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**Added as of 9/24/2021

American Academy in Berlin Fellowships to Study in Berlin

Organization: American Academy in Berlin

Award amount: Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.

Deadline: 9/27/2021

Description: Each year, the American Academy in Berlin welcomes around twenty fellows, who support our mission to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, diplomats, economists, and public policy experts, among others.

For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions.

Eligibility: Academy fellows are comprised of established and emerging scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study. Berlin Prizes have been awarded to historians, economists, filmmakers, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, musicologists, public-policy experts, and writers, among others. They are appointed by an independent selection committee.

Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the United States. Limited periods spent outside the US, such as sabbatical, foreign assignment for American publications, etc., must be explained on the application. US citizenship is not required. American expatriates are not eligible.

Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields—such as journalism, filmmaking, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.

Candidates should explain how their projects will benefit from a residency in Berlin, but they need not be working on German topics.

The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics or the natural sciences. Candidates in the visual arts, music composition and poetry are chosen by nomination only.

Link to complete RFP

American Psychological Foundation Steven O. Walfish Grants for early career practitioner

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $2,250

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: The Steven O. Walfish Grants supported by the Division 42 Next Generation Fund promote and support the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology.

Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population‐based practice issues, procedure or technique‐based practice issues, diagnosis‐based practice issues or service delivery models describing a practice innovation.

Grant recipients are encouraged to use the grant to attend the APA convention to present their work. The papers of the grant recipients may qualify for publication in the Div. 42 journal, Practice Innovations.

Up to two $2,250 grants are available to graduate students (within two years or less of completing the doctoral degree) and/or early career psychologists (within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree).

Winner(s) will receive a one‐year free membership to Div. 42.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate student or an early career psychologist.
  • Submit a manuscript that has not been previously published.
  • In the case of multi-authored manuscripts, the role of each co-author should be described, and the award candidate’s role must be primary.

Link to complete RFP

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship

Organization: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation

Award amount: up to $40,000

Deadline: 9/30/2021; 4/30/2022

Description: IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward student leadership.

The selected winners of this award will have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for the particular IEEE region to which they belong. Duties as Student Ambassadors will include collecting and disseminating information to student branches or chapters in their region and serving as a liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) and student members in their region. Over a dozen scholarships of $1,000 and up are available, for one academic year (approximately 9 months).

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible. Undergraduate students must be in the final two years of an undergraduate program.

IEEE Computer Society membership for at least three (3) months prior to the application deadline is required. (Note: Students applying for the award should have a minimum one year in which to complete their degree, or be considering or enrolled to immediately start further study upon completion.)

Applicants are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 / 4.0 (or exam marks of at least 60%), and be a full-time student as defined by his or her academic institution during the course of the award. Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.

Link to complete RFP

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Grants and Fellowships

Organization: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum

Award amount: see description

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Factors to keep in mind when applying for our research fellowships:

  • Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year.
  • The review committee will assess each application with the most relevant fellowship opportunity in mind.
  • Only complete applications (pdf) will be considered; those received after the deadline will be considered for the next funding cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $2,500. Preference is given to research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. Application deadline: September 30. 

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship

  • Up to two per year. Stipend of up to $5,000 (total). Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration’s domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources. Application deadline: September 30. 

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. Application deadline: September 30. 

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. Application deadline: September 30. 

Ernest Hemingway Research Grants 

  • Grant(s) of up to $5,000. Preference is given to dissertation research.
  • Application deadline: November 1. Hemingway Research Grants are on hiatus for 2021. 

Link to complete RFP

Phillips Exeter Academy Writer in Residence (George Bennett Fellowship)

Organization:  Phillips Exeter Academy

Award amount: $15,570

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: The purpose of the George Bennett Fellowship is to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer.  The stipend for the one-year Fellow is $15,570, plus housing and meals.  This position also offers medical and dental insurance, long-term disability coverage and access to an employee assistance program.  As Writer-in-Residence the person shall live in Exeter and, in return for stipend and housing, shall (besides carrying out his or her own literary projects) make his or her self and talents available in an informal and unofficial way to students interested in writing and, more specifically, to students in English classes and to members of student literary organizations.

Eligibility:

  • The fellow is not considered a member of the faculty. The Academy house provided will not contain students. The nature and extent of the writer’s involvement with Academy purposes and with Academy students are to be determined more by the writer’s own interest and good will than by Academy demand.
  • During the tenure of the Fellowship the writer shall not have any other full- or part-time job, and cannot be actively enrolled in a degree program in any college or graduate school.
  • See the complete RFP for a detailed qualification.

Link to complete RFP

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Oman Research Fellowship

Organization: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Award amount: $51,000

Deadline: 9/30/2021

Description: In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and either a Ph.D. candidate or university academics.

Link to complete RFP

AAAS Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award amount: $10,000-$30,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology focuses on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. This international prize is intended to encourage and support young investigators from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, protein engineering, nanotechnology, genomics, parasitology and tropical medicine, neurodegenerative diseases, and gene editing, who apply their expertise to perform research that has a lasting impact on vaccine and immunotherapy. The prize will be awarded annually to one young scientist based on work done in the past 3 years.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be no older than thirty-five (35) years of age and must hold an M.D., PhD., or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of entry.
  • The entrant’s essay must describe contributions to human immunology research based in their field of study.
  • The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
  • The research must have been performed during the previous 3 years.
  • Employees of Michelson Philanthropies, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

Link to complete RFP

African American Intellectual History Society Pauli Murray Book Prize

Organization: African American Intellectual History Society

Award amount: $1,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2022 Pauli Murray Book Prize for the best book in Black intellectual history. Named after lawyer, author, and women’s rights activist-intellectual Pauli Murray, the prize will recognize the best book concerning Black intellectual history (broadly conceived) published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 by a member of AAIHS.

The winner of the 2022 Pauli Murray Book Prize will receive $1,000, a featured week-long roundtable on the book in Black Perspectives, and a featured interview published in Black Perspectives. The prize is open to scholars at all stages of their academic careers. Five finalists will be announced and their books will be featured on Black Perspectives in early March 2022.

Eligibility: See the complete funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

Link to complete RFP

Association for Women in Mathematics Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize

Organization: Association for Women in Mathematics

Award amount: $47,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women recently promoted to Associate Professor or the equivalent in the mathematical sciences at an institution of higher learning other than Cornell University. There is no restriction either on the nationality of the applicant or on the country in which she holds a position.  The primary selection criteria for the Michler Prize are the excellence of the candidate’s research and the potential benefit to the applicant of a semester in the Mathematics Department at Cornell.  The applicant is expected to spend a full semester at Cornell.

Link to complete RFP

Camargo Foundation Fellowships for Scholars and Artists in Cassis, France

Organization: Camargo Foundation

Award amount: Residency. A stipend of EUR 250 per week is provided, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked in advance is covered. 

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected.

The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By encouraging groundbreaking research and experimentation, it supports the visionary work of artists, scholars and thinkers in the Arts and Humanities. By encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, it intends to foster connections between research and creation.

The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from all countries and nationalities. Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications. 

  • Scholars: applicants should be connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. To be eligible for a fellowship in the “Scholars” category, applicants are expected either to hold a PhD and a record of post-doctoral scholarship, or to be PhD candidates completing the final stages of research for, or writing of, their dissertation. 
  • Thinkers: this category includes accomplished professionals and practitioners in cultural and creative fields (such as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) who are professionally engaged in critical thought. We are interested in work attuned to the theoretical “arena”, the arts, and society. Like the scholars, they should be working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.  
  • Artists (all disciplines): applicants should be the primary creators of a new work/project and have achieved a track record of publications/performances/exhibitions, credits, awards and/or grants. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. Applicants may include those who have been commissioned for multiple projects. When applying, artists will have to choose among the following subcategories: Visual Artists / Choreographers and Performance Artists / Writers and Playwrights / Film, Video and Digital Artists / Composers and Sound Artists / Multidisciplinary Artists.

Eligibility: 

  • For teams: teams of up to three individuals are welcome to apply, including but not limited to interdisciplinary collaborative projects. One stipend and one travel grant are awarded to each member of the team, and one multi-bedroom apartment is assigned to the entire team. Collaborative teams must provide application materials for all members of the team, including CVs and work samples. A maximum of 2 collaborative projects per application cycle can be selected. 
  • When equally ranked, first-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo Fellows. Former Fellows may not apply until three years after their previous fellowship. 

