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Listed below are various funding opportunities for pre-doctoral student support. This page is continuously updated. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact your faculty advisor.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) also offers a series of annual deadlines for their doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIG) in accordance with the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE): http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453


DEADLINE: February 1

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research at the American Philosophical Society

 

DEADLINE: July 7

Dissertation Grants at the Association for Institutional Research, Data and Decisions for Higher Education

 

DEADLINE: January 15

Short-term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society

 

DEADLINE: January 15

Fellowships at the Smithsonian


DEADLINE: Check back in the fall.

Grassroots Development Fellowship Program at the Inter-American Foundation (IAF)

 

DEADLINE: January 20

Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship, Funding Policy-Relevant Research in Latin America and the Caribbean, at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

 

DEADLINE: January 31

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

 

DEADLINE: February 1

Dissertation Fellowship Program at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies


DEADLINE: January 31

International Security Fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University


DEADLINE: February 1

Dissertation Fellowships at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation


DEADLINE: December 1

Dissertation Year Fellowships at the Harry S. Truman Library Institute


DEADLINE: February 4

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award at Jack Kent Cooke Foundation



DEADLINE: February 21

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships at the Resources for the Future (RFF)



DEADLINE: March 1

Congressional Research Grants at the Dirksen Congressional Center


DEADLINE: March 1

Visiting Research Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania



DEADLINE: February 28

The Economic Club Fellowships at the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area



DEADLINE: November 15

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources at the Council on Library and Information Resources


DEADLINE: March 7

Grant Programs at the Institute of Turkish Studies


DEADLINE: April 1

NEH Research Fellowships at the Saint Louis University, College of Arts and Sciences



DEADLINE: May 1

Gilder Lehrman Fellowship Program at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History



DEADLINE: July 1

Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic Affairs at the American Council on Germany (ACG)


DEADLINE: July 1

Research Fellowship at the American Institute of Indian Studies


DEADLINE: September 15

Dissertation Research Award Program at the American Psychological Association

 

DEADLINE: September 4

Dissertation Research Award Program at the American Educational Research Association (AERA)



DEADLINE: Program Temporarily Suspended

The George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowships at the George C. Marshall Foundation


DEADLINE: October 4

Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program at the National Academy of Education (NAED)



DEADLINE: Rolling until further notice

DAAD Fellowship at the Leo Baeck Institute



DEADLINE: November 1

Resident Scholar Fellowships at the School for Advanced Research (SAR)


DEADLINE: Not currently accepting applications. Check back in the fall.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship at the Social Science Research Council



DEADLINE: October 22

Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)



DEADLINE: November 15

American Association of University Women



DEADLINE: November 15

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships at the Hagley Museum and Library



DEADLINE: October 1

ACLS Program in China Studies at the Henry Luce Foundation



DEADLINE: January 24

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation



DEADLINE: November 14

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships at the Ford Foundation



DEADLINE: December 1

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the University of Berlin



DEADLINE: December 1

Pre-Doctoral Residential Research Fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies

 

DEADLINE: December 1

Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring at the American Bar Foundation (ABF)



DEADLINE: December 12

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program



DEADLINE: November 15

Fellowships at The Huntington Library



DEADLINE: Varies by Program

National Science Foundation



DEADLINE: Deadline not yet posted

The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society