Doctorate Funding - Education

The lists in the right sidebar are of external scholarship and fellowship programs available to graduate students.  The lists are organized according to the programs available at CGU, but students should check all lists and sections for any applicable fellowships or grants. Please be aware that most of the funding opportunities are highly competitive, and that application deadlines vary throughout the year.  Most of the listings include hyperlinks for more information. These are not exhaustive lists.  Please check with your respective school for funding opportunities that may be available within the department. 


African American Success Foundation, Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Fellowship (June Deadline)

This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. It is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain academic success. Graduate students must be recommended by a faculty mentor who agrees to oversee the project and the submission of a publishable caliber paper upon completion. For more information:

American Educational Research Association ( AERA ), Dissertation and Research Grants (November Deadline)

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. For more information:

California Teachers Association (CTA) (Varying Deadlines)

CTA offers several different educational scholarships, grants and awards to members and their dependents throughout the academic year. For more information:

Educational Testing Service (ETS), Jacqueline Ross TOEFL ® Dissertation Award (September Deadline)

The purpose of the award is to recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second or foreign language tests and testing and/or the use and development of such tests and testing. For more information:

International Education Research Foundation (IERF), Sepmeyer Research Grant Program (February and August Deadlines)

IERF's mission is to research and disseminate information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and workforce. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded. Each research grant proposal is evaluated on how well its project design and expected outcomes address the following criteria: supporting research for the evaluation of foreign academic credentials, promoting the integration of students, scholars and professionals holding non-US academic credentials into the United States, facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research, and encouraging the exchange of information about the structure of educational systems and their corresponding credentials. For more information:

International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language, Doctoral Dissertation Grants (April Deadline)

Since 2002, TIRF has supported students completing their doctoral research on topics related to the foundation's priorities. Each year, applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs). Awards are provided in the amount of up to $5,000 per awardee. Please see website for current listing of TIRF's research priorities. For more information:

James Madison Graduate Fellowships (March Deadline)

The fellowship is offered to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level for at least one year. For more information:

National Academy of Education, Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program (Applications Open August; October Deadline)

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. For more information:

New England Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), Enrollment Management Research Grant (Check website)

The grant is designed to encourage emerging knowledge and understanding of the complexities of graduate enrollment management including all aspects of admissions and recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation in higher education. For more information:

The Organization for Autism Research, Graduate Research Grant Program (February Deadline)

Established in 2004, the grant program is intended to encourage and support students conducting research pursuant to graduate and postgraduate studies in disciplines related to assessment, intervention, and support of learners with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The program offers grant awards of $2,000 for students who are doctoral candidates or post-doctoral students. For more information:

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) (Rolling Application; Through Financial Aid Office)

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to serve in a high-need field or an elementary school or secondary school that serves low-income families for a period of four complete academic years. For more information:

The PDK Educational Foundation, Phi Delta Kappa International Graduate Fellowship (June Deadline)

The PDK Educational Foundation endowed scholarship program supports students who are pursuing advanced degrees in education at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. Eligible applicants must be members in good standing of PDK International, Educators Rising (as a teacher or administrator), and/or Pi Lambda Theta. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. For more information:

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