Link to complete RFP

Getty Foundation Getty Scholar Grants

Organization: Getty Foundation

Award amount: $21,500-$65,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

2022/2023 Themes

  • Art and Migration
    • The theme of migration has remained an inherent subject of art ever since some modern humans began to move across the planet, bringing their objects and technologies with them. Whether in Mesoamerica, the ancient Mediterranean, or medieval Africa, war, invasion, colonialism, enslavement, resettlement, and trade have fundamentally altered cultural production, reception, and rituals. In light of the many recent migration crises throughout the world, artists and scholars have responded to the critical movement of people and artifacts in myriad ways.
    • This year’s theme encompasses questions of memory, destruction of cultural heritage, provenance and repatriation, and the complex lives of movable objects, traditions, and practices. How does art that concerns migration contribute to or detract from ideas about belonging and community; assimilation and isolation; tradition, innovation, and legal or cultural boundaries? How are patterns or processes of movement made visible or invisible through the artworks, objects, and communities that are created, adapted, abandoned, or destroyed? Furthermore, what happens when mobility is brought to a halt?
    • Applicants may also consider representation, identity, and hybridity, as well as recent genetic research and long-term patterns of mobility, immobility, and migration.
  •  African American Art History (Research Institute)
    • Getty Research Institute invites applications from scholars of African American art and cultural history who would like to participate in the upcoming 2022/2023 scholar year. Two opportunities for nine-month residencies have been created under the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI), an ambitious program that aims to address an incomplete version of American art history by increasing the Research Institute’s African American—related collections, research, exhibitions, projects, publications, events, and partnerships with local and national institutions. The fellowships will provide financial support and housing to scholars undertaking research projects that speak to the goals of the initiative. As part of the larger scholar year cohort, AAAHI fellows will have opportunities to present their research and receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of peers.
    • Our special collections include archival and primary source material related to African American art history—particularly post-World War II, modern, and contemporary—and we are acquiring and processing major collections or collaborating on acquisitions from a range of artists and institutions. We welcome expressions of interest from scholars working at predoctoral, postdoctoral, mid-career, and senior levels who focus on African American art and cultural history in all time periods and media and in a broad range of theoretical and methodological traditions. Applicants should indicate how their project would benefit from our resources, which might include special collections, the Getty Library, or the scholar year cohort, and from alignment with AAAHI’s aims and goals.

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Applicants who received their degree after September 1, 2017, should apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Scholar Grants. Recent recipients who have received a Getty Scholar award within the past three years may be removed from consideration.

Link to complete RFP

Getty Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: Getty Foundation

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual research theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

2022/2023 Themes

  • Art and Migration
    • The theme of migration has remained an inherent subject of art ever since some modern humans began to move across the planet, bringing their objects and technologies with them. Whether in Mesoamerica, the ancient Mediterranean, or medieval Africa, war, invasion, colonialism, enslavement, resettlement, and trade have fundamentally altered cultural production, reception, and rituals. In light of the many recent migration crises throughout the world, artists and scholars have responded to the critical movement of people and artifacts in myriad ways.
    • This year’s theme encompasses questions of memory, destruction of cultural heritage, provenance and repatriation, and the complex lives of movable objects, traditions, and practices. How does art that concerns migration contribute to or detract from ideas about belonging and community; assimilation and isolation; tradition, innovation, and legal or cultural boundaries? How are patterns or processes of movement made visible or invisible through the artworks, objects, and communities that are created, adapted, abandoned, or destroyed? Furthermore, what happens when mobility is brought to a halt?
    • Applicants may also consider representation, identity, and hybridity, as well as recent genetic research and long-term patterns of mobility, immobility, and migration.
  •  African American Art History (Research Institute)
    • Getty Research Institute invites applications from scholars of African American art and cultural history who would like to participate in the upcoming 2022/2023 scholar year. Two opportunities for nine-month residencies have been created under the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI), an ambitious program that aims to address an incomplete version of American art history by increasing the Research Institute’s African American—related collections, research, exhibitions, projects, publications, events, and partnerships with local and national institutions. The fellowships will provide financial support and housing to scholars undertaking research projects that speak to the goals of the initiative. As part of the larger scholar year cohort, AAAHI fellows will have opportunities to present their research and receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of peers.
    • Our special collections include archival and primary source material related to African American art history—particularly post-World War II, modern, and contemporary—and we are acquiring and processing major collections or collaborating on acquisitions from a range of artists and institutions. We welcome expressions of interest from scholars working at predoctoral, postdoctoral, mid-career, and senior levels who focus on African American art and cultural history in all time periods and media and in a broad range of theoretical and methodological traditions. Applicants should indicate how their project would benefit from our resources, which might include special collections, the Getty Library, or the scholar year cohort, and from alignment with AAAHI’s aims and goals.

Eligibility: Applications for Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships are welcome from scholars of all nationalities. 

Current Getty staff and members of their immediate family are not eligible for Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships.

Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Successful Predoctoral Fellowship applicants who are awarded their degree after the application deadline but before the fellowship begins, or who receive their doctorate while in residence, automatically become Postdoctoral Fellows. To be eligible to apply for the 2021-2022 scholar year, Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants should not have received their degree earlier than 2016. 

Link to complete RFP

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies -- Weatherhead Center for International Affairs -- Academy Scholars Program

Organization: Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Award amount: $70,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for a two-year, in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship at The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Eligibility: The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law.

Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars. If you have completed a PhD program, the PhD completion date must be within three years of the October 1 application deadline. For applicants applying for the October 1, 2021 deadline, you must have completed your PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2018.

The Selection Committee considers all applicants in one applicant pool.

Link to complete RFP

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program

Organization: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program

Award amount: $3,500/month, partial health insurance, travel expenses and $1,000 for professional development

Deadline: 10/1/2021. Next cycle deadline is 1/7/2022

Description: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. 

Issue Areas Covered by the Scoville Fellowship

  • Scoville Fellows create a project, in partnership with their host organizations, related to one of four broad areas:
    • Nuclear Nonproliferation and WMD. This category includes but is not limited to: Nuclear nonproliferation and security; prevention of the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; defense spending and procurement; U.S. interactions with current, de facto, or potential nuclear powers; protection of nuclear and radiological materials.
    • Climate and Security nexus. This category includes but is not limited to: environmental concerns with security implications; disaster response with military personnel; international tensions arising from changing arctic region; regional and ethnic tensions exacerbated by resource competition.
    • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution. This category includes but is not limited to: current and potential incursions within or between neighboring countries; conventional weapons and arms trade; cross-border refugee movements; ethnic tensions with security implications; atrocity prevention; building international and regional institutions to resolve conflicts; development and implementation of novel conflict resolutions strategies; counterterrorism and terrorism reduction strategies; supporting international agreements that can lead to peace, prosperity, and sustainability.
    • Emerging Technology Threats. This category includes but is not limited to: questions related to the development, deployment, and use of drones, artificial intelligence, cyber warfare, satellites and space in a security context.
    • Global Health Security. This category includes biosecurity and pandemics. 

Applicants whose area of interest falls outside of the above list are unlikely to be selected as a Scoville Fellow.

Fellows receive a salary of $3,000 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Eligibility: See the complete opportunity for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

Organization: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

Award amount: Full tuition and fees plus a stipend

Deadline: 10/1/2021 for early consideration. 11/13/2021 program deadline.

Description: The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Miniorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational publications for graduate and undergraduate students. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. GEM’s program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

GEM provides three Fellowship Programs:

  • MS Science and Engineering – The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. 
  • Ph.D. Science and Engineering – The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor’s degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Eligibility: Applicant must be an engineering, physical science or natural science major and be from one of the following underrepresented minority groups: Native American, African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic American.

Eligible Disciplines: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace, Agricultural Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Automotive, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Genetics, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Inorganic Chemistry, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Research and Development, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering

Link to complete RFP

National Endowment for Democracy Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

Organization: National Endowment for Democracy

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, the program provides a rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates.

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of methodologies and approaches.

Eligibility: All applicants should:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • Propose a project focusing on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development
  • Be available to work in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. during the 5 month fellowship period (October 1-February 28 or March 1-July 31). No other fellowships or jobs may be held at this time.

Applicants on the practitioner track should:

  • Have substantial practical experience working to promote democracy or human rights in their country of origin or interest
  • Be mid-career professionals

Applicants on the scholarly track should:

  • Possess a doctorate (a Ph.D., or academic equivalent) at the time of application
  • Have a proven record of publications in their field
  • Have developed a detailed research outline for their fellowship project

Link to complete RFP

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships

Organization: Stanford Humanities Center

Award amount:  Up to $70,000 and a housing and moving allowance of up to $40,000

Deadline: 10/1/2021

Description: External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 350.

Eligibility:

  • We sponsor research in the traditional and emergent disciplines of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. (Creative arts projects are not eligible.) The projects of our fellows have drawn on every imaginable approach, from conventional methods to those critical of the disciplines themselves. In partnership with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, we welcome applications in the digital humanities. Especially appropriate are projects that are likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars.
  • All applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD by the start of the fellowship year. Senior fellowships are for established scholars who are more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD.
  • External faculty fellowships are offered once only. Former external faculty fellows are not eligible to reapply.

Link to complete RFP

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities Fellowships

Organization: Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Award amount: $63,000

Deadline: 10/4/2021

Description: The Society seeks to enhance the role of the humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences. The program is designed to strengthen the intellectual and academic qualifications of the Fellows: first, by affording them time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context; second, by involving them in interdisciplinary programs of general education and in departmental courses, often of their own design; and third, by associating them individually and collectively with some of the finest teaching scholars in the University.

