The awards listed below are open to applicants at the PhD level only. They are listed in alphabetical order under the deadline month.
Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Fellowship
IAF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to PhD candidacy in a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American or Caribbean countries. Proficiency in the language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennings Randolph Dissertation Fellowship
The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarshipsto students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. For further information: contact the JR Program at email@example.com.
Lamfalussy Research Fellowship
This fellowship promotes high-quality research on the structure, integration and performance of the European financial system. Successful candidates will be required to write a research paper on one of the Network's priority areas, which vary from year to year.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows, Nordic Research Opportunity in Finland
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation invites NSF Graduate Research Fellows to team up with leading Finnish research groups. Several top research groups in Finland have expressed interest in the possibility of hosting NSF Graduate Research Fellows in their teams for periods of 3 to 12 months. For more information, please contact Mr Peter Westerstråhle (peter.westerstrahle(at)tekes.fi).
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program assists graduate students in preparing dissertation and funding proposals for research that will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences. Students apply to participate in the workshops and carry out related summer research. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sumitro Fellows Program
The Sumitro Fellows Program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, who headed the faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia. One Fellowship is available for US citizens/permanent residents for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia.
Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is open to Ph.D. students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, science-to-management process, adoption of innovation, and other Sea Grant activities and mission priorities. For more information, contact Susan Park at email@example.com.
Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Research Fellowship in Regional Science
Offered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI), this fellowship welcomes applications from students whose dissertation research addresses a question in regional science. Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the fellowship commences.
Selection Committee Chair, Professor Cynthia Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Ph.D. Fellowship
The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. If you have questions about the Udall Fellowship Program, please contact Jane Curlin, Senior Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, will be inaugurated in academic year 2012-13. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Dissertation completion awards of $20,000 for candidates in the final year of their Ph.D. program. The HFG Foundation supports research on violence and aggression in in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Field / discipline is open, but dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported.
Joseph L Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, former president of Resources for the Future (RFF), RFF will award fellowships in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences, and proposals with links to environmental policy are preferred.
National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
The National Science Foudnation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical important of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. Application deadlines are February 15 and October 15.
Brookings Institution: Foreign Policy Program
The fellowships are designed for candidates whose dissertation topics and career goals are directly related to the major interests of the Foreign Policy Program: war and peace issues; shifting power balances; and global order and human security. If you would like to be nominated, please contact Beth Eck at least one month before the deadline.
Economic Club of Washington Doctoral Research Fellowships
Doctoral Research Fellowships are to support independent research in areas of interest to The Economic Club of Washington. Areas of concentration could include economics, finance, international trade, or business. Contact Vera Redfearn Faulkner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Programs & Director for more information.
Geopolitics of Energy Fellowship--Harvard University
The new Geopolitics of Energy project seeks to fill a paid Research Fellowship or Visiting Scholarship position with a focus on a topic related to the intersection of international politics, security, and energy. The Research Fellow or Visiting Scholar will contribute to the Geopolitics of Energy project's efforts to explore the nexus of politics - broadly defined - and energy, and to highlight policymaker issues of upcoming importance in this arena. For more information, email: email@example.com.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program
The Dissertation Completion Fellowships assist students in their last year of dissertation writing. If you have questons, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulbright Scholar Program
Fulbright grants enable recipients to expand their professional interests, enrich their teaching, and advance their scholarship in a wide variety of disciplines. For general inquiries, contact: email@example.com.
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to PhD, DBA, or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. This program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. If you have additional questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) invites doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers to apply to its 2011 annual Employment and Training Research Paper Program (Research Program). Winning projects will be germane to the agency’s mission of creating opportunities for individuals who face challenges in the labor market. Inquiries should be directed to Bogdan Tereshchenko at email@example.com.
National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical important of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. Application deadlines are February 15 and October 15.
Smith Richardson Foundation
The World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship is an annual competition to support PhD dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies and diplomatic and military history. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each. The deadline for submission is October 17, 2012, and the results will be announced by February 1, 2013. If you have any questions about the program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSRC Eurasia Program Pre-Dissertation Awards
Pre-Dissertation Awards (PDAs) enable early stage graduate students to perform initial field assessments of up to 4 weeks for archival exploration, preliminary interviews, and other forms of feasibility studies related to their dissertations. Proposals should reflect a clear plan for initial field assessment, require a budget of less than $4,000, and clearly articulate the policy relevance of the proposed project. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States as of November 15, 2011. For more information, contact Holly Danzeisen at email@example.com.
SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Awards
Dissertation Development Awards (DDAs) are intended to provide one year of support to enable the prompt completion of a PhD dissertation. Fellows will participate in professionalization activities and a spring conference, and contribute to the Eurasia Program's new working paper and policy brief series. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States as of November 15, 2011. For more information, contact Holly Danzeisen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Studies Grant Program
The Doctoral Student Research Award promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to give doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their research in Canada. For inquiries, please contact: AcademicRelations@canadianembassy.org or call: 202-682-7727.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship
Made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, the fellowship offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. Please contact email@example.com or 212.434.9489 for information.