Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Dissertation Fellowships

Fellowships and Grants for Anthropology Students
Charlotte W. NEWCOMBE Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
20 Dissertation Fellowships ($25,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing) designed to
encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and
social sciences. Proposals should have ethical or religious values as a central concern, particularly
scholarly work with contemporary relevance. Dissertation may consider any historical period, but should
be concerned with continuing human problems. For instance, previous awardees have addressed issues
such a religious tolerance, human rights, spiritual beliefs in comparative perspective, justice, racial and
gender equality issues as there are expressed through ethical or religious concerns. Applicants must
expect to complete their dissertations by August of 2012 – ie these awards are for candidates who are at
the writing stage with field work or other research already complete. You may only apply once.
Applicants who have held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing, such as Ford,
Pew, Mellon, ACLS, Spencer, or AAUW are NOT eligible.
Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
5 Vaughn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540-6313
(609) 452-7007 x 310; FAX (609) 452-0066
Application is Online
[email protected];
Deadline (receipt): November 15, 2010
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
A significant new fellowship program [65 awards] providing support ($25,000 + $3000 for research costs
+ up to $5000 towards tuition/fees) for young scholars in the humanities and related social sciences in the
last year of dissertation writing. This program (like everything funded by Mellon) aims to encourage
timely completion of the PhD – and thus may be held no later than in the 7th year of the program (i.e.,
applications from the cohort of 2005 or later; not sure how one would argue about a year in MAPSS or
having started with an external MA. But the fine print also says “In special circumstances an applicant and his or her
advisor may petition to have an application for an 8 th year fellowship considered. Such applicants must present a compelling
case for eligibility.”). Expectation is that fellows will complete their dissertations by August 31, 2012 at the
latest. Application requires, among other materials, one completed chapter and a timeline for the
expected completion of dissertation writing and defense. Application is Online.
ACLS, 633 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6795
(212) 697-1505; FAX (212) 949-8058; [email protected];
Deadline (receipt) November 10, 2010 9:00 pm EST
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
Approximately 20 non-renewable fellowships of $25,000 to be awarded for support of completion of the
dissertations which show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory
or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. The stipend must be expended within
a time limit of 1 to 2 years and in accordance with a work plan provided by the candidate at the time of
application. No citizenship requirement. Electronic Application is Online.
Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Spencer Foundation
625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
[email protected]
(312) 274-6526
Deadline: October 27, 2010 5:00 pm CST
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
51 one-year dissertation fellowships of $20,000 for US citizens and Permanent Residents in all fields
who will complete the writing of their dissertations during the year of the award. (Applicants are
expected to receive a doctoral degree by the end of the fellowship year.) Students holding a fellowship
for the writing of a dissertation (e.g., Newcombe, Spencer, ACLS) in the year prior to the AAUW
fellowship are not eligible. Scholars engaged in researching gender issues are encouraged to apply.
AAUW Educational Foundation, American Fellowship,
Dept. 60, 301 ACT Drive, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030 [email protected]
(319) 337-1716 ext 60;
Deadline (postmark): November 15, 2010, 5:00 pm CST
Electronic Application is Online
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships - Dissertation
20 one-year dissertation fellowships of $21,000 each. All US citizens are eligible to apply, but preference
is given to those with the likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational
resource in teaching and scholarship and who are members of one or more of the following groups whose
underrepresentation in the American professorate has been severe and longstanding: Native American
(including Alaskan and Pacific Island natives), Black/African American, Mexican America/Chicano,
Puerto Rican. Applicants must be formally admitted to doctoral candidacy at the time of application.
Fellowship is for the final year of write-up. Electronic Application is Online.
Fellowship Office, National Research Council, Keck 576
500 Fifth Street NW; Washington, DC 20001; (202) 334-2872
[email protected]
Deadline for the electronic portion: November 8, 2010 11:59 pm EST
Academy Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (Dissertation & PD)
Support for 2 years of advanced work at Harvard “for outstanding scholars at the start of their careers
whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with
command of the languages, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions.” Target group:
“individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities.” Those in possession
of a PhD longer than 3 years are ineligible. Stipend: $28,000 for Dissertation Write-up, $48,000 for
The Academy Scholars Program
“Application” is NOT Online
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2137; FAX (617) 496-9529
[email protected]
Deadline (receipt):
October 1, 2010
US Institute of Peace - Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
10 Fellowships of $20,000 to support 12 months of research and writing of dissertations on topics related
to peace, conflict and international security. No citizenship requirement, applicants must be admitted to
doctoral candidacy by the time they take up the fellowship. Electronic Application is Online.