The Society of Fellows is committed to assembling a diverse and inclusive academic community. Toward this end, we especially encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and those whose interests contribute to realizing this goal.

The Society comprises the Fellows, the faculty members of the Governing Board, and other invited faculty. The Society holds weekly meetings to advance the intellectual and educational purposes common to the membership.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (see list of Humanities Departments below). This one-year fellowship is renewable for a second and a third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/. The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second and third years, Fellows teach one course per year, leaving one semester free of teaching responsibilities. The courses taught in the second and third years of the fellowship may be departmental courses or Core courses as described above; however, at least two of the four courses taught over the three Fellowship years must be in the Core.

Eligibility: 

  • PhD (or disciplinary equivalent) in a relevant field in the humanities or social sciences received no earlier than 3 years prior to and completed by the fellowship start date. For the current application cycle, the PhD must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and July 31, 2021.
  • Please note that, in response to the COVID shutdown, we have extended the period of eligibility by a year (from 3.5 to 4.5 years past the award of the PhD)

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American Association of Anatomists Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Organization: American Association of Anatomists

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: 10/5/2021

Description: The Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended to provide salary support to an AAA member who is a postdoctoral trainee working in any aspect of biology relevant to the anatomical sciences. AAA will provide $20,000, plus travel support and registration fee (at early registration rate) to the next appropriate AAA Annual Meeting. The postdoc’s laboratory must supplement this stipend with funds that equal or exceed the NIH standard salary support for postdoctoral fellows. In addition, the laboratory must provide funds for health insurance for the postdoctoral fellow.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be a current member and are expected to remain a member for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Candidates should be working on a research project encompassing any aspect of biology that is relevant to the anatomical sciences. Approaches can include (but are not limited to): cellular, molecular, genetic, or histological techniques, and/or emphasize development, evolution, morphology or human health.
  • Candidates should have all requirements of doctoral degree completed at the time of submission of fellowship application.
  • Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply

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National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

Organization: National Academy of Education

Award amount: $27,500

Deadline: 10/7/2021

Description: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year 35 fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility:

  • Basic selection criteria are as follows:
    • Importance of the research question to education
    • Quality of the research approach and feasibility of the work plan
    • Applicant’s future potential as a researcher and interest in educational research
  • Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
  • Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2022 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd/Spencer funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods; however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
  • Fellows may not accept employment other than as described in the application, nor may they accept other awards without prior approval (including awards from NAEd or Spencer) that would provide duplicate benefits.
  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.

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National Humanities Center Fellowships

Organization: National Humanities Center Fellowships

Award amount: Undisclosed. See description.

Deadline: 10/7/2021

Description: Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world.

During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center.

The stunning Archie K. Davis building offers private studies, light-filled common areas, and verdant grounds.

The Center also provides scholars with exceptional library services, breakfasts, and lunches in the dining area, and administrative support in organizing seminars and study groups.

The stipend amounts for Fellows are individually determined, according to the needs of the scholars and the Center’s ability to meet them.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.

In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

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Society of Toxicology Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods

Organization: Society of Toxicology

Award amount: $3,750

Deadline: 10/9/2021

Description: The purpose of the Colgate-Palmolive Awards for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is to enhance graduate student research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to reduce, replace or refine use of animals in toxicological research.

The training may include, but is not limited to, use of in vitro and ex vivo procedures, nonmammalian animal models, computer modeling, and structure-activity relationships. Graduate students may propose to develop expertise in relevant methodologies 1) at a laboratory away from their home institution, 2) at a laboratory at their home institution that would not be available to them otherwise, or 3) at approved workshops, symposia or continuing education programs where hands-on training will be received.

The training should help toxicology graduate students enhance their thesis or dissertation research. The overall goal is to support the replacement, reduction, or refinement of currently used animal models in toxicology research and testing. The proposal will include a budget of up to $3,750 to defray travel, per diem, training expenses, and research costs.

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in PhD or MS study in the discipline of toxicology
  • Student member or pending student member of the Society at application deadline
  • Proposed training must involve in vitro alternative techniques to replace the use of animals in toxicological research
  • Application must clearly explain how this training relates to the goal of the award program
  • Willingness of host to assist with the training or acceptance to the program

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American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Organization: American Antiquarian Society

Award amount: $35,000

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. Established as the Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship in 1998, the fellowship has been renamed in honor of John B. Hench, who retired in August 2007 as vice president for collections and programs after thirty-three years on the staff of the American Antiquarian Society. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, generous sponsor of this fellowship, has made a challenge grant to the Society, which is currently raising money to endow this fellowship.

The purpose of the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope–that is, American history and culture through 1876–is eligible.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.

Eligibility: Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate.

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American Australian Association USA to Australia Fellowships for Graduate and Postdoctoral Study

Organization: American Australian Association

Award amount: $40,000

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The Association awards Fellowships each year at the graduate (Masters, PhD or post-doctoral) level of up to AU$40,000 for US scholars undertaking advanced research or study in Australia. Fellowships are available for Americans who will benefit from doing research or study in the fields of life sciences, medicine, engineering or mining. There is particular interest in the fields of oceanography/marine sciences & stem cell research. The AAA Australia also awards fellowships to Australians for advanced study in the US.

Areas of interest:

  • Biophotonics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Sustainability
  • Medicine

Eligibility: Open to those undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Graduate level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) at an accredited educational institution in Australia, for a minimum of one year. 

In addition, the AAA offers a number of Indigenous Graduate scholarships to support Native American and Indigenous Australians undertake study in any disciplinary field in Australia and the United States respectively.

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Clay Mathematics Institute Research Fellowships

Organization: Clay Mathematics Institute

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: Clay Research Fellows are selected for their research achievements and their potential to become leaders in research mathematics. All are recent Ph.D.’s, and most are selected as they complete their thesis work. Each Fellowship will normally last until the holder is five years beyond the award of their doctoral degree. Fellows are employed by the Clay Mathematics Institute, which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world, subject to local immigration and employment constraints. The fellowships provide generous salary and research expenses.

Eligibility: The primary selection criteria for the Fellowship are the exceptional quality of the candidate’s research and the candidate’s promise to become a mathematical leader.  Selection decisions are made by the Scientific Advisory Board based on the nominating materials described below.

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Marketing Science Institute Alden G. Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition

Organization: Marketing Science Institute

Award amount: $5,000

Deadline: pre-proposals due 10/15/2021

Description: The annual Alden G. Clayton dissertation proposal competition recognizes marketing doctoral students who are working on research questions with important marketing, societal, and policy implications. Each year, MSI grants up to five awards and five honorable mentions, encouraging top-notch Ph.D. students to apply rigorous research methods to questions that have real business relevance.

Eligibility: 

  • Students should be candidates for the doctorate in marketing and related fields (e.g. psychology, economics, management, strategy, etc.). 
  • The dissertation work must be less than 50% completed at the time of submission. The thesis advisor/chair must submit a letter approving the submission and certifying that the dissertation was no more than 50% completed at the time of submission.  
  • Participation in other grant or award programs does not preclude consideration for this award.

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**United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

Organization: United States Institute of Peace

Award amount: $20,000

Deadline: Registration due 10/15/2021. Application due 10/26/2021. 

Description: USIP’s Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 332 young scholars, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making.

Applicants whose research has broader implications to the peacebuilding field and relevance to policy and/or practice are encouraged to apply. Dissertation scholarships last for 10 months, beginning in September each year. Scholarships are open to citizens of any country enrolled in accredited U.S. universities. The Peace Scholars Fellowship includes distinct funding from USIP and the Minerva Initiative.

We are looking for proposals that contribute to the general knowledge of the field by either testing or developing theories. Applicants should present a persuasive argument on how their research makes a basic or fundamental research contribution to the field and an explanation of how their basic research contributions address key concerns of conflict management and peacebuilding that may include (but are not limited to) security and stability.

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. 

Please note that the Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship program does not support pre-dissertation level graduate work. Doctoral students in non-U.S. based universities are not eligible. The fellowships cannot support research focused on U.S. domestic issues, however, research on U.S. Government foreign policy is eligible for support. Peace Scholar awards may not be made for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

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W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships and Awards

Organization: Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, W.F.

Award amount: Varies 

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The Albright annually provides up to $200,000 in fellowships and awards to 20 recipients, from doctoral students to senior scholars. In addition, 50 Associate Fellows receive funding from other sources. The Albright is also committed to engaging the next generation and offers internships to undergraduates and recent graduates.

Fellowships are one to four months and come with a stipend and room/board at the Albright. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Ottoman period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, religion, and related disciplines.

The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required, and no exceptions can be made. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution -- Marine Biological Laboratory Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Organization: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution — Marine Biological Laboratory

Award amount: $63,300

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. The competitive awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual’s research promise.

