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IARI | Pre-Doctoral Funding Opportunities


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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.

DEADLINE: April 20

Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

DEADLINE: Application available in October

Research fellowships for enrolled doctoral students at The American Research Center in Egypt

DEADLINE: Application available in the Fall

Ph.D Fellowship Program at Inter-American Foundation(IFA) Grassroots Development

DEADLINE: February 3

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) at Social Science Research Council/Dissertation Proposal Development


DEADLINE: January 31

Josephine de Karman Fellowship


DEADLINE: January 31

International Security Fellowship Program at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University


DEADLINE: February 1

West African Research Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition


DEADLINE: January 22

Fullbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship


DEADLINE: February 1

Residential Research Fellowships Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at the MacMillen Center

DEADLINE: February 15

Research Grants at the American Historical Association (AHA)


The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation Fellowship

DEADLINE: March 14

Summer Fellowships at Mathematica Policy Research

DEADLINE: May 15, November 15

Research grants at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DEADLINE: October 1

Field Research Grants Program (Latin American Studies) at the Tinker Foundation Incorporated (TFI)


DEADLINE: Institutional endorsement due mid-October

Luce Scholars Program (Asian Studies) at the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc


DEADLINE: November 1

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans


DEADLINE: November 2014 (day TBA)

Fellowships at the Getty Foundation



Ford Foundation Fellowship Program


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)


Pre-doctoral Residential Research Fellowships at The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies


DEADLINE: January 31

Grants Program for US Citizens at the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)


Humane Studies Fellowships at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University


DEADLINE: October 14

Chateaubriand Fellowship- Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) at the French Embassy in the United States