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3011
(202) 457-1700; FAX (202) 429-6063
[email protected];
Deadline (receipt): January 5 (in 2010)
Harry Frank GUGGENHEIM Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Dissertation fellowships of $15,000 to support work in any of the natural and social sciences and the
humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence,
aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and
amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Particular
questions that interest the Foundation concern violence, aggression and dominance in relation to social
change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, drug trafficking and use, family
relationships and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Fellows are expected to
complete the dissertation within the award year. There is no citizenship requirement.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 25 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019-5401
(646) 428-0971; FAX (646) 428-0981.
Deadline (receipt): February 1 (strictly enforced) [Application is NOT electronic]
Josephine de Kármán Fellowships
Approximately 10 awards of $22,000 each for doctoral students entering their final year toward
completion of the PhD. No citizenship requirement; funds are administered through the University at
which the fellow is enrolled and all study and expenditure of fellowship funds must be in the US.
Application may be printed from the Website, but must be submitted in hard copy.
Attn: Judy McClain, Secretary
[email protected]
Josephine de Kármán Fellowship Trust
P.O. Box 3389, San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 592-0607
Deadline (postmark): January 31.
School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe (Weatherhead Fellowships)
2-3 Weatherhead Fellows per year are chosen – one of which may be a Dissertation Write-Up Award, the
other 2 are Post-Docs for scholars at various stages of their careers. The Department may nominate one
candidate per year to apply for the Dissertation slot. (This is increasingly competitive, there used to be
six open slots with one of the 6 reserved for dissertation write up. There is no longer a slot earmarked for
Dissertation write up and in recent years the fellows are all very senior)
Resident Scholar Program, School for Advanced Research
P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188
(505) 954-7200; [email protected];
Deadline (receipt): November 1 (in-house deadline October 14. 2010)
Law & Society Association Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program
Fellowships of $27,000 per year (+ $1500 research travel expenses + $2500 relocation expenses) to be
held in residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, where fellows are expected to participate
in the intellectual life of the ABF, including participation in a weekly seminar series. Application is open
to US citizens and permanent residents who are third, fourth, (and fifth?) year graduate students who
specialized in the field of law and social science and whose research interests include law and
inequality. Application instructions are on the Web. (Program ends in 2012, so presumably there is a
competition this year.)
Mary McClintock, Law and Society Association
University of Massachusetts, 40 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9244 AND
Allison Lynch, Administrative Associate for Academic Affairs and Research
American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
(413) 545-4617; E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Deadline: December 1 (in 2009)
American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Science
Fellowships to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal
institutions. Applicants must be admitted to candidacy by Sept.1 of the start-year of the fellowship (postdocs are also eligible to apply). Proposed research must be in the general area of sociolegal studies or in
social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions. Fellowships must be held in
residence at the ABF in Chicago and provide $27,000 for 12 months, beginning Sept. 1 (+ up to $1500 to
reimburse research, travel, &/or conference expenses & up to $1000 relocation expenses). Fellows are
expected to participate fully in the academic life of the ABF so that they may develop close collegial ties
with other scholars in residence. Application is on the Web.
Allison Lynch, Administrative Associate for Academic Affairs and Research
American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 988-6548, [email protected]
Deadline: December 15 (in 2009)
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
Fellowships of up to $10,000/year for up to a maximum of four years for doctoral students who are
admitted to candidacy (“dissertation approved”) and are specializing in a Jewish field. Request
application form from
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
50 Broadway, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10004; (212) 425-6606
[email protected]
Deadline: October 31
Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies
Scholarships for students in the social sciences working on “ongoing transformations in societies where
migration is a factor among others generating change.” There is an annual topic for the fellowships,
which in 2008 was “migration and urban transformations.” Scholarships are for up to 36 months and can
be used for research and writing periods but not for course work.
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
[email protected]
Anna Hofmann, Project Director
[email protected]
Feldbrunnenstrasse 56, 20148 Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: February 25 (in 2010)
Collegium Budapest Junior Fellowships
Fellowships of EUR 7,500 for 5 months to be held in residence at the Collegium Budapest. Fellows must
be under 35 years of age and may be “Pre- or post-doctors.” One goal of the Collegium is to encourage
research in newly emerging disciplines and in new problem areas that we confront in the 21st century.
The Collegium wishes to promote strong interaction between scholars from various countries who belong
to different academic cultures, and encourage them to exploit the opportunity to meet scholars active in
other branches of learning. (This is a “think tank” sort of situation where you just sit and write. There is a
list of preferred areas of study which currently includes Anthropology. Not clear if the list changes from
year to year.) Applications are on the Web and must be filed electronically.
