University of Wisconsin–Madison

Asia – East, South, and Southeast

Masters Phase

  • The Blakemore Foundation’s Language Grants for Advanced Asian Language Study (Research too)

    Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $11.2 million in language grants. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their careers. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia such as: Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, Khmer, Burmese, and Malaysian. Consideration will be given to other East or Southeast Asian languages on an individual basis. Grants will not be made for the study of Asian languages not in current use. The deadline is usually in December. Visit the Blakemore Foundation’s Language Grants for Advanced Asian Language Study webpage for an application.

    Blakemore Refresher Grants—Blakemore Refresher Grants are short-term grants available to former Blakemore or Blakemore Freeman Fellows, professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States whose degree is in an Asian field, post-doctoral professionals whose degree is in an Asian field, and graduates of the regular academic-year programs at IUC-Yokohama, IUP-Beijing, and the ICLP-Taipei. The deadline is usually in December. Visit the Blakemore Refresher Grants webpage for more information.

  • AAS’ Korean Studies Scholarship Program (Research too)

    This program is designed to promote Korean studies and foster young scholars in this field by providing graduate students majoring in Korean studies in North America with scholarships for their coursework and/or research while enrolled at their home institutions. It covers students only through the year that they are advanced to candidacy and only if they are in residence and not engaged in overseas research. Scholarships are for one academic year only. Scholarship recipients may reapply in succeeding years for additional support. However, they will be judged competitively against that year’s pool of applicants. The Fellowship Period for Ph.D. Students is up to four successive years (coursework: 3 years; dissertation: 1 year); and for M.A. Students, Up to two successive years. Scholarship amounts will be determined by the review committee, but generally will be in the range of $10,000–$20,000. Awards will be provided in the form of flat stipends and are intended to cover living expenses and/or tuition costs. The application deadline is usually in January. Visit the Korean Studies Scholarship Program webpage for specifics on this particular program. Its description can also be found on the AAS website.

  • CIC’s Foreign Language Enhancement Program

    The FLEP provides scholarships to help graduate students take advantage of language offerings not available at their home university, but available at another CIC member university (Big Ten plus University of Chicago). Scholarships are intended to cover living expenses incurred while attending another CIC host institution during the summer session. 2007’s recipients hailed from eight CIC institutions and they were hosted by the following 5 CIC universities: University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The awardees studied languages including Arabic, Amharic, Attic Greek, Aymara, Dutch, Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Modern Tibetan, Uzbek, Wolof, and Zulu. Visit the FLEP webpage for more information.

  • Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes (Research too)

    Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Critical Language Scholarships Program was launched in 2006. In its inaugural year, the Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical-need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2007, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian institutes were added along with increased student capacity in the inaugural language institutes.

    The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Scholarship recipients – U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students and recent graduates – receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Applications are usually due in January. Go to the Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes webpage for more details.

  • Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace

    Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. For the third year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools, plus a stipend to assist in defraying program-related expenses. The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. Applications are usually in February. Visit the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace webpage for application instructions.

  • National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

    The NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.

    Fellowships enable both master’s and doctoral level students representing a broad range of academic and professional disciplines to add a significant language and international dimension to their curricula. Students already enrolled in internationally oriented programs are encouraged to intensify their study of areas, languages, and cultures through overseas study and domestic tuition support.

    The application period usually begins in August. Go to David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships webpage for more information.

  • SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

    The DPDF is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The program is organized around distinct “research fields,” subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Field Selection Committee selects five fields proposed by pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $10,000. Graduate students in the early phase of their research, generally 2nd and 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by the two directors; each group is made up of twelve graduate students. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer. Visit the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program

    The DCG is available to fellows beyond the fifth year of graduate study. It may be used to defer the cost of conference travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software, and other activities that support the investigation of data sources, field sites, data sets and archival materials. The DCG is subject to a $2,500 maximum and may be received one time. Applications are usually accepted from May 1st to November 1st. Visit the SSRC-Mellon Mays Dissertation Completion Grant webpage for more information.

Research Phase

  • The American Historical Association’s Bernadotte Schmitt Grant

    These grants provide modest grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. Only members of the American Historical Association are eligible to apply. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000, and the money is intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will also be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars. The deadline is usually in February. Mailed and faxed submissions are not accepted. Visit the Bernadotte Schmitt Grant webpage for more information.

