Doctorate FUNDING - SOCIAL SCIENCE

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. 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

POLITICS and POLICY

ACWA, Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law and Policy Scholarship (February Deadline)

The Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law and Policy Scholarship was created to honor former ACWA Executive Director Steve Hall upon his retirement. The $7,000 scholarship is presented annually to a qualified graduate student majoring in law, policy or public administration with a focus or concentration in California water resources. For more information: https://www.acwa.com/about/scholarships/stephen-k-hall-acwa-water-law-policy-scholarship/

American Educational Research Association (AERA), Dissertation Grants (Rolling Applications)

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: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFUNDING/FUNDINGOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx

American Political Science Association (APSA), Congressional Fellowship (Applications Open in the Fall)

Founded in 1953, the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is the nation's oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship. For nine months, fellows gain a "hands on" understanding of the legislative process through a comprehensive orientation and by serving on congressional staffs. Office assignments as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives or Senate run from December to August. Candidates must have a PhD or dissertation in political science defended by November of the fellowship year. For more information: http://www.apsanet.org/cfp

American Psychological Foundation, Annette Urso Rikel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy (October Deadline)

This award supports dissertation research on public policy, which has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychosocial issues such as prevention of child abuse, school programs for children with psychological issues, services for youth in the criminal justice system, healthy parenting, math and science education and contributing to the adoption of sound policy affecting children, youth and families. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/rickel-foundation.aspx

Archaeological Institute of America, Olivia James Traveling Fellowship (November Deadline)

The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey. Travel and study may be used to study classics, sculpture, or history and is to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. For more information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/700

Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant (Varying Deadlines)

Charles G. Koch has supported research and educational programs focused on improving human well-being, especially for the least fortunate, for more than 50 years. The Charles Koch Foundation has continued this missing since its founding in 1980 by supporting the study of free societies, and the ideas, institutions, and values that maximize well-being. Eligible applicants must provide a superior record of publication and commitment to the study of freedom and well-being, show a commitment to a career in academia, and be pursuing a Ph.D. in history, political science or philosophy. For more information: https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/graduate-student-grants/dissertation-grants/

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program (September Deadline)

Fellowship provides individualswith the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC. For more information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (March Deadline)

The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, African American History, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers. Recipients are expected to be in continuous residence at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library and to participate in the intellectual life of the foundation's research and education campus. Fellowships are available for between one and three months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month. For more information: http://research.history.org/Fellowships.cfm

The Dirksen Center, Congressional Research Grants (April Deadline)

The Dirksen Center funds research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to PhD candidates with a serious interest in studying Congress. For more information: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_overview.htm

Foundation for Community Association Research, Byron Hanke Fellowship (May Deadline)

This fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions. For more information: http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

The Fulbright Program (October Deadline)

The Fulbright Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals to study, conduct research, and/or teach in the U.S. or abroad. For more information: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/%23%26panel1-2

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Research Travel Grants Program and Scholar Dissertation Award (March and September Deadlines)

The Foundation provides awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holding of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Additionally, the Foundation offers the Dissertation Award in the amount of $5,000 to support dissertation research on an aspect of the U.S. political process during the latter part of the twentieth century. For more information: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp

Gerda Henkel Foundation, Special Programme: Security, Society and the State (November Deadline)

This special program of the Gerda Henkel Foundation is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. The program and subsequent grant, seeks to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy. The research program addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and proposed research topics should be closely related to one or more of the five fields of research of the program: challenges in new technologies, public policy and human security, patterns of conflict resolution between the state and traditional actors, non-governmental actors as partners and contenders of the state, and security and communication strategies between doctrine formation and implementation. For more information: https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/special_programme_security

Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (Harry Frank) (June Deadline)

Grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Ideal topics should address violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. For more information: http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

The Guttmacher Institute, The Cory L Richards Memorial Scholarship Program (Applications Open in February)

This scholarship seeks to nurture the development of future leaders by providing financial support to excellent students who are seeking advanced degrees in the disciplines of public health or public policy, and who plan to devote their careers to advancing public policy related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time graduate study at an accredited institution in the United States. For more information: https://www.guttmacher.org/cory-l-richards-memorial-scholarship

Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Research Grants Program (April and October Deadline)

The Institute provides assistance to emerging and established scholars whose contributions illuminate the critical issues of Truman's presidency and legacy. For more information: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (December Deadline)

The Foundation to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences: specifically, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, political science, and other disciplines. Grants are limited to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level whose project has received approval from their appropriate department head/university. The emphasis is on policy-oriented studies. For more information: http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info/

The Institute for the Humane Studies (Check website)

List of fellowships and internships for students interested in better understanding human affairs and freedom. For more information: https://www.theihs.org/gradstudents

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) (February Deadline)

The ISI Fellowship Program seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices. The fellowship is granted to current graduate students who have an intention to teach at the college level. Applicants must sign a declaration of intent to teach and students doing graduate work related to the American Founding. ISI also holds an annual essay contest with a top prize of $5,000 in which participants are invited to reflect on conservatism. For more information: https://home.isi.org/students/fellowships