Collegium Budapest, Szentháromság u. 2; H-1014 Budapest, Hungary
[email protected]; +36 1 224 8300
Deadline: July 15 (in 2010) [This was for 2011/12 -- so you need to think far ahead for this one.]
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Dissertation Fellowships
22 annual dissertation fellowships of $10,000 each for work in fields that address the Institute’s primary
interest in areas of land policy and land-related taxation in the US and around the world. (You apply to
one of 3 Departments: Value and Taxation, Economy and Community Development, or Planning and
Urban Form. The person in this Dept who won this works on urban space and historical preservation in
Havana.). Fellowships may be used to support the development of a PhD dissertation proposal and/or
completion of dissertation research.
Fellowship Applications; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street; Cambridge, MA 02138
[email protected];
(617) 661-3016; FAX (617) 661-7235
Deadline (receipt): March 1 (in 2010)
Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award
One grant of up to $15,000 to support a dissertation directed towards architecture, landscape architecture,
interior design, architectural technologies, architectural research, architectural history and theory, urban
design and planning and in some circurmstances the fine arts in relation to architectural topics. Award
required admission to candidacy. A student may not apply more than once for the Award. (Could
possibly support either field research or write-up – Web information is not clear.) Application is online.
Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610-1416; 312-787-4071; [email protected]
Deadline: March 15
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies UC-San Diego Visiting Research Fellowships
Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels to support advanced
research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social
sciences, history, law, and comparative literature. All applicants must have had a prior affiliation with a
University of California campus as a graduate student, faculty or researcher. CCIS fellowships must be
held in residence at UCSD. They cannot be used to support fieldwork or other primary data collection.
Predoctoral applicants are expected to finish writing their dissertation during their fellowship. Recent
postdoctoral applicants can request support to turn a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or to
prepare shorter publications based on the dissertation project. Stipends currently are $2250/mo for
predocs, $3000-$4000 for postdocs depending on seniority. CCIS fellows may be requested to teach a
one-quarter (10-week) course in a UCSD department. Scholars whose work deals with Mexican
migration to the US can apply jointly to CCIS and the Center for US-Mexican Studies. Application is
on the Web
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego,
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0548, La Jolla, CA 92093-0548
858-822-4447 [email protected]
Deadline: January 15 (in 2010)
Dan David Prize Scholarship (Tel Aviv University)
20 scholarships of US $15,000 annually awarded to outstanding doctoral candidates (students from this
Department have held this for both Field Work and for Write-Up) of exceptional promise in the year’s
chosen fields. (Topics for the fellowships change each year) Awarded to students at universities
throughout the world and at Tel Aviv University, there are no citizenship restrictions. Research must be
in one of the selected fields/topics for the year in which application is being made. Topics for 2011:
Present: Cinema and Society
Future: Ageing – Facing the Challenge
Ms. Smadar Fisher, Director, Dan David Prize, Eitan Berglas Bldg/119
Tel-Aviv University, PO Box 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel-Aviv 69978 Israel
[email protected]; [email protected]
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Harper Dissertation Fellowships (University of Chicago)
$18,000 Final-Dissertation-Year Fellowship awarded in the Division of the Social Sciences. Department
is allowed to nominate one candidate. Fellows are expected to be in the last year of write up and to
receive the PhD within 12-18 months of commencing the award. Nominations are due to the central
administration each year in mid-April. Preliminary application will be requested each year in March.
(The same application is used for consideration for Harper, Markovitz, Mellon, and Watkins)
Mellon 6th Year Dissertation Fellowships (University of Chicago)
$18,000 Dissertation Completion fellowships funded by the Mellon Foundation for students who will be
able to finish a dissertation in their sixth year in the program. (This means that for 2010-11 only students
who started the program in 2006 or later and are ready to complete the dissertation will be eligible for
consideration. The Department considers its potential nominees along with the Harper and Markovitz
Markovitz Dissertation Fellowships (University of Chicago)
This is a Division of Social Sciences Dissertation-level fellowship (one per year) which provides tuition
and a stipend of $18,000. The dissertation must explore some aspect of the linkages and influences
between social and economic behavior. The research should consider from a disciplinary perspective the
connection between the social and commercial spheres of life. Each Department in the Division is
allowed to nominate one candidate per year; nominees must be in a position to complete the dissertation
by the end of the fellowship tenure. The Department considers its potential nominees along with the
Harper and Mellon nominations.
Benjamin Bloom Dissertation Fellowships (University of Chicago_
Another Division of Social Science Dissertation-level fellowship which provides tuition and a stipend of
$15,000. The dissertation must relate to the field of education. Bloom, Harper, Markovitz, Mellon and
Watkins all use the same application, which is circulated via e-mail.