Recipients of the 2022-2023 awards will receive an annual stipend of $63,300 for an 18-month appointment, plus relocation and health and welfare allowances. Limited support is also available for travel expenses, equipment, supplies, and special services.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for one of these awards, applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 2-3 years. As a condition of the award, successful applicants must be able to present their diploma, a certified copy of their diploma, or a certified letter from the appropriate college or university official stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree including the completion of their final thesis, before they begin their scholar appointment. However, applicants do not need to have already received their degree prior to applying. It is also expected that candidates will have a command of the English language. MIT/WHOI Joint Program Students, and those holding any type of WHOI appointment at the post-Ph.D. level during the 12 months prior to December 31st of the Scholar application year are not eligible for the Scholar competition.

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Williams College John William Miller Research Fellowships

Organization: Williams College’s John William Miller Fellowship Fund

Award amount: $45,000

Deadline: 10/15/2021

Description: The Fund supports book-length projects that examine Miller’s thought or engage with his actualism in ways that are philosophically creative. Applications are welcome from Ph.D.s as well as Ph.D. students with dissertation projects addressing Miller and which show high promise for subsequent publication in book form.

Eligibility: See the funding opportunity for eligibility criteria. 

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Wolf Foundation Prizes in Science and Art

Organization: Wolf Foundation

Award amount: $100,000

Deadline: 10/20/2021

Description: WOLF PRIZE in the SCIENCES and ARTS are awarded since 1978 to outstanding artists and scientists for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among peoples, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political views.

The scientific categories of the prize include Medicine, Agriculture, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The Prize’s art categories include Painting and Sculpting, Music and Architecture. The prize laureates are selected by international Jury Committees which  comprise world-renowned professionals from all over the world.

The prize in each area consists of a diploma and 100,000 US$. In the event of co-recipients sharing one prize, the honorarium is equally divided among them.

To date, 346 scientists and artists from all over the world have been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize.

The 2022 Wolf Prize will be awarded in the fields of : Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Mathematics, and Architecture.

Eligibility: 

  • The Wolf Prize is awarded to individuals, not to institutions
  • A person cannot be nominated by him/herself
  • All existing nominations are valid for three years

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American Council of Learned Societies Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Organization: American Council of Learned Societies

Award amount: $42,000

Deadline: 10/27/2021

Description: The American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

The council will award eight fellowships of $38,000, with an additional $4,000 as a travel and research allowance to graduate students at any stage of their PhD dissertation research or writing who are researching topics on the history of the visual arts of the United States. ACLS believes that humanistic scholarship benefits from inclusivity of voices, narratives, and subjects that have historically been underrepresented or under-studied in academe and believes that institutional diversity enhances the scholarly enterprise. Applications from PhD candidates from all types of institutions in the United States are encouraged.

The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution or at another appropriate site for the research. Projects should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a PhD candidate at a U.S.-based university in art history or a related field, such as Native American and Indigenous Studies or African American Studies; and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, Indigenous person residing in the United States through rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, DACA recipient, asylee, refugee, or individual granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Council of Learned Societies website.

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Organization: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Award amount: up to $90,000 in financial support over two years

Deadline: 10/28/2021

Description: Every year, the program supports thirty New Americans — immigrants and children of immigrants—who are pursuing graduate school in the United States and have the talent and drive to make a significant contribution to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field.

Over its history, the program has supported New Americans with heritage in eighty-nine countries, with India, China, and Mexico the most represented. In addition to the children of immigrants, Green Card holders, and naturalized citizens, the program supports individuals who have received refugee or asylum status, as well as immigrants who have graduated from both high school and college in the US, regardless of status (this includes DACA).

Selection criteria is focused on accomplishments that show creativity, originality, and initiative in light of the challenges and opportunities that have been part of the applicant’s immigration experience. Eligible applicants must be 30 or younger and planning on being enrolled in a full-time graduate program in the 2022-23 academic year. Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows from the 1998 class, the very first class, today are in mid-career and have pursued careers in medicine, science, law, policy, technology, business, journalism, government, nonprofits, the arts, an academia, or have built their career across several sectors.

Eligibility: The application is open to college seniors, students in the early stages of their graduate career, and those in the workforce who are seeking graduate training. The program is open to all types of professional and graduate degrees, including JD, MBA, MPP, MPA, PhD, MM, MArch, MD, and MS. Applicants can apply for a fellowship at the same time that they apply for graduate school or in the first two years of the program for which they are seeking funding.

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

Award amount: Appointments for 5 years. Stipend of $72,600 in 2022 with an annual cost-of-living increase + Research budget of $16,000 for each year

Deadline: Opens in 9/1/2021 – Deadline 10/29/2021

Description: The mission of the Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to support innovative astrophysics research by offering to the next generation of developing independent researchers full access to the unique facilities, research staff and resources of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA). Past Clay Fellows have gone on to faculty and research positions at major universities and research centers. Several have received astrophysics’ most coveted awards: Packard Fellowships, the Heinemann Award, a NAS-Kavli Fellowship, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences. It is anticipated that successful applicants will follow in their footsteps.

Successful candidates will be outstanding researchers with demonstrated promise to contribute significantly to the future of the field. The CfA will award at least one Clay Fellowship and may award additional Fellowships depending on the strengths of the applicant pool.

Eligibility:

Applicants are expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their capability for original research through first-author refereed publications in major astronomy journals.

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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical Sciences

Organization: Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Award amount: Up to $250,000

Deadline: 10/29/2021

Description: The Hertz Fellowship is not a prize for past achievement—it’s an investment in the future.

The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges.

Eligibility: The Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

We do not award fellowships based on an applicant’s particular field of study; however, we do require that applicants direct their work toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. For each applicant, that could mean something different—inventing a new technology, developing a business, or applying their interests in innovative ways.

It’s up to the applicant to advocate for their specific field of study and demonstrate how it will be applied to address real-world challenges with the greatest impact.

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American Medical Women’s Association Education Scholarships

Organization: American Medical Women’s Association

Award amount: $500

Deadline: Biannual. Next deadline 10/31/2021.

Description: We at national AMWA know that the cost of a medical education can be daunting, so we’d like to help. Supporting your medical education is important to us, and with this in mind, AMWA awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered.

Eligibility: Medical Education Scholarship Requirements:

  • AMWA Medical Student Membership
  • Completed essay responses
  • Financial information
  • One letter of recommendation

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Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowships

Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Award amount: $105,000

Deadline: 10/31/2021

Description: Established in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is the hallmark fellowship program of the Council on Foreign Relations. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. Over the years, the IAF program has produced approximately six hundred alumni that span the who’s who of the U.S. foreign policy community, including a former secretary and several undersecretaries of state, U.S. ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector.

Eligibility: The IAF Program is open only to early to mid-career professionals with a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Selected fellows possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. A PhD is not required for university-based applicants, though successful candidates from academia typically hold an advanced degree. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made before the fellowship period. For candidates from academia and the private sector looking to go into government, preference is given to candidates with no significant work experience in the U.S. government or at an international organization. Candidates must be U.S. citizens to be considered for the fellowship.

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American Association of University Women American Fellowships

Organization: American Association of University Women

Award amount: $6,000–$30,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: The American Fellowship program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. It is AAUW’s largest fellowship program and the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

There are three types of American Fellowship opportunities:

  • DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS
  • POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH LEAVE FELLOWSHIPS
  • SHORT-TERM RESEARCH PUBLICATION GRANTS

Eligibility: See each opportunity for eligibility criteria.

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American Psychological Foundation Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants for Graduate Students

Organization: American Psychological Foundation

Award amount: $8,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining, and maintaining families. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Program Goals:

  • Encourage talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research.
  • Advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic and family structure diversity
  • Advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms including sources of support and resilience for family members
  • Advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT

Eligibility: 

  • Advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues. 
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. 

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American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants for Americans

Organization: American-Scandinavian Foundation

Award amount: Up to $23,000

Deadline: 11/1/2021

Description: ASF’s award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation’s most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. During the past 100 years, over 4,000 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans and Scandinavians engaged in study, research, or creative arts projects. In 2019, 63 students, professionals, and artists were provided over $725,350 in total funding.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.

Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.

Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.

The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.
  • Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.
  • First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Applicants are eligible to receive only two awards within a ten year period. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.
  • Please note that ASF does not ordinarily support art residency programs. To be considered for funding, you must explain why this residency is crucial to your work.
  • Language Proficiency
    • ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country, even if it is not essential for the execution of the research plan. For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.
    • If interviews are part of the project, the applicant is expected to be able to conduct the interviews in the appropriate local language/s. If language proficiency is required for your project then one of your three letters of recommendation must address the level of Nordic language proficiency, as necessary for the project, and must be written by a qualified instructor or professional in that Nordic language.
  • Projects should not begin before April 15th.
  • See complete RFP for additional award guidelines

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American Concrete Institute Fellowships & Scholarships

Organization: American Concrete Institute

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: 11/2/2021

Description: The ACI Foundation promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarships, and ideas.

The Fellowships & Scholarships program serves the industry by establishing and distributing fellowships and scholarships to high potential students in concrete-related graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

Based on essays, submitted data, and endorsements, the Scholarship Council of the ACI Foundation will select student recipients who appear to have the strongest combination of interest and potential for professional success in the concrete industry.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an award, you must be a full-time student for the entire award/school term (fall semester 2022 through spring semester 2023).

