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IARI | Pre-Doctoral Funding Opportunities

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.


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

DEADLINE: January 15

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


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

DEADLINE: October 15

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


DEADLINE: January 31

Josephine de Karman Fellowship



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: October 13

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 13

Summer Fellowships at Mathematica Policy Research

DEADLINE: May 15, November 4

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: Based on endorsing institution's internal deadline

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


DEADLINE: November 1

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans


DEADLINE: October 1

Fellowships at the Getty Foundation


DEADLINE: November 20

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

DEADLINE: October 26-30 Based on subject area

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

DEADLINE: December 1

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)

DEADLINE: January 31

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


DEADLINE: January 23

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



Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship For The Study Of German And European Economic and International Affairs at the American Council on Germany (ACG)