Department of Anthropology Mark Hanna Watkins Dissertation Fellowships
$15,000 stipends for the final year of dissertation write-up. Competition is announced each Spring in
March with a due date of Approx. April 1. Harper, Markovitz, Mellon & Watkins all use the same
application, which is circulated via e-mail.
Department of Anthropology Mark Hanna Watkins Post-Field Fellowships
$5,000 / one-quarter awards from the Departmental Watkins fund to ease the transition from field-work
to write-up. Competition is held in late Spring and is announced via e-mail.
Center for Gender Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowship (University of Chicago)
$15,000 dissertation write-up fellowship open to candidates from all disciplines. Any dissertation
focusing on matters of gender/sexuality is eligible for consideration, but special consideration will be
given to projects that challenge disciplinary boundaries and that attend to racial and/or economic
hierarchy. Residence at the Center for Gender Studies during the academic year of the fellowship is
required – office space is provided. Fellow is also expected to participate in and present at the Gender
and Sexuality Studies Workshop.
Center for Gender Studies, Dissertation Fellowship Selection Committee
5733 S. University, Chicago, IL 60637 773-702-9936 [email protected]
Deadline: March 31 (in 2010), 12:00 noon
James C. Hormel Dissertation Fellowships in Lesbian and Gay Studies (University of Chicago)
Dissertation Fellowships of $14,000 each; sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project of the U of
C Center for Gender Studies. Competition is open to students in all disciplines who are writing
dissertations in lesbian, gay, and queer studies. Fellows are provided office space from the LGSP and are
expected to participate in the programs of the LGSP and the Center for Gender Studies, to attend the
Gender and Sexuaity Studies Workshop, and to present their work to it.
Center for Gender Studies, Hormel Dissertation Fellowships
5733 S. University, Chicago, IL 60637 773-834-4509 [email protected]
Deadline: March 31 (in 2010) 12:00 noon
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Dissertation Fellowship (University of Chicago)
Dissertation write-up fellowship of $18,000 (+$1000 travel/research budget + office space at the Race
Center). Application is open to students in all disciplines writing dissertations on topics of relevance to
the study of race and ethnicity. CSRPC is committed to moving the study of race and ethnicity beyond
the black/white paradigm. Work of faculty affiliated with the Center explores different processes of
racialization experienced within groups as well as across groups in sites as diverse as North America,
Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Asian pacific, and Europe. There is special interest in work
that highlights the intersection of race and ethnicity with other identities such as gender, class, sexuality
and nationality, and that interrogates social and identity cleavages within racialized communities.
Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Center for the year of the fellowship and to participate and
present their work at the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop.
Dissertation Fellowship, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
5733 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637; 773-702-8063 [email protected]
Deadline: April 5 (in 2010) 5:00 pm.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) [Note shift of focus back to Eastern Europe]
Dissertation Writing Fellowships in Eastern European Studies (subject to availability of funding)
relating to Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary,
Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Doctoral candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply for an academic year of
support for dissertation write-up in the US. Maximum stipend will be $18,000. Applications are on
line. Office of Fellowships & Grants, ACLS, 633 Third Ave., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6795; 212-697-1505
FAX: 212-949-8058; [email protected];
Deadline : November 10 (in 2010) 9:00 pm EST
American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise – Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards
$15,000 awards to doctoral candidates (US citizens only) writing dissertations related to Israel who
intend to pursue academic careers. Awards may be used for tuition, books, living expenses, travel costs,
and other expenses to enable dissertation research. Fellows must be admitted to candidacy, plan to do
research primarily in original source material, and must show proficiency in Hebrew and/or Arabic
(preference for Hebrew). This sounds like an award for field research with a preference for archival
work, but our one winner was at the write-up stage and the project was essentially ethnographic with the
usual library research component. It seems to be really for either field work or write-up.
AICE, Israel Scholar Awards, 2010 Blaine Dr., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Deadline: March 1 (in 2010)
Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies, Univ. of Virginia
Residential research fellowships (dissertation) for support of projects in the humanities and social
sciences which concern themselves with Afro-American and African Studies (defined as Africa,
Africans, and peoples of African descent in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, past
and present). Predoctoral fellowships are for two years and carry a stipend of $20,000 per year. No
citizenship restriction; applicants for the predoctoral fellowships must have been admitted to doctoral
candidacy prior to August 1 of the year in which they begin the fellowship (e.g., prior to 8/1/11 to begin
a fellowship tenure in August 2011). Applicants for the postdoctoral fellowship must have the PhD in
hand by June 30 to assume the fellowship in the Autumn. Fellowship recipients must be in residence at
the University of Virginia for the duration of the award period and are expected to contribute to the
intellectual life of the University. To this end, predoctoral fellows will become visiting graduate
students attached to their respective disciplinary departments.