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**Playwrights Center Jerome Fellowships

Organization: Playwrights Center

Award amount: $23,000

Deadline: 11/4/2021

Description: Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship is intended to support early career playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with Playwrights’ Center, in community with other fellows. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support.

Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with Playwrights’ Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors—and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Fellows commit to spending the 12-month fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center’s programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Jerome Fellowships. A previous Jerome Fellowship recipient applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive any other Playwrights’ Center fellowships during the year.

Eligibility: Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the United States during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don’t need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.)

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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women in STEM from Emerging Economies

Organization: Schlumberger Foundation

Award amount: Up to $55,000

Deadline: 11/5/2021

Description: The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

The Schlumberger Foundation is committed to gender parity in science and recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. By facilitating STEM research for women scientists in emerging economies, scientific and technological advances will be enhanced in the local communities and regions from where selected candidates are awarded for this program.

Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities and research institutes outside of their home country.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.

Eligibility: Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record, demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach activities and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions as well as through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship.

They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

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American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research (Social & Natural Sciences Doctoral Students)

Organization: American Philosophical Society

Award amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Eligibility: Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have previously received a Lewis and Clark Fund grant may reapply after an interval of two years. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been granted an award from the Fund.

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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Carter Meany Award

OrganizationThe Graham Foundation

Award amount: The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000. The Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

Opens: 9/15/2021

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: Established in 1996 by the Graham Foundation, the Carter Manny Award supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, the Carter Manny Award recognizes emerging scholars whose work promises to challenge and reshape contemporary discourse and impact the field at large. Eligible dissertation projects must focus on architecture, though scholarly investigations may be grounded in a range of academic disciplines and fields of inquiry that align with the mission of the Graham Foundation. These include: architectural history and theory; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. (See the Overview of our grant programs). The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

Each year the Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: one Research Award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and one Writing Award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The Research Award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the Writing Award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

The Carter Manny Award applications are reviewed by a diverse panel of recognized scholars in the fields of inquiry represented by the award.

Eligibility: PhD students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

  • Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award.
  • A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the Research Award and one for the Writing Award.
  • At the time of application, students must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments.
  • A student may reapply for the Carter Manny Award if a previous application was not successful. Due to limited funds, a student who received a Research Award or a Writing Award is not eligible to apply for another Carter Manny Award in subsequent years.
  • The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the United States and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

Work being undertaken in pursuit of an academic degree is not otherwise eligible for Graham Foundation support.

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Institute for Citizens and Scholars Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Organization: Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation)

Award amount: $30,000

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

New This Year:

  • Candidates will ideally expect to complete and defend their dissertation before August of the fellowship year. Recognizing, however, that various factors may affect a Fellow’s defense/graduation timeline, the Newcombe Fellowship allows leeway of up to one academic year after the academic year for which the fellowship is granted. For instance, a Newcombe Fellow who receives the fellowship in the spring of 2022 will hold the fellowship in the academic year 2022-23 and will ideally have completed and defended the dissertation by August of 2023. If the Fellow’s circumstances make this timeline impractical, they will complete and defend the dissertation by the end of the academic year 2023-2024. Funds are awarded for the Fellowship year only and should be expended in that year; there will be no additional Newcombe funding that would support additional time. 
  • Understanding that dissertation completion timelines may change or extend for various reasons, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and the Institute for Citizens & Scholars have revised their previous re-application policy. Prior applicants who did not receive the award when they first applied may now reapply if their revised timeline meets Newcombe Fellowship guidelines for completion and defense. Applicants who have already received funding from another national award for dissertation writing may not apply. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for the 2022 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:

  • be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at accredited graduate schools in the United States. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. and other professional degrees are not eligible.
  • have completed all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2021, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
  • be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
  • must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023.
  • have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the AAUW, Ford, NAEd/Spencer, Mellon/ACLS, or Mellon-CES fellowship are not eligible.
  • be in a humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
  • Prior applicants who did not receive the award when they first applied may now reapply if their revised timeline meets Newcombe Fellowship guidelines for completion and defense.

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Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Graduate Fellowship for Aerospace-related Sciences and Engineering

Organization: Zonta International Foundation

Award amount: $10,000

Deadline: 11/15/2021

Description: Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 women representing 73 countries.

Eligibility: Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record conducting research applied to aerospace engineering or space sciences are eligible. It is imperative that students be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program and have completed at least one year of that program or have received a master’s degree in an aerospace-applied field at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must not graduate from their Ph.D. or doctoral program before April 2023. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Classified members (club members and individuals with direct membership with Zonta International) and employees of Zonta International and the Zonta Foundation for Women, and their family members (ancestors, descendants, adoptees, siblings, nieces or cousins, and those of their spouse or cohabiting partner), are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Note that previous Amelia Earhart Fellows are not eligible to apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year. 

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U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation Start-Up Research Grants

Organization: U.S. – Israel Binational Science Foundation

Award amount: $75,000

Deadline: 11/17/2021

Description: The Start-Up Grant Program is meant to help newly appointed researchers who are beginning their independent research careers and may not yet have initial results to substantiate their application. Grants are for two years, in order to enable the grantees to submit a standard application to the next competition in their area of research. It is implemented within the framework of the regular BSF Research Grants program, i.e., it must exhibit scientific excellence, have a strong element of cooperation between Israeli and American scientists, and fall within the areas of research supported in that year by the BSF. In addition, at least one of the principal investigators should have attained his/her Ph.D., M.D. degree or equivalent, no more than ten years prior to submitting his/her proposal. To allay any doubts, we use the terms ‘Senior PI’ and ‘Junior PI’, referring to the established scientist and the one in the first stages of his/her independent career.

Start-Up proposals are submitted in the same manner as applications for the BSF Research Grant Program, and undergo the standard BSF evaluation process.

Start-Up Grant applications compete for funding together with the standard BSF Research Grant applications. The BSF has no special funds set aside for these grants. Nevertheless, Start-Up applications traditionally have a higher rate of success as compared with standard applications.

Finally, if you are qualified to submit a start-up application, it does not mean that you are required to. You are certainly permitted to submit an application for a regular four year grant, and many young scientists choose to do so.

Eligibility:

 

  • At the time the application is submitted, the junior PI may be no more than 10 years since the completion of his Ph.D/M.D studies (earliest of the two).
  • A typical start-up application is by a junior PI together with a senior one. The senior PI on a start-up application cannot be funded.
  • Only up to two junior PIs may apply together for a start-up grant, one Israeli and one American, and they can apply with or without an unfunded senior scientist.
  • A junior PI on a start-up grant may not simultaneously submit another grant application to the BSF, or currently hold another grant from the BSF, other than NSF-BSF grants. A senior PI on a start-up application may submit a second application in the same round.
  • A start-up application can be awarded only once.

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Gerda Henkel Foundation Special Programme: Security, Society , and the State

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: see the complete RFP for more information

Deadline: 11/29/2021

Description: As security-related issues, the fading role of the state and the gradual elimination of borders are central themes in both political and scholarly debates today. “Failing states” as a safe haven for terrorists, transnational organized crime, a loss of overall legitimacy, shrinking state authority in conflict-ridden regions are the relevant keywords in this context.

There is good reason for a more fine-grained perspective, however. Current security issues are multi-faceted and dynamic, ranging from military protection to efficient public infrastructure and a viable social negotiation process. As a matter of fact, the state is not irrevocably losing ground in security-sensitive areas. In some areas of national and personal security, state authority and sound governmental practice are more important than ever.

The “Security, Society and the State” research programme reflects these contradictory trends. It targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The programme is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. Moreover, the objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy.

The research programme addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Types of funding include grants for research scholarships and research projects. PhD scholarships are only granted in connection with a research project. Research projects should be closely related to one or more of the five fields of research.

Eligibility: The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

As part of a research project, the costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars can also be financed.

By contrast, a research scholarship should be applied for by one scholar alone for a project that he conducts himself.

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American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Organization: American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies

Award amount: 

  • A stipend of $3,700/month, for a period of two to nine months.
  • Reimbursement for round trip airfare between the United States and Colombo, for an amount up to $2,000. Travel must comply with the Fly America Act.  Details will be provided to successful applicants.
  • A limited budget for research expenses, to be negotiated according to need and funding limitations. Fellows will be required to provide documentation for these expenses.

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Both scholars with little or no experience in Sri Lanka as well as specialists are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must hold US citizenship.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent academic degree or show that they will hold such a degree before taking up the fellowship. Scholars at all ranks are eligible. Members of the AISLS Board of Directors are not eligible. Please see the AISLS policy on board membership and fellowships.
  • No individual may be awarded AISLS fellowships for more than seven months over any three consecutive fellowship competitions.
  • Applicants must plan to spend at least two months in Sri Lanka and complete the fellowship (including travel back to the United States) before December 31, 2023. The time in Sri Lanka supported by the fellowship need not be continuous (e.g., it might be divided between the summers of 2022 and 2023), but only one round trip airfare will be reimbursed.

