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.

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Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Application Deadline:   October 15, 2017

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries, supporting the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. The 2018 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements
  • Be writing on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school in the United States
  • Have an area of study in the humanities or social sciences
  • Expect to complete the Ph.D. by summer 2019

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National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  October 5, 2017

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This year, up to 35 fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • Basic selection criteria are as follows:
    • Importance of the research question to education
    • Quality of the research approach and feasibility of the work plan
    • Applicant’s future potential as a researcher and interest in educational research
  • Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
  • Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd/Spencer funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods; however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.

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University of Michigan Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  October 2, 2017

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) invites applications for the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The College seeks extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course per year in the host department. The remainder of the fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

Eligibility

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2018, and no earlier than January 1, 2015, are eligible to apply. Candidates whose work is represented within the specified list of departments here are invited to apply.

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Berlin Prize for Postdoctoral Scholars

Application Deadline:  September 29, 2017

The American Academy in Berlin offers residential fellowships to emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin’s Wannsee district.

For 2018-19, the Academy is particularly interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Eligibility:

Fellowships are restricted to US residents, although US citizenship is not required. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions.

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Institute for Humane Studies PhD Application Fee Waiver

Application Deadline: Rolling, with applications accepted beginning August 2017

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Application Fee Waiver awards up to $300 in application fee reimbursement. IHS, a libertarian non-profit organization affiliated with George Mason University, believes that freedom and the marketplace of ideas create a better future, and is dedicated to individual liberty, the rule of law, limited government, spontaneous order, and tolerance.

The IHS Application Fee Waiver is available to undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate programs starting in the 2017-18 academic year. Eligible applicants have a demonstrated interest in focusing their studies on individual liberties and economic freedom and are applying to doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences in the U.S. The PhD Application Fee Waiver does not currently apply to business or law school program applications.

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Princeton University Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2018-2021 Fellowship competition. Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year:  three Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and one Fellowship in Humanistic Studies.

The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $86,600. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

Eligibility:

a) Applicants already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
You must have received your degree between January 1, 2016 and September 15, 2017.
The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.

b) Applicants who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:
If you will not meet the September 15, 2017, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2018, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half).

Recipients of doctorates in Education (Ed.D. or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and candidates for/recipients of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply. If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that applicants wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying. Priority will be given to applicants who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the PhD degree.

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Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowships

Application deadline: August 31, 2017

The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research has been established to provide eminent Korean studies scholars abroad and experts in relevant fields with the opportunity to conduct field research in Korea. The field research period should take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018, and can be from 1 month (minimum) to 12 months (maximum). Fellows receive a monthly stipend and payment of travel expenses.

Eligible applicants are overseas researchers of comparative/case studies in Korean studies or Korea-related areas in the field of humanities or social sciences, including doctoral candidates who have completed their requisite coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation, and lecturers or researchers with less than 10 years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute.

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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.

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North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The North American Conference on British Studies  (NACBS) Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $10,000 stipend. Two runners-up will receive a $5,000 travel grant.

Nomination must be made by the student’s dissertation advisor, supported by one additional letter of recommendation. The nominating advisor and the nominee must both be members of the NACBS. Each advisor may nominate one candidate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution. At the time of application, the nominee must have completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.

The candidate must need to travel to the British Isles for the purpose of dissertation research. The fellowship awardee must conduct full-time research in the British Isles for an extended stay of at least three-months duration. Travel grant awardees may conduct shorter research trips.

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