., or AuD/Ph.D.) program, and be supervised by a sponsor for the research doctoral component.
Department of Education
The Department of Education offers a number of discretionary grants in the areas of the enhancement of education policy, educational environments, and educator capabilities. Most of the graduate fellowship support programs are run by the Office of Post-Secondary Education, which is responsible for developing and implementing post-secondary education policy while simultaneously increasing quality and access.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
Overview: This program provides fellowships, through academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution. Grants are awarded to programs and institutions to sustain and enhance the capacity for teaching and research in areas of national need. A project must provide fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need: biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, nursing, and physics. Eligibility: Academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education that provide courses of study leading to a graduate degree may apply. Fellows must be enrolled as graduate students, have financial need, and be planning a career in teaching or research. Citizenship: Fellows must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: The amount of a grant to an academic department may not be less than $100,000 and may not be more than $750,000 in a fiscal year. The duration of a grant awarded under this part is a maximum of three annual budget periods during a three-year project period. The number of fellowships awarded per institution can range from three to ten. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was December 18, 2009. The upcoming date has not yet been announced.Special Attention: An institution must provide an institutional matching contribution equal to at least 25 percent.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Overview: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge of and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Eligibility: Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled. Citizenship: Students are eligible to receive a fellowship if they are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: In 2010, the Department of Education issued 146 new fellowships for a total of approximately $5.8 million. The average fellowship award was $38,196. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was December 1, 2009. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: Eligible students must be planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon graduation.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program
Overview: This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligibility: Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Institutions conduct competitions to select eligible undergraduate students and graduate students to receive fellowships. Citizenship: Students are eligible for fellowships if they are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: FLAS grants are awarded to institutions for a four-year project period. Due Date: Applications are due March 23, 2010.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
Overview: This program provides fellowships to students to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. Eligibility: This program is limited to individuals who at the time of application will be entering a doctoral program and/or who, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support, or will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program where the master’s is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study. Citizenship: Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States (the Federated States of Micronesia, the republic of Palau, and the Marshall Islands). Award/Program Size: In FY 2010 there were 27 new awards and 195 continuing awards, with the total appropriation approximately $9.7 million. In FY 2010 there was a maximum stipend of $30,000 and an institutional payment of approximately $13,755. Due Date: The fiscal year 2011 competition has been announced; the due date is September 30, 2010.
Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) funds research that is relevant to its mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. DOE supports research in a broad range of basic and applied sciences. It is the principal federal funding agency of research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. It also manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, and computational science and is the federal government's largest single provider of funds for materials and chemical sciences. Other research areas include climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, nanotechnology, fossil energy, nuclear medicine, and nuclear physics.
Graduate Fellowship Program
Overview: This program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the DOE Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S. Eligibility: Applicants must be a first-year or second-year full-time graduate student in a qualified research-focused master’s or Ph.D. program in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer science, a areas of environmental sciences. The master’s or Ph.D. degree program pursued must require a research thesis/dissertation. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The duration of the fellowship is three years. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of $35,000 for general living expenses. Fellows are eligible to receive up to $10,500 towards university tuition and fees. Fellows will also receive a research stipend of $5,000 per year. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was November 30, 2009. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: While this program was originally funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Administration has requested it be continued.
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Program
Overview: This program provides opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. Eligibility: Students in their first or second year of graduate study in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences are eligible to apply. Citizenship: Applicants must be either citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Award/Program Size: Support of this fellowship is limited to four years and must be renewed each year. The fellowship provides full tuition and required fees to be paid through the duration of the program. Awardees will also receive a yearly stipend of $32,400 and academic allowances. Due Date: The 2010 fellowship application period ended January 14, 2010. Online application for the 2011 cycle will open late October 2010. Special Attention: A new policy was initiated during the 2010-2011 award cycle. For the 2010 and future cycles, applications will only be considered for study in departments that certify that either no more than one term of teaching, grading or other departmental support activities are required of students in the applicant’s department or if there are requirements to teach, grade or provide other departmental support for more than one term, they will be waived for the CSGF fellows.
Scholars Program: Internships at DOE Labs http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/description/default.htm
Overview: This program is designed with a variety of components that promote DOE’s strategic objectives of creating a pipeline of highly qualified college graduates in disciplinary fields that support programs in mission-critical areas of DOE. The Scholars Program offers paid internships, research opportunities, and individual development. Academic fields that this program supports includes but are not limited to: engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and information technology, physics, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, and law. Internships require that the student relocate to a DOE chosen site for the duration of the program. Eligibility: Only graduate students enrolled at a U.S. university may apply. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: Recipients will receive a stipend of $650 per week, travel reimbursement, training and development, and research and technological opportunities. Internships last ten weeks during the summer and up to 16 weeks during semester appointments, with the possibility of extension. Due Date: The most recent deadline for applications was March 15, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DOD) funds research that is relevant to its mission, predominately drawing from engineering, computer/information science, and physical sciences. However, DOD also provides some limited research and education opportunities in foreign languages, social sciences, and medical and life sciences.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
Overview: This program is a competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to students who intend to pursue graduate study in one of the 15 supported disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Oceanography; and Physics. Eligibility: Applicants should be at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The DOD awarded approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2010. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. Due Date: Applications are due December 17, 2010.
Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
Overview: This program allows students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship in exchange for serving at internships at DOD facilities and working for DOD after graduation. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Biosciences; Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences; Computer and Computational Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Geosciences; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Information Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Nuclear Engineering; Oceanography; Operations Research; and, Physics. Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at an academic institution. Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Award/Program Size: Participants receive full tuition and education related fees; cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 to $41,000 depending on prior educational experience; paid summer internships; health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year; book allowance of $1,000 per academic year; mentoring; and employment placement after graduation. Due Date: The application period for 2011 closes on December 1, 2010. Special Attentions: Participants must be able to participate in summer internships at DOD laboratories and willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DOD.
National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Overview: This program supports the study of under-represented languages and areas critical to U.S. national security. The David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship is geared towards graduate students. The Fellowship provides support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. This program requires recipients to work for the federal government for at least at year. Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S. academic institution. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The Boren Fellowship provides 12 weeks minimum and two years maximum (maximum one year if you are serving overseas) of support. The total amount allocated for the graduate fellowship is $2 million for fiscal year 2011. The program provides up to $24,000 for overseas study, up to $12,000 for domestic study, and $30,000 for combined overseas/domestic study. The program awarded 100 fellowships in 2010. Due Date: The application for the 2011-2012 Boren Fellowship is due February 1, 2011.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) primary mission is to regulate and implement public policy for the nation’s food, agriculture, and natural resources. However, there are offices within USDA which support extramural research opportunities. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the primary extramural research and grant making agency of the USDA. Through the grants offered by NIFA, the USDA is able to conduct research critical to farmers, consumers, and communities. (In 2008, NIFA was created as a replacement for the organization formerly known as the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.)