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**Harvard University Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

Organization: Harvard Medical School

Award amount: $60,000 stipend, full tuition, individual health insurance, books, travel, and related program expenses, including financial assistance for a practicum project.

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program designed to prepare physicians, particularly physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, to become leaders who improve the health of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations through transforming health care delivery systems and promoting innovation in policies, practices and programs that address health equity and the social determinants of health. Fellows complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or a Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School with prior MPH. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and health policy; site visits, shadowing, and practicum projects.

Each fellowship provides: $60,000 stipend, full tuition, individual health insurance, books, travel, and related program expenses, including financial assistance for a practicum project.

The Fellowship is designed to prepare physician-leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to promote policies and practices that improve minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations’ access to high quality care. 

Eligibility: 

  • Physicians who have completed residency in the U.S., either BE/BC. Additional experience beyond residency, such as chief residency, is preferred.
  • Experience or interest in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations as well as in advancing system change in ways that improve the health for all populations, but with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.
  • Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, and/or health policy.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

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Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program

Organization: Link Foundation

Award amount: 2-year fellowships of $32,500 / year

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for two-year fellowships for students working toward a Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility: 

  • The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution. (Please note that the applicant must be accepted in a Ph.D. program.)
  • No limitations have been placed on citizenship.
  • Fellowships are only tenable at U.S. and Canadian Universities.

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**Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - Scholars in Residence

Organization: New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Award amount: Up to $35,000

Deadline: 12/1/2021

Description: The Scholars-in-Residence Program offers both long-term and short-term fellowships designed to support and encourage top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, and culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, as well as to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among scholars and writers in residence at the Schomburg Center.

  • Long-term fellowships provide a $35,000 stipend to support postdoctoral scholars and independent researchers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six to nine months. Selected fellows can choose to begin their term either in September or in January. Fellows are provided with individual office space and a computer, research assistance, and full access to the unparalleled resources of the Schomburg Center. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows also engage in an ongoing interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, sharing their research with one another in a weekly work-in-progress seminar. While in residence, they are also exposed to the vibrant intellectual life of the Schomburg through its public exhibitions, panels, screenings, and events.
  • Short-term fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets) who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of one to three months. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $2500 per month.

Eligibility: The Scholars-in-Residence Program is intended for scholars and writers requiring extensive, on-site research with collections at the Schomburg Center, the pre-eminent repository for documentation on the history and cultures of peoples of African descent around the globe. Fellows are expected to be in full-time residency at the Center during the award period and to participate in scheduled seminars and colloquia. The Program is intended to support research in African diasporic studies undertaken from a humanistic perspective; projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge.

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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity in Physical Sciences

Organization: Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (formerly National Physical Science Consortium)

Award amount: The charge to the employer for each student supported is $27,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the fellow’s expense allowance and $7,000 is GFSD’s fee to support its operations. The charge is subject to change at the discretion of the GFSD Board of Directors.

Deadline: 12/5/2021

Description: Formerly known as the National Physical Science Consortium, Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD is open for application by all U.S. citizens regardless of race or gender. The GFSD fellowship supports full-time graduate study only. GFSD’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

Based at the University of Southern California, GFSD (formerly the National Physical Science Consortium) recruits PhD-bound, U.S. citizen applicants. GFSD’s partners select those they wish to support through an annual fellowship allowance and summer internships. Partners pay no annual fee and are not required to support a minimum number of fellows. GFSD’s 125 research university members do not require fellows to pay tuition, greatly reducing the cost to a GFSD partner compared to funding its own fellowship program, which would typically have to cover graduate tuition. The annual allowance per GFSD fellow is $20,000 and GFSD’s administrative fee is $7,000, for a total annual cost of $27,000. A federally-funded STEM fellowship like the NDSEG can cost $80,000.

Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general GFSD covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.

Eligibility: GFSD welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at a GFSD university associate. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.

Employers may nominate GFSD fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master’s or a PhD degree.

Applicants must be accepted at a participating GFSD-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the physical sciences or related engineering fields. Fellows must complete one or two summer internships, as the sponsoring employer requires. To continue in good standing, fellows must submit a transcript annually as well as any forms and information that GFSD requests. Fellows must perform satisfactorily in their summer internship and during the academic year. A fellow who switches his or her field of study to one not of interest to the sponsoring employer will likely have support terminated.

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Autism Science Foundation 2022 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards & Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards

Organization: Autism Science Foundation

Award amount: Up to $50,000

Deadline: 12/7/2021

Description: The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Autism Science Foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to: human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, behavioral intervention, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery, and dissemination of research findings.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants for Predoctoral Awards must be enrolled students in good standing in a program leading to a research doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D., or a dual degree, such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department at an accredited university or health/medical institution.
  • Applicants for Medical School Gap Year Research Training Awards should be enrolled at an accredited university medical school. Medical school applicants must apply prior to graduation from medical school, but the gap year may be taken immediately after graduation.
  • Applicants for Postdoctoral Awards must have completed their doctoral or medical degree and have been accepted as a postdoctoral fellow in good standing in a program as of the award start date (July – September 2022).
  • Applicants may apply at any point during their training. The fellow may work on a project that extends past the funding period; however, there must be specific goals and accomplishments stated as part of the fellowship. The selected awardee also must spend 80% of his/her professional time engaged exclusively in the autism research activities stipulated in the application for the duration of the award, and cannot simultaneously hold another fellowship award during the support period.
  • U.S. citizens enrolled in universities inside or outside of the United States are eligible to apply. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in universities based inside or outside of the U.S. are also eligible to apply.

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

Organization: Ford Foundation / National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 12/9/2021

Description: This competition year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Eligibility: A list of eligible fields of study supported is available here: Eligible Fields of Study List.

Eligibility to apply for a dissertation fellowship is limited to:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program;1 Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations);
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S.;
  • Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation in a period of 9-12 months during the 2022-2023 academic year;
  • Individuals who, by December 9, 2021, have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree, except for writing and defense of the dissertation; and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

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Gruber Foundation International Prize Program in Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience

Organization: Gruber Foundation

Award amount: $500,000

Deadline: 12/15/2021

Description: The International Prize Program honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.

In the spring of 2011, Yale University and The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation signed an agreement that established The Gruber Foundation, which will carry on its philanthropic mission from Yale. The Foundation’s Science Prizes and its Young Scientist Awards will remain the same; the missions of the Justice and Women’s Rights Prizes have merged and transitioned into the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights.

Eligibility: Only candidates who have been officially nominated on a fully completed nomination form will be considered for a  Gruber International Prize. All nominations materials must be submitted in English, and self-nominations are not accepted. The Chair of each Selection Advisory Board ensures that nominations are of sufficient caliber to merit consideration prior to the meeting of the Board. If a nomination passes the Chair’s review, it remains active for three years unless the nominee is selected to receive the prize or is voted off by the Board. After the third year of eligibility, further consideration of a nomination requires that it be resubmitted.

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Blakemore Foundation Blakemore Freeman Fellowships For Advanced Asian Language Study

Organization: Blakemore Foundation

Award amount: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are intended to cover basic expenses at a graduate student level necessary to pursue a year of full-time language study in Asia.

Deadline: 12/30/2021

Description: Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $18 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and working professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive Asian language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, international business, accounting, law, medicine, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must:  

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that involves the regular use of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese.
  • By the start of the grant, have (at minimum) bachelor’s degree.
  • Be at or near an advanced level in the language. By the start of the grant, applicants must have completed (at minimum) the third year of language classes at the college level, through formal classroom study at a college or university and/or in rigorous college-level language programs.
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.

Link to complete RFP

**Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards

Organization: Hastings Center

Award amount: $25,000

Deadline: 12/31/2021

Description: Nominations for the 2022 awards will be open from September 1-December 31st 2021.  We look forward to your nominations and please stay tuned for more information!      

The Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards will be presented to physicians in recognition of clinical contributions and commitment to the cause of end-of-life medical care.

Prizes in the amount of $25,000 will be awarded to one senior physician (20+ years in practice) and one in mid-career (8-19 years in practice) who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to patients near the end of life through their doctoring, their research, and/or their service to their community. Three additional awards in the amount of $15,000 will go to early-career physicians (0-7 years) who have already demonstrated exemplary efforts with patients near the end of life. (Note: the amount of time in total practice will be counted, not the amount of time in this particular field.)

Eligibility: Nominees must be licensed physicians practicing in the United States. Any individual or group — including professional associates, patients, and their families – may submit nominations. Nominations submitted in prior years may be resubmitted.

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Link Foundation Modeling, Simulation & Training Doctoral Fellowships

Organization: Link Foundation

Award amount: $30,500

Deadline: 1/15/2022

Description: The Link Trainer, invented by Mr. Link in 1929, was the first successful flight simulator and truly a pioneer engineering effort that started a whole new field of endeavor. Simulation is on the brink of further major developments in many new fields where operators use complex systems.