Selection Committee, Predoctoral Research Fellowships
The Carter G. Woodson Institute
University of Virginia, 108 Minor Hall, PO Box 400162
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162; (804) 924-3109
Application must be filed on line through [email protected](
Posting number 0605898 (for 2011-12)
Deadline : December 1 (receipt of all materials) .
Frederick DOUGLASS Institute for African and African-American Studies
University of Rochester - Dissertation Fellowship
Dissertation Fellowship of $23,000 which requires residence at the Frederick Douglass Institute. Open to
graduate students of any university who study aspects of the African and African-American experience.
The fellowship has no teaching obligation, but requires the Fellow to work with the Institute’s Director in
organizing colloquia, lectures and other events. Principal aim of the award is to expedite completion of
the Fellow’s Dissertation. (Application requires one completed dissertation chapter)
Director for Research Fellowships
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
University of Rochester, RC Box 270440, 302 Morey Hall
Rochester, NY 14627-0440
(585) 275-7235; [email protected]
Deadline: January 31, 2011 (apply between September and January 31)
Williams College - Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships for Minority Graduate Students
Named in honor of the first black graduate of Williams, the Bolin Fellowships (2-3 per year) are awarded
to students from underrepresented groups nearing completion of a PhD in the humanities, or in the
natural, social or behavioral sciences. Applicants must be US citizens. Fellowship provides a stipend of
$33,000 (2010-2011), housing assistance, office space, computer and library privileges and an allowance
of up to $4000 for expenses for 2 years. During the years of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will
be assigned faculty advisers in the appropriate departments, and will be expected to teach one onesemester course. Contact
Andrea Danyluk, Acting Dean of the Faculty, GCBDF
Williams College, P.O. Box 141, Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-4351 Questions to Gail Burda [email protected]
Deadline: December 1 (in 2009) (receipt)
Dissertation Fellowships at Dartmouth College
*Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships for African-American Scholars
*Cesar Chavez Dissertation Fellowship for US Latina/o Scholars
*Charles E. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship for Native American Scholars
Year-long fellowships at Dartmouth which provide a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges,
and a $2500 research assistance fund. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation during the
tenure of the fellowship and to participate in selected activities with undergraduate students. Each fellow
will be affiliated with a department or program at the College. Applicants/Fellows may be taking the
PhD in any disciple taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. For further
information and application materials, contact:
Office of Graduate Studies
6062 Wentworth, Room 304
[email protected]
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755-3526. (603) 646-6578
(Details of the application process and Forms are on the Web)
February 1
The Five Colleges Fellowship Program for Minority Students
This Fellowship provides a year in residence at one of the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount
Holyoke, Smith or U Mass-Amherst) for students who are in the final stage of completing degrees and
who are from under-represented groups, and/or scholars with unique interests and histories, whose
engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Fellows are selected by the host
institution, where they reside within an academic department and are provided with a stipend ($30,000 in
2011-12), office space, housing assistance, and library privileges at the Five Colleges. Emphasis is on
completion of the dissertation. Most Fellows as asked to do a limited amount of teaching, but no more
than a single one-semester course at the host institution. Number of fellowships varies from year to year
depending on the availability of institutional funding. For further information and applications contact
Nathan Therien, Five College Fellowship Program Committee
Five Colleges Incorporated, 97 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002-2324
(413) 256-8316; [email protected], [email protected]; application is on line
Deadline: application review begins January 3, 2011; Fellowship year runs August 31 - May 31
UC Davis Chicana/Latina Dissertation Fellowship
Fellowship of $21,000 (+$1500 research/travel support) for 10 months sponsored by the Chicana/Latina
Research Center (C/LRC) at the University of California at Davis, which is dedicated to the development
and promotion of Chicana/Latina scholars and scholarship on Chicana/Latina issues covering a broad
range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests. Applicants’ research must focus on questions of
concern to Chicanas/Latinas or comparative studies of Chicanas/Latinas and indigenous women. Fellows
must have been advanced to candidacy prior to beginning the fellowship; preference is for candidates
who have already made substantial progress on the dissertation. Fellows must be in-residence at UCDavis September-June, must participate regularly in the activities of C/LRC, and must present one public
lecture as part of the yearly C/LRC lecture series. (Fellowship has existed since 1995)
Prof. Ines Hernandez-Avila, Director, Chicana/Latina Research Center
2223 SSH (Social Science and Humanities Building), University of California
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (530) 752-8882 [email protected] (This was suspended for 2009-10 and
probably no longer exists.)