NIFA National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/graduateandpostgraduatefellowshipsserd.cfm
Overview: This grant program supports training students for master’s and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences and special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible recipients. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Eligibility: Applications are solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following targeted expertise shortage areas: animal and plant production, forest resources, agricultural educators and communicators, agricultural management and economics, food science and human nutrition, sciences for agricultural biosecurity, and training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems. Citizenship: Beneficiaries of the NNF award must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Award/Program Size: NNF typically awards $40,000 for each master’s level training ($18,500 per year for two years as student stipend) and $78,000 for each doctoral level training ($24,500 per year for three years as student stipend). For each level of student training there is a $1,500 per student per year cost-of-education allowance for the institution. A NNF fellow at the master’s degree level who maintains satisfactory progress is eligible to receive grant support for a maximum of 24 months during a 30-month period. A NNF fellow at the doctoral degree level is eligible to receive grant support for a maximum of 36 months within a 42-month period. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was May 10, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
Summer Intern Program (SIP)
Overview: This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience as assistants in scientific, professional, and technical areas. The SIP consists of a number of internships that give students an opportunity to gain career experience and to strongly consider future employment with USDA. Internships are available within the USDA mission areas, agencies and staff offices. Eligibility: The USDA seeks graduate students whose field of study falls within one of their seven mission areas: farm and foreign agricultural services; food, nutrition and consumer services; food safety; marketing and regulatory programs; natural resources and environment; research, education and economics; and, rural development. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The program runs June–August with flexible beginning and ending dates that are determined by the student and supervisor. Internships will be paid and transportation and housing expenses may be covered by the USDA. Due Date: Each intern position vacancy has its own deadline. Also, the individual USDA Agencies may post additional summer positions on their own websites, so check throughout the spring for further updates.
USDA Public Service Leaders Scholarship http://www.hsi.usda.gov/Programs&Services/scholarship.htm
Overview: This program provides combined scholarship and internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students leading to permanent employment upon completion of their degree. The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Eligibility: Applicants must be in good academic standing, have a strong interest in a career in public service with the USDA, and be willing to relocate upon graduation. Citizenship: To be eligible for the program students must be U.S. citizens, in the final stages of the application process for U.S. citizenship, or on schedule to have attained citizenship within a year of being accepted to the program. Award/Program Size: Recipients of a Public Service Leaders Scholarship enter into an agreement with the USDA to receive full-tuition scholarships for the indicated number of years. In addition, recipients intern at the USDA for a minimum of 640 hours prior to graduation. The internships are paid in addition to the scholarship funds. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was March 15, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: Upon graduation, scholarship recipients become permanent employees of the USDA and must be prepared to work for USDA for one year for each year of educational assistance received.
International Agricultural Internship Program http://www.fas.usda.gov/Admin/student/iaip/index.asp
Overview: This program provides participants with an opportunity to learn about issues, programs, and activities related to international agricultural trade by working in one of the 90 Foreign Agricultural Service overseas offices, located in or close to U.S. Embassies or Consulates. Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a graduate program in a business- or science-related agricultural field—for example, agricultural economics, economics, finance, business or marketing. Students majoring in an international studies/relations program, in law school or in a biotechnology program are also eligible. Citizenship: Students must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: Approximately ten interns are placed per semester. Internships are paid and students are expected to work 40 hours a week. Due Dates: The annual application deadlines are as followed: July 1 for the spring program; November 1 for the summer program; and, March 1 for the fall program.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on sound science to safeguard both human health and the environment. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is the scientific research arm of EPA. ORD conducts research on ways to prevent pollution, protect human health, and reduce risk. The work at ORD laboratories, research centers, and offices across the country helps improve the quality of air, water, soil, and the way we use resources. Applied science at ORD builds researchers’ understanding of how to protect and enhance the relationship between humans and the ecosystems of Earth.
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa/fellow/
Overview: This program supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally-related fields. Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in an environmental field of specialization at a fully accredited U.S. college or university. Citizenship: Students must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency in the U.S. Award/Program Size: The term of a graduate fellowship is negotiated with students and customarily covers a period of nine to 12 months for each fellowship year. Students seeking a master's degree may be supported for a maximum of two years. Students seeking doctoral degrees may receive support for a maximum of three years, available over a period of four years. A maximum of $74,000 will be provided for master's fellows (two years) and up to $111,000 (three years) for doctoral fellows. Awards range from $55,000 to $111,000 total per fellowship with an average of $80,000. Due Date: The upcoming application deadline has not yet been announced. Special Attention: Applicants who are in a graduate program and have completed more than one year in their current master's program or have completed more than four years in their current doctoral program are not eligible.
National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/index.html
Overview: This program offers fellowships that are narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements can be made in certain circumstances. The fellowships are organized among four categories: environmental policy, regulation, and law; environmental management and administration; environmental science; and public relations and communications. Eligibility: The program is only available to undergraduate- and graduate-level students pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection. Citizenship: Students must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency in the U.S. Award/Program Size: Recipients of the fellowships receive a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the project. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30 to 40 fellowships for an estimated total of $400,000. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was February 5, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The mission of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the Department of Commerce (DOC), is to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources. NOAA is divided between several offices: the National Weather Service; Satellites and Information; Fisheries; Ocean Service; the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations; the Office of Program Planning and Integration; and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research performs research to support providing better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters and a greater understanding of the Earth.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Overview: This program provides support for independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Eligibility: Those eligible to apply are currently pursuing or intending to pursue a full-time master’s or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology (including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts) or marine biology, (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas). Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000, an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Master’s students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. About four scholarships are awarded each year. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was March 17, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems (NERRS) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Overview: This program provides support for fellows to conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by engaging with reserve staff and participating in their host reserve's research, education, stewardship and training programs. The program’s focus areas are: nutrient dynamics and/or effects of non-point source pollution and eutrophication; habitat conservation and restoration; biodiversity and/or effects of invasive species; mechanisms of sustaining estuarine ecosystems; and economic, sociological, and anthropological research applicable to estuarine ecosystem management. Eligibility: Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement for this program. Award/Program Size: Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000 per year and may be funded up to three years. Students who are selected as fellows participate in the reserve's research and/or monitoring, stewardship, education, or coastal training programs for up to 15 hours per week. Due Date: The application deadline is November 1 of each year. Special Attention: This program requires an institutional match of 30 percent, either cash or in-kind.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducts its work related to space exploration in four principal organizations called mission directorates: science, aeronautics, exploration, and space operations. The Science directorate explores the Earth, solar system and universe beyond; charts the best route of discovery; and reaps the benefits of Earth and space exploration for society. The Aeronautics directorate pioneers and proves new flight technologies that improve our ability to explore and which have practical applications on Earth. The Exploration Systems directorate creates capabilities for sustainable human and robotic exploration. Finally, the Space Operations directorate provides critical enabling technologies for much of the rest of NASA through the space shuttle, the International Space Station and flight support. In education, NASA activities include support for scientific training in fields relevant to NASA’s mission as well as general outreach using space to inspire interest in technical issues and careers.
