Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

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

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UW EU Center Graduate Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2018

The European Union Center at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to two UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $1,900 each to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2018.

Applications are welcome from UW graduate students at all levels of research, as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the European Union. The center seeks to fund graduate research that will lead to theses or dissertations that are focused on – or include a significant discussion of – the institutions and policies of the European Union and/or impact of these policies and European integration on European nations and societies.

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

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2018) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time.

The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.  The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

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UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad. This application cycle is intended to fund opportunities that will take place during the Summer 2018 or Autumn 2018 quarters.

Graduate 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 2018-2019 academic year is eligible to apply.

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UW Center for Labor Studies Research Grants

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active in the upcoming academic year (2018-2019)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

Applicants will be notified with grant decisions no later than the start of spring quarter on March 26, 2018. Funds will be available immediately.

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Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants

Application Deadline:  January 26, 2018

The Mazamas, a mountaineering organization based in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.

The Mazamas Research Committee annually awards research grants for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics. The maximum award in the graduate student category is $2,000.

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American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2018

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility Basics

  • Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Award

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.

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National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Cultural Anthropology

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2018

The Cultural Anthropology Program awards Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) in all areas of cultural anthropological science supported by the Program. The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions.

The grants provide funds for items not usually available from the student’s academic institution. The awards are not intended to provide the full costs of a student’s doctoral dissertation research. Funds may be used for valid research expenses, but may not be used for post-field research writing, analysis, and thesis production costs, or for stipends, tuition, textbooks, journals, child-care, and allowances for dependents. Proposers may request up to $20,000 in direct costs and duration of up to 24 months.

The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

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Blakemore Freeman Asian Language Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2017

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Eligible Applicants Must:

  • Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • By the start of the grant, have a college undergraduate degree.
  • Be at or near an advanced level in the language. The minimum requirement is three years of study of the language at the college level, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

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