|American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships |
|American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math and also researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. The total dissertation award is $20,000.|
|ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships|
|ACLS/ Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. Eligible applicants must be candidates in the humanities or social sciences (exceptions may be made if the topic falls within these areas and the dissertation advisor has an appointment in these areas), have all requirements for degree except dissertation complete, have no more than 6 years in the degree program (the fellowship year can count as the seventh year). At least one completed chapter of the dissertation must be submitted as part of the application.|
|Adolescent Literacy Predoctoral Fellowship Program|
|The Adolescent Literacy Predoctoral Fellowship Program, National Academy of Education supports doctoral research aimed at improving literacy outcomes for middle and secondary school students. Fellows will also participate in ongoing training activities to interact with and learn from leading researchers in the field of adolescent literacy and in activities that promote building a community of scholars. Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 to be distributed over a period of up to two years. Fellows must be in the final stages of data collection and dissertation writing.|
|H.B. Earhart Fellowships are awarded to move talented students through graduate study in optimum time so that they can begin careers in college/university teaching or research. Emphasis is on disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Graduate students must be nominated by a faculty sponsor. Contact Nicki Hines in Corporate and Foundation Relations for more information. |
|Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation provides grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the Spirit of St. Louis) to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment. Many recipients are completing their dissertations. Grants will not fund salaries but will find other costs associated with research.|
|Huntington Library Short-Term Awards|
|Huntington Library Short-Term Awards support research on very specific topics within the categories of British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. Fellowships support is $2500 per month over a period ranging from one to five months. Doctoral candidates must be at the dissertation stage of their research.|
|John Carter Brown Library Short-Term Fellowships|
|John Carter Brown Library Short-Term Fellowships support research on the colonial history of the Americas that draws on the holdings of the John Carter Brown Library. Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month. These Fellowships are open to Americans and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. |
|John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship|
|The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship is designed to support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university who is conducting dissertation research. The objective of the John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship is to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color in core fields in the arts and sciences, by supporting the Ph.D. projects of minority students of great promise (particularly African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans) as well as other talented students who have a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities and enlarging minority representation in academia. The John Hope Franklin Fellow is expected to spend a minimum of three months in residence at the APS Library in Philadelphia and therefore all applicants should be pursuing dissertation topics in which the holdings of the Library are especially strong, such as quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, computer development, the history of genetics and eugenics, the history of medicine, Early American political and cultural history, natural history in the 18th and 19th centuries, the development of cultural anthropology, or American Indian linguistics and culture. The stipend for this fellowship is $25,000 for a twelve-month period, plus $5,000 to support the cost of residency in Philadelphia, for a total award of $30,000. Applications are due April 1, 2009. |
|Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research Fellowships Awards |
|Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research Fellowships awards one-month fellowships with a stipend of $2000 for research in residence in either or both collections. He collections center on the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present. Fellowships support advanced, post doctoral, and dissertation research. The Library Company’s newly renovated Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. |
|The National Science Foundation|
|The National Science Foundation offers approximately 900-1,600 graduate fellowships annually. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.|
|The National Science Foundation also awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in a variety of areas. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.|
Anthropology and Archaeometric: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690.
Biological Sciences: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234.
Cultural Anthropology: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/suppdiss.jsp.
Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/drms/ddrip1.jsp.
Earth Sciences: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503144.
Geography and Regional Science: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/grs/suppdiss.jsp.
Law and Social Science: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/lawguide1.jsp.
Methodology, Measurement & Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/diss1.jspPhysical Anthopology: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/phys/suppdiss.jsp.
Political Science: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/ddrip1.jsp.
Science, Technology & Society: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/ssociety/ssdiss1.jsp.
|The Newberry Library offers several short-term fellowships for Ph.D. candidates to work in residency at the library while engaged in research on specific subjects including cartography; Irish and Irish American Studies; materials written in French, German, Italian, or Spanish; American Indian heritage; social justice/reform; the period 1660 – 1815.|
|Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society |
|The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Applications are accepted from graduate students for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations. The average award is about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,500.|