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/index.html
Overview: The Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Each of the 52 consortia fund fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. A goal of the program is to recruit and train U.S. citizens (especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities) for careers in aerospace science and technology, and consortia are required to provide a specific target percentage for participation of female and underrepresented minority students in fellowship and scholarship programs. Eligibility: Graduate students, from a variety of math, science and engineering disciplines, are eligible for fellowships which enable them to initiate or continue research in their own fields and complete their studies. Eligibility details vary from institution to institution. Citizenship: Students must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: The size and duration of the fellowship awards vary from institution to institution. Due Date: Due dates vary from institution to institution. Special Attention: To determine the details of criteria and awards at a specific institution, see state links at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/Space_Grant_Consortium_Websites.html.
Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP) http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Jenkins_Predoctoral_Fellowship_Project.html
Overview: This program seeks to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The JPFP provides up to three years of support and includes a mentor-protégé initiative, fellows orientation, a technical exchange symposium and the competitive mini research award program. The competitive mini research award program provides six weeks of hands-on research experience at a NASA center or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Eligibility: Recipients of this award must be full-time graduate or doctoral students enrolled in a STEM discipline. Citizenship: This award is open to U.S. citizens, including residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories. Award/Program Size: Up to 20 fellows are selected annually. Annual stipends for students pursuing doctoral degrees start at $24,000 and $18,000 for master’s-level fellows. Annual tuition offsets are $8,500 per year for all fellows. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was February 8, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, majoring in a STEM discipline.
Graduate Student Researchers Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Graduate_Student_Researchers_Project.html
Overview: This program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to master's or doctoral degrees. Research opportunities are located at each of the nine NASA centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA updates research topics annually to complement its mission requirements. Research areas are in disciplines that lead to aeronautics and space careers. Eligibility: Students must be pursuing a degree related to NASA research and development, in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: This 12-month award may be renewed annually, for a maximum of three years. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was March 8, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: This program includes a required internship at the NASA center affiliated with the NASA-sponsored research.
NASA Summer Internships
NASA offers a variety of internship opportunities for students in NASA-related fields. Below is list of internships for graduate students and the link to the specific website for more information.
Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Achieving_Competence.html
Independent Validation and Verification Project (IV&V) http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Independent_Validation_Verification_Project.html
Lewis’ Educational & Research Collaborative Internship Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/LERCIP_College.html
NASA Academy http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/NASA_Academy.html
Robotics Academy http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Robotics_Academy.html
Space and Aeronautics Internship Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Space_Internship_Project.html
Student Internship Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Student_Internship_Project.html
Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Langley_Aerospace_Research_Summer_Scholars_Project.html
University Affiliated Research Center Systems Teaching Institute Graduate Student Summer Internship Project http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/University_Affiliated_Research_Center_STI.html
National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. NIST is organized into seven laboratories: Building and Fire Research, Chemical Science and Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics. It also has a Center for Neutron Research and a Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
NIST Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowships http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/fellow_062310.cfm
Overview: This fellowship program supports graduate students, post-doctoral, and senior researchers conducting research in existing programs at NIST’s campuses at Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO, or at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, SC. NIST plans to continue the program in 2011 and 2012 and to expand it to include undergraduate students. Eligibility: Graduate students remain enrolled in their home institutions but are located at the NIST laboratories. NIST laboratories conduct research in a wide variety of areas; applicants must identify the research areas of greatest interest to themselves. For reference, qualified degree areas listed are biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics, or allied fields. Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement for the fellowships.Award/Program Size: Graduate fellowships will include a stipend, benefits and full tuition (as determined by their home institution). Due Date: For the 2010-2011 year, NIST began accepting applications for the fellowships on July 15 and planned to continue on an ongoing basis until the positions were filled.
Department of State
The Department of State supports a limited number of international social science grants each year. Many of these grants focus on international public policy, governance, and/or human rights. Expectations for solicitation announcements and due dates vary by program.
Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study and Research Abroad
Overview: This program is an international educational exchange program designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries. The program provides participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright projects span every major discipline, and recipients carry out a wide variety of unique projects and activities while on their grant. Eligibility: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduate students to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities for foreign graduate students to study, conduct research, and/or teach their native language in the U.S. Citizenship: U.S. applicants (U.S. citizens) apply either through their university or college or at-large to the cooperating agency responsible for the program in which they are interested. Non-U.S. applicants (non-U.S. citizens) apply to either the Fulbright Commission in their country of citizenship or the U.S. Embassy in their country of citizenship (in countries where there is not a Fulbright Commission). Award/Program Size: The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually. In 2009, the Congressional appropriation was $234.9 million. Foreign governments contributed an additional $60 million in financial year 2008 in direct and in-kind support.
Fascell Fellowship Program
Overview: This program gives graduate students firsthand exposure to a foreign culture, while they are serving the nation. Typically, duties may involve substantive administrative, consular, political/economic or public diplomacy responsibilities. Most fellowships are intended for, but not limited to teachers, scholars, academics, and graduates of advanced-level programs focused on Eastern Europe, Slavic, or Mandarin languages. Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age on the closing date of the application deadline, enrolled in or a graduate of a relevant advanced degree program focused on language or area studies, and fluent in the language of the country for which they want to be considered. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Award/Program Size: All positions include government housing, travel, and transportation costs. Due Date: The current year’s solicitation is currently closed. The due date for the next cycle has not yet been announced. Special Attention: Applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance and meet Department of State medical requirements.
U.S. Agency for International Development
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has long recognized the U.S. higher education community as a national asset and a valued partner in international development. The community fosters creative new approaches to development problems which USAID is working on throughout the developing world in support of U.S. national interests.
Volunteer Student Interns
Overview: The agency will be sponsoring unpaid internships throughout the academic year. USAID seek highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students studying a wide variety of fields, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics, foreign languages, area studies, business administration, accounting, international relations, finance, logistics, human resources, geography, public health, national security studies, military and foreign affairs, political science and public administration. Selected interns will be placed in various bureaus within the agency. Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and in good academic standing, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Due Date: Volunteer Student Intern vacancies are posted on the above website when opportunities are available. Please review the vacancies along with additional qualifications and apply by e-mailing the contact person listed. Send a resume, cover letter and possible dates of involvement.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The mission of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers, meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life, build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
Community Development Work Study Program (CDWSP)
Overview: This program offers work stipends, tuition support, and other assistance to attract economically disadvantaged and minority graduate students to careers in community and economic development. Eligibility: This program awards two-year grants on a competitive basis to institutions of higher education offering degrees in a community development academic program. Economically disadvantaged and minority students enrolled in full-time graduate programs in community and economic development, community planning or management, or other related fields of study are eligible to receive assistance. Related fields include public administration, urban management, and urban planning, but exclude sociology and humanistic fields such as law, economics, education, and history. Award/Program Size: The grantee organizations select up to ten program participants, secure work assignments, disburse funds, and monitor student performance. Historically, CDWSP has been funded at $3 million, allowing the program to assist approximately 100 additional students annually.
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program
Overview: This program is intended to stimulate policy-relevant urban research in several ways: by encouraging doctoral candidates to pursue research topics in community, housing, and urban development; by assisting doctoral candidates in the timely completion of the dissertation research; and by providing an arena for new scholars to share their research findings. Eligibility: Doctoral candidates currently enrolled in accredited programs are eligible for the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant program. They may be in any academic discipline that provides policy-relevant insight on research issues encompassed by HUD's mission and program commitments. Eligible students must have fully developed and approved dissertation proposals that address issues in housing and urban development and can be completed within a two-year period. They must also have completed all written and oral Ph.D. requirements by September of the year in which the grant begins. Award/Program Size: HUD competitively awards one-time grants of $15,000 per student each year to approximately 15 doctoral candidates currently enrolled in accredited programs.