Today, The Link Foundation is proud of its record of supporting doctoral fellowships in these areas of endeavor pursued by Edwin A. Link and also supporting educational institutions in the communities where its founders, Edwin and Marion Link lived. Since its inception, the Link Foundation has provided more than $14 Million in grants to support worthy programs consistent with its mission.

The Link Foundation supports programs to foster the theoretical basis, practical knowledge, and application of energy, simulation, and ocean engineering and instrumentation research, and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.

The Modeling, Simulation, and Training Fellowship Program was put in place by the foundation in 1990 and the first awards made in 1991. Grants are awarded by a selection committee to qualifying doctoral students. Through 2016 the Foundation has made approximately $14.8 million worth—to qualifying doctoral students studying in the simulation and training field at U.S. and Canadian universities. The Foundation intends to continue the program as the simulation and training field continues to develop.

Eligibility: 

  • The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an established doctoral degree program. (Please note: the applicant must have already been accepted into a Ph.D. program.)
  • No limitations are placed on citizenship.
  • Fellows must be enrolled as full-time students during the fellowship year
  • Fellowships are awarded to students who devote full-time to their research projects for the entire Fellowship period ( e.g. they are not actively working elsewhere in addition to their proposed research). Those working full time may be considered if they are taking a leave of absence during the fellowship year in order to devote full time to their research.
  • Fellowships are only available to students enrolled at U.S. or Canadian Universities.

Link to complete RFP

The MacDowell Colony Artist Residencies

Organization: The MacDowell Colony 

Award amount: Free residency, travel, exclusive use of a studio, accommodation, a three meals a day for up to eight weeks

Deadline: 1/15/2022

Description: About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. There are no residency fees. Travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. Artists with professional standing in their fields, as well as emerging artists, are eligible to apply. MacDowell encourages artists from all backgrounds and all countries in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Eligibility: The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.

MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. No one with the AIDS virus, or HIV shall be denied admission as long as he/she is otherwise qualified. The Colony offers barrier-free access in all main buildings and some studios.

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**Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Rolex Scholarship for Undergraduates and Recent Graduates

Organization: Our World Underwater Scholarship Society

Award amount: Up to $25,000

Deadline: 1/15/2022

Description: Currently there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia. Each Rolex Scholarship provides a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavors for a young person considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. One scholar is selected from each of the three regions and each scholar spends approximately one year working side by side with current leaders in underwater fields. Each scholar travels primarily within their region, but may have opportunities throughout the underwater world. The range of experiences may include active participation in field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialized assignments.

Scholars pursue activities in their chosen disciplines during the one-year period between Our World Underwater Scholarship Society® annual spring meetings. Experiences may last from a few days to over a month. At the conclusion of each experience, the scholar moves on to another, so the scholarship year involves extensive travel. 

Eligibility: 

  • Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 26 at the time of the application deadline (December 1st for all regions)
  • Valid citizenship for the relevant Rolex Scholarship (North America, Europe, and Australasia)
  • Applicant has not yet earned a graduate degree by April 1st of the scholarship year and has not yet chosen a clearly defined career path
  • High academic standing
  • Fluency in English
  • Certification as a Rescue Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years
  • Evidence of adequate health insurance for duration of scholarship year
  • Submission of a completed diving medical examination form which is found in the application
  • If you are chosen as a scholar, you will be required to pass a NOAA or equivalent physical.

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Damon Runyon Fellowship Award (Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Basic and Physician Scientists)

Organization: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Award amount: up to $60,000 a year + $2,000 expenses for four years

Deadline: 3/15/2022

Description: The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow.  In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry.  The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.

Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor.  Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.

Eligibility: see the complete RFP for the complete eligibility requirements.

Link to complete RFP

American Floral Endowment Floriculture Scholarships

Organization: American Floral Endowment

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Annually on May 1. Two MS/Ph.D. opportunities due annually Feb 1.

Description: The American Floral Endowment (AFE) offers Scholarships geared toward students pursuing careers in the floriculture and horticulture industry; including production, research, business, marketing, and public gardening. Each scholarship is unique; having its own requirements and specifications.

Eligibility: Varies depending on specific scholarship opportunity.

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American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Research Foundation Grants and Awards

Organization: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

Award amount: See description

Deadline:

  • March 15
    • Career Development Award
    • Limited Project Grant
    • Medical Student Research Initiation Grant
    • Training in Research Methodology Grant
  • August 15
    • Research in Robotic Technology Grant
    • International Fellowship Grant
    • General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant

Description: The Society offers a range of grant opportunities distributing funds made available by the Research Foundation Board of Trustees to members of the Society. There are two cycles of funding opportunities, spring and fall, but only Limited Project Grants are funded twice a year. Other grant categories are funded as and when resources permit. Potential applicants are advised to contact the Research Foundation office well in advance of any proposed application date to seek clarification and advice about the forthcoming funding cycle. The Chair of the Research Committee encourages members to request points of clarification from him directly.

  • Career Development Award
    • Purpose:  To provide young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. The CDA focuses on career development and mentorship of the individual rather than solely on the research proposal. The award is intended for the academic investigator demonstrating significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus.
    • Amount:  $75,000/year for two years
  • General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant
    • Purpose: To attract General Surgery Residents or recent graduates of such programs into the field of colon and rectal surgery by providing opportunities to engage in clinical or laboratory-based research focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
    • Amount:  $20,000
  • International Fellowship Grant
    • Purpose:  To provide support to research programs that are focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus that will ultimately impact how we treat these patients. This grant will focus on providing support to clinical investigators in the United States or Canada who would like to participate in research outside the United States or Canada, including US investigator engagement in global health research projects focused in colorectal surgery. Additionally, funding will be considered to support clinical investigators from outside the United States and Canada who would like to participate in research in the United States or Canada.
    • Amount: $12,500/year
  • Limited Project Grant (LPG)
    • Purpose:  To provide investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to the field of colon and rectal surgery. It is anticipated that successful research projects, initially funded through the Research Foundation’s LPG mechanism, will ultimately secure funding from other national funding agencies.
    • Amount:  Up to $25,000/year
  • Medical Student Research Initiation Grant
    • Purpose:  To provide opportunities for Medical Students to participate in clinical or laboratory-based research focused on diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
    • Amount:  $4,000
  • Research in Robotic Surgical Technology
    • Purpose:  The purpose of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is to promote research that relates to the practice of colon, rectal and anal surgery. The Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grant provides an investigator the opportunity to pursue research interest, specifically germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery. Innovative projects are encouraged. The Research Committee is particularly interested in fostering collaborative research.  Proposals which include two or more institutions may be eligible for additional funding.
    • Amount:  dependent on industry funding
  • Training in Research Methodology Grant
    • Purpose:  This award aims to provide an opportunity for a graduating CRS resident to attend training that will enhance their career. They may attend one of the following courses: the Career Development Course, Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course from the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) or the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Services Research Methods Course.
    • Amount:  Up to $3,000

Link to complete RFP

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowships (Basic Biomedical Research in Europe or for European Citizens Working Overseas

Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Award amount: Undisclosed. The scholarship comprises a competitive monthly stipend which is initially granted for 2 years and which can be extended for up to another 12 months.

Deadline: Rolling. Feb 1, Jun 1 and Oct 1.

Description: The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships of 2 to 3.5 years to outstanding junior scientists worldwide who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD project in Europe. At the respective deadline (1 February, 1 June, 1 October) the university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate/A-levels/university entrance test that permits to pursue first university studies after finishing school) must not have been achieved more than 8 years ago.

The peer-review selection process evaluates the applicant’s achievements, as well as the scientific quality of the project and host laboratory. The process is highly competitive, with less than 10% of applicants receiving a fellowship.

On top of the monthly stipend, we offer our fellows seminars, travel allowances, individual and personal support, and a worldwide network of fellows and alumni.

Eligibility: The PhD projects must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research, and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge.

You should apply when you are about to start, or have just started, your PhD project, no preliminary results are expected. If you have begun your project more than six months prior to the deadline, you are no longer eligible to apply.

Your first university entrance qualification (secondary or high school leaving certificate, A-levels, or entrance/access test for first university studies after finishing school) must not have been completed more than 8 years, i.e. 96 months ago.

Natural scientists should have been awarded their last university degree before embarking on their PhD (BSc, diploma, MSc, or equivalent). If you have not yet finished your MSc studies and/or have not received your MSc degree certificate by the deadline, you can submit it up to four months after the deadline.

Physicians, veterinary surgeons, and pharmacists should have passed their state examinations.

Link to complete RFP

European University Institute Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships in Europe

Organization: European University Institute

Award amount: The basic grant is € 2,500 per month. If the duration of the fellowship is less than 12 months, no grant will be paid for the month of August. Successful applicants benefiting from other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI, as the amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum € 1,250 per month) depending on the additional income.

Deadline: Annually October 25.

Description: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2021 for the academic year 2021-22. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. They are expected to actively participate in the academic life of the Centre and to contribute to the activities of the project or programme they are associated with. They can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with PhD students, other postdocs and EUI academic staff. 

