Institute for Humane Studies PhD Application Fee Waiver

Application Deadline: Rolling, with applications accepted beginning August 2017

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Application Fee Waiver awards up to $300 in application fee reimbursement. IHS, a libertarian non-profit organization affiliated with George Mason University, believes that freedom and the marketplace of ideas create a better future, and is dedicated to individual liberty, the rule of law, limited government, spontaneous order, and tolerance.

The IHS Application Fee Waiver is available to undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate programs starting in the 2017-18 academic year. Eligible applicants have a demonstrated interest in focusing their studies on individual liberties and economic freedom and are applying to doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences in the U.S. The PhD Application Fee Waiver does not currently apply to business or law school program applications.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you.

The fellowship includes:

  • a monthly stipend of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Eligible applicants:

  • are university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed a first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a self-developed project with a host of their choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that their project will be of social significance and that they have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and their own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fall 2017 Research Assistant Position at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  August 18, 2017

The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in ongoing evaluation and research projects to assess the Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program and the RedShirt in Engineering Consortium, both funded by the National Science Foundation. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CERSE here.


  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include coordinating with participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including querying institutional data from the UW, creating and distributing surveys, compiling data from all participating institutions;
  • Work collaboratively with CERSE staff on other related projects as needed;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (particularly SPSS and SQL)
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington. Preference will be given to candidates from related fields, such as: Sociology, Education, Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Gender Studies, Public Policy, and Anthropology

The position is for Fall quarter of 2017 and includes standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission. Upon satisfactory review, the position will be extended for additional quarters.

To apply:

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by August 18th to:

Emily Knaphus, Research Associate, Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 (for meetings occurring January 1-June 30, 2018)

The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences. Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States.


Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:

  1. Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
  2. Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.

Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Princeton University Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition. Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year:  three Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.


a) Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
You must have received your degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.
The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.

b) Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:
If you will not meet the September 15, 2017, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half).

Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and candidates for/recipients of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply. If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that applicants wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The 2018 session will begin on January 16 and conclude on April 6, 2018. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $9,000. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. 

The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold one of the following visas:

– F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training)
– F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training)
– J-2 dependents
– J-1 students using academic training
– J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
– DACA recipients
– Adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Go Overseas Study, Intern, or Volunteer Abroad Scholarships

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2017

The Go Overseas company is offering a travel funding round for students going abroad in 2017-2018. Applicants must submit an application, photograph, and essay, and are also encouraged to post their photograph on social media. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. Any student studying/interning abroad (including graduate students) is eligible to apply for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. You are eligible to apply if you will be enrolled full-time in a US institution during your program, regardless of your citizenship. Students focusing in all majors are considered equally for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. Applications are judged based on the quality of their content. Students applying to any study/intern abroad program are eligible. Go Overseas does not officially endorse any specific study/intern abroad programs.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. The length of the volunteer abroad program is not a factor taken into consideration by the committee. Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship. The Go Overseas editorial team will judge submissions based on the quality of the content, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowships

Application deadline: August 31, 2017

The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research has been established to provide eminent Korean studies scholars abroad and experts in relevant fields with the opportunity to conduct field research in Korea. The field research period should take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018, and can be from 1 month (minimum) to 12 months (maximum). Fellows receive a monthly stipend and payment of travel expenses.

Eligible applicants are overseas researchers of comparative/case studies in Korean studies or Korea-related areas in the field of humanities or social sciences, including doctoral candidates who have completed their requisite coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation, and lecturers or researchers with less than 10 years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Luce Scholars Program

Application deadline:   September 6, 2017 (UW deadline)

Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

The UW can nominate three students per year to compete nationally for this opportunity. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 young Americans each year. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year.


Current UW seniors (who will earn their bachelor’s degrees by July 1, 2018), recent alumni, and current graduate or professional students who meet the below criteria are welcome to apply:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No significant experience in Asian or in Asian Studies
  • Will not have reached his/her 30th birthday by July 1, 2018
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2018
  • Good physical health
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity, high achievement, maturity

Application Process

The initial application must be submitted by the UW campus deadline of September 6, 2017. A faculty committee reviews applications and selects finalists to interview, after which point the committee will select three nominees. Nominations are then sent to the Luce Foundation by the UW Fellowships offices.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Educational Research Association Dissertation & Research Grants

Application deadline:   August 31, 2017

The American Education Research Association’s grants program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.

Grants are available for both dissertation research and for post-doctoral research projects. Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and are non-renewable. Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution (for Dissertation Grants) or working at a U.S. institution (for Research Grants). Applicants for Dissertation Grants must be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Applicants for Research Grants must have received a doctoral degree.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.