Special Attention: Please note that this program was eliminated from the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill and therefore may be terminated soon. In addition, HUD requires that students' universities support their research by contributing a substantial waiver of tuition and fees, office space, equipment, computer time, or similar items needed to complete the dissertation. This support must be made available in addition to any assistance (for example, physical working space) that the universities would otherwise provide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control, infectious diseases environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activates designed to improve the health nationally.
Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Fellowship Programs
Overview: The EID Advanced Laboratory Training Fellowship is a one-year program designed for bachelor’s or master’s level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies, and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. The EID Laboratory Research Fellowship is a two-year program designed for doctoral level (Ph.D., MD or DVM) scientists to conduct high-priority research in infectious diseases. Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in bachelors, master’s or doctoral program at an accredited university. Research or areas of training of the applicants include: development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques, antimicrobial sensitivity and resistance, principles and practices of vector or animal control, emerging pathogens and laboratory-epidemiology interaction. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Award/Program Size: Fellows are placed in local, state, or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was February 12, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: Applicants must be able to start at the host laboratory as well as participate in the orientation session at CDC in Atlanta following the program timeline.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. The research sponsored and conducted by AHRQ addresses issues of organization, delivery, financing, utilization, patient and provider behavior, outcomes, effectiveness, and cost. These scientific results improve the evidence base to enable better decisions about health care, including in such areas as disease prevention, appropriate use of medical technologies, improving diagnosis and treatment in cost-effective ways, long-term care, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities.
Health Services Research Dissertation Program
Overview: This program provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a doctorate degree relating to healthcare quality. Applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on topical areas unique to AHRQ, demonstrating how expected results can be used or made available for use to enhance healthcare quality. Results should be directly relevant to customers, such as providers and practitioners, administrators, payers, consumers, policymakers, and insurers. Research applications must address one of these areas: (1) Safety/quality – Reduce the risk of harm from health care services by promoting the delivery of appropriate care that achieves the best quality outcomes; (2) Efficiency – Achieve wider access to effective health care services and reduce health care costs; (3) Effectiveness – Assure that providers and consumers/patients use beneficial and timely health care information to make informed decision Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in such fields as the social or behavioral sciences, health services research, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, and health informatics. Applicants must have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents. Award/Program Size: The total direct cost awarded must not exceed $40,000 for the entire project period. Project periods must be a minimum of nine months but may not exceed 17 months in duration. Due Date: Applications are due annually February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Health Resources and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. The Bureau of Health Professions within HRSA increases access to health care by developing, distributing and retaining a diverse, culturally competent health workforce. Institution Awards
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=1343D863-5563-4D61-9EE8-C6058C60641F
Overview: This program promotes diversity among health professions students by providing scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Health professions and nursing schools apply for funds to make scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, which have financial need for scholarships and are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, as full-time students at the schools. Eligibility: Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants. To be eligible, applicants must also be carrying out a program to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Applicants must demonstrate that the program has achieved success based on the percentage of disadvantaged students who are enrolled and have graduated from the school. Award/Program Size: The estimated amount of this competition is $52 million. There are approximately 350 awards, with an average size of $150,977 per award. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was June 1, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced.
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=79A96BF3-93A1-4595-8897-0413D6C0DF4D
Overview: The goal of this program is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake education to enter a health profession. The HCOP program works to build diversity in the health fields by providing students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete, enter and graduate from health professions schools.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants. Award/Program Size: The estimated amount of this competition is $3 million. There are approximately three awards, with an average size of $932,016 per award. Due Date: The most recent application deadline was June 1, 2010. The upcoming dates have not yet been announced. Special Attention: A funding preference will be given to approved applications for programs that involve a comprehensive approach by several public or nonprofit private health or educational programs that will result in the development of a competitive applicant pool of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who desire to pursue health professions careers.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the implementation arm for social and behavioral intervention and prevention strategies in public health. While much of SAMHSA’s discretionary funds go to state and local governments or to support the health workforce, opportunities to implement SAMHSA initiatives for which nonprofit entities (such as universities) are eligible are occasionally offered.
Minority Fellowship Program
Overview: The goal of this program is to increase the pool of professionals qualified to provide leadership, consultation, training, and administration to government, public and private organizations that develop and implement programs for under-served ethnic minority persons with mental and/or substance abuse disorders. This program provides grants to encourage and facilitate the doctoral and post-doctoral development of minority nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. The program is managed by five associations: American Nurses Association (ANA), American Psychiatric Association (ApA), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). In order to receive an award, students must apply through one of the aforementioned associations. Overall, the program distributed $4.2 million in fiscal year 2010. Eligibility:
o ANA — Applicants must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority group: Asian or Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Applicants must be a registered nurse and have a master’s degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing or a related field and pursuing a doctoral degree in their field. Applicants must be an ANA member and able to demonstrate a commitment to a research career in nursing and substance abuse and/or psychiatric or mental health issues affecting minority populations. Preferably, the fellowship guidelines recommend that all applicants should have completed one year of graduate studies prior to applying to the MFP.
o ApA — Applicants must be psychiatry residents-in-training and remain in training during the entire academic year. Applicants must be ApA members. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of race or ethnicity but must demonstrate their commitment to serve ethnic minority populations.
o CSWE — Applicants must have a master’s degree in social work and be starting full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in social work or be currently enrolled as full-time students in a doctoral social work program. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of race or ethnicity but must demonstrate a commitment to a career providing mental health and substance abuse services to ethnic, racial, social, and cultural minorities.
o APA — Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority mental health and substance abuse services. Applicants should be enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students are especially encouraged to apply.
o AAMFT—The program is open to all graduate students in marriage and family therapy doctoral programs that demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority mental health and substance abuse services. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program. This fellowship is aimed at Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral students specializing in providing substance abuse and mental health services to minority and underserved populations. African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students are especially encouraged to apply.
o ANA — Fellows must be U.S. citizens or have permanent visa status.
o ApA — Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
o CSWE — Fellows must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.
o APA— Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
o AAMFT — Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
o ANA — Fellowships are renewed on an annual basis. The Fellowship is usually awarded for 10 to 12 months. A fellow who wishes to receive continual awards for the maximum five years must complete a progress report each year. Renewals are not automatic. The annual stipend amounts vary from year to year depending on federal allocations to the MFP.
o ApA — Fellows receive monthly stipends and serve for one year with an opportunity to apply for an additional year. The annual stipend amounts vary from year to year depending on federal allocations to the MFP.
o CSWE — Fellows receive monthly stipends for a one year period to defray living expenses; some tuition support may be provided depending on the availability of funds. The duration of the award is three years contingent upon funding and is the fellow maintains satisfactory progress towards degree objectives.
o APA — Fellows receive financial support for a maximum of three year and must be renewed annually. There is limited availability for dissertation support.
o AAMFT — Fellows receive $20,000 per year for a maximum of three years and must be renewed annually.
o ANA — Application are due March 1 annually.
o ApA — Applications are due January 30 annually.
o CSWE — Applications are due February or March annually.
o APA — Applications are due in January annually.
o AAMFT — Applications are due in March annually.