  • The American Institute of Indian Studies –Junior Research Fellowships (India)

    The American Institute of Indian Studies is a cooperative, non-profit organization of forty-eight American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people, and culture. Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. colleges and universities in all fields of study. The fellowships are designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. During the fellowship period, Fellows will have formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Fellows should be American citizens, although in some cases resident aliens may also be eligible. Awards are available for up to eleven months. The stipend is approximately $575 per month, research expenses of $250 (both paid in Indian rupees), round-trip air travel, dependent allowance and 15 percent cost-of-living increase are available. The deadline is annually July 1st. Visit the American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship Program webpage for more information.

  • Asian Cultural Council Fellowships

    The ACC supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. Because the Council’s grant funds are limited, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Burma through Japan.

    Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video. For more information on the various fellowships available, go to the Asian Cultural Council Fellowships webpage.

  • The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Grants and Fellowships

    Visit the The Association for Asian Studies webpage for information covering all of the following grants and fellowships. This page also links to many non-AAS awards in “China/Inner Asia,” “East and Northeast Asia,” “South Asia,” “Southeast Asia,” and “General Asia.” Graduate-student related AAS awards include:

    AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants
    The China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS is soliciting applications for awards of up to $2000. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of application materials is usually in February. The China and Inner Asia Council decides awards at the Asian Studies Annual Meeting, and applicants will be notified of decisions shortly thereafter. Successful applicants are required to submit a final report to CIAC and AAS.

    AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants
    The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (NEAC), in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports research trips in Japanese studies. Awards of up to $2,000, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to American citizens and permanent US residents who are engaged in scholarly research on Japan and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the USA. A portion of the grant may go toward research materials, assistance, and reasonable subsistence costs. Although these grants are primarily intended to support postdoctoral research on Japan, Ph.D. candidates are also eligible to receive support for doctoral dissertation research at appropriate collections. The review committee requires applications from graduate students to include a letter of recommendation from an advisor. Grantees must use American carriers for any transportation to be reimbursed under this program. Applicants must not have received funds in this category within the past five years. Applications must arrive (not be postmarked) by February 1st for the spring/summer awards and October 1st for the fall/winter awards.

    AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grants
    The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (NEAC), in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers a grant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and pre-college levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines. Applications for all programs must include the applicant’s curriculum vitae and must arrive (not be postmarked) by February 1 for the spring/summer awards and October 1st for the fall/winter awards. Notification will be made in late November for the fall/winter awards and late April for the spring/summer awards. Grants are available in the following categories:

    Research Travel in North America
    Awards of up to $2,000, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to scholars who are engaged in research on Korea and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada. Grants are primarily intended to support post-doctoral research. Pre-doctoral dissertation research will be considered, but a letter of recommendation from an advisor is required.

    Short-term Research Travel to Korea
    Grants of up to $2,500 are available to cover travel, research, and subsistence expenses on trips to Korea for projects explicitly related to Korean studies that can be accomplished in a relatively short period. These grants are intended for use by scholars who are already familiar with Korea and with their topic, but who need time in Korea in order to complete their work.

    Workshops and Conferences
    The AAS provides partial support, generally up to $3,000, for organizing conferences on Korea, including support for planning meetings for larger conferences funded from other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs, along with names and curriculum vitae of key personnel.

    Annual Meeting Travel Grants for Korean Studies Graduate Students
    The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) is pleased to announce a program providing travel support for graduate students who will present papers on Korea at the annual meeting of the AAS. This program is open to currently registered graduate students who appear on the upcoming AAS meeting program as presenters of formal papers. Applicants should submit a NEAC application form, proof of student status, copy of a letter announcing acceptance for presentation at AAS, paper abstract, and current CV. Awards will be made in the amount of $300–$500, which can be used for travel expenses including airfare and lodging. Students who receive this award will not be eligible to receive other AAS graduate student travel subsidies.

  • CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships annually. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus, the maximum award will be $25,000. Fellowships for the current cycle will begin between June 1st and September 1st, and end within 12 months of commencing. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Applicants may apply simultaneously for other fellowships, including Mellon awards, but fellows may not hold other fellowships simultaneously with CLIR’s. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition. Complete applications are usually due using CLIR’s online application form in November. Visit the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources webpage for more information.