Deadline: March 2 (in 2009 )
Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at Notre Dame
Honors the life and academic achievements of Dr. Erskine A. Peters (1948-1998), Professor of English at
Notre Dame. Two overall goals exist for the Fellowship: (1) to enable two outstanding African
American doctoral candidates (must be ABD) to devote their full energies to the completion of the
dissertation; and (2) to provide an opportunity for African American scholars at the beginning of their
academic careers to experience life at a major Catholic research university. Stipend is $30,000 with a
$2000 research budget. Fellows have access to all university facilities and are provided office space, use
of a personal computer, an official academic home in the department of the Fellow’s specialization, and
access to a faculty mentor in the fellow’s discipline. Fellows also participate in professional
development workshops focused on employment strategies and career development. Application is online; all materials must be submitted as one pdf file to [email protected]
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Maria McKenna
mmckenn[email protected]
Department of Africana Studies, 327 O’Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (574) 631-5628
Deadline: November 30 (in 2010) [Last business day of November, annually]
The Ann Plato Fellowship, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
The Ann Plato Fellowship, named for a 19th century African American poet, essayist, and teacher,
supports a minority doctoral student engaged in writing his or her dissertation. The Fellow enjoys
faculty status, delivers a formal public lecture in the fall semester, teaches one course in the spring
semester, and is expected to become engage in the Trinity College community. The Fellowship provides
a $40,000 stipend, a campus apartment, an office, a computer, and library privileges at consortial
colleges and at Hartford-area archives. Appointment is for one academic year with the possibility of
renewal for a second academic year. Application in on line. Contact: [email protected]
She’s the administrative support person for the Search Committee
Ann Plato Search Committee, c/o Nancy Horton
Williams 232, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 297-2128
Applications are processed through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts
November 15 (in 2009)
Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges – Dissertation Fellowships (also PostDocs)
This is a Consortium of 40-50 Liberal Arts Colleges that maintains a special office (housed at DePauw)
to recruit diversity applicants for positions at the member institutions. Both final-year dissertation
writers and PhDs no more that 5 years out from the PhD are eligible to apply for one-year appointments
through the Consortium, which seems to place about 30-40 candidates a year. Applicants must be US
citizens or permanent residents. Applications are submitted electronically via the website at DePauw
Each Consortium member school/department is then free to look through the applicant pool for
candidates of interest to them for further consideration. Application contact person:
Jane Griswold, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
DePauw University, 305 Harrison Hall, Greencastle, IN 46135
765-658-6595; [email protected]
Deadline: Applications submitted by October 31 will receive fullest consideration.
American Philosophical Society – John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowships
$30,000 dissertation fellowship created to encourage the pursuit of the PhD by African Americans,
Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The Fellow is expected to spend a significant amount of
time in residence at the American Philosophical Society Library (office space will be provided) and
therefore all applicants should be pursuing dissertation topics in which the holding of the library are
especially strong. Relevant holdings include materials on American Indian linguistics and culture; the
development of cultural anthropology including the papers of Franz Boas; the papers of Charles Darwin
and his forerunners, colleagues, critics, and successors; 20th century medical research. (Applicants are
strongly encouraged to consult the Library website regarding the collections.) Fellows must be admitted
to candidacy and be prepared to devote full time for 12 months – with no teaching obligations – to
dissertation research and writing.
John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society Library
105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
(215) 440-3429 [email protected]
Deadline (receipt): April 1 (It’s possible that this no longer exists. A 2010 winner is listed, but no
information about upcoming application processes.)
American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
Dissertation fellowship intended to increase the number of PhDs in anthropology among persons from
historically underrepresented populations (including but not limited to US citizens who are African
Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native American, Asian Americas, Latino/as, Chicano/as, and Pacific
Islanders. Stipend is $10,000 for the final year of write-up of the Dissertation; applicants must be
members of the AAA.
American Anthropological Association, Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201-3357
Questions to Academic Relations (703) 528-1902 or [email protected] Application available on line
Deadline (receipt): February 15
Center for East Asian Studies Dissertation Writing Fellowships
Dissertation write-up fellowships for students in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese studies;
research for the dissertation must be completed, and priority is given to those who have a chapter or two
of the dissertation completed. Formal admission to candidacy is required.
Fellowships Committee, Center for East Asian Studies, Judd Hall 302,
5835 S. Kimbark, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 702-8647; FAX (773) 702-8260 [email protected], [email protected]
Deadline: May 1
Toyota Centennial Research Assistantships (University of Chicago)
$15,000 stipend + $2500 salary awards postfield/dissertation level students of Japanese culture,
society & history made possible by an endowment from the Toyota Foundation to the Center for
East Asian Studies. The award is part stipend and part salary (“for assisting in the teaching of
one Japan-related course per quarter”).