Relevant Agencies Not Currently Offering Graduate Student Funding Department of Homeland Security
The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Directorate has three portfolios that address basic research through advanced technology development and transition - spanning six primary divisions that address critical homeland security needs: Borders and Maritime Security; Chemical and Biological; Command, Control, and Interoperability; Explosives; Human Factors and Behavioral Sciences; and Infrastructure and Geophysical. While DHS has offered graduate fellowships in the past, none will be available during the 2010 competition cycle. Undergraduate programs continue to be offered. Information about DHS education programs and areas of interest are at http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is the federal funding resource for traditional humanities projects and supports academic research and scholarship in this area. Additionally, NEH marries the concepts of humanities and digitization to ensure access and preservation of American culture. Currently the NEH does not support graduate education. There is an effort from the university community to advocate in support of NEH creating a new competitive grant program that would support faculty-graduate student collaborations similar to those found in the sciences. This program would allow students and researchers to explore areas of NEH interest such as foreign languages and cultural studies, religious histories, and the impact of globalization on teaching and scholarship, among others.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the federal resource which supports traditional art forms such as music, dance, and theater projects. There are also opportunities for the funding of art promotion and enhancing access to the arts to unserved or underserved populations. NEA does not currently offer any programs for graduate students.
- SUMMARY: The Nuclear Security Fellows Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the subject. With the support of the Stanton Foundation, fellowships are available for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and for junior faculty. Fellows are expected to produce policy-relevant research, including book manuscripts, draft articles, dissertations, chapters in edited volumes, or reports. Nuclear security is defined broadly to include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation and nonproliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear doctrine and force structure, nuclear energy as it relates to nuclear security, and other topics that involve nuclear security.
- ELIGIBILTY: Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MD or JD) from the United States or abroad. PhD candidates who have made substantial progress toward the completion of their dissertation may be considered if their dissertation topic is in nuclear security. Proposed research for the fellowship must be consistent with the mission of the program described above.
- TYPE: All fellows will receive a ten-month stipend. Fellows are expected to be in residence at MIT. Stipends at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty level will be competitive and commensurate with experience. MIT’s health insurance is included. Office space and supplies, use of a computer, and access to MIT’s libraries and other facilities will be provided.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for these fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year will be accepted untilJanuary 27, 2012. Decisions will be announced in March 2012.
- Stanford (CISAC)
- SUMMARY: The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community dedicated to producing policy-relevant scholarly research on international security problems, to teaching and training the next generation of security specialists, and to influencing policymaking in international security. The Center serves as a forum for scholars, practitioners and security professionals to understand complex international problems and explore innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment. CISAC's fellowship program is an integral part of this mission. Through the Center's annual fellowship competition, a small number of scholars are selected to spend the academic year engaged in research and writing on campus. Mentoring is a crucial part of the fellowship program. Our fellows are encouraged and expected to participate in seminars, and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct science-based research into the scientific and technical aspects of a security topic of their own choosing; they may also workin collaboration with a faculty member.
- ELIGIBILITY: In the social sciences and humanities, we seek pre- and post-doctoral scholars, junior faculty, policy practitioners, and, in special cases, mid-career professionals in journalism, law, the military, government, or international organizations, either from the U.S. or abroad. In collaboration with the Stanford Law School, we offer two research fellowships on law and international security. This program is open to law students, recent law school graduates, and pre- and post-doctoral scholars and professionals from a variety of disciplines. In the natural sciences and engineering, we seek scholars in those and related fields who are pursuing significant science-based research and are interested in using their technical knowledge to do policy-relevant research in international security. CISAC welcomes applicants from academia, the public and private sector, national laboratories, and the military, either from the U.S. or abroad. One of these fellowships is theWilliam J. Perry Fellowship, which honors the former secretary of defense. His career is a model for the scientifically informed, pragmatic, far-sighted problem solving in public policy that we value at CISAC.
- TYPE: Predoctoral fellows receive stipends comparable to those awarded by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program. Postdoctoral fellows receive stipends determined by length of time passed since month and year of PhD completion and experience. Junior faculty and professional stipends are commensurate with experience. Past pre-doctoral fellows have received stipends in the range of $25,000 to $30,000; post-doctoral fellows have received stipends in the range of $48,000 to $65,000. Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing. We can, however, refer fellows to housing information Stanford provides. Stanford University policy requires evidence of medical insurance. CISAC will provide coverage for fellows without personal coverage. Predoctoral fellows will be enrolled in Stanford's student medical insurance plan. Postdoctoral fellows will attend a mandatory benefits orientation soon after they arrive on campus. Fellows have the option of purchasing additional coverage for dependents. Fellowships range from nine to 11 months and, in certain circumstances, may be renewable.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for the 2012-2013 academic year will beFebruary 1, 2012.
- Council on Foreign Relations
- SUMMARY: CFR will award up to three fellowships in 2012. The fellowships will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments and promise, and on the merits of the specific research projects proposed. The fellows could work on a wide range of issues, including nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear force posture, and, as it relates to nuclear security, nuclear energy. It is expected that fellows will begin their fellowship year in summer or fall 2011. While in residence at CFR, fellows will be expected to lead a project of their own design, conduct original research, and write at least one policy relevant document. Fellows are expected and encouraged to participate fully in CFR's intellectual life. The scholars selected as Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows will be mentored by the fellows of CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program.
- ELIGIBILITY: The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue.
- TYPE: The duration of the fellowship is twelve months. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for post-doctoral; and $50,000 for pre-doctoral fellows. Payment will be made in twelve equal monthly installments. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for receiving all application materials for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program is December 16, 2011.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- SUMMARY: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Nuclear Policy Program is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program.The objective of the Stanton Fellowship is to enhance and develop the Fellow's capacity to become a leader in policy-relevant research in the areas of nuclear deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, or energy. Substantive knowledge of European security and defense issues is essential. The Fellow will be based at Carnegie's European office in Brussels, Belgium, with access to colleagues in Washington, Beijing, Beirut, and Moscow. Over the period of time at Carnegie, the Fellow will have the opportunity and resources to deepen his or her understanding of how nuclear policies are developed and contested within the U.S. and Europe. The Fellow will be expected to research and write on pertinent and emergent topics, to organize and participate in expert workshops and larger public events in the Europe and abroad, and generally to demonstrate the capacity to become a thought leader in the nuclear field.
- ELIGIBILITY: Carnegie welcomes applicants from around the world, but the proposed research project must be specific to Europe. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D., completed a substantial degree of progress toward a Ph.D., or have obtained a law degree.
- TYPE: The fellowship will begin on or about September 1, 2012, with flexibility depending on the chosen candidate’s availability. Located in Brussels, Belgium.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested candidates must submit a resume or C.V., 3 references, and a letter outlining career objectives and interest in nuclear policy, ideas for research and/or policy-relevant projects that would be pursued during the fellowship. Deadline for submission of application materials is February 14, 2012.