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: http://www.jamesmadison.com/eligibility.php

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship (November Deadline)

Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply, and dissertation projects in all disciplines welcomed. For more information: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/fellowship-opportunities/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. (Varying Deadlines)

List of grants and fellowships to support students of public policy, especially in the following areas: immigration, naturalization, refugee policy, foreign policy of the Kennedy years, foreign intelligence and the presidency, domestic policy, political journalism, polling, and press relations. The foundation works to support the work of the John F. Kennedy Library and aims to make the materials available for students. For more information: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (Rolling Applications)

The fellowships are awarded to students whose dissertation proposals address economic, social, policy or political problems of the Los Angeles area. For more information: http://haynesfoundation.org/howtoapply/index.asp

The Lincoln Institute, C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program (February Deadline)

The Lincoln Institute's C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute's interests in land and tax policy. The program provides an important link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. For more information: https://www.lincolninst.edu/research-data/research/c-lowell-harriss-dissertation-fellowship-program-0

National Science Foundation, Political Science Doctorate Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (June Deadline)

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy and political institutions. For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/FUNDING/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id%3D505214%26org%3DSES%26from%3Dhome

Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)- Beyster Postdoctoral Fellowship (December Deadline)

The Beyster fellowships are awarded to outstanding Ph.D. candidates or postdotoral scholars in the areas of economics, history, management, business and labor relations, law, philosophy, psychology, political science, public policy and sociology studying employee ownership and related ideas such as profit sharing and broad-based stock options in the corporation and society in the US. All fellowships are in the amount of $25,000. For more information about the various opportunities: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/content/fellowships-professorships

Senate Fellows Program, California Senate Fellows (Check website)

Anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university is eligible to apply. There is no preferred major. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply. Although no previous political or legislative experience is necessary, applicants should have a strong interest in public policy and politics. A five-week orientation provides background on state government, the legislative process, and major policy issues. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2550 plus full health, vision and dental benefits. For more information: http://sfela.senate.ca.gov/

Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship Program (February Deadline)

Annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. For more information: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/world-politics-statecraft-fellowship/

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), Dissertation Fellowship (Check website)

TFD seeks to promote an understanding of Taiwan's democracy and human rights development among the future generation of scholars and practitioners. To this end, Dissertation Fellows may reside in Taiwan for up to one year to carry out in-depth, relevant research. TFD awards all Dissertation Fellows with a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses, round-trip airfare, and shared office space. For more information: http://www.tfd.org.tw/opencms/english/fellowships/dissertation/

United States Institute of Peace (December Deadline)

List of programs and grants to support the work of outstanding current and future practitioners, scholars, researchers, writers and journalists, who are expanding our understandings of conflict and peace building. Open to students from all countries. For more information: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Internships (Rolling Applications) (Check website)

The program welcomes ambitious graduates students interested in advocating for America's global leadership. Interns contribute to various departments, including: outreach, policy, communications, and government relations. For more information: http://www.usglc.org/internships/?gclid%3DCjwKEAiAi52mBRDkq5bX0vq1-RQSJAAq_7IG8-uvgfG8k1e3y9vzS-tvoBw4aU0TfYXPye_5HTdh0RoClWbw_wcB

ECONOMICS

Charles Koch Institute, Educational Programs (Check website)

Charles Koch Institute provides professionals and students opportunities to turn their passion for liberty into careers through various educational programs. Roles vary, and include policy research, communications, operations, donor relations, emphasis on Market-Based Management, and more. For more information: http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/educational-programs/

Federal Reserve Board, Internships (Check website)

The Federal Reserve Board provides students avenues of opportunity for career success. The Board's Avenues Internship Program is designed to provide valuable work experience for undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in economics, finance and accounting, information systems, law, and other areas.The Board believes that by combining academic endeavors with project-related work experience, qualified and capable college students can gain the practical knowledge needed in a competitive global job market. Paid and unpaid internships are available. For more information: http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/internships.htm

Foundation for Community Association Research, Byron Hanke Fellowship (May Deadline)

This fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions. For more information: http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx

International Monetary Fund, Fund Internship Program (FIP) (January Deadline)

The Fund Internship Program (FIP) is the main internship offered at the Fund. It provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursuing PhD degrees in macroeconomics (or fields related to the IMF's core work) to gain a better understanding of the IMF's work and contribute to the IMF's mission. Candidates undertaking Master's degrees in macroeconomics or related fields may also be considered. For more information: https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/job/summint.htm

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program (August Deadline)

Awards up to 15 dissertation fellowship grants of $20,000 each to PhD, D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. For more information: https://www.kauffman.org/microsites/kdf

The Lincoln Institute, C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program (February Deadline)

The Lincoln Institute's C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute's interests in land and tax policy. The program provides an important link between the Institute's educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers. For more information: http://www.lincolninst.edu/education/fellowships.asp%23grad

Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowships (Check website)

