A New GFIS Blog!

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The GFIS blog has moved to a new location as part of the University of Washington blogs network. In addition to an updated appearance, this new blog features a menu that will allow you to easily narrow down the many funding opportunities we post by academic level, the type of support provided, and citizenship and other eligibility restrictions.

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This legacy version of the GFIS blog will remain available for the foreseeable future as an archive of past funding opportunities.

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Jacobs Research Funds

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples that result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research are given low priority. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating proposals.

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music, language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and linguistic forms in modern contexts – for example, traditional environmental knowledge or social organization. Projects in archeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible for support.

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

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2018

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program .

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This fellowship is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, using a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of agreement from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit the website linked below.

Benefits

  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France

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

 

Boston College African & African Diaspora Studies Program Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2018

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2018/2019 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.

The fellow will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections. Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies. The fellow can also benefit from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs—both of which are completely voluntary—as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Applications must include: 1) a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist the applicant in achieving future professional goals, 2) a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample, 3) a CV, and 4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor. Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

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

UW Diabetes Research Center Awards

Letter of Intent and reviewer nomination forms deadline:   January 3, 2018

Application deadline:   February 20, 2018

The UW Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for a number of awards, including the McAbee Postdoctoral and Stroum Graduate Fellowship Awards.

Stroum Graduate Fellowship:

The Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by the University of Washington, is administered by the University of Washington Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center. This graduate fellowship provides financial support towards graduate student stipend and benefits, and is designed to broaden participation in diabetes-related research. Awards are made be based on academic merit, research training environment, and relevance of the applicant’s graduate research to diabetes. Any registered University of Washington full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research may be eligible to apply.

McAbee Postdoctoral Fellowship:

The Dick and Julia McAbee Endowed Fellowship in Diabetes Research Fellowship Program – sponsored by the University of Washington – provides support equivalent to the NIH fellowship level appropriate to the awardee for up to two years to support a postdoctoral fellow (M.D. or Ph.D.) engaged in full time research training. The scientific merit of the proposed project, research environment provided by the mentor, as well as the quality of the research training experience are evaluated.

For additional information about these opportunities, 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.

Funding Information Session – TOMORROW

GFIS Information Session: Finding Funding for Graduate School

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm

Research Commons, Green A

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) is holding an information session tomorrow, Thursday, October 12, from 12:00-1:00pm in room Green A at the Research Commons. This presentation will introduce current UW graduate students (Masters and PhD) to resources for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and employment to help finance graduate education, research, and travel. The session provides an overview of databases and search strategies for finding funding, as well as the timeline for applying for fellowships and grants.

Leakey Foundation Research Grants

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2017

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.

UW Simpson Center Spring Funding Round: Graduate Research Clusters

Application deadline:   April 28, 2017

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers funding to support Graduate Research Clusters (formerly Graduate Interest Groups), which foster crossdisciplinary collaboration and inquiry among graduate students in the form of cross-departmental reading, screening, and/or discussion groups, dissertation working groups, and other activities. Research clusters may organize activities that draw on local intellectual and cultural resources, including faculty and community leaders.

Funding is limited to $1,000, primarily intended to support meeting or workshop costs (e.g. refreshments or reproductions). The Simpson Center will provide a web presence for the project, an archive for significant activities and documents generated by the group, and scheduling privileges for Simpson Center space. Research clusters may use a portion of their funds to co-sponsor a visiting speaker organized by another campus unit or the Simpson Center, or to organize a specific activity in coordination with such a visit.

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain degrees. It offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduate students. All graduate fields of study are considered, although the program places an emphasis on STEM fields.

Students must be enrolled full-time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a completed FAFSA on file. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

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