- Harvard (Belfer Center)
- SUMMARY: The Belfer Center's International Security Program (ISP) has been has been invited to participate in a new nuclear security fellowship program funded by the Stanton Foundation. The purpose of the fellowships is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows will be joint International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) research fellows. Fellows are expected to produce a written product at the end of the fellowship (e.g. an article, report, or book). Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to: Nuclear terrorism, Nuclear proliferation, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear force posture, and nuclear energy as it relates to nuclear security
- ELIGIBILITY: These fellowships are for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty.
- TYPE: These fellowships will offer ten-month stipends of 20,000 USD to pre-doctoral research fellows, and stipends for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and commensurate with experience, with provision of health insurance. Office space and supplies, computers with LAN and Internet connections, and access to Harvard University libraries and other facilities will be provided.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications for these fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year will be accepted until January 14, 2012.Applicants who have already applied for an ISP/MTA fellowship for 2012-2013 will automatically be considered for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship. There is no need to submit a separate application. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2012.
- SUMMARY: The purpose of the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows Program is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders on nuclear security related topics by supporting interdisciplinary research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. Fellows will carry out a year-long period of independent research but will also be expected to be associated with RAND client-sponsored research (approximately quarter (25%) time). At the end of their RAND tenure, fellows will be expected to produce a publishable written product contributing to the general body of knowledge on nuclear security. The written product will be considered for publication by RAND.
- ELIGIBILITY: Candidates for the program will be post-doctoral students or junior faculty members. Doctoral students may be considered if their dissertation topic is in the field of nuclear security. Prior experience will be defined broadly to include disciplines such as nuclear policy, security, engineering, physics, and related fields
- TYPE: Each fellowship will extend for a full year beginning in September of each year. Fellows will be located at one of RAND's three U.S. locations for the duration of their fellowship (Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Pittsburgh, PA). Additionally, each fellow will receive a stipend: doctoral students will receive a $50,000 stipend, post-doctoral students will receive a $75,000 stipend, and junior faculty members will receive a $100,000 stipend.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 6, 2012
- SUMMARY: Allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching AssistantshipYou can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.Provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country(For exceptions, see World Region Summaries) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Facilitates cultural exchangeThrough direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Promotes mutual understandingThrough engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
- ELIGIBILITY: Recent BA/BS graduatesGraduating seniors and recent Bachelor’s-degree recipients usually propose projects for which they have had some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience. Master's and doctoral candidatesWill demonstrate capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. Young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fieldsMay have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to theCouncil for International Exchange of Scholarsin the Fulbright Scholar Program. Artists and musiciansApplicants without a Bachelor’s degree may substitute at least four years of professional training or experience. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a preference for candidates who have not had recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application. Grants shall not authorize activity for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
- TYPE: Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the Country Summaries for specifics. In general, grants for 2012-13: Are one academic year in length—between 9 and 12 months. Begin no sooner than July 2012 and no later than March 2013. Correspond to the academic calendars abroad. Requirements for attendance at orientation programs, in the U.S. and/or overseas, are also contained in the World Region or Country Summaries.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: The online application forALLapplicants must be submitted electronically by5:00 pm Eastern time on Monday, October 17, 2011. Be sure to print out a hard copy before submitting the application electronically, for your records.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
- SUMMARY: American Overseas Research Centers foster international scholarly exchange, primarily through sponsorship of fellowship programs which allow pre-doctoral and senior scholars to pursue independent research important to the increase of knowledge and to our understanding of foreign cultures. These non-governmental institutions are seen by their host countries as the official arm of American higher learning. The private structure of the centers and the unbiased research they promote make them respected foci of American academia in the countries in which they operate.
- The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program for Advanced Multi-Country Research- The Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $12,000 each will be given. The 2011/2012 application now available. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2012.
- Critical Language Scholarship Program for Intensive Summer Language Institutes -A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012. The 2012 CLS Program application is now available. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2011.
- Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program for the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East- The 2012 fellowship program is open to scholars in participating countries* who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the field of art history and who wish to undertake a specific research project in Algeria or Turkey related to the seminar theme:Art and Archaeology of the Sacred(Algeria) orVision and Visual Culture in Byzantium(Turkey).
- The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship Program- The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has a remarkable opportunity to promote advanced research in the Sultanate of Oman. The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) has asked CAORC to initiate a fellowship program for American pre- and post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in Oman. Scholars in fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and allied Natural Sciences are encouraged to apply. One fellowship will be given for 2011-2012. This is the first time we have advertised broadly in an open competition for advanced research in Oman. CAORC and SQCC hope to expand the fellowship program in the future based on the results of the pilot fellowship.
- Andrew W. Mellon East-Central European Research Fellows- The program of fellowships enables Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Slovak scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries.
- Fulbright-Hays 102(b)6 Report:Recipients of U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award- In 1998, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) conducted a survey of recipients of U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays 102(b)6 Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships under a Title VI International Research and Studies grant.
- SUMMARY: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research inareas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), whichfocuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
- ELIGIBILITY: Boren Fellowships provideU.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
- TYPE: Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 foroverseasstudy. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding fordomesticlanguage study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of24 months. Overseas programs can be no longer than one year. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than March 1, 2013. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Therefore, all overseas study must be a minimum of 12 weeks, and preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer. However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for 2012 is January 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.Boren Fellowship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in early May.
Del Amo Fellowships
- SUMMARY: Students participating in the USC Madrid or Bilbao programs can apply for a scholarship from the Del Amo Fund, which aims to promote education and increase understanding between Spain and southern California. These awards are merit based.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: late November for spring study abroad, late April for fall study abroad
- Scholarship database - Looking for an overview of the various types of funding offered by the DAAD or of the programmes offered by other funding organisations for a study stay in Germany?
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Humboldt Research Award
- SUMMARY: The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics.
- ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be recognised internationally as an outstandingly qualified academic(e.g. awards, positive responses to publications, etc.). The nominee's future perspectives must indicate that she/he will continue to be an active, academically influential researcher in the coming years. Detailed expert opinionby an academic working at a research institution in Germany who would like to invite the nominee to spend time researching in Germany. Two expert reviewsby important international andonefrom German collaborative partners and/or academics. The Humboldt Foundation assumes that candidates will abide by theRules of Good Scientific Practiceduring the application and sponsorship periods.
- TYPE: Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually. Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany.Nominations may also be initiated by award winners of the Humboldt Foundation working abroad, provided that the nomination is made jointly with a colleague working in Germany. Direct applications are not accepted. The award is valued at 60,000 EUR.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nominations may be submitted by regular mail at any time. An independent Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Selection Committee decides on the nominations submitted twice a year, in spring and in autumn. Reviewing a nomination takes approximately six months.
