External Funding Opportunities
External Grant Funding Specialists (Coming August 2020)
Beginning in Fall 2020, the Graduate School has partnered with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) to create two graduate apprentice positions focused on helping graduate students identify and apply for external funding. The External Grant Funding Specialists will be hosting workshops for graduate students, meeting individually with graduate students to help identify potential grants, working through the Graduate Writing Center to assist graduate students with grant writing, and facilitating communication to graduate students (website, social media, etc.) about potential external grants and funding opportunities/deadlines.
Fellowships & Funded Study Programs
American Australian Association Education Fellowship
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, undertaking or about to undertake research or study at graduate level or above in Australia, accepted into an Australian University and plan to undertake a minimum of 1 year full-time research or study. Preference given for financial need. Up to $40,000.
2019 applications open September 1 - October 15.
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.
Deadline November 1; Decisions announced April 15.
Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship
The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium. Offers 12-month fellowships for graduate study or research as well as notices of postgraduate positions.
Deadline October 31 for fellowships starting the following year.
Supports U.S. graduate students in study of language in a country critical to U.S. interests. Applicants should identify how their projects will contribute to national security (broadly defined); minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 12 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer. Up to $30,000.
Deadline end of January.
Offered by the Embassy of France to doctoral students to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months; available for both STEM and Humanities students; covers stipend, round trip ticket to France, and some health insurance support.
Applications for upcoming year open in October.; Deadline mid-January.
Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Studies
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers; critical need languages – Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian; covers travel, visa fees, room, board, travel within country, and entrance fees to all programs.
Deadline November 19, 2019.
De Karman Fellowship
Available for Ph.D. candidates who intend to defend their dissertation within a year of award; special consideration for humanities students; applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of their dissertation at time of application; 8 fellowships of $25,000 available.
Deadline is January 31 for the following school year (fall & spring semesters).
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students in order to promote cultural awareness and understanding. Multiple awards available including Open Study/Research Awards, English Teaching Assistant Awards, Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health, and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.
Final deadline is October 8th, 2019.
Harvey Fellows Program
Provides scholarships to Christian full-time graduate students pursuing a discipline considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations; encourages students from “top five” programs or studying under renowned scholars in their field; successful applicants receive a $16,000 initial stipend with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.
Deadline November 1.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Offers five-year graduate fellowships for graduate students in the applied sciences, mathematics, and engineering; approximately 20 fellowships of $25,000 personal stipends plus full tuition equivalent awarded each year. Must attend a participating school.
Applications open in August will close October 23, 2019.
Japanese Government Scholarships
Teacher training and graduate research fellowships available; up to two years residence in Japan; preliminary Japanese-language training may be incorporated; requires Baylor University endorsement; up to 148,000 Japanese yen per month.
National Institute of Health Graduate Partnership Program
Allows Ph.D. students to conduct dissertation research with the NIH; research areas include bioinformatics, biophysics, structural biology, communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioral research, and developmental biology; stipends vary by duration and level of experience, range from $31,050-$39,750.
Application deadline is early December for some parts of the process.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Includes opportunities for grants supporting dissertation research, internships with partner agencies across the federal government, and international research collaboration in the behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, geological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences, including history and philosophy of science; applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA and strong letters of recommendation; awards a three-year stipend of $34,000 as well as a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.
Deadlines vary by field throughout late October and early November.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Graduate Fellowship
Each year ISI awards up tp 15 graduate fellowships to outstanding graduate students pursuing study in the humanities or social sciences. The fellowships range from $5,000 to $15,000. Applicants must intend to teach at the college level. Application currently closed for 2019-2020. Check their webpage for future updates.
Anchor QEA Environmental Scholarship
Anchor QEA is pleased to offer scholarships to graduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, planning/land use, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management. Individual scholarships range in value from $500 to $8,000 and are provided to the recipient’s institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies.
Deadline November 11, 2019; Decisions announced in January 2020.
Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award
Established in 1992, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, in partnership with the International Leadership Association (ILA), seeks submissions for the annual Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The 2019 award is presented at the 21st Annual ILA Global Conference, October 24-27, in Ottawa, Canada, where the recipient presents his or her doctoral dissertation research. The recipient of the award also receives a $1,000 prize from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, one-year membership to the ILA, complimentary conference registration, and travel expenses to the ILA conference.
Deadline is due on or before May 15th, 2019.
Laura Bassi Scholarship 2020
The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards Winter, Spring, and Summer scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline.
Deadline for applications: Summer 2020 Round Deadline 25 July 2020; Results published 15 August 2020
Scholarships for Student Caregivers
More and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones while simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students. Amounts from $500 - $10000.