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.

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

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

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

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

  • To support scholars from the social sciences in the early stages of their career through small grants
  • To promote projects which have social policy application
  • To encourage research that addresses contemporary issues within 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.

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Basic Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Ph.D. candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2017.
  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a Ph.D. candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your Ph.D., you are eligible for the fellowships.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application

Award Details

  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $10,500.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the United States.
  • Travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. CAORC abides by all State Department travel restrictions.

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

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2017

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. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

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 recommendation 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.

University of Pennsylvania Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to invite applications for the 2017-18 Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity. These awards are designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled in graduate or professional programs at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. The Fellowships are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community.

These residential Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan an academic career to take advantage of Penn programs and faculty expertise and afford access to libraries and the resources of the Philadelphia region. Each scholar will be selected and hosted by a department or school and assigned a faculty mentor. Recipients will be in the stage of either advanced dissertation research or writing.

The Fellowship provides a stipend of $31,000, health insurance, library privileges, and a $3,000 research and travel fund. Moving expenses are also covered. This year, three Fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility:

Candidates for the fellowship must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a PhD program in the humanities or social sciences at an accredited university graduate or professional school other than Penn. Candidates must have passed any PhD qualifying examinations and be in an advanced stage of research and writing on an approved dissertation topic. Candidates must be students of exceptional academic merit, who also belong to a group underrepresented in higher education; come from a socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged background or have faced other significant personal obstacles; and/or(c) pursue academic research on cultural, societal, or educational problems as they affect disadvantaged or underrepresented sectors of society.

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