Social Science Research Council
- DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
- SUMMARY: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development under the leadership of pairs of tenured senior faculty in the US and abroad who define emerging or reinvigorated multidisciplinary research fields. These research field directors lead groups of 12 graduate students through two workshops during the fellowship cycle. The spring workshop prepares students to undertake summer preliminary research that will inform the design of more robust dissertation research in the future. The fall workshop helps students apply their summer research experiences to writing both dissertation and funding proposals. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program. Working together, research directors and graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social sciences. Additionally, through the program’s ongoing collaboration with international research institutions, the DPDF creates a space for international as well as domestic network building among fellows.
- ELIGIBILITY: The DPDF program is open to doctoral students in social science or humanities disciplines who have completed their major course requirements and are beginning to design research proposals. Students who have completed their comprehensive, general, or qualifying exams are eligible to apply as long as their dissertation proposals will be formally approved by their department after the fall DPDF workshop. Typically such students will be second and third year graduate students, but first and fourth year students may, under exceptional circumstances, be eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program within an accredited university in the United States, unless indicated otherwise for a particular field. International fields are open to students enrolled in universities within countries of the international co-sponsoring organizations. Students may apply to participate in only one research field. If selected, fellows are required to attend both spring and fall workshops in addition to undertaking summer research. The workshop dates and locations are listed in theDPDF Application & Award Timeline. Applicants must propose to undertake summer research that will enable them to experiment with methods of investigation appropriate to their research topics and questions. Although applicants are expected to apply to the program for funding to cover summer research costs, they must also seek financial support from their home institutions or extramural sources whenever available. Selected fellows will be asked to explain why necessary research funds are unavailable from their departments, home institutions, or other sources. Students who have already received funding and undertaken research on their proposed dissertation topic are not eligible to participate in the DPDF program. Students who have applied either this year or in previous years to the SSRC's International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), or for any other major funding grant to support dissertation research, are in most cases no longer eligible to apply to the DPDF program.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2012 - Online Student Application Deadline, Online Application Closes, 4 PM EST.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
- SUMMARY: The SSRC is pleased to announce a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. ThePostdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Researchwill thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. As stressed by SSRC president Craig Calhoun, "Recent PhDs have written brilliant dissertations bringing new excitement to the social sciences and humanities by taking on the intellectual challenges of innovative transregional work. We want to help them complete, consolidate, and expand the work they've undertaken."
- TYPE: Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program. Fellowships will be awarded for up to $45,000. Fellowships funds may be expended over a 14 month period (if applying in Cycle One) or 12 month period (if applying in Cycle Two) and can be used for salary support, travel and living expenses in the field, data collection, research assistance, books and materials, and limited equipment and software. Research funds may NOT be used for university overhead; for individual or institutional contributions to retirement plans, social security, or other insurance programs; for payments on loans, mortgages, or other personal indebtedness; the storage of personal/household effects; tuition for children's schooling or subsidies for publications. Funds may be used for attending conferences with prior written approval from the SSRC, and only if the fellow is presenting on fellowship-related research and his/her attendance directly furthers the purposes of the fellowship-supported research project.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 13, 2012
- Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
- SUMMARY: Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
- ELIGIBILITY: All citizens or nationals of the United States 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), and individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
- TYPE: Predoctoral - Annual stipend: $20,000, award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $2,000, expenses paid to attend at least oneConference of Ford Fellows, and access toFord Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows. Fellowship recipients must begin the first year’s tenure on September 1, 2012, and must remain on tenure full-time for the academic year. After the first year of fellowship tenure, fellows may choose to defer funding for up to two years. All three years of support must be used within a five-year period. Dissertation - One-year stipend: $21,000, expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellow, and access toFord Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows. The tenure of a dissertation fellowship will be no less than 9 months and no more than 12 months, with tenure beginning no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than September 1, 2013. Postdoctoral - One-year Stipend: $40,000, the stipend may be supplemented by sabbatical leave pay or other sources of support that do not carry with them teaching or other responsibilities. Fellowship funds may be disbursed through the employing institution if necessary for the continuation of health insurance or other benefits. No dependency allowance is available. Employing Institution Allowance: $1,500.This allowance will be paid to the fellow’s employing institution after fellowship tenure is completed. The employing institution will be asked to provide a matching amount and to use the allowance and the match to assist with the fellow’s continuing research expenses. Expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows and access toFord Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellow. The tenure of a postdoctoral fellowship will be no less than 9 months and no more than 12 months, with tenure beginning no earlier than June 1, 2012 and no later than September 1, 2012. Postdoctoral fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2012 Predoctoral Fellowship application submission deadlinewasNovember 14, 2011. 2012Dissertationand PostdoctoralFellowship application submission deadlinewasNovember 17, 2011. 2012 Supporting Document receipt deadline (all fellowship levels) isJanuary 6, 2012.
- Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
- SUMMARY: The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program provides opportunities for advanced study to individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields. To ensure that fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education, and supports them through local partner organizations in 22 countries. A growing number of IFP fellows have completed their studies and returned to their home countries, where they are forming alumni associations and networks, building a vibrant community both within and across national borders. Ford Foundation programs have long promoted higher education and social justice worldwide. By investing $355 million in IFP from 2001-2013, the Foundation is building on its commitment to creating knowledge in fields ranging across the natural and social sciences and humanities. IFP draws on this tradition and underscores the Foundation’s belief that education empowers individuals to improve their own lives as well as to assist others in the pursuit of more equitable and just societies. IFP is a program of the New York City-basedInternational Fellowships Fund.The Fund is an independently incorporated supporting organization of theInstitute of International Education(IIE). The IFP Secretariat is housed at IIE headquarters in New York, which disburses the funds, and provides university placement for many IFP fellows. IFP also works closely with Ford Foundation offices across the world.
Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
- SUMMARY: The Japan Foundation provides funding for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences -- including comparative research projects -- wishing to conduct research in Japan for periods of between four and twelve months. Applicants must have completed all academic requirements except the dissertation when they begin the fellowship and are expected to have sufficient proficiency in the Japanese language to pursue their research in Japan. Higher priority will be given to applicants who expect to submit their dissertation shortly after the completion of their fellowship. Three letters of reference, an evaluation of Japanese language ability, and academic transcripts must accompany all applications. Additionally, the Japan Foundation offers scholarships, fellowships, and grants for postdoctoral and independent researchers. Please consult the foundation's Web site for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.
- ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be American citizens, American citizens temporarily residing abroad, or permanent residents of the United States. Americans with permanent residency abroad should submit their applications to the Japan Foundation’s office in the country where they reside or to the Japanese diplomatic mission of their resident country no later than December 1, 2011, using a different form. Applicants residing in the United States who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents should submit their applications to the Foundation’s Tokyo Headquarters no later than December 1, 2011, using a different form. Doctoral Candidates must have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants for Scholars and Researchers program (both Long-Term and Short-Term) must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in research, teaching and writing in the fields of the humanities or social sciences. Previous recipients of Japan Foundation fellowships, such as the Japanese Studies Fellowship, or Abe Fellowship, etc., are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2012, a full three years have elapsed since the termination of their most recent fellowship. Previous Short-Term Research Fellows may reapply after one full year from the termination of their most recent fellowships. Applicants must be in good health. Applicants must be proficient in either Japanese or English. Applicants must secure all affiliation arrangements by the application deadline (excluding the Research Fellowship (Short-Term)). In principle, applicants must be able to stay continuously in Japan for the term of fellowship.