Center for East Asian Studies, Judd Hall 303, 5835 S. Kimbark, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2715; FAX (773) 702-8260 Contact Sarah Arehart [email protected]
Deadline: May 1
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
CCK Fellowships for PhD Dissertation Research & Writing ($15,000) in the field of Chinese Studies
Admission to candidacy required; preference to those who can complete the entire project during the
grant period. Application is on the web – read all the way to the bottom of the section.
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
8361 B Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102
(703) 903-7460; FAX (703) 903-7462; [email protected];
Deadline (receipt): October 15
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Citizens of Taiwan)
Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad – awards of $15,000 for one year to
assist ROC students abroad to complete dissertations in the humanities and social sciences related to
China/Taiwan. Applicants must have graduated from universities or colleges in Taiwan and cannot be
US citizens or permanent residents. Application is on the web.
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
8361 B Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102
(703) 903-7460/61; FAX (703) 903-7462;
[email protected];
Deadline (receipt): October 15
Eisenhower Institute/Clifford Roberts Fellowships
Dissertation fellowships of $10,000 to support study dealing with the role of government in a free
society, citizen public service, public policy, and improved understanding of America’s role in world
affairs -- in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration and international
affairs -- and in support of promising young Americans who may provide informed leadership in the
conduct of our national life. (The fields of interest seem relevant to Anthropology, though the rest of the
criteria are obviously less so.)
Division of Social Science can send on one candidate. The internal Chicago deadline for receipt
of applications in the Social Science Dean of Students Office was February 10, 2010.
MISCELLANEOUS SMALL AWARDS for Dissertation-Stage Students
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies
7 awards of $3000 each to be used for expenses connected with dissertations related to women, gender,
women’s studies of feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory. Preference is for topics that cross disciplinary,
regional or cultural boundaries. Special grants of $3000 each are available for dissertations concerning
women's or children's health. Relevant expenses may include, but are not limited to, travel, books,
microfilming, taping and computer services. Applicants should expect to complete their dissertations by
Summer of 2011. Electronic application is on the Web.
Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
P.O. Box 5821, WS Department, Princeton NJ 08543-5281
(609) 452-7007 x 131; FAX: (609) 452-0066; [email protected];
Deadline (receipt): No Competition for 2011-12
Woodrow Wilson Center/East European Studies Short Term Grants
One-month grants of $2400 (or pro-rated at $80 per day) available for advanced graduate students and
post docs (US citizens & permanent residents) doing research on any aspect of Eastern Europe or the
Baltics who have particular need for the specialized resources of the Washington D.C. area. Grantees
must remain in the Washington area and forego other academic and professional obligations for the
duration of the grant. The application consists of a concise description of the research project, a CV and
2 letters in support of the research to be conducted. For information and applications contact
East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004-3027
202-691-4222; FAX 202-691-4001; [email protected]
Deadlines: September 1, December 1, March 1, June 1 with notification 4 weeks after
each closing date
Woodrow Wilson Center/East European Studies/Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar
National seminar funded by EES & ACLS for post-field graduate students (US citizens or permanent
residents) and young scholars within a year of having received the PhD held at a Center on the
Chesapeake Bay each August. Papers must focus on East Europe or the Baltic States (not Russia, the
Soviet successor states in Central Asia, nor Germany) and preferably should have some policy relevance.
East European Studies, The Woodrow Wilson International Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004-3027
Deadline (receipt): April 16 (in 2010)
SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
Annual Korea Studies Dissertation Workshop that seeks to create a sustained network of advanced
graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on
dissertations in progress. It also fosters comparative and multidisciplinary approaches to research. The
workshop take place annually in mid July at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California
and involves 10-12 students and 3-5 faculty. Student participants are asked to write a 10-page paper
analyzing and linking the research projects of all the participants for circulation prior to the workshop.
The workshop welcomes applications from students who have not yet begun fieldwork, who are currently
in the filed, and those who are in the process of writing their dissertations. In most cases SSRC fully
covers participants' travel, lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop
SSRC, One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 [email protected]
(212) 377-2700; FAX (212) 377-2727;
Deadline (receipt): Check the website. A workshop was held in Summer 2010.