  • The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship (South Asia)

    This program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country outside of the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. CAORC member centers to which fellows may affiliate include, but are not limited to the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies; the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies; the American Institute of Indian Studies; and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. Given changing restrictions to many countries, applicants should contact CAORC before preparing a proposal.

    It is anticipated that approximately ten awards of up to $9,000 each will be given to scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. Fellowship tenure must be of at least 90 days duration, though that tenure need not be continuous. Fellows are required to obtain their own research permissions in countries that do not host centers. Doctoral candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation and established post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional questions requiring research in two or more countries. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information, visit the Multi-Country Research Fellowship webpage

  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

    Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies also supports a limited number of Library Research Grants in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $2,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily one month. The application deadline is usually in January. Visit the Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants webpage for more information.

  • Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

    This money is for students entering the research phase of their dissertations. They must apply through the International Fellowships Office at UW. Erin Crawley, the Fellowships Officer, is the contact person at the International Fellowships Office. The internal UW deadline is usually September 15th. Visit the The Fulbright-IIE Student Program webpage for more information.

  • The Fulbright-IIE Student Program

    The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research overseas in modern foreign languages and area studies. Students must apply through the International Fellowships Office at UW; the internal UW deadline is usually 10 days before the national deadline. Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship, whose award varies depending on research and country, may not be renewed. Visit the Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad webpage for more information.

  • The Fullbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

    The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research overseas in modern foreign languages and area studies. Students must apply through the International Fellowships Office at UW; the internal UW deadline is usually 10 days before the national deadline. Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship, whose award varies depending on research and country, may not be renewed. Visit the Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad webpage for more information.

  • Humane Studies Fellowships

    The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. The deadline is usually in December; recommendation letters must be submitted by January. Visit the Humane Studies Fellowships webpage for more information.

  • The Japan Foundation Fellowship Program

    To assist in the study and scholarship of Japanese culture and society, the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs gives scholars, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. All research and doctoral projects should be substantially related to Japan in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and comparative research. Of the three fellowships offered, one is a doctoral fellowship intended for research in Japan for four-to-twelve months. Applicants must be
    Doctoral Candidates who have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins. They must be proficient in either Japanese or English, must secure all affiliation arrangements by the application deadline (excluding the Short-Term Research Fellowship) and, in principle, must be able to stay continuously in Japan for the term of fellowship. Awards include airfares and monthly stipends. Visit the Japan Foundation Fellowship Program webpage for the application, which includes more information.

  • Japanese Department of Education Fellowship

    To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship (MEXT) program established in 1954. Graduate students in history will apply for the ‘Research Students’ scholarship. Those wishing to apply need both an Embassy and University recommendation—the latter from the university that will accept you. Research students need to be under 35 years of age. For an application, which are usually distributed in March, visit the Japanese Department of Education Fellowship webpage.

  • JSPS Fellowship Program (Japan)

    The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABD’s—who are eligible for 12-month short-term fellowships—with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellows will be selected by JSPS based on nominations made by the SSRC Japan Advisory Board. The deadline is usually in December. Visit the JSPS Fellowship Program webpage for more information.

  • The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program

    The JR Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 12 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome, though proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mandate and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both. Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 per year, are paid directly to the individual, and may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute. Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research, are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute, and may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute. The deadline is usually in January. Visit the The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program webpage for more information.

  • Kobe College Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program (Japan)

    In 1997, the KCC established the Graduate Fellowships Program to fund qualified graduate students for one year of research of study in Japan. Fellowships are for $24,000, one year, and not renewable. The purpose of the program is to support future American educators to become more knowledgeable about Japan. It is expected that recipients of these fellowships will return to the US to teach about Japan. While in Japan, fellowship recipients will be expected to visit Kobe (Jogakuin) College in Nishinomiya to give a presentation on the fellowship topic. Fellows will speak at a key meeting of KCC Japan Education Exchange in the US upon completion of the fellowship year. Applicants must be US citizens. They must also be enrolled, in good standing, in a graduate program at an accredited higher education institution in the US. The fellowship is for teaching/research master’s or doctoral degrees only. Only offered every two years. Visit the Kobe College Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program webpage for more information

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    For those whose research interests tends towards the social scientific end, various awards are available through the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. Visit the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program webpage for more information on registration and applications.

