DOE NNSA Stewardship Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science. The fellowship builds a community of talented and committed doctoral students, program alumni, DOE laboratory staff and university researchers who share a common goal to further their science while advancing national defense. The friendships and connections fellows make in the program continue to benefit them throughout their careers.

The fellowship offers:

  • A $36,000 yearly stipend.
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university.
  • An annual $1,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses
  • A term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal.
  • Participation in an annual DOE NNSA SSGF program review, with related travel expenses reimbursed.
  • A 12-week research practicum at one of DOE’s national defense laboratories
  • Augmented stipend during the practicum.
  • The option to participate in a second practicum at a different DOE laboratory.
  • The opportunity to join a larger scientific community that understands and appreciates the role stewardship science plays across a variety of science and engineering disciplines.
  • Opportunities to attend and publish research results at other conferences.

The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply include senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. DOE NNSA SSGF recipients must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and must study and research within the fellowship’s goals. During the summer, fellows should conduct full-time research related to completing their degree, enroll in classes or take a practicum assignment at one of the DOE NNSA laboratories.

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

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Leakey Foundation Research Grants

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Leakey Foundation awards funding to support research related to human origins, including paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene, and primate research encompassing evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, or modern hunter-gatherer groups. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000.

Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists, including post-doctoral students, are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions; however, all applications must be in English.

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

Harvard Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program

Application Deadline:  January 5, 2018

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national summer program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. The program aims (1) to provide fellows with direct experience in population-based health research in developing countries, (2) to enhance the research programs of junior faculty members through multidisciplinary collaborative research with colleagues in foreign institutions, and (3) to encourage expansion of cultural perspectives and international knowledge of students and faculty.

The program will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas during summer 2017. Financial support includes: (1) Round-trip airfare to foreign institution, (2) Monthly stipend, (3) Foreign living expenses, and (4) Health insurance.

Eligibility:

(1) All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
(2) All students must be in at least their junior year at the time of the start of the fellowship and must be enrolled in a full-time degree program at the start of the application.
(3) Research and travel experience is not required, only a strong desire to participate in international health research work.

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

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Application Deadline:  December 4, 2017

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships each year in amounts up to $25,000. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow receives an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience.

Eligible applicants will:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible) throughout the duration of the fellowship;
  • complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2018, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than March 31, 2018;
  • plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination; and
  • plan to write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible).

An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad, even if operated by a U.S. institution.

Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both. Any relevant repository may be used, including government archives and private collections accessible to the applicant. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying away from their home institution.

Those who are conducting original source research using online sources in novel or innovative ways are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

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

 

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 7, 2017

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

This year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. 

Awards will be made for study in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.

Eligibility to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
  • Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 7, 2010 and no later than December 7, 2017 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education.

 

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

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship in-residence fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to graduate students, predoctoral students, postdoctoral, and senior investigators to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers.

Applicants to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program must propose to conduct independent research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships are offered to support research at Smithsonian facilities or field stations. Fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel.

Graduate student fellowship awards offer $7,500.00 for 10 weeks, predoctoral (doctoral students advanced to candidacy) fellowships offer $36,000 annually with a research allowance up to $4,000, and postdoctoral fellowships offer $50,400 annually with a research allowance up to $4,000. The program is open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

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

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy provides grants to doctoral students based on the following objectives:

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants
  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application
  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences

Grants are awarded solely on merit. Each grant is worth a total of $7,500 – $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.

Eligibility:

  • Current PhD candidates who are working on their dissertation.

  • Applicants who do not already have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible.

  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department.

  • We accept applicants from any country and any university in the world. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required.

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

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment at one of German’s leading research universities, FreieUniversität Berlin. Fellows are therefore obliged to be in residence in Berlin, are expected to participate in the program’s research colloquium and to establish regular contacts with scholars in their field.

Eligibility:

The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent residents, and long-term residents (applicants whose main residence was North America before they entered the Ph.D. program, who have received previous academic degrees  – B.A. or M.A. – or worked in North America). Long-term residents should include material to document their status. U.S. and Canadian nationals will be asked to provide documents of proof if their application is successful.

 

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

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

Fifteen fellowships are awarded annually. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.

Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment require knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-child development, education, epidemiology, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, and sociology. Fellows’ dissertations must be focused on an aspect of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment.

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and have substantially completed the coursework required to be advanced to candidacy. They are expected to complete or make significant progress on their dissertation within the two-year fellowship period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Most applicants will not have formally submitted their dissertation proposal until after the fellowship period begins. If an applicant is conducting research in another country, they are still eligible for the fellowship but the policy focus and implications of that work must be directed to U.S. issues. Applicants may be enrolled in any discipline. Their dissertation must be applicable to practice and policy challenges facing the fields of healthy child development and child abuse prevention.

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

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).

Eligibility

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.