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Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Graduate Student Fellowships with Approaching Deadlines

Aug. 1 - NSF Law and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended to facilitate the training of interdisciplinary scholars. Proposals should be submitted by two or more faculty scholars from different academic disciplines who will work with the postdoctoral fellow on a single project of relevance to Law & Social Sciences. Click here for more information.

Aug. 3 - NSF Science, Technology, and Society DDRIG and Postdoctoral Fellowship

STS researchers strive to understand how STEM fields contribute to the development and use of systems of knowledge, the production and use of materials and devices, the co-evolution of socio-technical systems and their governance, and the place of science and technology in the modern world. Click here for more information.

  • The next postdoc fellowship deadline is Feb. 2, 2019; there is one DDRIG deadline annually.
Aug. 8 - NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (F30, F31, F31 Diversity, F32) 

NIH NRSA awards support the training of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical researchers through individual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships. Click here for more information.

  • Application deadlines are Apr. 8, Aug. 8, and Dec. 8 annually. 
  • AIDS and AIDS-related application deadlines apply. Deadlines are May 7, Sept. 7, and Jan. 7 annually.
Aug. 15 -  NSF Cultural Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants     

The primary objective of the program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions. Click here for more information.

  • The next deadline is Jan. 15, 2019.
Aug. 15 - NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. Click here for more information.


Sept. 4 - Fulbright U.S. Student Program (internal deadline)

The U.S. Student Program offers recent graduates and graduate students research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries. Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. The average funding period is nine to twelve months. Click here for more information.

Sept. 7 - Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research

This post-doctoral fellowship program identifies and supports early-career scientists who will shape the field of applied conservation biology. Fellowships are available to post-doctoral researchers (of any nationality) affiliated with a United States institution, proposing research that addresses pressing conservation issues for the United States. The fellowship provides salary, research and travel allowances, and professional development activities. Click here for more information.

Sept. 10 - NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy

Research funded by the program develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process. Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research Grants provide funds for items not usually available from the student's U.S. academic institution. Click here for more information.

  • The next deadline is Feb. 11, 2019.
Sept. 17 - NSF Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship

The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Click here for more information.

Sept. 19 - NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with research experience, mentorship, and training that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Click here for more information.


Oct. 5 - American Antiquarian Society Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Click here for more information.

Oct. 9 - NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. Click here for more information.

Oct. 15 - NSF Sociology DDRI

The Sociology Program provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge. Click here for more information. 

  • One deadline annually with invited resubmissions due Feb, 28, 2019. 
Oct. 19 - NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. Click here for more information.

Oct. 22-26 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The GRFP provides fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. Click here for more information.

Oct. 24 - Hertz Graduate Fellowship

The fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Click here for more information.

Oct. 24 - Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Click here for more information.

Oct. 24 - Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2020. Click here for more information.


Nov. 1 - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Dissertation Program (R36)

AHRQ welcomes any area of health services research relevant to AHRQ's priority areas as a dissertation project topic. Candidates must conduct dissertation projects which focus on health care delivery in the US and are encouraged to address health services research issues critical to AHRQ priority populations. Click for more information.

  • LOI due 30 days before the submission deadline.  
  • Application deadlines are Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1 annually. AIDS and AIDS-related deadlines do not apply.
Nov. 7 - Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Fellowships

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies in its seventh year seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. Pre-dissertation summer travel grants, postdoctoral fellowships, and collaborative reading-workshop grants are offered. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible. Click here for more information.

Nov. 14 - Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

ACLS announces the sixth year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. Competitions for various career stages are offered. Click here for more information.

Nov. 16 - National Institute on Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)

NIA funds dissertation awards to support individuals whose advancement in research will help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in the scientific disciplines supporting the NIA mission. That mission includes research on the basic biology of aging, on chronic, disabling, and degenerative diseases of aging, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease, on multiple morbidities, on individual behavioral and social changes with aging, on caregiving, on longevity, and on the consequences for society of an aging population. Click here for more information.

  • Application deadlines are Mar. 16, Jul. 16, and Nov. 16 annually. 
  • AIDS and AIDS-related application deadlines apply. Deadlines are May 7, Sept. 7, and Jan. 7 annually.
Nov. 16 - National Institute on Drug Abuse Dissertation Research Award (R36)

Applications are encouraged from doctoral candidates in a variety of academic disciplines and programs. This program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research and promote transdisciplinary collaborations. This two-year award supports the completion of the doctoral dissertation research project. Click here for more information.

  • Application deadlines are Mar. 16, Jul. 16, and Nov. 16 annually. 
  • AIDS and AIDS-related application deadlines apply. Deadlines are May 7, Sept. 7, and Jan. 7 annually.

Dec. 13 - Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D. The awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years study to complete degrees as of Fall 2019. Click here for more information.