    Visit the National Science Foundation webpage to search the full catalogue of funding opportunities he NSF provides.In 1997, the KCC established the Graduate Fellowships Program to fund qualified graduate students for one year of research of study in Japan. Fellowships are for $24,000, one year, and not renewable. The purpose of the program is to support future American educators to become more knowledgeable about Japan. It is expected that recipients of these fellowships will return to the US to teach about Japan. While in Japan, fellowship recipients will be expected to visit Kobe (Jogakuin) College in Nishinomiya to give a presentation on the fellowship topic. Fellows will speak at a key meeting of KCC Japan Education Exchange in the US upon completion of the fellowship year. Applicants must be US citizens. They must also be enrolled, in good standing, in a graduate program at an accredited higher education institution in the US. The fellowship is for teaching/research master’s or doctoral degrees only. Only offered every two years. Visit the Kobe College Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program webpage for more information

  • SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

    The DPDF is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The program is organized around distinct “research fields,” subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Field Selection Committee selects five fields proposed by pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $10,000. Graduate students in the early phase of their research, generally 2nd and 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by the two directors; each group is made up of twelve graduate students. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer. Visit the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grants (Anthropological Methods)

    Those whose work qualifies for NSF funds should also look into Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, which are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Grants are non-renewable and provide a maximum of US $25,000. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply. Application deadlines are May 1st and November 1st. Final decisions are made six months later. Visit the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grants webpage for more information.

Write-Up Phase

  • The Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

    The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Candidates should apply only if their dissertations have ethical or religious values at their core, and if they can reasonably expect to complete their dissertations during tenure of the award. Applications are usually available online beginning in September. Visit the Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships

    The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $15,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner, and it is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.

    Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful relevance to understanding and attempting to cope with problems of human violence and aggression will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Applications for dissertation fellowships must be received by February 1st for a decision in June. Visit the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships webpage for more information.

  • Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Pre-doctoral Fellowships

    The Harvard Academy Scholars Program was established to identify and support outstanding scholars who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities or international institutions. They are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University. Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either post-doctoral or final-stage dissertation research in their chosen fields or areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

    The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all course work and general examinations by the time of application as well as reached the final stages of the dissertation research and writing. Those with Ph.D.s may not have received it more than 3 years before the application deadline. Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes. Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, and health insurance coverage. Applications are welcome from any qualified person without regard to nationality, gender, or race. Applications are usually due in October. Visit the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies webpage for application guidelines, as there is no application form.

  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

    These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. These Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. The application deadline is usually in November; notifications will be sent in late March. Visit the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships webpage for more information.

  • The Resident Scholars Program (Anthropological Methods)

    The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from anthropologically informed perspectives in such fields as history, sociology, art, law, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply. SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series. Four types of fellowships are available:

    • Weatherhead Fellowships – Two fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or scientific in nature.
    • SAR Fellowships – Up to two fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or scientific in nature.
    • Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship – One fellowship is available for a Native American scholar, either pre- or post-doctoral, working in either the humanities or the sciences.
    • Anne Ray Fellowship – One fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar, working in the humanities, arts, or the sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent Native graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar serves as a mentor to two Native interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.

    In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR’s mission may be able to join the School’s dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Visit the Resident Scholars Program webpage for more information.

  • SSRC-Mellon Mays Dissertation Completion Grant

    The DCG is available to fellows beyond the fifth year of graduate study. It may be used to defer the cost of conference travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software, and other activities that support the investigation of data sources, field sites, data sets and archival materials. The DCG is subject to a $2,500 maximum and may be received one time. Applications are usually accepted from May 1st to November 1st. Visit the SSRC-Mellon Mays Dissertation Completion Grant webpage for more information.

  • The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame

    The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship has two overall goals, to enable outstanding African American doctoral candidates at the ABD level to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation, and to provide opportunities for African American scholars to experience life at the University of Notre Dame, a major Catholic research institution.

    The fellowship period extends from August to May and carries a stipend of $30,000 plus a $2,000 research budget.

    The University also provides each fellow with a home department, a faculty mentor in the fellow’s specialization area, office space with use of a personal computer, health insurance, and forum discussions on professional development.

    The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

    Interested candidates for the academic year should refer to the Erskine Peters Fellowship Web site at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ and follow the online application instructions. Please check the Web site for application deadlines.