Center for Engaged Scholarship - Dissertation Fellowship
Center for Engaged Scholarship fellowships are for PhD students in the social sciences whose work is of high quality and that has the potential to contribute to making US society less unequal, more democratic, and more environmentally sustainable. Students enrolled in a US PhD program in the following areas of study may apply: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology.
University of Texas - Harry Ransom Center - Research Fellowships
For its 2018–2019 fellowship program, the Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) - International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program
The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.
School for Advanced Research (SAR) - Resident Scholar Fellowships - Weatherhead Fellowships
Two nine-month residential fellowships are available for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Weatherhead Foundation.
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy - Horowitz Foundation Grant
The foundation targets projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level. The foundation's Aim and Mission are: to support emerging scholars through small grants; to promote scholarship with a social policy application; and to encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.
Harry S. Truman Library Institute - Research Grants
Since it first opened its Research Room in 1959, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum has welcomed nearly 15,000 historians, writers and scholars, representing more than 40 nations. From the beginning, the Truman Library Institute has provided grants-in-aid for researchers; the total granted now stands at nearly $2.7 million. Today, research grants, awards and fellowships provide assistance to emerging and established scholars whose contributions illuminate the critical issues of Truman’s presidency and legacy.
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) - Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Science, Technology, and Society (STS) - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRI)
STS is an interdisciplinary field that investigates topics relating to the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, including medical science. STS research uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice with regards to history and socio-cultural formation, philosophical underpinnings, and impacts of science and technology on quality of life, culture, and society.
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Law & Social Sciences (LSS) - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants
The Law & Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. The Law & Social Sciences Program funds the best proposals submitted within the field broadly defined, regardless of specific subfield, and strives to support an interdisciplinary community of scholars studying relevant topics.