- TYPE: The minimum and maximum durations for the fellowship are indicated in parentheses. The duration of the fellowship may be adjusted by the Foundation. Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term)(2-12 months): Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences. Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)(21-59 days): Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences who need to conduct intensive research in Japan. Doctoral Candidates(4-12 months): Doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2011
Korea Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Students
- SUMMARY: This program is designed to promote Korean studies and foster young scholars in this field by providing graduate students majoring in Korean studies in North America with scholarships for their coursework and research while enrolled at their home institutions. The fellowship provides support for writing and research for master's theses and doctoral dissertations. It covers students only through the year that they are advanced to candidacy and only if they are in residence and not engaged in overseas research. Please consult the provided Web links for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.
- ELIGIBILITY: Foreign students of good standing who are MA or PhD candidates, currently enrolled on a graduate program (excluding programs in natural science, medicine and engineering, and programs at a business school, law school or a school of translation and/or interpretation), and conducting research on topics related to Korea within the context of humanities, social science studies or arts and culture studies.
- TYPE: 150 fellowships awards per year. Fellowship amounts are to be determined on the basis of regional group or country
- DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Varies upon region
US Institute of Peace
- Annual Grant Competition
- SUMMARY: Supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media. Funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.
- ELIGIBILITY: USIP may provide grant support to nonprofit organizations and individuals—both U.S. and foreign—including the following: institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions, and libraries. American and foriegn nonprofit organizations may apply. Support for degree work is not eligible in the Grant Program. Inquiries about support for dissertation research should be directed to USIP'sJennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program. Onlyoneapplication per competition may be submitted by the same project director. Unsuccessful applicants of previous Grant Program competitions may not submit the same application unless it has been substantially revised. USIP will not accept applications that list as participants, consultants, or project personnel members of USIP's Board of Directors or staff. In addition, any application that lists USIP as a collaborator in the project will not be accepted. Individuals who are currently working as USIP contractors may not be eligible to apply for grant support. To determine eligibility prior to submitting an application, please contact the Grant Program staff. Applications must be submitted in English.
- TYPES: $50,000 - $120,000
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 3, 2011
- Priority Grant Competition
- SUMMARY: Supports nonprofit organizations working in or on Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Sudan, and starting October 1, 2010 projects related to communication and peacebuilding. Supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs and other media.
- ELIGIBILITY: American and foreign individuals and nonprofit organizations may apply. Individuals whose proposals are funded will be required to identify a nonprofit organization to receive and manage the grant monies. With the exception of Iran, applicants from outside a priority country must partner with a nonprofit organization located within the priority country. The project must be based in the priority country. Funding is unavailable for degree work (payment of tuition fees or support for M.A. or Ph.D.-related work). Requests for dissertation research support should be directed to USIP’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program. Applications that list as participants, consultants, or project personnel members of USIP's Board of Directors or staff will not be accepted. Any application that lists USIP as a collaborator in the project will not be accepted for review. Individuals who are currently working as USIP contractors may not be eligible to apply for grant support. To determine eligibility, please contact the Grant Program. Current USIP grantees are not eligible for consideration until they have completed work on their grant and submitted all required reports and products. Prior work will be assessed before new proposals are considered.
- TYPES: $45,000 - $140,000
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 3, 2011
- Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship
- SUMMARY: The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. The Institute awards between 8 and 12 Fellowships per year. Senior Fellowships generally last for ten months, starting in October. Shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.
- ELIGIBILITY: Citizens of any country may apply. Non-U.S. Citizens without permanent resident status must obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa to participate in the Fellowship Program. J-1 status requires recipients to reside in their home country for two years following the fellowship before applying for the H or L visa, or for permanent residency in the United States. There is no specific educational degree requirement for Senior Fellowship candidates. Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds and from early, middle, and late stages of their careers. Joint applications (two or more applicants for a single project) will not be accepted.
- TYPES: The program attempts to match the recipient's earned income during the year preceding the fellowships, up to a maximum of $100,000 for 10 months. In certain cases and budget permitting, the Institute will provide coverage of 80% of health premiums for the Fellow and his/her eligible dependents, with a cap of $500 per month. In certain cases and budget permitting, the Institute will also cover travel to and from Washington, D.C., for Fellows and their dependents. The Institute is neither able to provide housing in Washington D.C. nor to help Fellows find housing. Each Fellow is provided with part-time research assistance during his/her fellowship. The Institute will also cover travel to and from Washington, D.C., for Fellows and their dependents. Fellows are expected to be at the Institute and participate in the daily life of the Institute. Fellows are expected to devote full attention to their fellowship work in order to complete their projects within the period of residency. The Institute requires first right of review for manuscripts produced as a result of fellowship support. An Institute fellowship may not be deferred or combined with any other major award. Fellowships are usually awarded for 10 months beginning in October. Shorter-term residencies are also available.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2012
- Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
- SUMMARY: The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.
- ELIGIBILITY: Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.
- TYPES: Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. Peace Scholar awards may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute. Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. They are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute. Peace Scholars may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute and to participate in Institute workshops, conferences, and other activities.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: For 2013-2014 will be available late 2012
- SUMMARY: The IAF funds the self-help efforts of grassroots groups in Latin America and the Caribbean to improve living conditions of the disadvantaged and the excluded, enhance their capacity for decision-making and self governance, and develop partnerships with the public sector, business and civil society. The IAF does not identify problems or suggest projects; instead it responds to initiatives presented. Projects are selected for funding on their merits rather than by sector.
- ELIGIBILITY: Proposals presented or directed by government entities; proposals from individuals; proposals presented or directed by entities outside the country in which the project is located; proposals from groups that do not contribute financial or in-kind resources to the proposed activities; proposals associated with political parties or partisan movements; purely religious or sectarian activities; pure research; welfare projects of any kind, charitable institutions or proposals solely for construction projects and/or equipment; requests for grants under US$25,000 or more than US$400,000; projects whose objectives do not encourage a shared capacity for self-help.
- TYPE: The size of an IAF grant depends on the needs of the proponent organization and the amount of counterpart resources mobilized. Currently, the IAF does not fund requests for less than $25,000 or for more than $400,000. Grants are usually disbursable over one to three years but this period may be extended if necessary
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are accepted throughout the year
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Since 1952, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Each year, NSF awards up to 2,000 fellowships to outstanding students in these fields.
3 years of financial support over a five-year period including:
- $30,000 annual stipend
- $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance
- International research and professional development opportunities
Fellowships provide awardees with the freedom to pursue research projects of their own design and may be used within a five-year period. Fellows are given access to cyberinfrastructure resources through the TeraGrid.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens, and at or near the beginning of graduate studies in an NSF-supported field:
- Computer and Information Science and Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Materials Research
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Social Sciences
- STEM Education & Learning Research
August – Online application available at: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/
November – Application deadlines – they vary by field
March/April – NSF announces the fellowship awards
CONTACT US email@example.com or 1-866-NSF-GRFP
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity, including geographic distribution and the participation of women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The agency’s broader mission is to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare, and to secure the national defense.