UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) TL1 Research Training Program

Application Deadline:  October 30, 2017

The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program in translational science for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community of emerging researchers and provides them with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams.

The ITHS TL1 Program supports trainees on their path to becoming successful translational investigators with the following:

  • Research and study opportunities: The program provides career development through seminars, mentored training from experienced clinical researchers, experiential learning, and networking opportunities.
  • Stipend: Trainees receive monthly predoctoral stipends, which are uniformly set for all trainees by the National Institute of Health.
  • Tuition: The TL1 Program will pay 60 percent of full-time tuition (up to $16,000/year).


The TL1 Program is open to students enrolled in predoctoral programs within the University of Washington. These include Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work, as well as health-related programs in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences.

To be considered eligible for the TL1 Program, applicants must be:

  • Pre-doctoral trainees training at a post-baccalaureate level and enrolled in a program leading to a PhD in a health science research-related doctoral degree program, or a combined doctoral level professional degree plus a clinical research-related advanced degree (such as a MD, DDS, DO, DNP, PharmD/MS or MD, DDS, DO, DNP, PharmD/PhD). Students who wish to postpone their professional studies for one year to gain research experience may be appointed to the TL1 Program for that period, provided that all other eligibility criteria are met.
  • A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, with verification documents (individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible).
  • Able to commit full-time effort in the program at the time of appointment.

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



Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2017-2018. In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, Fellows’ graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees. Successful candidates will be notified, and the public announcement of new Fellows made, in spring 2017.


Eligible applicants for the 2018 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:

  • be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. and other professional degrees are not eligible.
  • have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2017, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
  • be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
  • must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019.
  • have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, Mellon, NAEd/Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible.
  • be in a humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
  • have never applied for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship before. Previous applicants may not apply.

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

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

In cooperation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide one-year stipends of $30,000 to PhD candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations.  The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete.

Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Pursuit of the PhD degree at an accredited university.
  • Completion by April 15, 2018 of all requirements for the PhD degree except research and writing of the dissertation (the equivalent of ABD in the US system). A successful applicant, before being named a Fellow, must provide confirmation of ABD status (this must come from a university official).
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.  The teaching of one course per year is encouraged.  Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have the PhD officially conferred by an accredited university no earlier than January 1, 2014.
  • The PhD degree must be completed by April 15, 2018 (including defense/deposit and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • A scholarly product must be proposed, to be written in any language. Translations, collections, or databases are not eligible without an accompanying scholarly apparatus.
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship, or as to location of research.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

American Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships ($20,000) offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships ($30,000) are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

UW Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships for Graduate Students support scholars whose projects use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures.

We are particularly interested in projects that address the goal of reaching beyond the border between the academy and the larger public. We also encourage applications from scholars using the open source multimodal authoring and publishing platform Scalar for long-form digital scholarship; the Simpson Center is an affiliate of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which developed Scalar.

Students will receive $6,500 in summer salary (including benefits) as well as a research budget of $2,000, which may be used for travel, purchase of digital collections, participation in digital humanities workshops, etc.


UW doctoral students who have completed their master’s degrees by the deadline for application and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

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

UW Simpson Center Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Simpson Center’s Graduate Fellowships support dissertating doctoral students in writing up and sharing their individual research in the multidisciplinary, bi-weekly forum of the Society of Scholars. Awards will be based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications. Scholarship likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of colleagues especially encouraged.

Graduate research fellows of the Society of Scholars receive two quarters of support, including benefits and tuition waivers.


UW doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by submittal date and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Residency during the fellowship term is required for participation in the Society of Scholars. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

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

UW Simpson Center Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Simpson Center for the Humanities invites proposals from doctoral students to undertake projects in public scholarship. Awards in this program are in the amount of $6,500 with an additional research budget of $2,000.

The Simpson Center is receptive to proposals from all departments and programs in the humanities, broadly defined. We will give special attention to disciplines with less-established traditions of public engagement and project-based work (that is, those in which critical articles and books for academic audiences are the only forms of scholarship that typically “count”). We particularly encourage applications for projects that establish or develop collaborations between scholars and community partners, or create new occasions for the exchange of knowledge between academic research and public audiences. Proposals should emphasize scholarship, not service, although the two may well be intertwined. We will consider applications that demonstrate a record of community engagement as well as those that persuasively articulate an interest in turning toward the public.


UW doctoral students who have completed their work at the master’s level and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award.

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

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 7, 2017

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants apply for both awards by completing one application form. If you are eligible for both awards, SSHRC will automatically consider you for both.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships are valued at $35,000 per year for 36 months. SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships are valued at $20,000 per year for 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. SSHRC determines the value and duration of an award based on the number of months of full-time study (or equivalent) the applicant will have completed by December 31 of the year of application.

To qualify to apply to the fellowships, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, be applying for support to pursue your first PhD (or equivalent), and be pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities. Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarships may be held only at eligible universities in Canada.  SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships re tenable at any recognized university in Canada or abroad. For the fellowship to be held abroad, the award holder must have completed at least one previous degree at a Canadian university. For award holders who do not meet this requirement, the fellowships are tenable only at recognized Canadian postsecondary institutions.

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

School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 6, 2017

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SAR’s beautiful campus nourishes the scholarly spirit, combining solitude and freedom from institutional responsibilities with a lively exchange of ideas. Resident scholars are provided with an office, low-cost housing, a stipend up to $50,000, library assistance, and other benefits.

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

National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 2, 2017

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports up to 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.


  • Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Please note, if you defended your dissertation in 2016, but did not receive your diploma, or were not conferred, until 2017, then you will not be eligible to apply for the fellowship this year.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods, however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
  • Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.
  • Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. You may not hold a grant from the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.

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