American Educational Research Association Dissertation & Research Grants

Application deadline:   August 31, 2017

The American Education Research Association’s grants program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.

Grants are available for both dissertation research and for post-doctoral research projects. Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and are non-renewable. Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution (for Dissertation Grants) or working at a U.S. institution (for Research Grants). Applicants for Dissertation Grants must be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Applicants for Research Grants must have received a doctoral degree.

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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The fellowships support research on a variety of themes, such as foreign policy, immigration, and journalism, through stipends of $2,500 to $5,000.

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American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and Educational Testing Services Outstanding Dissertations Competition

Application Deadline:  August 12, 2017

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce the Outstanding Dissertations Competition. By developing this competition, AAHHE and ETS are providing an opportunity to spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, are rewarding excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. The goals are to encourage greater numbers of prepared students to enter and successfully complete doctoral programs and to enhance the quality of the dissertations they write.

The first place winner of the Outstanding Dissertations Competition will receive an award in the amount of $3,000. The second place winner will receive an award of $2,000. The third place winner will receive an award of $1,000. All of these winners will also be invited and sponsored to attend the 2018 AAHHE National Conference to present their dissertations. In addition, one of the winners will be invited to ETS corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to present their dissertation.

The competition is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, between December 2015 and August 1, 2017. Additionally, the research needs to have application to the greater Hispanic community. Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains that are related to the ETS corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing, and so forth. Studies using any research approach (historical, experimental, survey, qualitative, mixed methods, etc.) are eligible.

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ICRW Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award will support will support a first generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Preference will be given to a student who identifies as a woman.

The Award winner, a Ph.D. graduate student, will receive $8,500 and the student’s dissertation advisor will receive $1,500. The sum awarded to the student may be used to help fund ongoing research and associated education costs. It is expected that the sum should also help fund travel expenses related to the Award for both the student and the advisor, including a presentation from the dissertation when the Award period has concluded.

The student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW’s mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. Our main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women’s economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development.

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Coordinating Council for Women in History Funding

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1,000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; and may hold this award and others simultaneously.

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Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history.

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SPSSI Psychology Research Grants

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is currently offering two grants for psychology-related research with upcoming deadlines.

The Grants-in-Aid Program supports scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions. The applicant must be a member of SPSSI. Applicants may submit only one application per deadline. Graduate student awardees will receive up to $1,000 in funds. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Clara Mayo Grant program supports masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals must be SPSSI members and have matriculated in a graduate program in psychology, applied social science, or a related discipline. Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Social Issues Dissertation Award, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research. A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded to the dissertations that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.

ELIGIBILITY

Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline.  Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) and applicants may not submit to the Dissertation Prize twice.

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

Application Deadline:  May 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.

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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.

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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.

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