The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributions from the Nasdaq. The mission of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. is to support programs that further Nasdaq vision and mission of connecting business, capital and innovative ideas to advance global economies. $15,000 award. For more information: https://business.nasdaq.com/discover/corporate-responsibility-and-sustainability/nasdaq-educational-foundation

Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)- Beyster Postdoctoral Fellowship (December Deadline)

The Beyster fellowships are awarded to outstanding Ph.D. candidates or postdotoral scholars in the areas of economics, history, management, business and labor relations, law, philosophy, psychology, political science, public policy and sociology studying employee ownership and related ideas such as profit sharing and broad-based stock options in the corporation and society in the US. All fellowships are in the amount of $25,000. For more information about the various opportunities: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/content/fellowships-professorships

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA), SBCA Outstanding Dissertation Award (October Deadline)

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) has established an annual award for the best Ph.D. thesis dealing with the theory and/or practice of benefit-cost analysis. The award is intended to recognize outstanding work by promising new researchers in the field. The range of topics for candidate dissertations cover those of interest to the SBCA, including both theory and application of economic evaluation methods. Relevant methods include, but are not limited to benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost analysis, regulatory impact analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economic analysis, and damage assessments. For applied research, illustrative substantive areas include civil and criminal justice, education and training, energy, natural resources, and environment, safety and security, social welfare programs, and workforce and workplace. For more information: http://benefitcostanalysis.org/sbca-outstanding-dissertation-award

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Dissertation Award (July Deadline)

The foundation offers an annual dissertation awards meant to further policy-relevant research on issues related to employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. Dissertations may come from any discipline, but must have a substantial policy thrust. For more information: http://www.upjohn.org/about-us/news-information/dissertation-award

PSYCHOLOGY

American Psychological Association (APA) (Varying Deadlines)

List of scholarships, grants, and awards available to graduate students by the APA. For more information: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/index.aspx

American Psychological Association, Wayne F. Placek Grant (March Deadline)

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 LGBTQ individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The award is in the amount of $10,000 intended to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to LGBT issues. For more information: https://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/placek.aspx

American Psychological Foundation, Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship (May Deadline)

The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness. For more information: https://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/franks?tab%3D1

American Psychological Foundation ( APF ), (June Deadline)

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) sponsors a number of programs aimed at helping graduate students further their education in psychology; subjects including: human reproductive behavior, prevention of injury in adolescents, LGBTQ psychology and family therapy, stigma related to mental illness, etc. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/scholarships/index.aspx

American Psychological Foundation (APF), Annette Urso Rikel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy (October Deadline)

This award supports dissertation research on public policy, which has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychosocial issues such as prevention of child abuse, school programs for children with psychological issues, services for youth in the criminal justice system, healthy parenting, math and science education and contributing to the adoption of sound policy affecting children, youth and families. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/rickel-foundation.aspx

American Psychological Foundation (APF), Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants (November Deadline)

$11,000 grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and LGBT family therapy. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/scrivner.aspx?tab%3D1

American Psychological Foundation (APF), Steven O. Walfish Grants (September Deadline)

The Steven O. Walfish Grants supported by the Division 42 Next Generation Fund promote and support for next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology. Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population-based practice issues, procedure or technique-based practice issues, procedure or technique-based practice issues, diagnosis-based practice issues or service delivery models describing a practice innovation. For more information: https://www.apa.org/apf/FUNDING/walfish?tab%3D1

APA Division 44, Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award (March Deadline)

The Bisexual Foundation Scholarship is an annual fund awarding up to $1000 per award to selected graduate students to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. For more information: http://www.apadivision44.org/honors/bisexual.php

The Melanie Foundation Scholarship (June Deadline)

The Melanie Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a candidate pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in the mental health field. You must be currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program majoring in the mental health field in the United States and demonstrate experience and interest in one or more of the ideals to which Melanie Merola O'Donnel committed herself. The scholarship will be awarded, in the amount of $2,500, to a candidate for one year. For more information: http://www.themelaniefoundation.com/

Marketing Science Institute, Alden G. Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition (August Deadline)

The Marketing Science Institute is pleased to announce the annual dissertation proposal competition, which is open to qualified doctoral students worldwide who are working on research questions with important marketing, societal, and policy implications. Applicants should be candidates for the doctorate in marketing and related fields, such as psychology, economics, management strategy, etc. For more information: http://www.msi.org/research/research-competitions-and-calls-for-papers/

National Science Foundation, Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (January and August Deadlines)

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations and society. For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/FUNDING/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id%3D5423

Spencer Educational Foundation, Graduate Scholarships (January Deadline)

Spencer grants scholarships to full-time students pursuing a master's degree or pre-dissertation Ph.D. students. The Spencer Educational Foundation awards $10,000 General Fund Graduate/Pre-dissertation Ph.D. scholarships. Applicants should be full-time students, show an interest in risk management, and demonstrate leadership skills. For more information: https://www.spencered.org/graduate-scholarships/

 

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