Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships

A wide variety of fellowships are available to graduate students at all levels and in all disciplines. We encourage you to see out and apply for all external funding opportunities which you qualify for. Below are a list of organizations which have multiple opportunities for students. Further down are individual grant and fellowship opportunities, which some international students may be eligible for as well.


American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy Annual Student Research Award

Federal Programs Supporting Graduate Students

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

The Getty Foundation

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program


Medieval Academy of America

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Oak Ridge Institute of Science & Education (ORISE) & Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Organization of American States Rowe Fund

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarships

Smithsonian Institution 

Social Science Research Council

US Department of State Fulbright Grants

US Department of Transportation


American Institute of Indian Research Fellowships
To support students conducting dissertation research in India

Asian Cultural Council Programs
Grants to pursue creative activities in Asia

Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowships
Post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships for exploring the problems of violence and aggression in the modern world

American-Scandinavian Foundation
One-year fellowships for Scandinavian citizens studying in the US

Belgian American Educational Foundation
Fellowships for Belgian citizens to study in the US and for American citizens to study in Belgium

Population Council, Social Science Fellowship Program
Post-doctoral fellowships for those from developing nations

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future
For women from developing countries who plan to become professors to pursue PhDs 

Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund

American Statistical Association, ASA/NSF Research Fellowships
Dissertation research and other small grants in various subject areas

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Predoctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships in anthropology

Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
Spencer also offers post-doctoral awards

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
For “original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences”

American Association for University Women International Fellowships
For women who are not US citizens or permanent residents and who show “demonstrated commitment to women and girls”

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Arts 
For advanced study in music, art, history, theatre, architecture, or urban/regional planning

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships
One or two year fellowships for PhD, MD, DPH or equivalent students

American Musicological Society
Alvin H. Johnson dissertation year fellowship
Howard Mayer Brown fellowship for minority scholars in musicology

The Leakey Foundation
Grants and fellowships for research related to human origins

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
Program matching coastal management programs with graduate students

American Geophysical Union Horton Research Grant
Research projects in hydrology and water resources

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Research Grants
Grants for research projects in social policy and social science

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
For doctoral students whose work involves field studies and the collections of specimens and data
Post-docs and doctoral students eligible for separate award specific to astrobiology

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