German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)

UW Priority Deadline:  October 17, 2017

UW Non-Priority Deadline:  October 31, 2017

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD provides information and financial support to more than 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study:

  • Research grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a master’s degree or diploma, to those who have already completed a Ph.D., or to those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
  • Those who have received an undergraduate degree of any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master’s degree program at a German university, or for study at a German university as part of a post-graduate or master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Visit the DAAD website for a full list of funded programs. Many study programs and research opportunities funded by DAAD do not require proficiency in the German language.

Eligibility:

  • Current UW graduate students or postdocs within two years of Ph.D. completion
  • Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply for DAAD awards; citizenship status may affect the types of awards for which students are eligible

View the DAAD FAQs for more information about eligibility.

Application Procedure:

Current graduate students should apply through the University of Washington. Both research and study applicants of all disciplines should find the appropriate program for which to apply through DAAD’s scholarship database. The program’s profile will indicate all required application materials.

For complete information about this opportunity, including the campus application process and application support from UW’s Office of Fellowships and Awards, click here.

 

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National Geographic Early Career Grant

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2017

The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.

National Geographic welcomes applications from around the world, and specifically encourages applicants from outside the United States to apply. Applicants planning to work outside of their home country should include at least one local collaborator on their team. The Committee will not usually consider applications that support strictly laboratory or collections work. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and exist independent of the Society’s other divisions.

Early Career Grant applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission. Applicants must not yet hold a Ph.D., an equivalent degree, or equivalent work experience to qualify for an Early Career Grant.

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

 

Echoing Green Start-Up Fellowships

Application Deadline:  October 24, 2017

Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Our signature Global Fellowship is open to any social entrepreneur, from anywhere in the world, with an innovative solution for any issue. Our Black Male Achievement Fellowship supports leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. Our Climate Fellowship, built in partnership with the ZOOM Foundation, was launched for leaders committed to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. In addition to mentoring and organizational support, each Fellowship offers a stipend paid in four equal installments over two years ($80,000 for individuals; $90,000 for two-person partnerships), in addition to health insurance and professional development funds.

Eligibility

Applicants of all nationalities, working in any country, may apply for the fellowship. The only limitation on work location is that if your project is based in the United States, then you must have American work authorization (i.e., citizenship, permanent residence status, or a work visa). Echoing Green does not sponsor American work permits for any foreign nationals.

You may apply for our Fellowship Programs while you are a full time student in a degree program. However, you must have completed your studies by July at the beginning of your fellowship period. If you are awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship, you are agreeing to make your organization your full-time employment. If you are working towards your doctorate degree please know that Echoing Green does not provide scholarship money or fund research projects.

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

Getty Library Research Grants

Application Deadline:  October 16, 2017

The Getty Research Institute library collections include over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, and auction catalogs as well as extensive special collections of rare and unique materials. Focusing on art history, architecture, and related fields, they begin with the archaeology of prehistory and extend to the contemporary moment.
Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute (GRI). Library Research Grants are intended for researchers of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection.

Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel, lodging, and living expenses. Housing is not provided. In general, grants are awarded as follows depending upon the distance traveled:

  • Within California (must be more than 80 miles away from GRI): $800
  • North America, including Canada and Mexico: $1,500
  • International outside of North America: $3,000

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

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  October 16, 2017 (for Winter 2018 or Spring 2018 experiences)

The University of Washington’s Stroum Center Opportunity Grants help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

UW students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply. Preference given to opportunities that take place during the application cycle for which the candidate applies.

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

Library of Congress Kluge Center Kislak Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress offers two short-term fellowships annually for independent scholars, students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection is a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.

The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the history and cultures of the Americas. It provides an opportunity for a period of 3 months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.

The Kislak Short-term Fellowship is for a period of 3 months, at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for residential research at the Library of Congress.

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

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.  It awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to individuals pursuing academic excellence in higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA above 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA Scale.
  • Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
  • Must reside in the United States.

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

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
 offers doctoral fellowships to non-Republic of China citizens. Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences.

The maximum amount of each award is US$18,000, which is given for a period extending to one year. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period.

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

 

American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope–that is, American history and culture through 1876–is eligible.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.

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

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017 (for spring term employment)

In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name.  The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.

Duties include:

  • Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Monitoring voting records
  • Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record
  • Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings

Candidates should have strong research, writing and organizational skills and willingness to work in a professional office.  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical.  Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive.  Applications are also accepted for the summer and fall terms.

Eligibility

Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.  Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks.  All people including people of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. required prior to final acceptance.

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