University of Wisconsin–Madison

Latin America and Caribbean

Masters Phase

  • BRASA’s Brazil Initiation Scholarship

    The Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States. Students are encouraged to combine this scholarship with other grants or awards. Recipients will be recognized during the awards ceremony of BRASA international congresses. Funding will be disbursed prior to travel. BRASA will award four fellowships in this competition. Deadline for applications is usually in October. Visit the Brazil Initiation Scholarship webpage to apply.

  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Program

    The FLAS program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. Students apply students apply through the relevant area studies institute on campus. The awards covers tuition, fees, and a stipend. Application deadlines vary according to center. Visit the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Program webpage for more information.

  • 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. 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.

    Applications are usually available in August. Visit the 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 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program

    The SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program offers two grants designed to meet specific needs during the pre-dissertation process. Fellows may apply for one grant during each grant cycle. The total of the GSE and PRD grants may not exceed $5,000 during the years of eligibility.

    • The Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) grant is available to second through fifth year students. It may be used for small scale, preliminary research and other activities that support the early investigation of data sources, field sites, data sets and archival materials. The PRD is subject to a $3,000 maximum and may be received one time.
    • The Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) grant is available to second through fifth year students. It may be used to defer the cost of conference travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software and other necessary supplies. The GSE is subject to a $1,500 annual maximum and may be received four times.

    Applications are usually accepted from May to November. Visit the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program webpage for more information.

  • Tinker-Nave Short-Term Field Research Grants

    Nave Field Research Grants support graduate students who wish to pursue short-term research in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. All graduate students in all departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are eligible. There are no citizenship restrictions. Students must be continuing in a degree program at UW-Madison upon return from their field research. Applicants undertaking their first field research will be given preference; interdisciplinary and/or collaborative projects are welcome. Awards will fund brief periods (between 4 and 8 weeks) of field research in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Awards are intended mainly for summer, but timing for field research may be adjusted if a convincing case can be made. Nationals of Latin American countries wishing to utilize funds for research within their own countries are eligible if they can provide evidence (such as a letter from their advisor) that the project is essential to fulfill degree requirements. The Nave Field Research grants are intended to support an initial field research experience to help students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language, terrain and culture, to gather research data, and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields. The grant may be used for master’s thesis research or pre-dissertation research; however it may NOT be used for dissertation research. Applications are annually in March with awards announced in April. Visit the Tinker-Nave Short-Term Field Research Grants webpage for more information.

Research Phase

  • The Academy of American Franciscan History Dissertation Fellowship (or Write Up)

    The Academy of American Franciscan History is accepting applications for four dissertation fellowships, each worth $10,000. As many as two of these fellowships will be awarded for projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in Latin America, including the United States Borderlands, Mexico, Central and South America. Up to another two fellowships will be awarded to support projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in the rest of the United States and Canada. Projects may deal with any aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family, including any of the branches of the Family, male, female, tertiary, Capuchin, etc. The fellowships may be used for any valid purpose relating to the conducting of research and may be used in conjunction with other awards and grants. The recipient must be engaged in full-time research during the period of the fellowship. Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The applicant must be a doctoral candidate at a University in the Americas, and the bulk of the research should be conducted in the Americas. The Board reserves the right to refuse to award any fellowships should the proposals be deemed not suitable. The deadline for applications is usually February 1st. Awards will be announced in April, and may begin as early as May. Visit the Academy of American Franciscan History Dissertation Fellowship webpage for more information, including application details.

  • The American Catholic Association’s John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award (or Write Up)

    The John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award, which carries a purse of $1,200, memorializes the scholarship and teaching of Monsignor Ellis (1905-1992). Its purpose is to assist a graduate student working on some aspect of the history of the Catholic Church. Those wishing to enter the competition for the award must be citizens or authorized residents (i.e., permanent residents or on student visas) of the United States or Canada, and must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a reception at a recognized institution of higher education. Applications are due to the Secretary of the Association in September. Visit the John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award webpage for application details.

  • 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 for 2009. 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 were due using CLIR’s online application form usually in November. Visit the CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources webpage for more information.

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

    This program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates as well as 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 the Mexico-North Research Network. 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. 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 Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship webpage.

  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

    This award is open to second-and-third-year graduate students in the humanities and social sciences undertaking doctoral dissertation research. The deadline to apply is usually in January. Please visit the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information

  • Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

    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 deadline for applications is usually in January. Visit the Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants webpage for more information.

  • The Fulbright-IIE Student Program

    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 Fulbright-IIE Student Program webpage for more information.

  • The Fulbright 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 January 31st; recommendation letters must be submitted earlier. Visit the Humane Studies Fellowships 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, and 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 Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program webpage for more information.

  • The John Carter Brown Library’s Short-Term Fellowships

    Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Regular John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month. These Fellowships are open to Americans and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. Visit the John Carter Brown Library Website for more information.

  • The McNeil Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS) Dissertation Fellowship Program (Caribbean)

    The MCEAS offers several pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships each year for a term of nine months, beginning 1 September. Advanced graduate students from any PhD-granting institution who are in the dissertation research or writing stage are eligible to compete for these fellowships, which are open to scholars in any discipline for projects focusing on North America and the Caribbean before 1850. Proposals reliant on research in Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are especially welcome. Fellows in 2008 will receive a stipend of at least $18,000 payable in monthly installments. While a limited number of shorter-term awards may be made, all candidates should apply for a nine-month appointment. Fellows receive office space in the Center’s magnificent new building on the University of Pennsylvania’s historic campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center’s program of seminars and other activities.

    Doctoral candidates from any PhD-granting institution who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible to compete for these fellowships. Any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are particularly welcome. Applications are encouraged from students of all relevant disciplines, including African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Law, Literature, Music, Political Science, Religion, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies. Applications are usually due March 1st. Visit the McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship Program webpage for a list of available fellowships.

  • 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. 900 to 1,600 new awards will be offered, pending availability of funds. Visit NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program for more information on registration and applications.

    Visit the National Science Foundation website to search the full catalogue of funding opportunities he NSF provides.

  • Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship (African Diaspora)

    The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory and outstanding work of the late Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA Trustee. Fellowships are awarded to one or more students each year to graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora. The fellowships are awarded based on evaluation of submissions by an objective panel of judges. The submission period runs from December 1st through March 1st. Visit the Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

    The IDRF program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in 2009 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Individual awards will be approximately $20,000. No awards will be made for proposals requiring less than nine months of on-site research. Visit the International Dissertation Research Fellowship webpage for further detail on these and other individual awards.

  • 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

  • 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. The application is usually available online beginning September 1. Visit theCharlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships

    The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest 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. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research proposals. 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 webpage Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships for more information.

  • Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies 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 Fellowships 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 for the 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 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 1st through May 31st. 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.

    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, available only for the 2008-9 cycle, 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 will be accepted from May 1st to November 1st. Visit the Mellon Mays Dissertation Completion Grant webpage.

  • The Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships (Education)

    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 $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States. These fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1st and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame. Fellows may not accept employment other than as described in the application, nor may they accept other awards providing duplicate benefits without the written permission of the Spencer Foundation. Completed applications must be submitted electronically usually in early November. Awards will be announced in April. Visit the The Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships webpage for more information, including the application.

  • 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.