Center for East Asian Studies Small Grants for Conference Participation
Travel grants of up to $300 to assist graduate students in offsetting expenses for conferences at which
they will present papers. Reimbursement requires presentation of original receipts. For more
information consult:
Center for East Asian Studies
Judd Hall 302, 5835 S. Kimbark
Chicago, IL 60637
[email protected]
(773) 702-8647; FAX (773) 702-8260
COSAS (Committee on Southern Asian Studies) Dissertation Support
Annual fellowship competition for students who have completed two years of course work in a program
of graduate study directly relevant to Southern Asian Studies. COSAS fellowships are of three kinds: (1)
dissertation support [both abroad and for AR tuition and small stipend support at the time of write-up],
applicants must have been admitted to candidacy; this category of award has priority over the other two;
(2) summer language study support; (3) other. There is a $15,000 career maximum of support by
COSAS funds for each student, and all awards held during and after summer 1996 count toward this
maximum; students are also limited to six quarters of support in category (1), and to a maximum of 3
quarters of support in any given year. Students must apply annually for funds for the coming year.
Watch for the annual announcement of this competition. Applications available in Kelly 102.
Committee on Southern Asian Studies, University of Chicago
Kelly Hall Rm 102; 5848 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8637; FAX (312) 702-1309; [email protected]
Deadline (receipt): May 1 (check to make sure)
Divinity School Junior Fellows in the Marty Center
This program involves participation in an academic-year-long seminar in the U of C Divinity School .
Participation as a Junior Fellow involves commitment to attend the weekly seminar/discussions, which
are focused on a chapter of someone’s research and a response by another participant in the seminar.
The fellowship supplies a modest stipend of $4000 for the year (assuming that one does not already hold
a major dissertation grant). Open to PhD candidates in Humanities and Social Sciences whose
dissertations address topics in the study of religion. Annual poster or e-mail in late Spring announces the
Teresa Owens, Dean of Students
Divinity School, Swift Hall 104
1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8217; [email protected]
Deadline: April 15 (in 2010) [Watch for e-mail, due date varies considerably from year to year]
American Philosophical Society Library, Resident Research Fellowships
1-3 month fellowships of $2000 per month for doctoral candidates (and post-docs) to use the collections
of the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia. Relevant holdings include materials on
American Indian languages; anthropology including the papers of Franz Boas; the papers of Charles
Darwin and his forerunners, colleagues, critics, and successors; 20th century medical research; the
history of American science and technology and its European roots. (Applicants are strongly encouraged
to consult the Library staff by mail or phone regarding the collections.) Fellows are expected to be inresidence during the period of the award. No citizenship requirement.
Library Resident Research Fellowships, American Philosophical Society Library
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387
(215) 440-3443 [email protected]
Deadline (receipt): March 1
Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research
Fellowships in Colonial and US History and Culture
Short-term, residence fellowships ($2000 for one month) to use the collections of the Library Company
of Philadelphia and/or The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Collections relate to North America,
principally in the 18th and 19th centuries and is strong in Afro-Americana, German-Americana,
American Judaica, history of women, medicine, agriculture, education; also a significant collection of
British and Continental books and pamphlets 17th-19th centuries. Candidates are encouraged to inquire
about the appropriateness of a proposed topic before applying.
James Green, Library Company
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-3181; FAX (215) 546-5167
[email protected]; [email protected]
Deadline: March 1, 2011
American Antiquarian Society
Short-term fellowships of $1000/month for one to three months are available for doctoral candidates
engaged in dissertation research on topics relevant to the holdings of the AAS library (all aspects of
American History and culture through the year 1876). Inquiries & requests for application materials:
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634
(508) 755-5221; FAX (508) 754-9069;
Deadline: January 15
Newberry Library
Library's strengths are in American and European History and Literature (European Discovery,
exploration and settlement of the New World, the American West, Native American history and
literature, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian history), Cartography, Early Philology and Linguistics. The
Library has a few stipend awards for use of the collection available to doctoral candidates (tho most are
for post-docs, and one must be coming in from outside the Chicago area); it also from time to time
sponsors summer seminars (with stipends for selected participants) of relevance to our students. Check
out their information if the collection is relevant to your interests:
Committee on Awards, The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380
Jacobs Research Fund, Whatcom Museum Society
Grants of up to $3000 supporting anthropological research (socio-cultural or linguistic in content) on the
indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including Alaska, with a preference for the
Pacific Northwest. Grants are given for work on problems in: language, social organization, political
organization, religion, mythology, other arts, psychology, and folk science. No citizenship restrictions,
open to students at all levels of a degree program so long as the project is relevant. Application
instructions on line; apply by e-mail.
Jacobs Research Fund
[email protected]
Whatcom Museum Society
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Deadline: February 15
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago
Fellowships and Grants for Anthropological
(Similar Guides exist for Pre-Field and Field Research Grants/Fellowships)
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