SPSSI Applied Social Issues Research Funding

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Applied Social Issues offers funding in the form of its Applied Social Issues Internship to encourage student research conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Applicants will need to provide a research proposal and budget, as well information about the organization with which they intend to work.

Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

ELIGIBILITY
Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member.

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

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington Policy Center (WPC) will award its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills. Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

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

Fahs-Beck Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the United States or Canada.

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

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.

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

UW Press Soden-Trueblood Publishing Fellow (2017-18 Graduate Staff Assistantship)

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The University of Washington Press is offering a nine-month Graduate Staff Assistantship position for September 2017-June 2018. Throughout the course of the appointment the student will be exposed to a wide range of areas in the publication process, including acquisitions, copyediting, design, production, electronic publication, and marketing. The position will also offer a larger sense of the publishing profession and current issues gained through readings, opportunities to network within and outside the press, and discussions about career issues and further educational opportunities.

The Publishing Fellow must commit to working an average of 20 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with degree level using the university’s regular, base rate TA/RA/SA salary schedule. The position also provides GAIP insurance and a waiver of the operating fee, tech fee and building fee.

Candidates must be matriculated in graduate programs in the humanities or social sciences at the University of Washington. Preference is given to applicants who are in at least the second year of their graduate program.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, visit Husky Jobs, and search for ID #111881.

UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation award is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and social professions in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations. The 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship is a one-quarter award established with support of the University President. The purpose of these awards is to relieve graduate students of their teaching duties or other employment not directly related to the dissertation in order to devote their full time to writing the dissertation.

This is a one-quarter award. The award provides a stipend equivalent that of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 per month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits. The award must be used during the 2017-18 academic year (summer 2017 through spring 2018). The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her supervisory committee chair.

Eligibility

  • The student must have passed the General Examination and attained candidate status by the time of nomination and
  • The student must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • The student must be in a tuition-based program; students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • The student may not have received another dissertation award from the Graduate School (e.g., Gatzert, GO-MAP)

Interested students must be nominated by their department, and departments can nominate no more than two students. For complete information about this opportunity, including details of the nomination process and a list of eligible departments, click here.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2. Have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017; and
  3. Have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

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

American Psychological Foundation Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The American Psychological Foundation has two research grant programs with upcoming deadlines. Graduate students are eligible to apply for both programs.

Wayne F. Placek Grant

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The grant provides $10,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants support activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, including research, pilot projects, and research-based programs. Grants range from $1,000 to $50,000.  For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

2017 Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit.

Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects. This year’s projects will aim to extract and understand valuable, actionable information from data in urban topic areas such as: public health, sustainable urban planning, crime prevention, education, transportation, and social justice.

Who: Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to work in U.S.

What: Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Projects involve a range of stakeholders, including government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 12th and ending August 18th 2017.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.

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

Medieval Academy of America Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017

Medieval Academy dissertation grants support advanced graduate students who are writing Ph.D. dissertations on medieval topics. The $2,000 grants help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included.

All graduate students whose primary research focuses on an aspect of medieval studies are eligible. Applicants must have received approval from their dissertation committee for their projects by the application date. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 January of the year in which they apply.

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