Those prospective applicants who would like to work with academics based in the RSCAS but who obtained their doctorate less than five years ago should consider applying to the Max Weber Programme.

Eligibility: 

  • The fellowships are open to candidates who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship on 1 September (to apply for 2021-22, the Ph.D. should have been awarded before 1 September 2016).
  • Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the Jean Monnet Fellowships.

Link to complete RFP

European University Institute Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowships in Europe

Organization: European University Institute

Award amount: The basic stipend is Euro 2000 per month. Successful applicants benefiting from other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI, as the amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (Euro 1250 per month). If applicable, family allowances will be added.

Deadline: Annually October 18.

Description: The Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme (MWP) at the EUI is open to applicants from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens, who are within 5 years from the completion of their PhD. The language of the programme is English.

The MWP is widely considered as the leading postdoctoral programme of its kind.

It is among the most selective – attracting circa 1200 applicants in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law and history for some 55-60 Fellowships.

Its placement record is second to none: Most Max Weber Fellows secure an academic position of some kind in the finest institutions around the world upon completion of the programme.

The Max Weber Fellows enjoy the superb research facilities of the European University Institute (including an outstanding library, a shared office space, a personal research fund of 1000 euros)

The Max Weber Programme is unique among postdoctoral programmes in helping Fellows to become full members of a global academic community.

Fellows are given training and support in all aspects of an academic career – from publishing and presenting, to teaching and applying for research grants and jobs. A particular focus is placed on communicating effectively in English to different kinds of academic audiences.

Eligibility: 

  • Candidates must have received their Phd within the past 5 years or have official approval to defend their thesis by the time of the start of the programme (1 September). Therefore, to apply for 2022-23 they should have received or submitted their Ph.D. between 1/9/2017 and 1/9/2022 and the Ph.D. defence should take place no later than 31/12/2022.
  • Extensions to the five-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity or paternity leave, illness or mandatory military service. Cite circumstances in the application form in the field ‘Additional Notes’. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents.
  • EUI graduates can only apply for a Max Weber Fellowships after having been away from the EUI and in a full-time occupation or another fellowship for at least a year after defending their Ph.D
  • Candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Max Weber Fellowships.

Link to complete RFP

Gerda Henkel Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships

Organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Award amount: EUR 1600 per month for up to two years. Child stipends available. 

Deadline: Rolling

Description: In line with one of the founder’s wishes, a special focus of the Gerda Henkel Foundation is support for up-and-coming scholars. Special attention is made when approving grants to enable qualified young researchers of both sexes to conduct scientific work for a limited period of time and in order to improve their academic training. As part of its Ph.D. programme, the Foundation seeks to promote highly-qualified new academic talent. Only those candidates are considered whose study achievements and exam performances show them to be especially gifted and whose Ph.D. theses can be expected to yield well above-average results. At present, each year about 50 scholarships are awarded.

Applications for PhD scholarships are considered throughout the year. Recipients of PhD scholarships will be selected four times a year. The review and approval process of a complete application is generally completed within six months.

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the following fields:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Historical Islamic Studies
  • History
  • History of Law
  • History of Science
  • Prehistory and Early History

Eligibility: Only applicants who are not older than 28 years at the time of concluding their master studies may be included in the selection process. This age limit shall be extended to take the following situations into account: night school, bringing up children, military or civil service, work experience and other exceptional circumstances.

For an application to be considered in the selection process the overall master grade awarded must be at least 1.5 or above in Germany (comparable with grade A in other countries). Foreign degrees will be reviewed separately in the Foundation’s office. The final grade achieved in legal exams also will likewise be assessed separately.

Link to complete RFP

German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Organization: German Historical Institute

Award amount: Undisclosed

Deadline: Biannually April 1 and October 1.

Description: The GHI awards short-term research fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources principally located in North America. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: 

  • German and European history
  • The history of German-American relations
  • The role of Germany and the USA in international relations
  • North American history and Pan American, including Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (European doctoral and postdoctoral scholars only)

The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently have no funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to five months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month.

The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition, or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoc projects that are designed for the “second book.” The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S. 

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a North American or European university or research institute.
  • For doctoral students applying, ABD status is required before starting the fellowship.
  • For postdoctoral scholars applying, the preference is for projects that are designed for the “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).
  • The proposed project should require primary research that is principally located in North America.

Link to complete RFP

Hagley Museum and Library Grants and Fellowships

Organization: Hagley Museum and Library

Award amount: $400-$25,000

Deadline: Ongoing. Grants are considered three times a year and fellowships are considered annually (varying).

Description: Hagley invites serious researchers to apply for one of our grants to defray the costs of an extended stay intended to use our collections. Grants and fellowships are administered by the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society.

Hagley’s library furthers the study of business and technology in America. The collections include individuals’ papers and companies’ records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society.

Anyone may apply for Hagley’s exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont research grants. Researchers who first apply for an exploratory grant may ask for a longer research grant if our collections warrant more attention.

  • Exploratory grants are limited to one week and are designed to give scholars the opportunity to determine if a longer research visit is warranted.
  • Henry Belin du Pont research grants may be up to eight weeks and are intended for more intensive use of the collections.

Advanced graduate students are eligible for our two dissertation fellowships:

  • Henry Belin du Pont dissertation fellowship (four months)
  • Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business & Politics (nine months)

Eligibility: See individual opportunities in the complete RFP for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Medieval Academy of America Schallek Fellowship and Awards

Organization: Medieval Academy of America

Award amount: $2,000-$30,000

Deadline: Biannual. Fellowship deadline is Oct 15. Award deadline is Feb 15.

Description: The Medieval Academy, in collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch, offers a full-year fellowship and five graduate student awards in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The fellowship and awards are supported by a generous gift to the Richard III Society from William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek.

The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The annual application deadline is 15 October.

The Schallek awards support graduate students conducting doctoral research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The $2,000 awards help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included. The annual application deadline is 15 February.

Eligibility: For the Fellowship, applicants must be graduate students whose dissertation proposals have been approved by their dissertation committees. They must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 September of the year in which they apply. In accordance with the terms of the gift to the Richard III Society, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

For the Awards, applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 January of the year in which they apply. Under the terms of the gift to the Richard III Society, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

Link to complete RFP

Organization for Tropical Studies Graduate Research Fellowships

Organization: Organization for Tropical Studies

Award amount: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing. Deadlines are Jun 1, Sep 1 and Dec 1.

Description: OTS offers graduate research fellowships to work primarily in its Costa Rica field stations. (The Bossuyt and Hovore-Horn Fellowships are exceptions explained below). OTS fellowships are open to graduate students enrolled in degree programs at OTS member institutions and to OTS graduate course alumni.

Eligibility: See specific fellowships for eligibility criteria.

Link to complete RFP

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Short-term Fellowships

Organization: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation

Award amount: $2,000-$3,000 per month and pre-approved travel costs

Deadline: Biannually April 1 and November 1

Description: Short-term fellowships are awarded for one or more months, and open to academics from any country, subject to selection by committee.  Successful applicants will be working on Jefferson-related projects. Priority is given to Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS), where they will have access to Monticello’s expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia. During their residencies, fellows hold a 45 minute forum on their research projects.

The domestic fellowship awards (Batten and First Union) carry a stipend of $2,000 per month plus pre-approved travel costs for scholars from the United States and Canada. The Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowship (reserved for citizens of other countries living outside of the U.S. and Canada) provides $3,000 per month plus pre-approved travel costs. Residential accommodation may be available on a limited basis. Because ICJS is located in a rural setting with no public transportation, it is necessary for fellows to either rent a car, bring their own car, or make arrangements with a local cab company for transportation.

Application deadlines are April 1 and November 1. Fellowships are awarded for the following calendar year.

Eligibility: All non-U.S. citizens are required to have a B1/B2 visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Link to complete RFP

University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center Grants In Aid

Organization: University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center

Award amount: Around $1,000

Deadline: Annually on June 1

Description: The Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) offers Grant-in-Aid Awards to support a visit in order to conduct research in our collections. Awards are available through co-sponsorship from the Immigration History Research Center and the IHRCA through the ethnic and general funds.

This award is open to scholars of all levels, including independent and international scholars, and supports a research visit of 5 days or more. Typically, awards are for $1,000, and four awards are given each year. The application is due June 1 of each year, and we aim to inform all applicants of their application status by July 1 of same year. The research visit is to occur within the next 12 months.

Grant-in-Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of scholars who are based outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN, USA) metro area.

Awards are made on a competitive basis, and for research specific to the IHRCA’s collections.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives collaborates with partner Immigration History Research Center, and is an internationally-known archive centered on im/migration to the United States from the latter 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas of coverage include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and more recent Southeast Asian, African, and other forced migrations. The IHRCA provides access to collections of fraternal organization records, personal papers, and immigrant and refugee assistance organization materials, as well as ethnic print collections. The IHRCA is part of Archives and Special Collections of the University Libraries.

Eligibility: Open to students and scholars who live outside the Minneapolis – St. Paul (MN) metro area and who need to do research in the IHRCA collections.

Link to complete RFP